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The Glasgow Caledonian University Order of Council 2010

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Article 30

SCHEDULEUNIVERSITY SENATE

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PART 1Appointment

1.—(1) The Senate must be appointed in such manner as to ensure that it consists of—

(a)the holders of the following posts in the University

(i)Principal and Vice-Chancellor;

(ii)Vice-Principal and Pro-Vice-Chancellor;

(iii)Head of Academic Department; and

(iv)the President of the Students’ Association,

(hereafter called “members ex officiis of Senate”);

(b)such number of members of the academic staff and matriculated students of the University as may be determined in accordance with paragraph 2 of this Schedule (hereafter called “elected members of Senate”); and

(c)such number of persons (if any), not exceeding 4, as have been co-opted by the Senate (hereafter called “co-opted members of Senate”).

(2) In this paragraph, the expression “Head of Academic Department” include Dean, and such other office holder as is deemed appropriate by the University Court.

2.  The elected members of Senate must—

(a)consist of such a number of persons, including one matriculated student of the University, as may be determined by the Senate being not less than one-third and not more than two-thirds of the aggregate of members ex officiis of the Senate;

(b)be elected by and from among members of the academic staff and matriculated students, respectively, of the University who are not members ex officiis or co-opted members of the Senate;

(c)be so elected in accordance with arrangements made by the Senate and approved by the University Court except in the case of the matriculated student who must be elected by matriculated students of the University in a manner to be specified in a scheme made by the Students’ Association in the University and approved by the University Court;

(d)in the case of members of the academic staff, hold office for such a period, not exceeding four years, as may be determined by the University Court, and are eligible for re-election on the expiry of a period of office for one further period of office, and, in the case of the matriculated student, hold office for a period not exceeding one year; and

(e)cease to be members of the Senate when they cease to be members of the academic staff or, as the case may be, matriculated students of the University.

3.  The co-opted members of Senate hold office for such period, not exceeding 4 years, as may be determined by the University Court and are eligible to be co-opted again on the expiry of a period of office.

4.  The Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University is the Chair of the Senate.

PART 2Proceedings

5.  The proceedings of the Senate are to be regulated by a scheme made by the Senate and approved by the University Court which may provide for—

(a)the appointment by the Senate of such committees, as it considers appropriate;

(b)the co-option, subject to paragraph 1(c), by the Senate of additional members (including, where they consider it appropriate, representatives of the students in attendance at the University) of the Senate, or of any committee thereof, for specific purposes; and

(c)any other matters connected with the functions of the Senate.

6.  Any scheme made and approved under paragraph 5 must include provision for—

(a)the appointment of a Vice-Chair of the Senate; and

(b)a minimum number of meetings of the Senate in each year.

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