Council and Main Committees

  • Thursday 28 April 2011
  • NO. 4950
  • VOL. 141

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 13 May.

(a) Laudian Professor of Arabic

Explanatory Note

The following change amends the composition of the electoral board of the Laudian Professor of Arabic to comply with the general provisions for electoral boards laid down in Council Regulations 3 of 2004. It also replaces reference to 'decrees' with reference to 'regulations' and removes reference to the General Board.

Text of Regulations

In Sect. III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 432, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), in § 11 delete existing regulations 2 and 3, and substitute:

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

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the President of St John's College is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

(2) the President of St John's College, or, if the President is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the Governing Body of St John's College;

(3) a person appointed by the Governing Body of St John's College;

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

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

(7)–(9) three persons appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies.

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 as to residence which are applicable to this chair. He or she shall give not less than thirty-six lectures or classes in the year, provided that this obligation may be reduced in exceptional circumstances with the approval of the faculty board concerned.'

(b) Shaw Professor of Chinese

Explanatory Note

The following change amends the composition of the electoral board of the Shaw Professor of Chinese to comply with the general provisions for electoral boards laid down in Council Regulations 3 of 2004. It also replaces reference to 'decrees' with reference to 'regulations' and removes reference to the General Board.

Text of Regulations

In Sect. III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 408, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), in Part 1 of § 52 delete existing regulations 2–4 and substitute:

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

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the Master of University College is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

(2) the Master of University College, or, if the Master is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the Governing Body of University College;

(3) a person appointed by the Governing Body of University College;

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

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

(7)–(9) three persons appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies.

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 as to residence which are applicable to this chair. He or she shall give not less than thirty-six lectures or classes in the year, provided that this obligation may be reduced in exceptional circumstances with the approval of the faculty board concerned.'

(c) Establishment of Professorship of Geophysics

Explanatory Note

These changes, made on the recommendation of the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council, establish a Professorship of Geophysics held in the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division. The Professor will teach and undertake research in Geophysics and will be on the establishment of the Department of Earth Sciences in the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division.

Text of Regulations

1 In SCHEDULE A of Council Regulations 3 of 2004, concerning statutory professorships, before 'Professor of Geosystem Sciences' insert:

'Professor of Geophysics'.

2 In Sect. III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 427, redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461) insert new § 109 as follows and renumber existing § 109–58 as § 110–59:

'§ 109. Professor of Geophysics

1. There shall be a Professor of Geophysics, who shall undertake research in and shall lecture and give instruction in that subject and generally promote its study in the University.  

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 (2) of this clause 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 regulations 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 (2) of this clause;

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

(6)–(9) four persons appointed by the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board.

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 this chair.'

Council of the University

Register of Congregation

Mr Vice-Chancellor reports that the following names have been added to the Register of Congregation:

Ceron, M., Worcester

Christodoulides, C., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Clay, M.R., University Development Office

Coulter, A.M., St Catherine's

Cudlip, S.A., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Finlay, I.J., Oxford Learning Institute

Foster, K.R., Magdalen

Grant, J.E., Queen's

Green, A.R., Lincoln

Hebron, R.J., Pembroke

Howe, M.A., St Catherine’s

Ireland, P.T., St Catherine's

Kalmbach, H.E., New College

Moyes, C.L., Department of Zoology

Noren, K.A., Disability Advisory Service

Peters, M., Department of Public Health

Pyrah, R.M., Magdalen

Silva, I.A., Harris Manchester

Sullivan, P.M., University Security and Messenger Services

Wade, R.H., Green Templeton

Walton, S.E., Finance Division

Wang, L., Oxford University Computing Services

Warnaby, C.E., Nuffield Department of Anaesthetics

Divisional and Faculty Boards

For changes in regulations for examinations see 'Examinations and Boards' below.