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HEBDOMADAL COUNCIL 12 June

1 Decrees

Council has made the following decrees, to come into effect on 30 June.

List of the decrees:

Decree (1): Fee payable for late entry for admission to a degree

Explanatory note

Council has reviewed the level of the fee payable for late entry for admission to a degree, and to maintain it at its real value, in the same way as the majority of other fees of this kind (see Decree (4) below), has made the following decree increasing the fee to £17.00 with effect from 1 September 2000; this represents the same increase (in round terms) as that in overall costs, as recorded in the Higher Education Pay and Prices Index, over the previous year.

Text of Decree (1)

1 In Ch. I, Sect. I, § 1, cl. 2 (b) (Statutes, 1997, p. 183, as amended by Decree (1) of 26 June 1998 and Decree (1) of 25 June 1999, Gazette, Vol. 128, p. 1410; Vol. 129, p. 1430), delete `£16.50' and substitute `£17.00'.

2 In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 1083, l. 30, delete `16.50' and substitute `17.00'.

3 This decree shall be effective from 1 September 2000.

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Decree (2): Establishment of John G. Winant Lecturership in American Foreign Policy

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Social Studies Board, formally accepts an anonymous benefaction for the establishment of the John G. Winant Lecturership in American Foreign Policy.

Text of Decree (2)

In Ch. VII, Sect. III (Statutes, 1997, p. 399), insert new § 2 as follows and renumber existing §§ 2-16 (pp. 399-407) as §§ 3-17:

`§ 2. John G. Winant Lecturer in American Foreign Policy

1. The University accepts with gratitude an anonymous benefaction for the purpose of establishing a John G. Winant Lecturership in American Foreign Policy.

2. The John G. Winant Lecturer shall lecture and give instruction in American Foreign Policy. The lecturer shall be elected, and shall hold the appointment, on such conditions as the Department of Politics and International Relations shall from time to time determine.

3. Any part of the income of the endowment of the lecturership which is not required to meet the costs thereof may be expended, under conditions to be determined from time to time by the Department of Politics and International Relations, on the promotion of teaching and research in American Foreign Policy.

4. Council shall have power to alter this decree from time to time, provided that the main object of the benefaction, as defined in clause 1 above, is always kept in view.'

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Decree (3): Residence requirements for certain four-year courses

Explanatory note

The following decree, made with the concurrence of the General Board, clarifies the residence requirement for various undergraduate degrees and in particular makes clear that while the residence requirement for a four-year course which includes a year abroad remains at nine terms, the year abroad does not count towards the fulfilment of this requirement.

Text of Decree (3)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 21, ll. 17-21, delete `either for ... Physics'.

2 Ibid., l. 23, after `... hereinafter set forth.' insert `For any of the Master's degrees referred to in this section, twelve terms of statutable residence are required. For the Degree of Bachelor of Arts, nine terms of statutable residence are required, except for those who have taken Honour Moderations in Classics or in Classics and English (Course II) as the First Public Examination and for those who intend to apply to enter for Honours in the Second Public Examination in Mathematics and Philosophy (Part II) or in Physics and Philosophy, for whom twelve terms of statutable residence are required.'

3 Ibid., ll. 23-5, delete `Time spent outside Oxford ... for the purpose of this clause.' and substitute `Time spent outside Oxford (other than a year spent abroad under the requirements for a particular course) as part of an academic programme approved by the Educational Policy and Standards Committee shall count towards residence for the purpose of this clause.'

4 Ibid., l. 30, delete `nine'.

5 Ibid., l. 34, delete `eight terms by residence' and substitute `the remaining required number of terms of residence'.

6 This decree shall be effective from 1 October 2000.

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Decree (4): Fees (other than composition fees) payable by candidates for examinations

Explanatory note

Council and the General Board have reviewed the level of various fees payable by candidates for examinations and have agreed that they should in general be increased by 2.5 per cent (the overall increase recorded in the Higher Education Pay and Prices Index), normally rounded to the nearest pound, with effect from 1 September 2000 in order to take account of increases in examining and related costs. Resubmission fees for the M.Litt., M.Sc., M.Th., and D.Phil., which rose to £100 in 1996, are being held at this new level for the foreseeable future, in order not to deter candidates from resubmitting. The following decree provides accordingly.

