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Advisory Board (AB)


Chairman:  To be nominated by the Convener and appointed by the Senate
Convener: Programme Director
Members:Dean of GS or his/her representative, others to be nominated by the Convener and appointed by the Senate
Secretary:To be appointed by the Convener
Observers:The Committee may invite any persons (such as alumni and other stakeholders) to attend any meeting as observers or advisers

An Advisory Board comprising of esteemed scholars and practitioners in the field of social entrepreneurship and innovation management will be established. The role of the Advisory Board is to act as an interface between the community and the programme. Chairman and members of the Board are to be nominated by the School of Graduate Studies.

Terms of reference:

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

a) level and length of courses/programme(s) concerned in relation to local needs;

b) the relevance of the courses/programme(s) in relation to the local needs;

c) the prospects of local employment for graduates;

d) the adequacy of the equipment and other resources of the academic unit(s) to fulfil local needs;

e) the development of teaching and other activities carried out jointly by the academic unit(s) and the appropriate sector of the community;

f) investigation consultancy and other services given by the academic unit(s); and

g) keep under review the assistance which 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.

Board of Examiners (BoE)


Chairman:  Programme Director
Members:Dean of GS or his/her delegate
 All staff concerned with the setting and marking of any part of the examinations
Secretary:To be appointed by the Convener

Terms of reference:

The Board of Examiners makes decisions on examinations, continuous assessment and recommendation of students for graduation/special consideration for continuation/discontinuation. Its duties are:

a) To maintain the academic standards of the programme at a level appropriate to the type of award.

b) To approve examination question papers after considering the views and recommendations of External Academic Advisers, where appropriate.

c) To maintain general supervision of the system of continuous assessment, where it applies.

d) To maintain the proper conduct of examinations.

e) To determine students' examination results.

f) To assess the progress of students and to report its decisions, including its recommendations for award classification, to the Postgraduate Studies Committee (postgraduate programmes).

g) To consider appeals referred to it by the Registrar

Programme and Curriculum Committee (PCC)


Chairman:  Programme Director
Members:Dean of GS or his/her delegate
 Associate Dean of GS
 Admissions Co-ordinator
 Faculty members involved in course delivery of the Programme
 One student representative
Secretary:To be appointed by the Convener

Terms of reference:

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

a) To take charge of the degree programme including the design, implementation and review of the curricula, inter alia, the achievement of the intended student learning outcomes;

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

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

d) To review admissions policy for the programme; and

e) To deal with all other matters related to the programme.

Staff-Student Consultation Committee (SSCC)


Chairman:  Programme Director or his/her representative
Members:At least two staff members teaching for the Programme in the current academic year
 At least 3 student representatives from a variety of education/training/working backgrounds in the current academic year
Co-opted: If any, up to two co-opted members as an appropriate member
Secretary:To be appointed by the Chairman

Terms of reference:

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.

a) To promote understanding between students and teaching staff.

b) To consider feedback from students regarding teaching, learning and course evaluation and issues of importance for enhancing teaching and learning quality.

c) To consider any other matters of concern to students.

d) To review and monitor the learning and teaching quality assurance mechanisms and processes within the programme.

e) To provide feedback to students on changes made to courses and teaching in response to the Course Teaching and Learning Evaluation exercise.

f) To formulate strategies in helping students to learn more effectively.