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Oxford University Gazette, 27 May 2010: Notices

CONSULTATIVE NOTICES

Humanities Board/Education Committee Review of English Language and Literature

The Humanities Board and the Education Committee will jointly conduct a review of the Faculty of English Language and Literature, as part of Council's programme of rolling reviews of faculties and departments. The review will take place on 2 and 3 November 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;

(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.

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, given below. These should be sent to the joint secretary to the Review Committee, Ms Lynne Hirsch (e-mail: lynne.hirsch@humanities.ox.ac.uk), by Friday, 17 September.

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Committee on Statutes Before the Privy Council

St Antony's College: revised statutes

The Committee on Statutes before the Privy Council, acting under authority delegated to it by Council, is minded to give consent on behalf of the University to the revised Statutes of St Antony's College approved by the Governing Body on 10 March 2010 and 5 May 2010 in so far as such consent is required by Section 7 (2) of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923. The consent of the committee to the amendments to the Statutes will be effective eleven days after publication of this notice unless written notice of a resolution, signed by at least twenty members of Congregation, calling upon Council to withhold that consent, has been given to the Registrar by noon on Monday, 7 June.

The effects of the amendments are to effect a complete revision and to update the statutes of the college.

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GENERAL NOTICES

Statutes Approved By Her Majesty in Council

Mr Vice-Chancellor has received a communication from the Clerk of Her Majesty's Privy Council, stating that on 11 May 2010 Her Majesty was pleased to approve the Statutes concerning (i) the T.H. Green Moral Philosophy Scholarships, and (ii) the John Gilbert Winant Visiting Professor of American Government, printed in Gazette, 24 September 2009, pp. 4–5, and approved by Congregation, p. 136.


Queen's College: recitals and choral services

Recitals are given as follows, in the college chapel, Queen's College, during full term:

Organ recitals: 1.10 p.m. on Wednesdays

Eglesfield Musical Society lunchtime recitals: 1.30 p.m. on Saturdays

Choral Services are held as following during full term: Sunday 6.15 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday 6.30 p.m.

Further details may be found on the college Web site, www.queens.ox.ac.uk.

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APPOINTMENT

Conferment of the Title of Visiting Professor

The Humanities Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor in Ancient History on PROFESSOR ANGELOS CHANIOTIS, BA Athens, MA Oxf, PH.D HABIL Heidelberg, Professor of Ancient History, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University (from 1 July 2010) for the period 1 October 2010 to 30 September 2013.

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COMPOSITION OF ELECTORAL BOARDS

The composition of the electoral boards to the posts below, proceedings to fill which are currently in progress, is as follows:

Glaxo Professorship of Cellular Pathology

                                          Appointed by

            The President of St John's     Mr Vice-Chancellor [1]
            The Rector of Exeter           ex officio
            Professor A. Hayday            Council
            Professor Y. Jones             Council
            Professor P. Cook              Medical Sciences Board
            Professor A. O'Garra           Medical Sciences Board
            Professor R. Phillips          Medical Sciences Board
            Professor H. Waldmann          Medical Sciences Board
            Professor R. Vaughan-Jones     Exeter College

E.P. Abraham Professorship of Chemical Pathology

                                           Appointed by

            The Master of St Catherine's   Mr Vice-Chancellor [1]
            The Rector of Lincoln          ex officio
            Professor Sir John Bell        Council
            Professor J. Thomas            Council
            Professor H. Bayley            Medical Sciences Board
            Professor A. Buchan            Medical Sciences Board
            Professor C. Marshall          Medical Sciences Board
            Professor H. Waldmann          Medical Sciences Board
            Professor J. Raff              Lincoln College

Cheryl and Reece Scott Professorship of Psychiatry

                                           Appointed by

            The Principal of St Hugh's     Mr Vice-Chancellor [1]
            The President of St John's     ex officio
            Professor E. Simonoff          Council
            Professor A. Stein             Council
            Professor A. Buchan            Medical Sciences Board
            Professor G. Goodwin           Medical Sciences Board
            Dr M. Hobbs                    Medical Sciences Board
            Professor A. Thapar            Medical Sciences Board
            Dr K. Hadi                     Royal College of Psychiatrists
            Professor K. Nation            St John's College

[1] Appointed by Mr Vice-Chancellor under the provisions of Statute IX, Sect. 10 and 11 (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, p. 108).

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