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Durham University

Governance and Executive Support

Periodic Review Working Group Green Paper

The Periodic Review Working Group was established following discussion at May 2017 Senate of the importance of revising the framework for the process of Periodic Reviews. The terms of reference and membership of the Working Group were subsequently approved by June 2018 Senate, and were supported by informal dialogue between the Chair of the Working Group (Gordon Love, Head of Department of Computer Science) and key stakeholders.

Periodic Review needs to be fit for purpose in supporting management to deliver the University Strategy approved by Senate and Council. A robust Periodic Review process will reinforce the ability of departments, colleges and URIs to contribute towards the achievement of the Strategy.

The Green Paper makes a series of high level recommendations regarding the future of the Periodic Review process.

The Working Group’s White Paper is scheduled for May 2019 Senate and will include detailed implementation proposals where required in support of specific recommendations. Subject to the approval of its recommendations, it is anticipated that the new framework will apply to all Periodic Reviews from the start of the academic year 2019-20.

How can I engage with the Green Paper?

Boards of Studies have been invited to submit responses the Green Paper. The Academic Electoral Assembly are also supporting consultation and engagement. You are now invited to respond to the Green Paper completing the web-form below.

Please submit a response by Friday 1 March 2019.

Your response to the Green Paper will inform the development of the White Paper’s final recommendations.

If you have any queries regarding the Periodic Review Working Group, please contact either the Working Group’s Chair: Gordon Love or its secretary: John Marsh