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26 April 2010

MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SCRUTINY

MINUTES

Monday, 26 April 2010 at 12.00pm
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; Dr Catherine MacKenzie; Dr Susan Oosthuizen; Mr James Trevithick; and the Revd Lindsay Yates.

  1. Apologies

    Mr Kevin Coutinho; Mr David Goode; Dr Margaret Glendenning; and Dr Jane Spencer.

  2. Minutes for Meeting of 4 March 2010
    Approved.

  3. Declarations of Interest
    Dr Susan Oosthuizen: Institute of Continuing Education.

  4. Matters Arising

    (i) HPCF: To be kept under review.

    (ii) Human Resources: To be kept under review.

    (iii) Combination Room Lift: To be kept under review.

  5. Guest: The Vice - Chancellor, Professor Alison Richard
    The Vice-Chancellor gave an overview what her thoughts were of the challegnes that the University has faced and is going to face.

    (i) The Relationship between the Vice-Chancellor, senior members of the University and the Board: The Vice-Chancellor expressed her thanks to the Board and the University for developing a positive relationship of scrutiny;

    (ii) The Relationship between the University and Overseas and the implications for the future;

    (iii) The Transition Period for the new Vice-Chancellor, Sir Leszek Krzysztof, Borysiewicz: extra time has been arranged for the new VC and outgoing VC to meet in addition to the monthly meetings with the University;

    (iv) The Relationship between the University and its Alumni;

    (v) Finances: including the 800th Campaign, endowment, undergraduate funding, overall financial strategy, the Browne Review, and the Capital Plan;

    (vi) The future of the UK Educational System: including secondary education and higher education;

    (vii) Council and Governance; and

    (viii) The election of Pro-Vice-Chancellors.
    Professor Richard Bowring proposed an appreciation for the Vice-Chancellor's work for the University, which was supported by all members of the Board.

  6. Any Other Business
    None.

  7. Date of Next Meeting:

    Guest: Dr Rebecca Lingwood, Director of the Institute of Continuing Education
    12.00pm on Thursday, 13 May 2010
    Leslie Stephen Room, Trinity Hall

Emma Easterbrook
Support Officer
13 May 2010