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					UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE


ACADEMIC STANDARDS AND AUDIT COMMITTEE

A meeting of the Academic Standards and Audit Committee of the Student Educational Experience
Committee, will be held on Tuesday, 11 October 2010 at 09.30 hours in the Central Committee
Room, MacLaurin Building.

Agenda papers for this meeting have been issued to members, named alternates and officers in
attendance only. Non-confidential papers may be obtained on request from Governance Services
(telephone: 4564; e-mail: s.3.brown@herts.ac.uk).

Apologies should be conveyed to the Clerk, Mrs R E Haller (telephone: 4108; e-mail:
r.haller@herts.ac.uk).


AGENDA

1           APOLOGIES

            To receive apologies for non-attendance at the meeting.



2           TERMS OF REFERENCE AND COMPOSITION

            To note the terms of reference and composition of the Committee.      - Paper 2



3           STANDING ORDERS OF THE ACADEMIC BOARD

            To note the Standing Orders of the Academic Board.                    - Paper 3



4           MEMBERSHIP

            To note the membership of the Committee.                              - Paper 4



5           CHAIRMAN’S OVERVIEW

            To receive the comments of the Chairman.



6           MINUTES – 17 MAY 2011

            To confirm and sign the minutes.                                    - Paper 6
                                                                                 (Confidential)



7           MATTERS ARISING

7.1         Serious adverse circumstances (formerly Extenuating Circumstances) – Minutes
            51.3 and 70.1 refer

7.1.1        To note that regulatory changes to UPR AS12 ‘Assessments and Examinations
             (Undergraduate and Taught Postgraduate) and Conferments (University and UK) and
             UPR AS13 ‘Assessments and Examinations (Undergraduate and Taught
             Postgraduate) and Conferments (non-UK)’ had been approved by the Academic Board
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             at its meeting on 15 June 2011 (minute 52.3.1, Academic Board, 15 June 2011, refers)
             and incorporated in the academic regulations for the academic year 2011-2012.

7.1.2        To note that changes to the guidelines have been communicated to students and
             academic staff within the Faculties/Schools (agenda item 10.1 also refers).

7.2          Review of the assessment decisions of Boards of Examiners – Minutes 53.3 and
             70.3 refer

             To note that the guidelines for review have been incorporated in the A-Z guidance for
             students and placed on the Student Services website.

7.3          Withdrawal of students from programmes – Minute 73 refers

             To note that the Committee’s recommendations had been approved by the Academic
             Board (minute 52.2.2, Academic Board, 15 June 2011) and that the formulation of
             guidance was ongoing.

7.4          UPR AS11 ‘Schedule of Awards’ - Master of Public Health (MPH) Programme –
             Minute 74.2 refers

             To receive an oral report from the Chairman concerning outcomes of the consideration
             of proposals for a new award of Master of Public Health by the Academic Development
             Committee of the Academic Board.

7.5          This item is confidential to members and officers in attendance only.



8            EVALUATION OF THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE EDUCATIONAL COMMITTEE AND
             THE ACADEMIC STANDARDS AND AUDIT COMMITTEE

             To note the recommendations of the final report.                        - Paper 8



9            FLEXIBLE CREDIT FRAMEWORK – 10.15 hours

             (NOTE: Mr S Partridge, Accreditation Officer, Academic Registry, will attend for this
             item)

9.1          To note the current version of the Flexible Credit Framework, incorporating changes
             which took effect from 1 September 2011.                              - Paper 9.1

9.1.1        To receive an oral report from Mr Partridge concerning the implications of changes to
             the Flexible Credit Framework.

