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University Committees

University Senate
Wednesday 16 November 2016
Meeting papers

SEN16-A5

Notice of meeting

An Ordinary Meeting of Senate will be held on Wednesday 16 November 2016 at 9.15am, in the Council Chamber, Hazlerigg Building.

Dr J C Nutkins, Secretary 

1                Business of the Agenda

Any member wishing to speak to a starred item is asked to give notice to Dr J C Nutkins by noon on Monday 14 November 2016.

Please note that the papers for items in Sections B and C are available at the following url: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/committees/senate/meetings/

2                Minutes

To confirm the Minutes of the Ordinary meeting held on 22 June 2016 (SEN16-M3) and, subject to any correction, to sign them.

3                Matters arising from the Minutes

3.1             Any matters arising not appearing elsewhere on the Agenda.


SECTION A – Items for Discussion

4             Powers and Functions of Senate

SEN16-P101

To note the Powers and Functions of Senate.

5             Senate Strategic Away Day

SEN16-P102 (to follow)

To receive brief notes from the group discussions at the Senate Strategic Away Day Event on 5 October 2016, and a verbal report from the Vice-Chancellor, including reflections on Senate’s effectiveness.

6             University Strategy: Building Excellence

SEN16-P103 (to follow)

6.1       To receive an update on Key Performance Indicators for Council.

6.2       To receive reports of the following Quadrennial Reviews:

SEN16-P104   Academic Registry

SEN16-P105   Library

7             Staff Survey

To receive an update from Jacqui Glass.

8             PVC(T) Report

SEN16-P106 (to follow)

To receive a report on student recruitment, student surveys and TEF.

9             HEFCE Annual Provider Review

SEN16-P107

To consider a report from Learning and Teaching Committee, and to approve a recommendation to

Council that it submit an assurance to HEFCE about the continuous improvement of the student academic

experience and of student outcomes and the reliability of degree standards.

 

10             Loughborough University, London

SEN16-P108

To note an update on progress in relation to the implementation of Loughborough University, London.

11             Health, Safety and Environment Committee

SEN16-P109

*11.1    To receive minutes of the meeting of Health, Safety and Environment Committee on 28 September 2016.     

SEN16-P110

11.2          To consider a report from the Health, Safety and Environment Committee.

12             Matters for Report by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research)

SEN16-P111a

12.1     To receive a report.

SEN16-P111b

12.2     To receive a paper on the responsible use of bibliometric indicators.

13             Matters for Report by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Enterprise)

SEN16-P112

To receive a report.

14             Matters for Report by the Vice-Chancellor


SECTION B – Starred Items for Approval

*15      Appointment of Associate Deans

            To note the following appointments:

*15.1    Mark King as Associate Dean (Enterprise) for SSEHS for the period until 31 July 2019.

*15.2    Lorraine Cale as Associate Dean (Teaching) for SSEHS for a further period until 31 July 2018.

*15.3    Andrew Selby as Associate Dean (Enterprise) for SAED for a further period until 31 July 2019.

*15.4    Andy Harland as Associate Dean (Enterprise) for the Wolfson School of MEME until 31 July 2019.

*16        Appointments to Personal Title Promotion Panel

*16.1    To approve the appointment of Professor Marsha Meskimmon as a member of the Personal Title Promotion Committee for a period of two years, replacing Professor Yiannis Varaxoglou.

*16.2    To note the full membership of the Personal Title Promotion Panel:

Provost and DVC: Professor Chris Linton

PVCE: Professor Tracy Bhamra

PVCT: Professor Rachel Thomson

PVCR: Professor Steve Rothberg

Three senior Professors from across the University: Liz Stokoe, Neil Dixon and Marsha Meskimmon

*17      Programme Proposals

To note the action of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching), on behalf of Senate, in approving the following:

*17.1   New programmes:

MSc Diplomacy and Digital State (from Oct 2017)

MSc Economics and Business Strategy (from Oct 2017)

MSc Economics and International Business (from Oct 2017)

Foundation Programme Pathways (from 2016 entry)

