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13 May 2010

 MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SCRUTINY

MINUTES

Thursday, 13 May 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; Mr Kevin Coutinho; Mr David Goode; the Revd Jeremy Caddick; Dr Catherine MacKenzie; Dr Susan Oosthuizen; and Dr Jane Spencer

  1. Apologies
    Dr Margaret Glendenning; Mr James Trevithick; and the Revd Lindsay Yates.

  2. Minutes for Meeting of 26 April 2010
    Approved.

  3. Declarations of Interest
    (i) Institute of Continuing Education: SO.
    (ii) The Ballot Process of Regent House: RB.

  4. Matters Arising
    Division of topics amongst the members for the 15th Report, and timetable for completion of Report set.

  5. Guest:
    Dr Rebecca Lingwood, Director of the Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)

    The Board thanked Dr Lingwood for attending and the following issues were discussed:

    (i) Strategic Review 2009;

    (ii) Development of five year Plan for ICE: to be approved by the Strategic Committee and the General Board;

    (iii) Strategic Committee and other committees: established to oversee ICE's operations;

    (iv) Financial position: including withdrawal of Equivalent or Lower Qualification (ELQ), transition funding, opportunities for Research Council funding, and financial sustainability;

    (v) Lord Browne of Madingley's Report and Review: ICE has put forward input to the University's response;

    (vi) Integration and relationship with the University, Schools, Faculties and Departments: including benefits and collaboration;

    (vii) Successes of ICE: including opportunities for post-experience education, professional development and opportunities for funding with individual Schools;

    (viii) Branding and site location: intention to centralise on Madingley Hall site, maintain current name, improve transport links, and to improve on collegiate atmosphere;

    (ix) Staffing and percentage of activities; and

    (x) On-line learning facilites and courses.

  6. The Ballot Process
    To be kept under review.

  7. High Performance Computing Facility (HPCF)
    To be kept under review

  8. Human Resources
    To be kept under review

  9. Any Other Business
    None.

  10. Date of Next Meeting:
    Guest Mr Inderjit Seehra, Director of Human Resources

    12.00pm on Thursday, 27 May 2010
    Leslie Stephen Room, Trinity Hall

    Emma Easterbrook
    Support Officer

    27 May 2010