A meeting of the Senate Business Committee will be held at 3.05 p.m. on Wednesday 30 August 2023 via Microsoft Teams.
Senior Governance Officer
1. Approval of the minutes of the meeting held on 15 May 2023 SBC2324:01 2. Remit and Composition SBC2324:02 3. Draft Agenda for the meeting of the Senate on 20 September 2023 SBC2324:03 4. Schedule of Business for Senate 2023/24 SBC2324:04 FOR ROUTINE APPROVAL 5. Senate Elections SBC2324:05
6. Dates of meetings in 2023/24
The Committee is invited to note the dates of meetings to be held in 2023/24:
Committee dates for 2023/24 as follows:
- 18 October 2023
- 24 January 2024
- 6 March 2024
- 13 May 2024
Forthcoming dates for Senate 2023/24:
- 20 September 2023
- 8 November 2023
- 14 February 2024
- 27 March 2024
- 5 June 2024
The Senate Business Committee has a primary role to agree Senate agendas. In order to engage Senate in open debate, the Senate Business Committee also identifies for each meeting of Senate at least one major strategic topic for discussion.
The Committee has delegated responsibility from the Senate to approve the appointment of Senate members or representatives to University Committees and the schedule for Senate elections.
The primary role of the Senate Business Committee is to agree Senate agendas.
In order to engage Senate in open debate, and to inform future policy and development by sub-committees for subsequent approval by the Senate, it has been agreed that the Senate Business Committee should identify at least one topic for discussion of a major strategic issue at each Senate meeting. This would not preclude such topics being included on the agenda ad hoc in response to, in particular, national consultations and major issues that emerged during the course of an academic year that the University should address.
The Senate Business Committee, in drafting Senate agendas, should also decide, as deemed appropriate whether an external speaker (e.g. from the Scottish Funding Council, the Scottish Executive, Universities Scotland, the Higher Education Academy) should be invited to address the Senate on a topic of current interest or debate within the HE sector.
The Senate Business Committee is also asked to determine the timing of consideration, by the Senate, of annual reports from the Senior Vice-Principal, Vice-Principals and the University Secretary.
- Composition & Membership
Composition and Quorum
- The Senior Vice-Principal (Chair)
- University Secretary
- Vice-Principal (Education)
- Vice-Principal (Research)
- Six elected members of Senate (elected for a two-year term of office and including one Senate Assessor)
- Vice-President for Education of the Students’ Association
Membership for 2022/23
- Karl Leydecker
- Tracey Slaven
- Ruth Taylor
- Marion Campbell
- Zeray Yihdego (until September 2023)
- Chantel Den Daas (until September 2023)
- Mary Stephen (until September 2024)
- Richard Hepworth (until September 2024)
- Diane Skåtun (until September 2024)
- Neil Vargesson
- Akua Serwaa Agyeman
Clerk: Rachael Bernard
Attendance Records - 2021/22
Membership 4 October 2021 4 November 2021 13 January 2022 17 February 2022 19 April 2022 Senior Vice-Principal and Chair Karl Leydecker Present Apologies Present Present Present University Secretary
Tracey Slaven from January 2021
Present Present Present Apologies Present Vice-Chair for Education (AUSA)
Javier González Cuervos (Until Jan 2022)
Apologies Apologies Apologies Present Apologies Vice-President for Education (AUSA) Ondrej Kucerak Present Apologies Present Present Present Convener of the University Committee on Teaching and Learning
Present Present Present Present Present Convener of the Quality Assurance Committee Vacant - - - - - Convener of the Research Policy Committee Marion Campbell Present Present Apologies Apologies Present Convener of the Undergraduate Committee
Present Present Present Apologies - Convener of the Postgraduate (Taught) Committee
Present Present Present Apologies Present Dean of the Graduate School Graeme Nixon Present Apologies Present Present Apologies Elected Member of Senate Cheryl Dowie Present Present Present Present Apologies Elected Member of Senate Georgios Leontidis (until Feb 22) Apologies Present Apologies Present - Elected Member of Senate Scott Styles Present Present Present Present Present Elected Member of Senate Iain McEwan Present Present Present Present Present Elected Member of Senate Vacant - - - - - Elected Member of Senate Amy Bryzgel Apologies Apologies Apologies Present Apologies Elected Member of Senate Vacant - - - - - Elected Member of Senate Vacant - - - - - Senate Assessor on Policy and Resources Committee Neil Vargesson Present Present Present Present Apologies Senate Assessor on Policy and Resources Committee Vacant - - - - - Clerk Rachael Bernard Present Present Present Present Present
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