University Culture

To what extent do you agree with the following statements:

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The University values its staff and students.
The University is supportive of its staff and students.
The University listens to its staff, students and other key stakeholders.
The University promotes equal opportunities.
The University promotes diversity.
I am proud to be a member of the University of Bath community.
The University has an open culture of communication between staff/ students and the University leadership team.
Staff and students are encouraged by the University to make suggestions for change and improvement.

University Governance

To what extent do you agree with the following statements:

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I understand the role of the remuneration committee at the University. The remuneration committee is clear in communicating its decisions.
Council’s terms of reference are easy to access and understand.
I understand the different roles of
Council, Senate, Court, and the University senior management team.
Council upholds and demonstrates University values.
Council promotes and defends equal opportunities and diversity.
Council acts strategically to realise University goals.

To what extent do you agree with the following statements:

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I understand the role of Council in governing the University.
Council’s terms of reference are easy to access and understand.
I understand the different roles of
Council, Senate, Court, and the University senior management team.
Council upholds and demonstrates University values.
Council promotes and defends equal opportunities and diversity.
Council acts strategically to realise University goals.
Communication between Council and staff/students is effective.
The University is transparent in communicating its decisions.
Staff and students have an appropriate means of participating in governance at the University.
Members of Council have the right mix of skills and experience to fulfil their responsibilities and duties.

To what extent do you agree with the following statements:

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I understand the role of the remuneration committee at the University.
The remuneration committee is clear in communicating its decisions.
The process for setting remuneration at the University is transparent.
Universities should make a full public disclosure on remuneration including all benefits and income received by the Vice-Chancellor from all sources.
Universities should publish a ‘pay-ratio’ showing the ratio of the head of institution’s pay to the median level of salary at the institution.
Transparency about remuneration needs to be balanced with the individual right to privacy.

Relationship

What is your relationship to the University of Bath (check all that apply)? *

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Professional Services staff member
Academic staff member
Staff member who attends meetings of Council
Member of Council
Member of Senate
Member of Court
Student
Other

Council

To what extent do you agree with the following:

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Council complies with its legal obligations and regulatory requirements.
Members understand their role and responsibilities as members of Council.
Council members understand the difference between their role and the role of the University senior management team, and act accordingly.
Council members understand the values and objectives of the University.
Council is clear about the difference between operattional intervention and strategic oversight.
All members actively participate in meetings of Council.
Council members are given appropriate induction.
Council members are able to express their views openly, to challenge colleagues, to express doubts and to question decisions without fear of recrimination.

Council Meetings

To what extent do you agree with the following:

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Council meetings are well-planned and wellmanaged.
The frequency of meetings and length of agendas are appropriate for Council to fulfill its terms of reference.
Council spends sufficient time scrutinising the issues included in its terms of reference.
Council members appropriate for Council to fulfill its terms of reference.
Council spends sufficient time scrutinising the issues included in its terms of reference.
Council members receive high quality information from senior managers in an open and transparent way in order to enable effective decision making.
Council members receive agenda papers early enough to allow for meaningful debate to take place and timely decisions to be made.
Council members are informed of relevant developments between meetings in a timely fashion.
Agenda papers place and timely decisions to be made.
Council members are informed of relevant developments between meetings in a timely fashion.
Agenda papers are relevant and clear.
The standard of presentations is good.
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All relevant strategic and policy issues are brought to Council.
Council’s appetite for risk is appropriate when making decisions.
There is opportunity for all members to voice their views in a culture of respect.
Council challenges robustly.
Council spends sufficient time scrutinising the issues included in its terms of reference.
Council members develop and maintain good working relationships with the University senior management team and other staff as appropriate.
When needed, Council requests additional data and information to support scrutiny.
Council members ensure that all outstanding queries are dealt with through matters arising/future reports.
Council gives sufficient attention to risk management and is effective in its oversight of risk.
Council receives satisfactory assurance on quality and standards in teaching and learning.

Senate

To what extent do you agree with the following:

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Senate complies with its legal obligations and regulatory requirements.
Senate members understand the difference between their role and the role of the University senior management team and act accordingly.
Senate members understand the values and objectives of the University.
All Senate members actively participate in Senate meetings.
Senate members are given appropriate induction.
Senate members can express their views openly, to challenge colleagues, to members are given appropriate induction.
Senate members can express their views openly, to challenge
colleagues, to express doubts and to question decisions without fear of recrimination.

Senate Meetings

To what extent do you agree with the following:

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Senate meetings are well-planned and well managed.
The frequency of meetings and the length of agendas are appropriate for Senate to fulfill its terms of reference.
Senate spends sufficient time scrutinising the key issues included in its terms of reference.
Senate members receive high quality informaDon from senior managers in an open and transparent way in order to enable effective decision making.
Senate members receive agenda papers early enough to allow for meaningful debate to take place and timely decisions to be made.
Senate members are informed of relevant developments between meetings in a timely fashion.
Agenda papers are relevant and clear.
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Strongly agreeAgreeNeither agree nor disagreeDisagreeStrongly Disagree
The standard of presentations is good.
There is opportunity for all members to voice their views in a culture of respect.
Senate challenges robustly.
Senate members develop and maintain good working relationships with the University senior management team and other staff as appropriate.
When needed, Senate requests data and information to support scrutiny.
Senate members ensure that all outstanding queries are dealt with through matters arising/future reports.
Senate gives sufficient attention to risk management and is effective in its oversight of risk.
Senate is able to give satisfactory assurance to Council on quality and standards in teaching and learning.

Court

To what extent do you agree with the following:

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Court members understand the role of court.
Court members understand the difference between their role and the role of Council and act accordingly.
Court members understand the difference between their role and the role of Council and act accordingly.
Court members represent the values and objectives of the University. Court members are given appropriate induction.

Court Meetings

To what extent do you agree with the following:

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Strongly agreeAgreeNeither agree nor disagreeDisagreeStrongly Disagree
Court meeDngs are wellplanned and well-managed.
Court members are informed of relevant developments between meetings in a timely fashion.
Agenda papers are relevant and clear.
The standard of presentations is good.
There is opportunity for all members to voice their views in a culture of respect.

Closing Questions

In your opinion, what currently works well in terms of leadership and governance arrangements at the University?

Do you have any suggestions or proposals for change?

Please include here any final comments for consideration by the Halpin Partnership review team.