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12 June 2008


MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SCRUTINY


MINUTES


Thursday, 12 June 2008 at 11.30am

Fleet Room, Downing College


Present: Mr Richard Stibbs (Chair); Dr Catherine Pitt (Secretary); Dr Paul Beattie; Mr Paul ffolkes Davis; Dr Margaret Glendenning; the Revd Roger Greeves; Dr Margaret Guite; Mrs Jamie Horsley; Professor David Yates.

1.

Apologies: Dr Peter Sarris; the Revd Ian Thompson


2.

Minutes of Meeting on 29 May 2008

Approved.

3.

i)

Matters Arising

None

4.

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iii)

iv)

Annual Report

Agreed to get the Report finished by 26th June other than tidying. Signing meeting on 10th July.

Agreed to add a section asking for enabling regulations about the circulation of flysheets to the comments on Statutes and Ordinances.

Agreed to add a section on safety implications of the VoIP project

Pay and Grading will be covered by the section on progress on last year's recommendations.

5.

Guest: Dr Jonathan Nicholls, the Registrary

Background

  • Has been in post for nine months

  • As head of UAS has made changes to structure and new senior appointments.

  • Have been able to make some of the Wilson Report changes

  • The question of membership of Regent House is proceeding with a working group. There will be a Green Paper.

  • Working on changes to Statue U and Statute F

Discussion

  • Proposal that Statute U changes are to be empowering

  • The transparency of the Allocations Report has been improved

  • Differential savings targets are not contemplated

  • HESA congratulated the University on providing new types of student data

  • IPR policy is due to be reviewed in 2010

6.


Any Other Business

- None

7.

Date of next meeting

11.30am on Thursday, 26 June 2008

Music Room, Downing College




Catherine Pitt

13th June 2008