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Teaching and Scholarship


All the pathways within the ACP T&S scheme operate under the same three-stage Committee process as the ACP R&T scheme and will utilise the same membership subject to the differences identified under Committee Membership detailed below:

  1. Faculty Committee (FC),
  2. School Committee (SC) and
  3. Vice-Chancellor’s Committee (VCC). 

Further information about the committees and their role can be found below.


Faculty and School Committees
School Committee Faculty Committees
Arts and Humanities Combined Faculty Committee One: Architecture and History of Art, English, Music, Philosophy and Divinity
Combined Faculty Committee Two: Classics, Modern and Medieval Languages and Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Biological Sciences Biology and Veterinary Medicine
Clinical Medicine Clinical Medicine
Humanities and Social Sciences Economics
Human, Social, and Political Sciences and the Department of History and Philosophy of Science
Law, Land Economy and Criminology
Physical Sciences Earth Sciences and Geography
Physics and Chemistry
Technology Business and Management
Computer Science and Technology
Engineering and Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
The Roles of the Committees
Committee Name Committee Role
Faculty Committee (FC)
  • Advises the Chair and Secretary (by circulation) in deciding actions to take before the meeting, including nominating referees.  
  • Considers each application at the meeting, evaluating, banding and scoring the candidate’s Teaching & Scholarship and Service to the University and the academic community contribution objectively against the evaluative criteria and recording collective decisions against the Assessment Criteria, using the full range of scores in order to indicate the relative strength of each application.  
  • Decides whether each case meets the criteria across the two areas: Teaching & Scholarship and Service, in accordance with the Assessment Criteria, confirming its assessment to the SC.  
  • Provides recommendations to the SC, placing applications for each academic office in a ranked list of priority.  
  • Advises the respective Lead HR Business Partner (as Secretary of the relevant SC) that documentation is complete and can be provided to the SC.
School Committee (SC)
  • Reviews the Teaching & Scholarship and Service to the University and academic community evaluation score for each applicant from the FCs, making changes it believes are necessary to ensure that they have been applied consistently between applicants and across FCs.  
  • Records all decisions made against the relevant Assessment Criteria. 
  • Decides which applicants meet the required standard of excellence and should receive promotion/progression, producing a rank order of total scores for each academic office/post. 
  • Decides which applications for pay progression should be approved as successful and confirms the number of increments.
  • Agrees a Feedback statement for each applicant to be provided at their feedback meeting with their Head of Institution.  
  • Advises the Secretary of the VCC that documentation is complete and can be provided to the VCC. 
Vice-Chancellor's Committee (VCC)
  • Moderates between the School Committees to ensure that a consistent standard has been achieved. The VCC receives the rank order of applicants for each academic office/post and considers the documentary evidence for applicants, deciding whether any adjustments in evaluation are necessary.  
  • Identifies any particular case(s) where the SC reached a different conclusion from the FC and any cases in which non-standard aspects have caused difficulty. 
  • Make recommendations to the General Board concerning applicants that should receive promotion/progression for each academic office/post.   
  • The General Board receives these recommendations and confirms the promotion outcomes.