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30 October 2008

 

MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SCRUTINY

 

MINUTES

 

Thursday, 30 October 2008 at 12.00pm

Garden Room, Robinson College

 

Present: Professor David Yates (Chair); Dr Catherine Pitt (Secretary); Miss Emma Easterbrook (Support Officer); the Revd Jeremy Caddick; Dr Margaret Glendenning; Dr Margaret Guite; Dr Elisabeth Leedham-Green; Mrs Jamie Horsley; Mr Richard Stibbs; the Revd Ian Thompson; and the Revd Lindsay Yates.

 

1.

Apologies

Dr Paul Beattie; and Mr Paul ffolkes Davis.

 

2.

 

(i)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(ii)

Guest:

Andy Cliff, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Personnel):

Remit of role, relationship with Human Resources (HR), and challenges:

-       Undertook review of HR followed by recommendations at start of tenure.

-       Interim Director for twelve months, Angela Paradise, now being replaced by new Director, Inderjit Seehra.

-       Business model including business partnership teams being implemented for Schools, non-Schools institutions, and Unified Administrative Service (UAS) to create consistent and accurate advic across the University.

-       Proposals to be made to the University regarding revision of Statute U in November.

Topics discussed with the Board:

-       Future roles, remit, length and timing of tenure for Pro-Vice-Chancellors.

-       Working relationships between Pro-Vice-Chancellors, Vice-Chancellor, and Registrary, and HR.

-       Process for Academic promotions.

-       Integration and training for staff, who come from outside the University.

-       Pay and Grading training. 

-       College Teaching Officers (CTOs): pay and promotions.

 

3.

Minutes for Meeting of 16 October 2008

Approved.

 

4.

Matters Arising

None.

 

5.

(i)

(ii)

 

(iii)

(iv)

(v)

 

Any Other Business

Library Resources Re-organisation

Oxford Magazine articles regarding the Board, and Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)

Estate Management and Building Service (EMBS)

Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP)

Grace on Plagiarism

 

6.

Date of next meeting

Thursday, 13 November 2008 at 12.00pm

Linnett Room, Robinson College

Guest: Peter Fox, Librarian

 

 

 

 

Emma Easterbrook

Support Officer

13 November 2008