Joint Academic Committee
The purpose of the JAC is to provide a means of communication between undergraduate students and senior members of the Department. The minutes of JAC meeings form a standing item at the termly Departmental Meetings for senior members of the Department, and in turn the response of the Departmental Meetings forms a standing item at the JAC meetings. Any undergraduate may raise issues at JAC meetings, either through their year representative or in person.
Meetings are usually held on the last Wednesday of term, at 1.00pm in the ASNC Common Room. Dates for the coming academic year are as follows:
13:00-14:00 Wednesday, 3 December 2014 in the ASNC Common Room
13:00-14:00 Wednesday, 11 March 2015 in the ASNC Common Room
13:00-14:00 Wednesday, 10 June 2015 in the ASNC Common Room
MembershipThere are 5 members of the JAC comprised of one representative from each year group, the Director of Undergraduate Studies as Chair and one other senior member as secretary. Members of the committee for 2014-15 are:
- Dr Elizabeth Rowe (Chair)
- Basha Wells-Dion (First year representative 2014-15)
- Douglas Rogers (Second year representative 2014-15)
- Holly Bee (Third year representative 2014-15)
Any member of the Department may attend and speak at meetings, but only members of the committee may vote.
New elections will take place in Michaelmas Term 2015.
Elections take place in Michaelmas Term each year, coordinated by the Senior Secretary (Academic Support). Students will be contacted by email to ask for nominations. As well as forming a mechanism by which the department can respond to student feedback, this is a good opportinity for students to enhance their CV and demonstrate skills/attributes which employers will look for (with relatively little time commitment)- students are warmly encouraged to get involved.