Terms of Reference

  • To develop proposals and discussion papers and to make recommendations to the Divisional Board, HoDs, and the Pro-Vice-Chancellor on academic policies and on academic strategic developments;
  • To make recommendations to the Divisional Board on specific proposals for curriculum development;
  • To review and make responses or recommendations to appropriate bodies on academic matters referred to the Division for comment.

The Committee may form Working Parties which may include other members of the Division.


  • The Associate Dean (Academic), Convenor (ex officio)
  • The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (ex officio)
  • Six members of the academic staff of the Division*
  • The committee may co-opt additional members

Normally, members serve for three years and two are replaced each year.

Secretarial and administrative support is provided by the Divisional Office.

*Membership will reflect a balance between genders, disciplines, and appointment levels. Where necessary, co-option will be used to achieve such balance. Members will not be representing any department or other group but will be providing their individual vision, wisdom and insight. Membership of the committee will be regarded as significant service to the Division.

Download a copy of the terms of reference and the membership of the Academic Committee (PDF 421KB)


The Committee will normally meet monthly.

Academic Committee and Divisional Board meeting dates, 2017 (PDF, 90KB)

Forms and information on University Academic Committees

Go to the Proformas for New Proposals page

Current Committee

  • Associate Professor Tim Cooper (Theology and Religion)[Convenor]
  • Ms Nicola Cummins (English and Linguistics)
  • Associate Professor Ruth Fitzgerald (Anthropology and Archaeology)
  • Ms Carol Forbes (Humanities Divisional Office)
  • Professor Shelley Griffiths (Faculty of Law)
  • Dr James Headley (Politics)
  • Mr James Heath (OUSA Representative)
  • Dr Naomi Ingram (College of Education)
  • Associate Professor Zach Weber (Philosophy)
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