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Oxford University Gazette, 23 March 2006: Notices

CONSULTATIVE NOTICES

Review of the Saïd Business School

The Social Sciences Board is undertaking a review of the Saïd Business School jointly with EPSC, as part of the programme of regular rolling reviews of units under its aegis. The Head of Division, Dr M.J. Spence, will chair the review committee. The terms of reference of the joint EPSC/divisional review are:

(i) To review the quality of teaching and research in the School by reference to international standards of excellence, and having regard to the University's Mission and Corporate Plan.

(ii) To review the organisational and management structures in the School, including such matters as academic and non-academic planning and recruitment; accommodation and future space needs; the relationship between the sub-units within the School; the relationship between the School and cognate subject areas and colleges with which it is involved in teaching and/or research.

(iii) To review progress made in response to the QAA Developmental Engagement in the School and to identify any further action required in the light of changed circumstances during the period since the review.

(iv) To pay particular attention to the recent transfer of Executive Education to the School, its impact and future plans and developments.

(v) In reviewing the quality of teaching EPSC has asked that particular attention be paid to all aspects of the academic provision made by the School and the mechanisms for ensuring the quality and enhancement of that provision, including:

(a) access and admissions;

(b) curriculum design and course structure;

(c) teaching, learning, and assessment (including all aspects of the practical arrangements for examination, in consultation with the Proctors);

(d) academic and pastoral support and guidance;

(e) provision and use of learning resources;

bearing in mind in particular:

(f) the arrangements for the pursuit of graduate studies;

(g) the arrangements for part-time study.

(vi) To make recommendations to the divisional board, bearing in mind where there are financial implications the level of resources likely to be available within the University and possible alternative ways of raising funds to implement them.

The membership of the committee is as follows:

Dr M.J. Spence, Head of the Social Sciences Division

Professor Sue Cox, Dean of the Management School and Professor of Safety and Risk Management, Lancaster University Management School

Professor Elizabeth Fallaize, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education), Chairman of EPSC

Professor Sten Jonsson, Director Gothenburg Research Institute

Professor Peter Miller, Professor of Management Accounting, LSE

Sir Derek Morris, Provost of Oriel

Professor Neil Shephard, Department of Economics

Professor Roy Westbrook, Deputy Dean, Saïd Business School

The review committee would welcome written comments on matters falling within its terms of reference. These should be sent to the secretary of the review committee, Dr Saira Shaikh, Social Sciences Division, 34 St Giles', by Tuesday, 18 April.

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Review of the Oxford Internet Institute

The Social Sciences Board is undertaking a review of the Oxford Internet Institute as part of its programme of regular rolling reviews of units under its aegis. The Head of Division, Dr M.J. Spence, will chair the review committee, the terms of reference of which are:

(i) To review the quality of teaching and research in the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) by reference to international standards of excellence, and having regard to the University's Mission Statement and Corporate Plan and to the divisional plan.

(ii) To review the organisational and management structures in the OII, including such matters as academic and non-academic planning and recruitment; accommodation and future space needs; and the relationship between the OII and cognate subject areas and colleges with which it is involved in teaching and/or research.

(iii) To review progress made since the OII was established, and to identify any action required in the light of changed circumstances during the period since it was established.

(iv) To make recommendations to the divisional board, bearing in mind where there are financial implications the level of resources likely to be available within the University and possible alternative ways of raising funds to implement them.

The membership of the committee is as follows:

Dr M.J. Spence, Head of the Social Sciences Division

Professor John Leslie King, Dean, School of Information, Michigan

Professor Roger Burrows, Co-Director of the Social Informatics Research Unit, York

Professor Ian Miles, Director of Policy Research in Engineering Science and Technology (PREST), Manchester

Professor Bernard W. Silverman, Master of St Peter's

Professor Michael Earl, Dean of Templeton and Professor of Information Management

Professor Helen Margetts, Oxford Internet Institute

The review committee would welcome written comments on matters falling within its terms of reference. These should be sent to the secretary of the review committee, Ms Jane Dale, Social Sciences Division, 34 St Giles', by Tuesday, 18 April.

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GENERAL NOTICES

Curators of the University Libraries

Correction to notice published on 16 March

The display and presentations about the project to modify the Radcliffe Science Library and Hooke Library buildings will be held early in Trinity Full Term, and not at the times given in paragraph 5 of the Curators' further report on library estates strategy published in the Gazette of 16 March (p. 790). The revised times will be notified in the Gazette in Trinity Term, as well as by other means.


College Contributions

The College Contributions Committee met on 26 January and reviewed the taxable wealth computations submitted for 2004–5. The result of applying the previously agreed tax rates to colleges' taxable wealth would be to raise substantially more than the tax target of £3.4 million.

Accordingly, the committee agreed as a principle that in cases where there was a substantive discrepancy between the aggregate result when the formula was applied across all colleges and the £3.4m target, an adjustment would be made. For 2004–5 this adjustment is a rebate for all colleges making contributions; each college's tax liability being reduced by the percentage necessary, when applied to all contributing colleges, to reduce the total tax received down to £3.4 million.


Magdalen College

Organ recitals

Organ recitals will be given at 5.25 p.m. on the following Saturdays in the chapel, Magdalen College. Admission is free.

29 Apr.: David Pipe, Organ Scholar, Southwark Cathedral.

6 May: Carlene Mills, Organ Scholar, Exeter College.

13 May: Ian Keatley, Organ Scholar, Westminster Abbey.

20 May: Peter Ward-Jones, Music Librarian, Bodleian Library.

27 May: Rebecca Taylor, Organ Scholar, Lincoln College.

3 June: Malcolm Pearce, Director of Music, Magdalen College.

10 June: Martin Ford, Organ Scholar, Magdalen College.

17 June: Nigel McClintock, Director of Music, Croydon Parish Church.

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APPOINTMENT

Professorship of Old Age Psychiatry

KLAUS PETER EBMEIER (MD Aberdeen), Professor of Psychiatry, University of Edinburgh, and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, Lothian Health Board, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 August 2006.

Professor Ebmeier will be a fellow of Linacre College.

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