University Acts

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COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Decrees

Council has made the following decrees, to come into effect on 28 December.

Decree (1): Delegation to Council's Personnel Committee of the power to make decrees creating fixed-term university lecturerships

Explanatory note

Council has agreed, on the recommendation of its Personnel Committee, to make a decree creating a fixed-term University Lecturership in Computer Science (see Decree (3) below). The committee has suggested, and Council has agreed, that the power to make such decrees in future should be delegated to the committee, and the following decree provides accordingly.

Text of Decree (1)

1 In Ch. II, Sect. I, § 19, cl. 3 (c) (Statutes, 2000, p. 232, as inserted by Decree (1) of 9 November 2000, Gazette, Vol. 131, p. 306), after `proposed amendment' delete `.' and substitute `;'.

2 Ibid., insert item (d):

`(d) the creation of a fixed-term university lecturership in a case in which a divisional board or the body responsible for another spending sector proposes to set up such a post in a situation other than that of replacing a member of staff on leave or covering emergency teaching needs.'

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Decree (2): Tutors and Associate Tutors in General Practice

Explanatory note

For many years part-time Tutors in General Practice have been appointed to provide teaching for medical students within general practices. The tutors are no longer paid and, instead, the general practice receives remuneration through the SIFT scheme. In these circumstances it is thought more appropriate that the title be changed to remove `part-time' and that it be given by conferment rather than appointment. The following decree, made by Council on the recommendation of its Personnel Committee and of the Medical Sciences Board, provides for the conferment of the title Tutor in General Practice. It also introduces the title of Associate Tutor in General Practice, which may be conferred on other members of a general practice that provides educational support to the medical students.

Text of Decree (2)

In Ch. VII, Sect. V (Statutes, 2000, p. 529), delete § 8 and substitute:

`§ 8. Tutors and Associate Tutors in General Practice

1. Tutors in General Practice shall be appointed by the Medical Sciences Board on such terms as to duties and tenure as the board may determine, subject to the following conditions:

(1) the title Tutor in General Practice may be conferred, on the recommendation of the Head of the Department of Primary Care, on any general practitioner making a substantial contribution to undergraduate teaching;

(2) the title shall be conferred for an indefinite period, subject to continued substantial involvement in undergraduate teaching and satisfactory performance in routine teaching quality assessments; review shall be based on an assessment of teaching quality by the Head of the Department of Primary Care.

2. The Medical Sciences Board's Appointments Committee may also, on the recommendation of the Head of the Department of Primary Care, confer the title of Associate Tutor in General Practice on any appropriately qualified person involved in regular undergraduate teaching in general practice, subject to the following conditions:

(1) the appointment shall be held only for as long as the person appointed continues to contribute substantially to undergraduate teaching of high quality in general practice;

(2) the title shall be conferred for as long as the person continues to contribute substantially to undergraduate teaching of high quality in general practice; review shall be based on an assessment of teaching quality by the Head of the Department of Primary Care.'

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Decree (3): Appointment of fixed-term University Lecturer and Associate Technical Director (Development) in e-Science

Text of Decree (3)

Notwithstanding the provisions of Ch. VII, Sect. IV, § 3, cl. 3 (ii) (Statutes, 2000, p. 518), a University Lecturer in Computer Science and Associate Technical Director (Development) in e-Science may be appointed for a fixed period not exceeding five years in the first instance.

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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 28 December.

Decree (4): Establishment of Professorship of Criminology

Explanatory note

Following the review of the Centre for Criminological Research conducted by the Social Sciences Board, the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council has approved a proposal to establish a Professorship of Criminology to replace the existing Readership in Criminology. The following decree establishes this professorship.

Text of Decree (4)

1 In Ch. II, Sect. VI, § 1, SCHEDULE, concerning official members of faculty boards (Statutes, 2000, p. 242), under Law, before `Jurisprudence' insert `Criminology'.

2 In Ch. VII, Sect. I, § 5. B, SCHEDULE A, concerning professorships (p. 379), after `Professor of Computing Science' insert:

`Professor of Criminology'.

3 Ibid., Sect. III, concerning particular professorships (p. 411, as renumbered by Decree (1) of 26 April 2001 and Decree (1) of 7 June 2001, Gazette, Vol. 131, pp. 888, 1112), insert new § 48 as follows and renumber existing § 48 as §49:

`§ 48. Professor of Criminology

1. The Professor of Criminology shall lecture and give instruction in Criminology.

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

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the head of the college specified in (2) of this clause is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

(2) the head of the college to which the professorship shall be for the time being allocated by Council under any decree in that behalf, or, if the head is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the governing body of the college;

(3) a person appointed by the governing body of the college specified in (2) of this clause;

(4), (5) two persons appointed by Council;

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

(7)--(9) three persons appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Law.

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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CONGREGATION 11 December

Declaration of approval of unopposed Statute, as amended on 27 November

No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor declared the Statute concerning the approval of the new University Statutes (pp. 308, 508) approved.

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