Text of Decree (4)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 1082, l. 24, concerning the matriculation fee, delete `£157' and substitute `£161'.

2 Ibid., delete from l. 33 on p. 1082 to l. 10 on p. 1083, concerning fees payable by candidates for examinations, and substitute:

`(a)  On entering or replacing the name of a          £
          non-member of the University on the Register
          of Diploma and Certificate Students under
          the provisions of Ch. X, Sect. VIII               80.00 

(b) On entering for certain examinations: Foundation Certificates in English Language and Literature, in Modern History, and in Social and Political Science 41.00 Certificates in Theology 46.00 Certificate in Management Studies 80.00 Qualifying Examination for the degree of BD 58.00 Degree of B.Mus. 168.00 Degrees of B.Phil., M.Phil., M.Th., M.Sc. (by Coursework), and M.St. on re-entering the examination* 278.00 Diplomas in Applied Statistics and in Human Biology on re-entering the examination* 148.00 Degree of M.Ch., Part I 88.00

(c) On applying for leave to supplicate for the degree of BD 152.00 for the degree of M.Ch., Part II 334.00 for the degree of DM 334.00 for the degrees of DD, DCL, D.Litt., D.Sc., and D.Mus. 537.00'.

3 Ibid., p. 1083, delete l. 45, concerning fees in respect of certificates, and substitute:

`(d) for each complete record of a graduate of the   
     University                                              17.00'.

4 This decree shall be effective from 1 September 2000.

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Decree (5): University composition fees for Home/EU students and certain others for 2000--1, and for overseas students for 2001--2

Explanatory note

The Department for Education and Employment has announced that the tuition fee introduced for award-holding Home/EU undergraduates should be increased from £1,025 to £1,050 for the year 2000--1. The following decree effects this change and related changes for the coming year. Notification has not as yet been received of the arrangements which will apply in 2000--1 in respect of students from the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man. Colleges will be informed of the position separately once an announcement has been received.

On fees for overseas students, Council has already made a decree setting the levels of fees for overseas students in 2000–1 (Decree (5) of 27 May 1999, Gazette, Vol. 129, p. 1299). For a number of years the levels of fees to be charged to overseas students have been set well in advance. Clauses 11--15 of the following decree therefore set out the fees for 2001--2.

Opportunity is taken in clause 5 of this decree to set the fee for Recognised and Visiting Students, which is half the Category A rate (i.e. £3,425 in 2000--1). Clause 6 sets the fee for members of the University working on the Foreign Service Course at the Category B rate (i.e. £9,133 for 2000--1). Clause 7 makes provision for the level of the university fee to be charged in 2000--1 for the Diploma Course in European Studies (intended primarily for Japanese managers) at the Category C rate (i.e. £16,745 in 2000--1).

Opportunity is taken also (in clause 1 of the decree) to make provision for the suspension of a graduate student who defaults on his or her fee payments, to correspond to the existing provision for the suspension of an undergraduate who so defaults.

Text of Decree (5)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 1086, after l. 15 insert:

`(c) In the event that any fee, or the relevant instalment towards the fee, remains unpaid after the due date of payment, the student shall be subject to the provisions of clause 14 (b)--(e) below.'

2 Ibid., p. 1089, l. 20, delete `1999--2000' and substitute `2000--1'.

3 Ibid., l. 25, delete `£1,025' and substitute `£1,050'.

4 Ibid., l. 30, delete `£513' and substitute `£520'.

5 Ibid., l. 37, delete `£3,342' and substitute `£3,425'.

6 Ibid., l. 38, delete `£8,910' and substitute `£9,133'.

7 Ibid., l. 40, delete `£16,337' and substitute `£16,745'.

8 Ibid., l. 43, delete `1999--2000' and substitute `2000--1'.

9 Ibid., p. 1090, l. 2, delete `£2,675' and substitute `£2,740'.

10 Ibid., l. 8, delete `£16,000' and substitute `£17,000'.

11 Ibid., l. 18, delete `£6,684' and `£3,342', substitute `£7,161' and `£3,582' respectively, and delete `[dagger sign]'.

