Agenda

UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN

 

UNDERGRADUATE COMMITTEE

 

A meeting of the Undergraduate Committee will be held on Friday 12 January 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)

AGENDA

FOR DISCUSSION

 

1.  Approval of the minute of the meeting held on 27 October 2017  (UG/120118/001)

 

2.  Lecture Capture Policy  (UG/120118/003)

 

3.  Academic Disciplinary Policy  (UG/120118/005)

 

4.  MyAberdeen Exemplary Course Design (UG/120118/006)

The Committee is asked to approve a rubric for exemplary course design within MyAberdeen.

5.  Institutional Framework for Feedback on Assessment  (UG/120118/007)

The Committee is asked to discuss a draft paper from the Feedback and Assessment Task Force.

6.  Accessible and Inclusive Learning  (UG/120118/008)

 

7.  AOCB

 

FOR INFORMATION

8.  Date of Next Meeting:

Monday 12 March 2018 at 2.00 p.m. (Committee Room 2)

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

Convener: 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
  • 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 2016/17

  • Professor A Jenkinson
  • Professor H Hutchison
  • Dr P Bishop
  • Mrs J Bruce
  • Dr J Cai
  • Dr P Davidson
  • Dr A Mackillop
  • Dr A Graham
  • Dr W Harrison
  • Dr M Hole
  • Professor G McEwan
  • Dr T Baker
  • Dr R Patey
  • Professor M Pinard
  • Dr A Widfeldt
  • Mr L Fuller
  • AUSA Rep

In attendance

  • Dr Gillian 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.

Attendance

Undergraduate Committee

Attendance Records

Membership:

12 January 2018

12 March 2018

Convenor

Dean of Undergraduate Studies (Arts)

Professor Hazel Hutchison Present  
Dean of Undergraduate Studies (Science) Professor Alison Jenkinson Present  
School Representative (Biological Sciences) Professor Michelle Pinard Present  
School Representative (Business School) Professor David McCausland Present  
School Representative (Divinity, History & Philosophy) Dr Gerry Hough Present  
School Representative (Education) Mrs Catriona MacDonald Present  
School Representative (Education) Dr Archie Graham Present  
School Representative (Engineering) Dr Paul Davidson Present  
School Representative (Geosciences) Dr Tim Mighall Present  
School Representative (Language, Literature, Music & Visual Culture) Dr Tim Baker Present  
School Representative (Language, Literature, Music & Visual Culture) Dr Michelle Macleod Apologies  
School Representative (Law) Dr Adelyn Wilson Present  
School Representative (Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition) Professor Gordon McEwan Present  
School Representative (Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition) Professor Alan Denison Present  
School Representative (Natural & Computing Sciences) Dr William Harrison Present  
School Representative (Psychology) Dr Paul Bishop Apologies  
School Representative (Social Sciences) Dr Anders Widfelt Present  
Education Officer (Students' Association) Mrs Donna Connelly Apologies  
Students' Association Representative Miss Ilesha Ewart Apologies  
Students' Association Representative Miss Mihaela Leskovska Present  

In Attendance:

Clerk (Registry Officer) Mrs Julie Adamson Represented by Mr Matthew Fullerton  
Director of Academic Affairs Dr Gillian Mackintosh Apologies  
Centre for  Academic Development Representative Dr Joy Perkins Apologies  
Head of the Careers Services Mr Peter Fantom Apologies  
Vice-Principal (Learning and Teaching) Professor Peter McGeorge Apologies  

 

Minutes

Meeting Dates

2017/18

2016/17

2015/16

2014/15

2013/14

2012/13

2011/12

2010/11