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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.

2023/24 meeting dates

Academic standards and Quality Enhancement Committee
DateTimeLocation Papers/Responses due
Monday  4  September  2023 2 pm MS TEAMS Monday 21 August 2023
Wednesday 6 December 202310 am MS TEAMS Wednesday 22 November 2023
Wednesday 6 March 2024 10 am MS TEAMS Wednesday 21 February 2024
Monday 3 June 2024 MS TEAMS  Monday 20 May 2024
Academic Planning Advisory Group
DateTimeLocation Paper/Responses due
Thursday 20 January 2022 10.15 am MS TEAMS Tuesday 6 January 2022
Thursday 24 March 2022 10.15 am MS TEAMS Thursday 10 March 2022
Thursday 12 May 2022 10.15 am MS TEAMS Thursday 28 April 2022
Thursday 8 September  202210.15 amMS TEAMSThursday 25 August  2022

In this section

Learning and Teaching

Learning and Teaching Committee meetings at Ulster University.

Academic Standards and Quality Enhancement

Contributing to the formulation and development of the University's academic policy.

Academic Planning Advisory Group

A full list of Academic Planning Advisory Group minutes.