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Oxford University Gazette, 11 October 2007: University Acts

COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Changes in Regulations

Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 26 October.

ICT Subcommittee of the Planning and Resource Allocation 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, 7 June 2007 and 28 June 2007, Gazette, Vol. 136, pp. 836, 1254), delete regulations 3.47–3.57 and substitute:

'3.47 The ICT Subcommittee of the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee shall consist of:

(1) the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research, Academic Services and University Collections), who shall normally chair the subcommittee;

(2)–(5) one person appointed by each of the divisional boards;

(6) one person appointed by the Strategy Group of the Academic Services and University Collections Division;

(7) a member of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee;

(8), (9) two persons appointed by the Conference of Colleges;

(10), (11) two Student Members elected by the Council of the Oxford University Student Union, of whom one shall be a representative of undergraduates and one a representative of graduate students.

3.48 The subcommittee may co-opt up to three additional members from within or outside the University to advise it on ICT matters. 3.49 (1) The subcommittee shall be responsible to the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee for the development and implementation of an ICT Strategy and policy framework for the Collegiate University.

(2) The Planning and Resource Allocation Committee shall make delegations to the subcommittee to take decisions, and the subcommittee shall consider and make recommendations to the committee on ICT matters outside its delegation.

(3) The Registrar shall appoint the Director of ICT to act as the chief executive officer of the subcommittee.

3.50 In particular, the subcommittee shall:

(1) determine, under the authority of the Planning and Resources Committee, a strategy and policy framework for ICT across the collegiate University;

(2) review the scale, quality and cost effectiveness of the services offered directly to users by the Oxford University Computing Services;

(3) consider ICT components within funding requests to the Planning and Resources Committee for new or revised commissioned services, and advise on whether the proposed solutions are cost-effective, adhere to standards, interoperate with other ICT systems and have suitable operational plans;

(4) operate an ICT innovation fund to which all the central service units can apply for undertaking ICT development work;

(5) establish an ICT framework which enables centrally and locally provided services to work together efficiently, reliably and cost effectively, which reduces the replication of ICT services, and which ensures maximum benefits are gained from software licensing and ICT procurement;

(6) implement and update the five-year rolling ICT Strategic Plan;

(7) receive information relating to, and advise on, ICT strategies and deployment within other academic services and the academic divisions;

(8) monitor ICT service level definitions, quality, security, and key performance indicators for central ICT services;

(9) plan the response which would be made to a major failure in ICT provision and undertake associated risk analysis; and

(10) as appropriate, give advice on all aspects of ICT to PRAC and Council and other University bodies.'

2 Ibid., renumber existing 3.58–3.118 as 3.51–3.111.

[This regulation establishes a new ICT Subcommittee of the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee (PRAC) to replace the existing ICT Committee of Council. The ICT Strategic Plan recommended the creation of a new governance structure for information and communications technology. This aims to provide better coordination and interoperability of services as well as more input from academic departments and colleges in determining the scale, quality and cost of ICT services. The same objectives have also been supported by the Services Funding Working Group of Council's Planning and Resource Allocation Committee. Against this background, Council has agreed to create a new ICT Subcommittee of PRAC, broadly comparable to the present Buildings and Estates Subcommittee, with a brief to inform and advise PRAC and Council on matters of ICT policy and budgetary issues. Given the substantial overlap with the remit of the existing ICT Committee (which also supports the present proposals), the regulation also abolishes that committee.]

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GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL

Changes in Regulations

The General Purposes Committee of Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 26 October.

(a) Gerard Davis Prize

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts (Statutes, 2000, p. 638, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), insert new § 123 as follows and renumber existing §§ 123–38 as §§ 124–39:

'§ 123. The Gerard Davis Prize

1. The legacy from Mrs Mary Isabella Davis which comprises £40,000, together with any further donations for this purpose, shall be known as the Gerard Davis Prize and shall be used to support and encourage study and research in French Literary Studies.

2. The University shall apply the net income of the Fund towards the awarding of a Prize Essay in French Literary Studies. The prize shall be awarded annually, if candidates of sufficient merit present themselves.

3. The administration of the Fund, and the application of its capital and income, shall be the responsibility of the Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages.

