Panel on Education (Agenda) 9 February 2009



Panel on Education

Meeting on Monday, 9 February 2009, at 4:30 pm
in the Chamber of the Legislative Council Building

Revised agenda
(as at 10 February 2009)

I.Confirmation of minutes
(4:30 pm - 4:35 pm)

LC Paper No. CB(2)769/08-09

-Minutes of meeting on 12 January 2009

II.Information paper(s) issued since the last meeting
(4:35 pm - 4:40 pm)

LC Paper No. CB(2)692/08-09(01)

-The Administration's response to the paper provided by Hon Mrs Regina IP LAU Suk-yee concerning the Chinese translation of "critical thinking"

III.Items for discussion at the next meeting
(4:40 pm - 4:45 pm)

Appendix I to LC Paper No. CB(2)771/08-09

-List of outstanding items for discussion

Appendix II to LC Paper No. CB(2)771/08-09

- List of follow-up actions

* IV.Capital works project of the University Grants Committee-funded institutions - Academic and Administration Building, City University of Hong Kong
(4:45 pm - 5:05 pm)

LC Paper No. CB(2)771/08-09(01)

-Paper provided by the Administration

LC Paper No. CB(2)771/08-09(02)

-Updated background brief entitled "Capital works projects for the implementation of four-year undergraduate programmes in the University Grants Committee-funded institutions" prepared by the Legislative Council Secretariat

LC Paper No. CB(2)793/08-09(01)

-Powerpoint presentation materials provided by City University of Hong Kong

V.Non-means-tested Loan Schemes for Post-secondary Students
(5:05 pm - 5:25 pm)

LC Paper No. CB(2)771/08-09(03)

-Paper provided by the Administration

LC Paper No. CB(2)771/08-09(04)

-Background brief entitled "Non-means-tested loan schemes for post-secondary students" prepared by the Legislative Council Secretariat

LC Paper No. CB(2)793/08-09(02)
(Chinese version only)

- Submission from Hong Kong Federation of Students

VI.Governance structure and grievances and complaints mechanisms of the University Grants Committee-funded institutions
(5:25 pm - 7:25 pm)

LC Paper No. CB(2)775/08-09(01)

-Letter dated 2 February 2009 from the Secretary for Education attaching a summary of responses from the University Grants Committee (UGC)-funded institutions and the Heads of Universities Committee to the motion passed at the meeting on 17 July 2008 regarding governance structure and grievances and complaints mechanisms of the UGC-funded institutions

LC Paper No. CB(2)771/08-09(05)

-Background brief entitled "Governance structure and grievances and complaints mechanisms of the University Grants Committee-funded institutions" prepared by the Legislative Council Secretariat

LC Paper No. CB(2)728/08-09(01)
(Chinese version only)

-Letter from Dr Hon Priscilla LEUNG Mei-fun, Deputy Chairman, concerning the establishment of an independent inter-institutional redress mechanism in the higher education sector

LC Paper No. CB(2)249/08-09(01)
(English version only)

- Letter dated 7 November 2008 from the Secretary for Education attaching the English response of the Heads of Universities Committee to the motion passed by the Panel at its meeting on 17 July 2008 concerning the establishment of an elected independent inter-institutional complaints committee

Meeting with deputations/individual and the Administration

  1. Lingnan University
    [LC Paper No. CB(2)632/08-09(02)]

  2. The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    [LC Paper No. CB(2)740/08-09(01)]

  3. Hong Kong Baptist University
    [LC Paper No. CB(2)632/08-09(03)]

  4. City University of Hong Kong
    [LC Paper No. CB(2)691/08-09(01)]

  5. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    [LC Paper No. CB(2)632/08-09(01)]

  6. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
    [LC Paper No. CB(2)724/08-09(01)]

  7. The Hong Kong Institute of Education
    [LC Paper No. CB(2)606/08-09(02)]

  8. The University of Hong Kong
    [LC Paper No. CB(2)606/08-09(01)]

  9. Federation of Hong Kong Higher Education Staff Associations
    [LC Paper No. CB(2)793/08-09(03)] (Chinese version only)

  10. Staff Association of The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    [LC Paper No. CB(2)806/08-09(01)] (English version only)

  11. The Chinese University of Hong Kong Employee's General Union
    [LC Paper No. CB(2)831/08-09(01)] (Chinese version only)

  12. Hong Kong Professional Teachers' Union
    [LC Paper No. CB(2)831/08-09(02)] (Chinese version only)

  13. City University of Hong Kong Teachers' Union

  14. Mr WONG Juen-kon
    [LC Paper No. CB(2)771/08-09(06)] (Chinese version only)

  15. The University of Hong Kong Staff Association
    [LC Paper No. CB(2)790/08-09(01)] (Chinese version only)

  16. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Staff Association

  17. The University of Hong Kong Academic Staff Association
    [LC Paper No. CB(2)831/08-09(03)] (Chinese version only)

  18. University of Hong Kong Employees Union
    [LC Paper No. CB(2)806/08-09(02)] (Chinese version only)

  19. Hong Kong Baptist University Faculty and Staff Union
    [LC Paper No. CB(2)831/08-09(04)] (Chinese version only)

  20. Academic Staff Association, Hong Kong Institute of Education
    [LC Paper No. CB(2)831/08-09(05)]

  21. Hong Kong Federation of Students
    [LC Paper No. CB(2)219/08-09(02)] (Chinese version only)

  22. The Teachers' Association, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    [LC Paper No. CB(2)831/08-09(06)] (Chinese version only)

  23. The Staff Association of the Open University of Hong Kong
    [LC Paper No. CB(2)831/08-09(07)] (Chinese version only)

  24. CUHK Alumni Concern Group
    [LC Paper No. CB(2)793/08-09(04)] (Chinese version only)

  25. The League of University Unions
    [LC Paper No. CB(2)831/08-09(08)] (Chinese version only)
VII.Any other business
(7:25 pm - 7:30 pm)

* All other Hon Members of the Legislative Council are invited to join the discussion of this item.

Council Business Division 2
Legislative Council Secretariat
10 February 2009