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GRACES

Graces submitted to the Regent House on 7 November 2007

The Council submits 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 These Graces, other than any which is withdrawn or for which a ballot is requested in accordance with the regulations for Graces of the Regent House (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 109), will be deemed to have been approved at 4 p.m. on Friday, 16 November 2007.

1. That a Kirby Laing Fund be established in the University, to be governed by the following regulations:1

Kirby Laing Fund

1. The sum of £1.2m received from the Kirby Laing Foundation together with other sums received for the same purpose shall form a fund called the Kirby Laing Fund.

2. The Fund, which will be for the support of Christian Theology and New Testament Studies, shall be administered by four Managers, who shall comprise:

(a) the Chairman of the Faculty Board of Divinity, who shall be Chairman;
(b) the Lady Margaret's Professor of Divinity;
(c) the Chairman of the School of Arts and Humanities;
(d) a person nominated by the Kirby Laing Foundation for the time being, provided that, if no nominee is forthcoming, the Principal of Ridley Hall, Cambridge, shall serve as a Manager.

3. The first charge on the income of the Fund shall be the stipend, national insurance, pension contributions, and associated indirect costs of the Lady Margaret's Professor of Divinity payable by the University.

4. Any unexpended income in a financial year may be used in any one or more subsequent years to support the research of the Professor or added to the capital of the Fund, as the Managers shall determine, subject to the approval of the General Board.

2. That the regulations for the management and staff of the University Health Services be amended as follows: 2

Management

Regulation 1.

By amending class (f) of the Committee of Management so as to read:

(f) the Head of the Counselling Service and the senior officer of the Dental Service;

Regulation 5.

By replacing in line 2 of paragraph (a) the words 'the Head of the Dental Service' by the words 'the senior officer of the Dental Service'.

Staff

By replacing the regulations so as to read:

1. There shall be the University office of Head of the Counselling Service, and such number of Counsellors in Grades I, II, and III and Dental Officers as the Council shall from time to time determine.

2. Under the general control of the Executive Committee, the Head of the Counselling Service shall be responsible for the professional and administrative management of the Counselling Service and shall determine the duties of any other Counsellors.

3. Appointments and reappointments to the University office of Head of the Counselling Service, and to a University office of Dental Officer and of Counsellor in Grade I shall be made by an Appointments Committee of which the Registrary, or a deputy appointed by the Registrary, shall act as Secretary and which shall consist of:

(a) the Vice-Chancellor (or a duly appointed deputy) who shall be Chairman;
(b) the Chairman of the Committee of Management of the University Health Services;
(c) the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Counselling Service;
(d) one member of the Committee of Management of the University Health Services appointed by the Committee;
(e) one member of the Regent House appointed by the Council;
(f) the Head of the Counselling Service when an appointment or reappointment of a Counsellor in Grade I is being made;
(g) the senior officer of the Dental Service when an appointment or reappointment of a Dental Officer (save for the appointment of the senior officer) is being made.

Every appointment or reappointment to a University office by the Committee shall be made with the concurrence of the votes (which shall be given in person at a meeting) of not fewer than four members of the Committee. Statute D, XVII, 5 shall apply to the Committee as if it were an Appointments Committee for a Faculty.

4. Appointments and reappointments to the University office of Counsellor in Grade II or III shall be made by a Committee consisting of:

(a) the Chairman of the Committee of Management of the University Health Services;
(b) the Head of the Counselling Service;
(c) a Counsellor, Grade I, in an appropriate field;
(d) a member in class (b), (c), or (d) of the Executive Committee of the University Counselling Service.

Every appointment or reappointment to a University office of Counsellor in Grade II or III by the Committee shall be made with the concurrence of the votes of at least three members of the Committee.

5. The Council, on the recommendation of the Committee of Management of the University Health Service, may designate one of the Dental Officers as Head of the Dental Service to serve for a period not exceeding five years at a time. Such an officer shall be entitled to receive, in addition to his or her stipend, a pensionable payment for responsibility at an annual rate determined by the Council. Under the general control of the Committee of Management, the Head of the Dental Service shall be responsible for the professional and administrative management of the Dental Service and shall determine the duties of the other Dental Officers.

3. That, on the recommendation of the General Board, the regulations for payments to Examiners and Assessors (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 230) be amended in accordance with their Notice on p. 197.

4. That, on the recommendation of the General Board, the Professorship of Educational Leadership be retitled the Professorship of Education (2000).3

5. That the recommendations in paragraph 7 of the Joint Report of the Council and the General Board, dated 23 and 11 July 2007, on a Disability Equality Policy (Reporter, 2006-07, p. 913) be approved.4

1 See the Vice-Chancellor's Notice on p. 194.

2 Statutes and Ordinances, p. 633. The Committee of Management of the University Health Services have proposed that the office of Head of the Counselling Service become a substantive office and that appointing arrangements for Counsellors be simplified. The practice of designating a senior officer of the Dental Service as the Head of that Service is not changed.

3 Statutes and Ordinances, p. 677. The Faculty of Education wish to advertise the office over a broad field.

4 See the Council's Notice on p. 194.


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Cambridge University Reporter 7 November 2007
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