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  7. Meeting No. 283

07.03.18

Meeting No. 283

SENATE

Wednesday 7 March 2018 at 2pm - 5pm

Northampton Suite

Governance Team

City, University of London

Northampton Square

London EC1V 0HB

Tel. 020 7040 8496

www.city.ac.uk/governance

AGENDA

Members are invited to raise questions of details with the speakers specified for a paper, ahead of the meeting, with a view to improving the effectiveness of the meeting.  Please notify the Governance Team if you wish to star an item.

Part One - Preliminary ItemsPaper1Main speaker(s)
*1 2.00pmApologies
To note apologies received for the meeting
VerbalChair
*2

Highlighted items

To agree the highlighted (*) items as the main items of the business for the meeting2.

Verbal Chair
*3Minutes
To agree the minutes of the meeting held on 13 December 2017
Open Chair
*4Matters Arising  
4.1Item 22 - To receive an update on training for staff who may be asked to sit on Stage 2-level panels in relation to student cases. Verbal DP&P
4.2Item 28 - To receive an update on the proposed review of the ARQM processVerbalVP(R&E)
4.3Item 33 - To receive an update on the training of Research Students Who TeachVerbalDean Grad. School
4.4To note any other matters arising not covered elsewhere on the AgendaOpen Chair
*5

Conflicts of interest

To note any members' conflicts of interest pertaining to this meeting's business

VerbalChair
*6

Terms of Reference and Governance Regulations

To note the terms of reference of Senate and the regulations relating to Senate

Open Chair
*7Items Specially Brought Forward by the Chair
To consider any issues brought forward by the Chair
Verbal Chair
7.1Deputy Chair of SenateVerbalChair
7.2Deputy Chair of Board of Studies, Business SchoolVerbalChair
7.3

Quality and Standards Issues in Relation to Industrial Action

Statement from Elected Senators on the Ongoing USS Dispute (Tabled paper)

Open Chair
*8Senate Calendar
To note the annual calendar for Senate business
Open Chair

*9

2.15pm

Students' Union Standing Reports  
*9.1To note and discuss issues brought forward by the Students' UnionOpen SU President
*9.2To note the Students' Union Programme Representatives' ReportOpen SU President
Part Two - Debate Item/PresentationPaper1Main speaker(s)
*10 2.25pmREF2021
To receive a presentation from the VP (R&E) regarding REF 2021
VerbalVP (R&E)
Part Three - Major Items for Decision or DiscussionPaper1Main speaker(s)
*11 2.50pmRegulation 4: Senate's Committees
To approve proposed changes to Regulation 4
Open Chair AGC/DP&P
*12
3.00pm

Educational Quality Committee Membership

To consider the recommendation from the AGC in relation to the process for selection of elected Senators

OpenChair AGC/DP&P
*13 3.05pmEstablishment of Senate Research Committee: Senate Governance Arrangements Update
To approve in principle the proposals for the Senate Research Committee
OpenVP (R&E)
*14 3.15pmPolicy Revisions
To approve proposed revisions to the following policies:
  
*14.1Admissions PolicyOpen DP&P
*14.2Personal Tutoring PolicyOpen DP&P
*15 3.30pmNSS Milestones
To consider the paper. Chairs of BoS to comment.
RestrictedDP&P
*16 3.40pm

Annual Programme Evaluation Template for Research Degrees

To consider the paper and approve the revised template

Open Dean Grad. School
*17 3.50pm

Undergraduate Annual Programme Evaluation 2016-17: Quality Review

To consider the paper and approve the proposed plans for future reporting

ClosedDP&P
*18 4.00pm

APE Summary Report: Updated Postgraduate Report

To consider the updated paper

Open DP&P
Part Four - Other items for discussionPaper1Main speaker(s)
*19 4.05pmReports from Sub-Committees and Executive Advisory Committees  
19.1

Boards of Studies Minutes

To note the minutes and consider any matters of concern

Part-closedBoS Chairs
19.2Reports from the Graduate School Committee, Research & Enterprise Committee, Educational Quality Committee, Collaborative Provision Committee
To receive a verbal update and consider any matters of concern
Verbal Committee Chairs
*20 4.15pm

Research & Enterprise Strategy Action Plan

To consider the Action Plan

Open VP & (R&E)
*21 4.25pm

Ordinance Revisions

To consider the proposed revisions

Open College Secretary
*22
4.35pm

Senate Elections

To consider the process for future Senate elections

Open College Secretary
*23 4.45pm

PSRB Reporting: Report from the School of Health Sciences

To consider the report and approve the proposed actions

Open Dean of SHS
*24 4.50pm

SASS PSRB Register

To note the report

Open DP&P
*25 4.55pm

Updated Assessment Feedback Turnaround Times - Spring 2016/17

To consider the updated report

ClosedDP&P
Part Five - Items for informationPaper1Main speaker(s)
26

Office for Students (OfS) Consultation Response

To note the OfS consultation response

Open DP&P
27Minutes for Information
To note the minutes from the following meetings:
  
27.1Council:  
27.1.1Council Minutes - 6 October 2017Part-closedChair
27.1.2Council Minutes - 17 November 2017Part-closedChair
27.2Senate Committees:  
27.2.1Academic Governance CommitteeOpen Chair AGC
27.2.2Senate Research Ethics CommitteeOpen Chair SREC
27.3Executive Advisory Committees:  
27.3.1Research and Enterprise CommitteeOpenVP (R&E)
27.3.2Graduate School CommitteeOpen Dean Grad. School
28

Honorary Visiting Professors

To note the appointments and re-appointments of Honorary Visiting Professors approved by Chair's action

OpenChair
Part Six - Concluding itemsPaper1Main speaker(s)
*29

Freedom of Information Review

To identify any changes to the open/restricted/closed classification of papers from this meeting

  
 Date of next meeting
16 May 2018
2.00pm to 5.00pm
Room AG07B
  
 Dr. William Jordan
College Secretary william.jordan@city.ac.uk
  

City, University of London's Publication Scheme, produced in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, states that the approved minutes of the meetings of Council and Senate are routinely published on the Web. Their agendas are also published on the Web, if possible, in advance of the meeting.  The Council minutes can only be agreed at the next meeting of Council.  

"Open" and "Restricted" Council papers, with the exception of the minutes of sub-committees, will normally be made available on the Staff Hub, following the circulation of the Council meeting highlights to all staff via e-mail.

"Open" Senate papers are published on the Web and "Restricted" and "Closed" papers are available to staff via the Web using a password.

The agenda, papers and minutes of the other sub-committees of Council are not published on the website or Staff Hub.

"Restricted" and "Closed" papers are exempt under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and will not be made available to a member of the public, making an FOI request. Staff will have access to the "Restricted" papers of Council and Senate. "Restricted" classifies a paper that is "Closed" but has been made available to staff. Staff should treat "Restricted" papers as confidential and not to share or discuss them with anyone other than City, University of London staff.  "Open" papers will normally be made available to anyone lodging an FOI request.  Papers may be "Partly closed" or "Partly restricted" and the open and closed/restricted elements are treated separately from one another following the processes for each type of paper laid out here.  The Committee may change the classification of papers on the agenda at the meeting at which they are considered.