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Oxford University Gazette

Recognition of Distinction

Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4416

Monday, 11 November 1996



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In the report on the 1995 - 6 exercise to confer the
title of
professor or reader, published as "1_4413.htm">Supplement (1) to
Gazette No. 4413
(21 October 1996), it was stated that details of the
procedures for
the 1996 - 7 exercise would be published shortly. These details
are
now annexed in the form of a communication which has been sent
from
the General Board to all faculty boards and other appointing
bodies:
the communication is also being sent to individual eligible
members
of academic staff as well as to heads of departments and
colleges.


ANNEXE

RECOGNITION OF DISTINCTION: COMMUNICATION FROM THE GENERAL
BOARD TO
ALL FACULTY BOARDS AND OTHER APPOINTING BODIES

This paper is about the second round of the scheme for the
recognition of distinction by conferment of the title of reader
or
professor.


1 Summary of changes in procedure for
the 1996 - 7 exercise

Attention is drawn to the following ways in which this year's
exercise will differ from last year's:

(a) the timetable for the submission of applications
and of comments
on them from the faculty board committees is slightly later
(see

section 2
);

(b) there are provisions for applicants who were
unsuccessful in the
last round and may wish to apply again
(
see section 3
);

(c) the criteria in respect of teaching and
administration have been
clarified to cover more explicitly the requirements in respect
of the
university and college contributions of academic staff, and to
cover
separately the position of those not on the academic staff (see

section 4
);

(d) the information required from applicants has
been amended
(see

section 5(1)
);

(e) there are new guidelines for the composition of
the faculty
board committees (see

sections 5(2)
(a) - (c));

(f) faculty board committees are required to take
up an additional,
normally external reference from an individual not nominated by
the
applicant (see

section 5(2)
(c));

(g) faculty board committees are required to appoint
external
assessors (see

section 5(2)
(c));

( h) faculty board committees, and referees, are
asked to explain
specifically why in their opinion an applicant for the title of
reader or professor meets one set of criteria rather than the
other
see

section 5(2)
(f) and

appendix III
);

(i) specific comments must be made by the faculty board
committees
and the college referee on the applicant's performance of
university
and college duties (see

section 5(2)
(f) and

appendix
IV
);

(j) provision is made for the possible conferment
of the title of
visiting professor on suitable applicants (see

section 8
).

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2 Timetable and general outline of
the scheme

Individuals should now be invited to submit themselves for
consideration in this exercise. Applications should be made by
15
January 1997
to the Secretary of Faculties at the University
Offices,
in the form set out in section 5(1) below. All applications will
then
be sent forward for consideration on behalf of the relevant
faculty
board or other appointing body,[1] NAME="1note">
whose comments should be sent
to
the
Secretary of Faculties by 30 April 1997. The General Board's
Distinctions Committee will then consider all the material and
make
decisions by the end of Trinity Term 1997 or as soon as possible
thereafter. New titles will take immediate effect. The duties and
stipends of those on whom a new title is conferred do not change.

It is essential for exercises such as this to be conducted
as
openly as possible and faculty boards are asked to send this
circular
to all eligible academic staff on their establishment, together
with
covering information about the composition of the faculty board
committee which will comment on the applications. If such
covering
information is not yet available, this circular should be sent
on now
with a covering note to that effect, and a further circulation
about
the actual composition of the committee should be sent as soon
as
that information is available, and well before the deadline for
applications.

Separate circulars are being sent to heads of departments and
to
colleges, since all employees of the University (i.e. not merely
academic staff), and also persons not employed by the University
but
who are making a significant and sustained contribution to it in
an
academic capacity, are eligible to apply. Faculty boards are also
asked
themselves to ensure that such persons in their subject area who
are
not members of the academic staff are aware of the exercise. Such
persons must apply according to the same timescale and under the
same
procedures as for academic staff and their applications will be
considered according to the same criteria.

Those who have retired from their substantive appointments
are not
eligible to apply.

