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PLANNING AND RESOURCE ALLOCATION COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL

Decree

The Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council has made the following decree, to come into effect on 11 May.

Decree (1): Establishment of Professorship of the Study of Contemporary China

Explanatory note

The following decree, made by the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council on the recommendation of the Social Sciences Board, establishes a Professorship of the Study of Contemporary China and makes provision for an electoral board. The professorship will be funded for the first ten years by the Leverhulme Trust as part of an initiative to promote Modern Chinese Studies with special reference to the social sciences. Thereafter the professorship will be funded by the Social Sciences Board.

Text of Decree (1)

1 In Ch. II, Sect. VI, § 1, SCHEDULE (Statutes, 2000, p. 242), under Oriental Studies, after `Armenian Studies, Calouste Gulbenkian' insert: `China, Contemporary, Study of'.

2 In Ch. VII, Sect. I, § 5. B, SCHEDULE A (p. 379), after `Coulson Professor of Theoretical Chemistry' insert: `Professor of the Study of Contemporary China'.

3 Ibid., Sect. III (p. 408), insert new § 41 as follows and renumber existing §§ 41–6 (pp. 408–11) as §§ 42–7:

`§ 41. Professor of the Study of Contemporary China

1. The Professor of the Study of Contemporary China shall lecture and give instruction in the Study of Contemporary China.

2. The professor shall be elected by an electoral board consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the Warden of St Antony's College is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

(2) the Warden of St Antony's College, or, if the Warden is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the Governing Body of St Antony's College;

(3) a person appointed by the Governing Body of St Antony's College;

(4), (5) two persons appointed by Council, one of whom shall be appointed after consultation with the Leverhulme Trust;

(6) a person appointed by the Social Sciences Board;

(7) a person appointed by the Humanities Board;

(8), (9) two persons appointed by the Area and Development Studies Committee.

3. The professor shall be subject to the General Provisions of the decree concerning the duties of professors and to those Particular Provisions of the same decree which are applicable to this chair.'

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EDUCATIONAL POLICY AND STANDARDS COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL

Decree

The Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council has made the following decree, to come into effect on 11 May.

Decree (2): Admission to the status of Senior Student

Explanatory note

The following decree, made by the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, amends the present mechanism for approving the status of Senior Student in the light of the recent changes in governance. Opportunity is taken also to simplify the conditions of eligibility for the status of Senior Student.

Text of Decree (2)

1 In Examination Decrees, 2000, delete from p. 18, l. 3 to p. 19, l. 5 (and the related footnotes) and substitute: `1. Subject to the decision of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council in any cases of doubt or difficulty, the following may be admitted to the status and privileges of a Senior Student:

(1) Any person who has obtained a degree at another university, provided that he or she shall have pursued a course of study extending over three years of full-time study or its equivalent on a part-time basis.

(2) Any person who, having been a student at a university in a European country, has successfully completed a course of study on a full-time or equivalent part-time basis deemed to be equivalent to that of an undergraduate degree qualification.

(3) Any person who has obtained a degree at another university and has also been selected to come to Oxford by some body, recognised for the purposes of this section by the University.*

(4) Any person who, though not eligible under the previous sub-clauses, has satisfied the Educational Policy and Standards Committee that he or she is particularly well-qualified to be admitted as a Senior Student.'

2 Ibid., insert footnote: `*The Committee for the Selection of Rhodes Scholars has been approved for this purpose.'

3 Ibid., p. 19, ll. 6 and 39, renumber existing cll. 3 and 4 as cll. 2 and 3.

4 Ibid., pp. 19–20, wherever the word `he' or `his' occurs, insert after it the words `or she' or `or her' respectively.

5 Ibid., p. 20, delete ll. 1–6.

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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES BOARD

Decree

The Life and Environmental Sciences Board, with the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, has made the following decree, to come into effect on 11 May.

Decree (3): Supplementary Subjects in the Honour School of Natural Science

Explanatory note

The following decree, made by the Life and Environmental Sciences Board, with the support of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board and the Medical Sciences Board, and with the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, removes ambiguities in current legislation in order to make clear that candidates may offer themselves for Supplementary Subjects in the year in which they take the Honour School of Natural Science as well as in the preceding year (rather than in one or the other), and that only successful performance in Supplementary Subject examinations is taken into account by the examiners in the General Subjects in determining candidates' places in the class list.

Text of Decree (3)

1 In Examination Decrees, 2000, p. 418, ll. 5–6, delete `either ` preceding academic year' and substitute `in the academic year preceding that in which they take the Final Honour School; they may also offer themselves for examination in the year in which they take the Final Honour School.'

2 Ibid., l. 28, delete `performance' and substitute `success'.

3 This decree shall be effective from 1 October 2001.

Key to Decree (3)

Cl. 1 provides that students may take Supplementary Subject examinations in both the year preceding, and the year of, the Final Honour School.

