Senate communications

Issued: Fri, 19 Aug 2011 11:57:00 BST

Senate established a working group to look at ways of improving its communications with Court and other University constituencies and to make recommendations concerning the Ordinances that govern Senate membership.  

The Working Group has now scheduled three meetings - 19 August, 12 September and 19 September 2011.

The members of the Group are: 

  • Professor G Caie, Clerk of Senate & Vice Principal (Convener)
  • Professor A Muscatelli, Principal
  • Professor A Nolan, Senior Vice Principal
  • Dr G Hay, Senate Assessor on Court
  • Professor W Martin, Senate Assessor on Court
  • Professor W Maley, Senate member, College of Arts
  • Professor T Munck, Senate member, College of Arts
  • Professor R Cogdell, Senate member, College of MVLS
  • Professor D Monckton, Senate member, College of MVLS
  • Dr H Purchase, Senate member, College of Science & Engineering
  • Professor S Wheeler, Senate member, College of Science & Engineering
  • Professor J Conroy, Senate member, College of Social Sciences
  • Professor T Mullen, Senate member, College of Social Sciences
  • Mr S Ritchie, President, Students’ Representative Council
  • Clerk: Dr J Aitken, Director of Senate Office

The full remit of the Group is to consider and make recommendations concerning:

  • options for enhancing bilateral communications between Senate and Court (including consideration of enhancement of the role of the Senate Assessors in this regard)
  • optimising the engagement of the broad membership of Senate in Senate’s business and on how the broad membership of Senate articulate their voice
  • options to enhance communications about the role of, and discussions at, Senate to the broader academic community
  •  the comments made by Senate on the consultation on draft Ordinances 208 and 209 concerning the composition of Senate, which will be resubmitted for reconsideration by Senate at its October 2011 meeting, and suggest appropriate revisions within existing constitutional arrangements  

The Working Group is scheduled to report back to Senate in the autumn. Please contact Jack Aitken in the Senate Office if you have any questions.


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