Falmouth University Board of Governors

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Falmouth University Board of Governors

The Board of Governors is the University’s governing body, established in accordance with the University’s Instrument and Articles of Government and from which the Board derives its powers. The majority of its members are drawn from outside the University and are referred to as independent members. The Instrument and Articles can only be amended following approval by the Privy Council.

What does the Board do?

The Board of Governors is responsible for ensuring the effective management of the institution and for approving its future strategic development. The Board is responsible for approving the University’s strategic plan and is ultimately responsible for all the affairs of the University.

The Vice-Chancellor is the Chief Executive and is accountable to the Board of Governors for the leadership and management of the University.

As set out in the University’s Articles of Government, the Board of Governors’ responsibilities are:

  1. The determination of the educational character and mission of the University and for oversight of its activities
  2. The effective and efficient use of resources, the solvency of the University and the Corporation and for safeguarding their assets
  3. Approving annual estimates of income and expenditure
  4. The appointment, assignment, grading, appraisal, suspension, dismissal and determination of the pay and conditions of service of the holders of senior posts
  5. Setting the framework for the pay and conditions of all other staff

The Board of Governors has formally adopted the Committee of University Chairs (CUC) Higher Education Code of Governance 2014

How does it work?

The work of the Board of Governors is supported by a number of committees:

Audit Committee

Audit Committee meets three times a year. The Committee carries out all the responsibilities placed on it by the Higher Education Funding Council (HEFCE) Financial Memorandum (which incorporates the HEFCE Accountability and Audit Code of Practice at its Annex B).