Digital Learning Programme Governance

Project Governance

The Programme is governed by the Digital Learning Strategic Steering Group. There are three strands to the programme which are overseen by Project Boards or a Working Group.
The remit and membership of the Steering Group and each underlying board or group are available below:

  • Digital Learning Strategic Steering Group

    Digital Learning Strategic Steering Group

    Terms of Reference and Membership

    • Be the University's primary source of strategic advice and expertise on digital learning (including online distance learning and MOOCs);
    • Advise and make recommendations on digital learning to inform teaching, learning, assessment and IT policy and strategy drawing on evaluation and evidence based practice;
    • Review current digital learning support services and infrastructure provided by the University;
    • Make recommendations for University funding and resource allocation priorities relating to digital learning;
    • Disseminate good practice in digital learning;
    • Encourage development and innovation in relation to digital learning;
    • Provide governance and oversight to the appointed sub-groups

    Receives reports from Digital Literacies Working Group, Digital Learning Solution (VLE) Project Board and PGT Distance Learning Project Board.

     
     

    Composition:

    Current Members

     

    Chair:

    Pro-Vice-Chancellor

    (Education and Students)

    Professor David Jones

     

    Dean, Graduate School

    Professor Margaret Topping

     

    Representing the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences

    Professor Wei Sha

    Professor Ian Williams

     

    Representing the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

    Professor Jannette Elwood

    Professor David Phinnemore

     

    Representing the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences

    Professor Colin McCoy

    Professor Mark Lawler

     

    Director of Academic and Student Affairs

    Ms Wilma Fee

     

    NI Centre for Pharmacy Learning and Development

    Professor Colin Adair

     

    Director of Information Services

    Mr Seamus Doyle

     

    SU VP Education

    Ms Lucy Gault

     

    Director of Finance

    Ms Wendy Galbraith

     

    Director of Estates

    Mr Damien Toner

     

    Head of the Centre for Educational Development

    Dr Claire Dewhirst

    In attendance:

    Senior Educational Developer, Centre for Educational Development

    Ms Liza Zamboglou

     

    Digital Learning Solution

    Mr Paul Morgan/ Ms Ciara Loughran

     

    Head of Educational and Skills Development Division

    Ms Maria Lee

     

    Head of Student Services and Systems

    Ms Olivia Roberts

     

    Assistant Director of IS (Learning and Teaching)

    Mr Patrick Daly

    Serviced by

     

    Ms Liz McDowell

     
  • Digital Learning Solution (VLE) Project Implementation Group

    Digital Learning Solution (VLE) Project Implementation Group

    Terms of Reference and Membership

    The Digital Learning Project Implementation Group has been established to oversee and co-ordinate the implementation the new Digital Learning Solution and the Digital Literacy Programme. The group will:

     

    • Ensure the programme strands are aligned to wider institutional strategies for Education and delivers true innovation in Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age.
    • Oversee the delivery of pilot projects within Faculties bringing together pedagogical innovation in assessment and the development of the VLE.
    • Oversee project plans and report progress to the Digital Learning Strategic Steering Group.
    • Review risks to the implementation, rollout and expected future benefits of the Digital Learning Solution as well as planned risk responses.
    • Address risks escalated by the Digital Learning Solution and Digital Literacy Project Working Groups, raising with the Digital Learning Strategic Steering Group as required.
    • Approve communication and stakeholder engagement plans and oversee the execution of the plans.
    • Oversee the development of goals and strategies to achieve user buy-in and adoption of the new VLE.
    • Oversee the effective and appropriate use of the designated funds.
    • Oversee the effective and appropriate introduction of business processes, policies or procedures to facilitate the use of the new solution.
    • Ensure that adequate and appropriate resources are in place to achieve the Group’s objectives and plans.
    • Provide recommendations to the Digital Learning Strategic Steering Group on future support and development requirements for the new solution.
    • Deal with such matters as may be referred by the Digital Learning Strategic Steering Group.
    • Provide governance and oversight to the Digital Learning Solution (VLE) Project Working Group and the Digital Literacy Working Group.

     

     

    Composition

    Current Members

     

    Chair:

    Director of Academic and Student Affairs

    Ms Wilma Fee

     

    Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences

    Dr. Phil Hanna

     

    Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

    TBC

     

    Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences

    TBC

     

    Expert Users (6)

    Dr Pedro Lacerda (Maths & Physics)

    Professor Roger Woods (EEECS)

    Dr Sharon Haughey (Pharmacy)

    Dr Paul Mensink (Biological Science)

    Professor M Alcorn (AHSS)

    Dr Jane Lugea (AEL)

     

    Head of Educational and Skills Development Division

    Ms. Maria Lee

     

    Head of Student Services and Systems

    Ms. Olivia Roberts

     

    Assistant Director of IS (Learning and Teaching)

    Mr. Patrick Daly

     

    Student Union Representative

    Ms. Lucy Gault

    In attendance:

    Qsis Programme Manager

    Student Registry Services Lead

    Centre for Educational Development

    Relevant University Officers

    Mr. Paul Morgan

    Mr. James Campbell

    Dr. Claire DeWhirst, Ms. Liza Zamboglou/Ms Emma McAllister

    Ms. Ciara Loughran

    Ms. Helen Carmichael

    Ms. Maeve McCooey

    As required

  • Digital Literacies Working Group

    Digital Literacies Working Group

    Terms of Reference and Membership

     

    • Carry out analysis of work on Digital Literacy within the Sector to date to ensure that Queen’s approach is grounded in best practice to deliver the most strategic value for Queen’s.
    • Carry out a light touch audit of current practice, staff and student capabilities within Queen’s.
    • Develop an institutional statement and framework for digital literacy that takes account of both students and staff and other relevant stakeholders.
    • Recommend developments/changes to be made in support of embedding of digital literacies including:
      • Support for staff development of their teaching materials and delivery in a digital environment utilising the functionality of the new DLE.
      • Support for student development of digital literacy for learning, employability and life.
      • Development of the digital environment and the related support structures.
    • Identify and promote good practice.
    • Ensure effective communication and engagement to ensure staff, students and other stakeholders are informed and actively involved in discussions and plans.
    • Evaluate developments and changes which result from the Group’s recommendations.
    • Deal with such matters as may be referred by the Digital Learning Strategic Steering Group.
    • Report progress and escalate issues to the Digital Learning Strategic Steering Group.

    Composition

    Current Members

    Chair:

    Chair

    Ms Maria Lee

     

    2 Representatives of the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences)

    Dr Paul Wilson (Psychology)

    Dr Gill Plunkett (GAP)

     

    2 Representatives of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences)

    Dr Stephen Kelly (English)

    Dr Siobhan McAllister (SSPSW)

     

    2 Representatives of the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences

    Ms Clare Thompson
    Tbc

     

    Learning Development Service

    Mr Tim Crawford

     

    Graduate School

    Ms Donna Hyland

     

    Centre for Educational Development

    Dr Clare Dewhirst
    Ms Liza Zamboglou
    Ms Emma McAllister

     

    Information Services (Library)

    Ms J O'Neill

     

    Information Services (Training)

    Mr Patrick Brannigan

     

    Careers, Employability and Skills

    Ms Roisin Copeland

     

    SU VP Education

    Ms Lucy Gault

     

    Staff Training and Development Unit

    Mr Francis Guinane

    In attendance:

    Relevant University Officers

    As Required

  • Distance Learning Project Board

    Distance Learning Project Board
    Terms of Reference and Membership

     

    To be updated

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