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Academic and Student Affairs Committee
Responsible for School policy and procedures about all aspects of student experience, including teaching. Reports to the Academic Board.
Person responsible: Mark Thomson|

Annual programme monitoring
TQARO coordinates an annual programme monitoring exercise on behalf of ASC. This exercise asks departments to look at the currency and validity of their programmes in light of developments in the relevant discipline(s) and practice in its application. It also allows them to look at the effectiveness of the curriculum and of assessment in helping students to achieve the programme's intended learning outcomes.

C

Calendar
The Calendar| gathers together into a single resource regulations relating to students and their study. Full programme regulations and course guides are included. These are updated throughout the year. 
Person responsible: Thomas Hewlett|

Course And Programme Information System (CAPIS)
CAPIS is an online data management system, the first stage of which was introduced during the 2012/13 academic session. The system enables TQARO to store, update and manage course information. In addition CAPIS facilitates the proposal process for new courses and the annual update of current course information by academic departments. 
Person responsible: Thomas Hewlett|

G

Graduate Studies Sub-Committee
Meets regularly to consider new taught graduate programme and course proposals and modifications to existing provision. Further information can be found on the Committees and working groups website.| 
Person responsibleThomas Hewlett|

H

Higher Education Review
The Quality Assurance Agency carries out Higher Education Reviews of higher education providers. The aim is to assess the alignment of the provider's internal quality assurance arrangements with the expectations set out in the QAA's 'Quality Code'.
Person responsible: Mark Thomson|

P

Programme specifications
Short accounts of individual programmes, with particular emphasis on aims and intended learning outcomes: TQARO assists departments with initial drafting work. They can be viewed from the TQARO website. 
Person responsible:  Thomas Hewlett|

Prospectuses
The Undergraduate and Graduate Prospectuses are vital recruitment tools for the School. Programme and course information is checked regularly for accuracy. TQARO is not responsible for producing the prospectuses but works with the Admissions Office to ensure all published information on the School's programmes is consistent.
Person responsibleThomas Hewlett|

Q

Quality Assurance Agency
The QAA is the main national body in England which carries out Higher Education Review and is responsible for setting national benchmarks for quality assurance activity.
Person responsible: Mark Thomson|

R

Reviews of Taught Provision
TQARO manages periodic reviews of taught provision in departments and institutes. These reviews are conducted under the authority of the Academic and Student Affairs Committee.
Person responsible: Mark Thomson|

S

Strategy
Advising the School on its quality assurance strategy, including in relation to the external context.
Person responsible: Mark Thomson|  

Surveys
Regular surveys of (a) part-time class teachers and (b) permanent teachers.
Person responsible: Richard Leppington| 

U

Undergraduate Studies Sub-Committee
Meets regularly to consider new undergraduate programme and course proposals and modifications to existing provision. Further information can be found on the Committees and working groups website|
Person responsible:  Mark Thomson 

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Website
The TQARO website is the main source of information on quality-related matters.
Person responsible:  Thomas Hewlett|

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