Purpose, Scope, Base, Definitions
Article 1 – (1) The purpose of these regulations is to regulate the procedures and principles of the Transportation Technologies and Intelligent Automotive Systems and Application and Research Center based at Okan University.
Article 2 - (1) These regulations include the purposes, activity areas, management members, and work methods of the Okan University Transportation Technologies and Intelligent Automotive Systems Application and Research Center.
Article 3 -(1) These regulations are prepared based on the 4/11/1981 dated and 2547 numbered Higher Education Law 7.(d)(2) and Higher Education Law 14.
Article 4 – (1) The definitions are:
a) Center (TTIS): Okan University Transportation Technologies and Intelligent Automotive Systems Application and Research Center
b) Center Consultation Committee: Consultation committee of the Center
c) Center Director: Director of the Center
d) Center Management Committee (CMC): Management committee of the Center
e) Rector: The Rector of Okan University
f) University: Okan University
Purpose and Activity Areas of the Center
Purpose of Center
Article 5 – (1) Purpose of Center; to develop the academic and technological knowledge required by the Turkish automotive industry, automotive subsidiary industry and public by doing foresight studies on future transportation systems and vehicles that work on clean energy, intelligent vehicles, intelligent transportation systems, unmanned vehicles, robots and robot groups and their modeling, simulation, design and realization
Center activity areas
Article 6 – (1) To reach the purpose written in article 5 of these regulations, the Center performs the following activities:
a) To perform or contribute in research and development in the areas of intelligent vehicles, intelligent transportation systems, other unmanned vehicles, robots, robot groups, advanced automotive technologies, electric transportation technologies, fuel cells, vehicle technologies that use solar cells and similar clean and renewable energies, development and application of complicated simulation and virtual environments,
b) Performing foresight activities by following academic and technological activities and examining tendencies to determine future technologies in areas that concern the Center,
c) To cooperate with, organize common activities with, prepare application and research projects, generate resources for these projects and apply and/or follow these projects with national and international public and private organizations that perform activities in topics in the areas that concern the Center,
d) To organize occupational education programs in the quickly changing and renewing areas of transportation technologies and intelligent systems, and in this context to educate the employees of the automotive industry and automotive subsidiary industry and public and private organizations,
e) To develop a library, electronic information bank, and archive for research in the areas that concern the Center, to join national and international information webs or develop a new one if necessary, prepare periodicals or books in topics in the areas that concern the Center,
f) To encourage masters and doctorate study, cooperate with the Science Institute to open programs in topics in the areas that concern the Center.
Management Organs of the Center and Their Duties
Article 7 - (1) Management organs of the Center consist of the Center Director and Vice Director, Center Board of Directors, and Center Advisory Board.
Article 8 - (1) Center Director; is chosen by the Rector from full time professors that work at the University for a period of two years. When this period ends the Center Director can be reappointed.
(2) To assist the Center Director, a member of the Board of Directors is chosen by the Rector as the Vice Director. The Vice Director acts as the Center Director when the Center director is not available. An expert, preferably an internationally well known one, is selected by the Rector as the Center Coordinator to contribute to the work of the Center Director. If the Center Director is absent from his job for more than six months a new Center Director is appointed by the Rector.
Duties of the Center Director
Article 9 – (1) The duties of the Center Director are:
a) To represent the Center and to preside over the Center Board of Directors
b) To coordinate to preparation of the strategic and activity plans
c) To apply the decisions the Center Board of Directors according to the regulations
d) To execute the administrative affairs, to administer the coordination and control and write the correspondences of the Center.
e) To present the yearly activity report of the Center Board of Directors to the Rector
Center Board of Directors
Article 10 – (1) Center Board of Directors (CBD); consists of five members including the Center Director. The members other than the Center Director, are chosen from among University professors by the Senate for a period of two years. The CBD members that have completed their term can be chosen again. Members that leave before the end of their term or are appointed outside of the University for a period of more than six months are replaced by new members till the end of the term.
The duties of the Center Board of Directors
Article 11 – (1) The duties of the Center Board of Directors are:
a) To prepare and implement the work program of the Center,
b) To prepare the yearly activity report of the Center,
c) To select the professors that will be appointed in the science work groups at the Center and submit them for appointment by the Rector,
d) To evaluate the research and application projects, courses and similar educational proposals with the help of the scientific work committee, to determine the persons, institutions and University units that will be appointed,
e) To determine cooperation principles with non-University national and international organizations, prepare protocol drafts and submit to the Rector,
f) To determine the administrative and technical personnel that will be employed at the Center and submit to the approval of the Rector.
Center Advisory Board
Article 12 – (1) The Center Advisory Board: Is selected by the Rector from among the people suggested by the Center Director from inside and outside the University and consists of at most ten people. The Center Advisory Board contributes to the preparation and application of strategic plans related to Center activities by the Center Director and Center Board of Directors.
Duties of the Center Advisory Board
Article 13 - (1) The duties of the Center Advisory Board are:
a)To give support to the Center Director and Center Board of Directors in the preparation of the strategic plan.
b) To facilitate the national and international connections of the center, to secure cooperation,
c) To meet under the direction of the Center Director upon his/her request at least once every six months, to evaluate the activities of the Center and offer advice.
Various and Final Decisions
Article 14 – (1) The need of the Center for technical and administrative personnel is met by the personnel appointed by the Rector according to Law 2547.13.
Equipment and fixed assets
Article 14 – (1) Equipment, hardware and fixed assets bought as part of research supported by the Center is allocated to be used in the services of the Center.
Article 15 – The spending authority of the Center is the Rector. The Rector can transfer this duty to the Center Director.
Article 16 – (1) These Regulations are valid from the date of issue.
Article 17 – (1) These Regulations are executed by the Rector of Okan University.