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3 Previous applicants

Applicants who were unsuccessful in the last round may of course
apply again. The applications and references of unsuccessful
candidates in the last round have been retained in the University
Offices. It was stated in the invitation to apply in the first
round
that reconsideration by the Distinctions Committee of the same
material (i.e. an identical application and identical comments
from
the faculty board committee) would result in the same outcome,
and
this remains the case: there is no sense in which the
Distinctions
Committee will this year take a more lenient line than last year,
since there was and remains no `quota' of successful candidates.
Unsuccessful applicants who wish to apply again will wish to
reflect
on the extent to which circumstances have changed since they
prepared
their first application. They will also wish to take account of
any
feedback which they obtained after the first round. Those who
have
not yet had such feedback from the person named in the letter
from
the Vice-Chancellor about the result of the application may still
ask
for a discussion. Those who apply again are asked to inform the
Secretary of Faculties how much, if any, of the original
submission
they wish to be used again, to supply supplementary or
replacement
material as they wish, and to name new referees if they wish. In
the
latter case, they should state for which original referees the
new
names are a substitute. The new rules limiting the number of
pages
(see section 5(1)) do not apply in these cases unless the
individual
wishes to submit a completely revised application. As with new
applications, the resubmitted applications will be referred to
the
faculty board committee as set out under section 5(2) below and
then
considered by the Distinctions Committee.

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4 Criteria


Title of reader

(a) The primary criterion is a research record of
a high order, the
quality of which has gained external recognition, and which is
comparable in distinction with that expected of readers appointed
on
the grounds of research achievement at other major research
universities.

(b)

(i) Where an applicant is a member of the
academic staff of the
University, he or she must have undertaken undergraduate and/or
graduate teaching for the University, and for colleges,
concomitant
with the duties of the university post and of the college
fellowship
(where one is held), and such teaching must have been
performed well.
Particular flair in teaching or in contributions to teaching
would
strengthen the case for the title. An outstanding contribution
to
teaching could compensate for a lesser contribution to high-level
research. Applicants must also have demonstrated a regular
willingness to contribute to the academic community by
involvement in
university and college administration and to have demonstrated
competence in such administration.

(ii) Where an applicant is not a member of the
University's
academic staff, he or she must have demonstrated a regular and
sustained commitment to the University (e.g. in teaching or
administration) beyond the prosecution of high quality research.

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Title of professor

(a) The primary criterion is that research must be
of outstanding
quality, have led to a significant international reputation, and
be
comparable in distinction with that expected of a professor in
other
major research universities.

(b)

(i) Where an applicant is a member of the
academic staff of the
University, he or she must have undertaken undergraduate and/or
graduate teaching for the University, and for colleges,
concomitant
with the duties of the university post and of the college
fellowship
(where one is held), and such teaching must have been performed
well.
Particular flair in teaching or in contributions to teaching
would
strengthen the case for the title. An outstanding contribution
to
teaching could compensate for a lesser contribution to high-level
research. Applicants must also have demonstrated a regular
willingness to contribute to the academic community by
involvement in
university and college administration and to have demonstrated
competence in such administration.

(ii) Where an applicant is not a member of the
University's
academic staff, he or she must have demonstrated a regular and
sustained commitment to the University (e.g. in teaching or
administration) beyond the prosecution of high quality research.

In all cases, in accordance with the University's equal
opportunities aims, account will be taken of factors which might
have
affected an individual's performance during the time under
review,
thus making the contribution to research, in particular, smaller
in
quantity (but not in quality) than would otherwise have been
expected.

All of the information supplied by applicants under section
5(1)
below, including any statements about factors which may have led
to
academic achievements appearing less in quantity than they would
otherwise have been, are to be assessed against these criteria.

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5 Detailed procedure

(Please read this carefully as there are changes from
1995 - 6)


(1) Information required from
applicants

Applications may be for the title of reader only, or for the
title of
reader or professor. If an application is made for the title of
reader only, it will not be possible to confer the title of
professor.
If an individual wishes to apply for the title of professor only,
he
or she may do so, but in such a case it will not be possible for
the
Distinctions Committee to award the title of reader in lieu. In
all
cases please make clear which title you are applying for.

Applicants are asked to present their case in the most
efficient
way possible by the submission of a c.v. arranged under the
following
headings and within twelve sides of A4 (single-sided please to make
copying easier). (Applications submitted in the first round
remain
eligible and are not subject to the limit on length - see section
3
above.)