4. Regulations 2 and 3 above may be amended by Council.'

[This change, made on the recommendation of the Humanities Divisional Board, establishes the Gerard Davis Prize to support and encourage study and research in French Literary Studies.]


(b) McLintock Fund

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts (Statutes, 2000, p. 679, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), insert new § 231 as follows and renumber existing §§ 231–76 as §§ 232–77:

'§ 231. The McLintock Fund

1. The legacy from David Robert McLintock which comprises £21,000, together with any further donations for this purpose, shall be known as the McLintock Fund and shall be used to support study and research in Old High German.

2. The University shall apply the net income of the Fund towards:

(1) supporting undergraduate members of the University offering Old High German; and

(2) supporting taught postgraduate members offering Germanic philology (including Old High German and/or Gothic and Old Saxon).

3. The administration of the Fund, and the application of its capital and income, shall be the responsibility of the Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages.

4. Regulations 2 and 3 above may be amended by Council.'

[This change, made on the recommendation of the Humanities Divisional Board, establishes the McLintock Fund to support study and research in Old High German.]


(c) Musgrave Fund

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts (Statutes, 2000, p. 687, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), insert new § 245 as follows and renumber existing §§ 245–76 as §§ 246–77:

'§ 245. The Musgrave Fund

1. The legacy from John Courtney Musgrave which comprises £150,630, together with any further donations for this purpose, shall be known as the Musgrave Fund and shall be used to support study and research in Spanish.

2. The University shall apply the net income of the Fund towards providing discretionary support to undergraduates reading for a single or joint degree in Spanish during their compulsory year spent in a Spanish- speaking country.

3. The administration of the Fund, and the application of its capital and income, shall be the responsibility of the Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages.

4. Regulations 2 and 3 above may be amended by Council.'

[This change, made on the recommendation of the Humanities Divisional Board, establishes the Musgrave Fund to support study and research in Spanish.]


(d) Malcolm Memorial Fund

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts (Statutes, 2000, p. 675, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), insert new § 225 as follows and renumber existing §§ 225–76 (p. 719) as §§ 226–77:

'§ 225. The Malcolm Memorial Fund

1. The legacy from Mrs Parvenah Malcolm which comprises £107,000, together with any further donations for this purpose, shall be known as the Malcolm Memorial Fund and shall be used to support study and research in the fields of Byzantine, Medieval and Modern Greek Language and Literature. 2. The University shall apply the net income of the Fund towards the encouragement and support of postgraduate studies in the fields of Byzantine, Medieval and Modern Greek Language and Literature.

3. The administration of the Fund, and the application of its capital and income, shall be the responsibility of the Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages.

4. Regulations 2 and 3 above may be amended by Council.'

[This change, made on the recommendation of the Humanities Divisional Board, establishes the Malcolm Memorial Fund to support study and research in the fields of Byzantine, Medieval and Modern Greek Language and Literature. The legacy was given in memory of the donor's husband, Neil S. Malcolm (Merton, 1957–61).]

(e) Young Bin Min-KF University Lecturership in Korean Language and Linguistics

In Sect. III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual lecturerships (Statutes, 2000, p. 426, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), insert new § 162:

'§ 162. The Young Bin Min-KF University Lecturership in Korean Language and Linguistics

1. The donations from Korea Foundation and the International Communication Foundation shall together be known as the Young Bin Min-KF University Lecturership in Korean Language and Linguistics Fund.

2. The University shall retain all of the Fund as permanent endowment and shall apply the net income of the Fund towards the furtherance within the University of research within the field of Korean Studies involving Korean Language and Linguistics.

3. The first call on the income shall be the funding of a University Lecturership in the field of Korean Language and Linguistics. The Lecturer shall focus on Korean language and linguistics as the primary subject of his/her research and conduct such research using primary sources published in the Korean language; and publish the findings of such research in the English language and possibly in the Korean language.

4. Any excess Disposable Income remaining after providing for the University Lecturer's salary and related expenses (including during a vacancy of the University Lecturership) may be expended at the discretion of the Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies, with a strong preference that said funds be used to support Korean studies at the University, including but not limited to: hosting of visiting professors, graduate fellowships, research expenses, conferences, seminars, and expansion of the University's library holdings in Korean studies.

