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Meeting no. 29

CITY GRADUATE SCHOOL COMMITTEE

MEETING No 29 02 MAY 2019

Time 11.00-13.00

Room ELG14

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 22 February 2019

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.

Matters Arising from Senate: GTA teaching hours and impact on progression

To discuss a paper, Equality Impact Assessment and revised policy following feedback from Senate, and to recommend the revisions to Senate.

C: Matters Arising: GTA teaching hours and impact on progression

D: Graduate Teaching Assistants EIA

E: Graduate Teaching Assistants Policy

C,D,E

Assistant Registrar (Research Degrees)

*8.

Viva Voce or Oral Examination using videoconferencing

To discuss a summary of consultation responses and recommend an amendment to the Viva Voce or Oral Examination Policy

Outcomes

Viva - May2018

F,G

Assistant Registrar (Research Degrees)

*9.

Training and Development of Supervisors

To discuss a summary paper and agree actions

H

Assistant Registrar (Research Degrees)

*10.

Recording of Viva Voce or Oral Examinations

To discuss a summary paper and agree an institutional position

I

Chair, Assistant Registrar (Research Degrees)

#11.

Themes from Periodic Reviews of Research Degrees

To note a summary of best practice and recommendations from recent periodic reviews of PGR programmes

J

Assistant Registrar (Research Degrees)

#12.

Research Degree External Examiner Quality

To note an analysis of research degree external examiners and their affiliated institution

K

Chair, Assistant Registrar (Research Degrees)

Part Three – Items for Information

Paper1

Speaker

13.

Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) 2019

To note current response rates

LAssistant Registrar (Research Degrees)

14.

Research degrees awarded

To note information on research degrees awarded since July 2017

M (web only)

Chair

15.

Research degree external examiner appointments

To note research degree external examiner appointments since July 2017

N (web only)

Chair

16.

Any Other Business and Dates of future meetings:

To note the dates of future meetings:

  • 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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