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Oxford University Gazette, 12 January 2006: University Acts


COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Changes in Regulations

Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 27 January.

(a) Regulation changes required to reflect the creation of a new department in the Medical Sciences Division, combining Physiology with Human Anatomy and Genetics

1 In SCHEDULE B of Council Regulations 3 of 2004, concerning statutory professorships (Gazette, Vol. 134, p. 1269) delete 'Dr Lee's Professor of Human Anatomy'.

2 In SCHEDULE A of Council Regulations 3 of 2004, concerning statutory professorships (Gazette, Vol. 134, p. 1269), after 'Drue Heinz Professor of American Literature' insert:

'Dr Lee's Professor of Anatomy'.

3 In Table 2 of Council Regulations 3 of 2004, delete 'Department of Human Anatomy and Genetics' and 'Dr Lee's Professor of Anatomy'.

4 In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2003, concerning trusts (Statutes, 2000, p. 624, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), delete existing regulation 2 of § 81 and substitute:

'2. The prize, consisting of medical or surgical books or instruments, shall be offered annually for award to one of the trainee demonstrators in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics who has passed the Primary Examination for the fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons and whose prosecutions and general performance are judged to be best by the departmental committee of the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics.'

5 In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2003, concerning trusts (Statutes, 2000, p. 747, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), delete existing regulation 6 (a) of part [1 ] of § 375 and substitute:

'(a) attended regularly courses of instruction in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics for not less than five terms and not more than nine terms;'.

6 Ibid., delete existing regulation 7 (b) and substitute:

'(b) the results of the terminal or other usual examinations held in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics and the skill displayed by the students in their dissections.'

[These changes reflect the formation of the new Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics by removing reference to the existing Department of Human Anatomy and Genetics as the department whose headship is assigned to Dr Lee's Professorship of Human Anatomy and in regulations for the Dooley Prize and the Williams Scholarship in Human Anatomy.]

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(b) Committee on Student Health and Welfare

In Council Regulations 15 of 2002, concerning Committees Reporting Directly to Council or One of its Main Committees (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4634, 16 October 2002), delete existing regulations 3.99–3.108 and substitute:

'3.99. The Committee on Student Health and Welfare shall consist of:

(1) a person, who shall be the chairman of the committee, appointed by the Vice- Chancellor after consultation with the Chairman of the Conference of Colleges;

(2) the W.A. Handley Professor of Psychiatry or a person appointed by him or her;

(3) the University Occupational Health Physician;

(4) the Assessor;

(5) a member of Council appointed by Council;

(6)–(10) five persons elected by the Conference of Colleges;

(11) a person elected by the Association of Oxford College Medical Officers;

(12) the Vice-President (Welfare and Equal Opportunities), Oxford University Student Union;

(13) a graduate student appointed by the Oxford University Student Union.

3.100. The periods of office of the members of the committee appointed or elected by Council, the Conference of Colleges, and the Association of Oxford College Medical Officers shall not normally be renewable beyond a total period of six years.

3.101. The committee shall have power to co-opt up to three additional members, who shall hold office for one year and shall be re-eligible.

3.102. The committee shall meet at least once in each term.

3.103. The committee shall be responsible for:

(1) overseeing the provision of arrangements for the health of students based on the college doctor system;

(2) coordination of student disability issues which do not fall within the remit of other major committees of Council;

(3) issuing guidance on matters relating to the health and welfare of students where it is considered necessary or desirable to achieve consistency of approach throughout the collegiate University;

(4) raising awareness of health and welfare issues through education and publicity, including seminars;

3.104. The committee shall report both to Council and to the Conference of Colleges.

3.105. There shall be an Executive Subcommittee for the Management of the Student Counselling Service.

3.106. The Committee on Student and Health welfare shall determine the membership of the subcommittee and shall set its policy objectives, including those relating to the operation, staffing and finances of the Student Counselling Service.

3.107. Responsibility for executive decisions relating to the management of the Student Counselling Service shall be delegated to the subcommittee, except those which involve a requirement for additional funding. The subcommittee shall, in particular:

(1) appoint and have charge of such staff as may in its opinion be required, and determine their duties, remuneration, and conditions of service subject to any statute or regulation of general application and to the committee's approval;

(2) defray the cost of carrying out the functions of the University Student Counselling Service from such sums as may be placed at its disposal by the University or as may be accepted by Council on its behalf.

3.108. The subcommittee shall meet at least once in each term and shall report in writing to the Committee on Student Health and Welfare immediately after each meeting.'

[These changes clarify the arrangements for student representation on the committee, extend the remit of the committee to cover disability issues which do not fall within the remit of any other major committee of Council, and clarify those duties which the committee delegates to the Executive Subcommittee for the Management of the Student Counselling Service.]

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(c) Joint Committee for the Coordination of Recognised Independent Centres

In Council Regulations 2 of 2004, concerning Regulations for Other Bodies (Supplement (2) to Gazette No. 4702, 30 June 2004, p. 1237, as amended on 21 October 2004, 28 April 2005 and 17 November 2005, Gazette Vol.135, p. 244, p. 882; Vol. 136 p. 342), after Part 14 insert the following:

'Part 15

Joint Committee for the Coordination of Recognised Independent Centres

15.1. The Joint Committee for the Coordination of Recognised Independent Centres shall act to ensure consistency in the relationships with, and the application of University policies towards, the institutions granted the status of Recognised Independent Centres under the principles and protocol agreed by Council from time to time.

15.2. The committee shall conduct regular reviews of the activities of each centre in so far as they relate to the University and report upon them to Council. Each centre shall be reviewed at least once in every five years.

15.3.The committee shall consist of:

(1) a member of Council appointed by its General Purposes Committee who shall chair the committee;

(2) the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education);

(3) one of the Proctors or the Assessor as may be agreed between them;

(4) those University members serving on the Governing Body of each of the Recognised Independent Centres;

(5) one member appointed by each such centre.

15.4. Members shall be appointed for a period of two years, renewable for one further and final term of two years.

15.5. The committee shall have powers to co-opt up to two additional members for periods of two years, renewable for one further and final period of two years.

[Council has approved principles and a protocol to cover the status of 'Recognised Independent Centres' which may be granted to an educational charity in the Oxford area (not being a college of the University, a Permanent Private Hall, or another university) and the regulations set out above establish the Joint Coordinating Committee to have oversight of the relationships with such bodies.]

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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:

Anderson, D.M., St Cross

Busse, V., Wadham

Catchpole, K.R., Nuffield Department of Surgery

Dignas, B.D., M.St., D.Phil., Somerville

Ferrier, D.E.K., MA, Lady Margaret Hall

Gambles, R., Department of Social Policy and Social Work

Gothard, C., St Hugh's

Lawrie, J.C.F.S., Christ Church

MacFarlane, S.J., Research Services

McLennan, D., Department of Social Policy and Social Work

Morgan, C.M.G., M.Phil., D.Phil., Kellogg College

Scott, A.J., BA, All Souls

Stockley, A.P., Brasenose

Suliman, S.G.I., Diabetes Research Laboratories

Trafford, P.J., Computing Services

Ungless, M.A., Faculty of Biological Sciences

Vetterlein, A., Department of Social Policy and Social Work

Watkins, K.E., Balliol

Wright, G.C., M.St, Lady Margaret Hall

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DIVISIONAL BOARDS AND CONTINUING EDUCATION BOARD

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 27 January, see 'Examinations and Boards' below.

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