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Oxford University Gazette, 15 January 2009: University Acts

COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Changes in Regulations

Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 30 January.

(a) Regulations for the Student Disciplinary Panel

1 In Council Regulations 3 of 2006, concerning the Student Disciplinary Panel (Gazette, Vol. 136, pp. 1156–9, as amended on 1 May 2008, Vol. 138, p. 988), delete regulation 3.11 and substitute (new text underlined):

'3.11. (1) It shall be open to any party to apply in writing to the Chairman for directions on matters of procedure including:

(a) the provision by the Proctors of further information concerning the charge;

(b) disclosure by the student charged of the evidence (including, if appropriate, witness statements) on which he or she intends to rely at the hearing; and

(c) amendment of the summons to add, omit, or vary a charge on such terms as are fair and reasonable in the circumstances.

(2) Any application shall be made in the first instance to the Secretary, and the party applying shall at the same time give notice of it to the other parties.

(3) If there is no objection from the other parties, the Chairman or a Vice- Chairman may make the required order without an oral hearing.

(4) If the application is contested, or if the Chairman or a Vice-Chairman believes that the circumstances justify a hearing, he or she may refer the application to a hearing by the Panel.'

2 Ibid., delete regulation 3.21 (2) and (3) and substitute (new text underlined): '(2) the student charged shall be entitled to call witnesses whose evidence is relevant to penalty and the Proctors may call evidence in reply;

(3) the student charged shall be entitled to make a plea in mitigation of penalty and the Proctors shall be entitled to reply, following which the student charged shall have an opportunity to reply; and'.

3 Ibid., delete regulation 3.25 (2) and substitute (new text underlined):

'(2) the student charged shall be entitled to call witnesses whose evidence is relevant to penalty and make a plea in mitigation of penalty;'.

4 Ibid., delete regulation 4.2 and substitute (new text underlined):

'4.2.The appeal shall state whether it is made against the finding of proof of the offence or offences or against the penalty or against both proof and penalty and shall set out the grounds of the appeal.'

5 Ibid., delete existing regulations 5.2 and 5.3 and substitute (new text underlined):

'5.2. (1) Within three days of receiving the appeal the Secretary shall deliver a copy of it to the Proctors.

(2) If the appeal is made under section 35 (2), the Secretary shall also deliver a copy of it to the head of the student member's college and shall invite the college to make a written submission within five days of receiving notice of the appeal.

5.3. Within seven days of receiving notice of the appeal or ten days if the appeal is made under section 35 (2) the Proctors shall deliver to the Secretary their response to the appeal which shall include:

(1) all documents previously served on the student by the Proctors;

(2) where applicable, a written statement of the reasons for their action; and

(3) any other evidence on which the Proctors intend to rely in support of their response.'

6 Ibid., insert new regulation 5.5, delete regulation 5.6 and renumber existing regulation 5.5 as 5.6:

'5.5 The Secretary shall send to the student member not less than seven days before the hearing a copy of the Proctors' response to the appeal under regulation 5.3 and the submission made by the college under regulation 5.2 (2) as may be applicable.'

[These changes to the regulations governing the Student Disciplinary Panel (i) give the Proctors a right to respond to any evidence in mitigation where the student charged admits the offence, and a right of reply to the student if the Proctors exercise this right; (ii) give a student's college the opportunity to make a submission on appeal by a student member against the automatic removal of access to university premises and facilities, such removal being made under section 35 of Statute XI as a consequence of suspension or rustication from the student's college; (iii) remove a reference to the burden of proof which is considered unhelpful in the context of an appeal; (iv) confirm the student member's right to receive the Proctors' response to the appeal in advance of the hearing; and (v) set out the matters to be included in an appeal under section 28.]


(b) Regulations for Fines and Compensation Imposed under Statute XI

In Council Regulations 6 of 2006 concerning fines and compensation imposed under Statute XI, made by Council on 1 June 2006 (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4768, 3 May 2006), delete regulation 2 and substitute:

'2. The maximum laid down in regulation 1 above shall be reviewed annually by the Proctors.'

