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Oxford University Gazette, 6 October 2005: University Agenda



The meeting of Congregation is cancelled. The sole business comprises questions to which no opposition has been notified and in respect of which no request for an adjournment has been received, and Mr Vice-Chancellor will accordingly declare the resolutions carried without a meeting under the provisions of Sect. 7 (1) of Statute IV (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, Vol. 133, p. 100).

1 Declaration of approval of Resolutions

(1) Resolution concerning the University's Draft Corporate Plan

Explanatory note

The University was required to submit a Corporate Strategy to the Higher Education Funding Council for England by 27 July of this year, the last such plan having been submitted in 2001 (an interim Corporate Planning Statement was submitted to HEFCE in 2004 (and published in the Gazette) pending the production of the full plan). The plan takes account of the extensive consultation which took place on the Green Paper on Academic Strategy published in January of this year.

Council approved the draft plan at its meeting on 11 July 2005, subject to approval by Congregation. The document was submitted to the Funding Council at the end of July to meet that body's formal deadline but it was made clear to HEFCE that it had yet to receive the formal approval of Congregation. The following Resolution submitted by Council seeks Congregation's approval of the plan.

Text of Resolution

That this House approve the draft Corporate Plan for 2005–6 to 2009–10 published as supplement *1 to Gazette Vol. 136 (also available on the Web site at 2005-6/supps/corporate.pdf).

¶ The following amendment will be taken into consideration:

Delete the final '.' and replace by 'with the clarification that the intent of paragraph 2 is understood to be further explained by paragraphs 4–6. Congregations agrees with the broad strategy and encourages Council to continue work on establishing priorities for dealing with the various issues raised in the Plan.'

Proposed by: Professor S. Cooper, St Catherine's

Seconded by: Dr A.W.M. Graham, Master of Balliol

¶ Council has agreed that the above amendment is acceptable to it. The amended resolution will therefore be carried without question put under the provisions of Regulations 3.30 (3) of Congregation Regulations 2 of 2002 (made by Congregation on 5 March 2002 and amended on 12 October 2004).

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Nominating Committee for the Vice-Chancellorship

Vacancy : One (not member of Council)

Retiring Member : Professor E.A. Fallaize, St John's

Period of office : three years from MT 2005

Nominations in writing by two members of Congregation other than the candidate will be received by the Head of Student Administration at the University Offices, Wellington Square, up to 4 p.m. on Monday, 31 October, and similar nominations by six members of Congregation other than the candidate up to 4 p.m. on Monday, 7 November.

Council has decided that nominations should show for each signatory the name and college or department in block capitals. Any names which are not so shown may not be published. At least one nomination in respect of each candidate must be made on an official nomination form. Copies of the form are available from Mrs Sue Bennett, Head of Student Administration, at the University Offices, Wellington Square.

In the event of a contested election, a brief biographical note on each candidate will be published in the Gazette dated 17 November, and voters may wish to wait until they have read these notes before returning their ballot papers (which will be sent out to members of Congregation as soon as possible after the closing date for nominations, and which, after completion, must be received by the Head of Student Administration not later than 4 p.m. on 24 November).

Note on the body concerned

The Nominating Committee for the Vice-Chancellorship is responsible for making proposals to Congregation for appointments and reappointments to the Vice- Chancellorship. The next such proposal will be due to be made in 2007–8 in respect of a Vice-Chancellor to serve from October 2009.

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