Corporate and Academic Governance at Nelson College London
Corporate Governance Arrangement
THE BOARD OF GOVERNANCEThe Board of Governance is responsible for the oversight of Nelson College London subject to the ultimate authority of the Board of Directors. The Board advises the Principal and directors on strategy, risk, resourcing and employment matters, including the engagement of senior officers. Additionally, the Board seeks to ensure that the College is well-managed and delivering quality education in accordance with the expectations of students, awarding organisations, the Quality Assurance Agency, and statutory bodies.
MEMBERSHIP12 excluding Chair (7 independent and external members and 6 executive members) Chair: Independent and external
NON EXECUTIVE MEMBERSPaul Greaves Dr Shorful Islam Les Caunce Susan Harris Aaron Porter Coral Hill Sarah Ryan
EXECUTIVE MEMBERSGeoffrey Alderman Nazim Uddin Athiqul Islam Shiraj Islam Aleksandra Osiniagova David Douglas
SCHEDULE OF THE BOARD MEETINGSFirst Board meeting was held on 09/07/2014 Second Board meeting was held on 22/10/2014 Third Board meeting was held on 11/02/2015 Fourth Board meeting was held on 08/04/2015 Fifth Board meeting was held on 15/06/2015 Sixth Board meeting was held on 15/10/2015 Seventh Board meeting was held on 23/03/2016 Eighth Board meeting was held on 13/07/2016 Ninth Board meeting was held on 16/11/2016 Tenth Board meeting was held on 19/01/2017 Eleventh Board meeting was held on 04/04/2017 Twelfth Board meeting is scheduled for 07/12/2017
COMMITTEES ON THE BOARD OF GOVERNANCEAudit Committee The Audit Committee is responsible for the monitoring of internal control systems and risk management. The members of the Committee meet up twice a year and produce an annual report for the Board of Governance. The Committee is chaired by a non-executive member of the Board of Governance. Finance Committee The Finance Committee is responsible for the evaluation of yearly budget and accounts. The Committee also assesses the need for major investment and/or capital expenditure. The meetings take place twice a year. The Committee is chaired by a non-executive member of the Board of Governance. Principal's Executive Group The Principal's Executive Group advises the Principal on strategic decisions relating to the academic conduct and well-being of the College. Of itself it has no executive authority.
Academic Governance Arrangement
ACADEMIC BOARD The Academic Board is the guardian of academic standards at the College, and of the quality of the student learning experience. The Academic Board reports to the Board of Governance. Academic Planning Committee The Academic Planning Committee is responsible for academic portfolio planning and development and for making recommendations to the Academic Board on approval and re-approval of partners, with due consideration being given to the enhancement of quality and standards. The Academic Planning Committee reports to the Academic Board setting out proposals and recommendations for approval. Programme Committee A Programme Committee is formed for each HND Programme the College delivers. The Programme Committees report to the Academic Board and are responsible for managing the day-to-day academic quality and standards of the programmes, and for ensuring effective engagement with students on programme-related matters. Quality Assurance and Enhancement Committee The Quality Assurance and Enhancement Committee is responsible for ensuring that the College’s quality assurance systems meet the expectations of the UK Quality Code, awarding bodies, students and other internal and external stakeholders. The Quality Assurance and Enhancement Committee report to the Academic Board. Course Committee A Course Committee is formed for each London Met Course the College delivers. Course Committees are an important element of the quality assurance and enhancement cycle. Academic Assessment Panel The Academic Assessment Panel is responsible for overseeing all assessment decisions and awards at the College including the consideration of requirements for re-submissions and re-sits. The Academic Assessment Panel reports to the Academic Board. Subject Standard Board A Subject Standards Board is an Assessment Board for a clearly delineated group of modules which may contribute to one or more courses, responsible to the Academic Board. It shall operate within the University’s Academic Regulations and Procedures and guidelines determined from time to time by the Academic Board. Progression Board A Progression Board meeting should be held prior to the commencement of teaching for the academic year two. The aim of the Progression Board is to review the students’ academic performance in order to make progression decisions from year one to year two. The progression Board reports to the Academic Board. Student Representatives Committee The Student Representatives Committee provides a forum in which students can express their views on their learning experience at the College. The Student Representatives Committee reports to the Academic Board.