UNIVERSITY COURT - 27 OCTOBER 2008


A meeting of the University Court will be held at 2.00 pm on Monday 27 October 2008.

Dr Neale Laker
Clerk to Court

AGENDA

1. MINUTES
Minutes of meetings on 9 June and of the business meeting on 1 September 2008. Paper A (index)
Paper A
2. MATTERS ARISING
Committee Membership 2008/9 (Minute 81)
To consider the Nominations Committee's recommendations for the final membership of the Nominations and Finance & Policy Committees, such that Professor RJ Abboud join the Nominations Committee and Professor GLP Follett join the Finance & Policy Committee.
3. CHAIRMAN'S BUSINESS

PART A - MATTERS ON WHICH DISCUSSION IS EXPECTED
4. PRINCIPAL'S REPORT Paper B
5. FINANCE & POLICY COMMITTEE
Reports from the Committee's meetings on 26 August and 6 October 2008. Paper C (August)
Paper C (August appendix)
Paper C (October)
6. VOLUNTARY SEVERANCE Paper D
7. COURT RETREAT
Summary and action points Paper E
8. CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL: RIVERSIDE SPORTS GROUNDS Paper F
9. PERFORMANCE INDICATORS: STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK AIMS 4 & 5 - RESEARCH, COLLABORATION AND KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER Paper G
10. CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
(1) Schedule of Delegation and Decision-making Powers Paper H
(2) Governance of Clinical Trials Paper I
Paper I
Paper I
Paper I

PART B - OTHER MATTERS FOR REPORT OR APPROVAL
11. COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE SENATUS ACADEMICUS
Report from the meeting of the Senatus on 15 October 2008. Paper J
12. COMMITTEE REPORTS
(1) Audit Committee
Draft report of the Committee's meeting on 8 October 2008. Paper K
(2) Campus Services Committee
Report of the Committee's meeting on 3 October 2008. Paper L
(3) Human Resources Committee
Report of the Committee's meeting on 2 October 2008. Paper M
Paper M (appendix 1)
Paper M (appendix 2)
Paper M (appendix 2 annex)
Paper M (appendix 3)
Paper M (appendix 4)
Paper M (appendix 5)
13. STAFF
(1) Grievance Committee
To approve the establishment of a Grievance Committee to hear an appeal against a decision emanating from an investigation carried out under the University's Dignity at Work and Study Policy with the following proposed membership: Professor DH Boxer (Convener); Professor GLP Follett; Dr J Lowe
(2) Professorial and Other Grade 10 Appointments Paper N
14. COURT APPOINTMENTS TO EXTERNAL BODIES: GENERAL CONVOCATION OF HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY
15. ANY OTHER BUSINESS