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University Committees

Tuesday 28 February 2012

Business for Consideration

1.

Welcome to New Member: CH

2. Minutes: 17 January 2012: CH: to approve Document S/11/51
3. Matters Arising
4. Vice-Chancellor's Business
a) Senate Advisory Panel on Ceremonies and Honorary Degrees: CH: to approve Closed - Document S/11/52
b) Pro-Vice-Chancellor Education: CH: to receive oral update
d) General Business: CH: to receive oral update
5. Report from Council: 31 January 2012: CH: to receive Document S/11/53
Key Discussion Items:
Internationalisation Strategy
6. Update on Internationalisation Strategy Work-Plan: CH/TC: to comment

Document S/11/54

(Mrs Sharne Procter, Director of the International Office, invited to attend)
Colleges Strategy
7. Colleges as a Faculty: GT: to discuss Document S/11/55
Research Strategy
8. REF 2014: Code of Practice: TMcL: to comment Closed - Document S/11/57
Education Strategy
9. QAA Institutional Review: AF: to discuss Document S/11/58
(Dr Richard Harrison, Head of Academic Support Office, invited to attend)
10. Review of Module Evaluation Questionnaires: AF: to comment Document S/11/59
(Dr Richard Harrison, Head of Academic Support Office, invited to attend)
11. Interim Report of the Diversity and the Curriculum Task and Finish Group: AF: to comment Document S/11/60
(Mr Aaron Baker, Deputy Head (Undergraduate) Faculty SS&H, invited to attend)
Committee Reports
12. Research Committee: 2 February 2012: TMcL: to approve Document S/11/61
Available on request from GSU
13. Education Committee: Report from: 17 January 2012: AF: to approve Document S/11/62
Other Business:
14. Annual Summary of Business to Senate 2011/12: CH: to receive Document S/11/64
15. Senate Advisory Panel on Ceremonies and Honorary Degrees: CH: to receive Closed - Document S/11/65

Business For Information

1. Action by the Vice-Chancellor: CH: to receive Document S/11/66
2. Academic Progression Committee: 15 February 2012: CH: to report:
that the Committee approved, via circulation on the 15 February, the final probation reports and agreed that the following members of staff should be confirmed in post:
• Dr A Grade, Law
• Dr A Nolan, Law
• Dr S Nolan, Foundation Centre
• Dr H Sparkes, Chemistry
• Dr S Weis, Psychology
3. Appointment of Postgraduate Examiners 2011/12: AF: to receive
(Names of examiners approved by Education Committee will be available for consultation at the meeting)
4. Appointments and Resignations: CH: to receive (available from GES upon request) Document S/11/67
5. Senior Appointments: CH: to receive Document S/11/68
6. Honorary and Visiting Titles: RC/AD/SK: to receive Document S/11/69
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 https://www.dur.ac.uk/committees/uec/
(Please note that there are no documents 56 or 63)

Key:

RC Professor Robin Coningham, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Social Sciences & Health)
AD Professor Andrew Deeks, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Science)
AF Professor Anthony Forster, Deputy Vice-Chancellor
CF Carolyn Fowler, Registrar and Secretary
CH Professor Chris Higgins, Vice-Chancellor & Warden (Chair)
SK Professor Seth Kunin, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Arts & Humanities)
TMcL Professor Tom McLeish, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research)