University Gazette, 25 February 2010: Notices
Review of the Humanities Division
On behalf of Council and its committees, the Vice-Chancellor will chair a review of the Humanities Division. The terms of reference for the review are set out below. Initial meetings of the review committee are scheduled to take place in early June 2010. The review committee would welcome written comments on matters falling within its terms of reference. These should be sent to Ms Judith Finch, University Offices, Wellington Square (e-mail: email@example.com), by Tuesday, 4 May.
Terms of reference
1. To review divisional strategies in the light of the current internal and external climate, and the forecast for the medium and longer term.
2. To review progress made in response to the division's strategic plans: five-year plan, recent operating statements, and any other divisional strategy documents, as follows: Review the division's mechanisms for promoting the excellence of academic activities in the faculties and departments which constitute the division, with particular reference to international standards of excellence, and in the context of the University's Strategic Plan and other strategic/policy documents. More specifically, the division's mechanisms for ensuring:
(a) the quality and direction of the research of the division as a whole, including its promotion of interdepartmental, interdivisional and interdisciplinary activities, its research profile and strategy, and future challenges and opportunities;
(b) the overall quality and direction of undergraduate and graduate programmes offered within the division and the division's policy for the development, monitoring and quality assurance of those programmes, taking account of University policies in relation to:
(c) the division's work in relation to 'third-leg' activities.
3. Personnel. To review the division's approach to human resources issues, including:
4. Space and Capital Expenditure. Current and future plans, including:
5. Finance. To consider the current and long-term financial position of, and funding arrangements for, the division, and its financial strategy.
6. Organisation and administration. To review the organisation of the division, its management structures and the relationship between the faculties/departments and the division, and between the division and other university bodies and committees, including such matters as:
Notice of Public Exhibition: the New Bodleian Library
The New Bodleian Library is in urgent need of upgrading to modern standards, appropriate for one of the largest and most important repositories of manuscripts, archives and other research materials and cultural treasures. Extensive works are required to ensure the building complies with national standards for the storage of these outstanding Special Collections.
The Bodleian Library would like to take this opportunity to consult members of the collegiate University and the local community on the proposals at a forthcoming exhibition, prior to submitting Planning and Listed Building applications to Oxford City Council. The exhibition will be held on 4 and 5 March between 2 p.m. and 7.30 p.m. in Seminar Room 132 of the New Bodleian Library (Parks Road Entrance). For those people unable to visit the exhibition, the boards will be made available in the foyer of the New Bodleian for a further two weeks, or can be downloaded from www.ouls.ox.ac.uk/bodley/home.
University Gazette: Publication arrangements
Members of the University are asked to note that the last full issues of the Gazette for the present term will be published on 4, 11, and 18 March.
An issue of the Gazette will also be published on 25 March, but will be limited to Council, Congregation, and Convocation business, and examination regulations.
The usual deadline for receipt of official notices (midday on Thursday of the week before publication) will continue to apply.
Publication for Trinity Term will begin on 22 April.
Changes to the Gazette to take effect in 2010–2011
The change to publication arrangements set out above, and a change to arrangements in July, are part of a number of changes to the Gazette approved by Council last term. The other changes will take effect in 2010–11, and are listed below. Further details will be circulated to departments and colleges in due course. Enquiries may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harris Manchester College: musical events
The following events will held at 1.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the chapel, Harris Manchester College. Admission is free, with a retiring collection. Enquiries may be directed to Myles Hartley (e-mail: email@example.com).
25 Feb.: MYLES HARTLEY, organ, and RUTH LAMDIN, alto, perform the complete organ works of Henry Purcell, and arias.
4 Mar.: MARY-JANNET LEITH performs music for the recorder, from 'Greensleeves' to Malcolm Arnold.
11 Mar.: ANNI NAKAMURA, soprano, and ADRIAN BOORMAN, counter-tenor, perform Pergolesi's cantata for Holy Week, Stabat Mater.
John G. Winant Professorship of American Government
The following have been elected to the John G. Winant Professorship of American Government for the periods shown:
PROFESSOR J.M. STONECASH, BA Muskingum College, MA PH.D Northwestern, MA Virginia, Fellow of Balliol College: 26 April–7 July 2010.
PROFESSOR J. WHITE, AB Chicago, MA PH.D Berkeley, Fellow of Balliol College: 27 September–11 December 2010.
PROFESSOR A. WOLFE, BS Temple, PH.D Pennsylvania, Fellow of Balliol College: 14 January–26 June 2011.
COMPOSITION OF SELECTION COMMITTEE
Pro-Vice-Chancellorship (Development and External Affairs)
Appointed by Mr Vice-Chancellor ex officio The Master of Balliol Council The Principal of Linacre Council The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Personnel and Equality) Council The Senior Proctor-elect (Dr C. Thompson) Council Professor T. Softley Council Professor P. Robbins Council Professor S. Shuttleworth Council Professor R. Goodman Council