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7 February 2008

 

MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SCRUTINY

 

MINUTES

 

Thursday, 7 February 2008 at 11.30am

Music 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 Peter Sarris; the Revd Ian Thompson; and Professor David Yates.

 

1.

Apologies

Dr Margaret Glendenning; and Dr Elisabeth Leedham-Green.

 

2.

Minutes of Meeting on 24 January 2008

Approved with two minor amendments.

 

3.

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(ii)

Matters Arising

Technology Appeal  Tribunal:

-       Issues raised regarding clarification of ordinances and statutes for jurisdiction, and redress for parties; and

-       To be discussed with Teri Willey, CEO for Cambridge Enterprise.

Research Services Division:

-       Issues raised regarding handling of research grants.

 

4.

HPCF

-       To be kept under review.

 

5.

VoIP

-       Chemistry Department will pilot the scheme;

-       Concern raised regarding extensions to students; and

-       Catherine Pitt to keep this subject under review.

 

6.

Addenbrooke’s

-       To be kept under review.

 

7.

Procurement Procedures

-       To be kept under review.

 

7.

Staff Statistics

See University staff statistics: Notice (www.admin.cam.ac.uk/reporter/current/weekly/6099/4.html)

 

-       The Board were grateful for the publication of information;

-       Concern was raised regarding increasing staff numbers; and

-       The Board would wish to see the cost of consultants, and external staff etc included.

 

8.

(i)

 

 

 

(ii)

 

(iii)

 

(iv)

 

(v)

 

 

(v)

Any Other Business

Web Minutes and Strategy:

-       Concern raised at the late publication of Council Minutes as opposed to the full and up-to-date Minutes of the Public Resources Committee; and

-       Strategic planning by Council and PRC was discussed.

Press site and New Museums site:

-       Possibility of University Bond discussed.

Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs:

-       New appointment anticipated in due course. 

Council:

-       To be discussed with Vice-Chancellor at Meeting of 17 April 2008.

House Style:

-       Concern raised regarding usability of new House Style; and

-       To be kept under review by Richard Stibbs, and Jamie Horsley.

Pay and Grading:

-       To be kept under review.

 

9.

Date of next meeting

Guest: Ms Teri Willey, CEO of Cambridge Enterprise

11.30am on Thursday, 21 February 2008

Music Room, Downing College

 

 

Emma Easterbrook

Support Officer

21 February 2008