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26 November 2009

MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SCRUTINY

MINUTES

Thursday, 26 November 2009 at 11.30am
Leslie Stephen Room, Trinity Hall

Present: Mr Paul ffolkes Davis (Chairman); Mrs Jamie Horsley (Secretary); Miss Emma Easterbrook (Support Officer); Professor Richard Bowring, the Revd Jeremy Caddick; Mr Kevin Coutinho; Dr Margaret Glendenning; Mr David Goode; Dr Catherine MacKenzie; Dr Susan Oosthuizen; Mr James Trevithick; and the Revd Lindsay Yates.

  1. Apologies
    Dr Jane Spencer.

  2. Guest:
    Professor Andy Cliff, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Human Resources attended and discussed the following issues:
    (i) Relationship with Human Resources Division, Vice-Chancellor, and role within the University;
    (ii) New Vice-Chancellor, and future relationship with Pro-Vice-Chancellors;
    (iii) Role of Regent House;
    (iv) Council Discussion on Tuesday, 24 November 2009 including Statute U;
    (v) Univeristy financial situation and future strategy including HEFCE block grant, wage bill turnover, staff pay rises, pension schemes (CPS and USS), and undergraduate funding;
    (vi) Relationship with Trade Unions including UCU and TUC;
    (vii) Pay and Grading;
    (viii) Equality and Diversity;
    (ix) New activities of University and response to national initiatives;
    (x) Unestablished posts; and
    (xi) Recruitment.

  3. Minutes for Meeting of 12 November 2009
    Approved.

  4. Matters Arising
    (i) Discussion on 24 November 2009 with regard to Statute U, academic freedom, redundancy, and Codes; and
    (ii) Responses to 14th Report to be published in Reporter in due course;
    (iii) Library Services and new Librarian.

  5. Any Other Business
    None.

  6. Date of Next Meeting:
    Guest: Professor John Rallison, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education
    12.00pm on Thursday, 21 January 2010
    Leslie Stephen Room, Trinity Hall

Emma Easterbrook
Support Officer
13 January 2010