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ToRs and memberships of committees

Chairs and members of Advisory Boards 2020-21

Terms of Reference :
1.1 Role
The role of an Advisory Board is to act as an interface between Government/ industry/commerce/the community at large and the Department(s) concerned/CEAL/ CLEAC of the University.

1.2 Power and Responsibilities
1.2.1 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.
1.2.2 The Advisory Board shall receive an annual report on the number of students admitted to the programme(s) concerned, the degree of success in the programme(s) concerned and the subsequent placement and, wherever possible, later careers. From 2017-18, the Board shall also receive a summary of findings from employers’ and alumni surveys or completed templates recording responses to address the findings from the surveys. The Board shall liaise with other bodies concerned with post-secondary education and training needs in the subject of the academic unit(s) concerned and may commission enquiries to provide information of value to the Board in its work of assisting the unit(s) most effectively to respond to the short-term and longer-term needs of the Hong Kong community.
1.2.3 Advisory Boards shall send minutes of their meetings to the President for subsequent referral to the relevant boards and committees.


Chairman :
Prof. YIK, Oi Yee Michelle
Professor, Division of Social Science, The Hong Kong Univeristy of Science and Technology

Member :
Ms CHAN, Wai Yi Helen
Quality Control Manager, Macau LRT Project, MTR Corporation Limited
Dr LU, Jiafang
Associate Professor & Associate Head (R&D), Department of Education Policy & Leadership, The Education University of Hong Kong
Ms NG, Miranda
General Secretary, Wofoo Social Enterprises
Chief Executive, Grace Healthcare Ltd.
Dr YEUNG, Yuen Lan Dannii
Associate Professor, Department of Applied Social Sciences, City University of Hong Kong
Ms YU, Kathleen
Head of Assessment, Jardine Matheson Limited

Boards of Examiners

Terms of reference :
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.
g) To consider appeals referred to it by the Registrar.


Chairman : Programme Director for the MWOP Programme
Members :
Dean (Social Sciences) or his/her delegated representative
Head of Department of Applied Psychology
All staff concerned with the setting and marking of any part of the examinations
Secretary : The Board should appoint its own secretary


Programme and Curriculum Committees

Terms of reference :
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.


Chairman : Programme Director for the MWOP Programme
Members :
Dean (Social Sciences) or his/her delegated representative
Director of Social Sciences Programme
All staff teaching courses in the MSc programme
Two student representatives
Secretary : To be appointed by the Chairman


Staff-Student Consultation Committees

Terms of reference :
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.


Chairman : Programme Director for the MWOP Programme
Members :
At least two staff teaching for the Programme in the current academic year, of whom at least one from Department of Applied Psychology
At least 2 student representatives from variety of education / consultancy/ working backgrounds in current academic year
Co-opted : If any, up to two co-opted members as appropriate member
Secretary : To be appointed by the Chairman