Protocols for the Executive Committee

The following protocols apply to meetings of the QSN Executive Committee:

1. Members of the Executive Committee (EC) are elected for a period of three years.
2. Post holders (Chair and Deputy Chair) are proposed by the Executive to an Annual General Meeting of the Network. Post holders are elected for a term of three years; this supersedes their previous term of office. They may be re-elected for a further term of three years.
3. The AUA provides Financial Support to QSN via the AUA head of Finance as the QSN Financial Officer. The Financial Officer is responsive rather than active; the primary responsibility is to monitor the bank account and oversee the QSN Management Accounts. The Financial Officer supports the Chair and the wider Executive by overseeing the account, but has no decision-making role.
4. Members will attend (EC) meetings when possible. The Committee accepts that it will not be possible for members to attend every meeting. Increasingly many ECs utilise video conference technology.
5. The Chair of the meeting shall be responsible for ensuring that actions are recorded.
6. Quorum for an EC meeting shall be 6 members.  In the event that fewer than 6 members attend, operational matters may be agreed, but matters relating to finance or wider strategy will be subject to ratification by the full Executive, which will normally be conducted by email urgently after the meeting.
7. Decisions which have been made by the EC will not normally be revisited by subsequent meetings (unless other circumstances change).  Members who are unable to attend a meeting are invited:

i)     to send any comments to the Chair in advance, so that these may be taken into account at the meeting;

ii)   to review the minutes and raise as a matter of urgency any particular concerns they may have about decisions which have been taken.

8. Institutions will bear the expenses of Executive members in attending EC meetings, but the Committee will keep this under review, and may agree specific arrangements at its discretion.

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QSN Symposium: Monitoring and Evaluation – Programme Monitoring and Review

Programme monitoring, programme review and enhancement processes provide assurance of the ongoing academic quality and standards of validated courses and enables systematic enhancements to the quality of learning opportunities to be identified and delivered.

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Event Dates: 15/05/2020 10:30 am - 15/05/2020 3:00 pm
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  Several institutions are looking critically at their current processes for module evaluation and are fundamentally rethinking their approach.  At this meeting, we will hear from colleagues who are developing alternative models to module and programme evaluation, which variously seek to engage students more positively in the enhancement of their learning experience, increase

Event Dates: 24/01/2020 10:30 am - 24/01/2020 3:00 pm
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QSN Symposium: What’s in your institution’s QA framework nowadays?

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  Recent changes in the external QA environment from the OfS’s ongoing conditions of registration to the introduction of a new ‘slimline’ Quality Code have led institutions to reflect on their quality assurance frameworks and to question if they remain fit for purpose. In the past, the sector was arguably characterised by a greater homogeneity

Event Dates: 12/12/2019 10:30 am - 12/12/2019 3:00 pm
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14th Annual Conference – QSN: The Hot Topics Conference

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The transformation of the quality management landscape continues with great rapidity and intensity in a sector buffeted by daily media headlines and in the midst of potentially seismic changes affecting the sector as a whole. As the new regulator for English Higher Education, the Office for Students continues to adopt a bold, student-focused, risk-based approach,

Event Dates: 19/09/2019 12:30 pm - 20/09/2019 2:00 pm
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