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Terms of Reference & Membership

 

College Administration Board

The duties of the International Faculty Administration Board (CAB) are to:

  • discuss and decide the main policies, strategies and tactics of the International Faculty; 
  • monitor the running of the departments and their progress in achieving their goals in every field without interfering with their autonomous structure; 
  • apply constant quality assessment of the education provided; 
  • manage personnel;
  • activate and maintain links and relationships within the community; 
  • manage the budget;
  • liaise with the Executive Board of the University; and
  • overall to supervise the International Faculty's activities.

The CAB is chaired by the Principal and, among other things, discusses issues related to teaching and learning, either in a review and evaluation context or as a plan of action. Occasionally, the Extended Administration Board, which consists of the CAB and all Heads of Departments and Course Directors, meets in order to discuss important educational issues. During the last year, the Extended Administration Board was replaced by the International Faculty Executive Board. 

 

MEMBERSHIP

Principal (Chair)

Mr Yannis Ververidis

International Faculty Vice-Principals:

New Developments, Marketing and Recruitment

Dr Megaklis Petmezas

Research and Innovation
Computer Science Department, SEERC

Prof. Panayiotis Ketikidis

Teaching and Learning
Business Administration and Economics Department, Psychology Department, English Studies Department

Prof. Petros Kefalas

 

 

International Faculty Executive Board

The International Faculty Executive Board (IFEB) acts as an advisory body to the Administration Board on all matters concerned with the management of the International Faculty, such as: 

  • Education
  • Staffing
  • Research
  • Recruitment
  • Publicity
  • Strategic Planning
  • Corporate Planning
  • Administration
  • Industrial Liaison, etc

Reports to: University Executive Board, College Administration Board

 

MEMBERSHIP

Principal (Chair)

Mr Yannis Ververidis

International Faculty Vice-Principals:

New Developments, Marketing and Recruitment

Dr Megaklis Petmezas

Research and Innovation 
Computer Science Department, SEERC

Prof. Panayiotis Ketikidis

Business Administration and Economics Department, Psychology Department, English Studies Department

Prof. Petros Kefalas

Department Heads:

Head of Computer Science Department

Ms Anna Sotiriadou

Head of Business Administration and Economics Department

Dr Nikos Tsorakidis

Head of Psychology Department

Dr Suzie Savvidou

Head of English Studies Department

Dr Zoi Tatsioka

Center Directors:

Director of Executive Development Institute (EDI)

Mr George Efstathiadis

Director of SEERC

Mr Nikos Zaharis

Professional Services:

Head of Public Engagement & Corporate Services

Ms Ioanna Kapnopoulou

Head of Academic Services

Mr Evangelos Ergen

Learning & Teaching Quality Assurance Unit:

Academic Registrar (Secretary)

Ms Galini Lithoxoidou

 

 

International Faculty Forum

The International Faculty Forum acts as an open staff meeting.

 

MEMBERSHIP

Principal (Chair)

Mr Yannis Ververidis

Staff:

All Academic Departments

Staff

All Administration Departments and Offices

Staff

Students:

All Academic Departments

Student representatives

Learning & Teaching Quality Assurance Unit:

Academic Registrar (Secretary)

Ms Galini Lithoxoidou

 

 

Quality Strategy & Enhancement Committee

The Quality Strategy & Enhancement Committee (QSEC) consists of the Vice Principal for Teaching & Learning, and the Heads of the Departments of the International Faculty. The QSEC is chaired by the Vice Principal for Teaching & Learning and aims at establishing quality assurance and control procedures and monitoring their implementation by the Academic Departments. The terms of reference are:

  • To establish, monitor and enhance a framework for quality which aligns the mission of the International Faculty and the Academic Departments and their working practices to the pursuit of continued improved quality.
  • To ensure excellence in academic management with reference to all academic entities and activities, such as course organisation, curriculum design, content and course inter-relation.
  • To maintain effective channels of communication between the Academic Departments
  • To develop and review policies on student admissions, student communication and representation, student feedback, student support and guidance.
  • To consider and recommend policies for staffing including staff appointment, development, research, guidance, training as well as review and evaluation.
  • To determine, monitor and review the International Faculty’s teaching and learning strategy, key priorities and objectives.
  • To review periodically the portfolio of programmes and modules on offer, taking into account available management information, and to review their continued financial viability and market attractiveness.
  • To monitor learning resources across the International Faculty.
  • To identify and disseminate good practice in education provision and related procedures within and outwith the International Faculty.
  • To encourage the continuous enhancement of the student experience, including the active dissemination and adoption of good practice in learning and teaching and related procedures.
  • To initiate strategy in the exploitation of new areas of teaching, building on the existing, and emerging areas of College's strengths.
  • To review Key Performance Indicators across the International Faculty's activities.
  • To ensure the effective implementation of agreed processes for the periodic external (including national) accreditation audits and reviews, including oversight of any necessary follow-up action.

