Terms of reference

  • To oversee the development and implementation of the College’s Learning and Teaching Strategy, ensuring alignment with College Strategy, the Academic Regulations and the Academic Standards Framework (ASF).
  • To proactively identify, support and promote innovations in learning,teaching and assessment.
  • To consider the evaluation of various approaches to curriculum design, delivery and assessment, ensuring that the impact on different student groups is understood and that the results are used to inform future practice.
  • To communicate and promote the profile of learning and teaching and the student experience at Imperial College.
  • To engage with and recommend action as appropriate to address key themes emerging from internal and external surveys of students.
  • To advise on the College’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) submission and to support work to address issues arising from the TEF.
  • To consider responses to external consultations on matters relating to learning and teaching.
  • To identify best practice from across the sector that can inform enhancement within College.
  • To ensure alignment of the ASF with the Student Information Management Programme (SIMP) process, Specifically, but not limited to, the Academic Programme Lifecycle (APL) work stream.
  • To receive and consider reports from the Online Learning Innovation Group (OLIG) and the I-Explore Module Innovation Group (IMIG).


Reports to Senate

Constitution and membership


  • Vice-Provost (Education) as Chair;
  • Assistant Provost (Learning and Teaching);
  • Director of the Graduate School;
  • a senior representative with a responsibility for educational leadership from each faculty nominated by the Dean;
  • Director of Educational Development;
  • Director of the Graduate School;
  • Director of Strategic Planning;
  • Academic Registrar;
  • Head of Academic Services;
  • Head of Strategic Projects, Education Office;
  • Deputy President (Education) ICU;
  • Chair of QAEC
Membership (Academic year 2020/21)
Professor Emma McCoy Interim Vice Provost (Education and Student Experience) (Chair)
Professor Alan Spivey Assistant Provost (Learning & Teaching)
Professor Xiao Yun Xu 
Director of the Graduate School
Professor Omar Matar Vice Dean (Education) for the Faculty of Engineering
Professor Richard Thompson Vice Dean (Education) for the Faculty of Natural Sciences
Mr Martin Lupton Vice Dean (Education) for the Faculty of Medicine
Leila Guerra Vice Dean (Education) for the Business School
Professor Martyn Kingsbury Director of Educational Development as CHERS/CLCC Representative
Michaela Flegrova Deputy President (Education) for Imperial College Union
Hailey Smith Head of Strategic Projects, Education Office
Dr Malcolm Edwards Director of Strategic Planning
David Ashton Academic Registrar / Chair of QAEC
Judith Webster Director of Academic Quality and Standards
Scott Tucker Deputy Director (Academic Quality and Standards)


Meeting dates and deadlines

Committee dates (Academic year 2020/21)Submission deadlines (Academic year 2020/21)
30 November 2020 16 November 2020
25 February 2021 11 February 2021
27 May 2021 13 May 2021
29 July 2021 15 July 2021
Summary of the table's contents
Agenda items (including papers) should be submitted to the committee secretary two weeks prior to the committee meeting. Papers will normally be circulated to members one week prior to the committee meeting. Items to be recommended to Senate cannot be considered at the final meeting of the academic year.


Academic year 2020-21

Academic year 2019/20

Academic year 2018/19

Academic year 2017/18

Academic year 2016/17