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Report of the Council on amendments of certain Statutes: Notice

20 November 2000

The Council have considered the remarks made at the Discussion of their Report on amendments of certain Statutes (p. 23) on 24 October 2000 (p. 145). Dr Edwards referred to the new office of University Senior Lecturer. The original Report which introduced this office was a Report of the General Board and the Council have asked the General Board for their comments. As far as the inclusion of the word 'University' in the title of the office was concerned, the Board thought that Colleges might wish to make use of the new title and that, in the natural progression from University Assistant Lecturer to University Lecturer and finally University Senior Lecturer, the continuity of title should be maintained. The ordering of the chapter in Statute D for the new office may be somewhat anomalous, but retaining the numbering of Chapter XVII for the office of University Lecturer avoided the possibility of creating a large number of erroneous cross-references to this chapter throughout Statutes and Ordinances.

The Council have considered Dr Edwards's third point, that the office of University Senior Lecturer should be included in Statute D, II, 3 and therefore Schedule J, so that it becomes one of the offices with statutory entitlement to sabbatical leave under Statute D, II, 5, and have agreed, with the concurrence of the General Board, to recommend to the Regent House that Statute D, II, 3 be amended by inserting the words 'University Senior Lecturer' after the word 'Reader,'.

Dr Evans suggested that the present Report should have included further amendments as a consequence of the introduction of the Human Rights Act from 1 October 2000. The Council will put any necessary amendments before the Regent House as a separate Report in the near future. It would however be inappropriate to publish such amendments until they have been carefully considered.

The Council are therefore submitting a Grace to the Regent House (Grace 8, p. 231) for the approval of the recommendations of this Report, together with a further Grace (Grace 9, p. 231) recommending the amendment to Statute D, II, 3 referred to above.

20 November 2000

ALEC N. BROERS, Vice-Chancellor
A. J. BADGER
C. R. J. BAILEY
MAT COAKLEY
A. L. R. FINDLAY
PETER GODDARD
GORDON JOHNSON
JOHN A. LEAKE
A. M. LONSDALE
C. LUDLOW
M. D. MACLEOD
ONORA O'NEILL
JEREMY SANDERS
M. SCHOFIELD
DAVID M. THOMPSON
R. E. THORNTON

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Cambridge University Reporter, 22 November 2000
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