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Oxford University Gazette, 28 April 2005: University Acts

GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL

Changes in Regulations

The General Purposes Committee of Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 13 May.

(a) W.N. Thomas Tam Fund for Chinese Language Teaching and Learning Enhancement

In Part 2 of Council regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts (Statutes, 2000, p. 730 as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), insert new §339 as follows:

'§ 339. W.N. Thomas Tam Fund for Chinese Language Teaching and Learning Enhancement

1. The sum of £92,196.16 from the Jessie and Thomas Tam Charitable Foundation Ltd, together with any further donations for this purpose, shall be known as the W. N. Thomas Tam Fund for Chinese Language Teaching and Learning Enhancement ('the Fund').

2. The purposes of the Fund shall be:

(a) to make grants in support of Chinese language teaching and learning development in the University;

(b) to make grants to students participating in language courses in China as an integral part of their degree requirements;

(c) to make travel grants to candidates offering Chinese in the Honour School of Oriental Studies;

(d) to make other grants for purposes connected with the advancement of the study of the Chinese language within the University.

3. Any unspent income which is not reinvested or carried forward for use in subsequent years may be applied at the discretion of the board of management in some other way consistent with the promotion of the study of Chinese.

4. The Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies shall be the board of management of the Fund, and shall determine amounts for each project and for the value of each scholarship and the terms under which these are awarded.

5. The regulations above may be amended by the Council.'

[This change in regulations, made on the recommendation of the Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies, establish a trust fund for the support of Chinese language teaching and learning, utilising surplus monies originally given by the Jessie and Thomas Tam Charitable Foundation Ltd for this purpose.]


(b) Committee for the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art

1 In Part 10 of Council Regulations 2 of 2004, concerning the Committee for the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art (Supplement (2) to Gazette No. 4702, 30 June 2004, p. 1245, as amended on 21 October 2004, Gazette Vol.135, p. 244), delete regulations 10.1–10.4 and substitute:

'10.1. There shall be a Committee for the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art consisting of:

(1) the Head of the Ruskin School, who shall chair the committee;

(2) the Ruskin Master of Drawing;

(3)–(6) four other persons holding teaching posts in the Ruskin School, who shall be elected by all those holding such posts except the Ruskin Master of Drawing under arrangements as per Council Regulations 19 of 2002, regulations 28–35.'

(7) a person appointed by the Humanities Board;

(8) a person appointed by the Committee of Senior Tutors. 10.2. (1) The committee may co-opt not more than five persons as additional members.

(2) The period of office for appointed, elected, and co-opted members shall be three years. 10.3. The committee shall have the function and powers of a board of a faculty as defined in Council Regulation 19 of 2002, regulation 2, in respect of the Ruskin School and the study of Fine Art in the University. 10.4. Student members shall be represented at meetings of the committee by:

(1) the chairman of the Ruskin School Joint Consultative Committee;

(2) a person appointed by the Ruskin School Joint Consultative Committee from among its own members.

10.5. The student members shall:

(1) serve for one year, and shall be eligible for re-election if they remain members of the Ruskin School Joint Consultative Committee;

(2) be entitled to speak at meetings of the committee but not to vote;

(3) respect the conventions of the committee as set out in its standing orders. 10.6. (1) No student member shall be present for the discussion of reserved business as defined in regulation 7 of the Regulations for Council.

(2) The student members shall receive the full committee agenda paper but not the papers or minutes relating to reserved business.'

2 These regulations will be effective from 1 October 2005.

[These changes in regulations, made by the Humanities Board on the recommendation of the Committee for the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, reform the membership of the committee to reflect the consitituencies of the School more strongly than the present model, and grant the committee the functions and powers of a faculty board.]

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PLANNING AND RESOURCE ALLOCATION COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL

Changes in Regulations

The Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 13 May.

(a) Professorship of Social and Cultural Anthropology

1 In SCHEDULE A of Council Regulations 3 of 2004, concerning statutory professorships, delete 'Professor of Social Anthropology' and insert:

'Professors (two) of Social Anthropology'.

