- 2000-2017 (Creation)
Level of description
Content and Structure
Scope and content
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
This material has been appraised in line with Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections standard procedures. Duplicate minutes, duplicate papers, reports, agendas, and purely administrative documents such as invitations to meetings have been removed.
Annual Reports and Accounts, draft copies, and draft Strategic Plans have been removed from the meeting papers. Annual Reports and Accounts can be found at GSAA/GOV/1 and Strategic Plans can be found at GOV/8.
System of arrangement
Minutes of Business Committee meetings will be found amongst the papers of the next Business Committee meeting, during which they were approved e.g. Minutes for the Business Committee meeting of 20 Nov 2000 will be found within the papers for the meeting of 07 Feb 2001.
Name of creator
The Business Committee was formed on 22 Mar 2000 when the business of the Chairman's Committee, the Finance Committee, and the Estates Committee was seen to have significant overlaps, creating duplication of work and slowing down the decision making process.
The proposed solution was to establish the Business Committee that would join the functions of the Chairman's and Finance Committees. Its remit would include financial monitoring, recommending the annual budget and strategic plan to the Board, and other operational matters. The Committee also acts as the Remuneration Committee and the Nominations Committee. The last Chairman's Committee meeting was 31 May 2000 and the last Finance Committee meeting was 01 Jun 2000.
The first meeting of the Business Committee was on 26 Sep 2000.
From 2014 the Business Committee was known as the 'Business and Estates Committee', until its name returned to the 'Business Committee' in 2017.
Physical Description and Conditions of Use
Conditions governing access
Minutes over 30 years old are available for public consultation. Permission from the board of governors is needed for access to those which are less than 30 years old.
Records containing sensitive information about individuals have been collected into separate folders that will be closed for 75 years, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.