Graduate School Board Agenda

KEELE UNIVERSITY

GRADUATE SCHOOL BOARD AGENDA

Monday 3rd October at 10.00am

Room CM2.07/8 Claus Moser

Please note items marked with * are not for discussion but can be un-starred if required.

 

  1. APOLOGIES AND ABSENCES

Quality Assurance Officer (Natural Sciences) in attendance for items 5, 6 & 7.

  1. MINUTES

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 5th May 2011 (previously circulated).

  1. MATTERS ARISING  

To receive the attached actions and outcomes paper.

POLICY/STRATEGY

  1. a) Recommended English Language Qualifications for Overseas students

To receive an oral update from the Chair. 

          b) English language provision for Overseas applicants

To receive an oral update from the Chair.

  1. Postgraduate Resarch Students Code of Practice  

To consider the attached paper which details proposed changes to the Code of Practice from the Quality Assurance Officer (Natural Sciences), this has been previously discussed at PGR Directors Forum 20th September 2011.

    6.  Revision to the 2-3 doctoral/Mphil examination categories  

To recommend for approval the attached paper from EPSAM PGR Director (Dr Nigel Cassidy), this has been previously discussed at PGR Director’s forum and Research Degrees Committee.

  1. Leave of absence recording procedures
  2. Postgraduate Research Experience Survey 2011  

To consider the attached executive summary of PRES.

     9.  Key Performance Indicators  

To note the proposed additional KPIs which relate to PGR students (see attached document).

    10.   Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014

To note the REF ‘assessment framework and guidance on submissions’ 02.2011 details how research doctoral degrees awarded will form part of the environment data (using HESA data).   Paragraphs 166-170 http://www.hefce.ac.uk/research/ref/pubs/2011/02_11/

     11.   HEFCE CONSULTATION ON PGR FUNDING FROM 2013/12  

To receive the attached University response to the consultation.

     12.  RCUK Monitoring of Research Development 2011-13  

To receive the attached University response to the survey from June 2011.

     13.   MANAGEMENT INFORMATION  

To consider the report on PGR submission PGR applications and enrolments (report to follow, to enable inclusion of latest enrolment data).

     14.   RESEARCH STUDENT LIAISON COMMITTEE  

To receive the attached proposed terms of reference for this committee (previously Postgraduate Students Executive Liaison committee).

     15.   TERMS OF REFERENCE  

To consider the attached revisions to the Graduate School Board terms of reference as part of their annual review.

REPORT ITEMS

      16.   UPDATE FROM KPA CHAIR

      17.   UPDATE FROM RESEARCH INSTITUTES PGR DIRECTORS

      18.   *POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS EXECUTIVE LIAISON COMMITTEE  

To receive the attached minutes of the meeting held on 21st June 2011.

      19.   *RESEARCH STAFF COMMITTEE  

To receive the attached minutes of the meeting held on 15th June 2011.

      20.   ANY OTHER BUSINESS

      21.   DATE AND TIME OF NEXT MEETING

Monday 6th February 2012, at 10am.