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David Black 
 
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxx 
08 March 2012  
Our Ref: FOI 2012/36 – F0196324 
 
 
Dear Mr Black, 
 
Re: Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 – Request for Information 
 
Thank you for your email which was received by the University on 09 February 2012 timed 
12:55 hours, requesting the following information: 
 
“MyCampus Lessons Learned Review’s findings and recommendations are most 
disappointing. The panel’s assessment of the root of the problem is simply wrong. A 
group of people who did not have the expertise or the knowledge required for the 
implementation of a student system bought the wrong software platform and then 
shoved it down our throats. 
      
The most amusing aspect of this report is the assumption that the ones that got us into 
this mess can now fix it. So I would like to ask you the following questions: 
      
1. Frank Coton, the convenor of the review panel, is a member of the SLP board. The 
SLP board is ultimately responsible for the mess that we are in. Why didn’t the 
University choose a fresh face to convene the review panel? 
      
2. Did the panel consider recommending the replacement of the SLP board convenor, 
the SLP directors and others responsible for the failure of this project? If not, why 
not?” 
 
University’s Response 
 
1. Frank Coton, the convenor of the review panel, is a member of the SLP board. The 
SLP board is ultimately responsible for the mess that we are in. Why didn’t the 
University choose a fresh face to convene the review panel? 
 
The review panel had a balanced membership, comprising 2 members of the SLP Board, two 
members of the SLP Team, and 4 members who were not involved in the management of the 
project.  Professor Coton chaired the Panel as Vice Principal Learning & Teaching and 
because, as a member of the Project Board, he would have a role in ensuring the Lessons 
 
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Learned were addressed. With that same objective, two of the independent members of the 
Lessons Learned panel have since been co-opted to the Project Board. 
  
2. Did the panel consider recommending the replacement of the SLP board convenor, 
the SLP directors and others responsible for the failure of this project? If not, why not? 
 
Please find attached in Appendix A, the full report of the Lessons Learned Group in which the 
full list of recommendations can be found. 
 
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