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Course Board for Guildhall School of Music and Drama Research Degrees

Terms of Reference

  1. To oversee the quality and standards of the validated research degree provision of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.
  2. To ensure compliance with the University’s requirements for the validation of research degrees as documented in the University’s Research Studies Handbook.
  3. To receive from the School’s Academic Board proposed programme amendments and special schemes of study for subsequent recommendation to the University’s Validation and Institutional Partnerships Committee.
  4. To consider nominations for external examiners for subsequent recommendation to the University’s Senate.
  5. To take an overview of research degree recruitment and, in particular, to monitor entry profiles.
  6. To receive details of staff changes and accompanying CVs with regard to supervisors for the research degrees.
  7. To receive and consider the Annual Programme Evaluation for subsequent report to the University’s Validation and Institutional Partnerships Committee.
  8. To receive and consider minutes of the Academic Board  and/or Research & Knowledge Exchange Committee meetings when research degree provision is considered
  9. To receive reports arising from any revalidation visit and to oversee the implementation of action/s arising for subsequent report to the University’s Validation and Institutional Partnerships Committee.
  10. To receive reports from the School on any institutional developments that may impact upon the validation relationship including changes in governance and management, relationships with any other institutions and external quality or accreditation review, for subsequent report to the University’s Validation and Institutional Partnerships Committee.
  11. For one meeting per year, usually held in the Spring Term, to be a meeting between the Chair of Course Board and students on the research degree programme.  The agenda for this meeting will allow for discussion and feedback on the latest Annual Programme Evaluation and associated Action Plan.

Composition and Membership

Equality and Diversity statement

City, University of London is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in all its activities, processes, and culture, under its Public Sector Equality Duties and the Equality Act 2010.  This includes promoting equality and diversity for all, irrespective of any protected characteristic, working pattern, family circumstance, socio-economic background, political belief or other irrelevant distinction.

Diverse membership of all committees is expected.  Wherever possible membership will consist of at least 30% women and 30% men and representation of other protected groups will be actively considered. Where this has not been met, committees should be able to demonstrate what action has been taken to achieve this target.

CompositionMembership
City, University of London representation
ChairProf Steve Stanton
Deputy ChairProf Chris Hull
UG Programme DirectorDr Alexander Lingas
Co-opted member - MMA/DMA Joint Programme LeaderDr Laudan Nooshin
Validated programme representative
Head of ResearchDr Cormac Newark
Institutional representatives
Vice Principal & Director of Academic AffairsProf Helena Gaunt
Academic Registrar & Director of the Student ExperienceKatharine Lewis
Research & Knowledge Exchange ManagerGeoff Coates
Senior Research CoordinatorEsther Fowler
Joint programme leader
MMA/DMADr Kate Romano
In Attendance
EA to the Vice-Principal and the Director of Academic StudiesKaty McNamara
External Adviser
TBCTBC
Secretary
Validation and Partnerships ManagerAbi Moran