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Oxford University Gazette, 30 July 2009: University Acts

COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Changes in Regulations

Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 14 August.

(a) Development Committee

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 15 of 2002, concerning committees reporting directly to Council (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4634, 16 October 2002), insert new regulations below and renumber existing 3.38–3.130 as 3.41–3.133:

'Development Committee

3.38. The Development Committee shall consist of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor;

(2) the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Development and External Affairs), who shall be vice-chairman of the committee;

(3) one of the Proctors and the Assessor as may be agreed between them;

(4) the Chairman of the Conference of Colleges or, subject to the approval of the Council, his or her nominee;

(5) the Vice-Chairman of the Development Council;

(6)–(9) the head (or the nominee of the head) of each of the four divisions;

(10)–(13) four persons appointed by Council, of whom one shall be appointed from among the members of Council specified in section 4 (15)–(25) of Statute VI, one shall be a member of its Planning and Resource Allocation Committee, and two shall be heads of house.

3.39. The committee may co-opt up to two additional members for such periods as the committee shall deem appropriate.

3.40. The committee shall

(1) advise Council on strategy and policy relating to development and the alignment of development priorities with the strategic objectives of the University;

(2) make recommendations to Council (in consultation with the Academic Divisions and the main committees of Council, as appropriate) on the short- and long-term priorities for fundraising;

(3) seek to promote and facilitate fundraising within the collegiate University;

(4) monitor the implementation and effectiveness of the University's policies and procedures relating to development.'

[These changes in regulations establish a Development Committee as a committee of Council, to oversee policy and strategy in fundraising.]


(b) Conflict of Interest Committee

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 15 of 2002, concerning committees reporting directly to Council (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4634, 16 October 2002), insert new regulations below and renumber existing 3.32–3.130 as 3.41–3.133:

'Conflict of Interest Committee

3.32. The Conflict of Interest Committee shall consist of:

(1) a chairman appointed by Council who is not a member of Council;

(2)–(5) one member of Congregation appointed by Council from each of the Divisions of Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences, Medical Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities;

(6) one member appointed by Council who shall not be the holder of a teaching or administrative post in the University, or in any college, society, or Permanent Private Hall.

3.33. The committee may co-opt up to three further members for such periods as the committee sees fit to ensure an appropriate range of expertise.

3.34. The committee shall be responsible for:

(1) advising University bodies, ISIS Innovation Ltd, appointing authorities, and individual staff members or students (in appropriate circumstances);

(2) monitoring the University's Policy on Conflict of Interest and making recommendations in the light of experience, and of good practice guidelines established by outside bodies;

(3) ensuring that there are appropriate systems in place to promote and monitor compliance with the Policy on Conflict of Interest;

(4) reviewing Annual Declarations of External Interest and alerting the appropriate University body where further clarification or action is required;

(5) advising Council, or any relevant committees, as appropriate, on cases of difficulties referred to it;

(6) giving advice in the case of individual questions referred to it;

(7) performing any such other action on behalf of Council in relation to the University's Policy on Conflict of Interest as may be required from time to time; and

(8) reporting to Council, on an annual basis, on the operation of the committee and the policy over the prior year.'

[Council has now adopted a revised policy on Conflict of Interest, published in Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4889. The new policy sets out in more detail than previously those circumstances which give rise or may be perceived as giving rise to a conflict or a potential conflict of interest, and the procedures to be adopted in relation to the disclosure of such conflicts or perceived conflicts. The opportunity has also been taken to enact regulations, as above, setting out the terms of reference and composition of the Conflict of Interest Committee (the detail of which formerly appeared only in the policy document itself). Guidance to divisions and departments relating to the implementation of the new policy is in preparation and will be circulated in due course.]


