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Durham University

University Committees

Teaching and Learning Sub-Committee

Standing Orders

Sub Committee of Education Committee (Strategy committee of Senate)

These Standing Orders should be read in conjunction with the Joint Standing Orders of Senate and Council.

Membership (Composition)

(Awaiting 2018/19 updates from sections for all Education Committees.)

(Members 2017/18)
Ex officio members:
Director of Durham Centre for Academic Development (Chair) Professor Nicola Whitton
One delegate from the PVC (Faculties), rotating annually [one in all] tbc
One delegate from the PVC (Colleges and Student Experience) tbc
Durham Students' Union UG Academic Affairs Officer

Mr Saul Cahill

Head of Student Records Office Access Office tbc
Head of Careers and Enterprise Office Mrs Catherine Richardson
Three co-opted members of academic staff, one each from the Faculty:
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Science
  • Social Sciences and Health
A full date after a member's name indicates that their term of office will expire on the 31 July in that year and a half date indicates the year of appointment of that member. eg (2015) (09) indicates that the member was appointed in 2009 and their term of office will expire on the 31 July 2015.


To be confirmed.


The sub-committee shall normally meet twice per academic term. Additional meetings may be scheduled at the chair’s discretion. It will also interact electronically to progress its business.

Terms of Reference

a) to promote innovations in teaching, learning, assessment, and employability, embracing effective new pedagogies and technologies, and disseminating good practices;

b) to advise UEC, Senate and Council on the physical and digital learning environments required to support and enhance education and related student experience, including libraries, teaching laboratories, IT facilities, and College learning spaces;

c) to scrutinise programs for the professional development in teaching and learning of research students and academic staff.