Part 2.4: College Management Teams

2.4.1 Membership

         College Management Teams shall consist of the following members:

          Ex officio 
          Executive Dean
          Deputy Dean(s) (if applicable)
          Associate Deans

          Co-opted 
           Additional members may be co-opted by the Team or the Executive Dean.

2.4.2 Chair 
          The Chair shall be the Executive Dean or nominee

2.4.3 Secretary
         The Secretary of the Team shall be appointed by the Executive Dean

2.4.4 Purpose
         Each College Management Team will act as an executive committee responsible for the management
         of the College’s academic and financial affairs. It may discuss any policy matters relating to the work of
         the College and make recommendations on such matters to the Executive Dean. 

2.4.5 Terms of Reference

         (i)  To be responsible for the formulation, implementation and monitoring of College policy and strategy
               including the pattern of programmes and of research within the College and to take appropriate
               actions on such matters and where necessary to make recommendations to relevant University
               committees.
         (ii)  To manage the academic affairs of the College and to submit recommendations thereon to the
               Executive Dean.
         (iii) To make recommendations to the Executive Dean on the responsible application and disposition of
               staffing and resources within the College, and to be responsible for the proper use of the funding
               at its disposal.
         (iv) To undertake particular responsibilities delegated to the College by the Senate or to ensure that
               such responsibilities are delegated to appropriate College Committees.
         (v) To establish a College Learning and Teaching Committee(s), chaired by an Associate Dean or
               equivalent, whose membership shall include at least two elected representatives of the teaching
               staff and at least one elected student member. This Committee’s primary functions shall be:
               •  to monitor and maintain appropriate academic standards, and to monitor and endeavour to
                  enhance the quality of the College’s taught programmes and the student learning experience,
                  including its collaborative provision, as specified in the University’s quality framework;
               •  to recommend for appointment by the Senate the internal and external examiners for
                  programmes within the College;
               •  to recommend to the Senate the institution, acceptance and award of Fellowships, Scholarships,
                  Studentships and Bursaries, Prizes and other such aids to study and research;
               •  to receive reports on and to monitor waivers of regulations relating to taught programmes; and
               •  to report to the College Management Team and University Learning and Teaching Committee.
         (vi) To establish a College Research Committee, chaired by the Associate Dean (Research) or
               nominee, whose membership shall include at least two elected representatives of the researcher
               staff and at least one elected postgraduate research student representative. This Committee’s
               primary functions shall be:
               •  to monitor and maintain appropriate academic standards, and to monitor and endeavour to
                  enhance the quality of the College’s research programmes, including collaborative provision, as
                  specified in the University’s quality framework;
               •  to receive reports on the internal and external examiners for candidates for research degrees
                  within the College recommended for appointment by the Associate Dean (Research) for
                  approval by the Senate or by the Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive or nominee on behalf of
                  the Senate;
               •  to recommend to the Senate the institution, acceptance and award of Fellowships,
                  Scholarships, Studentships and Bursaries, Prizes and other such aids to study and research;
               •  to receive reports on and to monitor waivers of regulations requested for postgraduate research
                  students in the College;• to oversee the processes and procedures for the ethical review and
                  approval of research undertaken by staff and students from the College; and
               •  to report to the College Management Team, University Research Committee and Graduate
                  School Management Committee.
        (vii) To monitor the effectiveness of the College Learning and Teaching and Research Committees in
                undertaking their responsibilities.
        (viii) To establish a College Health and Safety Committee which shall operate in accordance with the
                University’s Health and Safety Policy.
         (ix) To oversee all other strategic, managerial and operational matters properly referred to the
                Management Team by the Executive Dean, the University Executive Team or any other body
                within the University.