UNIVERSITY COURT - 23 APRIL 2012


A meeting of the University Court will be held at 2.00pm on Monday 23 April 2012.

Dr Christine Milburn
Policy Officer (Corporate Governance)
Policy, Governance & Legal Affairs

AGENDA

1. APOLOGIES
2. MINUTES
Minutes of the meeting on 20 February 2012. Paper A (Cover)
Paper A
3. MATTERS ARISING
(1) Update on Ethical Review Committee annual report regarding training (Minute 50)
University Secretary to provide a verbal update on discussions with the Convener of the Ethical Review Committee
(2) Graduates' Council (Minute 46)
A. To ratify the following decisions taken at the Court meeting on 20 February 2012: to amend the Charter 11.1, Statute 20 (Graduates' Council) and Ordinance 20 (Graduates' Council) as per Appendix 3 to the Minutes of 20 February 2012.
B. To hear a report from the Graduates' Council Assessors on Court regarding changes proposed to Graduates' Council Regulations as discussed at the Graduates Council Annual General Meeting on 21 April 2011. Paper B
4. CHAIRMAN'S REPORT
5. PRINCIPAL'S REPORT Paper C

PART A - MATTERS ON WHICH DISCUSSION IS EXPECTED
6. FINANCE & POLICY COMMITTEE
Report of the Committee's meeting on 26 March 2012. Paper D
7. MAIN SFC GRANT LETTER AND BUDGET SETTING
The Director of Finance will present a paper outlining the main SFC grant letter received on 30 March 2012 and budget setting for 2012-13. Paper E
Paper E (Appendix)
8. PROPOSAL FOR COLLABORATIVE AGREEMENT WITH THE COSTEAS-GEITONAS SCHOOL (CGS), ATHENS
A paper will be presented by Mike Naulty (Associate Dean School of Education, Social Work & Community Education) outlining a potential collaboration. Paper F
9. DASMAN DIABETES INSTITUTE
An update will be provided on contract negotiations. Paper G
10. RESEARCH EXCELLENCE FRAMEWORK
A briefing paper and presentation will be provided by Professor John Connell Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing with responsibility for research. Paper H
11. REMUNERATION COMMITTEE
To consider the report of the Committee's meeting on 26 March 2012. The proposed review of Remuneration Committee remit will be discussed at the meeting of the Remuneration Committee on the morning of 23 April 2012. Paper I
12. AUDIT COMMITTEE
Report of the Committee's meeting on 6 March 2012 Paper J
13. UPDATE ON STUDENT RECRUITMENT
A paper is provided by the Director of Student Operations, updating Court on the current student recruitment cycle. Paper K
Paper K (Appendix 1)
Paper K (Appendix 2)
14. STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK - PROGRESS REPORT ON AIMS 1,2 & 3 Paper L

PART B - OTHER MATTERS FOR REPORT OR APPROVAL
15. GOVERNANCE & NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE
Report of the Committee's meeting on 20 February 2012. Paper M
16. COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE SENATUS ACADEMICUS
Report of the meeting of the Senate on 28 March, including the provisional academic calendar for 2012-13. Paper N
17. STAFF
Professorial and Other Grade 10 Appointments Paper O
18. HONORARY CHAPLAINS
To approve the appointment of Deacon Charles Hendry as Honorary Roman Catholic Chaplain to the University, replacing Father Martin Pletts who moved to another parish. To also approve the appointment of Mr Mike Allardice, a Reader in the Church of Scotland as an Honorary Chaplain. Appointments are for a period of three years, with effect from 1 May 2012.
19. ELECTION OF MEMBER OF COURT BY THE NON-TEACHING STAFF
To note that an election for Court membership by non-teaching staff will be held on 9 May 2012 to identify a successor for Mr Donald Cathcart, whose term of office expires on 31 July 2012.
20. ANY OTHER BUSINESS