UNIVERSITY COURT - 14 JUNE 2010


A meeting of the University Court will be held at 3.00 pm on Monday 14 June 2010.

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 5)
Paper B (appendix 8)
2. MINUTES
Minutes of the meeting on 26 April 2010 Paper C (index)
Paper C
3. MATTERS ARISING
(1) Strategic Review: Book & Paper Conservation Unit (Minute 59)
To note that this matter has now been resolved.
(2) Governance & Nominations Committee: Ordinances 18, 20 & 45 (Minute 61)
To confirm the decision, taken at the meeting on 26 April 2010, to approve amendments to Ordinances 18 (Election of Members of the Court and the Senatus), 20 (Graduates' Council) and 45 (Election of Member of Court by the Non-Teaching Staff).
(3) Dignity at Work and Study Appeal (Minute 68(2))
To note: i) that the Committee established to hear an appeal against a decision following the outcomes of an investigation under the University's Dignity at Work & Study Policy had now heard and partially upheld the appeal; and ii) that the matter was now satisfactorily resolved.
4. CHAIRMAN'S BUSINESS

PART A - MATTERS ON WHICH DISCUSSION IS EXPECTED
5. PRINCIPAL'S REPORT Paper D
6. STRATEGIC REVIEW Paper E
7. FINANCE & POLICY COMMITTEE
Report of the Committee's meeting on 17 May 2010. Paper F
8. BUDGET 2010/11 & FINANCIAL PROJECTIONS Paper G
Paper G (appendix)
9. GOVERNANCE
(1) Governance & Nominations Committee
Reports of the Committee's meetings on 17 May and 2 June 2010. Paper H1
Paper H2
Paper H2 (appendix 1)
Paper H2 (appendix 2)
Paper H2 (appendix 3)
Paper H2 (appendix 4)
Paper H2 (appendix 5)
(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 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 2010/11.
10. SENIOR APPOINTMENTS
To consider arrangements for the appointment of Vice-Principals to the Colleges of Art, Science & Engineering and Life Sciences.
11. STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK: BENCHMARKING Paper I
12. HONORARY FELLOWS Paper J

PART B - OTHER MATTERS FOR REPORT OR APPROVAL
13. BANKING FACILITIES - LETTER OF VARIATION Paper K
14. COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE SENATUS ACADEMICUS
Report from the meeting of the Senatus on 2 June 2010 Paper L
15. COMMITTEE REPORTS
(1) Human Resources Committee Paper M
Paper M (appendix 1a)
Paper M (appendix 1b)
Paper M (appendix 2)
Paper M (appendix 3)
Paper M (appendix 4)
(2) Audit Committee
Report enclosed of the Committee's meeting on 26 May 2010. Paper N
16. STAFF
(1) Grievance Committee
To note that a Committee, established in accordance with the decision of Court at its meeting 26 April 2010 (Minute 68(3) refers) and with the composition: Professor Y Muschamp (Convener), Dr J Lowe, Professor C MacKintosh, had heard the grievance brought by a member of the academic staff of the University and had decided to uphold the grievance.
(2) Appeal under Statute 16
To consider the composition of an Appeal Committee to hear an appeal brought under Statute 16, noting that Professor CT Reid had been nominated by the Senate to serve on such a committee.
17. ANY OTHER BUSINESS