(1) Title applied for over the last three years
(2) University lectures and classes
given
) or
such longer period
(3) Graduate supervision and other
graduate teaching undertaken
) as may be required
to
(4) University examining ) specify the
nature
(5) University administration ) and extent
of
particular
(6) Undergraduate teaching for
college(s)
) contributions under
(7) College administration ) these
headings
(8) Advanced study and research, including publications,
grants, etc.
(9) Future plans for research
(10) Any other relevant information such as might
normally appear in
a curriculum vitae

Applicants are asked to state, on a separate additional page
(which does not count towards the limit of twelve pages),
which they
regard as their six most significant publications, with brief
comments on their selection if they wish. This list will be sent
to
the non-college referees.

Applicants must also supply the names of three referees and
their
addresses (including fax numbers and e-mail addresses). At least
one
referee must be external to Oxford, and one must be the head of
the
applicant's college.[2]

The referees must have agreed to act for
this
purpose. (Please note that Council and the General Board have
agreed
that the college reference must be sought from the head of the
college, who may, however, delegate the task.)

All of those who wish to be considered must make such an
application to the Secretary of Faculties, University Offices,
Wellington Square, by 15 January 1997.

It is not open to faculty board committees to invite
individuals
who have not put themselves forward to consider doing so.

All of those who put themselves forward should feel free to
mention
any factors (domestic or otherwise) which may have led, for
instance,
to academic achievements appearing less in quantity than they
would
otherwise have been.


(2) Consideration of applications at
the faculty board level

(a) Each board should delegate the consideration of
the applications
to a single committee (i.e. separate committees should not be set
up
to consider the possible conferment of the title of reader on the
one
hand and professor on the other). Faculty board committees should
be
broadly based, covering as far as possible the major disciplines
or
broad areas of study under the aegis of the particular board.

(b) Faculty board committees should not contain
anyone who is a
member of the Distinctions Committee of the General Board (for
present membership of this, see section 7 below). It is open to
faculty boards to include on their committees those who do not
hold
the title of professor or are not substantive professors, on the
obvious understanding that they would not be eligible to apply
in
that year's exercise. Provided suitably qualified individuals
exist,
each committee must contain at least one member of each sex.

(c) Council and the General Board continue to think
that, since an
external perspective will be provided through references and
through
membership of the Board's Distinctions Committee, it is not
essential
that faculty board committees contain external members; it is
however
open to faculty boards to appoint externals to their committees
if
they wish. Council and the Board have also agreed, however, to
make
two changes compared with 1995 - 6 which will increase external
involvement in the process. First, they ask faculty boards to
obtain
a further reference, additional to those identified by the
applicant.
This reference should normally be external and should be passed
on to
the Distinctions Committee with the other material forwarded by
the
faculty board committee. Second, faculty boards or their
committees
should appoint external assessors to review and comment on groups
of
applications arranged according to broad similarity of subject
area.

(d) The assessors' comments should be used to help
the faculty board
formulate its comments and the assessors' comments should also
be
sent in full to the Distinctions Committee. No assessor should
be
asked to comment on an applicant for whom he or she has already
acted
as a referee.

(e) References chosen by the applicant will be taken
up by the
Secretary of Faculties in one of the standard formats which are
appended at I - IV. Faculty boards should approach the referees
whom
they choose but they must use the same format, subject to
modification of the first sentence. References received by the
Secretary of Faculties will be passed on immediately to the
faculty
board secretary for consideration by the committee to which the
relevant faculty board has delegated its consideration of the
applications. That committee must assess all of the applicants
in the
light of the material they have submitted and all of the
references
received, including the external ones, and strictly by reference
to
the criteria in section 4 above. The committee must seek whatever
supplementary information it may need, beyond the external
referees'
and the assessors' comments, in order to address fully and fairly
the
question whether the applicant meets these criteria. The
committee
should then submit its comments (plus the additional reference
and
assessors' comments) to the Secretary of Faculties for
consideration
by the Distinctions Committee. Whether through the references
obtained, or through its own comments, or both, the faculty
board's
committee is expected to address explicitly in each case the
question
whether in its opinion the individual meets the key elements of
the
relevant criteria, namely

(i) quality of research achievement and its comparability
with that
expected of professors/readers in other major research
universities;

(ii) extent and quality of contribution to teaching and
administration for University and college.

(f) Faculty board committees are in particular asked
to explain
specifically why in their opinion an applicant for the title of
either reader or professor (as distinct from one or the other on
its
own) meets the criteria for whichever title the committee
believes is
appropriate.