Chemical Engineering with a Foundation Year

Chemistry with a Foundation Year

Computer Science with a Foundation Year

Civil Engineering with a Foundation Year

Electronic and Electrical Engineering with a Foundation Year

Mathematics with a Foundation Year

Product Design Engineering with a Foundation Year

Mechanical Engineering with a Foundation Year

Manufacturing Engineering with a Foundation Year

Sports Technology with a Foundation Year

Engineering Management with a Foundation Year

Materials with a Foundation Year

Physics with a Foundation Year

Aeronautical Engineering with a Foundation Year

Automotive Engineering with a Foundation Year

Social Sciences with a Foundation Year*

    *Excludes Psychology with Criminology and Social Psychology

Additional Progression Routes/courses for Elite Athletes (from 2016 entry)

Business with a Foundation Year (to all Business courses in SBE)

Economics with a Foundation Year (to all Economics courses in SBE)

Human Biology with a Foundation Year (to BSc Human Biology)

Sport with a Foundation Year (to BSc Sport & Exercise Science; BSc Sport Science with Management; BSc Sport Management)

Psychology with a Foundation Year (to all Psychology courses with SSEHS, Business and Social Sciences)

17.2     Award, title or major programme changes (from October 2016 unless otherwise stated):

Major programme changes

MBA with Internship (from Oct 2016 onwards)

MSc Banking and Finance (Oct 2017 entrants onwards)

MSc Economics and Finance (Oct 2017 entrants onwards)

MSci Geography (from Oct 2016 onwards)

MEng Innovative Manufacturing Engineering (from Oct 2016 onwards)

Programme award changes

BEng Aeronautical Engineering (addition of DIntS award; 2014 entry onwards)

MEng Aeronautical Engineering (addition of DIntS award; 2014 entry onwards)

BSc Architecture changed to BArch Architecture (From Oct 2017 entry onwards)

BEng Automotive Engineering (addition of DIntS award; 2014 entry onwards)

MEng Automotive Engineering (addition of DIntS award; 2014 entry onwards)

BSc Information Management and Business Management (addition of DIntS award; 2012 entry onwards)

BSc Information Management and Business (title was changed for 2014 entrants onwards)

(addition of DIntS award; 2012 entry onwards)

Programme title changes

FROM: MSc Mobile Internet TO: MSc Mobile Communications Systems (from Oct 2017 intake)

17.3     Suspension of programmes:

BArch Architecture non DPS variant (no intakes; proposed first intake Oct 2018)
  NB BArch Architecture DPS variant will continue to be offered

BEng Design with Engineering Materials (last intake: Oct 2016; proposed next intake Oct 2019)

MEng Design with Engineering Materials (last intake: Oct 2016; proposed next intake Oct 2019)

MSc Digital Engineering and Innovation Management (No previous intakes; proposed next intake: Oct 2017)

MSc Healthcare Management and Governance (last intake: Sept 2015; proposed next intake: Oct 2017)

MEng Innovative Manufacturing Engineering (last intakes: Oct 2016; proposed next intake: Oct 2018)

MSc Intelligence and International Security (No previous intakes; proposed next intake: Oct 2017)

MSc International Relations (last intake Oct 2016; proposed next intake Oct 2018)

MSc Leadership and Service Management (No previous intakes; proposed next intake: Oct 2017)

MSc Mobile Internet (last intake Sept 2015; proposed next intake Oct 2017 with new title)

MSc Physical Activity and Public Health (f/t + p/t PSPT40/50) (last intake: Sept 2013; proposed next intake: Oct 2017)

MSc Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy (Last intakes: f/t 2009, p/t 2010; proposed next intake: Oct 2018)

BSc/MPhys Physics with Sport Science (Last intake: Oct 2016; proposed next intake: Oct 2019)

MSc Security and Risk Management (No previous intakes; proposed next intake: Oct 2017)

MSc Sport Coaching (last intake: f/t Oct 2016; p/t Oct 2015; proposed next intake: Oct 2018)

BSc Sport Science with Management (Last intake: Oct 2017; proposed next intake: Oct 2020)

MSc Sustainable Engineering (last intake: Sept 2015; proposed next intake Oct 2017)

17.4     Discontinuation of programmes:

MSc Construction Business Management (f/t + p/t), (last intake: Sept 2015)

BA English and American Studies (last intake: Oct 2016)

MSc Financial Economics (last intake: Oct 2016)

MSc Graphic Design and Visualisation (last intake: Oct 2015)

  NB: the MA Graphic Design and Visualisation programme will continue to be offered

MEng Innovative Manufacturing Technology (Last intake: Oct 2014)

MSc International Finance and Economics (no recent intakes)

MSc Internet and Media Clouds (last intake: Oct 2015)

MSc Leadership and Management (Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC)) (no intakes)

MSc Monetary Economics (no recent intakes)

MSc Musculoskeletal Medicine (No previous intakes)

BSc Sport and Exercise Science (Gymnastics) (Last intake: Oct 2016)

*18      Amendment to Statute XXIV (Appeals by Students)

SEN16-P113

To note the action of the Vice-Chancellor on behalf of Senate in recommending to Council for approval a minor amendment to Statute XXIV in order to resolve a numbering misalignment arising from a previous amendment to the Statute.

