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Centre for Applied Research in Educational Technologies (CARET): Notice

(Statutes and Ordinances, p. 614)

Following a review of the activities of CARET the General Board have constituted a Committee of Management for CARET to provide greater direction for the activity of the Centre. The Committee of Management will be established with effect from 1 October 2004, from which date the Advisory Committee will be suppressed. Revised regulations for the Centre, approved by the General Board, are set out below.

1. The Centre for Applied Research in Educational Technologies shall be an institution independent of any Faculty or Department, under the supervision of the General Board.

2. The Centre shall be under the general control of a Committee of Management, which shall consist of:

(a)a member of the Regent House appointed by the General Board, who shall be Chairman;
(b)the Director of the University Computing Service ex officio;
(c)the Director of the Institute of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning ex officio;
(d)one member of the Regent House appointed by each of the Councils of the Schools;
(e)not more than two members of the Regent House co-opted by the Committee.

Members in classes (a) and (d) shall be appointed in the Michaelmas Term to serve for four years from 1 January following their appointment. Members in class (e) shall be co-opted in the Michaelmas Term to serve for one year from 1 January following their co-optation.

3. Five members of the Committee shall form a quorum.

4. Subject to the powers of the Council and the General Board, the duties of the Committee of Management shall be:

(a)to determine the general policy of the Centre;
(b)to advise the Director on matters arising from the work of the Centre;
(c)to advise the General Board on matters relating to the activity of the Centre;
(d)to make an Annual Report to the General Board on matters related to the Centre;
(e)to constitute an Advisory Group comprising three resident members of the University and at least three persons who are not resident members of the University to meet at least once a year to advise on the broader strategy of the Centre and related activities of institutions within the University;
(f)to receive reports of the Centre's activities;
(g)to receive regular accounts, and approve annual management accounts.

Staff of the Centre

1. There shall be a University office of Director of the Centre, which shall be held on such terms and conditions as the General Board may from time to time determine. Appointments and reappointments to the office of Director shall be made by the General Board.

2. The Director shall be the administrative Head of the Centre for Applied Research in Educational Technologies, and shall carry out the duties assigned to a Head of a Department in Statute C, V, 3.

3. There shall be such number of University offices of Assistant Director of the Centre as the General Board may from time to time determine, on the recommendation of the Director. The duties of the Assistant Directors shall be to assist the Director in all matters connected with the work of the Centre.

4. During any absence of the Director, or when the office of Director is vacant, the General Board may appoint an Acting Director on such terms and conditions as the Board may determine.


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Cambridge University Reporter 7 July 2004
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