For LU Staff:
Terms of Reference
- To stimulate a critical interest in undergraduate learning, teaching and assessment across the university and to be responsible (in conjunction with the Graduate School Committee and the Committee for Lifelong Learning, Widening Participation and Outreach) for the implementation of the University's Learning, Teaching, Assessment Strategy.
- To encourage the development of quality control on undergraduate teaching and learning and in particular for monitoring of student progress and academic welfare; to co-ordinate periodic academic audit reports and responses to the QAA.
- To keep under review proposals from faculty boards and boards of studies for new and revised schemes of study, including their compatibility with policies already agreed, in terms of level, weighting, assessment and duplication or overlap.
- To keep under review the undergraduate profile of the university in relation to the available resources and to make recommendations to the Senate.
- To keep under review and to make recommendations to the Senate about:
- (with the Graduate School Committee) undergraduate and postgraduate regulations
- assessment-related matters that require co-ordination of policy or practice, e.g. malpractice, special needs;
- examination and assessment regulations or arrangements of the associated institutions or colleges as referred to it by the Senate.
- To consider issues relating to the undergraduate work of the university raised by the Senate, faculty boards or boards of studies, other relevant committees or appropriate senior officers, and to make reports and recommendations as appropriate.
- To ensure that full consideration is given to the equality and diversity implications of any policy decisions made relating to undergraduate admissions, teaching, learning and assessment.
- To take an overview of institutional policy on undergraduate recruitment and admissions issues.
Conduct of Meetings
Link to Constitutions of Committees
Director of Undergraduate Studies
The Director of Undergraduate Studies has the following responsibilities:
To chair the Committee for Undergraduate Studies which inter alia advises the Senate on the regulations and actions necessary to promote and govern undergraduate studies at Lancaster.
To exercise a general responsibility for the proper conduct of undergraduate studies at Lancaster in respect of the following:
provision of advice to departments and faculty undergraduate deans:
- new scheme proposals
- quality issues including annual reviews of teaching, external examiners' reports, subject reviews
recruitment and admissions policy
- chair of undergraduate recycling meeting
- member of admissions group
provision for undergraduate students
- facilities and resources
- QAA, university and departmental codes of practice
- regulations for undergraduate studies
- use of PG students as tutors to UGs
- pastoral care policy
- drop-out rates/transfer rates
responding to external consultations and keeping up to date with external developments/initiatives which have implications for undergraduate studies at Lancaster
- Universities UK
To liase with the designated pro-vice chancellor on the promotion and promulgation of undergraduate teaching, learning and assessment strategy and issues.
To represent undergraduate studies on Senate, Academic Planning Committee, Committee for Associated Institutions, Committee for Associated Institutions, Quality Assurance Committee, Committee for Overseas Collaborative Provision.
To be responsible, on behalf of the Senate, for the appointment of external examiners for undergraduate schemes of study.