Bulletin Vol. 9 No. 7 June 1973

T H E C H I N E S E U N I V E R S I T Y O F H O N G K O N G T H E U N I V E R S I T Y BULLETIN VOLUME NINE JUNE 1973 NUMBER SEVEN CONTENTS Duties and Functions of the Boards of Studies 1 Institute of Chinese Studies Acquires Art Collections 2 Recent Developments in the School of Education 3 Computer Science Teaching an d Computer Services 3 Ad Hoc Working Party on the Committee Structure of University-wide and College Activities 4 Personalia 4 Staff Profiles 4 Lectures & Exhibition . . . . . . 5 Comings & Goings . . 6 College News . . 6 DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF THE BOARDS OF STUDIES The Boards of Studies are the basic academic units of the University. All the Appointed Teachers and Lecturer s in each subject are appointe d by the Senate to be members of the relevant Board s of Studies, and they serve the Board in their individual capacities. The duties and functions of each of the Boards o f Studies are as follows: I. Course Planning & Teaching (1) Planning of the course requirements for students (2) Recommendations of all degree courses to the Senate for approval (3) Approval and coordination of all courses proposed to be instituted by the Colleges (4) Assignment of teaching duties to all Category C members of the Board, giving priority to the teaching needs of required courses , and, if applicable , of the Graduate Schoo l (5) Setting up a graduate studies pane l i f a graduate programme is in operation or under planning II. Examiners (6) Recommendation of the appointment of external examiners to the Senate for approval (7) Setting up examiners' panel s within each Board of Studies for the University degree examinations (8) Nomination of panels of examiners for th e Matriculation Examination for subjects offered in the Matriculation Examination III. Research (9) Promoting research and coordinating research efforts among its members, as research, together with teaching and student relations, is a duty of each academic member i n the University IV. Staff/Student Relations (10) Setting up a Student Consultation Committee to advise the Board of Studies concerned on