Agenda for Teaching Committee Meeting - 8 September 2000


  1. Matters arising from the minutes of the last meeting:

  2. COMP9022 in second sessions. We are currently feeling the displeasure of PG students who have been forced to enrol in COMP2021 in second session because COMP9022 is currently only run in first session. Should we reconsider on this? Should all/popular/core PG courses have repeat lectures so that they are available day and evening? Particularly UG/PG pairs like COMP3231/9201, COMP3131/9102, COMP3111/9008, COMP3121/9101 (using second session examples)? John Shepherd will introduce the discussion.

  3. Weighted average formula for use in determining grade of honours in SE and CE. The current formula is complex - particularly for double degree students, and especially BE/MBiomedE - can we simplify it?

  4. BE(Computer Eng)/MCom proposal - details are here.

  5. Future of COMP1091: This course was taught for the first time in first session this year. Should it be taught in both sessions next year? What is it's future and how does it fit in with other courses that we offer?

  6. What courses will be offered in which sessions in 2001. (So far, the TC has decided on COMP1021 and COMP3421/9415 in 01x1.) This year's courses are shown at: 2000 session 1 allocation and 2000 session 2 allocation.

    Proposed draft for 2001.

    A related issue is teaching allocation for 2001, particularly for first and second year courses. Andrew Taylor's notes.

    Course
    LIC Session 1LIC Session 2LIC Summer
    COMP1001
    Papagelis
    Papagelis
    not offered
    COMP1011
    ?
    Chakravarty
    not offered
    COMP1711
    Buckland
    not offered
    not offered
    COMP1021
    ?
    ?
    ?
    COMP1721
    not offered
    Taylor
    not offered
    COMP1091
    Engelhardt
    ?
    not offered
    COMP2011
    ?
    ?
    not offered
    COMP2021
    Diessel
    Diessel
    not offered
    COMP2041
    Shepherd
    not offered
    not offered

  7. The Database Cluster has produced a proposal for course revision and some proposed constraints on teaching allocation. See DB Proposal Details.

  8. ELEC have, in JAS's words "bitten the bullet on 4th year Thesis vs Project and introduced a new Project subject for students with low averages (specifically, less than 65%)." This is somewhat consistent with the practice in the Advanced Science program and of course in Computer Science of only letting students with 65+ averages do honours. Do we want to review our policy on this?

  9. Quality assurance measures for teaching. Should we be having an extra person (perhaps a program coordinator or director of first year studies) acting in a specific quality assurance role for each course we offer?

  10. In connection with the discussion on same-gender tuts in COMP 1A, Sowmya raises two issues for discussion by the TC:


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