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Academic quality committees

The Department of Academic Quality (DAQ) are responsible for managing the operation of the Academic Board sub-committees concerned with academic planning, learning and teaching, regulations and quality and standards. Find out more about each of these central committees below, along with an overview of faculty quality committees and some general committee servicing guidance.

DAQ committees
Faculty quality committees

DAQ committees

DAQ are responsible for managing and supporting the following key committees:

  • Academic Board
  • Academic Quality Committee (AQC)
  • External Examiner and Reviewer Appointments Committee (EERAC)
  • Taught Programmes Management Committee (TPMC)
  • University Collaborative Provision Committee (UCPC)
  • University Learning and Teaching Committee (ULTC)

For more information about university committees, please visit the DMU Almanac webpages or contact the relevant servicing officer.

Faculty quality committees

The information and documents below provide useful reference points on the generic operation of quality committees within faculties.

Please contact Emma Sheffield for further details regarding the operation of the faculty quality committees.

Calendar for monitoring faculty wide activities – currently under development Provides guidance on how and when monitoring arrangements for pan-faculty procedures occurs in relation to the student experience and programmes of study.

Staff Student Consultative Committee (SSCC) operational guidance
Reminder to FACs of their responsibilities in relation to implementation of requirements for SSCCs.

Faculty Academic Committee (FAC)

The FAC reports to AQC on the quality and standards of the faculty’s undergraduate and postgraduate taught provision (and the Research Degrees Committee (RDC) in relation to research degrees students). The FAC remit includes academic direction, strategy and policy; academic quality processes; and academic planning etc. A FAC annual task list is being developed to provide guidance on the routine consideration of items by the FAC.

Faculty Learning and Teaching Committee (FLTC)

The FLTC reports to the FAC on the ways in which the faculty is implementing university decisions regarding learning and teaching. The chair of the FLTC sits on the ULTC and the FAC and is also usually a member of their faculty executive.

Programme Management Board (PMB)

The PMB reports to the FAC on the development, planning, design and implementation of the academic subject; learning, teaching and assessment strategies; and quality assurance/assessment processes. It manages the relationships with relevant partner institutions, external examiners and students. A PMB checklist is being developed to ensure boards fulfil their management responsibilities.

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