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					A G E N D A - PART II (NOTE: Non-confidential papers relating to Part II of the Agenda for this meeting have been published on-line at the following location: http://www.herts.ac.uk/secreg/AcademicBoard.htm Members, named alternates and officers in attendance wishing to view or obtain copies should refer to the web site. Confidential papers will be circulated to members, named alternates and officers in attendance via e-mail.) ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH MATTERS A ACADEMIC QUALITY (NOTE: Withdrawn programmes The documentation relating to programmes which have been withdrawn (form AQ5), referred to in this item (A) is available for inspection in the Secretariat.) To note the conclusions and recommendations of reports on: new and reviewed/revalidated programmes, confirmed by the Chairman of the Academic Quality Enhancement Committee and ratified by the Vice-Chancellor; withdrawn and suspended programmes, confirmed by the Chairman of the Academic Development Committee; and agreements signed between the University and Partner Organisations - Paper A B EXTERNAL EXAMINERS To note the appointments made since the last meeting. - Paper B

C

CHAIRPERSONS OF BOARDS OF EXAMINERS 2008-2009 To note amendments to the information on: i ii the chairpersons of Module and Programme Boards of Examiners; the chairpersons of Short Course Boards of Examiners;

for the Academic Year 2008-2009 reported to the Board previously: C.1 C.2 Business School Faculty for the Creative and Cultural Industries - Paper C.1 (To follow) - Paper C.2 (To follow) - Paper C.3 (To follow) - Paper C.4 (To follow) - Paper C.5 (To follow) 5/10

C.3

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences

C.4

Faculty of Health and Human Sciences

C.5

Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies

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Faculty of Humanities, Law and Education To note that no changes have been reported.

D

RESEARCH DEGREES To note the research degrees awarded during the period 1 February 2009 to 30 April 2009. - Paper D

E

RESEARCH INSTITUTES AND RESEARCH CENTRES To note the current structure of Research Institutes and Research Centres. - Paper E

F

PEOPLE DEVELOPMENT OBJECTIVES – Minute 502 refers To note the University’s People Development Objectives for 2009-2010. - Paper F

GOVERNANCE G G.1 BOARD OF GOVERNORS Category 3: ‘A teacher of the University nominated by its Academic Board’ To note that the term of office of Dr H C Barefoot will conclude on 31 August 2009.

H H.1

ANNUAL REPORTS Record of Annual Reports 2007-2008 To note the record of Annual Reports received by the Board relating to the Academic Year 2007-2008. - Paper H.1

H.2 H.2.1

Annual Reports - Committees and Boards of the Academic Board 2007-2008 Research Degrees Board To note and approve the Annual Report of the Research Degrees Board for 2007-2008 and to note that the Annual Report will be noted by the Vice-Chancellor’s Group on 12 June 2009. - Paper H.2.1

H.2.2

2008-2009 Higher Doctorate Degrees Board To note that this Board is convened on an ad hoc basis to consider individual candidates and that, during the Academic Year, 1 September 2008 to 31 August 2009, it has not been necessary for it to do so.

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H.3 H.3.1

Annual Reports - Committees of the Board of Governors 2007-2008 Health and Safety Consultative Committee of the Employment Committee To note and approve the Annual Report of the Health and Safety Consultative Committee of the Employment Committee for 2007-2008. - Paper H.3.1

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J

STUDENT DISCIPLINE To receive a report from Mr D Ball, Dean of Students, for the period 2008-2009. - Paper J

K K.1

COMMITTEES AND BOARDS OF THE ACADEMIC BOARD Academic Quality Enhancement Committee To note a minor amendment to the Committee’s composition approved by Chairman’s Action taken on 1 May 2009 (25-AQEC-1May09). - Paper K.1

K.2

Student Performance Monitoring Group To note the terms of reference and composition of the Group endorsed by the ViceChancellor on 18 December 2008 (SPMG-V2-16Dec08). - Paper K.2 (NOTE: The Student Performance Monitoring Group is not part of the formal Academic Board structure.)

