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Graduate School Committee

Terms of Reference

The Graduate School Committee will act in an advisory capacity to the Dean of the City Graduate School to support him in his role in overseeing and managing the University’s research degree provision, including those aspects delegated to him by Senate. The Dean of Validation will be consulted on relevant business of the Graduate School that impacts on validated research degree provision. The City Graduate School Committee has specific delegated authority from Senate:

(i) to monitor and advise on all aspects of academic quality, standards for research degrees and research degree provision; and

(ii) to make responses on behalf of the University to sector-wide initiatives, consultations and other national and international developments concerning research student activity and provision

Specific areas in which the Graduate School Committee will provide advice and support to the Dean of the City Graduate School include:

1. strategic matters related to research degree provision.

2. the formulation, review and development of the University’s research degree regulations, frameworks, policies and procedures for recommendation to Senate for approval.

 

3. the promotion, monitoring and review of processes pertaining to the following aspects of research degree provision and recommending actions to be taken for reporting to Senate taking account of disciplinary differences that exist between fields. 

(i) The provision of research skills training provision across the University, overseeing the delivery of advanced training provision for research degree students

(ii) Enhancing the research student environment and experience

(iii) Research student progression, completion and completion rates

(iv) Publications and other short- and long-term outputs coming from research student work

(v) Research student employability

(vi) The dissemination of good practices that relate to research students (involving students, staff and processes) across the University, promoting a coherence where appropriate that enhances the effectiveness and visibility of the University as a research-led institution.

4. the review of processes, policies and practices concerning the admission of research students.

5. Outputs from the following processes, including any actions arising:

(i) Research degree external examiner appointments
(ii) Research degree awards
(iii) Research degree Periodic Review Reports and School responses to those reports
(iv) Research degree Annual Programme Evaluations

6. the facilitation of cross-School collaboration and interdisciplinary research activity.

7. recommending procedures and review processes that relate to the giving of scholarships and bursaries and other grants to research students (and their supervisors) that use University money

Composition and Membership

Composition

Membership

Dean of City Graduate School (Chair) 

Professor Ken Grattan 

Ex-officio

Associate Deans (Research/Research Students) or equivalent

Arts and Social Sciences

Professor Eugene McLaughlin

Ex-officio

Cass

Professor Ian Marsh

Professor Vangelis Souitaris

Ex-officio

Health Sciences

Professor Christine McCourt

Ex-officio

Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering

Dr Youyou Yan

Ms Stephanie Wilson

Ex-officio

Law

Dr Mauro Barelli

Professor Jason Chuah

Ex-officio

LEaD

Professor Susannah Quinsee

Dr Pam Parker

Ex-officio

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise) Professor John Fothergill Ex-officio
Senate representative Professor Charles Baden-Fuller Ex-officio
Chair of Senior Tutor for Research Forum   VacantEx-officio
CULSU Vice President Education Issy CookeEx-officio

Senate research student representative 

VacantEx-officio

In attendance

Head of Graduate School Office (Secretary) Dr Naomi Hammond

Director of Research Office 

Vacant

Director of Enterprise Office 

Dr Sue O’Hare

Head of International Office 

Adrian Dutch

Library Information Services representative 

Claire Packham

Information Services representative  

Vacant

Operational Details

  • Reporting line – Dean of City Graduate School
  • Quorum - 50% of the total actual membership
  • Frequency of meetings – at least three times per year

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