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Oxford University Gazette, 22 May 2008: University Agenda

CONGREGATION 27 May

Notice

The meeting of Congregation is cancelled. The sole business comprises a question to which no opposition has been notified and in respect of which no request for an adjournment has been received, and Mr Vice-Chancellor will accordingly declare the statute approved without a meeting under the provisions of Sect. 7 (1) of Statute IV (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, Vol. 133, p. 100).

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CONGREGATION 4 June 3 p.m.

Conferment of Degree by Diploma

The Degree of Doctor of Civil Law by Diploma, approved by Resolution of Congregation on 22 April 2008, will be conferred upon HIS MAJESTY KING ABDULLAH II IBN AL HUSSEIN, King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

¶ Those wishing to attend the ceremony in the Sheldonian Theatre may request an invitation from the Assistant to the Chancellor (e-mail: alison.miles@admin.ox.ac.uk) by providing their name and college address.

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CONGREGATION 10 June 2 p.m.

¶ Members of Congregation are reminded that written notice of any intention to vote against the resolution at item 1 below, or any of the legislative proposals at item 2 below, signed in each case by at least two members of Congregation, must be given to the Registrar by noon on Monday, 2 June (see the note on the conduct of business in Congregation at the end of 'University Agenda').

1 Voting on Resolution concerning the University's Draft Strategic Plan

Explanatory Note

The University's current Corporate Plan runs from 2005–6 to 2009–10. It commits the University to 'review the corporate plan and divisional plans annually and re-write them every three years.' The Higher Education Funding Council for England also asks universities to provide a copy of their strategic or corporate plan on an agreed three-year cycle.

Council established a steering group in Trinity Term 2007, chaired by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education, charged with the co-ordination of the updating of the plan for the period 2008–9 to 2012–13. The steering group includes members representing Council, the divisions and the colleges.

On 14 January 2008, Council approved a draft University Strategic Plan as a document for wide consultation across the University during Hilary Term. Submissions on the draft plan were invited from all bodies within the collegiate University as well as individuals. Responses to the consultation (where respondents consented to publication) are posted on the Strategic Plan Web site ( www.admin.ox.ac.uk/pra/oxonly/strategic_plan/submission.shtml).

The Strategic Plan has now been reworked in the light of comments received from the consultation. It was approved by Council on 19 May 2008 for submission to Congregation. If approved in Congregation, it will be submitted to HEFCE.

Text of Resolution

That this House approve the draft Strategic Plan for 2008–9 to 2012–13 published as Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4845, 21 May 2008 (also available on the Web site at www.ox.ac.uk/gazette/2007-8/supps/1_4845.pdf).


2 Voting on Legislative Proposals

(1) Statute VII: Divisions, Faculties, Sub-faculties, Departments, and the Department for Continuing Education

Explanatory Note

The following Legislative Proposal submitted by Council under Part 2 of Congregation Regulations 2 of 2002 (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, Vol. 133, p. 161 as amended on 12 October 2004 and 7 March 2006, Gazette Vol. 135, p. 214; Vol. 136, p. 752, 9 March 2006) makes changes to Statute VII, increasing the number of faculties from twenty-six to twenty-seven with the establishment of a new Faculty of Linguistics, Philology, and Phonetics. The new Faculty will establish a firm foundation for the development of innovative programmes of teaching and research in the field and replace the Committee for Comparative Philology, Linguistics, and Phonetics, and the Sub-faculty of Linguistics, which are to be abolished by the changes in regulations to be made if the Statute is approved.

WHEREAS it is expedient to amend Statute VII concerning Divisions, Faculties, Sub-Faculties, Departments, and the Department for Continuing Education, to establish the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology, and Phonetics, NOW THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, in exercise of the powers in that behalf conferred upon it by the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923, and of all other powers enabling it, ENACTS AS FOLLOWS.

