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Oxford University Gazette, 29 September 2005: University Agenda

CONGREGATION 11 October 2 p.m.

¶ Members of Congregation are reminded that written notice of any intention to vote against, or any proposed amendment to, the three legislative proposals below, to the proposed changes in regulations below, or to the resolutions below, signed in each case by at least two members of Congregation, must be given to the Registrar by noon on Monday, 3 October (see the note on the conduct of business in Congregation at the end of 'University Agenda').

1 Voting on 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

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. Congregation agrees with the broad strategy and encourages Council to continue work on establishing priorities for dealing with the various issues raise in the Plan.'

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

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

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