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26 April 2007

 

MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SCRUTINY

 

MINUTES

 

Thursday, 26 April 2007 at 12.00pm

New SCR, Selwyn College

 

Present: Mr Nick Downer (Chair); Dr Elisabeth Leedham-Green (Secretary); Miss Emma Easterbrook (Support Officer); Mr Roger Greeves; Dr Nick Holmes; Mr Frank King; Dr Catherine Pitt; and Mr Richard Stibbs.

 

1.

Apologies

Dr Margaret Glendenning; Mr Michael Kuczynski; Dr Peter Sarris; and Mr David Yates

 

2.

 

Guest: Mr Nigel Brown

-       Thanks given to the Board for their last Annual Report

-       Description of the workings of the Audit Committee outlined

-       Feedback from audited Departments is being encouraged

-       Audit for next year has been postponed due to change in Registrary

-       Some difficulties with CUP’s timing of end of financial year with the University

-       Combined meetings and shared minutes with Finance Committee are productive

-       A few more experienced and good external members would be of assistance

-       Suggestion made of amending Council diary to address the Committee’s Agenda

-       Continuing correct implementation is needed in the long term

-       Appointment of new Registrary, Retention of staff, North West Cambridge, the 800th Campaign and the role of the Vice- Chancellor were also discussed

-       Unapproved Minutes of Audit Committee to be forwarded to the Board

 

3.

 

Minutes of Meeting on 8 March 2007

Approved with three minor amendments.

 

4.

 

Matters Arising

None.

5.

Meeting with Peter Deer and John Payne

To be discussed at next meeting.

 

6.

Meeting with Graham Allen

To be discussed at next meeting.

 

7.

Board of Graduate Studies Review

To be discussed at next meeting.

 

8.

Annual Report

-            Nick Holmes and Nick Downer to liaise regarding the timetable

-            Draft to be ready by 1 July 2007

 

9.

Any Other Business

-            Best wishes of the Board: to be sent to David Yates by Nick Holmes

-            Membership: 4 vacancies to be filled

-            HPCF: History and current situation provided by Catherine Pitt

-            Green Paper: To be added to next Meeting’s Agenda

 

10.

Date of next meeting

Thursday, 10 May 2007 at 12.00pm

New SCR, Selwyn College

 

 

Emma Easterbrook

Support Officer

3 May 2007