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Oxford University Gazette, 19 March 2008: University Acts

COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

1 Changes in Regulations

Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 3 April.

(a) Socially Responsible Investment Review Committee

In Council Regulations 15 of 2002, concerning committees reporting directly to Council (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4634, 16 October 2002), insert new regulations 3.81–3.85 below and renumber existing regulations 3.81–3.114 as 3.86–3.119:

'3.81. The Socially Responsible Investment Review Committee shall consist of:

(1) a Chairman appointed by Council who is not a member of Council;

(2) the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research, Academic Services and University Collections) or the Pro- Vice-Chancellor (Education) as shall be determined by Council from time to time;

(3) a member of the Donations Acceptance Review Committee appointed by Council;

(4) a person appointed by Council who shall not be the holder of a teaching or administrative post in the University, or in any college, society, or Permanent Private Hall, and shall bring recent and relevant expertise of investment management to the working of the committee;

(5) a member of Congregation elected by Congregation from members of the faculties in the Divisions of Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences and of Medical Sciences;

(6) a member of Congregation elected by Congregation from members of the faculties in the Divisions of Humanities and of Social Sciences;

(7) a student member appointed by the Executive of the Oxford University Student Union from among their own number.

3.82. The committee shall review the University's policy on socially responsible investment and its implementation at least every five years and submit to Council any changes it may wish to propose.

3.83. The committee shall consider representations concerning the policy on socially responsible investment and proposals to invest or disinvest submitted to it as set out in (1) (a)–(c) below to ensure that they are consistent with the policy statement, seek the views of the Investment Committee on the efficacy and costs of implementation where appropriate, and make a recommendation to Council where appropriate.

(1) Representations concerning the policy on socially responsible investment and proposals to invest or disinvest may be submitted to the committee as follows:

(a) by Council, the Investment Committee or any other committee reporting directly to Council;

(b) by twenty or more members of Congregation;

(c) by a majority resolution of the Council of the Oxford University Student Union.

3.84. The committee shall make such recommendations to Council as it thinks fit on positive or negative screening, or on engagement strategy, in respect of its investments.

3.85. The committee shall make a report to Council annually on the proposals considered under regulation 3.83 (1), on an assessment of the University's investments against its defined policy statement on Socially Responsible Investment and on any other relevant matters, through the General Purposes Committee of Council.'

[These regulations, approved on the recommendation of the Socially Responsible Investment Working Group appointed by Council, establish a new committee to implement changes agreed by Council on 22 May 2006, following the submission of a twenty-member resolution. The committee will (i) act as a conduit for views on Socially Responsible Investment policy, (ii) make recommendations to Council on positive or negative screening, or on engagement strategy, as part of the University's policy on Socially Responsible Investment (published in 'Notices' below), (iii) consider individual investment proposals with a view to making recommendations to Council, and (iv) report annually to the General Purposes Committee on its activities.]

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(b) Central University Research Ethics 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), delete existing regulations 3.16–3.20 and substitute:

'3.16. The Central University Research Ethics Committee shall consist of:

(1) a person appointed by Council who shall chair the committee;

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

(3) the chair of the Medical Sciences Interdivisional Research Ethics Committee;

(4) the chair of the Social Sciences and Humanities Interdivisional Research Ethics Committee;

(5) the chair of the Oxford Tropical Research Ethics Committee;

(6), (7) two persons appointed by Council, neither of whom shall be the holder of a teaching, research, or administrative post in the University or in any college, society, or Permanent Private Hall;

(8)–(13) up to six persons appointed by Council to ensure appropriate representation of areas of research involving human participants or personal data.

3.17. Appointed members shall serve for four years and shall be re-eligible.

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

3.19. The committee shall:

(1) establish, promote, implement, and keep under review policies and procedures for the consideration, approval, and monitoring of research projects involving human participants or personal data in order to meet the University's requirement that all such research shall be the subject of ethical review;

(2) consider and decide on any applications for approval of research involving human participants or personal data referred to the committee by the bodies set out in regulation 3.22(1)–(3) below or any other relevant body;

(3) consider and advise on training provision for those involved in considering applications under this machinery and for those undertaking research involving human participants or personal data;

(4) consider any issues concerning the ethics of research referred to the committee by any other University body.

