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Combined Staff Meeting

Date of Next Meeting

Tuesday 21 March 2017

Terms of Reference

Membership shall be:

  • All staff (academic staff, assistant staff, contract research staff, academic-related staff, holders of personal fellowships or similar award, retired research-active staff, and others by agreement with the Head of Department.
  • The Chair of the meeting shall be the Head of Department or a person deputed by him/her
  • The Secretary shall be the Departmental Administrator, or a person nominated by the Head of Department
  • Two graduate student representatives  who shall attend except for reserved business.


  • To review, monitor, evaluate, and co-ordinate the undergraduate teaching of the Department
  • To advise teaching management committees on the wider aspects of education within the framework set by the Faculty Board of Biology
  • To receive, evaluate, and approve reports from the teaching management committees for the courses to which the Department contributes
  • To review, monitor, evaluate, and co-ordinate the graduate teaching of the Department and to receive and approve reports from the Graduate Committee and the Graduate Management Committee


  • To consider and discuss reports relating to teaching, research and departmental services/operations from:
  • Head of Department
  • Departmental Administrator
  • Teaching committee
  • Safety committee
  • Other reports as appropriate
  • Meetings shall be held each term and shall be considered quorate if 25 per cent of the eligible membership is present.

Minutes of the meeting 21 October 2015 (with Financial Year End 2014-15 presentation)