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Oxford University Gazette, 20 May 2010: Notices


Medical Sciences Board/Education Committee Review of the Departments of Public Health, Primary Health Care and Psychiatry

The Medical Sciences Board is undertaking a review of the Departments of Public Health, Primary Health Care and Psychiatry jointly with the Education Committee of Council, as part of a programme of rolling reviews under joint aegis. The review will be chaired by the Head of Division, Professor Alastair Buchan, and will take place on 1 and 2 July 2010. The review committee's terms of reference are:

1. To review the quality of academic activities in the departments, by reference to international standards of excellence; action taken since the last review of the department (where appropriate); planning statements at department 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 departments, including their participation in interdepartmental, interdivisional and interdisciplinary activities, their research profiles and strategies, and future challenges and opportunities;

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

  • access and graduate recruitment;
  • progression and achievement;
  • curriculum design and programme structure (taught only);
  • 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 (including research degrees and research training and provision for part-time study);
  • relationships with colleges;
  • quality assurance mechanisms;

(ii) the organisation of undergraduate teaching and its relationship with graduate provision and research;

(c) the organisation of the departments, their management structures and the relationship between the departments and the division, the management of operational matters such as:

  • strategic planning (including relationship to the divisional five-year plans and the University's Strategic Plan);
  • academic and non-academic staff planning 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 departments, and between the departments and cognate subject areas and colleges to which they are linked in teaching and research, and between the department and relevant external bodies.

2. To consider the current and long-term financial position of, and funding arrangements for, departments, and their financial strategies. The review committee would welcome written comments on matters falling within its terms of reference. These should be sent to the Divisional Secretary and joint secretary to the review committee, Mr Chris Price (e-mail: ), by Friday, 4 June.

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Registrar's Nominee for the Executive MBA course at the Saïd Business School

Applications are invited from staff of the University to be nominated by the Registrar for the twenty-one- month Executive MBA course at the Saïd Business School, starting in January 2011. The nominee, if successful in his or her application to the Business School, will have 50 per cent of the fees covered by the Registrar's budget.

Applicants for the Registrar's nomination will need the support of their department (including financial support to cover the remaining 50 per cent of the course fees and college and other fees, and the time required to complete the course), will need to demonstrate capacity to work at a postgraduate level, show how they and their department would benefit from pursuing the programme, and will be expected to remain working for the University for at least two years after completing the programme.

The closing date for applications to be nominated is 25 June, and the application closing date to the Saïd Business School is 1 November 2010. Further particulars on the application procedure may be obtained from Diana Hulin in the Registrar's Office (telephone: Oxford (2)80415). Further information on the course content and academic requirements may be obtained from Sarah Kemp, Saïd Business School (telephone: Oxford (2)88901).

Musical Events

Christ Church Picture Gallery: Purcell—a composer portrait

This concert will be given by THE ALIX ENSEMBLE at 6.15 p.m. on Monday, 7 June, in the Christ Church Picture Gallery. Admission is free, and the concert is open to all members of the University.

St John's College: Celebrity Organ Recital

The renowned Dutch organist JACQUES VAN OORTMERSSEN will perform a programme of baroque music at 5.30 p.m. on Saturday, 22 May, in St John's College. Entrance is free. Enquiries and ticket requests may be directed to

Wolfson College

THE TATE PIANO TRIO will perform Mendelssohn's Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 49 in D minor; Shostakovich's Piano Trio No. 2, Op. 67 in E minor; and Beethoven's Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 70 in D Major ('Ghost'), at 5 p.m. on Sunday, 23 May, in the Hall, Wolfson College. Tickets, available at the door, cost £8 (concessions £4).

The members of the Tate Piano Trio are Sulki Yu (piano), Pei- Jee Ng (cello), and Chiao-Ying Chang (piano).

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Conferments and Reconferment of the Title of Visiting Professor

On the recommendation of the Department of Education (Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment (OUCEA)), the Social Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor of Educational Assessment on PROFESSOR D. ANDRICH, BE B.SC MA Western Australia, D.PHIL Chicago, from 1 May 2010 until 30 April 2012.

On the recommendation of the Board of the Faculty of Law, the Social Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor of Law on PROFESSOR C. SANGER, BA Massachusetts, JD Michigan, from 1 January 2011 until 31 December 2013.

The Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board has reconferred the title of Visiting Professor in Materials Science on PROFESSOR JOHN B. PETHICA, PH.D Camb, FRS, currently Chief Scientific Adviser, National Physical Laboratory, and Physical Secretary and Vice-President of the Royal Society, for five years from 1 October 2009.

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