Learning Teaching & Research Committee
The Learning, Teaching and Research Committee has overall responsibility for monitoring the direction and performance of learning, teaching and research at UHI Shetland.
Dates of Meetings
Academic Year 2023-2024:
- 6th September 2023
- 15th November 2023
- 21st February 2024
- 29th May 2024
Committee Terms of Reference
The Board of Management has established a committee known as the Learning, Teaching & Research Committee. The quorum for all meetings of the committee shall be:
- - three board members, with
- - at least one from the ‘Other Board Members’ group or the committee chair, with
- - at least 50% of board members present being Independent Directors, whilst
- - discounting any Ex-Officio members present
The Committee may be attended, at the invitation of the Chair by members of the Shetland UHI's academic and support staff or by external advisers. The purpose of such an invitation will be to provide specialist information and advice to assist the Committee in its deliberations. Individuals attending on this basis may not vote on any decision made by the Committee.
Not less than five Board Members, including the prescribed roles of:
- - Teaching Staff Director
- - Student Director, the HISA Shetland Depute President
- - Student Director, as nominated by HISA.
The Principal is an ex-officio member
Frequency of Meetings
Frequency of Meetings
The Committee shall meet no less than four times each year.
The Committee has overall responsibility for monitoring the direction and performance of learning, teaching and research at the Shetland UHI.
The Learning, Teaching and Research Committee shall:
- Oversee the development and implementation of the various strategies aligned to the committee and monitor their performance against targets
- Recognise trends in education and research and recommend specific initiatives in the Shetland UHI.
- Monitor student recruitment, retention and achievement and any actions identified
- Monitor the progress of the annual Student Partnership agreement
- Monitor data and action plans relating to the improvement of the quality of student experience and performance at Shetland UHI
- Ensure that the Shetland UHI continues to maintain and improve the quality of its provision.
- Monitor the Shetland UHI’s preparedness for the ongoing, external scrutiny of its provision.
- Monitor the development of Shetland UHI’s International links
- Monitor the Curriculum to ensure that Shetland UHI meets the needs of students, stakeholders and the local community
- Receive and consider information on research activity in the Shetland UHI including funding, curriculum support, student journey, professional development and stakeholder engagement
- Review the results of the external verification visits carried out throughout the year
- Monitor the level and type of complaints received
- Receive regular reports from HISA and monitor the Shetland UHI response to student concerns.