5. Any income not expended on the University Lecturership may be carried forward for expenditure in subsequent years.

6. Regulation 3 above may be amended by Council.'

[This change, made on the recommendation of the Humanities Divisional Board, establishes the Young Bin Min-KF University Lecturership in Korean Language and Linguistics Fund.]


(f) Abramson Prize for Modern Hebrew Literature

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts (Statutes, 2000, p. 579, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), insert new § 1 as follows and renumber existing §§ 1–96 as §§ 2–97:

'§ 1. The Abramson Prize for Modern Hebrew Literature

1. The donation from Professor Glenda Abramson, Cowley Lecturer in Post-Biblical Hebrew (1989–2004) together with any further donations for this purpose, shall be known as the 'Abramson Prize for Modern Hebrew Literature'.

2. The University shall retain all of the donations as a permanent endowment and shall apply the net income of the donations towards the object of the Fund, which shall be to award a Prize each year to the candidate who has produced the best essay or achieved the best finals mark in the papers in Modern Hebrew Literature in the Honour School Examinations in Oriental Studies or in any associated Joint Honour School examinations.

3. The Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies shall be responsible for the administration of the Fund.

4. The examiners for the above examinations may decide whether to award the Prize on the basis of individual essays or final results. The examiners may decline to award a Prize in any year if no candidate has achieved a suitable standard of work in Modern Hebrew Literature.

5. Any unspent income may be carried forward for use in subsequent years.

6. Regulations 3–5 may be amended by Council.'

[This change, made on the recommendation of the Humanities Divisional Board, establishes the Abramson Prize for Modern Hebrew Literature.]

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PLANNING AND RESOURCE ALLOCATION COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL

Changes in Regulations

The Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 26 October.

(a) Isaac Wolfson Professorship of Materials

1 In SCHEDULE A of Council Regulations 3 of 2004, concerning statutory professorships, delete 'Isaac Wolfson Professor of Metallurgy' and substitute 'Isaac Wolfson Professor of Materials'.

2 In Sect III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 469, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), delete existing § 220 and substitute:

'§ 220. Isaac Wolfson Professor of Materials

1. The Isaac Wolfson Professor of Materials shall undertake research in and shall lecture and give instruction in that subject and generally promote its study in the University.

2. 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) is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

(2) the head of the college to which the professorship shall be for the time being allocated by Council under any regulation in that behalf, or if the head is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the governing body of the college;

(3) a person appointed by the governing body of the college specified in paragraph (2);

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

(6)–(9) four persons appointed by the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board.

3. 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 this chair.'

[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council, change the name of the Isaac Wolfson Professorship of Metallurgy and amend the composition of the electoral board.]


(b) Dr Lee's Professorship of Chemistry

In Sect III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 406, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), delete existing § 44 (4)–(9) and substitute:

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

(6)–(9) four persons appointed by the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board'.

[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council, amend the composition of the electoral board for the Dr Lee's Professorship of Chemistry.]


(c) Wilde Lecturership in Natural and Comparative Religion

In Sect. III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning academic and other posts, (Statutes, 2000, pp. 496–7, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), delete existing § 282 and substitute:

'§ 282. Wilde Lecturer in Natural and Comparative Religion

1. The object of the foundation of the Wilde Lecturership in Natural and Comparative Religion is the promotion in the University of the study of Natural and Comparative Religion.

2. The Wilde Lecturer in Natural and Comparative Religion shall be elected by a board of nine electors, consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor;

(2) the Nolloth Professor of the Philosophy of the Christian Religion;

(3) the Spalding Professor of Eastern Religions and Ethics;

(4) one person appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Theology;

(5), (6) two persons appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Philosophy;

(7) one person appointed by the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board;

(8) one person appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies;

(9) one person appointed by the Social Sciences Board.

3. Each of the appointed electors shall hold office for six years, and shall be re-eligible.

4. No member of the board of electors shall be eligible for the office of lecturer.

5. The lecturer shall hold office for one or two or three years, as the electors shall determine. A person may be appointed lecturer more than once; but the same person shall not be appointed twice in succession.

6. The lecturer shall deliver not less than four or more than eight lectures in each academical year in Natural and Comparative Religion. The lecturer shall submit to the board of electors, before the end of the fourth week from the beginning of Trinity Term in each year, a statement of the term or terms in which he or she proposes to lecture, and of the subjects which the lecturer proposes to treat during the ensuing academical year.