*19      Amendment to Ordinance IV (Titles of Degrees and Conditions of Award) - Introduction of Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) award

SEN16-P114

To note the action of the Vice-Chancellor on behalf of Senate in recommending to Council for approval an amendment to Ordinance IV to provide for the introduction of a Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) award.

*20      Interpretation of Ordinance XVII (Conduct and Discipline of Students) in 2016-17

SEN16-P115

Senate is asked to note and approve the interpretation to be given to section 5 of Ordinance XVII during 2016-17, to ensure consistency with current guidance, and the University’s Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Policy, pending formal revision for 2017/18.

*21      Revisions to Admissions Policy

SEN16-P116

To note the action of the Vice-Chancellor on behalf of Senate in approving minor revisions to the Admissions Policy.

*22      Human Resources Committee

SEN16-P117

*22.1    To received minutes of the meeting of Human Resources Committee on 19 October 2016.

SEN16-P118

*22.2    To recommend to Council for approval: Race Equality Principles.

SEN16-P119

*22.3    To approve: University Fellowship Scheme Policy and Procedure.

SEN16-P120

*22.4    To recommend to Council for approval: Revisions to Ordinance XXXVII Staff Grievance Policy and Procedure.

*23      Research Committee

SEN16-P121

*23.1    To receive minutes of the meetings of Research Committee on 6 June and 20 September 2016.

SEN16-P122

*23.2    To approve amendments to the Terms of Reference for Research Committee.


SECTION C – Starred Items for Information

*24      Appointment of Heads of Department

To note the following appointments by Deans of School:

*24.1    Andrew Archer as Head of Department of Mathematical Sciences for a further period until 31 July 2017.

*24.2    Lara Alcock as Head of Department of the Mathematics Education Centre for the period until 31 July 2019.

*24.3    Martin Passmore as Head of Department of Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering for the period until 31 July 2019.

*25      CUC Higher Education Code of Governance

To note that Council has agreed to undertake a review of its effectiveness, with a view to the next effectiveness review of Senate being undertaken in 2017-18, and to note further in this context that the Council effectiveness review will involve an evaluation of how the University operates in compliance with the CUC Higher Education Code of Governance. Senate will receive a further update on this in due course.

*26      Prizes Committee

SEN16-P123

To receive the Annual Report from Prizes Committee for 2015-16. 

*27      Membership of Senate 2016-17

SEN16-P124

To note the membership of Senate for 2016-17.

*28      Librarian’s Annual Report 2015-16

To note that the annual report for 2015-16 from the Librarian is available at: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/media/wwwlboroacuk/content/library/downloads/annualreports/Library%20Annual%20report%202016.pdf

*29      Reports from Committees

To receive reports from the following Committees:

*29.1    SEN16-P125   Advancement Committee of 7 October 2016.

*29.2    SEN16-P126   Arts and Cultural Events Committee of 1 November 2016.

*29.3    SEN16-P127   Enterprise Committee of 10 June, 16 September, and 11 October 2016.

*29.4    SEN16-P128   Estates Management Committee of 16 June 2016.

*29.5    SEN16-P129   Finance Committee of 17 June and 7 October 2016.

*29.6    SEN16-P130   Information Technology and Governance Committee of 2 June 2016.

*29.7    SEN16-P131   Learning and Teaching Committee of 15 June and 22 September 2016.

*29.8    SEN16-P132   Sport Committee of 16 June and 4 October 2016.

*29.9    SEN16-P133   Student Discipline Committee of 6 October 2016.

*30      Dates of Remaining Meetings in 2016-17

Wednesday 25 January 2017, 9.15am (IF REQUIRED)

Wednesday 15 March 2017, timing tbc (PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD AT LU, LONDON).

Wednesday 21 June 2017, 9.15am

*31      Any Other Business

Any member wishing to raise an issue is asked to notify Dr J C Nutkins by noon on Monday 14 November 2016.

 

Author – Chris Dunbobbin

Date – November 2016

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