3.20. The committee shall establish, implement and keep under review a procedure for considering appeals against the exercise of the power under regulation 3.26(3) by its subcommittees.

3.21. The committee shall report annually to Council on the matters set out in regulations 3.19 and 3.20 above, through the General Purposes Committee of Council.

3.22. The committee shall have the following subcommittees:

(1) Medical Sciences Interdivisional Research Ethics Committee;

(2) Social Sciences and Humanities Interdivisional Research Ethics Committee;

(3) Oxford Tropical Research Ethics Committee.

3.23. The membership of each subcommittee established by these regulations shall consist of:

(1), (2) Two persons appointed as chair and vice-chair of the committee by the General Purposes Committee of Council, one of whom shall not currently be involved in research involving human participants or personal data;

(3) One person appointed by the Central University Research Ethics Committee on the recommendation of the chair of the relevant subcommittee whose primary personal or professional interest is not in research involving human participants or personal data;

(4) One person appointed by the Central University Research Ethics Committee on the recommendation of the chair of the relevant subcommittee who is not the holder of a teaching, research, or administrative post in the University or in any college, society, or Permanent Private Hall, and whose primary personal or professional interest is not in any particular research area;

(5)–(12) No fewer than three, and no more than eight, persons appointed by the Central University Research Ethics Committee on the recommendation of the chair of the relevant subcommittee who have methodological and ethical expertise relevant to the proposals which each committee will be expected to scrutinise.

3.24. Appointed members shall serve for four years and shall be re-eligible.

3.25. Each subcommittee may co-opt up to four additional members, who shall hold office for such period as it may determine.

3.26. Each subcommittee shall:

(1) review the ethics of all proposals submitted to it for research involving human participants or personal data conducted by University employees or by University students or conducted by others on University premises unless the research falls within the remit of the National Research Ethics Service, in which case such research must meet the requirements of that Service;

(2) grant ethical approval on behalf of the University if it is satisfied that the research complies with the University's policies and procedures on research involving human participants or personal data;

(3) have the power to withhold, suspend or withdraw approval of research (whether or not the approval was given by any body established by these regulations) if it is considered to be in contravention of the University's policies and procedures on research involving human participants or personal data;

(4) establish and regularly review for approval by the Central University Research Ethics Committee:

(a) procedures for monitoring research approved by it to verify that the research continues to comply with the University's policies and procedures on research involving human participants or personal data;

(b) procedures for ensuring that all research projects involving human participants or personal data are reviewed and approved, as appropriate, under the relevant subcommittee's procedures; and

(c) standing orders.

(5) report annually to the Central University Research Ethics Committee and provide such other reports as are specified in its Standing Orders.'

2 Ibid., renumber existing regulations 3.21–3.114 as 3.27–3.120.

[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Central University Research Ethics Committee, set down by regulation current arrangements covering the following: (i) the relationship between CUREC and the IDRECs (Interdivisional Research Ethics Committees) and OXTREC (Oxford Tropical Research Ethics Committee), and the membership and responsibilities of the IDRECs and OXTREC;(ii) the reporting lines from the IDRECs and OXTREC to CUREC, and from CUREC to Council through Council's General Purposes Committee; (iii) the University policy that all research involving human participants or personal data must be subject to ethical review; (iv) the definition of research not within the remit of University regulations, i.e. NHS research covered by the National Research Ethics Service; and (v) the right to stop research that contravenes the University's policy on research involving human participants (www.admin.ox.ac.uk/curec/policy.shtml).]

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(c) Cycle for the election of the Proctors and the Assessor

In Council Regulations 21 of 2002, concerning University Officers (Supplement (2) to Gazette No. 4628, 26 June 2002, Vol. 132, p. 1417, as amended on 24 February 2005 and 23 March 2006, Gazette, Vol. 135, pp. 686, 837), delete existing regulation 12 and substitute:

'12. The Proctors and Assessor to be admitted to office in the years from 2008 to 2055 inclusive shall be elected by the colleges and societies as shown in the following Schedule.

