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					HUMANE
Heads of University Management & Administration Network in Europe

HUMANE Bulletin No. 5
June 2000
Welcome to the Bulletin Welcome to HUMANE Bulletin No.5. In this issue we shall be bringing you up to date with the seminars planned up until the end of the year plus an overview of the year so far. Highlighted in this issue is our next Seminar in Rennes – our first on the subject of Student Issues. We aim to keep our WWW pages at http://www.abdn.ac.uk/humane/ as up to date as possible. In between editions of the Bulletin any updated information about Seminars are posted on our web pages. One important revision now posted on the web site, for example, is the updated list of members of the Round Table. Seminars - Update The first three seminars of 2000 covered a large geographical area (Florence, Budapest and Reykjavik), and an equally large intellectual area. Evaluations were again positive, and we look forward to maintaining improvements in later meetings. The first three seminars were attended by a total of 80 participants, with 51 different members. This means of course that 130 members have not yet attended a seminar this year – we very much hope that you will wish to do so on the basis of the ideas noted below. As one might expect the next seminar (22-23 September) is closer to being finished in detail than the later ones – see below. There is a complete list of speakers for this meeting in Rennes, but we still require speakers for the later ones and would very much welcome offers of contributions. For booking, please note that the holiday arrangements of Secretariat staff may mean that there will be periods during July and August when bookings may not be dealt with as quickly as normal. Therefore it is particularly necessary to make bookings for Rennes as soon as you possibly can, and certainly before mid-July. Who can attend a seminar? HUMANE Seminars are open to HUMANE members only – no other person or guest may be registered. The only exception to this rule is the one open seminar where the HUMANE member can bring the head of department on the related subject. This years open seminar is Student Issues in Rennes – details of which follow. Please never hesitate to contact Trevor Field or Tim Evans should you have any questions about seminar attendance or anything else relating to HUMANE.
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Autumn 2000 Seminar Programme Friday 22nd – Saturday 23rd September 2000 - RENNES Université de Haute Bretagne – Rennes II Student Issues – OPEN SEMINAR In addition to the customary contribution from the host university (Université de Haute Bretagne) there will be a range of speakers from across Europe. The organising team has had a number of offers, and the sessions will be organised in such a way as to group similar themes and topics. Andrée Turuban and her collegues in Rennes are putting together a social programme which provisionally includes an excursion to the Mont St Michel, a major attraction in Brittany, while la gastronomie française will also be sure to feature in the attractions! Paris to Rennes, An idea – how about travelling together? We recognise that Rennes is a little distance from Paris, but the high-speed train (TGV) covers the distance in about 2 hours. If anyone would like to make their own journey easier by stopping en route in Paris on the Thursday night, please let us know immediately. It would then be possible to book hotel rooms in Paris for a group, with the whole group travelling to Rennes together on the Friday morning. This would have social as well as practical advantages, and would (we think) reduce individual effort. Please register using the special Rennes Registration Form attached below. Speakers: Speaker from the Université de Haute Bretagne (to be announced). Snr José Manuel Muñoz, Director General for Accommodation, University of Córdoba, Spain : Reformulation of Accommodation and Transport policies of the University. Mr Ger Weening, Director, Department of Student Affairs, University of Groningen, The Netherlands: Housing Facilities for Exchange Students. Dr. Anna-Riitta Piilonen, Head of Department, Academic Affairs, University of Helsinki, Finland: Measures taken to promote Graduate Employment: Careers Services at the University of Helsinki Dr. David Owens, Dean of Students, Cardiff University, UK: The Role of Student Services in a Research-led University. Mr Jan Erik Ogren, University Director, Umeå University , Sweden: The Need for further development of student services with increased competition between the universities. Dr Peter Schäfer, KanzIer, Universität Siegen, Germany: Student Services at the Universität Siegen. Mr Jon Baldwin, Registrar, University of Wolverhampton, UK: Joining up Support Services - a better service for students.
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Friday 13th – Saturday 14th October 2000 – FREIBURG - BERLIN Technical University of Berlin !! change of venue !! Governance and Accountability We are very pleased to announce that although we had to change the meeting planned for Freiburg (due to the departure of Dr Juergen Hess for an important post at the Rectors’ Conference), Dr Wolfgang Bröker of the Technical University of Berlin has kindly offered to host the October seminar on Governance and Social Accountability. Details of speakers and topics will be circulated as soon as a full list has been made up. As indicated elsewhere, if you have a topic in this area and feel that you could contribute a session, please contact the Secretariat. The general theme is as follows: Since the arrival of mass education in the 1960´s, universities have become more prominent in society than they were earlier. In the 70´s governments have added expectations of universities as schools for democracy. In the 80´s and 90´s, higher education and research have been seen as cures for economic recession in European countries. At the same time, in many countries less centralised systems of governance have been followed by an increased influence of lay-members in governing boards etc. This seminar aims to illustrate ways in which universities have adapted to this wider range of academic responsibilities, and the implications for managers as they try to comply with the new expectations of society. It will include contributions on relations with national government as well as with regional authorities and industry. We are immensely grateful to Wolfgang Broker for accepting this change of venue at rather short notice, and trust that the change of plan has not inconvenienced anyone. Friday 3rd – Saturday 4th November 2000 - COPENHAGEN Technical University of Denmark Environmental Issues By a coincidence this meeting will also take place at a Technical University (the Technical University of Denmark). The theme is that of Environmental Issues. In addition to following up work from earlier seminars and the work of the Working Group which is now finalising its report for the TNP, the seminar will consider any other topics which members may wish to suggest. Please let us know of any ideas.