Cl. 2 provides that only successful performance in Supplementary Subjects is taken into account by the examiners in General Subjects when drawing up the class list.

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SOCIAL SCIENCES BOARD

Decrees

The Social Sciences Board, with the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, has made the following decrees, to come into effect on 11 May.

Decree (4): Conversion of the M.St. in Forced Migration into an M.Sc. in Forced Migration and changes in the arrangements for the examination for the degree

Explanatory note

The following decree, made by the Social Sciences Board, with the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, amends the course regulations for the M.St. in Forced Migration to allow the research methods element of the course to be formally examined, and converts the M.St. into an M.Sc. with effect from first entry in 2002.

Associated changes in regulations are set out in `Examinations and Boards' below.

Text of Decree (4)

1 In Examination Decrees, 2000, p. 682, delete ll. 3–4 and substitute: `Forced Migration Area and Development Studies Committee'.

2 Ibid., delete ll. 3–4.

3 Ibid., p. 753, after l. 27 insert: `in Forced Migration Area and Development Studies Committee'.

4 Ibid., p. 1052, l. 41, delete `.' and substitute `;'.

5 Ibid., after l. 41 insert: `Forced Migration for three examinations.'

6 Clause l of this decree shall have immediate effect; clauses 2–5 shall be effective from 1 October 2002.

Key to Decree (4)

Cl. 1 provides that the admitting body for the M.St. in Forced Migration shall be the Area and Development Studies Committee.

Cl. 2 deletes Forced Migration from the list of examinations for the degree of M.St. with effect from 1 October 2002.

Cl. 3 adds Forced Migration into the list of examinations for the degree of M.Sc. with effect from the same date.

Cll. 4 and 5 provide for the appointment of examiners for the M.Sc.

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Decree (5): Examination arrangements for the Degree of Master of Business Administration

Explanatory note

The following decree, made by the Social Sciences Board, with the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, amends the examination arrangements for the Degree of Master of Business Administration and makes changes to the committee structure within which the course for that degree is organised.

Associated changes in regulations are set out in `Examinations and Boards' below.

Text of Decree (5)

1 In Examination Decrees, 2000, p. 823, l. 13, delete `Committee for Graduate Studies of the General Board' and substitute `Social Sciences Board'.

2 Ibid., ll. 22–3, delete `Graduate Applications Subcommittee' and substitute `MBA Committee'.

3 Ibid., ll. 32–3, delete `Graduate Studies Subcommittee' and substitute `MBA Committee'.

4 Ibid., ll. 37–8, delete `Committee for Graduate Studies of the General Board' and substitute `Social Sciences Board'.

5 Ibid., p. 824, ll. 27–8, delete `committee for the school' and substitute `MBA Committee'.

6 Ibid., l. 37, delete `General Board's' and substitute `Divisional Board's'.

7 Ibid., p. 825, l. 8, delete `General Board' and substitute `Divisional Board'.

8 Ibid., l. 16, delete `sixty-four weeks' and substitute `six terms'.

9 Ibid., l. 22, delete `Graduate Applications Subcommittee' and substitute `MBA Committee'.

10 Ibid., l. 23, delete `General Board' and substitute `Divisional Board'.

11 Ibid., l. 32–3, delete `Graduate Applications Subcommittee' and substitute `MBA Committee'.

12 Ibid., l. 38, delete `a written examination' and substitute `written examinations'.

13 Ibid., l. 39, delete `a written report' and substitute `written reports'.

14 This decree shall be effective from 1 October 2001.

Key to Decree (5)

Cll. 1–7 and 9–11 modify the committee structure within which the MBA is organised.

Cl. 8 seeks to clarify the maximum period for which a candidate may retain the status of MBA student.

Cll. 12 and 13 bring the decree on examination of students into line with the regulations.

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CONGREGATION 23 April

Degree by Resolution

No notice to the contrary having been received, the following resolution is deemed to have been approved at noon on 23 April.

Text of Special Resolution

That the Degree of Master of Arts be conferred upon the following:

SAMSON ABRAMSKY, Wolfson College

SIMON HENRY LAMB, St Anne's College

SUJOY MUKERJI, University College

ALAN LESLIE STEIN, Linacre College

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CONGREGATION 24 April

Declaration of approval of Resolution approving the conferment of Honorary Degrees

That the conferment of the Degree of Master of Arts, honoris causa, upon KIM SCOTT WALWYN, MA (MA Cambridge), Lady Margaret Hall, be approved.

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COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

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

Gardner, C.M.K., Jesus
Hughson, L., Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine
Seres, S., Magdalen

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DIVISIONAL BOARDS AND BOARDS OF FACULTIES

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 11 May, see `Examinations and Boards' below.

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