To consider new international partnership arrangements and agreements on behalf of the International Partnerships Committee (IPC), and to approve a specified range of agreement types.
(To be reviewed annually at first meeting of committee cycle and as other reviews for example regarding governance/project management take place.)
- To approve the routine renewal of international partnership agreements and contracts where there is not a material change of contractual terms, failure to deliver agreed objectives, or change in risk appetite and risk assessment.
- To make recommendations to the IPC on approval of renewals of international partnership agreements and contracts where there is a material change of contractual terms, failure to deliver agreed objectives, or change in risk appetite and risk assessment.
- To approve institutional sponsorship arrangements providing at least a 60% minimum fee recovery rate net of relevant agent commission.
- To approve sponsorship arrangements relating to specific programmes and sponsor arrangements providing at least a 50% minimum fee recovery rate, net of standard agent commission, where there is prior agreement of the relevant Heads of Schools.
- To make recommendations to the Senior Management Team (SMT) on approval of sponsorship arrangements which fall below the required minimum fee recovery rates net of standard agent commission specified above.
- To approve articulation agreements, namely partnership agreements where the partner owns the curriculum, delivery, assessment and award of credits during the first stage of study, and this period of study is recognised for the purposes of advanced entry to specified degree programme(s) at the University.
- To approve pathway agreements, namely partnership agreements where the partner owns the curriculum, delivery, assessment and award of a prior qualification, and the prior qualification is recognised by the University for the purposes of admission to specified degree programme(s) at the University.
- To make recommendations to the IPC on approval of dual award or double degree partnership agreements, namely where the University and a partner institution will deliver a programme with interdependent awards.
- To make recommendations to the IPC on approval of proposed TNE agreements, namely arrangements delivered by or on behalf of the University via delivery partners overseas, that lead to an award by the University.
- To consider and make recommendations to the IPC on the approval of all other international partnership agreements not otherwise covered above.
- To actively monitor the quality, student experience, outcomes and continuing viability of all student recruitment related international partnership arrangements, including those relating to articulation agreements, study pathways and student progression opportunities.
- To report and make recommendations on wider issues relating to international agreements to IPC, SMT, and other bodies as appropriate.
- To review risks relating to existing international agreements and monitoring action plans in place to mitigate these risks, and to make recommendation for further actions to IPC, as appropriate.
- To liaise with Schools and Directorates and to provide a point of reference, advice and guidance on international partnership agreements.
- To consider any other business as may be considered appropriate at the request of IPC and SMT.
- Membership and Composition
Date of Establishment: January 2021 (Revised July 2021)
Chair: Adelyn Wilson, Dean for International Stakeholder Engagement
Clerk: Vimal Subramanian, Lead International Governance Officer
Composition Membership (2020-21) Chair:
Dean for International Stakeholder Engagement
Adelyn Wilson Members Vice-Principal (Global Student Recruitment) Alan Speight Vice-Principal (Education) Ruth Taylor Nominee of Director of Finance Scott Sinclair Nominee of Director of Research and Innovation Elizabeth Rattray Director of External Relations (or Nominee) Jennifer Fernandes In attendance Dean of International Partnerships and Progression Harminder Battu Transnational Manager Stephen Hill Strategic Relationship and Sponsor Manager TBC With the Chair’s agreement, other staff, students or stakeholders as required. Information Governance Team Fiona Stuart Clerk: Lead International Governance Officer Vimal Subramanian
Quorum: 50% of formal membership (including Chair)
Account to be taken of Equality and Diversity in Membership
Reporting Line/Parent Committee
Parent committee and Formal reporting line: International Partnerships Committee
Interface with other committees:
- Senior Management Team (SMT)
- Quality Assurance Committee (QAC)
- Information Governance Committee (IGC)
Frequency and Timing of Meetings
The International Advisory Group will meet a minimum of 6 times per calendar year and always between meetings of the International Partnerships Committee (IPC).
Publication of Papers
Cognisance will be taken of the University’s Publication Scheme and Agenda papers will be made available on web pages/Staffnet where possible.