GSMD Course Board
Terms of Reference
- To maintain and enhance academic quality and standards of the programmes that lead to an award of the University ensuring commensurability with University and national requirements and compliance with the Validation Agreement.
- To consider local, University or national policies and developments that will impact upon validated programmes and, where appropriate, for recommendations to be reported to the relevant University body.
- To receive from Boards of Studies proposed programme amendments and special schemes of study for subsequent recommendation to the University’s Validation and Institutional Partnerships Committee.
- To consider nominations for external examiners for subsequent recommendation to the University’s Senate.
- To take an overview of recruitment and, in particular, to monitor entry profiles.
- To consider and approve any APL/APEL recommendations for entry to the programmes.
- To receive details of staff changes and accompanying CVs with regard to those who contribute to the delivery and assessment of the programmes.
- To receive and consider Annual Programme Evaluations for subsequent report to the University’s Validation and Institutional Partnerships Committee.
- To receive and consider minutes of Boards of Studies meetings.
- To receive and respond to the University’s annual report on its meeting with student representatives.
- To receive new validation proposal outlines for subsequent recommendation to the University’s Validation and Institutional Partnerships Committee.
- To ensure compliance with the University’s requirements for the validation of research degrees as documented in the University’s Research Studies Handbook.
- To receive reports arising from validation and revalidation visits and to oversee the implementation of action/s arising for subsequent report to the University’s Validation and Institutional Partnerships Committee.
- To receive reports from the institution with validated programmes 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.
Composition and Membership
Usual attendance requirements
City University London representation
Professor Steve Stanton
Head of Creative Practice and Enterprise (Ex-Officio) (Deputy Chair)
Professor Stephen Cottrell
Student and Academic Services
Susannah Marsden (Director)
Co-opted member - MMA/DMA Joint Programme Leader
Dr Laudan Nooshin
Validated programme representatives
Director of Music
Either - subject to provisos - see below
Director of Acting
[BA (Hons) Acting & MA Training Actors programmes]
Director of Technical Theatre
[BA (Hons) Stage Management & Technical Theatre]
Head of Music Programmes
[BMus Guildhall Artist Masters programmes]
One member from grouping -subject to provisos - see below
Head of Composition Department
[Guildhall Artist Composition pathway & DMus programme]
Dr Julian Philips
[Guildhall Artist Leadership pathway]
Senior Professor in Composition
Head of Keyboard & Advanced Performance Studies
[Guildhall Artist Performance pathway]
Head of Music Therapy
[MA in Music Therapy]
Professor Barry Ife
Assistant Principal (Research & Academic Development)
Professor Helen Gaunt
Head of Registry Services and Quality Assurance & Enhancement
Joint programme leader
Dr Kate Romano
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Professor Celia Duffy
Validation and Partnerships Manager
Individuals must attend when their programme or pathway has a major item on the agenda – e.g. APER, External Examiner Reports, major amendment.
- Each group to determine between them who will attend a particular meeting and inform both Abi Moran (secretary) and Katharine Lewis