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A pilot to reduce workload

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.

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‘Postponing exams is a possibility’

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.

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University Council By-elections

Four candidates running for two seats

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?

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Vier kandidaten in de race voor twee zetels

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?

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UT invests €4.4 million in ECIU University

The UT Executive Board has decided to allocate in total 4.415 million euros to the ECIU University project. Their investment plan was approved by the University Council today.

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SBD to become a service department

Strategic Business Development can become a service department. The University Council unanimously agreed to the plans this morning, including two commitments agreed to by the Executive Board: an evaluation after two years and the instalment of a participation body within SBD.

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Council worries about financial situation of students

The University Council (UC) has concerns about financial situation of UT students during the corona crisis. They ask that the university assists and guides students to resolve their financial issues. This topic was addressed during a digital meeting with the Executive Board today.

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Improvements needed for Notebook Program

The recent delays and poor communication concerning the Notebook Program should be resolved next year. The Executive Board promised the process will be improved, in which the University Council can also play a role. ‘We need this collective intelligence.’

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Concerns about lack of recorded lectures

The University Council voiced its concerns about the lack of recorded physical lectures. The Executive Board however does not want a central policy, stating that providing sufficient digital alternatives is up to the study programmes themselves.

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No guarantee ventilation issues won’t come up again

The Sports Centre recently announced a partial closure due to insufficient ventilation. ‘Why wasn’t this known earlier?’ asked the University Council at today’s meeting with the Executive Board. According to Mirjam Bult, issues with air circulation remain in the Sports Centre, Vrijhof and on the 5th floor of Carré, but are all being resolved.

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Path cleared for proctoring ‘as last resort’

Both the Executive Board and the University Council agreed this morning that proctoring software can be a ‘last resort’ option, should the crisis take a turn for the worse. Preparations are being made for the use of the software in the second quartile.

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Peer groups to ensure corona measures on campus

To make sure that everyone on campus complies with corona measures, the UT will introduce a ‘peer way’ of working. Appointed students will keep track of fellow students’ behavior. Teachers will address teachers’ behavior. This was announced by the Executive Board during the University Council meeting in the Horst today.

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Election results: new party secures a seat

The results from the university council elections are in. UReka secured five seats, DAS three and new party uTOP will have one seat on the council. The other new party, Genesis, collected too few votes to secure a seat.

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