Wednesday 13 July 2011
Vol cxli No 35
The Council submits the following Graces to the Regent House. These Graces, unless they are withdrawn or a ballot is requested in accordance with the regulations for Graces of the Regent House (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 107), will be deemed to have been approved at 4 p.m. on Friday, 22 July 2011.
1. That the Professorship of Engineering (Grace 6 of 1 December 1965) be retitled as the Sir Kirby Laing Professorship of Civil Engineering and that a fund to be called the Kirby Laing Fund for Civil Engineering be established in the University to be governed by the following regulations:1
1. The sum of £2m received from the Kirby Laing Foundation together with other sums received for the same purpose shall form a fund called the Kirby Laing Fund for Civil Engineering.
2. The Fund shall be administered by four Managers, who shall comprise:
(a)the Head of the Department of Engineering, who shall be Chairman;
(b)the Sir Kirby Laing Professor of Civil Engineering;
(c)the Head of the School of Technology;
(d)a person nominated by the Kirby Laing Foundation and approved by the General Board.
3. The first charge on the income of the Fund shall be the stipend, national insurance, pension contributions, and associated indirect costs of the Sir Kirby Laing Professor of Civil Engineering payable by the University.
4. If and whenever the income of the Fund shall exceed the amount required to meet the costs specified in Regulation 3, the excess of the income over that amount may be applied in support of research in the field of civil engineering in such manner as may be approved by the General Board on the recommendation of the Managers.
5. Any unexpended income in any financial year may, at the discretion of the Managers, be accumulated and added to the capital of the Fund or be held as an income reserve and expended in any one or more subsequent years in accordance with Regulations 3 and 4 above.
2. That the regulations for incorporation and for the degree of Master of Arts be amended as follows:2
(A) Regulations for incorporation (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 179)
By adding at the end of this section ‘or is a Head-elect or designate of a College;’.
(B) Regulations for Master of Arts (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 432)
By amending this provision to read ‘the Headship of a College, or being a Head-elect or designate of a College;’.
3. That, with immediate effect, the regulations for the review procedure for examinations for undergraduate and certain other qualifications be amended as follows:3
By inserting before the final sentence of the regulation the following sentence:
In considering the representations at this stage the Committee shall have power to seek statements from other persons or bodies, as they think fit.
4. That Regulation 3 of the regulations for the review of the results of examinations for postgraduate qualifications be amended by removing from the first sentence in lines 4 and 5 the words ‘by the Secretary’.4
5. That, on the recommendation of the General Board, the regulations for the Schools and Councils of the Schools be amended, with effect from 1 October 2011, as follows:5
By amending sub-paragraph (d) so as to read:
(d)One undergraduate student member and one graduate student member of the Council of a School shall be elected by the undergraduate and graduate students respectively under the constituent Faculties, Syndicates, or other Boards or Committees of Management in each School. The student members of each Council shall be elected by ballot in each academical year. The date and procedure for the election shall be determined by the Council of the School concerned, provided that the election shall not be held later than the division of the Lent Term. Students elected shall serve until the date of the election in the following Lent Term, or until such earlier date as they may, under the provisions of Statute C, IV, 2, cease to qualify for membership of the constituent institution. The returning officer shall be the Head of the School or a member of the Regent House appointed by the Council of the School.
School of Arts and Humanities
School of the Biological Sciences
School of the Humanities and Social Sciences
School of the Physical Sciences
School of Technology
In each case by replacing the words ‘student representatives’ by the words ‘student members’ in the sub-clauses of Regulation 2 relating to the student members of the Councils.
6. That, on the recommendation of the Council of the School of the Physical Sciences, and with the concurrence of the General Board, the Professorship of Theoretical Mineral Physics, established by Grace 4 of 7 June 2006, be reassigned from the Department of Earth Sciences to the Department of Physics with effect from 1 October 2011.6
7. That, on the recommendation of the Faculty Boards of Biology and Clinical Medicine, Regulations 2 and 3 for Clinical Lecturers be amended so as to read:7
2. Appointments and reappointments to an office of Clinical Lecturer shall be made by an ad hoc Appointing Committee consisting of the members (excluding the Chairman) of the Appointments Committee for the Faculty concerned and two (or, where the terms of the funding so require, up to four) persons appointed by the General Board on the nomination of the appropriate Health Authority or NHS Trust as additional members of the Committee for the purpose of the particular appointment or reappointment; provided that, if the Faculty concerned is a Faculty other than the Faculty of Clinical Medicine, there shall be two further members of the ad hoc Appointing Committee who shall be appointed by the General Board on the nomination of the Faculty Board of Clinical Medicine. The Regius Professor of Physic shall be Chairman of the Committee.
