Management and Finance Committee

Chair: Professor Chris Pole

Management and Finance Committee: Terms of reference

3.1.1 Management and Finance Committee: Terms of reference
The Management and Finance Committee shall:
3.1.1a Within the overall policies laid down by the Governing Council, keep under review and deal with matters affecting the day-to-day and other management of the Society.
3.1.1b On behalf of the Council, to determine, within the Budget agreed by the Council, the salary, terms and conditions (and where appropriate severance payments) of the Director;
3.1.1c Receive and review the Director’s decisions regarding the salaries of the staff and their terms and conditions (and where appropriate severance payments);
3.1.1d Review any benefits allocated to the Director;
3.1.1e Meet once a year, normally in the spring prior to Management Committee, to make recommendations for the coming salary year.
3.1.1f Keep under review membership levels, benefits and services and the income derived from them with a view to enhancement and to advise Council and receive feedback and instructions from Council in regard to matters concerning membership.

(Extract from the Society’s Constitution)

Management and Finance Committee meeting agenda

June 2018
September 2017
June 2017
January 2017

Publications Committee

Chair: Professor Rob Cuthbert

Publications Committee: Terms of reference

3.2.1 Publications Committee: Terms of reference
The Publications Committee shall:
3.2.1a Advise the Governing Council on the general conditions upon which the Society’s publishing operations take place;
3.2.1b Formulate, in conjunction with the publishers, a strategy for the Society’s book imprints and journals, for approval by the Governing Council;
3.2.1c Ensure, in conjunction with the editors and publishers, a sufficient and regular flow of high quality monographs, articles, etc;
3.2.1d Recommend to Governing Council the appointment of editors of the Society’s journals and of any monograph series that may require an editor;
3.2.1e Recommend to Governing Council the appointment of editorial advisory boards;
3.2.1f Undertake any other duties assigned by Governing Council in accordance with its broad remit.

(Extract from the Society’s Constitution)

Publications Committee meeting agenda

May 2018
January 2018
 September 2017
May 2017
January 2017

Research and Development Committee

Chair: Professor Jacqueline Stevenson

Research and Development Committee: Terms of reference

3.4 Research and Development Committee
3.4.1 Research and Development Committee: Terms of reference
The Research and Development Committee shall advise the Governing Council on the Society’s various groups and, subject to approval by the Governing Council, conduct the following business:
3.4.1. A Research and Development
a1 Generate, promote and oversee research and development activities conducted by the Society;
a2) Offer advice to members of the Society on research and development proposals;
a3) Engage with policy issues.
a4) Direct and manage all research awards offered by the Society, including the Newer Researchers prize and the SRHE Annual Research Awards
3.4.1. B Conference activities including the Newer Researchers conference
b1 Recommend to the Governing Council conference topics and titles;
b2 Establish and oversee conference organising committees
3.4.1. C Oversee the running of the Society’s Networks including:
c1 Consider proposals for new networks, as advised by the Director and agreed by Council on the Committee’s recommendations;
c2 Provide Council with an annual overview report on the networks at its autumn meeting;
c3 make recommendations on the two-year review at the Summer meeting prior to the Autumn renewal date.
c4 provide Council with an annual overview report on the Society.
c5 apply the terms of the Society Networks Guidelines and keep these under review:

Society Networks Guidelines

c5.1. A proposal for a new network shall be considered by the Research and Development Committee, advised by the Director, and agreed by Council on the Committee’s recommendation.

c5.2. The nominated convenor(s) shall also be approved by Council.

c5.3. A network shall be approved for two years in the first instance, and thereafter the approval will be reviewed at two year intervals. A year is defined as the academic year.

c5.4. Convenor(s) may serve for two terms (four years), after which Council shall approve the nominations of a successor.

c5.5. A new network may be established at any point in the year; renewal of approval shall be due the Summer of the second full year.

c5.6. A chair/convenor(s) shall be a member of the Society and responsible for:
a) ensuring that the network operates in accordance with the Society’s policies and procedures
b) providing an annual report to the Autumn meeting of the Research and Development Committee on the network ‘s proceedings for the previous year, and also for the Annual Report.
c) taking part in an annual meeting of convenors with the Chair of Research and Development Committee, the Chair of the Society (or their representatives), and the Director.

c5.7 a) Individual members of the Society shall have the right to join any network.
b) Members of staff of institutions in corporate membership shall have the right to join any network.
c) Other participants will be welcome to attend network events.

c5.8 The Research Development Committee shall:
a) provide Council with an annual overview report at its Autumn meeting.
b) make recommendations to Council on two-year review at the Summer meeting prior to the Autumn renewal date.

c5.9 Network records will be maintained by the SRHE Office and the Director will ensure an annual return of numbers to the Research and Development meeting for its summer meeting.

c5.10 Governing Council may designate a member of Council to take special responsibility for overseeing the Networks, such designated member to be a co-opted member of the R&D Committee.

3.4.1 D – International activities/ outreach opportunities
d1 develop and oversee international activities/strategies.
d2) develop and sustain links with other Learned Societies and bodies
The Research and Development Committee shall also undertake any other duties assigned by Governing Council from time to time in accordance with its broad remit.

(Extract from the Society’s Constitution)

Research and Development Committee meeting agenda

 June 2018
 February 2018
 June 2017
 February 2017

Governance & Appointments Committee

Chair: Professor Helen Higson

Research and Development Committee: Terms of reference

3.5.1. Governance and Appointments Committee: Terms of Reference
The Governance and Appointments Committee shall oversee the governance of the Society, provide governance advice to the Governing Council and advise Council accordingly. Specifically the Governance and Appointments Committee shall:
3.5.1a Receive and consider nominations for Vice-Presidents of the Society;
3.5.1b Scrutinize the nominations and make recommendations to Council at the Autumn meeting to be brought to the following Annual General Meeting;
3.5.1c Receive and consider nominations for Fellowships and any other awards approved by the Governing Council of the Society;
3.5.1d Scrutinize the nominations and make recommendations for approval by Council at the Autumn meeting;
3.5.1e Advise the Council on means of maintaining the profile of Fellows within the Society.
3.5.1f Consider nominations sought from the Society to any other bodies
3.5.1g Make recommendations for approval by Council.

(Extract from the Society’s Constitution)

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