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GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL

Changes in Regulations

The General Purposes Committee of Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 19 December 2003.

(a) Establishment of an Information Technology Research Committee

In Council Regulations 15 of 2002 (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4634, 16 October 2002, Vol. 133, p. 235), as renumbered by the changes published on 31 October 2002, and 13 March 2003, Gazette, Vol. 133, pp. 352, 948), insert new regulations 3.49--3.54 as follows and renumber existing regulations 3.49--3.102 as regulations 3.55--3.108:

Information Technology Research Committee

3.49 The Information Technology Research (ITR) Committee shall consist of:

(1) the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Planning and Resource Allocation);

(2) the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Services and University Collections);

(3) a Head of Division appointed by the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee (PRAC);

(4) the Director of the Oxford e-Science Centre;

(5) an Associate Director of the e-Science Centre, normally a Principal Investigator of one of the leading e-Science projects;

(6) the Director of the Oxford Supercomputing Centre;

(7) the Vice-Chairman of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Committee.

3.50 The Committee shall have the power to co-opt up to two additional members for such periods as it thinks fit.

3.51 The Director of the Oxford e-Science Centre shall be the technical secretary to the Committee.

3.52. The Committee shall be responsible to PRAC for the following:

(1) co-ordinating and advising PRAC and Council on the strategic development of research involving the large-scale or novel application of information technology in conjunction with the academic divisions and the services;

(2) in the context of applications in response to external funding opportunities for research involving the large-scale or novel application of information technology, advising PRAC and Council where necessary on

(a) priorities, and

(b) strategic implications;

(3) overseeing all aspects of the operation and development of the Oxford e-Science Centre and the Oxford Supercomputing Centre;

(4) reporting regularly to PRAC on 4 (1)--(3). 3.53 The Committee shall advise the ICT Committee on how any proposed research involving the large-scale or novel application of information technology, such as (but not limited to) the University's ICT strategy, and the ICT infrastructure and its support, might affect matters for which the ICT Committee is responsible. 3.54 The Committee shall have authority to make such other arrangements by standing order as are necessary to fulfil its responsibilities.

[This change, made on the recommendation of the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee (PRAC), establishes an Information Technology Research Committee responsible to PRAC for coordinating and developing strategy on research involving the large-scale or novel application of information technology, and overseeing the operation of the University's two facilities for this, namely the Oxford e-Science Centre and the Oxford Supercomputing Centre.]

(b) Khalili Research Fund

In Part 2 of Council regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts (Statutes, 2000, p. 579, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, and renumbered by Decree (1) of 7 December 2000 and the changes published on 14 November 2002, Gazette, Vol. 131, p. 402; Vol. 132, p. 1461; Vol. 133, p. 404), insert new § 191 as follows, and renumber existing §§ 191--6 (pp. 665--8) as §§ 192--9:

`§ 191. Khalili Research Fund

1. The benefaction of £1,581,600 from the Khalili Family Foundation (`The Trust'), together with any further donations for this purpose, shall be known as the Khalili Research Fund (`the Fund').

2. The benefaction shall be recognised in the title of a new Centre, The Khalili Research Centre for the Art and Material Culture of the Middle East (`the Centre').

3. Of the initial benefaction of £1,581,600, the sum of £155,600 shall be spent on the salary and support costs of a computer technician in the Centre over a period after an appointment is first made to that post (which period is anticipated to be in the region of five years).

4. The University shall retain the balance of the Fund as permanent endowment; and shall apply the net income towards the provision of suitable accommodation for, and the support of, teaching and research in Islamic art and archaeology in the University.

5. The Centre shall be run as part of the Faculty of Oriental Studies, by a Director and a Management Committee appointed by and answerable to the Board of the Faculty (`the Board').

6. The Management Committee shall comprise the following:

(1) the Director appointed under Regulation 5 above (`the Director');

(2) the Keeper of Eastern Art in the Ashmolean Museum or that Keeper's nominee;

(3), (4) two members of the Board, appointed by the Board;

(5) a person appointed by the Sub-faculty of Archaeology;

(6) a person appointed by the Modern History Board;

(7), (8) two members of the Sub-faculty of Near and Middle Eastern Studies, appointed by the Sub-faculty;

(9) a student member reading for a graduate degree related to Islamic art and archaeology, appointed by the Board; and

(10), (11) two representatives of the Trust.

