UNIVERSITY COURT - 17 FEBRUARY 2014


A meeting of the University Court will be held at 2.00pm on Monday 17 December 2014.

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 9 December 2013. Paper A
3. MATTERS ARISING
Changes to Statutes and Ordinances (Minute 13)
To ratify the decisions taken at the meeting of Court on 9 December 2013, and approved by the Senatus Academicus at its meeting on 5 February 2014, to approve changes to Statutes, Ordinances & Regulations as set out in Appendix (6) of the Minutes (Paper A) as follows:
(i) Amendments to: Statutes 6 (The Secretary), 9 (The Court) and 20 (Graduates' Council), Ordinance 20 (Graduates' Council), Ordinance 39 (Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates), and Graduates' Council Regulations, designed to change the mechanism for the appointment of Graduates' Council representatives on Court, subject to the formal approval of changes by the Privy Council;
(ii) Amendments to Ordinance 18 (Election of Members of the Court and Senate) and 45 (Election of Member of Court by the Non-Teaching Staff), Regulations for the election of a Non-Teaching Staff member of Court, and Academic Council Regulations for the election of the Standing Committee, designed to enable the use of electronic voting in elections to Court, Senate and Academic Council where appropriate;
(iii) Amendment to Statute 9 (The Court) and creation of a new Ordinance 63 (Chancellor's Assessor) designed, to formalize the role of the Chancellor's Assessor as the Senior Independent Member of Court;
(iv) The creation of a new Ordinance 64 (Students'Assessor), designed to legitimise the role of Students' Assessor;
4. CHAIRMAN'S REPORT Paper B

PART A - MATTERS ON WHICH DISCUSSION IS EXPECTED
5. PRINCIPAL'S REPORT Paper C
6. TRANSFORMATION: DELIVERING THE VISION Paper D
7. FINANCE & POLICY COMMITTEE
Report of the Committee's meeting on 27 January 2014 Paper E
8. GOVERNANCE & NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE
Report of the Committee's meeting on 27 January 2014 Paper F
9. UNIVERSITY STRATEGY TO 2017: KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
(1) Research Paper G
(2) People Paper H
(3) Estate Paper I
10. HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE
Report of the Committee's meeting on 28 January 2014
Additional documents as follows:
Paper J

PART B -OTHER MATTERS FOR REPORT OR APPROVAL
11. COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE SENATUS ACADEMICUS
Report of the meeting of the Senate on 5 February 2014. Paper K
12. RESEARCH GOVERNANCE & POLICY SUB-COMMITTEE
Annual Report Paper L
13. WELFARE AND ETHICAL USE OF ANIMALS COMMITTEE
Report of the Committee's meeting on 15 January 2014
Additional document (Brown Report)
Paper M
14. SCHEDULE OF DELEGATION AND DECISION-MAKING Paper N
15. NINEWELLS CANCER CAMPAIGN
Over £1.4 million has now been raised toward the target of £2 million and the Jacqui Wood Cancer Centre at Ninewells was officially opened by Professor Sir David Lane on 3 May 2013. The NCC is continuing to raise funds, and it is hoped that the £2m target will be reached by the end of the year. As the Campaign is run entirely by volunteers and the building is complete, the pro-active fundraising has been scaled down at present.
16. STAFF
Statute 16 - Grievance Procedures
To hear an update from the University Secretary as to new and on-going matters.
17. ANY OTHER BUSINESS

PART C - Reserved Business
18. MINUTE OF THE COURT MEETING, 9 DECEMBER 2013 - MINUTE 40
The University asserts that this Information is exempt from public disclosure and claims the exemptions in S.30 and S.33 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Members are therefore required to treat the discussion and associated papers as strictly confidential.
19. MATTERS ARISING
V&A
The Principal will provide an update on negotiations