University Committees

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Academic Staff Appraisal Committee:

Chairman: Academic Vice President  
Members ex-officio: Administrative Vice President
Associate Academic Vice President
Senior Registrar
 
Invited Members (at Chair's discretion): One to two members of University staff at HoD level
One representative of the External Examiners of the University
 
Secretary: A staff member of Registry  

Terms of Reference

  1. To consider the results of the annual staff appraisal process;
  2. To consider all recommendations for special commendation or censure of individual staff members arising from the appraisal exercise and determine appropriate follow-up action as required;
  3. To draft a report to the Academic Board containing:
    • an overview of the Appraisal process
    • examples of good academic practice that could be more widely adopted; 
    • recommendations on specific aspects of academic performance requiring special attention in the next review period; and
    • recommendations for improvements to the Appraisal process.
 

Advancement of Teaching and Learning Committee:

Chairperson: Associate Academic Vice President (Teaching and Learning Development)
Members: Dr. CHOW Tak Sang, Jason
Dr. CHUI Chi Fai, Raymond
Dr. LAM Yee Man
Dr. LAW CHui Chui, Monica
Dr. MA Wai Kit, Will
Ms. NG Kwan Kwan
 
 

 

 

Terms of Reference

  1.  to organize and deliver a professional development programme for new faculty;
  2.  to provide information and support for technology-enhanced teaching;
  3.  to provide training that applies advanced technology for improved teaching;
  4.  to promote excellence and innovative developments in teaching and learning;
  5.  to connect faculty across disciplines for innovative scholarship and teaching pedagogy;
  6.  to submit an annual report of activities to the Academic Board.
     

Examination Results Committee:

Chairperson: Associate Academic Vice President
Members: Deputy President
Administrative Vice President
Associate Administrative Vice President
Heads of Department
     

Terms of Reference

  1. to vet the examination results for Years 2-4 of degree programmes on behalf of the Academic Board;
  2. to identify issues relating to student performance; and
  3. to make recommendations to the Board with respect to the approval of results recommended by the Departmental Boards of Examiners.
 

Honorary Degrees Committee:

Chairman: Chairman of the Board of Governors ex officio  
Members: President
Vice Presidents
Two members of Board of Governors, nominated by the Board of Governors who are not officers of the University
One to two members of University staff at HoD level
Two Heads of Department nominated by the Academic Board
 
Secretary: AAVP  
     

Terms of Reference

 To select for recommendation to the Board of Governors for the award of honorary doctorates of the University, candidates who, in the opinion of the Honorary Degrees Committee:
  1. have made a distinctive contribution to the University or to the community, in the advancement of knowledge or otherwise; or
  2. are worthy of such a degree for outstanding human endeavour or devotion to the well-being of society in general.
 

Human Research Ethics Committee:

Chairman: Director of University Research  
Members: Associate Academic Vice President
Chair of RSDC
Dr. CHANG Sau Han, Joyce
Dr. HUI Yew Foong
Professor LEE Chiu Chun
Dr. MA Wai Kit, Will
Dr. NG Chi Ho, Mark
Dr. YU Kai Ching, Calvin
 
External Advisors Prof. BACON-SHONE, John Director, Social Sciences Research Centre,The University of Hong Kong
  Prof. CHAN, Alfred Honorary Professor, Asia-Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies, Lingnan University; Chairperson, Equal Opportunities Commission
Secretary: Ms. CHU Wai, Peggy  
     

Terms of Reference

  1. To keep under review, for advice to the University Research Committee, research ethics matters involving the participation of human subjects in research protocols.
  2. To consider individual research protocols submitted to the Committee and where appropriate, to certify that ethical requirements have been fulfilled; and
  3. To monitor and evaluate the progress of approved projects to ensure that ethical requirements are being met.
  4. To submit an annual report to the Academic Board with recommendations for future development.
HREC Guidelines    
 

Library Management and Development Committee:

Chairperson: Pending  
Members: Librarian
Dr. AO IEONG Im Wa
Dr. AU Chi Kin
Ir. Dr. CHAN Chi On
Dr. CHAN Wai Nga, Gloria
Dr. CHIO Hin Man, Jasmine
Ms. CHU Wan Ling
Dr. HUI Yew Foong
Ms. LAU Chiu Man, Cherry
Dr. LEE Hua
Mr. WAN Kwok Fai
Dr. WILSON, Claire
Elected Student Representative
 

Terms of Reference

  1. To consider the library development plan and make recommendations to the Academic Board.
  2. To receive an annual progress report from the Librarian.
  3. To advise on all matters pertaining to Library management and development.
  4. To make recommendations on the allocation of resources, and the purchasing and selection of books, periodicals and equipment for the Library.
  5. To recommend appropriate disciplinary action against users in breach of library regulations.
 

