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Oxford University Gazette, 30 April 2009: University Agenda

CONGREGATION 19 May 2 p.m.

¶ Members of Congregation are reminded that written notice of any intention to vote against, or any proposed amendment to, the legislative proposal below, signed by at least two members of Congregation, must be given to the Registrar by noon on Monday, 11 May (see the note on the conduct of business in Congregation at the end of 'University Agenda').

Voting on Legislative Proposal: Statute VII: Divisions, Faculties, Sub-faculties, Departments, and the Department for Continuing Education

Explanatory Note

The annual report of the PPH Supervisory Committee contained a recommendation relating to the existing right of heads of houses, including heads of Permanent Private Halls, to nominate members of faculties. The Supervisory Committee felt that it was not appropriate for the staff of Permanent Private Halls to become members of a faculty via this route. Council, on the recommendation of the Education Committee and the General Purposes Committee, endorses this view and the following change amends the relevant provision in Statute VII.

WHEREAS it is expedient to amend Statute VII, concerning Divisions, Faculties, Sub-faculties, Departments, and the Department for Continuing Education, to restrict to heads of colleges and societies the right to nominate members of faculties, THE UNIVERSITY ENACTS AS FOLLOWS.

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 (Vol. 136, p. 184, 13 October 2005), 30 May 2006 (Vol. 136, p. 1163, 1 June 2006), 13 June 2006 (Vol. 136, p. 1240, 15 June 2006) and 10 June 2008 (Vol. 138 p. 1237, 12 June 2008), delete paragraph (2) of section 7 and substitute:

'(2) the holders of all posts in the colleges and societies of the University the duties of which are certified by the head of the college or society to include research or teaching;'.

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