University governance in Scotland
The Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Mr Michael Russell MSP, yesterday made the following announcement in the Scottish Parliament.
‘On the specific subject of university governance, however, I can announce today that Professor Ferdinand von Prondzynski, the Principal of Robert Gordon University, will chair a small 5 member panel that will undertake a review of the current governance arrangements. It will include unions and students as well as a Chair of Court. The panel will publish its remit before the summer recess [end of June] and invite views on this important subject over the summer. They will provide me with their conclusions at the end of the year and we will base our plans on their proposals for change.’
For obvious reasons I do not intend to comment further on the work of the panel while its work is ongoing, but when it has undertaken its deliberations the resulting report will be published.