It is emphasised that faculty board committees must ensure
that
comments are made on the applicant's performance of his or her
university duties (where relevant) under section
5(e)(ii) above.
Experience in the first round showed that information on
university
duties was not always explicit and often had to be sought by the
Distinctions Committee. The request for the reference from the
head
of the college has been amended to ensure that similar
information
will also be available from the college side.

The faculty board committee should supply details as to how
it
approached its task, and in particular whether it interpreted the
criteria in any specific way.

Faculty board committees must make such inquiries as they
deem
necessary in order to ensure that they have sufficient evidence
to
enable submissions to be assessed consistently.

Faculty board committees must consult between themselves in
cases
where an individual on the establishment of one board has
academic
interests nearer to those of another board.

In making their comments to the Distinctions Committee,
chairmen
or secretaries of committees should state expressly that these
bodies
have observed the following elements of the above procedure:
composition of selection committees, circulation of all
information
to all eligible academic staff, consideration of factors
affecting
academic performance, and consideration of all information
against
the criteria.

The comments made on behalf of each faculty board must be
forwarded to the Secretary of Faculties by 30 April 1997.

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6 Introduction of the new policy on the
recognition of distinction

The new policy was introduced in recognition of the high quality
of
Oxford's academic staff and of the desirability of recognising
distinction more explicitly than in the past. Given that no
additional expenditure is involved in the conferment of titles,
there
is no artificial bar to the number of titles which may be
conferred.
On the other hand, faculty board committees will wish to take
care to
ensure that the new criteria are properly applied and in
particular
to take account of comparability with other similar institutions.
They will also need to bear in mind that annual exercises will
continue to be held, so that there will be ample opportunity for
individuals who meet the criteria to be recognised. The General
Board
considers that a steady state in the number of holders of the
title
of reader and professor should be reached by the year 2000 and
the
Board therefore asks faculty board committees to keep this in
mind in
forwarding comments to the Distinctions Committee on the
applications
received.

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7 Composition of the Distinctions
Committee

The constitution of the Distinctions Committee is as follows.

(1) the Vice-Chancellor;

(2) the Chairman of the General Board;

(3) - (14) twelve persons not necessarily being members of
the
General Board, two of whom shall be external to Oxford; and
comprising at least one member of each sex.

Those appointed under (3) - (14) hold office for four years, and
are
not eligible for reappointment, after serving for any full period
of
office, until a further period of four years has elapsed.
(Initial
appointments have been staggered.)

Those appointed by the General Board under (3) - (14) are as
follows:

President of Corpus Christi

Warden of Nuffield


Professor Boden (University of Sussex)


Professor Bowie


Professor Brady


Professor Cowley


Professor A.M. Davies

Professor Hudson

Professor Radda


Professor Smiley (University of Cambridge)


Professor J.T. Stuart (Imperial College)


Professor Sir David Weatherall

(It should be noted, however, that Professor Boden may have
to be
replaced for the 1996 - 7 round because of her sabbatical leave.)

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8 Title of visiting professor

Please note that the committee may wish to confer the title of
visiting professor if it considers that an applicant who is not
a
university employee more appropriately fits that category.

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9 Ad hominem
professorships exercise

It will be recalled that when the new policy on the conferment
of
titles was approved, it was also agreed that substantive ad
hominem

promotions exercises would be held as resources allowed. Those
successful in such exercises would be promoted to the stipend and
duties of a Schedule A professor, and replacement appointments
would
be made. No decision has yet been made as to when the next such
exercise will occur, but it is hoped that this might be in
1997 - 8.

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APPENDIX I


LETTER FROM THE SECRETARY OF FACULTIES
REQUESTING A REFERENCE IN RESPECT OF AN APPLICANT FOR THE
CONFERMENT OF THE TITLE OF PROFESSOR

Recognition of distinction: 1~

1~ has applied for the conferment by the University of the title
of
professor and has given your name as a referee. I should
therefore be
very grateful if you could let me have your opinion of 1~'s
candidature.

Full details of the University's scheme for the recognition
of
distinction are annexed. May I draw your attention to the main
criteria for the title of professor, as set out on pp. 2 - 3:

(a) The primary criterion is that research must be
of outstanding
quality, have led to a significant international reputation, and
be
comparable in distinction with that expected of a professor in
other
major research universities.

