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Report of the General Board on the establishment of a Professorship of the Economics of Education

The GENERAL BOARD beg leave to report to the University as follows:

1. In their Report, dated 12 March 2003 (Reporter, 2002-03, p. 735), the Board recommended the establishment of the office of Director of the Centre for Commonwealth Education. The Report also stated that if, in the light of the consideration of applications by an Advisory Committee, and with reference to the criteria for promotion to a personal Professorship, the Board considered it appropriate for the Director to be appointed to a Professorship, they would then report again to the University recommending the establishment of a fixed-term Professorship for a named person and its assignment to the Faculty of Education. The recommendations of the Report were approved by Grace 1 of 14 May 2003. An Advisory Committee consisting of Dr Gordon Johnson (in the Chair as the Vice-Chancellor's deputy), Professor Martin Daunton, Professor Lynn Davies, Mr Tim Everton, Dr Peter Frost, Professor Kenneth King, Dr Christopher Kolade, Professor Donald McIntyre, Dr Kate Pretty, and Dame Veronica Sutherland was appointed by the General Board. The Board have approved this Committee's recommendation that Professor Christopher Colclough, of the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, should be appointed to the Directorship of the Centre for Commonwealth Education for ten years with effect from 1 April 2004. On the advice of their Advisory Committee the Board have further agreed to recommend that a Professorship of the Economics of Education should be established, and assigned to the Department of Education, for Professor Colclough for his tenure as Director.

2. The Board have ascertained that Professor Colclough is willing to accept appointment to these offices. The Board accordingly propose that a Professorship should be established for ten years, as specified above, for the person named.

3. The General Board recommend:

I. (a) That a Professorship of the Economics of Education be established in the University with effect from 1 April 2004 for ten years, placed in Schedule B of the Statutes, and assigned to the Department of Education.

(b) That Professor Christopher Colclough be appointed to the Professorship.

II. That regulations for the Professor be approved, as set out in the Schedule to this Report.

3 December 2003ALISON RICHARD, Vice-ChancellorN. O. A. BULLOCKD. W. B. MACDONALD
 JOHN BELLANDREW CLIFFROGER PARKER
 T. L. BLUNDELLM. J. DAUNTONKEITH PETERS

SCHEDULE

Professorship of the Economics of Education. 2003. Education

1. The Professorship of the Economics of Education shall be established for a single tenure of ten years with effect from 1 April 2004.

2. The Professor shall also hold the office of Director of the Centre for Commonwealth Education during his tenure, and shall vacate the Professorship if he ceases to hold the latter office.


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