Committee Related Information

Programme and Curriculum Committee (PCC)

The PCC serves to monitor and assure the satisfactory operation of the programme. The terms of reference of the PCC are:

1. To take charge of the degree programme, including the design,implementation and review of the curriculum, among other things, the achievement of the intended programme learning outcomes;

2. To liaise with teaching staff concerned on programme matters such as course offerings for each academic year;

3. To liaise with the Registry/School of Graduate Studies on all academic matters, including review of academic regulations and examination matters;

4. To review admission policy for the degree programme;

5. To deal with all other matters related to the degree programme.

ChairmanProgramme Director
MembersHead of Department of Accountancy
All teaching staff of the programme
One student representative
SecretaryTo be appointed by the Chairman

Board of Examiners

The Board of Examiners makes decisions on examinations and continuous assessment recommendations of students for graduation. It has the following duties:

1. To maintain the academic standards of the programme at a level appropriate to the award of the degree;

2. To maintain general supervision of the system of continuous assessment;

3. To assess the performance of students in the programme;

4. To maintain the proper conduct of examinations;

5. To approve the final subject results;

6. To deal with grievances and appeals from students;

7. To report/make recommendations to the Postgraduate Studies Committee under Senate.

ChairmanProgramme Director
MembersDean of Faculty of Business
Head of Department of Accountancy
All staff concerned with the setting and marking of any part of
the examinations
External Academic Advisor(s), if any
SecretaryTo be appointed by the Chairman

Staff-Student Consultation Committee

The Staff-Student Consultation Committee (SSCC) provides a platform for students to express their views on the programme and individual courses and for the departments/academic units to solicit student feedback on specific aspects of the programme and courses for continuous improvement. The terms of reference are as follows:

1. To promote understanding between students and teaching staff;

2. to consider feedback from students regarding teaching, learning and course evaluation and issues of importance for enhancing teaching and learning quality;

3. to consider any other matters of concern to students;

4. to review and monitor the learning and teaching quality assurance mechanisms and processes within the programme;

5. to provide feedback to students on changes made to courses and teaching in response to the Course Teaching and Learning Evaluation exercise; and

6. to formulate strategies in helping students to learn more effectively.

ChairmanProgramme Director
MembersAt least two staff members teaching for the programme in the
current academic year
At least three student representatives from a variety of
education/training/working backgrounds in the current
academic year
SecretaryTo be appointed by the Chairman

External Academic Advisor

The appointment of External Academic Advisers (EAAs) is intended to provide an external and impartial check that internal standards are being fairly and consistently applied and that Lingnan's measures are comparable with those of similar degree programmes at the tertiary level in Kong and outside Hong Kong. The duties of EAAs include:

1. To assist the programmes in maintaining standards comparable to those in other tertiary institutions of international repute;

2. To take an overview of the assessment arrangements, including comments on any assessment materials for continuous assessment, examinations papers and assessment/marking schemes of selected courses sent to them. Comments received on constant assessment materials, examination papers, and assessment/marking schemes should be used for future reference and planning purposes;

3. to receive and assess a sample of student works, including examination scripts, dissertations, project reports, essays, case studies, etc., as appropriate to enable him/her to understand students' academic standards. Comments from External Academic Advisers regarding the appropriateness of markings should be used for future reference and planning purposes;

4. to satisfy himself/herself that the standards set by the Board of Examiners concerned are appropriate and comparable with the standards of equivalent programmes at other tertiary institutions;

5. to submit a confidential report to the President by 1st July. The report should cover issues in the following areas with reference to those in programmes at other comparable tertiary institutions:

( 1 ) the structure, organisation, design and marking of all assessments.

( 2 ) academic standards, i.e., examination papers, course work and grading with regard to the quality of outcome, the performance of students, and the level of the award.

( 3 ) development of the programme, with regard to such matters as the curriculum, the assessment scheme and resources.

Advisory Board

The role of an Advisory Board is to act as an interface between Government/industry/commerce/the community at large and the programme concerned.

Terms of reference

An Advisory Board shall usually meet once a year to help plan and keep under review the following aspects of work, including future developments:

1. level and length of courses/programmes concerned in relation to local needs;

2. the relevance of the courses/programme(s) with regard to the local needs;

3. the prospects of local employment for graduates;

4. the adequacy of the equipment and other resources of the academic units to fulfil local needs;

5. the development of teaching and other activities carried out jointly by the academic units and the appropriate sector of the community;

6. investigation consultancy and other services given by the academic units; and/p>

7. keep under review the assistance that the community can give to further the objectives of the University in the subject concerned by way of practical training facilities, the provision of part-time teaching staff and equipment, the award of scholarships, student-fellowships, etc.

ChairmanTo be nominated by the Convener and appointed by the Senate
ConvenerProgramme Director
MembersTo be nominated by the Convener and appointed by the Senate
SecretaryTo be appointed by the Convener
Observers and AdvisersThe Committee may invite any persons to attend any meetings as observers or advisers