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Oxford University Gazette, 15 December 2005: University Agenda


CONGREGATION 16 February 2006

By-election

Visitatorial Board Panel

Vacancy: One (member of Congregation)

Retiring Member: Dr S.J. Goss, Wadham

Period of office: From TT 2006 until TT 2008

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, 23 January 2006, and similar nominations by six members of Congregation other than the candidate up to 4 p.m. on Monday, 30 January 2006.

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 Any names which are not so shown may not be published.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 obtainable from the 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 9 February 2006, 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 16 February 2006).

Note on the body concerned

The Visitatorial Board is responsible for making recommendations to the Vice-Chancellor (or other appropriate officer) on serious disciplinary cases involving members of the academic or academic-related staff. (It does not have responsibility for dealing with incapacity on medical grounds or complaints against the Vice-Chancellor himself of herself.) Four members of the board, as from time to time constituted to consider an individual case, are selected by lot from a panel of twelve persons selected by Congregation. The board is chaired by a person with professional legal experience who is appointed by the High Steward of the University. Under the provisions of Council Regulations 36 of 2002, as amended on 27 June 2003 (Gazette Supplement (1) to No. 4630, 24 June 2002; Vol. 133, p.1465, 27 June 2003) candidates for election to the Visitatorial Board Panel may be nominated by Council as well as by members of Congregation.

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