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University Committees

Tuesday 8 November 2011


Business for Consideration


Welcome to New Member:  CH


2. Minutes: 10 October 2011:  CH:  to approve Document S/11/19a + b
3. Matters Arising
4. Vice-Chancellor's Business
a) Size and Shape: Next Steps for Durham University: CH: to receive oral update
b) REF: CH: to receive oral update
c) Senate Advisory Panel on Ceremonies and Honorary Degrees: CH: to approve Closed - Document S/11/20
d) General Business:  CH:  to receive oral update
5. Report from Council: 18 October 2011:  CH:  to receive Document S/11/21 - deferred to Jan 2012 meeting
Key Discussion Items:
6. Research Grant Demand Management: TMcL: to discuss


Available on request from GSU Document S/11/22
7. Proposal for Home/EU UG Numbers: AF: to comment Closed - Document S/11/23
8. NSS 2011 Results: AF: to discuss Document S/11/24
9. Library Open Access Statement: SK: to endorse Document S/11/25
10. Strategy Work-plan Priorities for 2011/12: CH: to receive Closed - Document S/11/26
Committee Reports
11. Education Committee: 11 October 2011: AF: to receive Document S/11/27
12. Research Committee: 13 October 2011: TMcL: to receive Document S/11/28
Available on request from GSU
Other Business:
13. Academic Dress: AF: to approve Document S/11/29
14. Annual Summary of Business to Senate 2011/12: CH: to receive Document S/11/30
15. ITSG Annual Report: AF: to receive Document S/11/31

Business For Information

1. Action by the Vice-Chancellor: CH: to receive Document S/11/32
Academic Progression Committee: 20 October 2011: CH: to receive Document S/11/33
2. Senior Appointment: CH: to report a Senior Appointment made by the relevant Statutory/Appointing Committee under delegated authority from Senate and Council.
Master of University College
That Professor David Held be appointed as the Master at University College with effect from 1 January 2012.
Professor Held gained a BSc from Manchester University Institute of Science & Technology in 1973 and an MSc and PhD both from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1975 and 1976 respectively.
He comes to Durham from London School of Economics where he has held the post of Graham Wallas Professor of Political Science since October 2000. He is also Co-Director of LSE Global Governance and Visiting Professor of Global Policy at the Central European University.
Professor Held has published extensively and this year published Cosmopolitan: Ideals and Realities.
He is a member of several professional bodies including:
• Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (elected 1994);
• Fellow of the World Economic Forum (from 2001);
• Chair of the Jury of the Distinguished Estorial Book Prize on Global Issues (from 2010).
3. Ethics Committee Assurance Statement: APSH: to receive Document S/11/34
4. Honorary and Visiting Titles:  RC/AD/SK:  to receive Document S/11/35
5. 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


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 
APSH Professor Pali Hungin, Vice-Chair Ethics Committee
CH  Professor Chris Higgins, Vice-Chancellor & Warden
SK  Professor Seth Kunin, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Arts & Humanities)
TMcL Professor Tom McLeish, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research)