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Oxford University Gazette, 28 June 2007: University Acts

COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Changes in Regulations

Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 13 July.

(a) College Contributions

Endowment grants from the college Contributions Fund

The following amounts shall be paid to the college named in each case under the provisions of section 6 of Statute XV (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, p. 129) as grants for the enlargement of the permanent endowment of those colleges:

                    Endowment   Endowment 
                    Grant I     Grant II

                    £              £

Green               0              160,000

Harris Manchester   380,000        250,000

LMH                 0              250,000

Linacre             0              160,000

Mansfield           600,000        200,000

Pembroke            0              180,000

St Anne's           0              100,000

St Edmund Hall      0              250,000

St Hugh's           0              250,000

St Peter's          0              350,000

TOTAL            980,000        up to 2,150,000

[This regulation authorises the endowment grants which Council has decided, on the recommendation of the college Contributions Committee, to make out of the accumulated balance of the college Contributions Fund. The sums listed under 'Endowment Grant I' are to be paid to the college concerned as soon as possible. The sums listed under 'Endowment Grant II' are maxima, the precise sum in each case to be determined according to the success with which each college has met certain conditions laid down by Council on the recommendation of the College Contributions Committee.]


(b) Health and Safety Management Committee

1 In Council Regulations 15 of 2002, concerning committees reporting directly to Council (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4634, 16 October 2002, p. 226, as amended on 23 March 2006 and 7 June 2007, Gazette, Vol. 136, p. 836, 1254), in regulation 3.41 (as amended on 23 March 2006 and 15 February 2007, Gazette, p. 762), after '(3)–(6)...', insert:

'(7) one person appointed by Council.'

2 Ibid., insert new regulation 3.42 and renumber existing regulations 3.42–3.118 as 3.43–3.119:

'3.42. The committee may co-opt up to four additional members, who shall hold office for such period as the committee may determine.'

[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Health and Safety Management Committee, increase the committee membership by one and enable the committee to co-opt members.]


(c) Committee to Review the Salaries of Senior University Officers

1 In Council Regulations 15 of 2002, concerning committees reporting directly to Council (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4634, 16 October 2002, p. 226, as amended on 23 March 2006 and 7 June 2007, Gazette, Vol. 136, p. 836, 1254), delete existing regulations 3.81–3.84 (as amended on 9 October 2003, Gazette Vol. 134, p. 90) and substitute:

'3.81. The Committee to Review the Salaries of Senior University Officers shall consist of:

(1) the chairman of the Audit and Scrutiny Committee who shall chair the committee;

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

(3), (4) two external members of Council, appointed by Council;

(5), (6) two other persons appointed by Council, neither of whom is subject to arrangements with regard to their personal salary which are determined by any process involving an individual whose salary is covered by the remit of the committee.

3.82. (1) The committee shall be responsible for making recommendations to Council on the salaries on appointment of the Vice-Chancellor, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Development and External Affairs), the Registrar, and the Director of Finance; for reviewing the salaries of each of those office-holders with effect from the 1 October closest to two calendar years after the starting salaries were set for each office-holder; and for reviewing the salaries of each office-holder every two years thereafter.

(2) The committee shall also be responsible for determining, on the recommendation of the ALC6/RSIV Panel of the Personnel Committee, the salaries on appointment of the other Pro-Vice-Chancellors with special responsibility for designated functions and of the Heads of Divisions; for reviewing, on the recommendation of the ALC6/RSIV Panel of the Personnel Committee, the salaries of each of those office-holders with effect from the 1 October closest to two calendar years after the starting salaries were set for each office-holder; and for reviewing, on the recommendation of the ALC6/RSIV Panel of the Personnel Committee, the salaries of each office-holder every two years thereafter.

(3) The committee shall also carry out other such reviews as are requested by Council.

3.83. In carrying out reviews the committee shall consider whether there have been any significant changes in the duties of, or any significant developments associated with, the offices concerned since the salaries of the holders of the offices were last determined; and ensure that the views of the officeholders concerned and the views of the officers to whom those officeholders are responsible have been solicited. Office-holders shall be given explanation of the decisions taken if they request it.'

2 Ibid., renumber existing regulations 3.85–3.119 as 3.84–3.118.

[These changes revise the membership of the committee so that the chairman of the Audit and Scrutiny Committee (who under the regulations for that committee must be an external member of Council) would replace the High Steward, as it is considered important for the chairman of the Committee to Review the Salaries of Senior University Officers to be a member of Council and to have a detailed understanding of the operation of the University while not being employed by it. Other changes in membership, including deletion of the head of another University or equivalent institution of higher education appointed by Council, are made in order to avoid any real or perceived conflict of interest or any possible vested interest in the committee's recommendations or decisions. The committee's remit is widened so that it makes recommendations to Council on the starting salaries of the Vice-Chancellor and all of the office-holders who report directly to the Vice-Chancellor who have responsibility for the central administrative services of the University, and reviews the salaries of all of those office-holders (rather than just the salaries of the Vice-Chancellor and Registrar) every two years. Its remit is also widened so that it will determine and review the salaries of the other Pro-Vice-Chancellors with special responsibility for designated functions (currently the Pro-Vice-Chancellors for Education; Planning and Resources; Personnel and Equal Opportunities; and Research, Academic Services and University Collections), and the Heads of Divisions, in the light of recommendations from the ALC6/RSIV Panel of the Personnel Committee (which currently determines and reviews those salaries itself without any further reference).]

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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:

z Bregu, M., Brasenose

Fulford, K.W.M., Hertford

Geremia, A., Sir William Dunn School of Pathology

Koh, G.C.K.W., Oxford Vaccine Group

Sefton, D., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

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DIVISIONAL BOARDS AND BOARDS OF FACULTIES

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 13 July, see 'Examinations and Boards' below.

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