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University Committees

Tuesday 1 March 2011

Business for Consideration


Welcome to New Member/Thanks to Retiring Members: CH

2. Minutes: 18 January 2011: CH: to approve Document S/10/47
3. Matters Arising
4. Vice-Chancellor's Business
a) Update on KPMG Programme: CH: to approve Document S/10/48
b) Review of Statutes: CF: to receive oral update
c) Deputy Vice Chancellor Role Description: CH: to comment Document S/10/49
d) Head of Department: CH: to comment
Professor Charles A Heywood, Department of Psychology, for a further period of 3 years from 1 August 2011.
e) General Business: CH: to receive oral update
5. Report from Council: 1 February 2011: CH: to receive Document S/10/50

Undergraduate Fees Setting: CH: to approve in principle
Miss Paulina Lubacz, Treasurer, is invited to attend

Document S/10/51 Closed

Strictly Private and Confidential for Senate Members only, Available upon request from GSU
Update on Access Agreement with OFFA: AF: to approve Document S/10/52 Closed

Available upon request from GSU

7. Academic Case: Queen's Campus New Programme Development: the Pharmacy Project: JP: to approve Document S/10/53 Closed
Dr Jo Phoenix, Deputy Head (for Queen's Campus based in Durham), invited to present
Available upon request from GSU
8. Education Strategy Items Executive Summary: AF: to receive Document S/10/54
a) Curriculum Review Report: AF: to approve Document S/10/54a
b) Review of Student Support Report: AF: to approve Document S/10/54b
9. Research Grants and Contracts: TMcL: to receive a presentation and to comment Document S/10/56

Available upon request from GSU

10. Information Systems Strategy: AF: to approve Document S/10/57

Education Committee

a) 13 December 2010: AF: to approve Document S/10/59
b) 17 January 2011: AF: to receive Document S/10/60
12. Research Committee: 3 February 2011: TMcL: to receive Document S/10/61

Available upon request from GSU

13. Senate Advisory Panel on Ceremonies and Honorary Degrees: CH: to receive

Document S/10/63 Closed

Available upon request from GSU

Business For Information

1. Senior Appointment: Deputy Warden: CH: to note:
that those staff Senate members who commented in response to circulation were very supportive of the appointment of Professor Graham Towl as Deputy Warden with effect from a date to be agreed for an initial period of 5 years (renewable with the agreement of Council). Council approved this recommendation at its meeting on the 2 February 2011. Points raised by the student representatives have been referred to the Vice-Chancellor as Chair of the Appointment Committee.
2. Academic Progression Committee: 16 February 2011: CH: to receive Document S/10/64
3. Appointments and Resignations: CF: to receive (available from GES upon request) Document S/10/65
4. Senior Appointment: CH: to receive Document S/10/66
5. Emeritus, Honorary and Visiting Titles: RC/AD/SK: to receive Document S/10/67
6. Schedule of Senate Business 2010/11: CH: to receive Document S/10/68
7. University Executive Committee: CH: to note
The minutes of meetings of UEC are available for the information of members on the University’s website at
Please note that there is no document S/10/55, 58 or 62


AF Professor Anthony Forster, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education)
RC Professor Robin Coningham, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Social Sciences & Health)
AD Professor Andrew Deeks, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Science)
CF Carolyn Fowler, Registrar and Secretary
CH Professor Chris Higgins, Vice-Chancellor & Warden
SK Professor Seth Kunin, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Arts & Humanities)
TMcL Professor Tom McLeish, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research)
JP Dr Jo Phoenix, Deputy Head (for Queen's Campus based in Durham)