Agenda

UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN

 

UNDERGRADUATE COMMITTEE

 

The next meeting of the Undergraduate Committee will be held on Monday 17 September 2018 at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 2, University Office.

 

Julie Adamson, Undergraduate Committee Clerk

(Extn: 4105; E-mail: julie.adamson@abdn.ac.uk)

 

 

 

     
Previous Agendas

2017/18

 

Remit

To be responsible to the UCTL for oversight of the undergraduate academic student experience. The Committee provides a forum to facilitate and encourage the development of appropriate strategy and also discusses and promotes relevant developments, whether internally driven or externally indicated. 

Specifically the Undergraduate Committee will:

  • Maintain an appropriate system of student academic and pastoral support.
  • Maintain strategic oversight of the arrangements for the induction and transition of new entrants to the University.
  • Support the work of the Careers Service in promoting activities to support employability and provide co-curricular opportunities for students.
  • Develop and promote specific innovations, embracing new pedagogies and technologies, in support of the enhancement of the undergraduate experience.
  • Consider and recommend approval for any specific developments or initiatives which could have substantial implications for University strategy or policy or for University level services and/or operations. 
  • Proactively engage with any high level issues or themes arising from the National Student Survey, the UK Engagement Survey, the International Student Barometer, and other relevant internal and external satisfaction surveys. 
  • Engage in horizon scanning to anticipate and prepare for new opportunities and likely future developments in undergraduate student education.
  • Proactively monitor data in regard to student retention and recommend actions to be taken to enhance student retention. 
  • Undertake such other functions as may be referred to the Committee by the UCTL
Composition & Membership

Conveners: Professor Alison Jenkinson 
Clerk: Julie Adamson
Tel: 01224 274105
Email: julie.adamson@abdn.ac.uk

Composition

Convener:

  • The Committee will be convened by one of the two Deans of Undergraduate Studies to be appointed by the UCTL on a two year rotating basis.

Membership:

  • Deans of Undergraduate Studies (Convenors - Shared Role)
  • Director of Teaching from each School (or nominee) as nomiated by Head of School
  • Two representatives nominated by the President of the Students' Association

In attendance

  • Director of Academic Affairs (or nominee)
  • Head of the Careers Service (or nominee)
  • Head of the Centre for Academic Development  (or nominee)

Membership 2018/19

  • Vacant (Dean of UG Studies)
  • Professor A Jenkinson (Dean of UG Studies)
  • Vacant (Psychology)
  • Dr J Borg-Barthet
  • Dr E Bain
  • Professor A Denison
  • Dr A Graham
  • Dr W Harrison
  • Dr G Hough
  • Dr T Baker
  • Professor WD McCausland
  • Professor G McEwan
  • Dr T Mighall
  • Professor M Pinard
  • Dr A Widfeldt
  • Mrs D Connolly
  • Vacant (AUSA Representative)

In attendance

  • Dr G Mackintosh
  • Mr P Fantom
  • Dr J Perkins
  • Clerk: Julie Adamson (Registry)

Operation

The Committee will meet at least three times per year in advance of meetings of the UCTL. Additional meetings may be arranged, as required.

Meetings between 10am - 4pm in accordance with University Policy.

Attendance

Undergraduate Committee

Attendance Records

Membership:

12 January 2018

12 March 2018

6 August 2018

Convenor

Dean of Undergraduate Studies (Arts)

Professor Hazel Hutchison

Vacant (from Aug 18)

Present Present  
Dean of Undergraduate Studies (Science) Professor Alison Jenkinson Present Present Apologies
School Representative (Biological Sciences) Professor Michelle Pinard Present Present Present
School Representative (Business School) Professor David McCausland Present Present Apologies
School Representative (Divinity, History & Philosophy) Dr Gerry Hough Present Apologies Present
School Representative (Education)

Mrs Catriona MacDonald

Present Apologies  
School Representative (Education) Dr Archie Graham Present Apologies Present
School Representative (Engineering) Dr Paul Davidson Present Apologies Apologies
School Representative (Geosciences) Dr Tim Mighall Present Apologies Apologies
School Representative (Language, Literature, Music & Visual Culture) Dr Tim Baker Present Apologies Present
School Representative (Language, Literature, Music & Visual Culture) Dr Michelle Macleod Apologies Apologies  
School Representative (Law)

Dr Adelyn Wilson

Dr Justin Borg-Barthet (from Aug 18)

Present Apologies Present
School Representative (Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition) Professor Gordon McEwan Present Present Apologies
School Representative (Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition) Professor Alan Denison Present Present Apologies
School Representative (Natural & Computing Sciences) Dr William Harrison Present Present Present
School Representative (Psychology)

Dr Paul Bishop

Vacant (from Aug 18)

Apologies Present  
School Representative (Social Sciences) Dr Anders Widfelt Present Apologies Present
Education Officer (Students' Association) Mrs Donna Connelly Apologies Apologies Present
Students' Association Representative Miss Ilesha Ewart Apologies Apologies  
Students' Association Representative Miss Mihaela Leskovska Present Apologies  
Library Representative Mr Ewan Grant (from Aug 18)     Present

In Attendance:

Clerk (Registry Officer) Mrs Julie Adamson Represented by Mr Matthew Fullerton Present Present
Centre for  Academic Development Representative Dr Joy Perkins Apologies Apologies Apologies
Head of the Careers Services

Mr Peter Fantom

Mrs Tracey Innes (from Aug 18)

Apologies Apologies Present
Vice-Principal (Learning and Teaching) Professor Peter McGeorge Apologies Apologies Present

 

Minutes

Meeting Dates

2017/18

2016/17

2015/16

2014/15

2013/14

2012/13

2011/12

2010/11