 

MEMBERSHIP

Vice Principal of Learning & Teaching (Chair)

Prof. Petros Kefalas

International Faculty Head of Departments and Directors:

Head of Business Administration & Economics Department

Dr Nikos Tsorakidis

Head of Computer Science Department

Ms Anna Sotiriadou

Head of Psychology Department

Dr Suzie Savvidou

Head of English Studies Department

Dr Zoi Tatsioka

Director of Executive Development Institute (EDI)

Mr George Efstathiadis

Learning & Teaching Quality Assurance Unit:

Academic Quality Adviser (Secretary)

Ms Lena Gassi

 

The Vice Principal for Teaching & Learning is responsible for:

  • establishing effective interdepartmental communication on educational matters;
  • establishing effective communication between the student body and the departments as well as the administration;
  • identifying best practices on the delivery of education, preparation of syllabuses, moderation of exam papers, and assessment;
  • monitoring the actions taken by the departments in order to improve the delivery of education.

The role of the Vice Principal for Teaching & Learning is complementary to the mission of the QSEC. The operations of QSEC are supported by the Learning & Teaching Quality Assurance Unit (LTQA Unit) established in 2006 and run by the Academic Quality Adviser.

 

 

International Faculty Learning & Teaching Committee

The main body for Quality Assurance is the International faculty Learning & Teaching Committee (IFLTC). It terms of reference are:

  • To maintain and enhance the learning and teaching culture of the Faculty, including support for departmental learning and teaching activities and active promotion of inter-departmental strategies and initiatives.
  • To ensure appropriate implementation of University policies and procedures, and relevant external policy initiatives.
  • To advise the Faculty Executive Board of any relevant planning and/or resource implications arising from learning and teaching developments.
  • To ensure the effective implementation of agreed processes for the annual and periodic internal and external review of learning and teaching, including oversight of any necessary follow-up action, and to report to the Faculty Executive Board and relevant University Committees as appropriate.
  • To review relevant learning and teaching Key Performance Indicators and/or benchmarks.
  • To consider and recommend approval of proposals for new and/or amended programmes of study (including proposals for associated new/amended units; changes of title; suspension and discontinuation of programmes of study; or any other substantive change to taught programmes of study).
  • To ensure that student views are appropriately represented in Faculty learning and teaching discussions.
  • To consider any other issues relating to learning and teaching matters, and to advise academic departments and/or the Faculty Executive Board as appropriate.
  • To monitor the Faculty’s key priorities on teaching and learning.
  • To oversee the development of Faculty Learning &Teaching strategy and enhancement of the student experience.

Reports to: Faculty Executive Board and University LTC (via relevant sub-committees)

 

MEMBERSHIP

Vice Principal of Learning & Teaching  (Chair)

Prof. Petros Kefalas

International Faculty Departmental Representatives:

Business Administration & Economics

Ms Aggeliki Papakonstantinou

Executive MBA

Prof. Leslie Szamosi

Computer Science

Dr Ioanna Stamatopoulou

Psychology

Dr George Pavlidis

English

Dr Vicky Papachristou

Student Representatives:

Undergraduate

Student Union Education Officer

International Faculty Professional Services:

Library

Ms Rania Anagnostopoulou

Student Affairs Department

Ms Theofano Kyriakou

Careers

Mr ​Vasilis Tsoulis

Cross Faculty Representation (for Sheffield):

Faculty of Social Science, Department of Archaeology

Dr Richard Steadman-Jones

Learning & Teaching Support Services:

Learning & Teaching Services representative

Ms Josie Towl

Learning & Teaching Quality Assurance Unit:

Academic Quality Adviser (Secretary)

Ms Lena Gassi

 

 

International Faculty Research Executive Committee (IFREC)

The International Faculty Research Executive Committee (IFREC) consists of the Vice Principal for Research, Innovation and External Relations, the Heads of the Departments of the International Faculty and the Director of the South East European Research Center (SEERC). The IFREC is chaired by the Vice Principal for Research, Innovation and External Relations and aims at implementing the International Faculty’s Research Strategy. IFREC responsibilities are:

