University chairs to be elected under new bill

Key figures in Scotland’s universities could face being elected into the job as a result of new legislation published by the Scottish government, reports The Scotsman. The Higher Education Governance (Scotland) Bill puts forward plans for a major shake-up of how universities are governed.

This includes a requirement for university chairs to be appointed in line with an agreed, consistent process, with ministers planning on using this to introduce elections for these positions.

The Bill, if passed, would also make sure that staff, students and trade unions are all represented on university governing bodies, and would strengthen the current definition of academic freedom.
Full report on The Scotsman site