(b)

(i) Where an applicant is a member of the
academic staff of the
University, he or she must have undertaken undergraduate and/or
graduate teaching for the University, and for colleges,
concomitant
with the duties of the university post and of the college
fellowship
(where one is held), and such teaching must have been
performed well.
Particular flair in teaching or in contributions to teaching
would
strengthen the case for the title. An outstanding contribution
to
teaching could compensate for a lesser contribution to high-level
research. Applicants must also have demonstrated a regular
willingness to contribute to the academic community by
involvement in
university and college administration and to have demonstrated
competence in such administration.

(ii) Where an applicant is not a member of the University's
academic
staff, he or she must have demonstrated a regular and sustained
commitment to the University (e.g. in teaching or administration)
beyond the prosecution of high quality research.

In respect of the primary criterion it would be of
considerable
help if you would comment on the quality and international
reputation
of
1~'s research record, and compare its distinction with that
expected
of professors in the leading UK departments in this subject area.
A
list of the six publications 1~ regards as his/her most
significant
is also enclosed. Any additional comments you might have, e.g.
on
1~'s contribution to teaching and administration, would of course
also be welcome.

It would be helpful if I could receive your reference by 2~.

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APPENDIX II


LETTER FROM THE SECRETARY OF FACULTIES
REQUESTING A REFERENCE IN RESPECT OF AN APPLICANT FOR THE
CONFERMENT OF THE TITLE OF READER

Recognition of distinction: 1~

1~ has applied for the conferment by the University of the title
of
reader and has given your name as a referee. I should therefore
be
very grateful if you could let me have your opinion of 1~'s
candidature.

Full details of the University's scheme for the recognition
of
distinction are annexed. May I draw your attention to the main
criteria for the title of reader, as set out on pp. 2 - 3:

(a) The primary criterion is a research record of
a high order, the
quality of which has gained external recognition, and which is
comparable in distinction with that expected of readers appointed
on
the grounds of research achievement at other major research
universities.

(b)

(i) Where an applicant is a member of the
academic staff of the
University, he or she must have undertaken undergraduate and/or
graduate teaching for the University, and for colleges,
concomitant
with the duties of the university post and of the college
fellowship
(where one is held), and such teaching must have been
performed well.
Particular flair in teaching or in contributions to teaching
would
strengthen the case for the title. An outstanding contribution
to
teaching could compensate for a lesser contribution to high-level
research. Applicants must also have demonstrated a regular
willingness to contribute to the academic community by
involvement in
university and college administration and to have demonstrated
competence in such administration.

(ii) Where an applicant is not a member of the University's
academic
staff, he or she must have demonstrated a regular and sustained
commitment to the University (e.g. in teaching or administration)
beyond the prosecution of high quality research.

In respect of the primary criterion it would be of
considerable
help if you would comment on the quality and degree of external
recognition of 1~'s research record, and compare its distinction
with
that expected of readers in the leading UK departments in this
subject area. A list of the six publications 1~ regards as
his/her
most significant is also enclosed. Any additional comments you
might
have, e.g. on 1~'s contribution to teaching and administration,
would
of course also be welcome.

It would be helpful if I could receive your reference by 2~.

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APPENDIX III


LETTER FROM THE SECRETARY OF FACULTIES
REQUESTING A REFERENCE IN RESPECT OF AN APPLICANT FOR THE
CONFERMENT OF THE TITLE OF READER OR PROFESSOR

Recognition of distinction: 1~

1~ has applied for the conferment by the University of the title
of
reader or professor and has given your name as a referee. I
should
therefore be very grateful if you could let me have your opinion
of
1~'s candidature.

Full details of the University's scheme for the recognition
of
distinction are annexed. May I draw your attention to the main
criteria for the title of reader or professor, as set out on pp.
2 -
3:

Title of reader

(a) The primary criterion is a research record
of a high order,
the quality of which has gained external recognition, and which
is
comparable in distinction with that expected of readers appointed
on
the grounds of research achievement at other major research
universities.

