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Oxford University Gazette, 22 February 2007: University Acts

COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Changes in Regulations

The Council of the University has made the following changes in regulations to come into effect on 9 March.

(a) Consequential changes in regulations to reflect the new pay and salary framework

1 In Council Regulations 30 of 2002, concerning Departmental Committees (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4629, 10 July 2002, p. 1451) delete existing regulation 4 and substitute:

'4. The membership of a departmental committee shall be confined to faculty members working in the department, and to academic-related staff of grade 8 and above who work in the department and have more than three years' service in the employment of the University in grades 6 or above.'

2 In Council Regulations 1 of 2006 (Financial Regulations) (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4760, 15 February 2006, pp. 623–36) delete existing regulation 36.1.(1) and substitute:

'36.1.(1) New academic-related and support posts at grade 1 (ancillary, gardens and parks staff only), Whitley Council MLSO1, MT02, and below, Whitley Council Nurse E and below, Whitley Council Administrative and Clerical 3 and below, and outside-grant-funded academic-related research posts on grades 6 and 7, may be set up by Budgetary Units without the prior approval of the grading by Personnel Services (acting on behalf of the Personnel Committee), on condition that, if the post is outside-grant-funded, the relevant procedures specified by RS for the acceptance of the outside grant have been completed.'

3 In Council Regulations 3 of 2004, concerning the Employment of University Staff (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4703, 14 July 2004, p. 1269, as amended on 14 July 2005, 12 January 2006 and 27 July 2006, Gazette, Vol. 135, p. 1272; Vol. 136, pp. 480, 1390), in table 6, concerning persons qualified to hold professorial fellowships, delete 'The Deputy Secretaries of the University Press' and substitute:

'The Senior Officers of the University Press who are members of the Finance Committee of the University Press.'

4 Ibid., delete 'Any post-holder who is paid on the scale for senior library, administrative, and computer staff at Grade 6, or the scale for research staff at Grade IV, or scales C06 and C56 respectively for museum and library appointments' and substitute:

'Any post-holder who is paid on grade ALC6 for senior library, administrative and computer staff, or grade RSIV for senior research staff.'

5 Ibid., in order to identify staff formerly graded at C56 or C06 whose posts are not otherwise specifically identified, add the following posts to the list in table 6:

'The OULS Head of Reader Services

The OULS Head of the Social Science Libraries

The OULS Head of Systems and e-Research Services

The OULS Head of Technical Services'.

[In the light of the National Framework Agreement on pay modernisation in the higher education sector, the University approved a new salary and grading structure with effect from 1 August 2006. A number of consequential changes to regulations are required in order to reflect the nomenclature in the new salary structure. The opportunity is also taken, at the request of the Secretary to the Delegates and Chief Executive of Oxford University Press, to remove an obsolete reference to Deputy Secretaries of the Press and replace it with wording better reflecting current practice within the Press. In all cases, the changes in nomenclature preserve existing arrangements and entitlements.]


(b) Establishment of Kadoorie Professorship of Trauma Rehabilitation

1 In SCHEDULE C of Council Regulations 3 of 2004, concerning statutory professorships, after 'Professor of Transplantation' insert:

'Kadoorie Professor of Trauma Rehabilitation'.

2 In Sect. iii of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 511, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), insert new § 317 and renumber existing §§ 317–23 (pp. 511–166) as §§ 318–24:

'§ 317. Kadoorie Professorship of Trauma Rehabilitation

1. The benefaction from the Kadoorie Foundation shall be used to support the establishment of the Kadoorie Professorship of Trauma Rehabilitation.

2. The University shall retain all of the benefaction as permanent endowment and shall apply the net income towards the salary and expenses of the holder of the Professorship, and associated overheads.

3. The administration of the benefaction, and the application of its income, shall be the responsibility of the Medical Sciences Board.

4. The Kadoorie Professor of Trauma Rehabilitation shall lecture and give instruction in trauma rehabilitation.

5. 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 the Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

(2) the head of the college to which the Chair may be allocated by Council from time to time; or if the head is unable to unwilling to act, a person appointed by the governing body of that college;

(3) a person appointed by the governing body of the college;

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

(6)–(9) four persons appointed by the Medical Sciences Board;

(10) a person holding a clinical appointment appointed by the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust.