Year of
admission
to office
Colleges and
societies
electing Proctors
Colleges and
societies
electing Assessor
2008 St Anne's, Worcester Magdalen
2009 New College, St Antony's Mansfield
2010 Queen's, St Catherine's Harris Manchester
2011 Nuffield, Pembroke Oriel
2012 St Edmund Hall, St Peter's Exeter
2013 Green Templeton, Trinity Lady Margaret Hall
2014 Linacre, Merton Wadham
2015 Keble, St Hugh's Jesus
2016 Corpus Christi, Kellogg Somerville
2017 Brasenose, St Cross Lincoln
2018 Christ Church, All Souls University
2019 Balliol, Hertford St John's
2020 Magdalen, St Anne's St Hilda's
2021 Mansfield, St Antony's Wolfson
2022 Harris Manchester, Queen's Worcester
2023 Oriel, Nuffield New
2024 Exeter, St Peter's St Catherine's
2025 Lady Margaret Hall, Trinity Pembroke
2026 Jesus, Wadham St Edmund Hall
2027 Lincoln, Somerville Green Templeton
2028 Linacre, St Hugh's Merton
2029 Kellogg, St Cross Keble
2030 Brasenose, Corpus Christi Christ Church
2031 All Souls, University Hertford
2032 Balliol, St John's Magdalen
2033 St Anne's, St Hilda's Mansfield
2034 St Antony's, Wolfson Harris Manchester
2035 Queen's, Worcester Oriel
2036 New, Nuffield Exeter
2037 St Catherine's, St Peter's Lady Margaret Hall
2038 Pembroke, Trinity Wadham
2039 Jesus, St Edmund Hall Lincoln
2040 Green Templeton, Somerville Linacre
2041 Merton, St Hugh's Kellogg
2042 Keble, St Cross Corpus
2043 Brasenose, Christ Church All Souls
2044 Hertford, University Balliol
2045 Magdalen, St John's St Anne's
2046 Mansfield, St Hilda's St Antony's
2047 Harris Manchester, Wolfson Queen's
2048 Oriel, Worcester Nuffield
2049 Exeter, New St Peter's
2050 Lady Margaret Hall, St Catherine's Trinity
2051 Pembroke, Wadham Jesus
2052 Lincoln, St Edmund Hall Somerville
2053 Green Templeton, Linacre St Hugh's
2054 Kellogg, Merton St Cross
2055 Corpus Christi, Keble Brasenose'.

[The cycle for the election of the Proctors and the Assessor has been revised to give effect to the reduction in the number of colleges by one to thirty-eight, following the announcement of the merger of Green and Templeton Colleges with effect from 1 October 2008. The colleges listed for 2008 and 2009 are unchanged. The revisions amend the remaining years of the existing cycle so that those colleges due to elect an Assessor for admission to office from 2010 until 2017 elect the Assessor one year earlier than they would otherwise have done. This is followed by a new thirty-eight-year cycle.]

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2 Dates of Full Term 2008–14

The dates for reckoning Full Term 2009–10 have been fixed, and the dates for reckoning Full Term 2013–14 have been fixed provisionally. The dates and provisional dates for Full Term 2008–14 are set out below:

 
MICHAELMAS TERM 2008
Sunday, 12 October            Saturday, 6 December

HILARY TERM 2009
Sunday, 18 January            Saturday, 14 March

TRINITY TERM 2009
Sunday, 26 April              Saturday, 20 June

MICHAELMAS TERM 2009
Sunday, 11 October            Saturday, 5 December

HILARY TERM 2010
Sunday, 17 January            Saturday, 13 March

TRINITY TERM 2010
Sunday, 25 April              Saturday, 19 June


Provisional dates

MICHAELMAS TERM 2010
Sunday, 10 October            Saturday, 4 December

HILARY TERM 2011
Sunday, 16 January            Saturday, 12 March

TRINITY TERM 2011
Sunday, 24 April [Easter Sunday]Saturday, 25 June
Sunday, 1 May*
*Late Easter: as Easter falls on 24 April in 2011, Council will need to approve a seven-week
vacation if the above Provisional Dates are approved.

