The Higher Education Governance (Scotland) Bill was introduced to the Parliament on 16 June 2015.
For further information on the Bill and its accompanying documents, please see the Higher Education Governance (Scotland) Bill page.
The Committee launched a call for evidence which closed on 4 September 2015.
Read the Call for Evidence
The Committee considered the Bill at Stage 2 on 9 February 2016.
Read the Official Report
Watch the video
Scottish Government officials and stakeholders gave oral evidence on 6 October 2015.
Read the meeting papers and Official Report
The Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning gave oral evidence on 10 November 2015.
Read the submissions received
Read the evidence received by the Finance Committee
Report by the Finance Committee
Report by the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee
The Committee published its Stage 1 Report on the Higher Education Governance (Scotland) Bill on 17 December 2015.
The Scottish Government responded to the report on 11 January 2016.
The Scottish Government has also sent correspondence on Classification of Scottish Higher Education Institutions by the Office for National Statistics.
The Scottish Funding Council has sent a response to the Committee report in relation to paragraph 84 of the report which made specific reference to the Scottish Funding Council.
The Stage 1 debate on the Higher Education Governance (Scotland) Bill took place on Thursday 14 January 2016.
Watch the debate
The Convener wrote to the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning asking some factual questions around the Bill to help inform its scrutiny.
The Scottish Government provided the following response.
Universities Scotland wrote to the Scottish Government asking a number of questions about the Higher Education Governance (Scotland) Bill. The Scottish Government responded to Universities Scotland on 16 October 2015.
Scottish Government to Universities Scotland 16 October 2015 (232KB pdf)
Following receipt of this letter, Universities Scotland wrote to the Scottish Government again seeking further information.
Universities Scotland to Scottish Government 29 October 2015 (833KB pdf)