Curriculum and Quality Committee

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Terms of reference and minutes

1. Membership

The Committee shall consist of seven members of the Corporation, one of which must be a student governor (the two student governors are permitted to alternate their attendance). The Chair shall be elected on a biennial basis.

The Deputy Principal (Curriculum and Quality), Deputy Director for Teaching and Learning and the Director for Human Resources & Communications (when appropriate) shall be in attendance at the invitation of members. Other staff may be invited to be in attendance for specific agenda items, with the purpose of answering questions from committee members if it is deemed appropriate.

The Clerk to the Corporation shall be in attendance and be responsible for:

  • advising the committee on matters in relation to the Instruments and Articles of Government and other associated regulations;
  • taking the minutes of the meetings.

2. Meetings

The Committee shall normally meet termly or as required.

The quorum for meetings of the Committee shall be three members of the committee.

3. Access to Meetings

The public shall not be admitted to the meetings.

4. The Role of the Committee

  1. The role of the Committee is as follows:-
  2. To consider and contribute to planning associated with major strategic curriculum issues;
  3. To monitor the achievement of strategic objectives in relation to Teaching and Learning and student engagement, including:
    • Enrolment Trends
    • Retention and Achievement Targets
    • Progression
    • Examination Results and Outcomes
    • Destinations;
    • Growth Strategy and Targets;
  4. To review reports of inspections and other quality assessments and to monitor the implementation of action plans and in particular to consider:
    • College Self-Assessment
    • Teaching and Learning Unit Reviews
    • Quality Control of Franchised Provision
  5. To monitor Equality of Opportunity with respect to staff and students in the support of the College’s Single Equality Scheme;
  6. To consider and monitor outcomes of student surveys and student focus groups;
  7. To receive and consider the Student Union’s Annual report;
  8. To receive reports on Government and other national initiatives related to Curriculum, Quality and student engagement and consider the College’s strategies/responses;
  9. To advise and make reports and recommendations to the Corporation covering any matters related to the committee’s monitoring role and in setting targets for the College;
  10. To make recommendations to the Principal on major curriculum and quality developments within the committee’s remit;
  11. To receive relevant reports from the Academic Board;
  12. To receive relevant reports from the Student Union;
  13. To receive relevant reports with respect to the College’s HE curriculum offer, including an annual HE report;
  14. To receive relevant reports with respect to employer views;
  15. To oversee college policies (including employment policies) with respect to the professional development and performance of teaching and lecturing staff;
  16. To have oversight of student safeguarding and to receive reports that the necessary arrangements are in place;
  17. To oversee the activities and development of the College’s alumni association.

5. Financial limitations

The committee has no delegated financial powers.


CQC minutes 1st March 2016 [PDF]

CQC minutes 24th November 2015 [PDF]

CQC minutes 6th October 2015 [PDF]

CQC minutes 6th May 2015 [PDF]

CQC minutes 9th February 2015 [PDF]

CQC minutes 27th November 2014 [PDF]

CQC minutes 1st October 2014 [PDF]

CQC minutes 4th February 2014 [PDF]

C&Q minutes 25th November 2013 [PDF]

C&Q minutes 1st October 2013 [PDF]

C&Q minutes 11th June 2013 [PDF]

C&Q minutes 6th February 2013 [PDF]