Council and Main Committees

  • Thursday 28 July 2011
  • NO. 4961
  • VOL. 141

Council of the University

Changes in Regulations

Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 12 August.

(a) Regulations relating to the use of the facilities of the Bodleian Libraries

Explanatory Note

These changes in regulations (i) will allow readers in the central Bodleian to consume food and drink in selected, designated areas and (ii) revise the regulations regarding the use of IT equipment in the libraries. The opportunity has also been taken to remove an outdated reference.

Text of Regulations

1 In the Libraries Curators Regulations 1 of 2006 concerning regulations relating to the use of the facilities of the Bodleian Libraries (made by Council on 10 July 2006 and amended on 12 July 2007, 11 June 2009 and 18 February 2010, Gazette, Vol. 136, p. 1391; Vol. 137, pp. 1359–60; Vol. 140, p. 610) amend regulation 11 as follows (new text underlined, deleted text scored through):

'11. Readers must not eat or chew anything (including sweets or gum) or drink anything (including water) in any part of a library, unless allowed by a local library regulation. Readers may eat or drink in a library only as and where indicated by library notices and signs.'

2 Ibid., amend regulation 25 as follows (new text underlined, deleted text scored through):

'25. Readers must not hold conversations or engage in other conduct in a library which causes or is likely to cause inconvenience, annoyance, or offence to other readers or members of staff.'

3 Ibid., amend regulations 26 and 27 as follows (new text underlined, deleted text scored through):

'26. When using a computer, electronic mobile devices or other equipment, readers must do so as quietly as possible so as to avoid causing disturbance to others and should not use applications or play media so as to produce sounds audible to other readers, unless this is required in order to overcome a disclosed disability.

27. Readers must not use computer or other equipment in a way which requires them to speak into the device,mobile telephones, radios, cassette recorders, cameras, or similar equipment in a library, even with headphones, unless this is required in order to overcome a disclosed disabilityspecific provision has been made for such use.'

4 Ibid., insert new regulations 34 and 35 as follows and re-number existing regulations 34–35 as 36–37:

'34. Where breach or attempted breach of these regulations results in the Bodleian Libraries incurring costs or charges, readers will be liable for reimbursing them and any associated administrative costs.

35. Where breaches of regulations involve misuse of the Bodleian Libraries' IT networks, equipment or services, readers may be barred from using or connecting their computers or peripherals to such facilities temporarily or permanently.'

5 Ibid., in regulation 4 delete 'OULS libraries' and substitute 'the Bodleian Libraries'.

(b) Disciplinary Regulations for Candidates in Examinations

Explanatory Note

The following changes, made by the Proctors with the approval of Council in accordance with section 20 of Statute IX: (i) confirm the application of the regulations to Transfer of Status and Confirmation of Status materials and 'auto-plagiarism'; (ii) revise the provisions concerning mobile devices; and (iii) remove outdated references.

Text of Regulations

1 Delete regulation 2 of Proctors' Regulations 1 of 2003 (Gazette, Vol. 134, p. 237, 30 October 2003) and substitute (new text underlined, deleted text scored through):

'2. In these regulations: (1) 'examination' includes where the context so permits the submission and assessment of a thesis, dissertation, essay, Transfer of Status materials, Confirmation of Status materials, or other coursework which is not undertaken in formal examination conditions but is a requirement for, counts towards or constitutes the work for a degree or other academic award; and (2) 'examination room' means any room designated by the Academic Registrar and Secretary of Faculties or his or her deputy University's Clerk of the Schools or approved by the Proctors as a place for one or more candidates to take an examination.'

2 Ibid., after existing regulation 5 insert the following new regulation 6:

'6. Unless specifically permitted by the Special Subject Regulations for the examination concerned, no candidate shall submit to the examiners any work which he or she has previously submitted partially or in full for examination at this University or elsewhere. Where earlier work by the candidate is citable, he or she shall reference it clearly.'

3 Ibid., delete existing regulation 7 and substitute:

'7. No candidate shall take, or attempt to take, into an examination any unauthorised material (including revision notes), item or equipment relevant to the examination device (including a mobile telephone or any other device capable of receiving or communicating information), nor use or attempt to use it such material, item or device.'

4 Ibid., delete existing regulation 15 and substitute:

'15. At the end of each examination candidates must hand back to an invigilator all the paper provided for writing their answers, including paper used for rough drafts and paper which has not been used. No paper may must be removed from the examination room other than the question-paper for the examination that has just been completed.'

5 Ibid., delete existing regulation 18 and renumber existing regulations 6 as 7 and 7–17 as 8–18.

6 These changes in regulations shall be effective from 1 October 2011.

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 12 August.

(a) Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion

Explanatory Note

The following change amends the composition of the electoral board of the Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion 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 Regulation

1 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 § 296 delete existing regulations 3 and 4 and substitute:

'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 (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 (2) of this regulation;

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

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

(7)–(9) Board of the Faculty of Theology.

4. 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.'

(b) Professorships (two) of Biomedical Engineering

Explanatory Note

These changes, made on the recommendation of the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council, amend the name of one of the two recently established Professorships of Biomedical Engineering to the Technikos Professorship of Biomedical Engineering, in appreciation of the funding received from Technikos towards the cost of one of the two Professorships for the first five years.

Text of Regulations

1 In SCHEDULE A of Council Regulations 3 of 2004, concerning statutory professorships, delete 'Professors (two) of Biomedical Engineering' and substitute:

'Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Technikos Professor of Biomedical Engineering'.

2 In Sect. III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 416, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461) delete the title and regulation 1 of § 73 and substitute (new text underlined, deleted text scored through):

'§ 73.  Professors (two) of Biomedical Engineering and Technikos Professor of Biomedical Engineering

1. There shall be two Professors of Biomedical Engineering; one of the posts shall be named Technikos Professor of Biomedical Engineering for the first five years from the appointment of the first incumbent., both of whom The Professors shall undertake research in and shall lecture and give instruction in that subject and generally promote its study in the University.'

3 The changes in regulations concerning the naming of the post of Professor of Biomedical Engineering as the Technikos Professor of Biomedical Engineering shall be effective for the duration of funding from Technikos.

Council of the University

Register of Congregation

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

Arnold, J. A., Worcester

Asher, R. G., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Atoyebi, O., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Birembaut, F., Sub-department of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

Day, N. A., Oxford Martin School

Flossmann, E., Trinity

Garrido, G., Department of Politics and International Relations

Harvey, C. J., Faculty of Law

McBrien, A.-M. F. L., Lady Margaret Hall

Pandit, H. G., Wolfson

Quinn, P. J. C., Disability Advisory Service

Richards, A. J., Oxford e-Research Centre

Richards, A. L., Personnel Services

Walls, R. E., Careers Service

Wiles, A. J., Merton

Williams, J. L., Queen's

Congregation16 June

Election

Board of the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics

Corrigendum

On p. 664 of Gazette No. 4954, Vol. 141, 26 May 2011 and p. 688 of Gazette No. 4955, Vol. 141, 2 June 2011, for 'M.C.J. Maiden, Hertford' read 'M.D. Maiden, Trinity'.

Divisional and Faculty Boards

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