(c) Student Health and Welfare Subcommittee of the Education Committee

In Council Regulations 15 of 2002, concerning the Student Health and Welfare Committee (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4634, 16 October 2002, p. 226, as amended on 12 January 2006 and 27 July 2006, Gazette, Vol. 136, p. 480; Vol. 136, p. 1391), delete existing 3.108–3.117 and substitute:

'Student Health and Welfare Subcommittee of the Education Committee

3.108. The Student Health and Welfare Subcommittee of the Education Committee shall consist of:

(1) a chairman appointed by the Vice-Chancellor from among members or former members of the Education Committee;

(2) the Assessor;

(3) the Director of Student Administration and Services;

(4) a Senior Tutor elected by the Conference of Colleges;

(5) a Tutor for Graduates elected by the Conference of Colleges;

(6) a person elected by the Conference of Colleges;

(7) a College Nurse appointed by the Association of College Nurses;

(8) the Senior Disability Officer;

(9) a person elected by the Association of Oxford College Medical Officers;

(10) the Vice-President (Welfare and Equal Opportunities), Oxford University Student Union;

(11) the Head of the Student Counselling Service or his or her nominee.

3.109. Elected or appointed members shall hold office for a period of two years and shall be eligible to serve for a total period of six years.

3.110. The subcommittee shall report to the Education Committee and shall meet not less than three times a year, normally at least once in each term.

3.111. With the approval of the Education Committee on each occasion, the subcommittee may co-opt up to two additional members who shall hold office for one year and shall be eligible to serve for a total period of four years.

3.112. The committee shall be responsible to the Education Committee for advice on the following matters:

(1) the provision of arrangements for the health of students based on the college doctor system;

(2) student disability issues;

(3) the raising of awareness of health and welfare issues within the collegiate University;

(4) any other matters relating to the collective health and welfare of students within the collegiate University. 3.113. There shall be an Advisory Panel for the Student Counselling Service consisting of:

(1), (2)two members of the Student Health and Welfare Subcommittee appointed by the subcommittee, of whom one shall be appointed to act as chairman;

(3) the member of the Student Health and Welfare Subcommittee elected by the Association of Oxford College Medical Officers;

(4) a person appointed by, but not necessarily being a member of, the Student Health and Welfare Subcommittee who holds, or has held, tutorial or pastoral responsibilities in a college of the University;

(5) a representative of the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Mental Health Foundation Trust appointed by that Trust.

3.114. With the approval of the Student Health and Welfare Subcommittee on each occasion, the Advisory Panel shall have power to co-opt one additional member who shall hold office for one year and be eligible to serve for a total period of four years.

3.115. The chairman and members of the Advisory Panel shall hold office for three years and shall be eligible to serve for a total period of six years.

3.116. The Advisory Panel shall be responsible for the provision of advice to the Student Health and Welfare Subcommittee on matters relating to the Student Counselling Service.

3.117. The Advisory Panel shall report to the Student Health and Welfare Subcommittee and shall meet not less than three times a year, normally at least once in each term.'

[The University has instituted changes to the arrangements for the provision of student services and administration in the light of the formation of the Academic Administration Division. Under the new management system the Education Committee will exercise a broader range of responsibilities in relation to student-related matters and these will encompass oversight of the work of the Student Health and Welfare Subcommittee which will report to Education Committee, and of the former Executive Subcommittee for the Management of the Student Counselling Service. The latter will become an advisory panel. The terms of reference of both bodies have therefore been amended to accommodate the new roles and reporting structures with relevant memberships reduced to reflect the changed responsibilities.]


(d) Committee for the Language Centre

1 In Part 5 of Council Regulations 2 of 2004, concerning the Committee for the Language Centre (Supplement (2) to Gazette No. 4702, 30 June 2004, p. 1237), delete regulations 5.1–5.3 and substitute:

'5.1. There shall be a Committee for the Language Centre, consisting of:

(1) the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education, Academic Services and University Collections), or his or her nominee, who shall chair the committee;

(2),(3) one person appointed by each of the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences, and Medical Sciences Boards;

(4) a person appointed by the Humanities Board, not being a member of either the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, the Faculty of Oriental Studies or the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology, and Phonetics;

(5) a person appointed by the Social Sciences Board, not being a member of the Department of Education;

(6) a person appointed by the Continuing Education Board;

(7) a person appointed by the Senior Tutors' Committee of the Conference of Colleges;

(8) a person appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages;

(9) a person appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies;

(10) a person appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology, and Phonetics;

(11) a person appointed by the Board of the Department of Education;

(12) the Director of the Language Centre;

(13), (14) two student members appointed by the Council of Oxford University Student Union, of whom one shall be a representative of graduate students and one a representative of undergraduate students.

