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The work of Divisional Board is supported by four main committees, and by a number of other committees, groups and fora in key strategic areas.

Reporting directly to Divisional Board are:

  • a Planning and Resources Committee, chaired by the Head of Division and on which all Heads of Department serve. The Committee supports departments and the Board in their strategic planning in respect of academic, financial, IT, space and staffing issues
  • a Graduate Studies Committee, chaired by the Associate Head of Division (Education) and on which all Directors of Graduate Study serve. The Committee advises Board on academic policy, teaching and learning strategies, and quality assurance matters in respect of graduate studies
  • an Undergraduate Studies Committee, chaired by the Associate Head of Division (Education) and on which all Directors of Undergraduate Study serve. The Committee advises Board on academic policy, teaching and learning strategies, and quality assurance matters in respect of undergraduate studies
  • a Quality Assurance Committee, chaired by the Associate Head of Division (Education) with members elected by Board on the basis of their experience . The Committee has responsibility for reviewing  proposals for new courses and major changes to existing courses, and for maintaining oversight of matters related to examinations (including review and approval of examiners' reports, examination regulations and examination conversations)

In addition: the Committee on Library Provision and Strategy in the Social Sciences (CLiPS – SocSci) advises the Social Sciences Board and the Curators of the Bodleian Libraries; the Appointments Panel advises on matters relating to appointments; and the ESRC Doctoral Training Centre Management Board advises on strategy pertaining to ESRC funding, training provision for students, ESRC policy and related matters.

The division also runs a number of other groups and fora, including  the Research Strategy Group, the Divisional IT Forum and the Equality and Diversity Steering Group.