Committees

The Academic Office contributes to the formulation and development of the University's academic policy through its support of the Academic Standards and Quality Enhancement Committee (ASQEC) of Senate.

The Academic Office contributes to the formulation and development of the University's academic policy through its support of the Academic Standards and Quality Enhancement Committee (ASQEC) of Senate.  (In 2016/17 it was serviced by the Quality Management and Audit Unit (now Quality Enhancement.)

The ASQEC currently has two sub-committees, the Collaborative Partnerships Forum, which is supported by Quality Enhancement.

The Academic Office services the Academic Planning Advisory Group which advises on whether new course proposals should proceed to planning and evaluation.

The Learning and Teaching Committee was previously supported by the Academic Office and is now supported by Quality Enhancement.

Minutes and papers

Standing Orders

The ASQEC and its sub-committees are required to follow a number of Standing Orders and Notes of Administrative Practice adopted by Senate which are available in this document [Word format].

The document also incorporates other Standing Orders which the former Learning and Teaching Committee adopted.


2020/21 meeting dates

Academic standards and quality enhancement committee
DateTimeLocationPapers/Responses due
Thursday 22 October 202010.15 amMS TEAMSThursday 8 October 2020
Thursday 3 December 20202.15 pmMS TEAMSThursday 19 November 2020
Thursday 11 March 202110.15 amMS TEAMSThursday 25 February 2021
Thursday 3 June 20212.15 pmMS TEAMSThursday 20 May 2021
Academic Planning Advisory Group
DateTimeLocationPaper/Responses due
Thursday 3 September 202010.15 amSkype for BusinessThursday 20 August 2020
Tuesday 17 November 202010.15 amMS TEAMSTuesday 3 November 2020
Thursday 21 January 202110.15 amMS TEAMSTuesday 7 January 2021
Thursday 25 March 202110.15 amMS TEAMSThursday 11 March 2021
Thursday 13 May 202110.15 amMS TEAMSThursday 29 April 2021

Find information on Senate, its committees, and the Collaborative Partnerships Forum

Learn more about the Council and its committees in the Office of the University Secretary section of the website