The waiting lists for student psychologists are too long, there should be more clarity about the future of Twente Pathway College next year and programmes that fall between faculties should be governed better. Those are some key topics the University Council discussed with the Executive Board this morning. Read about them in this overview.
The University Council (UC) has, once again, expressed its concern about the low English language requirements of international students at the UT. Rector Tom Veldkamp agrees there is a problem and will propose a solution in September. ‘But if we raise the bar for international students, we also have to raise the bar for Dutch students.’
From a work pressure action plan to ‘when is the corona crisis formally over?’. The University Council and the Executive Board discussed a plethora of topics this morning. Read about the most important discussions and outcomes in this overview.
The University Council unanimously votes in favour of the joint Creative Technology programme the UT wants to offer together with the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam from 2023 onwards. While the council supports the ‘entrepreneurial spirit’ of the UT, it still has concerns about the viability of the business case.
The University of Twente starts a pilot for offering free menstrual products to students and employees. The pilot is scheduled to begin in May and will entail placing baskets with menstrual products in several UT bathrooms. The plan was approved by the University Council today.
The University Council (UC) is concerned about PhD candidates who are not employed by the UT. During today’s meeting in Horst, the Council advised the Executive Board to clearly define the status and the rights of these ‘scholarship-PhD’s’. ‘We want to provide proper support mechanism and treat them equally.’
Information on how get help should be more readily available to UT students and employees, believes the University Council. This point was raised several times during yesterday’s meeting of the Council and the Executive Board.
The University Council (UC) is concerned about the AFAS-HR system used at the University of Twente. ‘We hear frustrations and complaints about the system from within the whole UT community,’ the UC told the Executive Board during a plenary meeting today.
As part of a pilot project, prospective master’s students of the UT Faculty of Engineering Technology (ET) will have to pay an application fee from September 2022. This was approved by the University Council today. Next year, the Council will discuss the possibility of a university-wide application fee.
The results of the University Council elections are in. UReka received enough votes to claim six seats on the council, DAS will have three seats in the upcoming academic year. uTOP did not get enough votes to claim a seat.
Starting in spring 2022, UT students should be able to spread out the payment of their tuition fees some more. The Executive Board has agreed to accommodate this wish of the University Council, in order to ease the financial stress of students.
In order to reduce workload of UT employees, the University Council (UC) sees the need to review policy from a ‘workload aware perspective’. They will start with a pilot to define a procedure for such an evaluation. This was agreed during the UC meeting today.
With the corona crisis likely to continue in 2021, the UT Executive Board is exploring how education might be affected for the rest of the academic year. ‘If there is a total lockdown, postponing exams is a possibility,’ said rector Tom Veldkamp during the University Council (UC) meeting today.
Four candidates have applied for the two available seats on the University Council. They are Jacqueline Weppelman on behalf of 'List Weppelman' and PhD candidate Anton Atanasov on behalf of 'List P-NUT'. Campus Coalition brings forward Joyce Karreman and Emile Dopheide. Who are they and why do they want to be in the Council?
Vier kandidaten hebben zich gemeld voor de twee beschikbare zetels in de universiteitsraad. Het gaat om Jacqueline Weppelman namens ‘List Weppelman’ en promovendus Anton Atanasov namens ‘List P-NUT’. De Campus Coalitie schuift Joyce Karreman en Emile Dopheide naar voren. Wie zijn ze en waarom willen ze in de Uraad?