Annual Conference, 19th-20th April 2001,
University of Birmingham Conference Park
Thursday, 19th April
2.00 p.m. QAA Benchmarking
Dr John Erdos
(King's College London) and
Dr Stephen Ryrie
(University of the West of England)
The QAA Benchmarks for Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research are currently being drawn up by the Benchmarking Group. The presentation will give a report on progress to date.
2.20 p.m. The role of QAA Benchmarks in Subject Reviews
Speaker: Mike Laugharne, Quality Assurance Agency
Speaker: Richard Bridges, King Edward's School, Birmingham
The talk will present the main issues discussed by the group, and the main conclusions of its report, now nearing publication.
3.40 p.m. Tea/coffee
4.00 p.m. "Departments under threat"
Speaker: Walter Middleton, University of Sunderland
A presentation of the results of a recent survey of changing resources in
4.40 p.m. "Is A level Mathematics what it used to be?"
Speaker: Dr Duncan Lawson, Coventry University
Results form the 1990s of a diagnostic test for incoming students will be presented. The results are broken down by entry qualification to allow a comparison between the performance of students entering university at the end of the decade with the same qualifications as those entering at the start of the decade.
5.30 p.m. HODOMS Annual General Meeting
7.30 p.m. Dinner
Friday 20th April
09.00 a.m. Recent developments in the LTSN Mathematics, Statistics & Operational
Speakers: Prof. John Blake and Pam Bishop, Learning, Teaching & Support Network for Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research
9.45 a.m. Curriculum 2000
Speaker: Prof. Peter Saunders, King's College, London
10.30 a.m. Tea/coffee
11.00 a.m. Mathematics Masterclasses and their Organisation
Speaker: Prof. Michael Sewell, University of Reading
John Bibby, Director of "Count On". Count On is the successor to MY2000, and this presentation will describe its work.
2.00 p.m. Committee Meeting
Enquiries about the HODOMS Conference should be addressed to:
Prof. Ken Houston (HODOMS Chair), University of Ulster,
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org tel. 028 9036 6953
Dr Stephen Ryrie (HODOMS Secretary), University of the West of England,
e-mail email@example.com tel. 0117 344 3150
Information about the University of Birmingham Conference Park, along with travel advice and a map, are available at www.bham.ac.uk/conferences