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Graces submitted to the Regent House on 25 July 2001

The Council submit the following Graces to the Regent House. These Graces, other than any which is withdrawn or for which a ballot is requested in accordance with the regulations for Graces of the Regent House (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 113), will be deemed to have been approved at 4 p.m. on Friday, 3 August 2001.

1. (A) That, with effect from 1 October 2001, the Joint Consultative Committee on Admissions be retitled the Joint Committee on Admissions and that the regulations for the Joint Committee be amended as follows:1

Regulations 1 and 2.

By amending the regulations so as to read:

1. There shall be a Joint Committee on Admissions which shall consist of:

(a) the Vice-Chancellor (or a duly appointed deputy) as Chairman;
(b) one person appointed by the Council;
(c) one person appointed by the General Board;
(d) one member of the Regent House appointed by each of the Councils of the Schools of Arts and Humanities, the Biological Sciences, the Humanities and Social Sciences, the Physical Sciences, and Technology;
(e) the intercollegiate Director of Admissions;
(f) two persons appointed by the Admissions Forum;
(g) two persons appointed by the Senior Tutors' Committee;
(h) one person appointed by the Bursars' Committee;
(i) one member of the University in statu pupillari appointed by the Council.


The members of the Committee other than those in classes (a), (e), and (i) shall be appointed in the Michaelmas Term to serve for two years from 1 January following their appointment. The member in class (i) shall be appointed in the Easter Term to serve for one year from 1 October following.

2. The Joint Committee shall keep under review such aspects of admissions policy and practice, including matters related to widening access and participation in relation to undergraduate studies, as may be referred to it by the Vice-Chancellor, the Council, the General Board, or the intercollegiate bodies, and shall make recommendations as necessary. The Joint Committee shall establish a Management Group, not necessarily consisting wholly of members of the Joint Committee, for the Cambridge Admissions Office.

Regulations 3 and 4.

By deleting the word 'Consultative' at each occurrence.

(B) That the regulations for the Committee of Management of the Cambridge Intercollegiate Applications Office be rescinded from a date to be determined by the Council.

2. That, on the recommendation of the General Board, the regulations for Departments and Heads of Departments be amended as follows:2

Regulation 3.

Education

By amending the text so as to read:

A person appointed in accordance with Regulation 2.

3. That, on the recommendation of the General Board, a University Office of Dean of Educational Studies be established in the Faculty of Education from 1 August 2001 to be governed by the following regulations:3

Dean of Educational Studies

1. Appointments and reappointments to the University Office of Dean of Educational Studies in the Faculty of Education shall be for periods not exceeding five years at a time, and shall be made by an Appointments Committee consisting of the following persons:

(a) the Vice-Chancellor (or a duly appointed deputy) as Chairman;
(b) the Head of the Department of Education;
(c) three persons appointed by the Faculty Board of Education;
(d) two persons appointed by the General Board.

2. The duties of the Dean of Educational Studies shall be determined by the General Board after consultation with the Faculty Board of Education.

4. That the regulations for University Composition Fees (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 158) as amended by Graces 2 of 28 February 2001 and 2 of 16 May 2001 be further amended, with effect from 1 October 2001, as follows:4

SCHEDULE

By inserting the following entry:

Certificate in Humanities
Computing for Languages
W B F

Courses leading to examinations for the M.Phil. Degree

By rescinding the entries for Control Engineering and Operational Research and Social Anthropology.

By inserting the following entries:

Geographical Research D D E
International Studies D D E
Social Anthropological Analysis D D E
Social Anthropological Research     D D E

5. That, on the recommendation of the Faculty Board of English, the regulations for the Chaucer Reading Prize (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 720) be amended as follows:5

Regulations 2, 3, 6, and 7.

By amending the regulations so as to read:

2. The Prize shall be offered for competition in each odd-numbered year and shall be open to all resident members of the University in statu pupillari.

3. The Prize shall be awarded by two Adjudicators nominated by the Faculty Board of English before the division of the Lent Term of the year in which the Prize is to be offered.

6. The value of the Prize shall be determined by the Faculty Board of English, within a range approved from time to time by the Council.

7. Any unexpended income in the Fund may be added to the capital of the Fund or accumulated for use as income in subsequent years, as the Faculty Board may determine.

6. That the regulations for the Isaac Newton Fund and Studentships (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 796) be amended as follows:6

Regulation 3.

By replacing in line 1 the word 'two' by the words 'one or more'.

Regulation 7.

By removing from line 1 of the second paragraph the words 'of two years' and by replacing in lines 2 and 3 the words 'the two years of tenure' by the words 'his or her tenure'.

Regulation 8.

By replacing in line 3 the words 'for two years' by the words 'for up to three years', and by replacing in line 5 the words 'one year or for two years' by the words 'up to three years'.

7. That the recommendations in paragraph 10 of the Second Report of the Council, dated 14 May 2001, on the office of Commissary (p. 696) be approved.7

8. That the recommendations in paragraph 7 of the Report of the General Board, dated 23 May 2001, on certain fixed-term Professorships and Readerships and future arrangements for awarding the title of Honorary Professor or Reader (p. 814), as amended in the Council's Notice of 23 July 2001, be approved.8

1Statutes and Ordinances, pp. 142 and 144. This Grace changes the title of the existing Joint Committee, and makes better provision for the representation of University and Colleges authorities on it. It also brings up to date the statement of its current responsibilities, to accord with the Participation Strategy approved by the Council and Colleges' Committee for submission to the Higher Education Funding Council for England. The Intercollegiate Applications Office is retitled the Cambridge Admissions Office, and its present Committee of Management will be replaced by the Management Group referred to in proposed Regulation 2 for the Joint Committee on Admissions. back

2 Statutes and Ordinances, p. 548. Following the enlargement of the School of Education, approved by Grace 7 of 13 December 2000, it is thought appropriate to widen the candidature for the Headship of the Department. back

3 In their Joint Report on Teaching and Research in Education, and on Homerton College (p. 216) the Council and the General Board referred to arrangements for transfer of the staff of Homerton College engaged in teaching and research from the employment of the College to the employment of the University after 1 August 2001, on the integration of the teaching and research work of the College into the University. The General Board would establish an appropriate number of University Lectureships and other academic offices, to which, by decision of the Appointments Committee for the Faculty of Education, staff will be appointed. The General Board now propose the establishment of a University office of Dean of Educational Studies in the Faculty of Education. The principal responsibilities of the Dean will be to organize and manage, under the authority of the Faculty Board and the Head of Department, the teaching activities of the newly enlarged School of Education. back

4 See the General Board's Notices, pp. 960, 961, 997, and 998back

5 It is proposed to offer the Prize in alternate years since the income of the Fund is not sufficient to support an annual award. back

6 The Electors to the Isaac Newton Studentships, with the concurrence of the Trustees of the Isaac Newton Fund, propose that the regulations for the Studentships be amended to allow for the election of more than two students if suitable candidates present themselves and to extend the period of tenure of the Studentships to up to three years at the time of election (rather than requiring renewal after two years) in order that the Studentship satisfies the current regulations of the Board of Graduate Studies. The maximum tenure of the Studentship has not been extended. back

7 See the Council's Notice, p. 991back

8 See the Council's Notice, p. 991back


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