2 In Sect. iii of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 392, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, and renumbered by Decree (1) of 7 June 2001, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461; Vol. 131, p. 1112), delete existing § 8 and insert new § 8 as follows:

'§ 8. Professors (two) of Social Anthropology

1. There shall be two Professors of Social Anthropology who shall undertake research in Social Anthropology and shall lecture and give instruction in that subject.

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

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the head of the college specified in paragraph (2) below 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 regulation 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 paragraph (2) above;

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

(6)–(9) four persons appointed by the Life and Environmental Sciences Board.

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

[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Life and Environmental Sciences Board, establish a new Professorship of Social and Cultural Anthropology.]


(b) Renaming of Professorship of Experimental Physics

1 In SCHEDULE A of Council Regulations 3 of 2004, concerning statutory professorships, delete 'Professors (three) of Experimental Physics', and insert:

'Professors (two) of Experimental Physics

Hooke Professor of Experimental Physics'.

2 In Sect. iii of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 488, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), delete existing § 260, insert new § 260 and new § 261 as follows and renumber existing §§ 261–77 as §§ 262–78:

'§ 260. Professors (two) of Experimental Physics

1. There shall be two Professors of Experimental Physics, both of whom shall undertake research in Computing Systems and shall lecture and give instruction in that subject and generally promote its study in the University.

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

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the head of the college specified in paragraph (2) below 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 regulation 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 paragraph (2) above;

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

(6)–(9) four persons appointed by the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board.

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


§ 261. Hooke Professor of Experimental Physics

1. The Hooke Professor of Experimental Physics shall undertake research in Experimental Physics and shall lecture and give instruction in that subject and generally promote its study in the University.

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 paragraph (2) below 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 regulation 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 paragraph (2) above;

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

(6)–(9) four persons appointed by the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board.

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

[These changes, made by the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee, on the recommendation of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board, name one of the three Professorships of Experimental Physics, the Hooke Professorship of Experimental Physics. The opportunity is also taken to amend the membership of the electoral board for each of the three Professorships to reflect the new governance arrangement.]


(c) Establishment of Professorship of Computing Systems

1 In SCHEDULE A of Council Regulations 3 of 2004, concerning statutory professorships, after 'Professor of Computing Science' insert:

'Professor of Computing Systems'.

2 In Sect. iii of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 411, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol.132, p. 1461), insert new § 53 and renumber existing §§ 53–8 as §§ 54–9 :

'§ 53. Professor of Computing Systems

1. There shall be a Professor of Computing Systems, who shall undertake research in Computing Systems and shall lecture and give instruction in that subject and generally promote its study in the University.

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 paragraph (2) below 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 regulation 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 paragraph (2) above;

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

(6)–(9) four persons appointed by the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board.

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


(d) Establishment of Professorship of Materials Modelling

1 In SCHEDULE A of Council Regulations 3 of 2004, concerning statutory professorships, after 'Cookson Professor of Materials' insert:

'Professor of Materials Modelling'.

2 In Sect. iii of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 462, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, and renumbered by the changes published on 28 November 2002, Gazette, Vol.132, p. 1461; Vol. 133, p. 472), insert new § 201 as follows, and renumber existing §§ 201–25 as §§ 202–26:

'§ 201. Professor of Materials Modelling

1. There shall be a Professor of Materials Modelling, who shall undertake research in Materials Modelling and shall lecture and give instruction in that subject and generally promote its study in the University.

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 paragraph (2) below 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 regulation 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 paragraph (2) above;

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

(6)–(9) four persons appointed by the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board.

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

[These changes, made by the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee, on the recommendation of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Divisional Board, establish the Professorship of Computing Systems to be held in the Computing Laboratory and the Professorship of Material Modelling to be held on the establishment of the Department of Materials. Both posts are supported initially from funds available for strategic investment in advance of RAE 2008.]

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COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Register of Congregation

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

Peden, J.F., Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics
Petersen, S.E., Christ Church
Watson, S.C., Balliol

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PLANNING AND RESOURCE ALLOCATION COMMITTEE

For changes in regulations on financial matters, to come into effect on 13 May, see 'Examinations and Boards' below.

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DIVISIONAL AND FACULTY BOARDS

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 13 May, see 'Examinations and Boards' below.

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