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University Committees

Tuesday 25 February 2014

Agenda
1. Welcome/Thanks: CH
Thanks: the following will be attending their last meeting of Senate:
  • Maggie O’Neill, Principal at Ustinov College and Peter Judge, University Secretary
Welcome:
  • Professor Emma Murphy (Head of the School of Government and International Affairs);
  • Professor Anne Taormina (Head of Department of Mathematical Sciences);
  • Professor David Cowling, Interim PVC (Arts and Humanities);
  • Professor Patrick Hussey, Interim PVC (Science) (previously a member as Head of Department).
2. To approve Minutes: 10 December 2013: CH S/13/31
3. To receive Matters Arising: CH
4. To endorse Heads of Department: CH

Earth Sciences Professor Jon Gluyas for a further period of 2 years from 1 April 2014;

Physics: Professor Simon Morris for a period of 3 years from 1 August 2014;

Psychology: Professor Madeline Eacott for a period of 3 years from 1 August 2014;

VC’s Business
5. To approve a) Senior Appointments and University Representatives S/13/32
6. To discuss b) Vice-Chancellor’s Questions
7. To approve c) Academic Progression Committee: : Following a recommendation from Nominations Committee to consider the approval of the appointment of Professor Jane Macnaughton to Academic Progression Committee wef 1 January 2014 until 31 July 2016. The appointment received Council’s approval on 28.1.14.
8. To receive d) General Business
Decision Items
9. To discuss Student Engagement (Academic Matters): RH ( To receive a presentation) S/13/33
10. To discuss REF - Lessons Learned and Equality Impact Assessment: TMcL ( To receive a presentation)
The three Deputy Heads of Faculties, Clare McGlynn (Social Sciences and Health), Graham Sandford and Jon Davidson (Science) and Philip Williamson (Arts and Humanities) invited to attend
11. To discuss Research Strategy Development: TMcL ( To receive a presentation)
The three Deputy Heads of Faculties, Clare McGlynn (Social Sciences and Health), Graham Sandford and Jon Davidson (Science) and Philip Williamson (Arts and Humanities) invited to attend
12. To approve Governance Review Project: PJ S/13/34 Closed
Members of the Governance Review Project Board are invited to attend
Committee Reports
13. To receive Report from Council: 28 Janaury 2014: CH S/13/35
14. To approve Education Committee: 11 December 2013 and 29 January 2013: TW S/13/36 and 37
15. To receive Research Committee: 12 December 2013 and 23 January 2014: TMcL S/13/38 and 39
16. To approve Academic Progression Committee: 5 February 2014: CH S/13/42
Information Items
To receive The following reports:
17. Senate Advisory Panel on Ceremonies and Honorary Degrees: CH S/13/40
18. Chair's Action Report: CH S/13/41
19. Ethics Advisory Committee: 3 December 2013: APSH S/13/43
20. Appointments and Resignations: CH (Available from GES upon request) S/13/44
21. Senior Appointments: CH S/13/45
22. Emeritus, Honorary and Visiting Titles: RC/AD/SK S/13/46
23. Progress Report of Agreed Actions: CH S/13/47
24. University Executive Committee: CH
The minutes of meetings of UEC are available for the information of members on the University’s website at https://www.dur.ac.uk/committees/uec/

Key:

(DC) David Cowling, Interim Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Arts and Humanities)
(RC) Robin Coningham, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Social Sciences and Heath)
(APSH) Vice-Chair Ethics Advisory Committee
(CH) Chris Higgins, Vice-Chancellor and Warden (Chair)
(RH) Ray Hudson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor
(SK) Patrick Hussey, Interim Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Science)
(PJ) Peter Judge (University Secretary)
(TMcL) Tom McLeish, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research)
(TW) Tom Ward, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education)