MICHAELMAS TERM 2011
Sunday, 9 October             Saturday, 3 December

HILARY TERM 2012
Sunday, 15 January            Saturday, 10 March

TRINITY TERM 2012
Sunday, 22 April              Saturday, 16 June

MICHAELMAS TERM 2012
Sunday, 7 October             Saturday, 1 December

HILARY TERM 2013
Sunday, 13 January            Saturday, 9 March

TRINITY TERM 2013
Sunday, 21 April              Saturday, 15 June

MICHAELMAS TERM 2013
Sunday, 13 October            Saturday, 7 December

HILARY TERM 2014
Sunday, 19 January            Saturday 15 March

TRINITY TERM 2014
Sunday, 27 April              Saturday, 21 June

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3 Dates of Extended Terms 2008–9

The dates of extended terms for 2008–9 for Part I candidates in Materials, Economics, and Management, in Engineering, Economics, and Management, for Part II candidates in Chemistry, in Materials Science, and in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, and for MBA candidates are set out below:

 
Honour School of Chemistry: Part II candidates in Chemistry

MICHAELMAS TERM 2008
Thursday, 25 September        Tuesday, 23 December

HILARY TERM 2009
Tuesday, 6 January            Wednesday, 8 April

TRINITY TERM 2009
Monday, 20 April              Saturday, 11 July

MICHAELMAS TERM 2009
Thursday, 24 September        Tuesday, 22 December
          
HILARY TERM 2010
Tuesday, 5 January            Wednesday, 7 April

TRINITY TERM 2010
Monday, 12 April              Saturday, 10 July

          
Part I candidates in Materials, Economics, and Management, and Part I candidates in
Engineering, Economics and Management, in the year in which the examination is
taken

HILARY TERM 2009
Sunday, 18 January            Saturday, 21 March

HILARY TERM 2010
Sunday, 17 January            Saturday, 20 March


Part II candidates in Materials Science

MICHAELMAS TERM 2008
Friday, 12 September          Saturday, 13 December

HILARY TERM 2009
Friday, 9 January             Saturday, 4 April

TRINITY TERM 2009             
Friday, 17 April              Saturday, 27 June

MICHAELMAS TERM 2009
Friday, 11 September          Saturday 12 December 

HILARY TERM 2010
Friday, 8 January             Saturday, 3 April

TRINITY TERM 2010
Friday, 9 April               Saturday, 26 June



Part II candidates in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry

MICHAELMAS TERM 2008
Friday, 19 September          Saturday, 13 December

MICHAELMAS TERM 2009
Friday, 18 September          Saturday, 12 December


MBA candidates

MICHAELMAS TERM 2008
Monday, 6 October             Friday, 19 December 


HILARY TERM 2009
Monday, 12 January            Friday, 27 March 

TRINITY TERM 2009
Monday, 20 April              Friday, 3 July

LONG VACATION TERM 2009
Monday, 31 August             Friday, 11 September

Provisional dates for 2009--10 not yet available.


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4 Dates of Encaenia

2009 Wednesday, 18 June
2010 Wednesday, 24 June

Provisional Dates

2011 Wednesday, 22 June
2012 Wednesday, 20 June
2013 Wednesday, 19 June
2014 Wednesday, 25 June

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PLANNING AND RESOURCE ALLOCATION COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL

Corrigendum

When the regulations concerning the establishment of the Professorship of Control Engineering were published on 6 March 2008 (p. 732), the note should have stated that the post would be established in the Department of Engineering Science (not the Mathematical Institute).


Changes in Regulations

The Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 3 April.

Establishment of Professorship of Neuropathology

1 In SCHEDULE A of Council Regulations 3 of 2004, concerning statutory professorships, after 'Action Research Professor of Clinical Neurology' insert: 'Professor of Neuropathology'.

2 In Sect. iii of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 474, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol.132, p. 1461), insert new § 232 and renumber existing §§ 232–239 as §§ 233–240:

'§ 232. Professorship of Neuropathology

1. The Professor of Neuropathology shall lecture and give instruction in neuropathology.

2. The professor shall be elected by an electoral board. At least three members of the board, of whom one shall be a professor, shall hold clinical appointments. The electoral board shall consist 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.

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 the Chair.'

[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Medical Sciences Board, establish a Professorship of Neuropathology in the Department of Clinical Neurology.]

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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:

Bercero, M.R., Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

Kurtznann, A., Faculty of Mathematics

Nodal, F.R., St Peter's

Trevitt, A.C.F., Green College

Vanoli, G., Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

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DIVISIONAL BOARDS AND BOARDS OF FACULTIES

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 3 April, see Supplement (2) to Gazette No. 4839.

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