University Gazette, 26 June 2009: University Acts
COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY
Changes in Regulations
Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 11 July.
(a) Humanities Divisional Board
1 In Council Regulations Regulation 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 with effect from 1 August 2008, 29 May 2008 with effect from 1 October 2008, 14 October 2008, 23 October 2008 and 15 January 2009, Gazette, Vol. 135, pp. 926, 1270; Vol. 136, pp. 182, 786, 988, 1390; Vol. 137, pp. 1254, 1358; Vol. 138, pp. 216, 684, 1237, 1168; Vol. 139, pp. 4–8, 236, 506–7), delete existing regulations 8 and 9 and substitute (new text underlined):
'8. The Humanities Board shall consist of:
(1) the Head of the Humanities Division, who shall be chairman;
(2), (3) two persons elected by and from among the members of the Faculty of Classics;
(4)–(6) three persons elected by and from among the members of the Faculty of English Language and Literature;
(7)–(9) three persons elected by and from among the members of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages;
(10)–(12) three persons elected by and from among the members of the Faculty of History;
(13) a person elected by and from among the members of the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology, and Phonetics;
(14), (15) two persons elected by and from among the members of the Faculty of Music;
(15), (16) two persons elected by and from among the members of the Faculty of Oriental Studies;
(18), (19) two persons elected by and from among the members of the Faculty of Philosophy; (20) a person elected by and from among the members of the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art;
(21), (22) two persons elected by and from among the members of the Faculty of Theology;
(23), (24) two persons appointed, for a three-year term, under the procedures of the Conference of Colleges. They shall have appropriate experience and understanding of academic policy and finance and be familiar with the subject areas concerned, but should not hold a salaried teaching or research post within the division.'
9. The board may co-opt up to four additional members, on condition that the board shall always ensure by the use of its power of co-optation that the overall range of activities and concerns in the division is as fully represented within the total membership of the board as is reasonably practicable.
2 These changes shall be effective from 1 January 2010.
[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Humanities Divisional Board, create four additional slots on the board, increasing representation of each of the Faculties of Music, Oriental Studies and Theology by one, and giving the Ruskin School one member to replace its current representation by a co-opted member. To balance the increase in members, the number of co-opted places is reduced from six to four.]
(b) Board of the Faculty of English Language and Literature
1 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, 16 March 2006, 15 May 2008, and 14 October 2008, Gazette, Vol. 135, p. 926; Vol. 136, p. 786; Vol. 138, p. 1060; Vol. 139, pp. 4–8), in regulation 7 delete 'Faculties of Classics,' and substitute 'Faculties of Classics, of English,'.
2 Ibid., in the Schedule of Professors and Readers below regulation 7 delete the list of posts under the heading 'ENGLISH'.
3 Ibid., in regulations 9 and 11 delete 'except those of Classics,' and substitute 'except those of Classics, of English,'.
4 Ibid., in regulations 11 and 12 delete from the table the row relating to official and ordinary members of the English Language and Literature Faculty Board.
5 Ibid., in regulations 17, 19, 22, and 26 delete the references to 'regulations 40–43' and substitute 'regulations 42–45'.
6 Ibid., in regulations 27 (1) and 27 (2) delete the references to 'regulations 30–37' and substitute 'regulations 33–41'.
7 Ibid., in regulations 31 and 34 delete the reference to 'regulation 30' and substitute 'regulation 33'.
8 Ibid., renumber existing regulations 18–43 as 20–45 and insert new regulations 18 and 19 as follows:
'18.The Board of the Faculty of English Language and Literature shall consist of:
(1) the chairman of the English Faculty Board;
(2) the deputy chairman of the English Faculty Board;
(3) the board's Director of Graduate Studies;
(4) the board's Director of Undergraduate Studies;
(5) the board's Director of Research Strategy;
(6) the chairman of the Faculty;
(9)–(15) seven persons elected by and from the members of the Faculty of English Language and Literature.
19. The board may co-opt not more than two additional members in accordance with regulations 42–45.'
9 These changes shall be effective from 1 October 2010.
[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Humanities Divisional Board at the request of the English Faculty Board, remove the category of official membership and substitute ex officio places held by the major office-holders in the faculty, and reduce the size of the board from twenty to fifteen.]
