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Oxford University Gazette, 10 December 2009: Notices

CONSULTATIVE NOTICE

Humanities Board/Education Committee Review of Theology

The Humanities Divisional Board and the Education Committee will jointly conduct a review of the Faculty of Theology on 4 and 5 March 2010. 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 Strategic 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 University's Strategic Plan;
  • academic and non-academic staffing and recruitment;
  • student number planning;
  • terms of appointment for academic staff, including career development and equal opportunities issues;
  • accommodation and future space needs;
  • 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, Catherine McKiernan, Humanities Division, 37a St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LD (e-mail: catherine.mckiernan@humanities.ox.ac.uk ), by Friday, 29 January.

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GENERAL NOTICES

Audit and Scrutiny Committee: full opinions from reports issued by the Internal Auditors

The following full opinions from reports issued by the Internal Auditors were accepted by the Audit and Scrutiny Committee on 30 October 2009. Full texts may be found, as PDF files, at www.admin.ox.ac.uk/councilsec/oxonly/audit/:

  • Departmental Review—Earth Sciences
  • Cash Advances
  • Contract Management

University Counselling Service

The University Counselling Service will be closed from Wednesday, 23 December, to Friday, 1 January, inclusive.

During the vacation the opening times are as follows:

Week 10: 9.30 a.m.–4 p.m. Monday–Thursday, and 9.30 a.m.–1.30 p.m. on Friday.

Week 11: 9.30 a.m.–1.30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

Week –1: 9.30 a.m.–4 p.m. Monday–Thursday, and 9.30 a.m.–1.30 p.m. on Friday.

From noughth week (Monday, 11 January) onwards the opening times will be the usual hours, 9.15 a.m.–5.15 p.m.

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APPOINTMENTS

Recognition of Distinction

The following title has been conferred by the Vice-Chancellor on behalf of the Recognition of Distinction Committee:

O. ACUTO, B.SC PH.D Rome, Senior Research Fellow in the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology: Professor of Molecular Cell Signalling, with immediate effect.


Conferments of the Title of Visiting Professor

The Humanities Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor in Philosophy on R. SCRUTON, MA PH.D Camb, currently Research Professor, Institute for the Psychological Sciences, for three years from 1 January 2010.

The Humanities Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor in History on A.B. WORDEN, MA PH.D Camb, MA D.PHIL Oxf, currently Research Professor in History, Royal Holloway, University of London, for one year from 1 October 2009.

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