Oxford University Gazette, 2 December 2004: Notices


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Access to teaching and research material in the collections during the museum development

All interested parties in the University who wish to maintain access to parts of the Ashmolean's collections for the purposes of teaching or research during the period of decanting of collections and partial closure (provisionally dated late 2005 to early 2009) are asked to contact Dr Luke Treadwell (e-mail: luke.treadwell@orinst.ox.ac.uk) with a list of required materials no later than 10 December 2004. Lists of material to which access is required should contain as much detail as possible (preferably comprising description of object, material of manufacture, gallery location, inventory number).

A preliminary notice calling for this information was circulated early in Michaelmas Term 2004 with a deadline of 7 November. This deadline has now been extended to 10 December, but it is regretted that further extensions will not be possible because of the need to begin the detailed planning of the logistics of the decant in the near future.

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Academic Computing Development Team: Call for Proposals

The Academic Computing Development Team is a centrally funded group which collaborates with individuals and departments to develop high-quality technology-based resources. The ACDT's approach is successfully to enhance traditional teaching at the University through the use of IT, blending the best of both old and new.

In keeping with the University Teaching and Learning Strategy, which strongly encourages staff to use IT in teaching and learning `where it adds real value', the ACDT runs a biannual application process for staff and departments to propose their own ideas for development. Projects may range in size from provision of advice on planning an IT project to the design and development of a whole system, and they may involve more than one partner including academic, library, museum, and support staff. For this call the ACDT encourages applicants who wish to begin projects with a start date of March 2005 or September 2005.

Applications are invited for projects in the following areas: Collaboration in Teaching and Learning—projects in this category are related to teaching and/or the support of teaching, and will address the needs of more than one academic department or division. They may be based in a cross-disciplinary academic area or transferable skills development. Alternatively, they may be about the creation or further development of a generic tool (including improvements to the VLE, WebLearn).

Local Teaching Innovation—individual staff and departments are encouraged to submit their ideas for teaching and learning related projects. These can be grounded in specific subject areas, or may have a more general focus.

Research and Outreach—projects to publish or facilitate research online are encouraged in this category. Projects with an outreach element such as museum and schools liaison work are also welcomed.

Successful applicants will receive full support from the team to enable the development of the proposed initiative or resource. Depending on the nature of the project, this support may include: programming/technical development of a digital resource; research and feasibility studies; graphic and interface design, investigation of appropriate technical solutions; evaluation, assistance with legal and infrastructure issues (e.g. copyright, accessibility, choice of server platforms), advice on e-learning pedagogy; and project management.

Full details of the call and how to apply are available at www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/acdt/. The closing date for proposals is 21 December.

Completed forms and general enquiries regarding the proposal process should be directed to Sophie Clarke, ACDT Project Manager, Academic Computing Development Team, OUCS, 13 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6NN (telephone: (2)83428, e-mail: acdt@oucs.ox.ac.uk).

Those who are interested in submitting a proposal, but for whom the closing date above may present a difficulty, should contact Ms Clarke to discuss the matter.

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The composition of the electoral board to the post below, proceedings to fill which are currently in progress, is as follows.


                                                       Appointed by

The Principal of Linacre                              Mr Vice-Chancellor [1]
Professor A. Clark                                    Council
Professor T. Williamson                               Council
Dr R.C.S. Walker                                      Humanities Board
Professor O. Braddick                                 Medical Sciences Board
Dr E. Fricker                                         Philosophy Board
Professor N. Block                                    Philosophy Board
Professor J. Broome                                   Corpus Christi College
Dr J. Tasioulas                                       Corpus Christi College

[1] Appointed by Mr Vice-Chancellor under the provisions of Sects. 10 and 11 of Stat. IX (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, Vol. 133, p. 108).

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