Our Approach

York St John University is an autonomous institution that is committed to ensuring that its programmes meet internal and external academic and professional standards.

While these processes and standards are often upheld by internal staff and collaborative partners, students also have an integral role in our quality assurance and enhancement procedures and mechanisms.

 

Structures, Roles and Responsibilities

The University expects all members of staff and partners to share responsibility for academic standards and the quality of the learning experience provided at the point of delivery. Particular roles and responsibilities, within the Schools and at University level, for the management of standard and quality are set out in detail in the document Roles and Responsibilities for Quality and Standards, a revised version of which will be published shortly. 

Central Services with Particular Responsibilities

Registry

  • Policies and regulations, approval, monitoring and review procedures
  • Support for the Quality and Standards Committee and the Learning and Teaching Committee
  • Procedures relating to assessment and awards
  • Support for the Board of Examiners for Progress and Award

Academic Development Directorate

  • Academic staff development
  • Technology Enhanced Learning
  • Research policy and ethics
  • Teaching fellowships

Student Services

  • Student Engagement
  • Policies and procedures relating to student support

 

Committees

The Academic Board is ultimately responsible for the standards of awards made in the University’s name and quality of the learning opportunities provided. Its responsibilities are delegated to a number of sub-committees. School committees provide a direct line of communication and accountability.

Quality and Standard Committee

Responsibilities

The Quality and Standards Committee is responsible for the quality of programmes and standard of awards for all taught provision.

Committee Organisers

Academic Quality Support organises this committee and can be contacted at E: quality@yorksj.ac.uk

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Papers - for staff

Approved minutes – public

Highlights

 

Learning and Teaching Committee

Responsibilities

The Learning and Teaching Committee is responsible for the University's strategy on learning, teaching, enhancement and the quality of the student experience.

Committee Organisers

Academic Quality Support organises this committee and can be contacted at E: quality@yorksj.ac.uk

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Papers and minutes – for staff

Approved minutes – public

Highlights

 

Board of Examiners for Progress and Awards

Responsibilities

Within the powers delegated by Academic Board, to ensure that assessment procedures are properly conducted and to undertake the final approval of progression decisions and the classification of awards.

At School level School Assessment Panels (SAPs), feed information into this committee.

Committee Organisers

Registry Assessment organises this committee and can be contacted at E: assessment@yorksj.ac.uk

 

Research Committee

Responsibilities

The Research Committee is responsible for advising on research policy in the University and the monitoring and support of research activity.

Committee Organisers

The Academic Development Directorate organises this committee and the Executive Officer, the Head of Research Development, can be contacted at E: v.carpenter@yorksj.ac.uk 

Approved minutes – public

 

Reference Points

The standards of awards and quality of learning opportunities are managed with reference to internal and external frameworks:

Internal Reference Points

External Reference Points

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