6. 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 the Chair.

7. Regulations 1–2 shall be deemed as Trust Regulations under the provisions of Part D of Statute XVI.

8. Regulations 3–6 may be amended by Council.'

[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Medical Sciences Board, establish a new Kadoorie Professorship of Trauma Rehabilitation supported by the benefaction from the Kadoorie Foundation. Responsibility for the benefaction is assigned to the Medical Sciences Board.]


(c) Establishment of César Milstein Professorship of Cancer Cell Biology

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

'César Milstein Professor of Cancer Cell Biology'.

2 In Sect. iii of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 448, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), insert new § 163:

'§ 163. César Milstein Professorship of Cancer Cell Biology

1. The benefaction from the Trustees of the E.P. Abraham Fund and others shall be used to support the establishment of the César Milstein Professorship of Cancer Cell Biology.

2. The University shall retain all of the benefaction as permanent endowment and shall apply the net income towards the salary and expenses of the holder of the Professorship, and associated overheads.

3. The administration of the benefaction, and the application of its income, shall be the responsibility of the Medical Sciences Board.

4. The César Milstein Professor of Cancer Cell Biology shall lecture and give instruction in cancer cell biology.

5. 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 the Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

(2) the head of the college to which the Chair may be allocated by Council from time to time; or if the head is unable to unwilling to act, a person appointed by the governing body of that college;

(3) a person appointed by the governing body of the college;

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

(6)–(9) four persons appointed by the Medical Sciences Board.

6. 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 the Chair.

7. Regulations 1–2 shall be deemed as Trust Regulations under the provisions of Part D of Statute XVI.

8. Regulations 3–6 may be amended by Council.'

[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Medical Sciences Board, establish a new César Milstein Professorship of Cancer Cell Biology supported by the benefaction from the Trustees of the E.P. Abraham Fund and others. Responsibility for the benefaction is assigned to the Medical Sciences Board.]

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CONGREGATION 20 February

1 Declaration of approval of Resolutions approving the conferment of Honorary Degrees

(1) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, honoris causa, upon JAMES EARL CARTER, BS, Former President of the United States of America, be approved.

(2) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, honoris causa, upon BARONESS BRENDA HALE OF RICHMOND, DBE, MA, FBA, PC, Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, be approved.

(3) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, upon DAME ANTONIA S. BYATT, DBE, BA, FRSL, Writer, be approved.

(4) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, upon SIR CLIVE GRANGER, KT, BA, PH.D, Emeritus Professor, University of California at San Diego, be approved.

(5) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, upon MS ARIANE MNOUCHKINE, Director, be approved.

(6) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Music, honoris causa, upon MR DANIEL MOSES BARENBOIM, Pianist and Conductor, be approved.

(7) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa, upon DR RICHARD A. LERNER, BS, MD, President of the Scripps Research Institute, Lita Annenberg Hazen Professor of Immunochemistry and Cecil H. and Ida M. Green Chair in Chemistry, be approved.

(8) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa, upon LORD MAY OF OXFORD, OM, AC, B.SC, PH.D, FRS, Former Head of the Office of Science and Technology and Former President of the Royal Society and Royal Society Research Professor in Zoology, University of Oxford and Imperial College, London, be approved.

(9) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa, upon PROFESSOR CHINTAMANI NAGESA RAMACHANDRA RAO, D.SC, PH.D, FRS, National Research Professor and Honorary President and Linus Pauling Research Professor of the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, India, be approved.


2 Presentation of the Annual Review of the University

The Annual Review of the University for 2005–6 (Supplement *2 to Gazette, Vol. 137, January 2007) was declared presented.

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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:

Barber, P.J., Wolfson

Blinder, S.B., Nuffield

Boden, G.J., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Cox, J.S., Hertford

Crosby, Sir James, Brasenose

Iannetti, G., St Catherine's

Libertiny, G.G., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Lipsham, L., Finance Division

McArthur, I.C., Department of Physics

Mossman, S.C., St John's

Nickol, A.H., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Schneider, C.J., Somerville

Spinage, C.H., The Oxford University Society

White-Cooper, H.M., Department of Zoology

Windscheffel, R.C., St Hilda's

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BOARDS OF FACULTIES AND CONTINUING EDUCATION BOARD

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 9 March, see 'Examinations and Boards' below.

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