7. The Board shall consult with the Trust before the appointment of each new Director, request the views of the Trust in writing, and give due consideration to any views received within a period of twenty-eight days after the making of the request.

8. In consulting with the Trust over the appointment of any candidate as Director and prior to making such an appointment, the Board shall take into account the suitability of that candidate in relation to the aims and purposes of the Centre.

9. These Regulations may be amended by Council, subject on each occasion to the written agreement of the Trust.

[These changes follow the munificent benefaction of the Khalili Family Trust for the creation of the Khalili Research Centre for the Art and Material Culture of the Middle East, and for the support of teaching and research in Islamic art and archaeology in the University. They make practical arrangements for the establishment and running of the Centre.]

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PLANNING AND RESOURCE ALLOCATION COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL

Changes in Regulations

The Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 19 December 2003.

Establishment of four Professorships of Economics

1 In Council Regulations 24 of 2002, Ch. VII, Sect. I, § 5. B. SCHEDULE A, concerning professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 379, as amended by Decree (3) of 8 March 2002, Gazette, Vol. 131, p. 717, and subsequently redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), delete `Professor of Economics' and substitute:

`Professors (five) of Economics'.

2 Ibid., Sect. II (p. 413, as amended by Decree (3) of 8 March 2001, Decree (1) of 26 April 2001, Decree (1) of 7 June 2001, Decree (4) of 13 December 2001, Gazette, Vol. 131, pp. 717, 888, 1112; Vol. 132, p. 564), delete existing § 65 and substitute:

`§ 65 Professors (five) of Economics

1. There shall be five Professors of Economics who shall engage in advanced study and research and shall lecture and give instruction in Economics.

2. The professors shall each be elected by an electoral board consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the head of the college specified in (2) of this clause is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

(2) the head of the college to which the professorship shall be for the time being allocated by Council under any decree in that behalf, or if the head is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the governing body of the college;

(3) a person appointed by the governing body of the college specified in (2) of this clause;

(4), (5) two persons appointed by Council;

(6) a person appointed by the Social Sciences Board;

(7)--(9) three persons appointed by the General Purposes Committee of the Department of Economics.

3. The professor shall be subject to the General Provisions of the decree concerning the duties of professors and to those Particular Provisions of the same decree which are applicable to these chairs.

[These changes made by the Social Sciences Board on the recommendation of the Department of Economics, establish a further four Professorships of Economics. The opportunity is taken to amend the composition of the electoral board for the existing professorship to reflect the new governance arrangements.]

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EDUCATIONAL POLICY AND STANDARDS COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL

Resolution

Under Sect. 18 (2) of Statute VI the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, exercising authority delegated to it by Council, has approved the following resolution.

Notwithstanding the special regulations governing the award of the degrees of BCL/M.Juris in European and Comparative Law, Aimee-Shirin Daruwala, Worcester College, should be deemed to have been awarded the degree of BCL without the designation `in European and Comparative Law; and Maik Martin and Stephan Festner, Lincoln College should be deemed to have been awarded the degree of M.Juris. with the designation `in European and Comparative Law'.

This resolution rectifies anomalies caused by inconsistencies in course information. It is published with the names of the candidates concerned with the agreement of the candidates.

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COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Register of Congregation

Mr Vice-Chancellor reports that the following names have been added to the Register of Congregation:

Bogg, A.L., Hertford

Bushell, A.R., D.Phil., Wolfson

Kurinczuk, J.J., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Meager, R.E., BCL, New College

Moore, S.J., MA, M.Sc., Keble

Nicholls, J.S.D., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Scott, R.H., Faculty of Physical Sciences

Slater, A., St Edmund Hall

Toews, D., St Hilda's

Westerhoff, J.C., Faculty of Philosophy

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