UNIVERSITY COURT - 3 OCTOBER 2011


A special meeting of the University Court will be held at 10.00am on Monday 3 October 2011.

Dr Neale Laker
Director of Policy, Governance & Legal Affairs

AGENDA

1. CORRESPONDENCE FROM THE SCOTTISH FUNDING COUNCIL (SFC) REGARDING POSSIBLE MERGER WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERTAY
(a) Letter from the SFC Paper A
(b) SFC Guidance to Institutions Considering Merger Paper B
It is proposed that the structure of the discussion will take the following form:
(1) Report from the Principal
The Principal will provide an oral report covering the following:
(i) Interactions with the SFC, the Scottish Government and the University of Abertay
(ii) Press coverage and local reaction
(iii) Views of SMT and the Senate
(iv) Implications of the post-16 White Paper: Putting Learners at the Centre
(v) Consequences of the Spending Review and Draft Scottish Budget
(2) Report from DUSA
The DUSA President will be invited to provide feedback from meetings of the Students' Representative Council on this issue.
(3) Report from Graduates' Council
Graduates' Council Assessors will be invited to provide feedback from the meeting of the Business Committee on 22 September 2011.
(4) Presentation
The University Secretary will present a comparison of the missions, strengths and performance of the University of Abertay and the University of Dundee.
(5) Open Discussion
2. ANY OTHER BUSINESS