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11 October 2007

 

MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SCRUTINY

 

MINUTES

 

Thursday, 11 October 2007 at 11.30am

Wilkins Room, Downing College

 

Present: Mr Richard Stibbs (Chair); Dr Catherine Pitt (Secretary); Miss Emma Easterbrook (Support Officer); Dr Paul Beattie; Mr Paul ffolkes Davis; The Revd Roger Greeves; Dr Margaret Guite; Mrs Jamie Horsley; Dr Elisabeth Leedham-Green; Dr Peter Sarris; The Revd Ian Thompson; and Professor David Yates.

 

1.

Apologies

Dr Margaret Glendenning.

 

2.

(i)

(ii)

Election of Chairman and Secretary

Chairman: Richard Stibbs unanimously elected.

Secretary: Catherine Pitt unanimously elected.

 

3.

Times of the Meetings

11.30am, every other Thursday during University full-term in the Wilkins Room, Downing College.

 

4.

12th Annual Report

-            Paul ffolkes Davis, Elisabeth Leedham-Green, Paul Beattie, Catherine Pitt and Richard Stibbs were present at the Discussion with Council;

-            The Report was well received;

 

5.

 

Minutes of Meeting on 27 September 2007

Approved with two minor amendments.

 

6.

 

Matters Arising

None.

 

7.

(a)

(i)

(ii)

(iii)

(iv)

(v)

(vi)

(vii)

(viii)

(xi)

(xii)

(xiii)

(xiv)

 

(b)

(i)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(ii)

Plan of Action

Topics of Discussion

800th Campaign;

Cambridge Student Information System (CamSIS);

Pay and Grading;

Cambridge Human Resources Information System (CHRIS);

Governance;

North West Cambridge;

High Performance Computing Facility (HPCF);

Board of Graduate Studies;

Continuing Education;

Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP);

Disabilities Resource Centre (DRC); and

Information Strategy.

 

Persons whom the Board wishes to meet

Plenary Sessions

-            Professor Alison Richards, Vice-Chancellor;

-            Pro-Vice-Chancellors (Professor Tony Minson, Dr Kate Pretty, Professor Ian Leslie);

-            Jonathan Nicholls, The Registrary;

-            Mr Michael Bienias, Director of EMBS;

-            Ms Teri Willey, Director of Cambridge Enterprise;

-            Mr Peter Agar, Director of Development; and

-            Professor William Brown, Board of Graduate Studies.

Other Suggestions:

-            Mr Andrew Reid, Director of Finance;

-            Paul Dampier, Director of Management Information Services Division (MISD); and

-            Mr Stephen Jolly, Director of External Affairs and Communications.

 

8.

(i)

Any Other Business

College Teaching Officers (CTOs):

-      Issue raised regarding the role of CTOs in University examinations particularly in the English Department.

 

9.

Date of next meeting

Thursday, 25 October 2007 at 11.30am

Wilkins Room, Downing College

 

 

Emma Easterbrook

Support Officer

25 October 2007