9.2          Work Based Learning (WBL) – Minutes 49.2 and 71.1.3 refer

             To receive a further draft of the Flexible Credit Framework section on WBL from
             Mr Partridge, Learning and Teaching Institute.                         - Paper 9.2



10           COLLABORATIVE PROVISION

10.1         Delayed commencement of collaborative provision programmes

             To receive proposals for a process from Mr D Gayfer, Business School.
                                                                                - Paper 10.1




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11           UNIVERSITY POLICIES AND REGULATIONS

11.1         Amendment/endorsement of the academic regulations for the academic year
             2011-2012

11.1.1       To note circulation by email dated 3 August 2011 from the Chairman to Associate
             Deans (Academic Quality), Faculty Registrars and collaborative partners of a summary
             relating to changes to the academic regulations for taught programmes approved by the
             Academic Board for the academic year 2011-2012.

11.1.2       To note further that this summary has been disseminated to appropriate officers and
             staff and has been published on the Student Support section of StudyNet.

11.2         Amendment/endorsement of the academic regulations for the academic year
             2012-2013

             To agree the arrangements for the review/revision by the Committee of:

             UPR AS11 - ‘Schedule of Awards’;

             UPR TL03 – ‘Learning and Teaching Policy and Graduate Attributes’
             (formerly UPR TLO1 - ‘Learning and Teaching Policy and General Educational Aims’);

             UPR AS14 - ‘Structure and Assessment Regulations Undergraduate and Taught
             Postgraduate Programmes’;

             UPR AS12 - ‘Assessments and Examinations (Undergraduate and Taught
             Postgraduate) and Conferments (University and UK Partner Organisations)’; and

             UPR AS13 - ‘Assessments and Examinations (Undergraduate and Taught
             Postgraduate) and Conferments (Non-UK Partner Organisations)’

             for report to the meeting on 14 January 2011, so that in accordance with the review
             schedule approved by the Academic Board, recommendations are made to the meeting
             of the Board on Wednesday, 16 March 2011, concerning the amendment or
             endorsement of these documents for the academic year 2012-2013.

11.3         UPR AS11- ‘Schedule of Awards’

11.3.1       Withdrawal of Certificate in Professional Studies and Diploma in Professional Studies

             To receive proposals from the Chairman.                               - Paper 11.3.1

11.3.2       Master of Midwifery

             To receive proposals from Ms J A Turner, Health and Human Sciences
                                                                              - Paper 11.3.2



12           ANNUAL REPORT TO STUDENT EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE COMMITTEE

             To note the first annual report to the Student Educational Experience Committee for
             the academic year 2010-2011, which will form part of the annual report of the Student
             Educational Experience Committee to the Academic Board.               - Paper 12



13           PRIORITIES FOR AUDIT 2011-2012

             This item is confidential to members and officers in attendance




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14           AGENDA – PART II

             To note and approve Part II of the Agenda (items A-F).

             (NOTE: Members wishing to comment on any item in Part II of the Agenda, which
             consists of items requiring formal note and /or approval, are asked to inform the Chair,
             through the Clerk, Mrs R E Haller, e-mail: r.haller@herts.ac.uk , telephone extension
             4108, not less than 48 hours before the meeting. If no such indications are received,
             Part II will be taken as noted and approved.)



15           CHECK LIST FOR COMMUNICATIONS

             To agree how decisions and actions to be taken as outcomes of this meeting will be
             communicated.



16           PEOPLE DEVELOPMENT

             To identify people development needs and to refer them to HR Development.



17           RISK

             To consider any risks inherent in the matters dealt with by the Committee during the
             meeting but not discussed when the item concerned was taken.



18           EMERGENCY BUSINESS

             (Admissible only with the consent of the Chairman given prior to the meeting.)



19           DATE OF NEXT MEETING

             Tuesday, 6 December 2011, 09.30 hours, Central Committee Room, MacLaurin
             Building.

             Items for the Agenda, together with supporting papers, should be lodged with the Clerk,
             Mrs R E Haller, (e-mail: r.haller@herts.ac.uk, telephone extension: 4108), B204, Hatfield
             by Tuesday 22 November 2011.

             It will be assumed that items from the Faculties have been submitted with the approval of
             the Dean of Faculty.