[This change replaces an annual expiry date for the regulations that set the maximum fines and/or compensation that may be imposed by the Proctors under the provisions of Statute XI concerning University Discipline.]


(c) Change of name for the Oxford University Centre for the Environment

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, 18 October 2007 and with effect from 1 August 2008, Gazette, Vol. 135, pp. 212, 686, 926; Vol. 136, pp. 182, 988; Vol. 137, p. 1254; Vol. 138, pp. 216, 1237), in regulation 4, concerning the composition of the Social Sciences Division, delete existing paragraph (10) and substitute:

'(10) School of Geography and the Environment;'.

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, 21 February 2008 and with effect from 1 August 2008, Gazette, Vol. 135, pp. 926, 1270; Vol. 136, pp. 182, 786, 988, 1390; Vol. 137, pp. 1254, 1358; Vol. 138, pp. 216, 684, 1237), in regulation 15, concerning the membership of the Social Sciences Board, delete existing paragraphs (15)–(17) and substitute:

'(15)–(17)three persons elected on a rotational basis by and from academic members of the following units of the division, with each person serving a two-year period:

(i) the Department of Economics;

(ii) the Department of Education;

(iii) the Faculty of Law;

(iv) the Department of Politics and International Relations;

(v) the School of Geography and the Environment;

(vi) the Saïd Business School;'.

[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Social Sciences Board, change the name of the Oxford University Centre for the Environment to the School of Geography and the Environment to reflect the full scope of the activities of the department.]


(d) Regulations relating to Academic Services and University Collections

1 In Council Regulations 15 of 2002 concerning committees reporting directly to Council (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4634, 16 October 2002), in the regulations concerning the Health and Safety Committee (amended on 23 March 2006, 7 June 2007 and 28 June 2007, Gazette Vol. 136, p. 836; Vol. 138, pp. 1254, 1334), delete regulation 3.50 (2) and substitute:

'(2) the Pro-Vice-Chancellor with responsibility for Academic Services and University Collections;'.

2 Ibid., in the regulations concerning the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Subcommittee of the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee (made by Council on 11 October 2007, as amended on 29 May 2008 with effect from 1 October 2008, Gazette Vol. 138, pp. 188, 1169), delete regulation 3.57 (1) and substitute:

'(1) the Pro-Vice-Chancellor with responsibility for Academic Services and University Collections, who shall normally chair the subcommittee;'.

3 Ibid., in the regulations concerning the Curators of the University Libraries (as amended on 22 May 2003, 17 November 2005, 23 March 2006 and 22 March 2007, Gazette Vol. 133, p. 1288; Vol. 136, pp. 342, 836; Vol. 137, p. 926), delete regulation 3.70 (1) and substitute:

'(1) the Pro-Vice-Chancellor with responsibility for Academic Services and University Collections, who shall be chairman;'.

4 Ibid., in the regulations concerning the Committee for the Museums and Scientific Collections (as amended on 27 June 2003, 17 November 2005, 4 May 2006 and 27 July 2006, Gazette Vol. 133, p. 1464; Vol. 136, pp. 342, 990, 1393), delete regulation 3.79 (1) and substitute:

'(1) the Pro-Vice-Chancellor with responsibility for Academic Services and University Collections;'.

5 In Council Regulations 45 of 2002 concerning the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology (Gazette Vol. 133, p. 512, as amended on 22 January 2004, 17 November 2005, 4 May 2006 and 22 March 2007, Gazette Vol. 134, p. 520; Vol. 136, p. 990; Vol. 137, p. 926), delete regulation 2 (1)(b) and substitute:

'(b) the Pro-Vice-Chancellor with responsibility for Academic Services and University Collections;'.

6 In Council Regulations 48 of 2002 concerning the Oxford University Museum of Natural History (Gazette Vol. 133, p. 513, as amended on 13 October 2005, 17 November 2005, 4 May 2006 and 22 March 2007, Gazette Vol. 136, pp. 184, 342, 990; Vol. 137, p. 926), delete regulation 2 (3) and substitute:

'(3) the Pro-Vice-Chancellor with responsibility for Academic Services and University Collections;'.