(c) Number of Pro-Vice-Chancellors without portfolio
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, 23 March 2006 and 19 March 2008, Gazette, Vol. 135, pp. 686, 837; Vol. 138, pp. 837–8), delete existing regulation 10 and substitute (new text underlined):
'10. The Vice-Chancellor may appoint any members of Congregation as additional Pro-Vice-Chancellors, on condition that the total number of such additional Pro-Vice-Chancellors serving at any one time shall not exceed ten.'
[This change increases the number of Pro-Vice-Chancellors without portfolio that the Vice-Chancellor may appoint from seven to ten.]
(d) Oxford University Society Board
1 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, 7 June 2007, 1 May 2008 with effect from 1 August 2008, and 15 January 2009), in Part 13 concerning the Oxford University Society insert new regulation 13.12:
'13.12. The Board may co-opt up to three members, who shall serve for one year and shall be eligible for reappointment.'
2 Ibid., renumber existing regulations 13.12–13.14 as 13.13–13.15.
[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Board of the Oxford University Society, enable the Board to co-opt members with particular skills and experience.]
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 11 July.
Establishment of Professorship of Cardiovascular Medicine
1 In SCHEDULE C of Council Regulations 3 of 2004 concerning statutory professorships before 'Field Marshal Alexander Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine' insert:
'Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine'.
2 In Sect. III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 414, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol.132, p. 1461), insert new § 217 and renumber existing §§ 217–88 as §§ 218–89:
'§ 217. Professorship of Cardiovascular Medicine
1. The Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine shall lecture and give instruction in cardiovascular medicine.
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) 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 (or the relevant successor body in the NHS should that Trust cease to exist).
At least three members of the board, of whom one shall be a professor, shall hold clinical appointments.
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 new Professorship of Cardiovascular Medicine.]
CONGREGATION 24 June
1 Honorary Degrees
The following degrees, honoris causa, approved by Resolution of Congregation, were conferred:
Doctor of Letters
FAZLE HASAN ABED, Chairperson, BRAC (formerly Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee), President, BRAC University Governing Board, Commissioner, UN Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor
SANTIAGO CALATRAVA VALLS, DIPL.ARCHITECT, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura, Valencia, DIPL.ENGINEER, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH, Zurich, Architect and Structural Engineer, Hon. Fellow RIBA
PHILIP NICHOLAS OUTRAM PULLMAN, CBE, MA Oxf, FRSL, Author, Honorary Fellow of Exeter College
Doctor of Science
ERWIN LOUIS HAHN, B.SC Juniata College, Pennsylvania, PH.D Illinois, FRS, Physicist, Professor Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley, Honorary Fellow of Brasenose College
BARRY JAMES MARSHALL, AC, MB BS Western Australia, FRS, FRACP, Professor of Clinical Microbiology, University of Western Australia, Western Australian Ambassador for Life Sciences and Biotechnology, Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, Member of the US Academy of Sciences
Doctor of Music
DAME MITSUKO UCHIDA, DBE, Hochschule für Musik, Vienna, Classical Pianist
THE PUBLIC ORATOR delivered an introduction, after which THE PROFESSOR OF POETRY delivered the Oration 'in Commemoration of the Benefactors of the University according to the intention of the Right Honourable Nathaniel, Lord Crewe, Bishop of Durham'.
¶ The texts of the speeches made by the Public Orator in presenting the recipients of Honorary Degrees at the Encaenia and in introducing the Creweian Oration, and of the Oration, are published as Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4887.
COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY
Register of Congregation
Mr Vice-Chancellor reports that the following names have been added to the Register of Congregation:
Chambers, C., Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division
Hemmerich, S.M., Business Services and Projects
Hunt, H.V., Business Services and Projects
Hunter, J.F., Cairns Library
Jung, M.H., Computing Services
Ward, T.W., Business Services and Projects
DIVISIONAL BOARDS AND BOARDS OF FACULTIES
For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 11 July, see 'Examinations and Boards' below.