QAC - Terms of Reference/Membership

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 consider preliminary submissions to HKCAAVQ/PVRC and final submissions to PVRC for Programme Validation and/or Review and proposals for major changes to programmes from the quality assurance perspective on behalf of the Academic Board and to make recommendations for improvement;
  6. 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;
  7. 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.

Meetings of the QAC

  1. The QAC will meet 4 times a year. Meetings will be scheduled to provide input to regular Academic Board meetings. The Committee will also interact electronically as is necessary for its business to be effectively progressed.
  2. Limited life Working Groups will take forward as required the detailed examination of, or consultation on strategic issues under its mandate.
  3. The Chairs of other Academic Board Committees shall receive papers for the Committee upon request and can attend any of the meetings.

Membership

  Membership Category Description
1. Acting Chair Associate Academic Vice-President (Stategic Planning):
- Mr. Felix LEUNG
2. Member: Deputy Chair Associate Academic Vice-President:
- Ms. Andrea HOPE
3. Members Three Heads of Department not concurrently serving on PVRC appointed by the Academic VP:
- Prof. LEUNG Tin Wai (JMC)
- Dr. Andy CHIU (L&B)
- Dr. Joyce CHANG (SW)
4.   Three academic staff below the level of Head of Department with particular interest/responsibility for academic quality assurance at Departmental level nominated by their Department and appointed by the Academic VP:
- Dr. Thomas Yuen (E&F)
- Dr. Amy CHAN (ENG)
- Prof. Selina CHAN (SOC)
5.  

Three academic staff below the level of Head of Department appointed by the Academic Vice-President:
- Dr. Monica LAW (BA)
- Dr. HO Cheung Wing (CHI)
- Dr. Alex LI (C&P)

6.   One student representative elected by students:
- Ms. YIU Lok (SOC, Year 4)
7.   Up to two additional members may be co-opted on a project basis by the Chair.
8. Secretary Assistant Registrar (Quality Assurance):
- Ms. Yvonne YAN

The Chair may invite individuals to attend specific meetings or specific agenda items.