3. Appointments to a Clinical Lectureship shall be for four years excluding any period of leave approved by the General Board under Statute D, II, 6(a) and D, II, 6(b).
8. That Regulation 3 for the Scott Polar Research Institute Endowment Fund II be amended so as to read:8
3. The Fund shall be administered by a Board of Managers who shall be:
(a)the Director of the Scott Polar Research Institute as Chairman;
(b)the Librarian of the Scott Polar Research Institute;
(c)the Head of the School of the Physical Sciences.
9. That the recommendations in paragraph 5 of the Report of the General Board, dated 1 June 2011, on the establishment of a Professorship of Education (Reporter, 2010–11, p. 917) be approved.
10. That the recommendations in paragraph 6 of the Report of the General Board, dated 1 June 2011, on the establishment of a Dyson Professorship of Fluid Mechanics (Reporter, 2010–11, p. 918) be approved.
11. That the recommendations in paragraph 5 of the Report of the General Board, dated 1 June 2011, on the establishment of a Professorship of Polymeric Materials Chemistry and Physics (Reporter, 2010–11, p. 919) be approved.
12. That the recommendations in paragraph 6 of the Report of the General Board, dated 1 June 2011, on the re-establishment of two Professorships in the School of Clinical Medicine (Reporter, 2010–11, p. 920) be approved.
13. That the recommendations in paragraph 8 of the Report of the General Board, dated 1 June 2011, on Senior Academic Promotions (Reporter, 2010–11, p. 920) be approved.
14. That the recommendations in paragraph 5 of the Report of the Council and the General Board, dated 13 June and 17 June 2011, on the establishment of a Regius Professorship of Engineering (Reporter, 2010–11, p. 956) be approved.
15. That Dr Rosamund E. Thornton (EM) be appointed as a Deputy University Advocate until 30 September 2011.
2This Grace makes provision for the admission to the M.A. Degree (and other relevant Degrees by incorporation) of a Head-elect or designate of a College. This provision is desirable because the statutes of at least one College provide that the Head must be a Cambridge M.A. at the point of admission to the headship.
3Statutes and Ordinances, p. 239. The amendment proposed is to enable a Review Committee to seek such information as they may require, to assist them in determining whether or not to dismiss a complaint.
4Statutes and Ordinances, p. 438. By Grace 2 of 21 July 2010 approval of Master’s level qualifications was devolved from the Board of Graduate Studies to the relevant Degree Committees. The regulations for the review of the results of examinations for postgraduate qualifications are being amended accordingly.
5Statutes and Ordinances, p. 572. The inclusion of student representatives on the Councils of the Schools was approved by Grace 6 of 11 June 2008. The regulations approved allowed for election from among their number by the respective student representatives of the constituent institutions of each School. However experience of the election process during the past three years has shown that this electoral body is too small; the General Board accordingly propose that the respective electoral bodies should consist of (i) all undergraduate students and (ii) all graduate student members. This proposal has the support of all the Councils of the Schools.
6Statutes and Ordinances, p. 720. The academic work and major teaching commitments of Professor Emilio Artacho, the holder of this Professorship, are more closely aligned with colleagues in the Cavendish Laboratory. The Departments of Earth Sciences and Physics have been consulted and agree with the academic case for the reassignment. Professor Artacho supports the reassignment of his Professorship.
7Statutes and Ordinances, p. 732. The proposed amendments to the regulations relate to the term of a Clinical Lecturer and the composition of the Appointments Committee. They are brought forward because of changes to the way in which Clinical Lectureships are funded by the NHS, and particularly in response to the requirements of the National Institute of Health Research.
8Statutes and Ordinances, p. 629. The Board of Managers of the Endowment Fund propose a revision of the composition of the Board.