Curriculum Committee – Bath Spa University


To support the work of the Pro Vice-Chancellor Academic Planning in ensuring that the University’s portfolio meets the strategic needs of the University and its students.

Terms of reference

The Curriculum Committee will be responsible for: 

  1. Advising the Academic Board on the currency of the academic portfolio with reference to key data, including enrolments, continuation rates and employment outcomes
  2. Oversight of modifications enacted through the Schools of study and any implications for the integrity of awards
  3. The review, approval and implementation of policies and procedures relating to the design, approval, review and discontinuation of academic awards of the University 
  4. Advising on any other matters referred by the Academic Board.


  • Dr Mark McGuinness - Pro Vice-Chancellor Academic Planning (Chair)
  • Dr Becky Schaaf - Pro Vice-Chancellor Student Experience (Deputy Chair)
  • Professor Hilary Grainger - Professor of Architectural History, London College of Fashion (External Member)
  • Jasmine Smail - Students’ Union Vice President Education
  • Dr Kristin Doern - Head of Bath School of Design
  • Mark Langley - Head of Bath School of Art
  • Professor Rebecca McGuire-Snieckus - Head of School of Sciences
  • Richard Swales - Deputy Director of Library Services (Learning Enhancement)
  • Emily Shaw-Leam - Assessment and Graduation Coordinator
  • Dr Andy Salmon - Pro Vice-Chancellor External
  • Dr Charles Wiffen - Head of Academic Portfolio Development
  • Sophia Ward - Academic Policy Advisor (Secretary)

Edit section | Website feedback to