7 In Council Regulations 49 of 2002 concerning the Pitt Rivers Museum (Gazette Vol. 133, p. 514, as amended on 17 November 2005, 4 May 2006 and 22 March 2007, Gazette Vol. 136, pp. 342, 990; Vol. 137, p. 926), delete regulation 3 (3) and substitute:

'(3) the Pro-Vice-Chancellor with responsibility for Academic Services and University Collections;'.

8 In Council Regulations 3 of 2003 concerning the Botanic Garden (Gazette Vol. 134, p. 351, as amended on 17 November 2005 and 22 March 2007, Gazette Vol. 136, p. 342; Vol. 137, p. 926), delete regulation 2 (2) and substitute:

'(2) the Pro-Vice-Chancellor with responsibility for Academic Services and University Collections;'.

9 In Council Regulations 5 of 2003 concerning the Museum of the History of Science (Gazette Vol. 134, p. 138, as amended on 5 May 2005, 17 November 2005 and 22 March 2007, Gazette Vol. 135, p. 926; Vol. 136, p. 342; Vol. 137, p. 926), delete regulation 2 (3) and substitute:

'(3) the Pro-Vice-Chancellor with responsibility for Academic Services and University Collections;'.

10 In Council Regulations 2 of 2004 concerning Other University Bodies (Supplement (2) to Gazette No. 4702, 30 June 2004, p. 1237), in Part 1 concerning the Committee for the Archives, delete regulation 1.2 (2) and substitute:

'(2) the Pro-Vice-Chancellor with responsibility for Academic Services and University Collections, if he or she is not otherwise a member of the committee;'.

[These changes amend regulations relating to committees within the Academic Services and University Collections (ASUC) group to allow the Pro-Vice- Chancellor with responsibility for ASUC to serve on those committees, following a change in the portfolio of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research, ASUC).]

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GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL

Changes in Regulations

The General Purposes Committee of Council has made the following regulations, to come into effect on 30 January.

Establishment of Beazley Archive Fund

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002 (Statutes, 2000, p. 591, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), insert new § 19 and renumber existing §§ 19–99 as §§ 20–100:

'§ 19. The Beazley Archive Fund

1. The benefaction from Professor Donna Kurtz, together with any further donations for this purpose, shall be known as the Beazley Archive Fund ('the Fund').

2. The University shall retain all of the Fund as permanent endowment; and shall apply the net income of the Fund in support of the Classical Art Research Centre ('the Centre') as a centre in the University for the study of the art of ancient Greece and Rome, and of its collection and reception from antiquity to the present; and for the electronic dissemination of the results of such study through the use of advanced technology.

3. The administration of the Fund, and the application of its income, shall be the responsibility of a Board of Management comprising:

(1) the Head of the Humanities Division or his or her nominee;

(2) the Chairman of the Faculty of Classics or his or her nominee;

(3) the Beazley Archivist;

(4) the Director of Information and Communications Technology or his or her nominee;

(5) the Administrator of the Faculty of Classics; and

(6) a Convocation member of the University with experience of research in the Centre, nominated by the Board of Management.

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

[These regulations, made on the recommendation of the Humanities Board, establish the Beazley Archive Fund.]

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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:

Burls, A.J.E., Lady Margaret Hall

Bystron, I., Faculty of Physiological Sciences

Bywater, P.M., Biomedical Services

Cazier, J.-B., Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics

Fancy, C.B.J., Wadham

Fitz-Simon, A.N.O., National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit

Fuest, C.J.D., Faculty of Management

Halmi, N.A., University

Hargreaves, J.M.D., Magdalen

Hart, J., Department of International Development

Lucas, K.A., Faculty of Anthropology and Geography

Mukherjee, S., Keble

Papazoglou, P., Queen's

Temple, R.A.M., New College

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