TNP Bid for 2000-2001 Earlier this year we submitted the bid for a third and final year’s funding under the Thematic Network Programme (TNP) scheme. We await news of whether that bid has been successful. From September 2001 the network will of course have to operate using its own funds.

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Other HUMANE meetings There have been recent meetings of the Round Table, Executive Committee and various Working Groups which are preparing reports for the European Commission. As you probably know, these reports concern:  The use of IT (email, Web, etc)  Transport Policy  Resource Allocation Models. At various times in the months to come we shall be circulating draft versions of this material, and would ask (no: beg) you to read over these and let us know if you have any examples or arguments to add. It really is vitally important that we should extend the range of contributions as widely as possible. Round Table decisions The Round Table meeting included the following decisions of note:  Rejection of a bid to sponsor our seminars. This was not because the Round Table disapproved of the principle, but merely that the particular offer was not felt to be appropriate. One reason was the specifically national activity of the potential sponsors – Round Table members felt that they would prefer some organisation with a European background. If any one has any ideas for this, please be in touch. Seminar fees to be gradually increased. It was felt that if any increase in costs is necessary after the end of TNP income, this should be assured by means of a slight increase in seminar fees rather than by increasing membership fees. No immediate increase is planned, and we shall await the outcome of the present TNP bid before deciding on fee levels for 2001.

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Seminar Evaluation Forms - They really do work Any of you who have attended any HUMANE Seminar will know that during the final day much is made of the importance of filling in an evaluation form. We thought we would inform you about a success story that has come about directly from information taken from these evaluation forms. Very early on in the development of HUMANE we realised that the Abstracts of Presentations sent before a HUMANE Seminar was a very important document. However, the scores on the evaluation forms were constantly low. Trevor set about reviewing all the evaluations and comments and formatted a new style abstract document. When this was launched this year the feedback from the evaluation forms was a huge improvement. So your comments are always taken into account and are used to constantly adjust our approach to Seminars. With that in mind, please take time to fill in the evaluation form or to raise any points directly with Trevor, Tim or your Round Table representative. Happy Holidays Trevor and myself would like to wish you and your f amilies a very happy and relaxing summer break.
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HUMANE
Heads of University Management & Administration Network in Europe

REGISTRATION FORM (ref: mailbase Bulletin 5) Please print clearly

TITLE:

Prof. / Mr. / Mrs. / Ms. / other………………………………

SURNAME: …………………….……………………………………….. FORENAME: …….……………………………………………………… INSTITUTION: …….……………………………………………………. ADDRESS:……………………………………………………………….. Telephone:……………… Fax:…………… E-Mail……………………. Please accept my registration for the following HUMANE Seminars: DATE SEMINAR LOCATION ACCOMPANIED

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RENNES SEMINAR – Please use special registration form on the next page – thank you! 13 – 14 Governance and BERLIN YES / NO October Accountability 2000
3-4 November 2000

