UNIVERSITY COURT - 15 JUNE 2009


A meeting of the University Court will be held at 3.00 pm on Monday 15 June 2009.

Dr Neale Laker
Clerk to Court

AGENDA

1. SPORTS UNION
(1) Annual Report Paper A
(2) Sports Union Constitution Paper B
Paper B (Appendix 1)
Paper B (Appendix 2)
Paper B (Appendix 3)
Paper B (Appendix 4)
Paper B (Appendix 5)
Paper B (Appendix 6)
Paper B (Appendix 7)
Paper B (Appendix 8)
Paper B (Appendix 9)
2. MINUTES
Minutes of meeting on 27 April 2009. Paper C (index)
Paper C
3. MATTERS ARISING
(1) Senior Appointments
The Chairman and the Director of Human Resources will provide an oral update on progress with the appointment of a new Principal.
[NB: A special meeting of Court is required under Statute 5 in order to complete the appointment of a new Principal. Members should therefore note that such a meeting may be called during the summer vacation. Due notice will, of course, be given.]
(2) Kuwait
The Director of Strategic Planning will provide an oral update on progress.
(3) Effective Governance Review
The Chairman will provide a brief summary of business from the first meeting of the working group set up to oversee the review.
4. CHAIRMAN'S BUSINESS

PART A - MATTERS ON WHICH DISCUSSION IS EXPECTED
5. PRINCIPAL'S REPORT Paper D
6. FINANCE
(1) Finance & Policy Committee
Report of the Committee's meeting on 27 May 2009 Paper E
(2) University of Dundee Pension Schemes Paper F
(3) Budget 2009/10 & Financial Projections Paper G
Paper G (appendix)
7. STRATEGIC DIRECTION
(1) Strategic Review Paper H
(2) Performance Monitoring: Benchmarking Report Paper I
(3) Strategic Framework: Midpoint Review Paper J
8. EMPLOYABILITY STRATEGY Paper K
9. COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE SENATUS ACADEMICUS Paper L
10. AUDIT COMMITTEE
Report of the Committee's meeting on 27 April Paper M
11. COURT COMMITTEES
(1) Committee Membership 2009/10
To note that the Nominations Committee will review Committee membership during the summer, once the outcomes of elections for Senate assessors on Court are known.
(2) Emergency Committee
The Court is invited to follow precedent in remitting the transaction of any urgent Court business over the summer to an Emergency Committee, comprising the Acting Principal or a Vice-Principal (Convener), two lay members (normally the Chairman of Court and the Convener of the Finance & Policy Committee) and one other academic member - subject to a report on any action taken being submitted to the first business meeting of the Court in 2009/10.

PART B - OTHER MATTERS FOR REPORT OR APPROVAL
12. ELECTIONS TO COURT
(1) Academic Council
To note that Dr Lesley McLellan (Senior Lecturer, Head of Learning & Teaching and Head of the Graduate School in the College of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing) has been elected by the Academic Council to serve on Court for the period 1 August 2009 to 31 July 2013.
(2) Graduates' Council
To note that Emeritus Professor Ann Burchell has been elected by the Graduates' Council to serve as assessor on Court for the period 1 August 2009 to 31 July 2013.
(3) Senate
To note that Senate will be holding elections for one professorial assessor and one non-professorial assessor on Court during June/July 2009. The outcomes of these elections will be conveyed to members as soon as they are known.
13. COURT RETREAT
To note that, while the precise structure for the Court Retreat on 4 September 2009 was not yet finalised, the meeting would focus on the strategic review, including an analysis of the RAE results, as well as initial findings of the Court Effectiveness Review.
14. HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE
Report of the Committee's meeting on 25 May 2009 Paper N
Paper N (Appendix 1)
Paper N (Appendix 2)
Paper N (Appendix 2 annex a)
Paper N (Appendix 2 annex b)
Paper N (Appendix 3)
Paper N (Appendix 3 annex)
Paper N (Appendix 3 annex 2)
Paper N (Appendix 3 annex 2(i))
Paper N (Appendix 3 annex 2(ii))
Paper N (Appendix 3 annex 2(ii.i))
Paper N (Appendix 3 annex 2(ii.ii))
Paper N (Appendix 3 annex 3)
Paper N (Appendix 3 annex 4)
Paper N (Appendix 4)
Paper N (Appendix 4(i))
Paper N (Appendix 5)
Paper N (Appendix 5(i))
15. STAFF
Professorial and Other Grade 10 Appointments Paper O
16. ANY OTHER BUSINESS