K.3

Minutes To note publication of the minutes of the following meetings of boards and committees of the Academic Board: Academic Development Committee Academic Quality Audit Committee Academic Quality Enhancement Committee Ethics Committee Research Degrees Board 25 Feb 09 24 Mar 09 10 Mar 09 04 Feb 09 19 Mar 09

L L.1

ACADEMIC YEAR – Minutes 472 and 508 refer 2010-2011 – Minutes 508.3 and 545.1 refer To note the final version of the Calendar for the Academic Year 2010-2011, approved by the Vice-Chancellor’s Group on 15 May 2009 (Minute 7, VCG, 15 May 2009, refers). - Paper L.1

M M.1

CALENDAR OF CENTRAL COMMITTEE AND BOARD MEETINGS 2010-2011 To agree a Calendar of Meetings for the Academic Year 2010-2011. - Paper M.1

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FACULTY STRUCTURES N FACULTY STRUCTURES To note Faculties’ current internal structures. - Paper N

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P P.1

APPROVED TITLES – Minutes 547 and 572 refer To note information provided by Faculties in accordance with the requirements of UPR HR01, concerning holders of ‘Approved Titles’, as follows: Creative and Cultural Industries - Paper P.1.1 (To follow) - Paper P.1.2 - Paper P.1.3 - Paper P.1.4

P.1.1

P.1.2 P.1.3 P.1.4 P.1.5

Engineering and Information Sciences Health and Human Sciences Humanities, Law and Education Business School

To note that there are no visiting or honorary appointments in the Business School P.1.6 Interdisciplinary Studies To note that there are no holders of approved titles within the Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies. EXECUTIVE STRUCTURE Q CHIEF EXECUTIVE’S GROUP AND ITS SUBORDINATE COMMITTEES AND GROUPS (No items.)

REGULATION R UNIVERSITY POLICIES AND REGULATIONS FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2009-2010 Flexible Credit Framework – Minutes 528.4 and 574.2 refer To note for formal approval the Flexible Credit Framework considered by the Academic Quality Enhancement Committee on 10 March 2009 (Minute 777, Academic Quality Enhancement Committee, 10 March 2009, refers). - Paper R

STUDENTS’ UNION (No items.)

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MATTERS REPORTED FOR INFORMATION S STUDENTS’ UNION SABBATICAL OFFICERS To note the election of the following officers for the Academic Year 2009-2010: Mr Sreedhara Dasari, President Mr Adam Flint, Vice-President (Union Development) Miss Pannonica Fabien de Koenigswarter, Vice-President (Communications and Media) Miss Laura Yeoman, Vice-President (Activities) Miss Dawn Hamlet, Vice-President (Academic Support and Campaigns)

T T.1

MATTERS REPORTED FOR INFORMATION Sir Brian Corby The Board will be saddened to learn of the death of Sir Brian on 23 April 2009; he served as the University’s first Chancellor from 1992 to 1996. The Vice-Chancellor has sent condolences to Sir Brian’s family.

T.2 T.2.1

Revised academic structure Faculty of Technology and Creative Industries (Agenda item 6.4, also refers.)

T.2.1.1

To note that the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences and the Faculty for the Creative and Cultural Industries will cease on 31 July 2009 and that a new Faculty of Technology and Creative Industries will become operational with effect from 1 August 2009. To note the new Faculty’s component schools and senior officers, with effect from 1 August 2009: i Professor J M Senior as Transition Dean, for a one-year fixed term with effect from 1 August 2009; School of Creative Industries: Ms J Glasman as Head of School with effect from 1 August 2009; School of Engineering: Professor R Sotudeh as Head of School with effect from 1 August 2009; Mr N M Thomas as Faculty Registrar with effect from 1 August 2009.

T.2.1.2

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iv T.2.2 T.2.2.1

Academic Partnership Office To note the establishment of an Academic Partnership Office with effect from 1 August 2009. The Office will be responsible for the provision of strategic advice to the Office of the Vice-Chancellor on the development of academic partnerships within the University, the UK and overseas, and will also have oversight of Joint Honours, Consortium programmes and international academic partnerships. To note the Office’s senior officers with effect from 1 August 2009: i ii iii iv Mr S Culliford as Head of the Academic Partnership Office; Mr K Pinn as Manager, UK Partnerships; Ms K Omer as Manager, Internal Partnerships; Ms M A Fowler as Manager, Internal Partnerships. 9/10

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Senior Academic appointments Readerships To note the appointment of Dr M Jarvis as Reader in Astrophysics with effect from April 2009.

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