Joint Student Number Planning Sub-Committee

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Terms of Reference

The Joint Student Number Planning Sub-committee shall advise Council, through Planning and Resource Allocation Committee and Education Committee, and Conference of Colleges on the development of the collegiate University’s student number planning policy, set by Council and endorsed by Conference. It shall:

  1. maintain an overview of the current and future size and shape of Oxford’s student body, consistent with the objectives and values of the University’s strategic plan;
  2. receive long- and short-term planned numbers for all students from divisions, the Department for Continuing Education, and the colleges, societies and Permanent Private Halls on a regular basis, including undergraduate, postgraduate, visiting and recognised students, and consider the implications of these in terms of council policy on student numbers and overall University strategy;
  3. review planned and actual student numbers to detect any mismatch between colleges and divisions at undergraduate and postgraduate levels;
  4. develop dialogue with particular divisions or colleges as appropriate to ensure that student number policy set by Council is not contravened;
  5. consider mechanisms to encourage a match between divisional and college targets and to ensure adherence to the student number policy set by Council;
  6. monitor planned and actual student numbers against funding levels set by HEFCE where applicable and agreements made with Oxford City Council concerning the number of students living in private accommodation;
  7. monitor the number of units of accommodation provided across the collegiate University, including oversight of the annual accommodation survey;
  8. liaise as appropriate with other related committees and working groups on matters relating to student number planning;
  9. maintain an overview of the shape of Oxford’s student body noting areas of high or low demand and where these sit within the national and international context;
  10. monitor the mix and trends of student numbers by fee status and type, and consider the implications of any change;
  11. contribute to the strategic planning of the collegiate University’s size and shape and inform Council and Conference on the need for future revisions to the student number policy arising from the above.

The Sub-committee shall report to Council and Conference annually.

Membership

NamePosition
Dr David Prout Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Planning & Resources), Chair
Sir Jonathan Phillips Head of House elected by the Conference of Colleges, Vice Chair
Professor Sarah Whatmore  Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education)
Senior Proctor One of the Proctors or the Assessor as may be agreed between them
Professor Graham Ward (HUM) Appointed by the divisional board from among their own members
Professor Martin Williams (MPLS) Appointed by the divisional board from among their own members
Professor David Vaux (MSD) Appointed by the divisional board from among their own members
Professor Roger Goodman (SSD) Appointed by the divisional board from among their own members
Professor Jonathan Michie Appointed by the Continuing Education Board from among its own members
Dr Louise Durning Elected by the Conference of Colleges
Mr James Lawrie Elected by the Conference of Colleges
Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt Elected by the Conference of Colleges

In Attendance

  • Oxford SU Representative
  • Ms Caroline Pack
  • Ms Jane Dale
  • Dr Jane Gover
  • Mr Jared Hutchings
  • Dr Nadia Pollini
  • Ms Karen Brill
  • Mr David Gibson
  • Dr Peter Gambles
  • Dr Nicola Trott
  • Junior Proctor
  • Mr Mike Glover
  • Dr Rachel Cox
  • Mr Kris Tiffen (Secretary)

Meeting Dates

DateTime
17 October 2017 9:30 - 11:30
24 November 2017 10:00 - 12:00
6 February 2018 11:00 - 13:00
1 May 2018 9:30 - 11:30
5 June 2018 9:30 - 11:30

 

 

 

 

 

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