5.2.The period of office for the members under regulation 5.1 (2)–(11) above shall be four years, and that for the members under regulation 5.1 (13) and (14) shall be one year.

5.3.The committee shall have power to co-opt up to three additional members, who shall hold office for periods to be fixed by the committee.'

2 These regulations shall be effective from 1 October 2009.

[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Committee for the Language Centre, expand the membership of the committee to include a person appointed by the Senior Tutors' Committee and by the Board of the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology, and Phonetics, to ensure it more adequately represents a balance of the constituent interests of the collegiate University and Language Centre users. In light of the expanded membership, the number of co-opted positions has been reduced from five to three.]


(e) 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, as amended on 15 January 2009, Gazette, Vol. 139, p. 506), delete regulation 1 and substitute:

'1. The combined amount of any fine and/or compensation which the Proctors may impose under section 26 (3) (a) of Statute XI shall be up to a maximum of £300.'

[This change increases the maximum fines and/or compensation that may be imposed by the Proctors under the provisions of Statute XI, concerning University Discipline.]


(f) Establishment of E.P. Abraham Professorship of Mechanistic Cell Biology

1 In SCHEDULE A of Council Regulations 3 of 2004, concerning statutory professorships, after 'César Milstein Professor of Cancer Cell Biology' insert: 'E.P. Abraham Professor of Mechanistic Cell Biology'.

2 In Sect. iii of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 446, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol.132, p. 1461), insert new § 165:

'§ 165. E.P. Abraham Professor of Mechanistic Cell Biology

1. The benefaction of £129,129 from the E.P. Abraham Cephalosporin Fund, together with any further donations for this purpose, shall be used to establish and maintain the Professorship of Mechanistic Cell Biology.

2. The University shall retain all of the benefaction as permanent endowment and shall apply the net income towards the salary and expenses of the holder of the Professorship and associated overheads and outgoings.

3. The administration of the benefaction, and the application of its capital and income, shall be the responsibility of the Medical Sciences Board.

4. The Professor of Mechanistic Cell Biology shall lecture and give instruction in biochemistry.

5. 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.

6. 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 this chair.

7. Regulations 1–2 shall be deemed as Trust Regulations under the provisions of Part D of Statute XVI.

8. Regulations 3–6 may be amended by Council.'

[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Medical Sciences Board, establish a new Professorship of Mechanistic Cell Biology.]


(g) Establishment of Sanjaya Lall Visiting Professorship in Business and Development

In Sect. III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 403, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), insert new § 37 and renumber existing §§ 37-155 as §§ 38- 156:

'§ 37. Sanjaya Lall Visiting Professor in Business and Development

The benefaction from the Sanjaya Lall Memorial Fund, which comprises £35,000, together with any further donations for the purpose ('the Fund'), shall be used to establish and maintain a Visiting Professorship, to be known as the Sanjaya Lall Visiting Professorship in Business and Development.

2. The University shall apply the income and capital of the Fund towards the salary and associated costs of the Visiting Professorship.

3. The administration of the Fund, and the application of its capital and income, shall be the responsibility of the Executive Board of the Saïd Business School.

4. The Sanjaya Lall Visiting Professor in Business Development shall lecture and give instruction in business and development.

5. 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) a person appointed by the Social Sciences Board;

(7)–(9) three persons appointed by the Saïd Business School. 6.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 this chair. 7.Regulations 1–2 shall be deemed as Trust Regulations under the provisions of Part D of Statute XVI. 8.Regulations 3–6 may be amended by Council.'

[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Social Sciences Board, establish a visiting professorship in the Social Sciences Division. Initial funding for the professorship is being made available by the Sanjaya Lall Memorial Fund, following substantial fundraising efforts made by Mrs Rani Lall. It is anticipated that this funding shall be made available in an agreed schedule of payments for two years in the first instance, after which it is hoped that an endowment may be made to fund the visiting professorship in perpetuity. The visiting professor will be resident in Oxford each Trinity Term and will be expected to contribute to MBA or executive education in the Saïd Business School and also deliver a public lecture amongst other scholarly activities in the School.]