1 In Statute VII, concerning Divisions, Faculties, Sub-faculties, Departments, and the Department for Continuing Education (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002), as amended with effect from 1 October 2005 (Gazette Vol. 136, p. 246, 27 October 2005), 11 October 2005 (Gazette Vol. 136, p. 184, 13 October 2005), 30 May 2006 (Gazette Vol. 136, p. 1163, 1 June 2006) and 13 June 2006 (Gazette Vol. 136, p. 1240, 15 June 2006), in section 5 delete 'twenty-six' and substitute 'twenty-seven'.

2 Ibid., in section 5 insert new sub-section (12) and renumber existing (12)–(26) as (13)–(27):

'(12) the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology, and Phonetics;'.

Regulations to be made by Council if the Statute is approved

1 In Council Regulations 16 of 2002 concerning Divisions (Supplement (2) to Gazette No. 4628, 26 June 2002, p. 1405), as amended on 14 October 2004, 24 February 2005, 5 May 2005, 13 October 2005, 4 May 2006, 7 June 2007 and 18 October 2007 (Gazette, Vol. 135, pp. 212, 686, 926; Vol. 136, pp. 182, 988; Vol. 137, p. 1254; Vol. 138, p. 216), delete regulation 1(3), renumber existing (4)–(7) as (3)–(6) and insert new paragraph (7):

'(7) Linguistics, Philology, and Phonetics;'.

2 In Council Regulations 17 of 2002, concerning Divisional Boards (Supplement (2) to Gazette No. 4628, 26 June 2002, p. 1406), as amended on 5 May 2005, 14 July 2005, 13 October 2005, 16 March 2006, 4 May 2006, 27 July 2006, 7 June 2007, 12 July 2007, 18 October 2007 and 21 February 2008 (Gazette, Vol. 135, pp. 926, 1270; Vol. 136, pp. 182, 786, 988, 1390; Vol. 137, pp. 1254, 1358; Vol. 138, pp. 216, 684), in regulation 8 insert new paragraph (13) and renumber existing (13)–(19) as (14)–(20):

'(13) a person elected by and from among the members of the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology, and Phonetics;'.

3 In Council Regulations 19 of 2002 concerning Faculty Boards (Supplement (2) to Gazette No. 4628, 26 June 2002, p. 1411), as amended on 5 May 2005 and 16 March 2006 (Gazette Vol. 135, p. 926; Vol. 136, p. 786), in regulation 1 insert new paragraph '(4) Linguistics, Philology, and Phonetics;' and renumber existing (4)–(10) as (5)–(11).

4 Ibid., in regulations 7, 9 and 11 after 'of Classics,' insert 'of Linguistics, Philology, and Phonetics,'.

5 Ibid., in regulation 19 delete paragraphs (6)-(11) and substitute (new text underlined):

'(6)–(11) five persons of whom one shall be elected by and from among the members of each of the following sub-faculties holding posts on the establishment or under the aegis of the board:

(a) the Sub-faculty of Italian;

(b) the Sub-faculty of Modern Greek;

(c) the Sub-faculty of Portuguese;

(d) the Sub-faculty of Russian and other Slavonic Languages;

(e) the Sub-faculty of Spanish;'.

6 Ibid., in regulation 19 insert new paragraph (18):

'(18) a person elected by and from among the members of the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology, and Phonetics holding a post on the establishment or under the aegis of the board.'

7 Ibid., insert new regulations 18 and 19:

'18. The Board of the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology, and Phonetics shall consist of:

(1) the Professor of General Linguistics;

(2) the Diebold Professor of Comparative Philology;

(3) the Director of the Phonetics Laboratory;

(4)–(8) five persons elected by and from among the members of the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology, and Phonetics. 19. The board may co-opt not more than three additional members in accordance with regulations 38–41 below.'

8 Ibid., in regulations 17, 20, 24, 25(3) and 27 delete '36–9' and substitute '38–41', in regulations 25(1) and 25(2) delete '28–35' and substitute '30–37', and renumber existing regulations 18–39 as 20–41.

