Bulletin Vol. 1 No. 11 May 1965

T H E C H I N E S E U N I V E R S I T Y O F H O N G K O N G T H E U N I V E R S I T Y V O L U M E O N E M A Y 1 9 6 5 N U M B E R E L E V E N C O N T E N T S Page Policy on Retirem ent ........................................ 1 Rules Concerning G ifts to the U n iv e rs ity ... 2 P a rt-tim e T e a c h in g ................................................. 2 College Bursars or C om p tro lle r ...................... 3 College L ib ra ria n s ................................................. 4 College Deans o f Students ............................... 5 Com ings and Goings ........................................ 6 Some H is to ric a l Footnotes ............................... 6 POLICY ON RETIREMENT In a statement to the C ouncil, the V ice-Chancellor presented the procedure o f retirem ent at the present stage o f U n iv e rs ity development. T h e procedure was approved by the C oun cil in a recent meeting. T h e V ice Chancellor's statement reads as follow s: " T h e Academ ic P lanning Comm ittee (APC ) re called that the P rovisional C oun cil o f the U n iv e rs ity resolved tha t the retirem ent age should be 65, b u t this was not approved by Governm ent fo r subven tio n purposes. Recently the V ice-C hancellor obtained G ove rn m ent's agreement to a one-year m ora to rium on the retirem en t rule fo r the year 1964-65. However, it w ill be necessary to produce a policy w h ich is not on ly acceptable to Governm ent, b u t also serves the best interests o f the U n iv e rs ity and its staff. I t is realized tha t retirem ent at the age o f 60 is required in accordance w ith Statute 18 o f the U n i versity O rdinance, and therefore could not be changed w ith o u t amending the Statutes. However, the APC recommended tha t the College Councils should consider the fo llow in g categories o f s ta ff: (i) Those who w ill be retired by 30th September, 1965; (ii) Those who w ill be retired by that date if s u it­ able replacements are available (this im plies that the posts w ill be advertised); (iii) Those who m ig h t be recommended fo r a one- year extension from the above date. I t was agreed tha t the College Councils are expect­ ed to rep o rt on category (i), b u t should make re­ commendations to the U n iv e rs ity concerning catego­ ries (ii) and (iii). Such reports and recommendations should be forwarded by the Presidents concerned to the V ice-Chancellor, not later than the end of January 1965; and the V ice-Chancellor, after due consideration, w ould subm it them w ith his recom mendation to the U n iv e rs ity Council. Extension approved by C oun cil entitles the incum bents to superannuation benefits fo r the extended period. T h e A PC agreed fu rth e r that on ly in very excep tion a l circumstances would the U n iv e rs ity consider extension beyond the age o f 65. Instances o f very exceptional cases are distinguished scholars o f in ternational repute and teachers o f critic a l importance to the operation o f the College or the U n ive rsity. In all such cases the appointee w o u ld continue to be a member o f the Superannuation Fund. T h e APC rem inded its e lf that extension over CO is subject to the physical fitness o f the staff concerned. W ith regard to the passages fo r over-aged staff on overseas terms the APC agreed that the College concerned, or the U n iv e rs ity as the case may be, should pay passage from the overseas te rrito ry to H o ng Kong, b u t that if the staff concerned had to re tu rn home after one year's service, he should pay his passage fo r the return trip to his own country. I t was agreed in princip le , however, that generally in cases like this there should be im p lic it agreement to extend the services to two years, thereby e n titlin g the incum bent to fu ll fares fo r the re tu rn journey. T h e APC also agreed that accumulated leave p rio r BULLETIN

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