This month there was an unprecedented lengthy meeting of the University Council, with no less than twenty items on the agenda. Some of the least pressing points were moved up to next month. The most important subjects this month were the developments around the campuses in Yantai and Fryslân and the re-organisation of Grafimedia.
The University Council is extremely concerned about the information and decision-making process surrounding Yantai. On behalf of the entire University Council a statement has been drafted. The complete statement can be found (in English) as an appendix to his newsletter. In our statement the Council is requesting the following from the Board:
The ball is now in the Board's court. The Council will provide a substantive assessment as soon as it receives a comprehensive business case.
University Campus Fryslân
The Board has asked the Council for advice in respect of the Development Plan of the University Campus Fryslân. In this Development Plan the parameters are outlined of the UCF, where according to the planning several bachelor, master and PhD programmes will be set up, including a University College.
Also, on this point the Council deemed the information received to be insufficient to give advice. It has asked the Board to detail a concrete business case and will give its advice in the November meeting. As yet, there is no agreement between the Council and the Board whether or not the Council has the right of consent on this point or only right to prior consultation.
Both the implementation plan and the personnel plan, are, confidentially, with the Council for consultation. Because, the Science fraction already earlier this year voted against the re-organisation it was unable to agree to the present Implementation plan. The other fractions did agree. The personnel plan, on the other hand, was unanimously endorsed by both personnel parties with a positive advice.
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