5.5 Student:Staff Consultative Committees
5.1.1 All divisions of the University shall convene a Student:Staff Consultative Committee at least twice in each semester.
5.1.2 The membership shall comprise the Head of Division or his/ her nominee, the Examinations Officer, the Director of Learning and Teaching, all current module co-ordinators, relevant programme directors, such other divisional officers as may be deemed appropriate, and student representatives for modules and/or programmes as appropriate, reflecting, as far as practicable, the different modes of study in operation.
5.1.3 Divisions may exercise flexibility, where appropriate, in convening separate Student: Staff Consultative Committees for different subject groups within the Division, or for, programmes at different levels with different modes of study.
5.1.4 Divisions should identify student representatives, constitute the membership of the Student: Staff Consultative Committee and confirm membership to the Policy, Planning and Governance Office within 3 weeks of the start of each semester.
5.1.5 The Student: Staff Consultative Committee should elect divisional student representative(s) for the Students’ Union Council (as per the formula stated in the constitution of Stirling University Students’ Union) and notify the Policy, Planning and Governance Office of their representatives within four weeks of the start of the Autumn semester each academic year.
5.1.6 It shall be the normal expectation that module co-ordinators attend Student: Staff Consultative Committees. However, divisions may exercise some flexibility in arrangements, particularly where large numbers of staff are involved. It shall be the responsibility of the Head of Division or his/her nominee to ensure the transmission of comments to the relevant parties.
5.1.7 Student: Staff Consultative Committees shall routinely address issues arising from student feedback on modules, as well as broader issues of academic policy.
5.1.8 Student: Staff Consultative Committees shall be formally minuted and a written report of the proceedings transmitted to the Divisional Committee or its equivalent. As a minimum requirement, the minutes should be routinely posted on the Divisional noticeboard. However, divisions may wish to consider convening a special meeting early each semester to disseminate information to the previous semester’s cohort of student representatives on follow-up action arising from that semester’s review of modules.
5.1.9 Divisions are encouraged to consider, as a template of good practice, the appointment of student representatives to the offices of Chair and Secretary, and to allow access to divisional secretarial resources for the preparation of agendas and minutes.
Academic Council, June 2000
Revised March 2006
Revised May 2008