Education Support

Our role is to work with the Head of Division, Associate Head (Education) and Associate Head (Researcher Development), Divisional Committees and faculties to support undergraduate and graduate studies. Our remit includes quality assurance related to undergraduate and graduate courses. Specific responsibilities and areas where we provide support include:

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Contributing to strategic planning relating to academic provision, and implementing strategy

 

 

Developing academic policies for consideration by committees, e.g. in relation to doctoral progression

 

 

  • Providing advice and guidance to faculties
  • Administration of on-course graduate students (PGTs and PGRs)
    • Includes liaising with faculties to ensure that they are aware of and adhere to Divisional and University procedures
  • Data and analysis
    • Providing data to faculties and Divisional committees to assist with planning
    • Analysing data to identify trends, opportunities and risks. Examples of data include student intake targets, admissions data (including actual intake compared to targets); examination results; student surveys
  • Health and Safety
    • Working with Divisional Health and Safety Officer to support staff and students undertaking overseas travel and fieldwork
  • Communications
    • Acting as a channel of communication between faculties/Division and the central University Education Committee, and its sub-committees.

 

 

Includes application and selection processes, budgets and payments, for AHRC, Clarendon, Ertegun, Wolfson, etc.

 

 

Generic researcher development and skills training for postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers

 

 

  • Servicing the Humanities Undergraduate and Graduate Studies Committees, as well as the Humanities Education Development Panel
  • Servicing Divisional Undergraduate and Graduate JCCs

 

 

  • Undergraduate: ongoing curriculum review to promote greater diversity
  • Undergraduate: piloting the use of computers in timed examinations in order to investigate any academic benefits to typing exams.
  • Postgraduate: Ongoing review of Master’s programmes, and implementation of norms agreed in 2015-16
  • Postgraduate: Prepare bid for next round of AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership funding (call expected November 2016 with deadline in October 2017)
  • Postgraduate: Implement revised process for scholarship selection
  • Postgraduate: preparation for introduction of new Master’s programmes in Japanese, Chinese, South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies offered by Oriental Studies and SIAS for entry in MT17
  • Implementation of the Higher Education Review (HER) Action Plan
  • Implementation of new Humanities Researcher Development Strategy

 

 

  • Establish Subject Group in Classics with the aim of exploring how faculties and colleges can work together in addressing common challenges, e.g. around Joint Schools etc. The Subject Groups are normally small groups with faculty and Conference of Colleges representatives; typically Faculty Board Chair, DGS and DUS plus two college representatives
  • Implementation of recommendations of Joint Humanities and Senior Tutors’ Conference Workload Working Group, starting with piloting in MT2016.

 

 

  • Servicing Faculty Reviews (i.e. joint reviews by the Humanities Division and the University’s Education Committee): English (MT2016)
  • Undertake Interim Reviews – follow-up sessions involving meetings with Faculty Board Chairs (and DGS/DUS, HAFs) to discuss progress made by faculties in addressing recommendations made by review committees; interim reviews take place 3 years after the original joint review
  • Processing examination regulation changes
  • Supporting processes relating to major course changes and the introduction of new courses

 

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