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  7. Meeting no. 28

Meeting no. 28

CITY GRADUATE SCHOOL COMMITTEE

MEETING No 28 22 FEBRUARY 2019

Time 11.30-13.30

Room AG01

Agenda

Part 1 – Preliminary items

Paper1

Speaker

*1.

Apologies and to agree: *(for discussion); # (discuss only matters of importance/concern); all others (for information)

-

Chair

#2.

Minutes

To note the minutes of the Meeting held on 23 November 2018

A

Chair

#3.

Matters arising from the minutes

B

Chair

#4.

Chair’s Business

To receive a report on important institutional business from the Chair

-

Chair

Part 2 – Report from students

Paper1

Speaker

#5.

To receive an update from the Students’ Union representatives

-

President (SU)

PGR part-time officer

Part 3 – Report from Vice-President (Research and Enterprise)

Paper1

Speaker

#6.

To receive an update from the Vice-President (Research and Enterprise)

-

Professor Andrew Jones

Part 4  – Items for discussion

Paper1

Speaker

*7.

Policy on viva voce examination using videoconferencing

To consider and approve a draft policy following Schools consultation for submission to Senate

To follow

Assistant Registrar (Research Degrees)

*8.

Policy on Graduate Teaching Assistants

  1. Revised policy and guidance

To approve revisions to policy and guidance

  1. Employment/Subsistence/Changes to Mode of Study

To consider actions to balance research progression and career development

  1. Contracting of Research Assistants

To discuss the contractual arrangements for Research Assistants and interrelationship with Graduate Teaching Assistant duties

D, E

Chair, Assistant Registrar (Research Degrees), Professor Stephen Cottrell

*9.

Framework for Doctoral Training

To consider the framework and consultation questions

F

Chair

*10.

Policy Review: Senate Regulation 25 (Physical Format, Binding and Retention of Theses)

To consider proposed amendments to the regulation, for consultation with Schools

G

Assistant Registrar (Research Degrees)

*11.

Policy Consultation: PhD by External Registration (incorporating distance learning)

To consider the development of a policy or guidance document, for consultation with Schools

H

Assistant Registrar (Research Degrees)

#12.

Appointment of examiners and relationship with University of London

To receive a summary paper and consider a revision to policy

I

Assistant Registrar (Research Degrees), Professor Stephen Cottrell

*13.

Conference Attendance Funds

To receive a verbal update from the Chair

-

Chair

Part Three – Items for Information

Paper1

Speaker

14.

Postgraduate Research Experience Survey

To note a summary of arrangements for the 2019 survey

J

Assistant Registrar (Research Degrees)

15.

Minute from Senior Tutors for Research Forum, February 2019

To note items discussed

K

Assistant Registrar (Research Degrees)

16.

Research degrees awarded

To note information on research degrees awarded since July 2017

L

(web only)

Chair

17.

Research degree external examiner appointments

To note research degree external examiner appointments since July 2017

M

(web only)

Chair

18.

Any Other Business and Dates of future meetings:

To note the dates of future meetings:

  • Wednesday 24th April 2019 at 11.30am
  • Friday 21st June at 11.30am

-

Chair

Secretary: Richard Alderman (on behalf of Student and Academic Services)

Email: richard.alderman@city.ac.uk

Telephone: 8106

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