The application process for geography programme accreditation asks departments to make the case for excellence in their teaching and learning, with reference to the programme's aims and content, and the development of professional practice and skills in their students.
The Accreditation Review Panel will normally have a minimum of four and maximum of eight members, invited from:
Geographers who hold teaching and learning leadership positions at a senior level in Higher Education
Geographers working in industry, at least one of whom will be a Chartered Geographer;
Others with recognised expertise in teaching and learning in higher education geography, at the invitation of Vice President for Research and Higher Education
The Panel may draw upon the expertise of the Society’s Research and Higher Education Committee. All members will have experience of approvals and quality assurance and be expected to be up to date with current practice in higher education. We will maintain a list of suitable members of the Panel each year. We are committed to equal opportunities and endeavour to appoint a Panel representative of the community. Further information about, and guidance for, the Accreditation Review Panel may be found in the programme accreditation handbook.
Professor Joanna Bullard: Professor of Physical Geography, Associate Dean (Teaching), Loughborough University
Dr Nuala Johnson: Reader, School of Natural and Built Environment, Queen’s University Belfast
Dr Philip Porter: Reader, University of Hertfordshire
Dr Becky Schaaf: Deputy Vice Provost (Learning and Teaching), Bath Spa University
Professor Jo Sharp: Professor of Geography; Deputy Head of School of Geographical and Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow
Dr Simon Tate: Senior Lecturer in Human Geography; Geography Department Director of Excellence in Learning and Teaching, Newcastle University
Mrs Liz Tucker: Head of Geographic Evidence Team, Defra
Professor Nigel Walford: Professor of Applied GIS; Director of the Centre for Earth and Environmental Sciences Research, Kingston University
Professor Neil Ward: Deputy Vice Chancellor and Pro vice Chancellor – Academic Affairs, University of East Anglia
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