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A G E N D A – PART II


A            ACADEMIC QUALITY

A.1          Programmes, Courses and Collaborative Agreements

             To note that the recommendations of the following reports, copies of which are held by
             Academic Services, have been confirmed by the Chairman of the Student Educational
             Experience Committee and ratified by the Vice-Chancellor:


                                                                                  Date ratified by
                                                              Date confirmed
Ref    Programme                                                                  Vice Chancellor
                        Programme Title                       by Chairperson
       Code N                                                                     on behalf of
                                                              of SEEC
            o                                                                     Academic Board
ACADEMIC PARTNERSHIPS OFFICE

New Programmes

None

Programmes reviewed / revalidated

None

BUSINESS SCHOOL

New Programmes
                        MSc Global Business (IBSA –
1      BSGB                                                   26/04/2011          27/04/2011
                        Hochschule Bremen)
                        MSc Global Business (IBSA –
2      BSGB                                                   26/04/2011          27/04/2011
                        Wilmington)
Programmes reviewed / revalidated

None

FACULTY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SCIENCES

New Programmes

3      HHNICPHA         MPharm at Intercollege                28/06/2011          29/06/2011

4      HHNUR            BSc (Hons) Nursing                    30/06/2011          04/07/2011
                        BSc (Hons) Applied Paramedic
5      HHAPS                                                  05/07/2011          06/07/2011
                        Science
                        MSc Social Interventions at
6      HHNICMSI                                               12/09/2011          14/09/2011
                        Intercollege
Programmes reviewed / revalidated

None

FACULTY OF HUMANITIES, LAW AND EDUCATION

New Programmes
                        International Foundation
7      HEKIFP                                                 28/06/2011          29/06/2011
                        Programme at Internexia
                        BA (Hons) Education Studies and
8      HEBAEYPG                                               07/07/2011          08/07/2011
                        Early Years at Pen Green
9      LALGC            Graduate Certificate in Law           20/07/2011          28/07/2011

Programmes reviewed / revalidated

None


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FACULTY OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND CREATIVE ARTS

New Programmes

10      CCFASHRBA        BA (Hons) Fashion at BHSAD           12/07/2011           15/07/2011
                         BA (Hons) Graphic Design at
11      CCGDIRBA                                              12/07/2011           15/07/2011
                         BHSAD
                         BA (Hons) Product Design at
12      CCPDRBA                                               12/07/2011           15/07/2011
                         BHSAD
13      TCRFABA          BA (Hons) Fine Art at BHSAD          12/07/2011           15/07/2011

14      TCRFADH          DipHE Fine Art at BHSAD              12/07/2011           15/07/2011
                         DipHE Interior Architecture and
15      TCRIADDH                                              12/07/2011           15/07/2011
                         Design at BHSAD
                         BA (Hons) Interior Architecture
16      TCRIADBA                                              12/07/2011           15/07/2011
                         and Design at BHSAD
                         BA (Hons) Interior and Spatial
17      TCRISDBA                                              12/07/2011           15/07/2011
                         Design at BHSAD
18      TCRPHBA          BA (Hons) Photography at BHSAD       12/07/2011           15/07/2011

19      TCRPHDH          DipHE Photography at BHSAD           12/07/2011           15/07/2011
                         BA (Hons) Interactive Media
20      TCIMDO                                                31/08/2011           09/09/2011
                         Design at The One Academy
                         BA (Hons) Interior Architecture
21      TCIADO                                                31/08/2011           09/09/2011
                         and Design at The One Academy
Programmes reviewed / revalidated

22      CCFASH           BA (Hons) Fashion                    10/06/2011           15/06/2011

23      CCFASHR          DipHE Fashion at BHSAD               12/07/2011           15/07/2011
                         DipHE Graphic Design and
24      CCGDIR                                                12/07/2011           15/07/2011
                         Illustration at BHSAD
25      CCPDR            DipHE Product Design at BHSAD        12/07/2011           15/07/2011
                         BA (Hons) Graphic Design at The
26      TCGDO                                                 31/08/2011           09/09/2011
                         One Academy

