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25 October 2007

 

MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SCRUTINY

 

MINUTES

 

Thursday, 25 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; 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

Mr Paul ffolkes Davis; and Dr Margaret Glendenning.

 

2.

Minutes of Meeting on 11 October 2007

Approved.

 

3.

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(ii)

(iii)

 

Matters Arising

College Teaching Officers (CTOs): Subject to be discussed with future Guests.

Pay and Grading: To be kept under review.

Guests: Professor Tony Minson, or Mr Peter Agar suggested as Guest for next meeting

4.

 

Annual Report

-            Twelfth Report to be put on the Board’s web-site

-            Consideration of Report to begin at end of Lent Term

 

5.

(i)

 

Any Other Business

High Performance Computing Facility (HPCF): (Papers passed around regarding HPCF).  To be kept under review.

 

6.

 

 

 

 

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(vii)

(viii)

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Guest: Mr Jonathan Nicholls, The Registrary

The following issues were discussed after the Registrary gave a brief account of his background and indicated that he wished to have a constructive, working relationship with the Board:

 

Relationship between the Registrary, Vice-Chancellor, Pro-Vice-Chancellors, and Officers of the University

Re-organisation of the Unified Administrative Service (UAS)

Integration of UAS staff within collegiate and University life

Roles and relationships of PVCs

800th Campaign: Council reviewed Programme of Events and approved Budget

Cambridge Student Information System (CamSIS): Full presentation and meeting due to take place in November 2007

Pay and Grading

Cambridge Human Resources Information System (CHRIS)

Governance

North West Cambridge: Further Notice likely to be published

Board of Graduate Studies (BOGS)

Continuing Education

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)

Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)

Role of the Board of Scrutiny

 

7.

Date of next meeting

11.30am on Thursday, 8 November

Wilkins Room, Downing College

 

 

Emma Easterbrook

Support Officer

8 November 2007