Oxford University Gazette, 17 March 2005: Notices
REVIEW OF THE DEPARTMENTS OF BIOCHEMISTRY, PLANT SCIENCES, AND ZOOLOGY
1. As part of the University's programme of regular departmental reviews the Departments of Biochemistry, Plant Sciences, and Zoology will be reviewed during Trinity Term 2005 by a panel appointed by Council's Educational Policy and Standards Committee and the Life and Environmental Sciences Board. The panel's terms of reference are:
1. To review progress made in response to the last General Board review and HEFCE teaching quality assessments, and to identify any further action required in the light of changed circumstances since those reviews.
2. To review the quality of academic activities in the departments, by reference to international standards of excellence, and in the context of the University's mission statement and corporate plan. In particular:
(a) the quality of the research of the departments, including their participation in interdepartmental, interdivisional, and interdisciplinary activities, their research profile and strategy, and future challenges and opportunities;
(b) the quality of undergraduate and graduate programmes and their delivery and related issues, including:
(c) the organisation of the departments, their management structures, and the relationship between the departments and the Division, including such matters as:
(d) the relationship (structural and operational) between units within the departments, between the three departments, and between the departments and cognate subject areas and colleges to which they are linked in teaching and research.
3. To consider the financial position of, and funding arrangements for, the departments.
Anyone wishing to make a submission to the review panel should send it by
Friday, 15 April, to the Divisional Secretary, Dr M.S. Edwards, Life
and Environmental Sciences Divisional Office, 9 Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PD.
OXFORD UNIVERSITY COMPUTING SERVICES
Standard electronic mail addressingMost departments and colleges of the University have at least two and in some cases three different identities on the Internet: a short form (such as dept.ox.ac.uk) and a long form (such as department.oxford.ac.uk). These alternate forms are currently both used in the standard e-mail addresses used to route electronic mail to and from members of the University. The situation is further complicated by the fact that some departments and colleges use an entirely different identity for their main Web page address.
The purpose of standard electronic mail addressing is to make e-mail addresses consistent and memorable: the existence of multiple alternative forms for the same address is often confusing and can cause unnecessary technical problems. From the end of the current academic year, therefore, OUCS will no longer be creating e-mail addresses in the 'long form', and has initiated a process to make it easier for those using such forms to switch over to exclusive use of the new standard forms. It is anticipated that this process will last at least three years.
Details of this process and the timetable envisaged are available from http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/e- mail/addresses; furthermore all IT Support Staff have now been fully briefed on what is planned.
Administrators, departmental heads, and heads of house are requested to review the
names currently used to identify their unit and let OUCS know if they would prefer their
standard form to be something other than the existing 'short form'. Notice of any required
change should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible,
preferably before 30 April.
ELECTORAL BOARDThe composition of the electoral board to the post below, proceedings to fill which are currently in progress, is as follows.
Peter Moores Deanship of the Saïd Business School and Professorship of Management Studies
Appointed by Mr Vice-Chancellor ex officio The Principal of St Edmund Hall ex officio Mr B. Taylor Council Professor C. Mayer Council Mr D.A. Hay Social Sciences Board Professor R. Westbrook Saïd Business School Dr S. Dopson Saïd Business School Professor G. Bain Saïd Business School Dr D. Tsomocos St Edmund Hall
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