UNIVERSITY COURT - 18 FEBRUARY 2013


A meeting of the University Court will be held at 2.00pm on Monday 18 February 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 10 December 2012. Paper A (Cover)
Paper A
3. MATTERS ARISING
(1) Update on SFC Investment Proposals 2013-14 (Minute 23(1))
To note the Scottish Funding Council's decision to award 49 taught postgraduate places to the University as shown below:>
Management Energy Sector - 15, Augmentative and Alternative Communications - 7, Water Hazards and Risk - 10, Geotechnical Engineering - 7, Design and Construction of Zero Carbon and Ultra-Low Energy Buildings - 10
(2) Senior Appointments
(i) Appointment of VP-Learning & Teaching (Minute 23(2))
To note the appointment of Professor Karl Leydecker as the Vice-Principal for Learning & Teaching.
(ii) Appointment of Dean of Engineering, Physics and Mathematics
To note the appointment of Professor Timothy Newman as the Dean of the School of Engineering, Physics and Mathematics.
(iii) Appointment of Dean of Business School
To receive an update from the Principal on the appointment of a Dean of the School of Business.
4. JACCQUI WOOD CANCER CENTRE
Lady Fiona Fraser will provide a verbal update to the Court.
5. VISION - COLLEGE OF ARTS & SOCIAL SCIENCES
A presentation by the Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Arts & Social Sciences as to the 5-year vision for the College.
6. RECTORAL ELECTION
To note that as the only nominee, Dr Brian Cox CBE was duly reelected as Rector of the University for a second term of three years to February 2016. Noting that the Rector has indicated his intention to appoint an Assessor to serve on Court (and that having served on Court for 6 years, Mike Arnott would demit office as Rector�s Assessor on Court), the President of DUSA will provide an update on the process of identifying an appropriate Assessor.
7. CHAIRMAN'S REPORT Paper B

PART A - MATTERS ON WHICH DISCUSSION IS EXPECTED
8. PRINCIPAL'S REPORT Paper C
9. FINANCE & POLICY COMMITTEE
Report of the Committee meeting on 21 January 2013 Paper D
10. GOVERNANCE & LEGISLATION
(i) Update on Post-16 Education (Scotland) Bill
Response from Universities Scotland. Paper E
Response from the Committee of Scottish Chairs (CSC). Paper F
(ii) Development of Code of Practice for Scottish Higher Education Governance
To note that representatives of the University had met with Peter West on 28 January 2013 and discuss any feedback.
(iii) Governance & Nominations Committee
Report of the Committee�s meeting on 10 December 2012 as verbally reported to Court on 10 December 2012. The Convener will provide a verbal update from the Committee�s meeting on the morning of Court (18 February 2013). Paper G
11. REMUNERATION COMMITTEE - SENIOR OFFICERS REPORT H - To be tabled
12. C0URT RETREAT
To discuss arrangements for the Court Retreat on 6 September 2013. Paper I

PART B - OTHER MATTERS FOR REPORT OR APPROVAL
13. HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE
Report of the Committee�s meeting on 29 January 2013. Paper J
14. ETHICAL REVIEW COMMITTEE
Annual Report Paper K
15. COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE SENATUS ACADEMICUS
Report of the meeting of the Senate on 6 February 2013. Paper L
16. NOTICE OF ELECTION: CHAIRPERSON OF COURT Paper M
17. CONDOLENCES
To note the death in early January of Mrs Norma Stewart who served on Court as the Non-Academic Staff representative from August 2001 to December 2004.
18. STAFF
Professorial and Other Grade 10 Appointments Paper N
19. ANY OTHER BUSINESS