Oxford University Gazette, 19 May 2005: University Acts
CONGREGATION 17 May
1 Rejection on a division of amendment to Resolution concerning Oxford's Academic Strategy
Text of proposed amendmentDelete all after 'Congregation' and substitute:
'agrees that any proposal to introduce a "mandatory system of regular, joint Universitycollege review of individual contributions, with scope to enhance financial rewards.. . ", as suggested in the Oxford Academic Strategy, a Green Paper (Strategy IV (c)), should not only be measured against this principle, but should be considered through careful continuing consultation via the usual channels, and that any such proposal be subject to an eventual vote by Congregation.'
[For: 183; against: 358]
2 Approval on a division of unamended Resolution concerning Oxford's Academic Strategy
Text of ResolutionIn order to ensure the paramount principle of academic freedom, Congregation rejects any 'mandatory system of regular, joint UniversityCollege review of individual contributions, with scope to enhance financial rewards, re-balance academic duties, and address under-performance' as expressed in Oxford's Academic Strategy, a Green Paper, Strategy IV(c).
[For: 351; against: 153]
3 Approval without a division of Resolution concerning the reorganisation of Oxford University libraries
Text of ResolutionWhereas Congregation recognises the need for reorganisation of Oxford University libraries, Congregation resolves that the Curators of the University Libraries present to Congregation a full report on their plans for reorganisation of the University's libraries in the short, medium and long-term.
4 Approval without a division of Resolution concerning Oxford's Governance Strategy
Text of ResolutionIn view of the importance and complexity of the issues raised by the Green Paper Oxford's Governance Strategy, Congregation resolves to postpone the discussion of the Green Paper and revisions to it, scheduled for the meeting of Congregation on 28 June, until the meeting of Congregation on 1 November.
Note: Council has now withdrawn its opposition to a deferral. Since
to hold a discussion on 28 June, the scope of the next paper from the working party has
become more apparent. As a result, more time is needed both to prepare a thorough and
considered document, in the light of the wide range of concerns and constructive comments
being received on the Green Paper, and for it to be fully digested by members of
Congregation prior to a discussion. Such a document will deal in particular with the legal
issues on which the working party has continued to consult since the Green Paper was
published. Council has therefore agreed that 1 November would be an appropriate date for
such a fully informed discussion. On this basis, Mr Vice-Chancellor declared the resolution
COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY
1 Dates of Full Term 200511The dates for reckoning Full Term 20067 have been fixed, and the dates for reckoning Full Term 201011 have been fixed provisionally. The dates and provisional dates for Full Term 200511 are set out below.
MICHAELMAS TERM 2005 Sunday, 9 October Saturday, 3 December HILARY TERM 2006 Sunday, 15 January Saturday, 11 March TRINITY TERM 2006 Sunday, 23 April Saturday, 17 June MICHAELMAS TERM 2006 Sunday, 8 October Saturday, 2 December HILARY TERM 2007 Sunday, 14 January Saturday, 10 March TRINITY TERM 2007 Sunday, 22 April Saturday, 16 June
MICHAELMAS TERM 2007 Sunday, 7 October Saturday, 1 December HILARY TERM 2008 Sunday, 13 January Saturday, 8 March TRINITY TERM 2008 Sunday, 20 April Saturday, 14 June MICHAELMAS TERM 2008 Sunday, 12 October Saturday, 6 December HILARY TERM 2009 Sunday, 18 January Saturday, 14 March TRINITY TERM 2009 Sunday, 26 April Saturday, 20 June MICHAELMAS TERM 2009 Sunday, 11 October Saturday, 5 December HILARY TERM 2010 Sunday, 17 January Saturday, 13 March TRINITY TERM 2010 Sunday, 25 April Saturday, 19 June MICHAELMAS TERM 2010 Sunday, 10 October Saturday, 4 December HILARY TERM 2011 Sunday, 16 January Saturday, 12 March TRINITY TERM 2011 Sunday, 24 April [Easter Sunday] Sunday, 1 May* Saturday 25 June*Note. As Easter falls on 24 April in 2011, Council will need to approve a seven week vacation if the above Provisional Dates are approved.
2 Dates of Extended Terms 20057The dates of extended terms for 20057, for Part I candidates in Materials, Economics, and Management, in Engineering (or Materials), Economics, and Management, for Part II candidates in Chemistry, in Materials Science, and in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, and for MBA candidates are set out below.
