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 and raise as a matter of urgency any particular concerns they may have about decisions which have been taken.

8. Members of the Executive Committee may forfeit their position on the committee if they fail to attend three consecutive meetings per subscription year.
9. 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 22/23 Webinar Series: “I Want to Change This”: Has the pandemic changed how institutions approach programme amendment?

This webinar will explore effective approaches to programme modification processes and discuss some of the continuing post-pandemic challenges for quality professionals in the context of consumer legislation - from information publication and programme specifications to student expectations, delivery models and contact hours. This webinar will take place via Zoom. A link will be sent out in the joining instructions. Free to QSN

Event Dates: 08/06/2023 3:00 pm - 08/06/2023 5:00 pm
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QSN 22/23 Webinar Series: Module Evaluation Special Interest Group

Topic to be confirmed This webinar will take place via Zoom. A link will be sent out in the joining instructions. Free to QSN season ticket holders | £30 to Institutional Members | £80 to non QSN members Before submitting your booking, please ensure you know which subscription your institution has purchased for the 2022/23 period. If you're unsure, please contact events@aua.ac.uk. When

Event Dates: 04/05/2023 3:00 pm - 04/05/2023 5:00 pm
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QSN 22/23 Symposium: It’s still all about the data

Data continues to be a dominant focus for quality assurance teams and in quality assurance processes across the four nations. This symposium will comprise a number of longer presentations as well as the opportunity for Q&A and discussion. Topics will include evidence-based uses of data, what institutions actually do with the data that they collect or are provided with, data

Event Dates: 24/03/2023 10:30 am - 24/03/2023 3:30 pm
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QSN 22/23 Webinar Series: Monitoring and Review Special Interest Group

Periodic Review is one of the principal mechanisms by which Institutions ensure the continuing standards and quality of their academic provision. This meeting will focus on how the different regulatory environments across the UK have influenced perceptions of its value as a process and how different Institutions now approach in-depth programme review. This webinar will take place via Zoom. A link

Event Dates: 19/01/2023 3:00 pm - 19/01/2023 5:00 pm
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QSN 22/23 Webinar Series: Revisiting Programme Approval

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Event Dates: 24/11/2022 3:30 pm - 24/11/2022 5:00 pm
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QSN Annual General Meeting (AGM)

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Event Dates: 09/03/2022 9:30 am - 09/03/2022 10:30 am
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QSN 21/22 Webinar Series: Round table discussions on the OfS consultations

The OfS has recently published 3 consultations on regulatory condition B3, the TEF and on the data informing TEF assessments. This meeting will give QSN members the opportunity to discuss the OfS proposals in facilitated break out groups. This webinar will take place via Zoom. A link will be sent out in the joining instructions. Free to QSN members | £50 to non

Event Dates: 17/02/2022 3:30 pm - 17/02/2022 5:00 pm
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This event is now closed for online bookings. Please contact events@aua.ac.uk to book your place.   The purpose of this event is to give QSN members the opportunity to discuss and share views on the OfS Quality and Standards conditions consultation questions. This event is free to QSN members. We will share an online survey prior to the event. This webinar will take place

Event Dates: 08/09/2021 4:00 pm - 08/09/2021 5:00 pm
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QSN 15th Annual Conference: New Directions in Quality

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Event Dates: 15/09/2022 12:30 pm - 16/09/2022 2:00 pm
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QSN 21/22 Webinar Series: 6 Let’s talk about standards. Working with the new definitions in the OfS regulatory framework

OfS’s recent consultations on revised conditions of registration relating to academic quality and standards have raised fundamental questions about the UK higher education approaches these issues.  One of OfS’s claims is that its proposals will ‘raise expected standards for all universities and colleges’.  This webinar will examine what this might mean for higher education providers in respect of academic standards,

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