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Ord. 7 Constitution of the Boards of the Faculties

***Amendments to Ordinance 7 were last approved by the University Council at the meeting on 21 November 2018, with changes taking immediate effect.***

Ordinance on the Constitution of the Boards of the Faculties

(1) Under the terms of Statute 17(1) there shall be a Faculty of Arts, a Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, and a Faculty of Social Sciences.

(2) Under the terms of Statute 17(2) each Faculty shall have a Board, namely a Board of the Faculty of Arts, a Board of the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, and a Board of the Faculty of Social Sciences.

(3) The membership of the Boards of the Faculties shall be as follows:

Board of the Faculty of Arts

(a) The Vice-Chancellor ex officio.

(b) The Chair of the Faculty of Arts ex officio (Chair).

(c) The Deputy Chair of the Faculty of Arts ex officio.

(d)The Head and one other member of academic staff elected by and from each of the Departments of Classics and Ancient History, English and Comparative Literary Studies, Film and Television Studies, History, History of Art and the School for Cross-Faculty Studies.

(e) The Head and one other member of academic staff elected by and from the School of Theatre, Performance and Cultural Policy Studies.

(f) The Head of the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, the Director, ex officio, of the Language Centre, and up to three members of the academic staff elected by and from the School of Modern Languages and Cultures.

(g) The Chair, ex officio, and the Deputy Chair, ex officio, of the Faculty Education Committee of the Board of the Faculty of Arts.

(h) One member of academic staff elected by and from the Department of Philosophy.

(i) Two members of academic staff, one to be elected by and from the Board of the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, and one by and from the Board of the Faculty of Social Sciences.

(j) Three student members, one of whom shall be a registered undergraduate student, one who shall be a registered postgraduate taught student of the University, and one who shall be a registered postgraduate research student of the University, elected in accordance with the Regulations Governing the Procedure for the Election of Student Members and Observers on the Boards of the Faculties. The student members will not participate in nor receive papers for any business affecting the appointment, promotion and personal affairs of individual members of staff of the University or affecting the admission, academic assessment or personal affairs of individual students.

(k) Up to three co-opted members, being members of academic staff, subject to the approval of the Senate.

Board of the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine

(a) The Vice-Chancellor ex officio.

(b) The Chair of the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine ex officio (Chair).

(c) The Head and one other member of academic staff elected by and from each of the Departments of Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology and Statistics; the Schools of Engineering, Life Sciences and Medicine; and the Warwick Manufacturing Group.

(d) The Chair of the Faculty Education Committee of the Board of the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, ex officio; two members of academic staff elected by and from the Faculty Education Committee of the Board of the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine to represent undergraduate education; and two members of academic staff elected by and from the Faculty Education Committee of the Board of the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine to represent postgraduate education.

(e) Two members of academic staff, one by and from the Board of the Faculty of Arts, and one by and from the Board of the Faculty of Social Sciences.

(f) One member of academic staff elected by and from the School for Cross-Faculty Studies.

(g) Up to three co-opted members, being members of academic staff, subject to the approval of the Senate.

(h) Five student members from the Faculty, one shall be a registered undergraduate student representing Engineering and the Experimental Sciences, one shall be a registered undergraduate student representing Physics and the Formal Sciences, one shall be a registered undergraduate student representing Warwick Medical School, one shall be a registered postgraduate taught student and one shall be a registered postgraduate research student; elected in accordance with the Regulations Governing the Procedure for the Election of Student Members and Observers on the Boards of the Faculties. The student members will not participate in nor receive papers for any business affecting the appointment, promotion and personal affairs of individual members of staff of the University or affecting the admission, academic assessment or personal affairs of individual students.

(i) The Departments within the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine shall be the Departments of Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, Statistics, the School of Engineering, the School of Life Sciences, the School of Medicine and the Warwick Manufacturing Group.

Board of the Faculty of Social Sciences

(a) The Vice-Chancellor.

(b) The Chair of the Faculty of Social Sciences ex officio (Chair).

(c) The Head of Department and one other member of academic staff elected by and from each Department within the Faculty.

(d) The Director, ex officio, or another member of the academic staff nominated by the Director of each of the following:

(i) Centre for Educational Development Appraisal and Research (CEDAR);

(ii) Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies (CIM);

(iii) Centre for Lifelong Learning (CLL);

(iv) Centre for Teacher Education (CTE);

(v) ESRC Doctoral Training Centre;

(vi) Institute for Employment Research (IER).

(vii) Warwick Foundation Studies (WFS).

(e) The Director of the Centre for Applied Linguistics or another member of the academic staff of the Centre nominated by the Director and one other member of staff from within the Centre nominated by the Director.

(f) The Chairs of the IT Committee, the Research and Impact Committee, and the Faculty Education Committee of the Board of the Faculty of Social Sciences, ex officio.

(g) One member of academic staff elected by and from the School for Cross-Faculty Studies.

(h) Two members of academic staff, one to be elected by and from the Board of the Faculty of Arts, and one by and from the Board of the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine.

(i) Three student members from the Faculty, one of whom shall be a registered undergraduate student, one a registered postgraduate taught student and one a registered postgraduate research student elected in accordance with the Regulations Governing the Procedure for the Election of Student Members and Observers on the Boards of the Faculties. The student members shall not participate in nor receive papers for any business affecting the appointment, promotion and personal affairs of individual members of the staff of the University or affecting the admission, academic assessment or personal affairs of individual students.

(j) Up to three co-opted members, being members of academic staff, subject to the approval of the Senate.

(k) The Departments within the Faculty of Social Sciences shall be the Centre for Education Studies, the Departments of Economics, Philosophy, Politics and International Studies, Sociology, the School of Law, Warwick Business School and Warwick Foundation Studies.

(4) The Chair of the Boards of the Faculties of Arts, Science, Engineering and Medicine, and Social Sciences shall be a member of the Board. The Chair shall hold office for no more than two consecutive terms of three years; appointment being subject to annual reaffirmation by the Board.