7. The lecturer shall enter upon office on the first day of Michaelmas Term, and the electors may make an appointment at any time during the preceding year.

8. For the purposes of this lecturership the term Natural Religion shall be taken to mean man's conscious recognition of purposive intelligence and adaptability in the universe of things on which he is dependent for his continued existence and well-being and with which he endeavours to live in harmonious relations. Comparative Religion shall be taken to mean the modes of causation, rites, observances, and other concepts involved in the major historical religions.

9. The lecturer shall receive from the trust fund such annual stipend and such expenses as the board of electors shall determine.

10. Any unspent income may be applied to further the study of Natural and Comparative Religion at the discretion of the board of electors.

11. Regulations 2–10 may be amended by Council.'

[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Board of Electors for the Wilde Lecturer, afford greater flexibility in the application of the trust fund's income, in particular to allow for a more attractive stipend to be offered to the lecturer and to permit unspent income to be applied in the furtherance of the objects of the trust's foundation.]


(d) Professorship of the Analysis of Partial Differential Equations

1 In SCHEDULE A of Council Regulations 3 of 2004, concerning statutory professorships, after 'Drue Heinz Professor of American Literature' insert:

'Professor of the Analysis of Partial Differential Equations'.

2 In Sect III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 388, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461) insert new § 4 as follows and renumber existing §§ 4–17 as §§ 5–18:

'§ 4. Professor of the Analysis of Partial Differential Equations

1. There shall be a Professor of the Analysis of Partial Differential Equations, who shall undertake research in and shall lecture and give instruction in that subject and generally promote its study in the University.

2. The professor shall be elected by an electoral board consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the head of the college specified in (2) of this clause is Vice- Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

(2) the head of the college to which the professorship shall be for the time being allocated by Council under any regulation in that behalf, or if the head is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the governing body of the college;

(3) a person appointed by the governing body of the college specified in (2) of this clause;

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

(6)–(9) four persons appointed by the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board.

4. 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 this chair.'

[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council, establish a Professorship of the Analysis of Partial Differential Equations held in the in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division. The Professor will teach and undertake research in the Analysis of Partial Differential Equations and will be on the establishment of the Mathematical Institute in the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division.]

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CONGREGATION 9 October

1 Declaration of approval of Resolutions authorising expenditure from the Higher Studies Fund

(i) That the University be authorised to expend from that part of the Higher Studies Fund known as Bodleian Fund B the sum of £30k to allow it to catalogue the Opie Collection.

(ii) That the University be authorised to expend from that part of the Higher Studies Fund earmarked for Zoology the sum of £40k towards the costs of refurbishment of a greenhouse essential for experimental population biology research undertaken under the auspices of the Hope Professor of Zoology.


2 Declaration of approval of Resolution approving the conferment of Honorary Degree

That the conferment of the Degree of Master of Arts, honoris causa, upon MR ROGER WHITE be approved.

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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:

Atkinson, S.H., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Bhala, N., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Biggar, N.J., Christ Church

Cantwell, C.M., Wolfson

Chalmers, S.A., Finance Division

Clarke, E.F., Wadham

Clunas, A.C., Trinity

Cohen, L.A., Queen's

Combe, D., Wadham

Eisenhauer, N.S., Mansfield

Eyre, N.J., Oriel

Haig, N.A., Student Administration

Hinze, R.T.W., Kellogg

Kaufmann, H., St Hugh's

Lau, J.Y.F., Magdalen

Lundin, E.C.B., Department of Radiation Oncology and Biology

Matthews, A.J.C., Somerville

Mayer, R.D.S., Wolfson

Meinshausen, N.T., Somerville

Meyer, D., Queen's

O'Neill, E.E., Department of Radiation Oncology and Biology

Ramadan, T., St Antony's

Ritz, R.A., St Hugh's

Rodriguez-Pereyra, G.J., Oriel

Scotford, E.A.K., Corpus Christi

Sobolewska, M.K., Nuffield

Thompson, I.P., Begbroke Directorate

Walker, N., Saïd Business School

West, C.M.A., Hertford

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