  • To promote, monitor and enhance International Faculty, Departmental and SEERC activity in the pursuit of research excellence, high quality and impact
  • To define, monitor and review the International Faculty’s and Departmental Research and Innovation strategy, goals and actions.  
  • To review Research and Innovation Key Performance Indicators across the International Faculty and Departmental activities.
  • To ensure the effective implementation of the University’s and the International Faculty policies related to Research and innovation
  • To ensure the production of high quality research output as a top priority for the International Faculty departments
  • To encourage active participation of all International Faculty staff in research and innovation activities including research – led learning and teaching
  • To provide support for research staff development to all International Faculty staff
  • To Ensure that International Faculty researchers have access to resources needed to conduct high quality research
  • To ensure smooth cooperation with the Sheffield based Faculties/Departments  on Research and Innovation
  • To oversee and monitor the progress and continuous development of the SEERC Doctoral Program including embedding PhD students to the academic life of the Departments  
  • To stimulate research engagement for students at all levels (Bachelor, Master, PhD)
  • To support departments and staff with research funding activities
  • To identify and disseminate good practices in research, innovation and public engagement within and outside the International Faculty and the University
  • To engage with external stakeholders ecosystem (businesses, policy makers, society) and to ensure a high impact and market/community oriented research
  • To encourage public engagement of our research and engagement of our researchers with the Research and Innovation ecosystem in Thessaloniki, in Greece and the countries of South East Europe  
  • To ensure that the Research Policies as described at the International Faculty Research Handbook are up to date and in line with the University’s and International Faculty’s strategies.
  • To undertake the annual Staff Research Appraisal
  • To oversee the development of a Research Reflection report and the participating of International Faculty staff to Research Excellence Framework exercise of the University

The members of IFREC are also members of the SEERC Steering Committee.

Reports to: International Faculty Executive Board

 

MEMBERSHIP

 Vice Principal for Research & Innovation (Chair)

Dr Panayiotis Ketikidis

International Faculty Departmental HoDs and Directors:

Head of Business Administration & Economics Department

Dr Nikos Tsorakidis

Head of Computer Science Department

Ms Anna Sotiriadou

Head of Psychology Department

Dr Suzie Savvidou

Head of English Studies Department

Dr Zoi Tatsioka

Director of SEERC

Dr Nikos Zaharis

Secretary:

Executive Secretary

Ms Zoi Xygalata

 

 

International Faculty Progress Review Appeals Committee

As stated in the University General Regulations as to Progress of Students and the International Faculty Ordinances & Regulations.

 

MEMBERSHIP

Vice Principal for Learning and Teaching (Chair)

Prof. Petros Kefalas

Head of a different Academic Department than the one the student is registered

Dr Nikos Tsorakidis / Ms Anna Sotiriadou/

Dr Suzie Savvidou / Dr Zoi Tatsioka

Member of a different Academic Department than the one the student is registered

Selected for any occasion

Member of a different Academic Department than the one the student is registered

Selected for any occasion

Academic Quality Adviser (Secretary)

Ms Lena Gassi / Ms Galini Lithoxoidou

 

 

International Faculty Academic Appeals Committee

As stated in the University General Regulations as to Progress of Students and the International Faculty Ordinances & Regulations.

 

MEMBERSHIP

Vice Principal for Learning and Teaching

Prof. Petros Kefalas

Staff Member of the International Faculty

Selected for any occasion

Staff Member of the International Faculty

Selected for any occasion

Academic Quality Adviser (Secretary)

Ms Lena Gassi / Ms Galini Lithoxoidou

 

 

International Faculty Discipline Appeals Committee

As stated in the University General Regulations as to Progress of Students and the International Faculty Ordinances & Regulations.

 

MEMBERSHIP

Vice Principal for Learning and Teaching

Prof. Petros Kefalas

Member of a different Academic Department than the one the student is registered

Selected for any occasion

Member of a different Academic Department than the one the student is registered

Selected for any occasion

Student Representative from CITY Student Union

Selected for any occasion

Academic Quality Adviser (Secretary)

Ms Lena Gassi / Ms Galini Lithoxoidou

 

 

College Discipline Committee

As stated in the International Faculty Ordinances & Regulations.

 

MEMBERSHIP

Vice Principal (other than the Vice Principal of Learning and Teaching)

Dr Megaklis Petmezas / Prof. Panayiotis Ketikidis

Head of different Academic Department

Dr Nikos Tsorakidis / Ms Anna Sotiriadou / Dr Suzie Savvidou / Dr Zoi Tatsioka

Staff member of different Academic Department

Selected for any occasion

A student representative of different Academic Department

Selected by the Student Union

College Academic Registrar

Ms Galini Lithoxoidou / Ms Lena Gassi

 

 

Departmental Discipline Panel

As stated in the International Faculty Ordinances & Regulations.

 

MEMBERSHIP

Head of Academic Department

Dr Nikos Tsorakidis / Ms Anna Sotiriadou / Dr Suzie Savvidou / Dr Zoi Tatsioka

Two staff member of the Academic Department

Selected for any occasion

A student representative

Selected by the Student Union

College Academic Registrar

Ms Galini Lithoxoidou / Ms Lena Gassi

 

 

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