The Review of Higher Education Governance

Professor Ferdinand von Prondzynski BA LLB PhD MRIA

T: 0300-244-6740 F: 0300-244-0193

29 June 2011

Dear Consultee

I am writing to invite contributions, by 21 September 2011, to a review established by Scottish Ministers to look at higher education governance arrangements in Scotland.

The Scottish Government has given the Review Panel a challenging and very important task – to develop recommendations which will help bring a new focus to higher education governance while maintaining the important balance between accounting for public funds and preserving the benefits of an autonomous sector.

I am confident that, by the end of the year, we can deliver a robust and far-reaching set of recommendations.

To achieve this, we need to base our recommendations on a comprehensive body of information and evidence. We need to look at what works well and what doesn’t work so well, both in Scotland and further afield. To this end, we are issuing the Call for Evidence attached to this letter.

Members of the Review Panel and I would be grateful if you could, in the light of our attached remit and the specific questions highlighted in the Call for Evidence, share with us your knowledge and your views.

Please email your response and completed respondent information form to:

Or send by post to: The Review of Higher Education Governance, 6th Floor, 5 Atlantic Quay, 150 Broomielaw, Glasgow G2 8LU

We would be particularly interested in receiving evidence about new approaches that have improved governance, whether these be in the higher education sector or elsewhere in public service, or where appropriate in the private sector.

We would also be very interested to receive evidence about successful governance models operating in other countries.

The Review Panel will seek to explore further the issues raised in the submissions we receive, as we move to develop our proposals and recommendations.

I do hope you will be able to engage in our work and look forward to receiving your evidence.

Yours faithfully

Professor Ferdinand Von Prondzynski