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 through the review and consideration of Annual Programme Review Reports on behalf of the Academic Board;
  4. To keep under review the systems of examination and assessment including the External Examiner system. To recommend the appointment of External Examiners to the Academic Board and to monitor External Examiner Reports and Departmental responses to ensure that appropriate actions are taken and to inform policy development;
  5. To consider preliminary draft submissions to HKCAAVQ/PVRC for programme validation and/or Review and proposals for major changes to programmes on behalf of the Academic Board and to make recommendations for improvement;
  6. To monitor all guidance and requirements issued by the HKCAAVQ, particularly in relation to Periodic Review, Programme Validation/Revalidation and academic standards at HKQF levels 5 and 6 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.

Membership

  Membership Category Description Term of Office
1. Acting Chair Administrative Vice-President:
- Dr. HU Fai Chung
(ex-officio)
2. Member: Deputy Chair Associate Academic Vice-President:
- Ms. Andrea HOPE
(ex-officio)
3. Members Three Heads of Department not concurrently serving on PVRC appointed by the Academic VP:
- Prof. Ted CHEN (ACCT)
- Prof. LEUNG Tin Wai (JMC)
- Prof. Catherine SUN (C&P)
9 Jan 2012 –
31 Aug 2014
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. Amy CHAN (ENG)
- Prof. Selina CHAN (SOC)
- Dr. Joe WONG (E&F)
9 Jan 2012 –
31 Aug 2014
5.   Three academic staff below the level of Head of Department appointed by the Academic Vice-President:
- Dr. Wing AU (SW)
- Dr. Monica LAW (BA)

9 Jan 2012 –
31 Aug 2014

- Dr. HO Cheung Wing (CHI) 1 Sep 2012 -
31 Aug 2015
6.   One student representative elected by students:
- Ms. YIU Lok (SOC, Year 3)

mid Nov 2013 -
mid-Nov 2014

7.   Up to two additional members may be co-opted on a project basis by the Chair. As required
8. Secretary Registrar (Quality Assurance/ Research):
- Ms. Cecilia YU
(ex-officio)

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