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