Department of Materials Academic Committee (DMAC)

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Membership

Name

Initials

Status

Capacity

From

To

Adrian Taylor

AOT**

Director of Studies, Chair of DMAC, Chair of Faculty

Ex officio

HT04

-

Jonathan Yates

JRY

Chair of Tutors' Committee

Ex officio

MT14

-

Patrick Grant

PSG

Head of Department

Ex officio

MT15

-

Keyna O'Reilly

KAQOR

Part II Project Organiser, Practical Class Organiser

Ex officio

MT11

-

Richard Todd

RIT

Member

Elected

MT15

TT18

tbc

 

Member

Co-opted

TT17

TT19

Marina Galano

MLG

Member

Co-opted

MT16

TT19

Philippa Moss

PJM*

In attendance

Secretary

-

-

Chairpersons of JCCU & JCCG

-

In attendance

Student Representatives

-

-

Assistant Registrar (MPLS Division)

-

To receive agenda, papers and minutes

-

-

-

**Chairman; *Secretary;

Graduate Studies Panel: PSG, AOT, tbc
Nominating Committee: Head of Department, Director of Studies, Chair of Faculty


Contact Information

  • Enquiries should initially be directed to the committee secretary (see above).
  • The Department of Materials uses maillists to contact all members of the committee. The maillist for this committee is dmac@materials.ox.ac.uk. For a full description of the maillist and how to use it pl ease read the further information about maillists

Department of Materials Academic Committee : Terms of Reference

Membership

Membership of the committee shall consist of:

  1. Ex Officio the Director of Studies (Chair)
  2. Ex Officio the Chair of the Faculty
  3. Ex Officio the Chair of Tutors' Committee or nominated deputy
  4. Ex Officio the Part II Project Organiser
  5. Ex Officio the Practical Class Organiser
  6. Ex Officio the Head of Department or nominated deputy
  7. One member of staff directly elected by and from the Faculty of Materials
  8. Up to four members to be co-opted by the committee from the members of the Faculty of Materials to make up the total number of members to seven (this is necessary if one or more of the ex officio roles is held by the same person)
  9. Not more than two additional members to be co-opted by the committee from the members of the Faculty of Materials

In Attendance

The student Chairpersons of JCCU and JCCG attend one meeting each term, usually the first, the exception being the JCCU Chair in MT who attends the second meeting of term, in order to raise with the Committee any issues that they think relevant.

The Deputy Administrator (Academic) is the Secretary to the Committee

Notes

  • Graduate Studies Panel (as sub-committee) of 3 (ex-officio Director of Studies and Head of Department and one member elected by Faculty), to handle graduate academic matters as necessary. 1 at least a member of DMAC.
  • Nominations Committee as sub-committee of 2 or 3 (ex-officio Director of Studies, Head of Department and Chair of Faculty).
  • Any other individual, including those from other departments or Faculties, may be invited to attend for a single meeting or series of meetings at the discretion of the committee for consideration of particular matters.
  • Except for ex officio members, the period of service shall normally be three years and the total period of continuous service shall not normally exceed six years. Members may be re-appointed or re-co-opted but in order to provide continuity, wherever possible periods of service will be arranged so that no more than half the members of the committee change in any one year.
  • Membership will normally start from 1 October.
  • In the absence of the Chairman, a person nominated by him or her shall be the chairman of the committee, failing this, a member of the committee elected by it for the occasion shall serve as chairman.
  • The Deputy Administrator (Academic) shall serve as secretary to the committee.
  • Four members of the committee (excluding members co-opted under rule 9 above) shall be necessary to constitute a quorum.
  • The committee shall normally meet at least once during each full term, normally at a regular time and week of term as shall be determined by the committee, and at any such other times as may be considered necessary.
  • The agendas of meetings will be circulated to the Faculty in advance of those meetings. Confirmed minutes of meetings will be circulated to the Faculty. Circulation will be via the Department website.
  • All matters that require changes to Examination Decrees and Regulations shall be submitted to the Faculty for approval.
  • If a proposal of the Academic Committee is opposed by six or more members of the Faculty, then a postal ballot of the entire Faculty will occur. If the postal ballot goes against the Academic Committee then the proposal will be returned to the Academic Committee for modification.

Functions of the Committee

The Faculty delegates to the Academic Committee all academic matters that do not require changes to Examination Decrees and Regulations, including the provision and delivery of teaching in all its forms and at all levels, and the recruitment, admission and induction of undergraduate and postgraduate students. The Academic Committee shall inform the Faculty of all its decisions on these matters.

The functions of the Departmental Academic Committee shall include in particular:

  1. definition of the educational objectives of the Department at all levels;
  2. development, implementation and review of strategies for meeting those objectives;
  3. keeping the quality of teaching and learning at all levels in the Department under review at all times;
  4. responding to, and liaising with, bodies external to the Department concerned with teaching and learning matters, (e.g. accreditation and external Quality Assurance audits of teaching performance at undergraduate and/or graduate level)
  5. advising the Department about the resourcing requirements and implications of teaching and learning needs;
  6. developing, implementing and overseeing strategies for enhancing recruitment of high quality undergraduate and postgraduate students;
  7. overview and maintenance of student records;
  8. overview of the General Scheme of Lectures each year, and Lecture Lists each term;
  9. general overview of course publications including course handbooks, promotional literature, and entries on teach ing matters into University publications;
  10. annual review of the FHS and Prelims Examination Conventions, in consultation with the Chairs of Examiners and Moderators respectively.

Minutes of Meetings

Minutes of the more recent meetings of DMAC are available on WebLearn. They are published here after being confirmed by the Committee as a true record.

