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Date of session: Tuesday, 15 May 2018
Time: 2.00pm to 4.00pm
Venue: JHB1.28, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus
Presenters/facilitators: Liz Turner (APQO), CSAT Systems Managers
Content: The session will cover: the regulatory context for non-UMP examination committees; the data and documentation available to support them; preparing for and following up examination committee meetings effectively; modelling good practice and avoiding common pitfalls. In respect of the latter point, participants are invited to share their own experiences of examination committees in the group discussion.
Of interest to: This session is compulsory for staff who wish to chair examination committees for non-UMP provision (and must be attended every three years). It is also suitable for non-UMP examination committee secretaries. Please note that training sessions for chairs of Subject Examination Committees within the UMP are provided by Student Central.
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Date of session: 05 March 2018
Time: 10.30am to 12.30pm
Venue: Green Roon, Headington Hill Hall
Presenters/facilitators: Wendy Smith, Directorate of Marketing & Communication
Content: The University is planning to deliver a number of new degree apprenticeship developments in the coming years. The aim of this session is to introduce approval panel members to key priorities for higher and degree approval events. The session will include:
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Date of session: TBC
Presenters/facilitators: Gary Lambourne (FLS), Liz Turner (APQO)
Content: This session will include a brief outline of the theory behind the risk assessment process for collaborative partnerships (revised in November 2015) and how it links in with the QA timeline for collaborative approvals, and to the annual review and ‘improvement action planning' processes. It will go through the different stages of identifying and assessing risks, and risk improvement planning (for Medium/High and High risks). We will also look at how, when and by whom the action plans and risk register should be monitored and reviewed. Participants are invited to bring along examples of a risk register and any improvement plans they have developed for the collaborative arrangements they manage.
Of interest to: for example, Liaison Managers, PL(CP)s, PL(QA)s, and any other colleagues with responsibility for setting up and/or the quality monitoring of collaborative arrangements.
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Presenters/facilitators: Liz Turner (APQO), Edwina Towson (FLS)
Content: This session aims to support academic staff who have recently been appointed as Liaison Managers, for either UK or international collaborative arrangements, to ensure they are aware of the key responsibilities of the role and areas of . It will be structured around the Liaison Manager role descriptor, and will offer an opportunity to discuss good practice in all aspects of the role and how to recognise and address areas of risk, drawing on the experience of participants.
Of interest to: the session is aimed at new and recently appointed Liaison Managers
Presenters/facilitators: Liz Turner (APQO), George Roberts (OCSLD)
Content: The session will provide an overview of the Chair’s role and responsibilities before, during and after a panel event; and will explore how panels can promote good practice in programme design. Participants will be invited to share their observations on good and bad practice in panel chairing, during group discussions.
Of interest to: The session is particularly aimed at colleagues wishing to chair programme approval or periodic review panels. However, it is also suitable for staff who wish to become involved as (non-chair) panel members; and Programme Leads who are preparing to present their programme/s to one of these panels are also welcome to attend.
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Date of session:TBC
Presenters/facilitators: Liz Turner (APQO), Istvan Zardai (APQO)
Content: This workshop is aimed at secretaries of any type of committee at any level of the University. The training will cover three key aspects of committee work: the University's governance structure, and the role and function of committees in it; record keeping and the committee websites system; and note taking and minute writing. The session will involve presentations, group work and the analysis of examples from previous minutes.
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Date of session: TBC (2 hour session)
Presenters/facilitators: Liz Turner (APQO), Ailsa Clarke (APQO)
Content: The session will cover:
Of interest to: Colleagues new to or interested in QA administration.