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UNIVERSITY OF WALES INSTITUTE, CARDIFF

UNIVERSITY OF WALES INSTITUTE, CARDIFF

LEARNING & TEACHING BOARD TUESDAY 13 FEBRUARY 2001

    MINUTES

    Present: Mrs Jacqui Hare (Chair), Prof Allan Birchenough, Mr David Campy,

     Mr Tom Cockburn, Mr Phil Coleman, Ms Carol Cooper, Ms Gerry Eland,

     Mr Chris George, Ms Kay Howells, Mr Mike James, Mr Gabriel Jezierski,

     Ms Alison O’Reilly, Mr Mike Rathkey, Ms Susan Tangney, Mr Richard Tong,

     Dr Robert Williams, Mr Steve Young.

    1. Apologies: Apologies were received from Dr Geoff Bond, Mr Steve Burnett, Ms Anne Cleverly,

     Mrs Bea Cockroft, Ms Joan Crabtree, Dr Neville Gaunt, Ms Annie Grove-White,

     Ms Sheilagh Gunston, Dr Barry Hare, Dr Tahseen Rafik, Mr Paul Thomas,

     Ms Ellie Watkin.

     The Board sent their best wishes for a speedy recovery to the three colleagues who

     were away sick at present Ms Joan Crabtree, Dr Neville Gaunt and

     Dr Tahseen Rafkik.

2. Minutes of the Meeting held on 6 December 2000

     The Minutes of the meeting held on 6 December 2000 were approved as a correct record subject to the

     following amendments:

     3.6 Blackboard (Level 2) at top of page 2 should read “...so that he and the Dean of Information

    Strategy ...”.

     6.2 on page 4 - 20 November 200 should read 20 November 2000.

     Also under the Action point for 6.2, and at the request of the Director of Academic Affairs “Mr

    Keith Hackwood” should read “Academic Office”.

     The last paragraph, page 7, should read Tuesday 13 February and not Wednesday 13 February.

3. Matters Arising:

     3.1 An Institute Wide Modern Foreign Language Policy (IWMFLP)

     Elective Modules had been advertised for Semester 2.

    3.2 QAA Subject Reviews

     The Chair reported that four dates for QAA Workshops had now been planned:

     Friday 2 March 9.15 am 12.45 pm at Cyncoed Campus

     Tuesday 6 March 2.00 5.00 pm at Fairwater Conference Centre

     Tuesday 13 March 2.00 5.00 pm at Fairwater Conference Centre

     Thursday 22 March 9.15 am 12.45 pm at Fairwater Conference Centre

     Staff Development Unit had circulated details to Schools and Units and to other target

    audiences. Any staff wanting more information should contact Ms Alison O’Reilly. These

    initial workshops would be followed by more detailed preparations.

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    3.3 Examination Boards

     Regarding the centralisation of booking arrangements for External Examiners,

    Ms Lesley Douglas, Academic Registry, had received responses from six Directors of

    Learning & Teaching. Five Schools would opt for central administrative support, one School

    wished to continue to make their arrangments via their own office. Mr Steve Young reported

    that he had received a positive feedback from the School of Art & Design but thought that the

    system should be monitored regularly. Comments were that centralised administration

    should be provided from existing resources and that careful consideration should be given to

    the management of such an arrangement. An additional suggestion had been made for an e-

    mail conferencing facility for external examiners to share comments and ideas. Academic

    Registry stated that they would be happy to co-operate with Schools’ requirements.

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