( h) Establishment of Visiting Professorship of Opera Studies

1 In SCHEDULE A of Council Regulations 3 of 2004, concerning statutory professorships, after 'Professor of Numerical Analysis' insert:

'Visiting Professor of Opera Studies'.

2 In Sect III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 474, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461) insert new § 241 as follows and renumber existing §§ 241–89 as §§ 242–90:

'§ 241. Visiting Professor of Opera Studies

1. The holder of the Visiting Professor of Opera Studies shall give instruction in the science and practice of that subject, reflecting their special areas of expertise.

2. The professor shall be elected by an electoral board consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or his or her nominee;

(2) the Warden of New College;

(3), (4) two members appointed by the Warden and Scholars of New College;

(5) the Heather Professor of Music, or his or her nominee;

(6), (7) two persons appointed by Council;

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

(9), (10) two persons appointed by the Faculty of Music.

3. The professor shall be subject to the General Provisions of the regulations concerning the duties of the professors and to those Particular Provisions of the same regulations which are applicable to this chair.'

[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Humanities Divisional Board, establish a Visiting Professorship of Opera Studies.]


University Officers (corrigenda)

When amendments were made to Statute II with effect from 14 October 2003 (Gazette, Vol. 134, p. 139, 16 October 2003) that altered the numbering of sections in that statute, a corresponding change to a cross-reference in Council Regulations 21 of 2002 was overlooked.

In regulation 28 (2) of 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 'section 9 (1) of Statute II' and substitute 'section 10 (1) of Statute II'.

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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 14 August.

Agnelli–Serena Professor of Italian Studies

1 In SCHEDULE A of Council Regulations 3 of 2004, concerning statutory professorships, delete 'Fiat-Serena Professor of Italian Studies' and substitute 'Agnelli–Serena Professor of Italian Studies'.

2 In Sect III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships (Statutes, 2000, pp. 444–5, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461) delete existing § 150 and substitute:

'§ 150. Agnelli–Serena Professor of Italian Studies

1. The benefactions from Mr Arthur Serena and from Fiat Group shall be used to establish the Agnelli–Serena Professorship of Italian Studies.

2. The Agnelli–Serena Professor of Italian Studies shall lecture and give instruction in the subjects of this chair and shall promote generally the study of Italian in the University.

3. 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) of this regulation is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

(2) the head of the college to which the professorship shall be for the time being allocated by Council under any regulation in that behalf, or if the head is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the governing body of the college;

(3) a person appointed by the governing body of the college specified in paragraph (2) of this regulation;

(4), (5) two persons appointed by Council;

(6) a person appointed by the Humanities Division;

(7) a person elected by the Board of the Faculty of Classics;

(8) a person elected by the Board of the Faculty of History;

(9), (10) two persons elected by the Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages.

4. The professor shall be subject to the General Provisions of the regulations concerning the duties of the professors and to those Particular Provisions of the same regulations, which are applicable to this chair.'

[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Humanities Board, rename the Fiat–Serena Professorship of Italian Studies as the Agnelli–Serena Professorship of Italian Studies, after the founder of Fiat. This change is being made at the request of the Fiat Group, which provided a donation to support the post in 1989, to supplement the fund provided in 1918 by Mr Arthur Serena that had established the professorship. The opportunity has also been taken to remove outdated references and update the membership of the electoral board.]

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CONGREGATION 18 July

Conferment of Honorary Degrees

(1) The Degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, approved by Resolution of Congregation on 24 February 2009, was conferred upon NATALIE ZEMON DAVIS, BA Smith College, MA Oxf, MA Radcliffe College, PH.D Michigan, Corresp. FBA, Corresp. FRHS, FAAAS, Historian, Professor Emerita, Princeton University, and Adjunct Professor, University of Toronto.

(2) The Degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, approved by Resolution of Congregation on 24 April 2009, was conferred upon DARCEY ANDREA BUSSELL, CBE, formerly Principal Ballerina with the Royal Ballet.

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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:

James, E.D., Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

Khan, M.I., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Larin-Monaco, Z., Wolfson

Marfin, A., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Moyle, S.P., Clinical Biomanufacturing Facility

Semple, J.C., Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

Young, A., University

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DIVISIONAL BOARDS AND BOARDS OF FACULTIES

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 14 August, see 'Examinations and Boards' below.

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