Council Regulations 1 of 2019

Made by Council with effect from 7 May 2019 (Gazette, Vol.149, p444, 16 May 2019)

1. Parks College shall be a society through which persons who are graduates of other universities (or in the opinion of the governing body possess comparable qualifications) and who are not members of any college, society, Permanent Private Hall or other institution designated by Council by regulation as being permitted to present candidates for matriculation may be admitted as members of the University.

2. The governing body may admit to membership of Parks College:

(1) students desiring to work for research degrees;

(2) other graduate students desiring to pursue academic work in Oxford;

(3) other persons at the discretion of the governing body.

3. The governing body shall consist of the President, who shall be its chair, and Official Fellows and such other fellows as shall be made members of the governing body in accordance with by-laws determined by the governing body and approved by Council under regulation 4 (1) below.

4. (1) The governing body may from time to time make by-laws which shall be consistent with the statutes, regulations, policies and procedures of the University and which, when approved by Council, shall be binding on all Fellows of Parks College.

(2) The governing body shall also have full powers (subject to the provisions of these regulations) to do all that may be necessary to administer Parks College as a graduate society, subject to the following conditions:

(a) it shall submit a report annually to Council;

(b) it shall submit estimates to Council in Hilary Term in respect of the ensuing financial year, and shall satisfy Council that no charge will fall on university funds except such as may be provided by Council; and

(c) the academic policy of Parks College shall be consistent with the University’s strategies and plans as approved from time to time by Council. In cases in which Council thinks it appropriate, Council may direct the governing body on certain courses of action consistent with those strategies and plans.

5. (1) The President of Parks College shall be appointed by Council, after Council has considered any recommendations which the governing body may submit, on such terms and conditions as Council shall determine.

(2) The President shall be accountable to Council.

(3) The President may hold their office in conjunction with a professorship, readership, university lecturership or other university teaching or research post if Council, after consultation with the relevant divisional board and any other bodies concerned, shall so decide.

6. The officers of Parks College shall be appointed by the governing body.

7. The governing body may elect to Official Fellowships at the society, on terms and conditions determined by the governing body and approved by Council, suitably qualified persons who are employed by the University.

8. The governing body may elect suitably qualified persons to other categories of fellowships approved by Council, on terms and conditions determined by the governing body and approved by Council.

9. Official Fellows will be appointed for a period of five years in the first instance, with re-appointment for successive five-year terms, subject to satisfactory performance of their society duties.

10. Parks College shall be subject to all the statutes, regulations, policies and procedures of the University as they may be from time to time, unless those statutes, regulations, policies or procedures specifically state otherwise. Any powers or duties afforded to a Head of department by statute, regulation, policy or procedure shall fall to the President or their nominee. Where a statute, regulation, policy or procedure specifies an action or role to be carried out by a particular officer that does not exist in or for Parks College, the Registrar shall appoint an alternate on behalf of Council.

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