On behalf of Senate, to assure the standards of taught programmes of study, and to monitor and promote the enhancement of the quality of the academic experience of students on these programmes.
3. To develop and monitor the implementation of policy and practice to align with the University strategy regarding academic provision and the academic experience of students on taught programmes, including for example:
4. To approve proposals, and modifications, for higher and degree apprenticeship programmes, taught programmes delivered with external partners (including collaborative provision, International Pathway College and York Online programmes).
 These may be subject to approval by Senate
5. To recommend to Senate the approval of new awards of the University.
6. To recommend to Senate the approval of new Boards of Studies and any alternative arrangements for the membership of other Boards of Studies.
7. To monitor the standards of taught and research degree programmes (in conjunction with the York Graduate Research School Board) and the quality of students' academic experience including through consideration of:
8. To support the development and recognition of achievement of those involved in teaching.
9. To oversee the Annual Teaching & Learning Conference.
10. To promote student engagement on all matters relating to the academic experience of students.
11. To consider any matters concerning the academic experience of students on taught programmes that may be referred to it by Senate, Faculty Boards, Faculty Learning and Teaching Groups, Boards of Studies or other committees.
12. To refer to the appropriate University Committee of Body regarding any resource matters arising from its work.
13. To establish fora and working groups to facilitate its work.
14. To monitor and review the effectiveness of managing the corporate risk(s) and other key risks related to the Committee's business and advising and assuring any relevant UEB corporate risk owner.
15. To consider the workload associated with the Committee’s business, including via consideration of the impact of the Committee’s decisions on staff workload; and to oversee the workload associated with being a member of the Committee.
16. To consider ways of promoting inclusivity, diversity and equity in relation to all the above.
Deputy Chair: in the absence of the PVC, the Associate PVC shall be nominated to Chair
The Faculty Dean shall be the designated alternate for the respective Associate Dean for Teaching, Learning and Students, in their absence.
Acting Secretary: David Gent
Nine members, with at least two members from each of the three main subject areas, and three members co-opted. Members should normally have experience of a leadership/management role in relation to teaching and learning (eg, present or former HoDs, Chairs of BoS, GSB or other departmental committees). Details are below:
|To serve until|
|Arts and Humanities|
|Dr Richard McClary (Department of History of Art)||31 July 2026|
|Dr Michelle Alexander (Department of Archaeology)||31 July 2025|
|Scott Slorach (Law)||31 July 2026|
|Professor Claire Ball-Smith (Department of Education)||31 July 2026|
|Dr Michael Bate (Department of Mathematics)||31 July 2024|
|Professor Paul Bishop (Department of Psychology)||31 July 2026|
|Dr Simon O'Keefe (Department of Computer Science)||31 July 2025|
|Dr Lisa O'Malley (School of Business & Society)||31 July 2024|
|Dr Matthew Perry (International Pathway College)||31 July 2026|
One undergraduate representative - Meely Doherty, YUSU Academic Officer (1 year)
One postgraduate representative - Cytherea Shen, GSA Vice President Academic (1 year)
The Students' Union and Graduate Students' Association are permitted to designate alternates to student members of the committee.
The quorum shall be one third of members of the Committee, including at least one student representative.
When considering new programme proposals, the approval decision must involve as a minimum: the Chair or Deputy Chair, two further members of UTC and one student representative. All other members must also have been given a reasonable opportunity to comment on the proposal.
Details of the 2023/24 meetings are shown below:
|9 November 2023||UTC November 2023 Agenda (PDF , 136kb)|
2012 - 2013
2011 - 2012
2010 - 2011
Date of the Meeting
|Thursday 28 September 2023||Thursday 14 September 2023|
|Thursday 9 November 2023||Thursday 26 October 2023|
|Thursday 7 December 2023||Thursday 23 November 2023|
|Thursday 15 February 2024||Thursday 1 February 2024|
|Thursday 14 March 2024||Thursday 29 February 2024|
|Thursday 16 May 2024||Thursday 2 May 2024|
|Thursday 11 July 2024||Thursday 27 June 2024|
* to note - from January 2021, with the exception of collaborative programmes and proposals which incorporate a new University award, approval of the academic case for a new taught programme resides with the relevant Faculty Learning and Teaching Group (FLTG). New collaborative programmes (inclusive of provision involving an external provider for example International Pathway College programmes, apprenticeship programmes and online provision delivered in partnership with Higher Ed Partners UK) and proposals which incorporate a new University award, remain with University Teaching Committee.
Prior to submission of new programme proposals to UTC it is an expectation that that programmes have Stage 1-2 development approval, and that programme proposers have sought advice from their designated Academic Quality Team (AQT) contact.