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Collaborative Provision Strategy Group (CPSG)


Purpose of the Group:

CPSG is a sub-group of Learning and Teaching Committee. Its primary role is to ensure that collaborative arrangements with partners which lead to the award of academic credit or a qualification of the University adhere to University quality standards and meet Office of the General Counsel and regulatory requirements. CPSG plays an important role in mitigating financial and reputational risk. It oversees the approval, monitoring, review, renewal, termination and running out of collaborative arrangements via its regular meetings, the provision of web-based policies and process documents,and liaison with Programme leads, School Quality Officers,International Development staff, the Legal team and experts in finance,taxation, regulations, library provision and other areas.

Reports To:

Operational Learning and Teaching Committee

Committees and Groups that report to this Group:

Working groups as assigned

Related Committees and Groups:

Programme Approval Steering Committee (PASC)

Regulation Sub-Committee (RSC)

Graduate School Management Committee (GSMC)

Membership and Terms of Reference

You can find a full list of members in the Membership List document below, or you can view the members by area in the table further down this page.

You can find more detailed information about this committee in the Terms of Reference below:

Chair and Secretary

  Name Email
 Chair  Professor Helen Higson  helen.higson@aston.ac.uk
 Secretary  Ms Lesley Price  l.a.price@aston.ac.uk

Membership by Area Represented:

The table below provides the contact details of the member(s) of this committee representing your area: 

 Area Represented Member Email
 Aston Business School  Professor Nicholas Theodorakopoulos   N.THEODORAKOPOULOS@aston.ac.uk
 Aston Business School  Wendy Tabrizi   w.tabrizi@aston.ac.uk
 Aston Medical School  Dr Ray Carson   r.carson@aston.ac.uk
 Finance  Alison Davies   a.davies7@aston.ac.uk
 International Office  Dr Fiona Lacey   f.m.lacey@aston.ac.uk
 Library and Information Services  Heather Whitehouse   h.d.whitehouse@aston.ac.uk
 School of Engineering and Applied Sciences  Professor Kate Sugden   K.Sugden@aston.ac.uk
 School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (APEC)  Lee Jenkins   L.JENKINS1@aston.ac.uk
 School of Life and Health Sciences  Dr Hannah Bartlett   h.e.bartlett@aston.ac.uk
 School of Life and Health Sciences  Bhavisha Koner   b.koner@aston.ac.uk
 School of Languages and Social Sciences  Dr Virginie Grzelczyk   v.grzelczyk@aston.ac.uk
 School of Languages and Social Sciences  Dr Celine Beniot   c.benoit@aston.ac.uk



This committee meets four times a year

Dates for 2019/20

This committee is scheduled to meet on the following dates: 

 26 November 2019 11:00 - 12:30  SW407
 21 January 2020 11:00 - 12:30  SW407
 10 March 2020 10:00 - 11:30  SW407
 20 May 2020 11:00 - 12:30  SW407


Annual Review Reports Meetings
Level of Study Date TimeRoom
Undergraduate Programmes  17 December 2019  11:00 - 13:00 SW308
Postgraduate Programmes  01 April 2020  11:00 - 12:00 SW407

News and Updates

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You can also find the latest news on the quality team's activities by visiting the  quality team news page.

Resources (login required)

For the latest minutes of this committee, please click here.

Previous Meeting Minutes

Useful Links

Collaborative Provision Page

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