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Joint Report of the Council and the General Board on the establishment of a Management Board of the Cambridge Programme for Industry

The COUNCIL and the GENERAL BOARD beg leave to report to the University as follows:

1. This Report proposes, with the agreement of the Board of Continuing Education, new management arrangements for the Cambridge Programme for Industry (CPI).

2. CPI is at present a division of the Board of Continuing Education. However, following the establishment under the recent HEFCE initiative of a Reach-out to Business Office (Reporter, 1999-2000, p. 1047) and the development of CPI's own activities, which are distinct from those of the remainder of the Board of Continuing Education, the Council and the General Board believe that it would be appropriate for CPI to be separately established as a University institution. The Board of Continuing Education endorse this view.

3. CPI is a University organization that develops and delivers continuing professional education, at a high intellectual level, for people working in business, industry, and the professions. CPI collaborates with many academics, University Faculties and Departments, and external organizations to promote the broad professional development aspects of the University's interactions with industry. The educational opportunities which it provides may be for certification, but not necessarily so, and may include some residential activity in Cambridge, but not formal residence. After some initial financial support from HEFCE, CPI is now self-financing.

4. The Council and the General Board propose that CPI should become a University institution independent of any Faculty or Department, that it should be placed under the supervision of the General Board, and that a small management board should be responsible for its activities. The General Board would deal with quality control and quality assurance through its Education Committee.

5. At present the certification required for some CPI courses is provided by the Board of Continuing Education. It is proposed that, at least in the interim this arrangement should continue. The Council and other central bodies are considering a report resulting from a review of the University's arrangements for continuing education and lifelong learning, and, if new institutional arrangements are proposed as a result of this review, the arrangements for CPI will be adjusted accordingly. The Council expect to report to the Regent House about this matter, if it is decided to proceed, later in the academical year.

6. The staff of CPI would transfer from the Board of Continuing Education to the new institution. Provision is made in the proposed regulations for the establishment of an appointments committee to deal with University offices established in CPI.

7. The Council and the General Board therefore recommend:

That, with effect from 1 March 2001, the Cambridge Programme for Industry be established as an institution within the University and governed by the regulations set out in the Annex to this Report.

11 December 2000

ALEC N. BROERS, Vice-Chancellor
A. J. BADGER
C. R. J. BAILEY
A. L. R. FINDLAY
GORDON JOHNSON
MELISSA LANE
JOHN A. LEAKE
A. M. LONSDALE
C. LUDLOW
M. D. MACLEOD
ONORA O'NEILL
JEREMY SANDERS
M. SCHOFIELD
DAVID M. THOMPSON

29 November 2000

ALEC N. BROERS, Vice-Chancellor
P. J. BAYLEY
KEITH GLOVER
MALCOLM GRANT
J. C. GRAY
JOHN A. LEAKE
PETER LIPTON
N. J. MACKINTOSH
ADRIAN POOLE
M. SCHOFIELD

ANNEX

Cambridge Programme for Industry

1. The Cambridge Programme for Industry shall be an institution under the supervision of the General Board.

2. A Management Board for the Cambridge Programme for Industry shall be responsible for the management of the Programme. The Management Board shall make an Annual Report to the General Board.

3. The Management Board for the Cambridge Programme for Industry shall consist of:

(a) the Vice-Chancellor, or a duly appointed deputy, as Chairman;
(b) the University Treasurer, ex officio;
(c) the Director of the Programme, ex officio, who shall be Secretary of the Board;
(d) not more than six persons appointed by the General Board after consultation with the Councils of the Schools and other University authorities concerned;
(e) not more than three persons co-opted by the Board, provided that it shall not be obligatory for the Board to co-opt any person or persons;

4. Members in class (d) shall be appointed in the Michaelmas Term to serve for two years next following their appointment. Members in class (e) shall serve for one year from 1 January next following their co-optation.

5. The Management Board shall have authority to establish advisory bodies including persons who are not resident members of the University, representing interests and activities associated with industry, business, and government.

6. There shall be a University office of Director of the Cambridge Programme for Industry. The Director shall be responsible to the Management Board for the conduct of the Programme. Appointments and reappointments to the office of Director and other University offices established in the Programme shall be made by the Appointments Committee established by Regulation 7, in accordance mutatis mutandis with the regulations for the appointment of Secretaries and Assistant Secretaries of certain Boards and Syndicates (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 125).

7. There shall be an Appointments Committee for the Cambridge Programme for Industry constituted as follows:

(a) the Vice-Chancellor (or a duly appointed deputy) as Chairman;
(b) the Chairman of the Management Board;
(c) three members of the Management Board appointed by the Board;
(d) two persons appointed by the General Board;
(e) (except for the appointment of the Director) the Director of the Programme.

Members in classes (c) and (d) shall be appointed in the Michaelmas Term of each calendar year of which the number is even, to serve for the two calendar years next ensuing. A member in class (c) who ceases to be a member of the Board shall thereupon cease to be a member of the Appointments Committee.


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Cambridge University Reporter, 13 December 2000
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