Programme Validation and Review Committee:

Chairperson: Associate Academic Vice President
External members: Dr. AU Wing Tung, Winton Department of Psychology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  Prof. CHIU Yu Lok School of Arts and Social Sciences, The Open University of Hong Kong
  Prof. LAIDLER, Karen Joe Department of Sociology, The University of Hong Kong
  Prof. LAU Chung Ming Department of Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  Prof. LEE Chin Chuan Department of Media and Communication, City University of Hong Kong
  Prof. MA Yue Department of Economics and Finance, City University of Hong Kong
Internal members: Prof. WONG Kin-yuen Head, Department of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Arts
  Prof. CHEN Tien-yiu, Theodore Head, Department of Accounting, Faculty of Commerce
  Prof. TRAVER, Harold H. Head, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences
     

Terms of Reference

  1. To consider any proposal from a Department for a new programme of study within an existing discipline area which leads to or articulates into an award of a degree of the University. Consideration will take into account the programme's academic validity, standard and quality as predicted in the proposal within the context of tertiary education in Hong Kong and the University mission.
  2. To review individual programmes at the interval determined by the Academic Board at validation or at the most recent review.  PVRC will ascertain whether:
    1. The programme has established the academic validity, standard and quality as predicted at the initial validation or most recent review;
    2. The conditions, requirements and/or recommendations set during the initial validation or most recent revalidation have been properly addressed; and
    3. The proposed continued development of the programme will maintain the academic validity, standard and quality in the future.
  3. To make recommendations to the Academic Board as to the acceptability of the proposal for the continued offering and development of the programme including recommendations for amendments to the programme.
     

Quality Assurance Committee:

Chairperson: Associate Academic Vice President
(Teaching and Learning Development)
 
Deputy Chairperson: Associate Academic Vice President  
Members: Dr. CHANG Sau Han, Joyce
Dr. CHEUNG Siu Keung
Dr. CHIU Man Chung, Andy
Dr. LI Yi Man, Rita
Dr. MA Wai Kit, Will
Dr. NG Chi Ho, Mark
Dr. SUEN Hoi Yan
Prof. WONG Kin Yuen
Dr. ZHOU Dehui, Ruth
Elected Student Representative
 
     

 Terms of Reference

  1. To advise the Academic Board on principles, policies and procedures relating to the quality assurance and enhancement of teaching, learning and assessment;
  2. To audit and evaluate the University's quality assurance procedures and assessment regulations and to develop strategies for improvement;
  3. To monitor quality assurance and enhancement mechanisms at Programme/Departmental level including the review and consideration of specific issues raised in the Annual Programme Review Reports at the request of the Academic Board;
  4. To keep under review the systems of examination and assessment including the External Examiner system. To approve the appointment of External Examiners and External Programme Assessors on behalf of the Academic Board and to monitor External Examiner Reports and Departmental responses to ensure that appropriate actions are taken and to inform policy development. To make an annual report to the Academic Board on the operation of the external advisory system;
  5. To approve course changes and the introduction of new elective courses on behalf of the Academic Board;
  6. To consider preliminary submissions to HKCAAVQ/PVRC and final submissions to PVRC for Programme Validation and/or Review and proposals for changes to programmes from the quality assurance perspective on behalf of the Academic Board and to make recommendations for improvement;
  7. To monitor all guidance and requirements issued by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ) and the Education Bureau (EDB), particularly in relation to Periodic Review, Programme Validation/Revalidation and academic standards at HKQF levels 5, 6 and 7 and initiate and coordinate action as appropriate;
  8. To monitor and report to the Academic Board on a range of relevant risk and performance indicators, such as:
      ‧ Statistical data on programme performance
      ‧ Student feedback and survey results
      ‧ Annual reports on appeals against assessment results.
 

Research and Staff Development Committee:

Chairperson: Prof. YU Fu Lai, Tony  
Supervisor: Provost  
Members: Prof. HO Cheung Wing
Dr. LEE Hua
Prof. TRAVER, Harold H.
Prof. WONG Kin Yuen
 
 

Terms of Reference

  1. To advise the University authorities and report to the Academic Board on the development of policies and procedures governing the development and promotion of research and scholarly activities in the University so as to contribute to our aim of becoming Hong Kong's first private university.
  2. To evaluate applications for University assistance, to approve financial support up to specified limits, and to advise the University on other applications.
  3. To inform itself on external research funding opportunities and to assist academic staff to seek such funding and to participate in joint research projects with other tertiary institutions.
     

Student Admissions Committee:

Chairperson: Dr. YUEN Wai Kee  
Members: Associate Administrative Vice President
Mr. BRUCE, Nigel James
Ms. CHAK Suet Ching
Dr. LAM Che Fai, Lubanski
Dr. LEUNG Kai Ip, Danny
Dr. LI Xiu Guo
Dr. LO Wing Sang
Ms. MOK Wai Kit, Linda
Ms. PANG Ka Wei
Dr. WONG Pak Ho, Bernard
Dr. YANG Ruo Xiao
 
     

Terms of Reference

  1. To keep policy and regulations relating to the admission of new students under review.
  2. To liaise with academic departments in relation to programme-specific admission requirements.
  3. To advise on exceptional cases referred to it by academic departments.
  4. To recommend changes to University admission regulations for approval by the Academic Board.
     

