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Oxford University Gazette, 19 January 2006: Notices


CONSULTATIVE NOTICES

Educational Policy and Standards Committee

Review of the Department for Continuing Education

On behalf of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) will chair a committee to review the Department for Continuing Education during Hilary Term. The committee's terms of reference are:

1. To review by reference to national and international standards of excellence the quality of academic activities in Continuing Education, and the balance between these activities in the context of the University's Mission Statement and its Corporate Plan, especially strategy II (j): Review part-time and other flexible forms of provision in the context of the growing regional, national and international demand for continuing personal and professional development.

In particular the committee is asked to consider the progress and present and future direction of the department's activities since the last General Board/EPSC report, and to review:

(a) all aspects of the academic provision made by the department (including admissions standards), and the mechanisms for ensuring the quality and enhancement of that provision;

(b) research within the Department, and the Department's participation in inter-departmental and University-wide initiatives in support of its research activities;

(c) the organisation and management of the department's activities, with special reference to its identification of present and future strategic priorities within the overall mission of the collegiate University;

(d) the relationship (structural and operational) between units within the department, and between the department and divisions, faculties and departments (including cognate subject areas) and with colleges (with special reference to Kellogg College).

2. To consider the current and long-term financial position of, and funding arrangements for, the department and its financial strategy, including fund-raising.

3. To report and make recommendations for consideration by the Continuing Education Board, by the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee and the Educational Policy and Standards Committee. The report, or relevant sections of it, will be sent to the Academic Committee of the Conference of Colleges and the department's external advisory body for information and comment to EPSC and PRAC.

The membership of the Review Committee will include:

Professor E.A. Fallaize, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) (Chairman)

Professor John Annette

Faculty of Continuing Education, Birkbeck College

Dr Angus Hawkins

Department for Continuing Education

Dr Russell Moseley

Director of the Centre for Lifelong Learning, University of Warwick

Dr Daniel W. Shannon

Dean, Graham School of General Studies, the University of Chicago

The review committee would welcome written comments on matters falling within its terms of reference. These should be sent to the joint Secretary to the Review Committee, Mr R.O. Hughes, University Offices, Wellington Square (e-mail: richard.hughes@admin.ox.ac.uk), by Thursday, 16 February.


Review of Music

On behalf of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) will chair a committee to review the Faculty of Music. The committee's terms of reference are:

(a) To review the educational policy and quality of learning and teaching in the Faculty of Music by reference to international standards of excellence, taking into account, in the context of the University's mission statement and corporate plan, all factors relevant to the faculty's practice and achievement in respect of: access and admissions; curriculum design and course structure; teaching, learning, and assessment and, in particular, the relationship between teaching and research; academic and pastoral support and guidance; the provision and use of learning resources (including staff resources); specific arrangements for the pursuit of graduate studies (including research degrees and research training) and part time study; and relationships with colleges.

(b) To report and make recommendations to the Educational Policy and Standards Committee (EPSC) and the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee (PRAC) for consideration in consultation with the divisional board. The report, or relevant sections of it, will be sent to the Academic Committee of the Conference of Colleges and to the faculty external advisory body for information and comment to EPSC/PRAC.

The membership of the Review Committee is:

Professor Elizabeth Fallaize (Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) (Chairman)

Professor Philip Gossett, Department of Music, the University of Chicago

Professor Philip Grange, Department of Music, the University of Manchester

Professor Simon McVeigh, Music Department, Goldsmiths College

Dr Susan Rankin, Faculty of Music, the University of Cambridge

Professor Peter Franklin, Faculty of Music, University of Oxford

The review committee would welcome written comments on matters falling within its terms of reference. These should be sent to the Secretary to the Review Committee, Mr R.O. Hughes, University Offices, Wellington Square (e-mail: richard.hughes@admin.ox.ac.uk), by Thursday, 9 March.

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GENERAL NOTICES

Taylor Institution

On Friday, 24 February, the Taylor Institution Slavonic and Modern Greek Library will be closed to readers.

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Queen's College: organ recitals

The following organ recitals will be given at 1.10 p.m. on Wednesdays in the chapel, Queen's College. Admission is free, with a retiring collection.

18 Jan.: Peter Ward Jones (Bodleian Library)

25 Jan.: Martin Ford (Magdalen College)

1 Feb.: James Lancelot (Durham Cathedral)

8 Feb.: Nicholas Wearne (New College and University Church)

15 Feb.: Christopher Harris (Tunbridge Wells)

22 Feb.: James Mooney-Dutton (London)

1 Mar.: Lewis Brito-Babapulle (St Peter's College)

8 Mar.: Charlotte Phillips (Queen's College)

Further details may be found on the college Web site, http://www.queens.ox.ac.uk.

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APPOINTMENTS

Waynflete Professorship of Metaphysical Philosophy

JOHN HAWTHORNE (BA Manchester, PH.D. Syracuse), Professor, Department of Philosophy, Rutgers University, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 October 2006.

Profesor Hawthorne will be a fellow of Magdalen College.

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ELECTORAL BOARD

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

Masoumeh and Fereydoon Soudavar Professorship of Persian Studies

 
                                        Appointed by 

The Warden of Merton                    Mr Vice-Chancellor [1] 
Professor P. Crone                      Council 
Professor T.M. van Lint                 Council 
Sir Roger Tomkys                        Council 
Dr R.C.S. Walker                        Humanities Board 
Dr P. Luft                              Oriental Studies Board 
Dr L. Treadwell                         Oriental Studies Board 
Dr W. Armbrust                          Oriental Studies Board 
Dr J. Piscatori                         Wadham College 
Dr J. Garnett                           Wadham 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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