Strategy, Planning and Resources Committee

Strategy, Planning and Resources Committee (SPRC) is responsible for the oversight of the strategic planning of the University. It brings together academic, financial and physical planning and scrutinises business plans for major activities. The Committee also recommends the annual budget and long-term forecasts to the Council and monitors the performance of the University.

Membership 2017/18

 

 

Term of Office
(to 31 July -
unless otherwise stated)

Vice-Chancellor and Principal (Chair)

Professor Sir David Eastwood

 

Pro-Chancellor

Mr Ed Smith CBE

2020

Deputy Pro-Chancellor

Mr Richard Haywood

2019*

Treasurer

Mrs Caragh Merrick

2018**

Provost and Vice-Principal

Professor Tim Jones

 

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education)

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research & Knowledge Transfer)

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International)

Professor Kathy Armour

Professor Tim Softley

Professor Robin Mason

 

Two academic members of Council elected by Council

Professor Hisham Mehanna

Professor Corey Ross

2019

2020

Three lay members of Council elected by Council

Vacancy

Mr David Davies

Mr Derrick Anderson CBE

 

2020

2020

The President of the Guild of Students

Ms Ellie Keiller

2018

* Term of office expires on 30 November 2019.
** Term of office expires on 31 August 2018.

Terms of Reference

i. To advise Council on the Corporate Strategy for the University, embracing all matters of long-term, medium-term and short-term planning for all aspects of the University. To ensure the alignment of all aspects of the University's strategy and planning, in relation to academic, financial, physical and human resource planning.

ii. To monitor the achievement of Corporate Strategy.

iii. To recommend to Council the University's annual budget, including the distribution of resources between academic and non-academic areas; and between capital, estates and infrastructure, recurrent staff and non-staff costs.

iv. To oversee the development and implementation of systems of institutional performance monitoring and to monitor progress towards achievement of institutional targets. To ensure that risk is appropriately integrated into strategic planning. To ensure effective systems of management and accountability within the University.

v. To keep in review the policies of the University as an employer of staff and to make recommendations to Council for change in matters of substance or principle.

vi. To monitor strategic risks relevant to the work of the Committee as determined by the Strategic Risk Register.

vii. To monitor the extent to which value for money is achieved within the areas under the Committee's oversight.

viii. To monitor relevant Key Performance Indicators and to ensure that any concerns with performance against these KPIs are addressed.

Dates of Meetings

Strategy, Planning and Resources Committee currently has six business meetings during each academic year.

2017/18

10 October 2017
7 November 2017
17 January 2018
8 March 2018
15 May 2018
12 June 2018

Contact Details

Mrs Colette McDonough
Assistant Secretary
Email: c.mcdonough@bham.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 6373