VLE Review: governance

Project Board

The VLE Review Project Board meets on a regular basis to review progress of the VLE Review and has ultimate responsibility for overseeing direction and governance of the review. 

The Project Board will provide a level of senior assurance that, as part of the supplier selction:
  • The supplier selection evaluation process has been rigorous, fair and carried out in accordance with the evaluation model
  • The personnel involved in evaluation are suitable to carry out the evaluation
  • The selection recommendation is clear, and the scores justified by available evidence
  • The evidence is clearly documented
The board will examine the evaluation report, which will provide a narrative of the report recommendation, and any other evaluation evidence that it may call for. It will challenge the process where necessary, and recommend a preferred supplier. The key question the board will consider is, ‘given the selection criteria and process, do we have confidence that a credible and evidenced recommendation can be made?’. 

 

Membership of the Project Board is shown below.

Name Job title Division
Eric Meyer (Sponsor) Professor of Social Informatics and Director of Graduate Studies, Oxford Internet Institute Social Sciences
Elaine Aitken Education IT Programme Manager, IT Services University Administration and Services
Shirin Tahzib Director of Software Solutions IT Services
Denise Conway Interim Director of Academic IT IT Services
Kate Lindsay Head of Technology Enhanced Learning, IT Services University Administration and Services
Damion Young Senior Educational Technologist Medical Sciences Division
Daron Burrows Associate Professor in Medieval French, Fellow St Peter's College  Humanities
Steve Sheard Associate Head (Teaching) Engineering Science Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences
Adrian Stokes Director of the Continuing Professional Development Centre Department for Continuing Education
Julia Horn and Sharon Neal (shared membership) 

Julia: Acting Head, Educational Development Group and Educational Development, Oxford Learning Institute

Sharon: Head of Professional Development, Oxford Learning Institute 

University Administration and Services
Marianne Melsen Vice President (Graduates) Oxford University Students' Union
Beth Gibbs Library Services Manager, Radcliffe Science Library Gardens, Libraries and Museums
Rachel Dearlove Head of Taught Degrees and Student Casework Education Policy Support
Andy Menmuir Business Change Manager, Education IT Programme University Administration and Services

 

User Group

The VLE Review User Group provides advice, support and assurance to the VLE Review, and represents end-users to ensure Oxford’s needs are met satisfactorily. The group comprises of a range of  users of VLEs, and will be closely involved in the important task of prioritising requirements. 

As members of the functional evaluation sub group, the User Group will be involved in the following activities as part of the supplier selection:

  • Attending supplier presentations and demos, usability testing and sessions to try out the alternative VLEs
  • Providing feedback on each supplier 

Membership of the User Group is shown below.

Name Job title Division
Kate Lindsay (Chair) Head of Technology Enhanced Learning, IT Services University Services and Administration
Adriana Jacobs Oriental Studies, Humanities Division Humanities
Ben Williams  Associate Professor, Department of Engineering Science Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences
Catherine Dockerty Web and Data Services Manager, Radcliffe Science Library Gardens, Libraries and Museums
Catherine Porter Deputy Head of Examinations and Assessments Academic Administration
Chris Horton Graduate student, Medicine Medical Sciences
Christina Hell and Martin Hurajt (shared membership)  Educational Technology Advisors, Language Centre Academic Administration
Deborah Hay Clinical Tutor for Laboratory Medicine, Radcliffe Department of Medicine Medical Sciences 
Imogen Goold, Rebecca Williams and Steve Allen (shared membership) 

Imogen and Rebecca: Associate Professors in Law, Faculty of Law 

Steve: Web Development and Support Officer, Faculty of Law

Social Sciences 
James Robson Tutor, Learning and New Technologies Research Group, Department of Education Social Sciences
Janet Smart, Pegram Harrison

Janet: Reader in Operations Management, Saïd Business School

Pegram: Senior Fellow in Entrepreneurship, Saïd Business School 

Social Sciences 
Jon Mason Educational Technologist, MSD Learning Technologies Medical Sciences
Katherine Cumming Undergraduate Administrative Officer, Department of Economics, Social Sciences Division Economics
Laura Spence WISE project participant and former student; PA to the Chair of the Board and the Head of Administration and Finance, Faculty of History  Humanities
Lettitia Derrington  Administrative Officer Continuing Education
Lucy Tallents Associate Researcher, Environmental Research Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences
Marion Manton eLearning Research Project Manager Continuing Education
Miroslav Suzara Department of Education Social Sciences
Natasha Forrest Degree Programmes Manager, Blavatnik School of Government Social Sciences
Sarah Williams Graduate student, Medicine Medical Sciences
Tingna Liu Department of Education Social Sciences
Wulf Forrester-Barker Information Governance Manager, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences; WebLearn User Group member Medical Sciences
Yonas Tita Services and Programme Administrator, Oxford Learning Institute Academic Administration 
Adam Marshall WebLearn Service Manager, IT Services University Administration and Services
Ana Matak Siviour Senior Business Analyst, IT Services University Administration and Services
Elizabeth Masterman Senior Research Officer (Project Lead), IT Services University Administration and Services
Jill Fresen WebLearn Learning Technologist, IT Services University Administration and Services
Andy Menmuir Business Change Manager, IT Services University Administration and Services
Stephen Burholt Learning Technologist (Academic IT) IT Services University Administration and Services

 

 

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