Part 2.4: School Management Teams


2.4.1 

Membership

School Management Teams shall consist of the following members:

Ex officio
Executive Dean
Deputy Dean (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 School Management Team will act as an executive committee responsible for the management of the School’s academic and financial affairs. It may discuss any policy matters relating to the work of the School 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 School policy and strategy including the pattern of programmes and of research within the School 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 School 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 School, and to be responsible for the proper use of the funding at its disposal.

(iv) To undertake particular responsibilities delegated to the School by the Senate or to ensure that such responsibilities are delegated to appropriate School Committees.

(v) To establish a School 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 School’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 School;
  • 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 School Management Team and University Learning and Teaching Committee.
(vi) To establish a School 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 School’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 School 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 School;
  • to oversee the processes and procedures for the ethical review and approval of research undertaken by staff and students from the School; and
  • to report to the School Management Team, University Research Committee and Graduate School Management Committee.
(vii) To monitor the effectiveness of the School Learning and Teaching and Research Committees in undertaking their responsibilities.

(viii) To establish a School 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.