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Oxford University Gazette, 13 December 2007: Notices


Humanities Board/EPSC Review of History

The Humanities Board and the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council will jointly conduct a review of History in Week Six of Hilary Term. The review committee's terms of reference are:

1. To review the quality of academic activities in the faculty, by reference to:

  • international standards of excellence;
  • action taken since the last review of the faculty;
  • planning statements at faculty and divisional level, and in the context of the University's mission statement and corporate plan.
In particular:

(a) the quality of the research of the faculty, including its participation in interdepartmental, interdivisional and interdisciplinary activities, its research profile and strategy, and future challenges and opportunities;

(b) the quality of undergraduate and graduate programmes, and their delivery and related issues, including:

  • access and admissions;
  • curriculum design and programme structure;
  • teaching, learning and assessment;
  • 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;
  • relationships with colleges;
  • quality assurance mechanisms;

(c) the organisation of the faculty, its management structures, and the relationship between the faculty and the Humanities Division, including such matters as:

  • strategic planning (including relationship to the divisional five-year plan and the Universitys corporate plan;
  • academic and non-academic staffing and recruitment;
  • student number planning;
  • terms of appointment for academic staff, including career development and equal opportunities issues;
  • fundraising;

(d) the relationship (structural and operational) between units within the faculty, and between the faculty and cognate subject areas, and colleges to which it is linked in teaching and research;

(e) the relationship (structural and operational) between units within the faculty, and between the faculty and cognate subject areas and colleges to which it is linked in teaching and research.

2. To consider the current and long-term financial position of, and funding arrangements for, the faculty, and its financial strategy. 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, Mrs Jane Sullivan, Humanities Divisional Office, 34 St Giles' (e-mail:, by Wednesday, 23 January.

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

Allen and Overy Professorship of Corporate Law

                              Appointed by

The Principal of Linacre      Mr Vice-Chancellor [1]
Dr J. Getzler                 Council
Professor B. Cheffins         Council
Dr M.J. Spence                Social Sciences Board
Professor J.H. Armour         Social Sciences Board
Mrs L.J. Gullifer             Law Board
Professor P. Davies           Law Board
Professor T. Endicott         Law Board
Mr P. Clarke                  Jesus College
Mr P. Mirfield                Jesus 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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