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Oxford University Gazette, 16 February 2006: Notices

GENERAL NOTICES

National Teaching Fellowship Scheme

Following a review, the Higher Education Teaching Academy has changed the terms of its National Teaching Fellowships. In September 2006, 50 awards of £10,000 each will be made to teachers and supporters of learning in higher education. Successful applicants are then eligible to apply for teaching development grants of up to £200,000.

The 2006 scheme is open to all staff (both full-time and part-time) in England and Northern Ireland who can demonstrate excellence on supporting the student learning experience in higher education. There are now no categories of nomination and no minimum experience requirements.

An application pack is available to download as PDF documents from the Higher Education Academy's Web site at www.heacademy.ac.uk/ntfs.htm. The University is permitted to put forward three nominations. These will be selected by a group convened by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education).

The University must submit the final nominations to the HE Academy by Wednesday, 5 April. Short draft applications of no more than five pages in total should be submitted to the University's selection panel (c/o Richard Hughes, University Offices) by Friday, 17 March. The University's Learning Institute (formerly the IAUL) is prepared to provide guidance to potential candidates on their applications: contact Graham Gibbs graham.gibbs@learning.ox.ac.uk).

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Language Centre

Academic Writing (English for Academic Studies)

Writing a Thesis or Dissertation

The Language Centre is offering the above course in English for Academic Studies in ninth week of Hilary Term, 13–17 March 2006. This one week/fifteen-hour intensive course is specially designed to enable those with heavy schedules to take the course in academic writing. The programme is similar to that covered in the Hilary Term course. Topics dealt with include: writing a thesis introduction, discussion, conclusion and abstract, and reviewing the literature. The hours are 10 a.m. to 1.15 p.m., Monday to Friday, and the cost is £98.

Library

The librarian keeps a list of suitably qualified and experienced people who have skills in translation, interpreting and thesis editing to be able to respond to requests seeking such expertise. If you are interested in being on this list, please contact her on taube.marks@lang.ox.ac.uk. Further details and booking information for the Academic Writing course and all other Language Centre courses and activities may be obtained from the Information Officer, Rebecca Landless, at the Language Centre, 12 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HT (telephone: (2)83360, e-mail: admin@lang.ox.ac.uk, Web pages at www.lang.ox.ac.uk).

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COMPOSITION OF ELECTORAL BOARDS

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

Wykeham Professorship of Physics

 
							Appointed by 

The Warden of Keble  			Mr Vice-Chancellor [1] 
The Warden of New College		ex officio	
Professor E. Brézin			Council 
Professor K. Burnett			Council 
Professor Dr E. van Dishoeck		Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board 
Professor J.L. Cardy			Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board 
Professor R. Davies			Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board 
Professor G.G. Ross			Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board 
Professor J. March-Russell 		New College


Professorship of Statistics in the Social Sciences

 

							Appointed by 

Dr W.D. Macmillan			Mr Vice-Chancellor [1] 
Professor G. Evans			Council 
Professor S.E. Fienberg			Council 
Dame Fiona Caldicott			Council 
Dr M. Philp				Social Sciences Board 
Professor N. Macfarlane			Department of Politics and International Relations 
Professor C. van der Eijk		Department of Politics and International Relations 
Professor K. Burnett			Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board 
Professor S. Lauritzen			Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board 
Professor B.D. Ripley			Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board 
Professor P. Hedström			Nuffield College 
Professor Sir David Cox			Nuffield College 
[1] Appointed by Mr Vice-Chancellor under the provisions of Sects. 10 and 11 of Statute IX (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, Vol. 133, p. 108).

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