Honour School of Natural Science: Part II candidates in Chemistry
MICHAELMAS TERM 2005 Thursday, 22 September Tuesday, 20 December HILARY TERM 2006 Tuesday, 3 January Wednesday, 12 April TRINITY TERM 2006 Monday, 24 April Saturday, 24 June MICHAELMAS TERM 2006 Thursday, 21 September Tuesday, 19 December HILARY TERM 2007 Tuesday, 2 January Wednesday, 4 April TRINITY TERM 2007 Monday, 16 April Saturday, 23 June
Part I candidates in Materials, Economics, and Management, and Part I candidates in Engineering, Economics, and Management, in the year in which the examination is taken
HILARY TERM 2006 Sunday, 15 January Saturday, 18 March HILARY TERM 2007 Sunday, 14 January Saturday, 17 March
Part II candidates in Materials Science
MICHAELMAS TERM 2005 Friday, 9 September Saturday, 10 December HILARY TERM 2006 Friday, 6 January Saturday, 8 April TRINITY TERM 2006 Friday, 21 April Saturday, 24 June MICHAELMAS TERM 2006 Friday, 8 September Saturday, 9 December HILARY TERM 2007 Friday, 5 January Saturday, 31 March TRINITY TERM 2007 Friday, 13 April Saturday, 23 June
Part II candidates in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
MICHAELMAS TERM 2005 Friday, 16 September Saturday, 10 December MICHAELMAS TERM 2006 Friday, 15 September Saturday, 9 December
MICHAELMAS TERM 2005 Monday, 3 October Saturday, 17 December HILARY TERM 2006 Monday, 9 January Saturday, 25 March TRINITY TERM 2006 Monday, 17 April (Easter Monday) Saturday, 1 July LONG VACATION 2006 Monday, 4 September Friday, 15 September
Provisional dates for 20067
MICHAELMAS TERM 2006 Monday, 2 October Saturday, 16 December TRINITY TERM 2007 Monday, 8 January Saturday, 24 March HILARY TERM 2007 Monday, 16 April Saturday, 30 June LONG VACATION 2007 Monday, 3 September Friday, 14 September
3 Dates of Encaenia2006: Wednesday, 21 June
2007: Wednesday, 20 June
Provisional dates2008: Wednesday, 18 June
2009: Wednesday, 24 June
2010: Wednesday, 23 June
2011: Wednesday, 22 June
GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL
Changes in regulationsThe General Purposes Committee of Council has made the following change in regulations, to come into effect on 3 June.
MathWorks FundIn Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts (Statutes, 2000, p. 678, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), insert new § 228 as follows, and renumber existing §§ 22859 (pp. 678704) as §§ 22960:
'§ 228. MathWorks Fund
1. The sum contributed by The MathWorks, together with any further donations for this purpose, shall be known as The MathWorks Fund ('the Fund').
2. The University shall apply the capital and income of the Fund for the support of graduate research students in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences in such ways as may be determined by the University on the recommendation of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board ('the Objects').
3. The studentships shall be known as The MathWorks Studentships in Mathematics and Science.
4. The administration of the Fund, and the application of its capital and income, shall be the responsibility of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board, which shall appoint a Board of Management with delegated authority to discharge this responsibility on its behalf. The board shall comprise:
(1) a member of the research group within which the studentship is to be held;
(2) the Director of Graduate Studies in the department in which the studentship is to be held;
(3) another member of academic staff to be appointed by the head of the department in which the studentship is to be held; and
(4) a person appointed by The MathWorks.
5. Each studentship may be awarded for a maximum of three years. It shall provide a maintenance payment to the student, University and college fees, and a contribution to other costs of research. The level of maintenance and contribution to other costs shall be determined by the Board of Management.
6. Regulations 1, 3, 4 and 5 above may be amended by Council.'
[This change in regulations, made on the recommendation of the Mathematical and
Physical Sciences Board, establishes a fund using a donation from The MathWorks, to
graduate research students in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences. ]
COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY
Register of CongregationMr Vice-Chancellor reports that the following names have been added to the Register of Congregation:
Bamforth, S.D. Cardiovascular Medicine
Beckstein, O., Merton
Geekie, E.J., Personnel Services
Holyday, K.E. Personnel Services
James, A.D., Balliol
Jones, H.S., MA, Magdalen
Joynes, C.E., MA, M.St., D.Phil., Trinity
Kingdon, G.G., MSc., D.Phil., St Antony's
Kreager, J.P., D.Phil., Somerville
Mackay, C.E. Cardiovascular Medicine
MacKenzie, C.P., MA, Green College
Moseley, M.C.S., MA, Mansfield
Ponting, C.P., D.Phil., Wadham
Rendell, J.M., MA, St Hugh's
Schrenk, M.A., Worcester
Sibson, N.R., Faculty of Clinical Medicine
Stacey, V., MA, D.Phil., Somerville
Thorn, N.J., MA, Corpus Christi
Woodall, C.V., Balliol