Agreements signed

Ref
                                                                                Commencement
           N
        Name of Organisation                    Type of Agreement
                                                                                         Date
           o
                                                Academic Support
27      London Business School                                                  15/07/2011
                                                Agreement
                                                Academic Support
28      Makerere University                                                     21/06/2011
                                                Agreement



B            ACADEMIC SERVICES

B.1          To note that amendments/revisions have been made to the following Academic
             Services publications for the period May - August 2011, to take effect from 1 September
             2011, which are available for inspection online at:

             http://www.studynet1.herts.ac.uk/ptl/common/aqo.nsf/Homepage?ReadForm

             Members and named alternates wishing to view or obtain copies should refer to this site.

B.1.1        ‘Guidelines to Students, Module Boards of Examiners and Faculty Assessment Panels
             on Dealing with Students’ Serious Adverse Circumstances’.

B.1.2        ‘Accreditation Unit’ page.
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B.1.3        ‘Programme development-review training’.

B.1.4         ‘Programme Handbooks (UH and Collaborative)’.

B.1.5        ‘Assessment Appeals’ documents.

B.1.6        ‘Guidance Notes for Overseas Delivery of UH Home Programmes’.

B.1.7        Sections 3, 4 and 5 of ‘Flexible Credit Framework’.

B.1.8        ‘Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning’ forms.

B.1.9        ‘Short Course Descriptor’ templates Levels 4-7.

B.1.10       ‘Short Course Descriptor External Approval’ form.

B.1.11       AMER Templates and Guidance Note.



C            INTEGRATED QUALITY AND ENHANCEMENT REVIEW (IQER)

             To note that the QAA IQER (Developmental Engagement stage) at Oaklands College,
             had been carried out in May 2011 and that publication of the final report would be
             available online via http://www.qaa.ac.uk/InstitutionReports/Pages/Oaklands-
             College.aspx



D            MATTERS REPORTED FOR INFORMATION

D.1          Academic Regulations for Undergraduate and Taught Postgraduate Programmes
             2010-2011

             To note publication of the 2011-2012 edition of the Academic Regulations for
             Undergraduate and Taught Postgraduate Programmes which incorporates the
             University’s Procedures and Regulations for academic quality (UPR AS17) for the
             Academic Year 2011-2012.

D.2          QAA UK Quality Code for Higher Education

             To note publication in June 2011 of the final report of the QAA concerning the review of
             the Academic Infrastructure which will be replaced with the UK Quality code for Higher
             Education and can be inspected online via
             http://www.qaa.ac.uk/Documents/qualitycode.pdf

D.3          QAA Code of Practice section 4: External Examining

D.3.1        To note the circulation to appropriate parties of a request for consultation from the QAA
             on revisions to section 4 of the Code of Practice.

D.3.2        To note that a response on behalf of the University has been made by Dr Haddleton,
             and that the final revised version of section 4 will be published on 31 October 2011 as
             Chapter B7 of the new UK Quality Code for Higher Education.

D.4          QAA Institutional Audit 2009 – University of Hertfordshire

             To note that a mid-cycle follow up with the QAA would take place and the report would
             become due in April 2012.




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E            QAA INSTITUTIONAL AUDIT AT YORK ST JOHN UNIVERSITY

             To note outcomes of the 2011 QAA Institutional Audit at York St John University.
                                                                                  - Paper E



F            ACCREDITATION OF UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE PROGRAMMES BY
             PROFESSIONAL, STATUTORY AND REGULATORY BODIES

             To note the programmes to be delivered during the academic year 2011-2012 by the
             Faculties of the University of Hertfordshire or its partner organisations which have been
             accredited, re-accredited or are in process of accreditation by professional, statutory
             and regulatory bodies.                                                    - Paper F
                                                                                        (To follow)




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