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29 May 2008

MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SCRUTINY


MINUTES


Thursday, 29 May 2008 at 11.30

Music Room, Downing College


Present: Mr Richard Stibbs (Chair); Dr Catherine Pitt (Secretary); Miss Rebecca Collins (Support Officer); Mr Paul ffolkes Davis; Dr Margaret Guite; Mrs Jamie Horsley; Dr Elisabeth Leedham-Green; Professor David Yates.


1.

Apologies

Dr Paul Beattie; Dr Margaret Glendenning; the Revd Roger Greeves; Dr Peter Sarris; the Revd Ian Thompson.


2.

Minutes of Meeting on 15 May 2008

Approved.


3.

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Matters Arising

Guest

It was agreed that the meeting with the Director of Development be postponed until next year.


4.

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(ii)



(iii)



(iv)



(v)

Annual Report

The Board discussed members’ responses to the recently published University Allocations Report.


The Board discussed its proposed recommendation that the Statutes and Ordinances be reviewed and agreed on a realistic timeframe for this project.


It was agreed that VoIP and the Fray Tribunal would also be covered in the 13th Annual Report.


The recent changes to holiday entitlement for all University staff and the implications of this for the running of some departments were discussed.


The Board aims to sign off the 13th Annual Report by the end of June.


5.

High Performance Computing Facility

It was reported that the Department of Physics has expressed an interest in taking on the management of this project.



6.

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(ii)


Any Other Business

The pre-term meeting will take place on Thursday 2 October 2008 from 12.30.


The date of the first meeting of Michaelmas Term will be Thursday 16 October 2008. Meetings will be fortnightly.


7.

Date of next meeting

Guest: The Registrary

11.30am on Thursday, 12 June 2008

Music Room, Downing College



Rebecca Collins

Support Officer

30 May 2008