Student Affairs Committee:

Chairperson: Associate Vice President (Student Affairs)
Members: Ms. CHEN Rong
Dr. CHEUNG Oi Ngor, Sandra
Dr. CUI Xiling, Celine
Mr. HO Tat Ming, Benjamin
Dr. HUNG Chor Kin
Dr. LEE Man Ki, Theodora
Dr. LI Hang
Dr. LO Lap Yan
Dr. PANG Suk Man, Agnes
Dr. XIE Yuying, Sabrina
Dr. YUEN Wai Kee
Elected Student Representative
 

Terms of Reference

  1. To advise the University on all matters relating to student affairs.
  2. To receive reports on student activities from the Dean of Student Affairs.
  3. To plan and promote activities for students which are conducive to their whole- person development and in line with the University mission.
 

Student Discipline Committee:

Chairperson: Deputy President  
Members: Associate Vice President (Student Affairs)
Dr. CHAU Chi Fung
Dr. CHEN Wanyu, Tina
Dr. CHIU Tze Ming
Dr. CHOW Kit Ling, Lina
Prof. DUAN Shu Wei
Dr. LAW Lai Kuen, Shirley
Dr. LEE Shu Kam
Dr. LIU Jianwen, Kacey
Dr. LO Wai Yu, Olivine
Mr. NG Yu Wai, Magnum
Dr. WONG Chi Kin
Elected Student Representative
 
 

Terms of Reference

  1. To review cases of student violation of any rule or regulation of the University.
  2. To recommend to the Vice-President such disciplinary action as may be appropriate.
     

Student Finance Committee:

Chairperson: Pending  
Members: Associate Vice President (Student Affairs)
Ms. CHU Wan Ling
Mr. KWOK Ka Yiu
Ms. KWOK Mei Mei
Dr. LU Chia Hui
Dr. WAN Yau Ni, Jenny
Dr. WILSON, CLAIRE
Dr. WONG Ka Hong, Desmond
Mr. WONG Wan Sin, James
Dr. YOUNG Yuk Fun, Fanny
Dr. YUNG Ching Shek
Dr. ZHOU Qiang
Elected Student Representative
 
 

Terms of Reference

  1. To consider and make decisions on the award of students' scholarships and bursaries and on the reduction or exemption of tuition fees.
  2. To consider and approve applications from graduates for loans for post-graduate (Masters or Doctorate) studies overseas.
     

University Panel Against Sexual Harassment:

Chairperson: Associate Administrative Vice President  
Members: Registrar
Dr. CHAN Kit Sze, Amy
Dr. CHEUNG Siu Keung
Dr. CHIU Man Chung, Andy
Ms. CHUNG Yue Ching, Rain
Ms. TANG, Stephanie
Elected Student Representative
 
     

 Terms of Reference

  1. To review, on a regular basis, statistics on sexual harassment occurring on university campuses in Hong Kong and the complaint procedures in general.
  2. To promote awareness of prevention of sexual harassment on campus.
  3. To handle all reported sexual harassment complaints in our University community. Where necessary, Panel members will be appointed to the Independent Investigation Team on a case-by-case basis.
  4. To approve the investigation report submitted by the Independent Investigation Team appointed for each specific case.
  5. To give recommendations to the University such disciplinary actions as may be appropriate.
  6. To review the University Policy against sexual harassment, where necessary.
  7. To keep strictly confidential personal data of all parties involved in the process of investigating any reported sexual harassment case.
 

University Research Committee:

Chairperson Ex-officio: Director of University Research  
Members Ex-officio: Provost
Academic Vice President
Associate Academic Vice President
 
Members: Prof. CHEUNG Yuet Wah
Prof. LEE Chiu Chun
Prof. WONG Kin Yuen
Prof. YEUNG Wing Kay, David
Prof. YU Fu Lai, Tony
 
     

 Terms of Reference

  1. To oversee the development of research policy and procedures.
  2. To participate as required in the final pre-submission vetting of applications for external research funding.
  3. To submit an annual report to the Academic Board on the development of research in the University.
     

University Senior Promotions Committee:

Chairperson: Prof. YEUNG Wing Kay, David  
Members: Prof. CHEUNG Yuet Wah
Prof. HO Cheung Wing
Prof. LEE Chiu Chun
Prof. WONG Kin Yuen
Prof. YU Fu Lai, Tony
 
     

Terms of Reference

To consider and recommend the offer of promotion of professoriate staff.

1. USPC Documents, Guidelines and Forms

- Promotion to Associate Professor & Professor
- Appointment of Professor of Practice

2. USPC Checklists

- Checklist for Applicants
- Checklist for Department Heads