University Gazette, 26 June 2008: University Acts
COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY
Changes in Regulations
Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 11 July.
Student Number Planning Subcommittee of the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee and the Education Committee
1 In Council Regulations 15 of 2002, concerning committees reporting directly to Council or one of its main committees (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4634, 16 October 2002, p. 226), insert new regulations 3.84–3.86 as follows and renumber existing regulations 3.84–3.125 as 3.87–3.128:
'Student Number Planning Subcommittee of the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee and the Education Committee
3.84 The Student Number Planning Subcommittee of the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee and the Education Committee shall consist of:
(1) the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Planning and Resource Allocation) who shall chair the committee;
(2) the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education);
(3) one of the Proctors or the Assessor as may be agreed between them;
(4) one person appointed by the Personnel Committee from among its own members;
(5)–(8) one person appointed by each of the divisional boards from among their own members;
(9) one person appointed by the Continuing Education Board from among its own members;
(10)–(14) five persons elected by the Conference of Colleges.
3.85 The subcommittee shall report to the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee and the Education Committee to develop the collegiate University's student number planning policy on behalf of Council and shall:
(1) maintain an overview of the current and future size and shape of Oxford's student body, consistent with the objectives and values of the strategic plan;
(2) receive long- and short-term planned numbers for all students from divisions, Department for Continuing Education, and the colleges, societies and Permanent Private Halls on a regular basis;
(3) review planned student numbers to ensure that there is an appropriate match between colleges and divisions, and with the current policy of Council;
(4) develop dialogue with particular divisions or colleges as appropriate to ensure the student number policy of Council is not contravened;
(5) establish whether incentives could be introduced to encourage divisions and colleges to adhere to the student number policy of Council;
(6) ensure the planned balance of student numbers within the overall student body is consistent with the levels permitted by HEFCE, and by Oxford City Council;
(7) liaise as appropriate with other related committees and working groups on matters relating to student number planning;
(8) inform Council on the need for future revisions to the student number policy, and, as appropriate, lead in such developments;
(9) give special consideration to maintaining numbers in subjects where there is a national shortage of graduates. 3.86 The subcommittee shall report to Council annually.'
2 These regulations shall be effective from 1 October 2008.
[In Michaelmas Term 2007, a consultation paper was circulated amongst colleges, faculties, departments, and divisions/Continuing Education on the future size and shape of the student population in the University. Building on the responses received to the consultation, Council approved on 16 June 2008 a set of policies on the future size and shape of the student population, and mechanisms for achieving that size and shape (www.admin.ox.ac.uk/epsc/ssconsult1.shtml). This includes the establishment of a joint subcommittee of the Education Committee and the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee charged with advising on and proposing policies on student numbers for approval by Council, and putting these in place. The regulations above establish this subcommittee.]
COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY
Register of Congregation
Mr Vice-Chancellor reports that the following names have been added to the Register of Congregation:
Blades, S., Engineering Science
Fenley, S., Computing Services
Maclean, R.C., Zoology
Mehmet, N., Pembroke
DIVISIONAL BOARDS AND BOARDS OF FACULTIES
For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 11 July, see 'Examinations and Boards' below.