These minutes are only accessible to members of the Department of Materials

Minutes from DMAC

(Minutes are published here after being confirmed by the Committee as a true record)

DMAC58 : PDF Minutes of the meeting held on 10 May 2010 (pdf~35k)

DMAC57 : PDF Minutes of the meeting held on 1 March 2010 (pdf~28k)

DMAC51 : PDF Minutes of the meeting held on 2 March 2009 (pdf~12k)

DMAC50 : PDF Minutes of the meeting held on 2 February 2009 (pdf~12k)

DMAC49 : PDF Minutes of the meeting held on 27 October 2008 (pdf~12k)

DMAC48 : PDF Minutes of the meeting held on 2 June 2008 (pdf~12k)

DMAC47 : PDF Minutes of the meeting held on 6 May 2008 (pdf~12k)

DMAC46 : PDF Minutes of the meeting held on 25 February 2008 (pdf~12k)

DMAC45 : PDF Minutes of the meeting held on 28 January 2008 (pdf~12k)

DMAC44 : PDF Minutes of the meeting held on 19 November 2007 (pdf~12k)

DMAC43 : PDF Minutes of the meeting held on 22 October 2007 (pdf~12k)

DMAC42 : PDF Minutes of the meeting held on 4 June 2007 (pdf~12k)

DMAC41 : PDF Minutes of the meeting held on 8 May 2007 (pdf~12k)

DMAC40 : PDF Minutes of the meeting held on 26 February 2007 (pdf~12k)

DMAC39 : PDF Minutes of the meeting held on 29 January 2007 (pdf~12k)

DMAC38 : PDF Minutes of the meeting held on 20 November 2006 (pdf~12k)

DMAC37 : PDF Minutes of the meeting held on 23 October 2006 (pdf~12k)

DMAC36 : PDF Minutes of the meeting held on 5 June 2006 (pdf~12k)

DMAC35 : PDF Minutes of the meeting held on 8 May 2006 (pdf~12k)

DMAC34 : PDF Minutes of the meeting held on 27 February 2006 (pdf~12k)

DMAC33 : PDF Minutes of the meeting held on 30 January 2006 (pdf~12k)

DMAC32 : PDF Minutes of the meeting held on 11 November 2005 (pdf~12k)

DMAC31 : PDF Minutes of the meeting held on 24 October 2005 (pdf~12k)

DMAC30 : PDF Minutes of the meeting held on 6 June 2005 (pdf~12k)

DMAC29 : PDF Minutes of the meeting held on 9 May 2005 (pdf~12k)

DMAC28 : PDF Minutes of the meeting held on 28 February 2005 (pdf~12k)

DMAC27 : PDF Minutes of the meeting held on 31 January 2005 (pdf~12k)

DMAC26 : PDF Minutes of the meeting held on 22 November 2004 (pdf~12k)

DMAC25 : PDF Minutes of the meeting held on 25 October 2004 (pdf~12k)

DMAC24 : PDF Minutes of the meeting held on 7 June 2004 (pdf~12k)

DMAC23 : PDF Minutes of the meeting held on 7 May 2004 (pdf~12k)

DMAC22 : PDF Minutes of the meeting held on 1 March 2004 (pdf~12k)

DMAC21 : PDF Minutes of the meeting held on 2 February 2004 (pdf~12k)

DMAC20 : PDF Minutes of the meeting held on 24 November 2003 (pdf~12k)

DMAC19 : PDF Minutes of the meeting held on 24 October 2003 (pdf~12k)

DMAC18 : PDF Minutes of the meeting held on 9 June 2003 (pdf~12k)

DMAC17 : PDF Minutes of the meeting held on 12 May 2003 (pdf~12k)

DMAC16 : PDF Minutes of the meeting held on 3 March 2003 (pdf~12k)

DMAC15 : PDF Minutes of the meeting held on 5 February 2003 (pdf~12k)

DMAC14 : PDF Minutes of the meeting held on 25 November 2002 (pdf~12k)

DMAC13 : PDF Minutes of the meeting held on 28 October 2002 (pdf~12k)

DMAC12 : PDF Minutes of the meeting held on 3 June 2002 (pdf~12k)

DMAC11b : PDF Minutes of the meeting held on 10 May, 2002 (pdf~12k)

DMAC11 : PDF Minutes of the meeting held on 2 May, 2002 (pdf~12k)

DMAC10 : PDF Minutes of the meeting held on 25 February 2002 (pdf~28k)

DMAC9 : PDF Minutes of the meeting held on 21 January, 2002 (pdf~12k)

DMAC8 : PDF Minutes of the meeting held on 19 November, 2001 (pdf~20k)

DMAC7 : PDF Minutes of the meeting held on 16 October, 2001 (pdf~16k)

DMAC6 : PDF Minutes of the meeting held on 4 June, 2001 (pdf~28k)


Agendas for Meetings

DMAC51: PDF Agenda for the meeting to be held on 2 March 2009 (pdf~12k)

DMAC50: PDF Agenda for the meeting to be held on 2 February 2009 (pdf~12k)

DMAC49: PDF Agenda for the meeting to be held on 27 October 2008 (pdf~12k)

DMAC48: PDF Agenda for the meeting to be held on 2 June 2008 (pdf~12k)

DMAC47 : PDF Agenda for the meeting to be held on 6 May 2008 (pdf~12k)

DMAC46 : PDF Agenda for the meeting to be held on 25 February 2008 (pdf~12k)

DMAC45 : PDF Agenda for the meeting to be held on 28 January 2008 (pdf~12k)

DMAC44 : PDF Agenda for the meeting to be held on 19 November 2007 (pdf~12k)