Study associations have close contact with many students and have a lot of information about what is going on within the FMG programs. This information is of value to the FSR-FMG and therefore the council also has a great interest in good contacts with the study associations. This contact will be maintained by participation of the FSR-FMG in the meetings of the Faculty Association FMG. These meetings take place once per two weeks with the eight chairs of the study associations within the faculty. As a result, the Council hopes to be optimally informed of the developments and issues that are important to students.
File holders: Antonie and Christian
Program committees (PCs)
A PC is the representative advisory body that is closest to the program and the students. In addition, program committees play a central role in the evaluation of education. We as FSR-FMG believe it is important that PCs are adequately involved in the policy that relates to their education. The PCs should not be passed and the FSR FMG will guard against that. This year, we aim to maintain good contacts with PCs and to ensure that PCs are properly taken into account in decision-making.
File holders: Marie, Christian, Rinke, Antonie, Casper
BoS and Ombud students
Board of Studies (BoS) students and Ombuds students are students who take part in various meetings of the board. These students work at the UvA and are not elected. There is one BoS student at Educational Sciences, Educational Sciences and the University Pabo, and there are three BoS students at Social Sciences. Communication Science and Psychology have Ombuds students. BoS students are more policy-oriented and Ombuds students can be seen as a confidential counsellor. The FSR-FMG would like to be in contact with these students. This way we can keep each other well informed of developments and exchange information. It is precisely the connecting role of BoS students that is crucial in such a complex faculty as ours. The contact with the Ombuds students will help us gain insight into the ideas that play a role in Psychology and Communication Science. The FSR-FMG wants to maintain this collaboration by meeting regularly.
File holder: Lise
Day of Representatives (DvdA)
In the context of the involvement and participation of all student and teacher organisations within the faculty, the FSR-FMG strives to organise another Day of Representatives this year. It is important that different bodies such as study associations, program committees and BoS and Ombuds students talk and discuss current affairs within the faculty together. The aim will therefore be to include broad themes during this day and to get as many parties as possible enthusiastic about this meeting.
File holders: Bibi and Evi
Evaluating education is essential for improving it. The dialogue between teacher and student is important in order to know what they expect from each other. Education can be improved with this information. The evaluation of courses can be completed in various ways; UvA-Q has been part of the evaluation for some time now. The FSR-FMG sees this as a basis for evaluation. However, the dialogue between teacher and student must still be regarded as an important source of information for the review of courses. The evaluation of education must remain accessible to students at all times and usually encouraged because it is experienced as very valuable to the council. However, students’ criticism must be experienced as constructive by the teachers.
File holders: Antonie