Council and Main Committees

  • Thursday 4 November 2010
  • No. 4933
  • Vol 141

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 November.

Establishment of Professorship of Informatics

Explanatory Note

These changes, made on the recommendation of the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council, establish a Professorship of Informatics held in the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division. The Professor will teach and undertake research in Informatics and Algorithms and will be on the establishment of the Computing Laboratory in the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division.

Text of Regulations

1 In SCHEDULE A of Council Regulations 3 of 2004, concerning statutory professorships, after 'Chichele Professor of the History of War' insert:

'Professor of Informatics'.

2 In Sect III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 442, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461) insert new § 142 as follows and renumber existing § 142–56 as §143–57:

'§ 142. Professor of Informatics

1. There shall be a Professor of Informatics, who shall undertake research in and shall lecture and give instruction in that subject and generally promote its study in the University.

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

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the head of the college specified in paragraph (2) of this regulation 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 regulation 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 paragraph (2) of this regulation;

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

(6)–(9) four persons appointed by the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board.

3. The professor shall be subject to the General Provisions of the regulations concerning the duties of professors and to those Particular Provisions of the same regulations which are applicable to this chair.’

Council of the University

Register of Congregation

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

Bond, S.E., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Byrne, S.,  Exeter

Campbell, L.A., Faculty of Music

Giambona, G., Saïd Business School

Habibula, S., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Hall, B.A., St Catherine's

Mavroeidis, S., University College

Wilkinson, D.A.C., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

 

Congregation2 November

1 Declaration of approval of Resolution authorising use of space within the Primary Care Trust building at the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter

That the allocation of one floor of space for use by the Primary Care Trust, and one floor of space for use by Oxford University Press, within the Primary Care Trust building be approved.

2 Declaration of approval of Resolution authorising use of the site of the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory and the allocation of space in the Robert Hooke Building

That the allocation of the site of the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory and the parking area in front of the building to the Department of Chemistry for the construction of a new building, and the allocation of space in the Robert Hooke Building to the Department of Chemistry until 30 September 2013, be approved.

3 Declaration of approval of Resolution authorising use of a site in front of the Clarendon Laboratory Lindemann Building

That the allocation of the site in front of the Clarendon Laboratory Lindemann Building to the Department of Physics for the construction of a new building be approved.

Divisional and Faculty Boards

For changes in regulations for examinations see 'Examinations and Boards' below.