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University Committees

Tuesday 1 May 2012

Business for Consideration


Welcome to New Member: CH

2. To approve Minutes: 28 February 2012: CH Document S/11/70
3. Matters Arising

Senior Officer Business


Vice-Chancellor's Business:

To comment a) Heads of Department
Professor Chris Gerrard, Department of Archaeology, for a period of 3 years from 1 August 2013;
Professor Martin J. Ward, Department of Physics, for a further period of 2 years from 1 August 2012.
To receive b) General Business: oral update
To receive c) Report from Council: 13 March 2012

Registrar and Secretary's Business:

Document S/11/71
To recommend a) Statute Changes Document S/11/72
To receive b) Durham University Retired Staff Association (DURSA) Document S/11/73
c) Senate Advisory Panel on Ceremonies and Honorary Degrees: Document S/11/74 Closed
To receive Report of Acceptances of Honorary Degrees voted upon at the last meeting

Key Discussion Items:


6. To comment Offshore Presence Strategy: AD (Presentation received)

Document S/11/76 Closed

(Mrs Sharne Procter, Director of the International Office, invited to attend)

Queen's Campus

7. To approve Draft Durham University Queen's Campus Action Plan 2012-2020: JP Document S/11/77 Closed

Research Strategy

8. To approve REF 2014: Code of Practice: TMcL Document S/11/78
Available on request from GSU
9. To comment Draft University Impact Strategy: TMcL Document S/11/79 Closed
10. To approve Advanced Research Computing: a Durham University Research Institute: TMcL Document S/11/80
Available on request from GSU

Other Business

11. To endorse Durham University Values: TMcL Document S/11/81
Available on request from GSU

Committee Reports

12. Education Committee:
To receive a) Report from: 13 February 2012: AF Document S/11/82
To approve b) Report from: 14 March 2012: AF Document S/11/83
13. To receive Research Committee: 15 March 2012: TMcL Document S/11/84
Available on request from GSU

Business For Information

14. To receive Academic Progression Committee: 12 April 2012: CH Document S/11/85
15. To report Action by the Vice-Chancellor: CH
that the Vice-Chancellor, acting on behalf of Senate and the Chairman of Council on behalf of Council where appropriate, have approved the following item of business since the last meeting of Senate:
Education Committee: The appointment of Dr Paul Harrison, the Deputy Director of Combined Honours, as the representative of Social Sciences and Health FEC (Undergraduate) on Education Committee with immediate effect until 31 July 2014. The appointment has the support of Professor Anthony Forster, Chair of Education Committee.
16. To receive Appointments and Resignations: CH (available from GES upon request) Document S/11/87
17. To receive Annual Summary of Business to Senate 2011/12: CH Document S/11/88
18. To receive Emertus and Honorary and Visiting Titles: RC/AD/SK Document S/11/89
19. To note University Executive Committee: CH
The minutes of meetings of UEC are available for the information of members on the University’s website at
(Please note that there are no documents 75 or 86)

RC Professor Robin Coningham, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Social Sciences and Heath)
AD Professor Andrew Deeks, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Science)
AF Professor Anthony Forster, Deputy Vice-Chancellor
CF Ms Carolyn Fowler, Registrar and Secretary
CH Professor Chris Higgins, Vice-Chancellor and Warden (Chair)
TMcL Professor Tom McLeish, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research)
JP Professor Jo Phoneix, Dean for Queen's Campus
SK Professor Seth Kunin, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Arts & Humanities)