Notices

  • Thursday 11 January 2018
  • NO. 5190
  • VOL. 148

Consultative Notices

Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division/Education Committee

Review of the Department of Chemistry

Education Committee and the Board of the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division is undertaking a review of the Department of Chemistry as part of Council's programme of rolling reviews of departments.

Teaching and learning issues will be given preliminary consideration by a 'teaching and learning' sub-panel on 26 April 2018. This panel will be composed of internal members of the review panel, and (if available) one external, and will be chaired by the Associate Head of Division (Education), Professor Michael Bonsall. The conclusions of this sub-panel will be reported as recommendations to the full review committee, which will meet on 21 and 22 June 2018 and will be chaired by the Head of Division, Professor Donal Bradley.

The Review Committee would welcome written comments on matters falling within its terms of reference, given below. These should be sent to Jared Hutchings (jared.hutchings@mpls.ox.ac.uk). Comments on detailed learning and teaching matters should be sent by 6 April in advance of the teaching and learning panel. Comments on any other matters should be sent by 18 May.

The terms of reference of the review are:

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

  • international standards of excellence;
  • action taken since the last review of the department;
  • planning statements at departmental and divisional levels, and in the context of the University's strategic plan.

In particular:

(a) the quality of the research of the department, 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 department, its management structure and the relationship between the department and the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences 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 issue;
  • fundraising;

(d) the relationship (structural and operational) between units within the department, and between the department and cognate subject areas, and colleges to which they are linked in teaching and research.

2 To consider the current and long-term financial position of, and funding arrangements for, the department, and its financial strategy.

Social Sciences Board/Education Committee

Review of the Saïd Business School

The Social Sciences Board and the Education Committee will jointly conduct a review of the Saïd Business School as part of Council's programme of rolling reviews of faculties and departments. This review will take place on 24 and 25 May.

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, Dr Andy Garlick (andy.garlick@socsci.ox.ac.uk) by 16 March

The review committee's terms of reference are:

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

  • international standards of excellence;
  • action taken since the last review of the school;
  • planning statements at school and divisional levels, and in the context of the University's mission statement and Strategic Plan.

In particular:

(a) the quality of the research of the school, 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 (including research degrees and research training and provision for part-time study);
  • relationships with colleges;
  • quality assurance mechanisms;

(c) the organisation of the school, its management structures and the relationship between the school and the division, including such matters 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 school, and between the school 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 school, and its financial strategy.

University Preachers

Hilary term 2018

Thurs, 11 Jan, 8am: Holy Communion (Latin), St Mary's

Sun, 14 Jan, 9.30am: Fra’ John Eidinow, Merton and St Benet's Hall. Latin Litany and Sermon, St Mary’s

Sun, 21 Jan, 10am: The Revd Jonathan Woodhouse, CB, Moorlands College and former Chaplain General, British Army. Macbride Sermon, Hertford

Sun, 28 Jan, 10.30am: Professor Mona Siddiqui, University of Edinburgh. University Sermon, St Mary’s

Sun, 11 Feb, 5.30pm: Professor Judith Champ, DDS, Oscott College. Sermon on the Grace of Humility, Keble

Sun, 25 Feb, 5.30pm: The Rt Revd Martin Seeley, Bishop, St Edmundsbury and Ipswich. University Sermon and Intercollegiate Evensong, St Mary’s

*Sun, 4 Mar, 6pm: The Revd Canon Mark Oakley, St Paul’s Cathedral. Sermon for the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin, Oriel

* On this day Doctors will wear their robes

General Notices

Holding of outside appointments

All staff are reminded of the guidelines for holding outside appointments and the conduct of outside work, which are published on the Personnel Services website at www.admin.ox.ac.uk/personnel/staffinfo/handbook_acrel/codes/out_appoint.

Corrections to online Gazette

When errors are identified in the printed Gazette, other than errors in legislation which require a printed corrigendum notice in the following issue, they are updated in the online edition as soon as possible. A list of all such corrections from 2010 onward can be found on the website at www.ox.ac.uk/gazette/corrections.

Appointments

Appointment of additional Pro-Vice-Chancellor

The Vice-Chancellor has appointed Professor Roger Goodman, BA Durh, MA DPhil Oxf, Warden of St Antony's, as an additional deputy.

Professor Goodman was nominated and admitted by the Vice-Chancellor as a Pro-Vice-Chancellor for 2017–18 on 1 November 2017.

Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

Reappointments

Jonathan Barrett, PhD Camb, Associate Professor of Computer Science (Foundations) in association with Wolfson, from 1 October 2017 to retirement.

Ian Hewitt, DPhil Oxf, Associate Professor of Mathematical Geosciences, Mathematical Institute, and Fellow of Trinity, from 1 January 2018 to retirement.

Michael Osborne, DPhil Oxf, Associate Professor of Engineering Science (Information Engineering) and Fellow of Exeter, from 5 November 2017 to retirement.

Alexander Ritter, PhD MIT, Associate Professor of Geometry, Mathematical Institute, and Fellow of Wadham, from 1 December 2017 to retirement.

Edmond Walsh, PhD Limerick, Associate Professor of Engineering Science (Heat Transfer) in association with Brasenose, from 1 October 2017 to retirement.

Renier Van der Hoorn, PhD Wageningen, Associate Professor of Plant Sciences and Professor of Plant Science, and Fellow of Somerville, from 1 October 2018 to retirement.

Medical Sciences

Lee Placito Professorship of Gastroenterological Disease

Jack Satsangi, BSc MB BS St Thomas’ Lond, DPhil Oxf, FRCP, FRCP (Edin), Professor of Gastroenterology, University of Edinburgh, and Consultant Physician, Western General Hospital, has been appointed to the Lee Placito Professorship of Gastroenterological Disease in the Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine with effect from 1 March 2018. Professor Satsangi will be a fellow of Green Templeton.

Visiting Professorships

Medical Sciences

The Medical Sciences Board has reconferred the title of Visiting Professor of Infectious Diseases on Dr Vinh Chau, MD MSMed Ho Chi Minh, DPhil, for a further period of 3 years from 2 January 2018.

The Medical Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor of Genomics on Professor Arnab Pain, PhD, for a period of 3 years from 20 December 2017.

Electoral Boards

Composition of an Electoral Board

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

Barnett Professorship of Social Policy

  Appointed by
Professor A Trefethen The Vice-Chancellor1
Master of St Cross ex officio
Professor S Whatmore  Social Sciences Division
Professor M Daly Department of Social Policy and Intervention 
Professor B Ebbinghaus Department of Social Policy and Intervention 
Professor P Taylor-Gooby Department of Social Policy and Intervention 
Professor B Cantillon Council 
Professor C Culpepper Council 
Professor S Strand  St Cross

1Appointed by the Vice-Chancellor under the provisions of Statute IX, Sect 10 and 11.