Environmental Issues

COPENHAGEN

YES / NO

I understand that, once I have received written confirmation of my registration from the HUMANE Secretariat, cancellation fees will apply at varying rates for cancellations within 21 days of the Seminar. Signed………………………………….Date:……………………………

Please return this form to: HUMANE Secretariat C/O ESMU 31 rue Montoyer B - 1000 Brussels

Fax: ++ 32 2 289 2467 E-Mail: tim. Evans@esmu.be

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HUMANE
Heads of University Management & Administration Network in Europe REGISTRATION FORM

Student Issues – Université de Haute-Bretagne ( Rennes II) September 22nd – 23rd, 2000
-OPEN SEMINAR-

TITLE:

Prof. / Mr. / Mrs. / Ms. / other………………………………

SURNAME: …………………….……………………………………….. FORENAME: …….……………………………………………………… POSITION: ……………………………………………………………… INSTITUTION: …….……………………………………………………. ADDRESS:……………………………………………………………….. Telephone:……………… Fax:…………… E-Mail…………………….

 Please accept my registration for the HUMANE Student Issues
Seminar.

 Yes, I will be accompanied by a colleague from my University
who will attend the Seminar. His/her details are as follows: TITLE: Prof. / Mr. / Mrs. / Ms. / other……………………………… SURNAME: …………………….……………………………………….. FORENAME: …….……………………………………………………… POSITION: ……………………………………………………………… ADDRESS:………………………………………………………………. ………………………………………………………………... Telephone:……………… Fax:…………… E-Mail…………………….
Accompanying Persons to the Social Events

 Yes, I will be accompanied to the social events.  Yes, my Colleague will be accompanied to the social events
I understand that, once I have received written confirmation of my registration from the HUMANE Secretariat, cancellation fees will apply at varying rates for cancellations within 21 days of the Seminar. Signed………………………………….Date:……………………………

Please return this form to: HUMANE Secretariat C/O ESMU 31 rue Montoyer

Fax: ++ 32 2 289 24 67 E-Mail: tim.evans@esmu.be
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B - 1000 Brussels

HUMANE
Heads of University Management & Administration Network in Europe

Seminars – Information and Conditions
Seminar Format Over the years that HUMANE has been organising Seminars, the two day format of the Seminars has been very successful. By taking only one working day (Friday) plus a Saturday, not only do delegates have to spend limited time away from their institution, but it facilitates the use of the cheaper APEX air tickets. Friday Saturday lunch and formal welcome / presentations / dinner presentations / lunch / final presentation

Social Programme and Accompanying Persons A full social programme is offered, with the Seminar dinner on the Friday night and usually an event on the Saturday night. Accompanying persons will be very welcome to attend the social programme. A small charge (usually 40 Euro) is levied to cover the costs. Accompanying persons cannot, however, attend the Seminar, which is strictly open to HUMANE members only. Seminar Fees Seminar fees are calculated as follows: 1. HUMANE Members First Seminar booked Euro 350 Second + Seminar booked Euro 325 2. Expert Accompanying HUMANE Member to the open Seminar Euro 475 3. Non Member University Secretary Generals Euro 600 Please note, for the open Seminar - the expert MUST be accompanied by the HUMANE member. Payment and Cancellation Fees Payment of Seminar fees should only be made upon receipt of the invoice which will be sent to you by the HUMANE Secretariat. Please note that admission to HUMANE Seminars will be possible only if the Seminar fee has been received. The invoice will be calculated in Euro. Bank charges are the responsibility of the payer. Any charges which otherwise fall to HUMANE will be re-charged to the member. Once you have received written confirmation from the HUMANE Secretariat that you have been registered for a HUMANE Seminar, cancellation fees will be applied as follows: From 21 to 7 days before the Seminar, 50% of the fee. Within 7 days of the Seminar, 100% of the fee. Availability of Places The number of places at HUMANE Seminars are limited to allow discussion in an ‘intimate’ atmosphere. Places are reserved on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. Should your chosen Seminar be fully booked, you will be offered a place on the waiting list. If a cancellation should then occur, those on the waiting list would be offered the place first. Liability Neither HUMANE or any of the host universities where HUMANE events take place are liable for any losses, accidents or damage to persons or objects, regardless of the cause. 7

Participants and accompanying persons attending any HUMANE events do so at their own risk and responsibility.

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