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24 May 2007

 

MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SCRUTINY

 

MINUTES

 

Thursday, 24 May 2007 at 12.00pm

New SCR, Selwyn College

 

Present: Mr Nick Downer (Chair); Dr Elisabeth Leedham-Green (Secretary); Miss Emma Easterbrook (Support Officer); Dr Margaret Glendenning; Mr Roger Greeves; Mr Frank King; Mr Michael Kuczynski; Dr Catherine Pitt; Dr Peter Sarris; Mr Richard Stibbs; and Mr David Yates.

 

1.

Apologies

Dr Nick Holmes.

 

2.

(i)

 

(ii)

 

 

(iii)

 

(iv)

 

(v)

Guest: Vice-Chancellor Alison Richard

Governance: Green papers to be published on Council web-site to assist transparency; and composition of Regent House under review

Finance and Management Strategy: Endowment policy is improving; resources allocation process has been re-implememted; and papers to be drafted on financial and international strategy

Communities of Cambridge: working arrangements with Colleges are improving; committed to including alumni community; and international strategy implemented

Education and Research: consulation with Faculties about Tripos system taking place; and need to develop Humanities further to compete for research institutes

Communications: Alumni body encouraging development in US; and need to continue building our strategic approaches

 

The Vice-Chancellor also commented on her role, the role of PVCs, the development of the Registrary, HEFCE, college teaching, the 800th campaign, access targets, and security.

 

3.

 

Minutes of Meeting on 10 May 2007

Approved with one amendment.

 

4.

(i)

 

Matters Arising

Membership: New members have been published in the Reporter

 

5.

Green Paper

-            Response by 22 June 2007

-            Amendments suggested and noted by the Board

 

6.

Environment (Jonathan Shanklin)

-            Enquiries made by Margaret Glendenning to be followed up

 

7.

JBS Executive Education Limited

-            Michael Kuczynski reported on the JBS Executive Education Limited

 

8.

Annual Report

-            Group to visit Professor Tony Minson and Dr Andrew Reid

-            Nick Downer to circulate subjects to be covered by the Board

 

9.

Any Other Business

 None.

 

10.

Date of next meeting

Thursday, 7 June 2007 at 12.00pm

New SCR, Selwyn College

 

 

Emma Easterbrook

Support Officer

7 June 2007