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Universities (Scotland) Act 1966

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Schedule 2Powers of University Courts

Part I

Powers exerciseable by ordinance

1To amend the composition, powers and functions of the University Court, the Senatus Academicus, and the General Council, as set out in the Universities (Scotland) Acts 1858 to 1932, the Act of 1953 and this Act, and in the ordinances made under the said Acts of 1858 to 1932 and of 1953 as set out in Schedule 3 to this Act; and to amend the composition of the General Council as set out in section 28 of the Act of 1868.

2To amend the composition of any other body set up under the Acts of 1858 and 1889 to which the University Court nominates or appoints members:

Provided that before proceeding to the exercise of the powers herein contained the Court shall have regard to any recommendation made by the body concerned.

3To fulfil the purposes which are mentioned in sections 14 and 15 of the Act of 1889, and section 2 of the Act of 1932.

4To provide for the manner of election of readers and lecturers to the Senatus Academicus and their term of office.

5To prescribe the conditions under which the register of members of the General Council is to be maintained.

6To vary or revoke any of the ordinances set out in Schedule 3 to this Act.

Part II

Powers exerciseable by resolution

1On the recommendation of the Senatus Academicus, to regulate and alter the constitution, composition, and number of the faculties and boards of studies, and to create new bodies of the same kind.

2On the recommendation of the Senatus Academicus, to institute new degrees and to approve regulations made by the Senatus Academicus therefor ; to approve any additions or amendments to the regulations for existing degrees and to regulate the length of the academic session.

3On the recommendation of the Senatus Academicus, to prescribe the conditions under which students may be admitted to the University:

Provided that the power mentioned in this paragraph shall not become exerciseable by the University Court of any of the older Universities until the ordinance mentioned in paragraph 8 of Schedule 3 to this Act has been revoked in relation to that University.

4On the recommendation of the Senatus Academicus, to prescribe the procedure to be followed in the case of alleged breaches of discipline within the University where the alleged breach is one which might be punishable by expulsion or rustication.

5After consultation with the Senatus Academicus, to found professorships and readerships in either case carrying the responsibility of a department and, without prejudice to the provisions of section 2 of the Act of 1932, on the occasion of a vacancy and with the consent of the patrons, if any, to abolish or alter the. title of existing professorships and readerships carrying the responsibility of a department and with the consent of the incumbent and patrons, if any, to alter the title of existing professorships.

6After consultation with the Senatus Academicus, to make regulations for the granting of recognition to the teaching of any college or individual teacher for the purposes of graduation.

7After consultation with the Senatus Academicus and without prejudice to the provisions of section 2 of the Act of 1932, to prescribe the limitations in respect of age on the tenure of office of the principal or a professor:

Provided that, in the case of the principalship or a professorship the nomination or appointment whereto is reserved to or exercised by the Crown, the consent of Her Majesty to any such limitation on the tenure thereof shall have been signified by the Secretary of State ; and provided also that no resolution prescribing such limitation shall apply to the principal or a professor holding office at the date when the resolution is passed, unless the principal or that professor shall have consented to such application, or is by the terms of his appointment subject to such limitation.

8To regulate such other matters, not being matters which fall within the scope of Part I of this Schedule, as the University Court may think fit to regulate by resolution.

Part III

Powers exerciseable in accordance with procedure prescribed by the University Court

1The powers mentioned in section 12 of the Act of 1858 but as if paragraph 4 thereof were omitted.

2The powers mentioned in section 13 of the Act of 1858, but subject to the provisions of paragraph 2 of Part I of this Schedule.

3The powers mentioned in section 6 of the Act of 1889 but as if—

(a)for paragraph (8) thereof there were substituted the following paragraph:—

(8)To appoint committees of its own number or others, and to define their powers, and to determine the membership and the quorum, of such committees. and,

(b)in paragraph (9) thereof for the reference to the Medical Act 1886 there were substituted a reference to the Medical Act 1956.

4To regulate the salaries of the principal, professors, readers, lecturers and other University officers.

5After consultation with the Senatus Academicus, to regulate the qualifications, appointment and number of examiners ; and to determine the amount and manner of the remuneration of examiners.

6To appoint such administrative staff as may be deemed necessary for the efficient functioning of the University.

7To determine the conditions and the scale on which pensions may be granted to the principal, professors, readers, lecturers and other University officers.

8To regulate the amount, manner of payment, and appropriation of fees and other payments made by students.

9To make provision to enable the Senatus Academicus and the General Council to discharge their duties.

10In this Part of this Schedule the expression " officers " includes " servants ".

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