12 Ibid., l. 33, delete `£9,133 [dagger sign]' and substitute `£9,546'.

13 Ibid., delete footnotes * and [dagger sign].

14 Ibid., p. 1091, l. 25, delete `£16,337*' and substitute `£17,499'.

15 Ibid., delete footnote *.

16 Clauses 1--10 of this decree shall be effective from 1 September 2000; clauses 11--15 shall be effective from 1 September 2001.

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Key to Decree (5)

Cl. 1 provides for a graduate student who defaults on his or her fee payments to be suspended in accordance with the same procedure as in the case of an undergraduate who so defaults.

Cll. 2--4 set the 2000--1 fees for Home/EU undergraduates.

Cl. 5 sets the 2000--1 fee for Recognised and Visiting Students.

Cl. 6 sets the 2000--1 fee for the Foreign Service Course.

Cl. 7 sets the 2000--1 fee for the Diploma Course in European Studies.

Cll. 8 and 9 set the Home/EU postgraduate fee for 2000--1.

Cl. 10 sets the 2000--1 fee for the MBA.

Cll. 11--15 set the levels of overseas fees for 2001--2.

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Decree (6): Reappointment for a further fixed period (Dr S.J. Heyes)

Notwithstanding the provisions of Ch. VII, Sect. IV, § 3, cl. 3 (i) (Statutes, 1997, p. 523), S.J. Heyes, MA, D.Phil., Fellow of Keble, is reappointed as University Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry for the period from 1 October 2000 to 30 September 2003.

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Decree (7): Conferment of the title of Visiting Professor (Professor D. Harvey)

The title of Visiting Professor in Geography is conferred on Professor D. Harvey, Professor of Geography at the Johns Hopkins University, USA, for three years with effect from 1 October 2000.

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Decree (8): Conferment of the title of Visiting Professor (Professor K.J. Peach)

The title of Visiting Professor in Physics is conferred on Professor K.J. Peach, Director of Particle Physics at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, for three years with effect from 1 June 2000.

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2 Status of Master of Arts

Mr Vice-Chancellor reports that the status of Master of Arts under the provisions of Ch. V, Sect. V, cl. 1 (Statutes, 1997, p. 367) has been accorded to the following persons who are qualified for membership of Congregation: PHILIPPA LOUISE BOYCE, School of Geography

LINDA MARY CASTELL, M.Sc., St Catherine's College

THOMAS CORSTEN, Bodleian Library

PAUL VERNON DAVIS, Computing Services

ZSOLT LACZIK, D.Phil., St Anne's College

PETER ALEXANDER LEIGH, Department of Engineering Science

DONALD WILLIAM LOWRY, Greyfriars

ALASDAIR NEIL CRICHTON MACDONALD, University Offices

LORRAINE NOWLAN, University Offices

MICHAEL JOHN THRIFT, Surveyor's Office

RUSSELL JOHN WALLIS, Department of Biochemistry

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3 Register of Congregation

Mr Vice-Chancellor reports that the following names have been added to the Register of Congregation:

Boyce, P.L., MA status, School of Geography
Castell, L.M., MA status, M.Sc., St Catherine's
Corsten, T., MA status, Bodleian Library
Davis, P.V., MA status, Computing Services
Laczik, Z., MA status, D.Phil., St Anne's
Leigh, P.A., MA status, Department of Engineering Science
Lowry, D.W., MA status, Greyfriars
MacDonald, A.N.C., MA status, University Offices
McPherson, A., MA, Green College
Nowlan, L., MA status, University Offices
Petrinic, N., MA, Mansfield
Thrift, M.J., MA status, Surveyor's Office
Wallis, R.J., MA status, Department of Biochemistry

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VICE-CHANCELLOR AND PROCTORS AND BOARDS OF FACULTIES

For changes in regulations concerning late alteration of options, and for examinations, to come into effect on 30 June, see `Examinations and Boards' below.

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