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SOAS Standing Order IV: Executive Board

IV Executive Board

Executive Board reports to Governing Body.

(i) The membership of Executive Board will comprise
Chair:
Director
Ex-officio Members:
Pro-Director (Learning & Teaching)
Pro-Director (Research & Enterprise)
Deans of Faculty
Registrar & Secretary
Director of Finance & Planning
Director of Human Resources

(ii) The Registrar & Secretary will nominate a Secretary.  The Board will hold ordinary meetings as necessary and the quorum will be three members.

(iii) The remit of the Board is to advise the Director on the exercise of his/her authority vested by the Charter and Standing Orders with respect to general matters of policy, planning and corporate strategy, making recommendations to Academic Board, Resources & Planning Committee and the Governing Body, as necessary. The Board will also act within delegated authority on behalf of other Standing Committees and will co-ordinate and progress School business.

(iv) The Board will have the following terms of reference:

(a) To advise the Director on the exercise of his/her authority in respect to planning and corporate strategy;

(b) To advise senior academic and administrative officers on the exercise of their authority in respect of School policy and Codes of Practice;

(c) To co-ordinate the academic and non-academic management of the School;

(d) To oversee the conduct of business between major Committees;

(e) To lead and co-ordinate the strategic planning process and Higher Education Funding Council for England returns and initiatives;

(f) To approve strategies/sub strategies where this responsibility has been delegated from Governing Body;

(g) To consider and prioritise strategic issues, taking account of the resource implications, setting appropriate budgets to enable the School to deliver its priorities, and approving expenditure as delegated by Governing Body;

(h) To approve the School's non-academic policies, making recommendations for approval to Governing Body where Governing Body approval is required;

(i) To receive reports from other Committees as appropriate.

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