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Oxford University Gazette, 16 February 2006: University Acts


Changes in Regulations

Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 3 March.

Regulations relating to the use of Information Technology facilities

1 In ICTC Regulations 1 of 2002, concerning the use of IT facilities (Supplement (2) to Gazette No. 4630, 24 July 2002, p. 1533, as amended on 2 October 2003, Gazette, Vol. 134, p. 62), delete existing regulation 13. (2)(a) and substitute:

'13. (2)(a) Owners and administrators of computers connected to the University network are responsible for ensuring their security against unauthorised access, participation in 'denial of service' attacks, etc. In particular they are responsible for ensuring that anti-virus software is installed and regularly updated, and that rules and guidelines on security and anti-virus policy, as issued from time to time by the ICTC, are followed.'

2 Ibid., after regulation 13. (6) insert:

'13. (7) Providing external access to University network resources for use as part of any shared activity or project is permitted only if authorised by the ICTC, and will be subject to any conditions that the ICTC may specify. 13. (8) If any computer connected to the network or a sub-network does not comply with the requirements of this section, it may be disconnected immediately by the Network Administrator or any other member of staff duly authorised by the head of college, section or department concerned.'

[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Information and Communications Technology Committee (ICTC) give disciplinary backing to the existing Anti-Virus Rules by imposing obligations both on individuals running a computer connected to the university network and on those responsible for supporting facilities in the unit concerned. They also relax the rule which prohibits the provision of facilities for those outside the University.]

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Register of Congregation

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

Carter, R.A., BA, St Anne's

Griffiths, S., MA, Hertford

Steffen, R., Green College

Walton, D.R., Nuffield

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For a change in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 3 March, see 'Examinations and Boards' below.

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