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19 February 2009

 

MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SCRUTINY

 

MINUTES

 

Thursday, 19 February 2009 at 12.00pm

Garden Room, Robinson College

 

Present: Mr Paul ffolkes Davis (Acting 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; and the Revd Lindsay Yates.

 

1.

Apologies

Dr Paul Beattie; Revd Ian Thompson; and Professor David Yates (Chair). 

 

2.

 

 

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(iv)

 

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Guest: Mr Martin Reavley, Director of Research Services Division

The following issues were discussed after the circulation of the Paper to the Committee:

Role of Director of RSD.

Relationship between Director, PVCs, and Registrary.

Paper to the Committee: distributed in late November 2008 to gain support for re-organisation of RSD into a more School-centric organisation with more routine work devolved to Departments including Joint Electronic Submissions (JeS).

Consultation: Registrary, Chairs of Schools, Departmental Managers, and staff have been consulted with regard to the re-organisation.

Systems and Organisation: in place to support RSD, and current Team organisation.

Programme of training and/or communications skills for staff: to be considered to maintain expertise, and retention of staff.

Departmental help: Intention to offer help by sending RSD staff out to Departments.

Quality assurance: more power to be devolved to the Departments, and resources to be focussed on those Departments that require it.

 

3.

Minutes for Meeting of 5 February 2009

Approved.

 

4.

Matters Arising

None.

 

5.

Questions for Professor Tony Minson, PVC for Planning and Resources

To be considered by the Board.

 

6.

Future Members of the Board

To be discussed further.

 

7.

 

Any Other Business

None.

 

8.

Date of next meeting

12.00pm on Thursday, 5 March 2009

Garden Room, Robinson College

Guest: Professor Tony Minson, PVC for Planning and Resources

 

 

Emma Easterbrook

Support Officer

5 March 2009