UNIVERSITY COURT - 22 APRIL 2013


A meeting of the University Court will be held at 2.00pm on Monday 22 April 2013.

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

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AGENDA

1. APOLOGIES
2. MINUTES
Minutes of the meeting on 18 February 2013. Paper A (Cover)
Paper A
3. MATTERS ARISING
(1) Appointment of Dean of the School of Business 45(2)(c)
To note the appointment of Professor Matthias Klaes as the Dean of the School of Business. Professor Klaes will join the University on 1 June 2013.
(2) Notice of Election: Chairperson of Court (Minute 58)
To note that as the only nominee, Mr Eric Sanderson was duly re-elected as the Chair of Court for a second term of three years to 1 August 2016. Mr Sanderson’s personal statement for the election for information. Paper B
(3) Communication from the Senatus Academicus (Minute 57)
To ratify the decisions taken at its meeting on 18 February 2013 to approve changes to Ordinance 39, specifically the addition of the Master of Forensic Odontology (MFOdont) and Master of Mathematics (MMath) to paragraph 1, and the addition of the Master of Forensic Odontology (MFOdont) to the Taught Postgraduate Masters Degree General Regulations (General: Paragraph 1).
4. VISION - COLLEGE OF ART, SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
A presentation by the Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Art, Science & Engineering as to the 5-year vision for the College.
5. CHAIRMAN'S REPORT Paper C

PART A - MATTERS ON WHICH DISCUSSION IS EXPECTED
6. PRINCIPAL'S REPORT Paper D
7. FINANCE & POLICY COMMITTEE
Report of the Committee meeting on 25 March 2013 Paper E
8. MAIN SFC GRANT LETTER AND BUDGET SETTING
The Director of Finance will present a paper outlining the main SFC grant letter received on 4 April 2012 and budget setting for 2013-14. Paper F
9. AUDIT COMMITTEE
Report of the Committee's meeting on 5 March 2013 Paper G
10. SCOTTISH CODE OF GOOD HIGHER EDUCATION GOVERNANCE
1) The draft Code of practice Paper H
2) Initial analysis of the Code as it relates to practice at the University of Dundee. Paper I
11. GOVERNANCE
1). Governance & Nominations Committee
Reports of the Committee’s meetings on 18 February 2013 (as verbally reported to Court on 18 February 2013) and 25 March 2013. Paper J1
Paper J2
2) Rector's Assessor
To note that Ms Bernadette Malone had been nominated as Rector’s Assessor for a period of 3 years in the first instance until 25 February 2016 in terms of Statute 9(1)(c) and 9(2)(f). CV for information. Paper K
3) Election of Members of Court
(a) Graduates’ Council Assessor on Court
The University Secretary will report on the Outcome of the election which closes at 12 noon on 19 April 2013.
(b) Senate
To note that the term of office of Professor Trevor Harley as a Professorial member elected to Court by Senate was to expire on 31 July 2013. As only one nomination for election was received by the due date, Professor Trevor Harley was deemed to have been re-elected to serve on the Court for the period 1 August 2013 to 31 July 2017. To also note that the term of office of Dr Angela Roger as a Non-Professorial member elected to Court by Senate will expire on 31 July 2013. Two nominations have been received and an election will be held on 1 May 2013. Dr Roger is not standing for re-election.
(c) Academic Council
To note that the term of office of Professor Sue Black as a member elected to Court by the Academic Council expires on 31 July 2013. Two nominations have been received and an election will be held on 1 May 2013. Professor Black is standing for re-election.
(d) DUSA President
To note that Mr Iain MacKinnon had been elected as DUSA President for a period of 1 year in the first instance from 1 August 2013.
(e) Independent Student Member of Court
To note that there will be a by-election for the remaining post of independent student member on Court, after the previous nominee withdrew before the poll took place. New nominations are being sought and an election will be held on 25 & 26 April 2013.
4) Membership of Court Committees
To note that the Governance & Nominations Committee would be considering the membership of Court Committees at its meeting on 13 May 2013.
12. CENTRE FOR ANATOMY & HUMAN IDENTIFICATION (CAHID)
Paper relating to the appointment of Professor Black as Deputy Principal (Public Engagement) and the proposed transfer of CAHID from the College of Life Sciences to the College of Art, Science & Engineering. Paper L
13. OFFSHORE RENEWABLES
The Director of Strategic Planning will present a paper for discussion. Paper M
14. SFC OUTCOME AGREEMENT
Agreement as updated for 2013/14 for information. Paper N

PART B - OTHER MATTERS FOR REPORT OR APPROVAL
15. COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE SENATUS ACADEMICUS
Report of the meeting of the Senate on 27 March 2013, including the provisional academic calendar for 2013-14. Paper O
16. ACADEMIC COUNCIL
Report of the Council’s meeting on 4 March 2013. Paper P
17. RECORD MANAGEMENT POLICY
Report outlining updates to the Records Management Policy. Paper Q
18. MUSEUM SERVICES POLICY
Updated Management Plan and Acquisition & Disposal Policy for approval. Paper R
19. STAFF
(1) Professorial and Other Grade 10 Appointments Paper S
(2) Statute 16 - Grievance Procedures
To hear an update from the University Secretary as to on-going matters.
20. ANY OTHER BUSINESS