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REPORTS

Report of the Council on the reconstitution of the Joint Committee on Development

The COUNCIL beg leave to report to the University as follows:

1. The Joint Committee on Development, a Joint Committee of the Council and the Colleges, was established by Grace 2 of 12 July 2000 following publication of a Report, dated 12 June 2000, by the Council on development matters (Reporter, 1999-2000, p. 803). Among the duties of the Committee were the requirement to keep under review the overall strategy for fund-raising on behalf of the University and the Colleges and to identify areas of collaboration, and to supervise collaborative activity in fund-raising between the University and the Colleges.

2. In the light of experience of the activity of the Committee, its current members have recently suggested that its terms of reference and its membership should be revised. In particular they have called for a strengthening of the membership focused on those directly involved in fund-raising from both the University and College perspectives. It has also been recognized that the Committee should be designated as the body which can assist in resolving any disputes that may arise between the University and the Colleges with regard to fund-raising.

3. The University will soon be celebrating the eight hundredth anniversary of its foundation and a major campaign for fund-raising to mark this anniversary will be undertaken. The Council therefore agree that it is timely that the membership of the Joint Committee on Development should be strengthened and its terms of reference revised so that it is in a position to play a strong role in exercising direct oversight of the campaign plans and performance.

4. It is proposed that the Committee should continue to meet at least once a term as at present.

5. The Joint Committee on Development currently consists of the Vice-Chancellor as Chairman, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor with responsibility for external relations, four persons appointed by the Colleges' Standing Committee, one person appointed by the Council, one person appointed on the nomination of the General Board, the Secretary General of the Faculties, and the Treasurer. The Council now propose that the membership of the Committee be revised so that it includes two Heads of House, the University Development Director, and the Executive Director of Cambridge in America, as well as persons in the Colleges and the University who have experience of fund-raising. It is also proposed to reduce the period of service from four to three years to lessen the burden on individual members.

6. The Council have discussed these proposals with the General Board and the Colleges' Committee who have agreed with the recommendations.

7. The Council therefore recommend that the regulations for the Joint Committee on Development (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 144) be rescinded and replaced by the regulations set out in the Annex to this Report, with effect from 1 January 2004.

17 November 2003ALISON F. RICHARD, Vice-ChancellorB. J. BRINDEDD. LOWTHER
 S. H. ADELMANWILLIAM BROWND. W. B. MACDONALD
 SARAH AIREYD. A. GOODJAMES MATHESON
 R. J. ANDERSONDAVID S. INGRAMMARTIN REES
 Z. BARANSKIIAN LESLIEG. A. REID
 RICHARD BARNESA. M. LONSDALELIBA TAUB
 JOHN BOYD  

ANNEX

Joint Committee on Development

1. The Joint Committee on Development shall be a joint Committee of the Council and the Colleges and shall consist of:

 (a) the Vice-Chancellor who shall be Chairman;
 (b) a member of the Council;
 (c) three members of the Regent House appointed by the Council, on the nomination of the General Board, who shall normally be persons having experience of fund-raising at the University level;
 (d) two Heads of House appointed by the Colleges' Standing Committee, one of whom shall be Deputy Chairman of the Joint Committee;
 (e) four persons appointed by the Colleges' Standing Committee having regard to their experience of fund-raising for the Colleges;
 (f) the University Development Director;
 (g) the Executive Director of Cambridge in America.

Members in classes (b) to (e) shall be appointed in the Michaelmas Term to serve for three years from 1 January next following their appointment. The Registrary, the Academic Secretary, and the Director of the Finance Division of the University Offices shall have the right to attend meetings of the Committee.

2. The Registrary shall designate a University officer to act as Secretary to the Joint Committee.

3. The duties of the Joint Committee shall be:

 (a) to keep under review the overall strategy for and performance of fund-raising on behalf of the University and the Colleges;
 (b) to facilitate effective collaboration between the University and the Colleges;
 (c) to review and to recommend for approval the budget and work plan for collaborative activity in fund-raising undertaken through the office of Cambridge in America in the USA and any such similar bodies that may be established in future on a jointly funded basis elsewhere in the world.


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Cambridge University Reporter, 19 November 2003
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