9 In Council Regulations 2 of 2004 concerning Other University Bodies (Supplement (2) to Gazette No. 4702, 30 June 2004, p. 1237), as amended on 21 October 2004, 28 April 2005, 17 November 2005, 12 January 2006, 4 May 2006, 21 September 2006, 11 January 2007, 8 March 2007, 22 March 2007 and 7 June 2007 (Gazette, Vol. 135, pp. 244, 882; Vol. 136, pp. 342, 481, 989; Vol. 137, pp. 2, 574, 850, 926, 1254), delete Part 5 concerning the Committee for Comparative Philology, General Linguistics and Phonetics and renumber existing Parts 6–15 as 5–14.

10 These regulations shall be effective from 1 August 2008.

[These changes establish a new Faculty of Linguistics, Philology, and Phonetics to establish a firm foundation for the development of innovative programmes of teaching and research in the field, that replaces the Committee for Comparative Philology, Linguistics, and Phonetics and the Sub-faculty of Linguistics.]


(2) Schedule to the Statutes: Heath Harrison Fund

Explanatory Note

The following Legislative Proposal submitted by Council under Part 2 of Congregation Regulations 2 of 2002 (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, Vol. 133, p. 161 as amended on 12 October 2004 and 7 March 2006, Gazette Vol. 135, p. 214; Vol. 136, p. 752, 9 March 2006) amends the objects of Heath Harrison Benefaction in Part 27 of the Schedule to the Statutes, to reduce the restrictions on the pool of applicants who may apply for support.

WHEREAS it is expedient to widen the pool of applicants to the Heath Harrison Fund, NOW THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, in exercise of the powers in that behalf conferred upon it by the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923, and of all other powers enabling it, ENACTS, subject to the approval of Her Majesty in Council, AS FOLLOWS.

In the Schedule to the Statutes (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002), in Part 27, concerning the Heath Harrison Benefaction (pp. 144–5), delete existing section 27.3 and substitute:

'27.3. The senior and junior travelling scholarships shall be held exclusively by persons who are members of the University, while studying French and other modern European languages in foreign countries'.


(3) Statute XVI, Part B: Intellectual Property

Explanatory Note

The following Legislative Proposal submitted by Council under Part 2 of Congregation Regulations 2 of 2002 (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, Vol. 133, p. 161 as amended on 12 October 2004 and 7 March 2006, Gazette Vol. 135, p. 214; Vol. 136, p. 752, 9 March 2006) makes changes in Statute XVI, on the recommendation of the Intellectual Property Advisory Group, to (i) indicate its application to photographs created with the aid of university facilities, and (ii) make clearer that the University makes no claim to the intellectual property in student theses or artistic works except to the extent that they fall within section 6 of the Statute.

WHEREAS it is expedient to amend Statute XVI concerning Property, Contracts, and Trusts, to clarify the Intellectual Property rights of the University, staff and students, NOW THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, in exercise of the powers in that behalf conferred upon it by the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923, and of all other powers enabling it, ENACTS AS FOLLOWS.

1 In Statute XVI concerning Property, Contracts, and Trusts (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, amended with effect from 8 May 2003, Gazette Vol. 133, p. 1335, 29 May 2003), delete existing 6 (2) and substitute:

'(2) works created with the aid of university facilities including (by way of example only) films, videos, photographs, multimedia works, typographic arrangements, and field and laboratory notebooks;'

2 Ibid., delete existing 7 and substitute:

'7. The University will not assert any claim to the ownership of copyright in:

(1) artistic works not listed in sub-section (2) of section 6 of this statute, books, articles, plays, lyrics, scores, or lectures, apart from those specifically commissioned by the University;

(2) audio or visual aids to the giving of lectures;

(3) student theses, exercises and answers to tests and examinations save to the extent that they contain intellectual property claimed by the University under subsection (6) of section 6 of this Statute; or

(4) computer-related works other than those specified in section 6 of this statute.'

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