(b)

(i) Where an applicant is a member of the
academic staff of
the University, he or she must have undertaken undergraduate
and/or
graduate teaching for the University, and for colleges,
concomitant
with the duties of the university post and of the college
fellowship
(where one is held), and such teaching must have been
performed well.
Particular flair in teaching or in contributions to teaching
would
strengthen the case for the title. An outstanding contribution
to
teaching could compensate for a lesser contribution to high-level
research. Applicants must also have demonstrated a regular
willingness to contribute to the academic community by
involvement in
university and college administration and to have demonstrated
competence in such administration.

(ii) Where an applicant is not a member of the University's
academic
staff, he or she must have demonstrated a regular and sustained
commitment to the University (e.g. in teaching or administration)
beyond the prosecution of high quality research.

Title of professor

(a) The primary criterion is that research must
be of outstanding
quality, have led to a significant international reputation, and
be
comparable in distinction with that expected of a professor in
other
major research universities.

(b)

(i) Where an applicant is a member of the
academic staff of
the University, he or she must have undertaken undergraduate
and/or
graduate teaching for the University, and for colleges,
concomitant
with the duties of the university post and of the college
fellowship
(where one is held), and such teaching must have been
performed well.
Particular flair in teaching or in contributions to teaching
would
strengthen the case for the title. An outstanding contribution
to
teaching could compensate for a lesser contribution to high-level
research. Applicants must also have demonstrated a regular
willingness to contribute to the academic community by
involvement in
university and college administration and to have demonstrated
competence in such administration.

(ii) Where an applicant is not a member of the University's
academic
staff, he or she must have demonstrated a regular and sustained
commitment to the University (e.g. in teaching or administration)
beyond the prosecution of high quality research.

In respect of the primary criteria it would be of
considerable
help if you would comment on the quality and reputation of 1~'s
research record, and compare its distinction with that expected
of
readers and professors in the leading UK departments in this
subject
area. A list of the six publications 1~ regards as his/her most
significant is also enclosed. Please comment specifically on
which
set of criteria you think the applicant meets. Any additional
comments you might have, e.g. on 1~'s contribution to teaching
and
administration, would of course also be welcome.

It would be helpful if I could receive your reference by 2~.

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APPENDIX IV


LETTER FROM THE SECRETARY OF FACULTIES
TO THE HEAD OF THE COLLEGE REQUESTING A REFERENCE IN RESPECT OF
AN APPLICANT FOR THE CONFERMENT OF THE TITLE OF READER OR
PROFESSOR

Recognition of distinction: 1~

1~ has applied for the conferment by the University of the title
of
[professor/reader/reader or professor] and has given your name
as a
referee. I should therefore be very grateful if you could let me
have
your opinion of 1~'s candidature.

Full details of the scheme for the recognition of distinction are
annexed. May I draw your attention to the main criteria set out
on
pp. 2 - 3, and in particular to the following provision:

(b)

(i) Where an applicant is a member of the
academic staff of the
University, he or she must have undertaken undergraduate and/or
graduate teaching for the University, and for colleges,
concomitant
with the duties of the university post and of the college
fellowship
(where one is held), and such teaching must have been
performed well.
Particular flair in teaching or in contributions to teaching
would
strengthen the case for the title. An outstanding contribution
to
teaching could compensate for a lesser contribution to high-level
research. Applicants must also have demonstrated a regular
willingness to contribute to the academic community by
involvement in
university and college administration and to have demonstrated
competence in such administration.

(ii) Where an applicant is not a member of the University's
academic
staff, he or she must have demonstrated a regular and sustained
commitment to the University (e.g. in teaching or administration)
beyond the prosecution of high quality research.

In order that the Distinctions Committee may assess with
accuracy
and confidence whether this criterion is met, it will be of
considerable help if you would provide full information on the
extent
and a candid opinion on the quality of 1~'s contribution to
college
teaching (if appropriate) and administration. Your comments will
(of
course) be treated completely confidentially. Any additional
comments
you might have, e.g. on 1~'s research record, would also be
welcome.

It would be helpful if I could receive your reference by 2~.

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Footnotes

[1]
Henceforth in this document reference will be made to faculty
boards only, but in all cases this should be taken to include
other
bodies responsible for the appointment of academic staff (e.g.
inter-faculty committees).

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[2]
In cases where applicants employed by the
University hold no college fellowship of any kind, the names of
two
referees only should be supplied. Applicants not employed by the
University must cite three referees, at least one of whom must
be
external to Oxford, and one of whom must be a representative of
their
employer.

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