Local dispute (5): School constitutions
Extract from end of dispute agreement 16 March 2010:
“The University and UCU will by 19 March 2010 exchange draft School constitutions for discussion with a view to reaching agreement by 1 June 2010. All academic units in the university will have an agreed constitution (School/Department/ Institute) and hereafter the word ‘School’ will be used for ease of reference. Management agrees to further discussions about applying, within the academic services, equivalent best practice principles.”
These constitutions were supposed to frame the manner in which the reviews would be conducted, and ensure an appropriate framework for consultation, transparency and accountability.
We still do not have these constitutions.