Senatus Academicus - Wednesday 28 February 2007
The next meeting of the Senate will be held on Wednesday 28 February 2007 at 2.00 p.m. in the King’s Conference Centre.
A sandwich lunch will be available in the James McKay Hall from 1.30 p.m.
Staff and student members of the University are permitted to observe meetings of the Senate. Those wishing to do so will only be admitted on production of a valid current University Identity Card on the understanding that no intervention or lobbying can be permitted from non-members. Where items of confidential business are to be considered, non-members will be required to withdraw.
The agenda and papers can be downloaded as a word document of 63 pages here.
1. Approval of Minutes
2. Statement by Principal
Items for Discussion/Debate
3. Update on RAE 2008 Planning and the Future of Research Assessment.
4. Annual Report from the University Committee on Teaching & Learning
5. Undergraduate Student Retention
Items for Routine Approval or Information
The following items will be deemed to be approved or will be noted, as appropriate, and will be incorporated into the formal record of the Senate Minute of the above meeting unless any member of the Senate e-mails the Academic Registrar by 5.00 p.m. on Monday 26 February to ask for an item to be formally discussed at the meeting, indicating their reasons for doing so.
6. Items for Routine Approval
6.1 Report from the University Committee on Teaching and Learning
Main recommendations are:
- An amendment to the policy on double marking of summative assessment at Honours and Postgraduate Taught levels;
- Various changes to degree regulations;
- Amendments to the guidance on who may invigilate University Examinations.
7. Items for Information
7.1 Report from the University Court
7.2 Report from the University Committee on Teaching and Learning
- Graduation dates and allocations of students for July 2007
Minor revisions to various guidance notes in the Academic Quality Handbook to include guidance on defamatory or derogatory comments
Minor revisions to ensure consistency in regard to the grounds of appeal in the Guidance Note on Student Complaints.
7.3 Report from the Academic Standards Committees
7.4 Timetable for election of non ex officio members to the Senatus Academicus and of Senate Assessors to the Court and JPFEC.
7.5 Membership of the Museums, Collections and Galleries Committee
The Senate is invited to note that the Senate Business Committee approved the appointment of Mrs W Pirie as a member of the Museums, Collections and Galleries Committee with immediate effect, vice Mr P Haley.
7.6 Ordinance on Use of Surplus Endowment Revenue
The Senate is invited to note that the Ordinance on the Use of Surplus Endowment Revenue was passed by HM in Council on 7 February 2007.
7.7 Graduations In Absentia
The Senate is invited to note that details of those qualified to receive degrees, diplomas and other awards who have applied to have them conferred in absentia may be obtained in Registry.
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