All Boards and Governing bodies should regularly review their effectiveness, and the Scottish Code of Good HE Governance requires the Courts of universities to do so annually, and, in that context, both to measure compliance with the Code and performance against Court’s Statement of Primary Responsibilities.
Court agreed in June 2015 that it should consider an evaluative annual report on quantitative and qualitative aspects relating to the conduct of Court and its committees in the preceding academic year. Quantitative measures include members' attendance at meetings, the gender and age profile of members, employment background, stakeholder engagement, turnover of members and development opportunities. Qualitative measures include diversity, feedback from members at meetings of Court and in individual meetings with the Chair. The effectiveness of the Chair is evaluated by Court against the Role of the Chair of Court in discussions led by the Court Intermediary.
A copy of the most recent externally-facilitated review of the effectiveness of Court (2017) can be accessed here: Court Review of Effectiveness 2017.
A copy of the annual review of the effectiveness of Court (2016) can be accessed here: Court Review of Effectiveness 2016.
A copy of the first annual review of the effectiveness of Court (2015) can be accessed here: Court Review of Effectiveness 2015.