Academic Council

 

Who are we?
The Universalis Academic Council was founded in January 2013 to enrich the academic community at UCM in creative and systematic ways. It consists of five members that are approved by the Universalis General Assembly. They are responsible for enhancing the academic life at UCM in two ways: As (i) student representatives in the Board of Studies and the Management Team and (ii) through the active execution of their position in the Academic Council.

Chair (Ríon McCall Magan)
The Chair carries the responsibility for the overall goals and interests of the Academic Council, chairs its meetings and keeps an overview on the upcoming tasks and events. He or she keeps in contact with the Universalis Social Board and serves as a contact person for the Office of the Dean. He or she represents the students in the Management Team.
Contact: academic-chair@ucmuniversalis.com

Treasurer (Paul Grass)
The Treasurer’s main task is the financial administration of the AC. He or she is also responsible for the coordination of the Mentor Program for the Freshmen and Exchange students, and the organisation of Peer Reviews. The Treasurer is a member of the Board of Studies.
Contact: academic-treasurer@ucmuniversalis.com

Internal Executive (Erick Jackaman)
The Internal Executive is responsible for the online administration of the AC and the promotion of the AC’s events. He or she is responsible for the organisation of Comments and Cookies, the UCM-Forum, and the preparation of official statements by the AC. He or she is a member of the Board of Studies.
Contact: academic-internal@ucmuniversalis.com

Events Coordinator (Freya Walker)
The Event Coordinator is responsible for the organisation of the AC’s events such as the Big Event at the end of each semester, the November Notes and the Master Week. He or she is a member of the Board of Studies.
Contact: academic-events@ucmuniversalis.com

External Executive (Lennart Salek)
The External Executive represents the Academic Council in the association University College Student Representatives of the Netherlands (UCSRN). Here you can find more information on the UCSRN. Moreover, the External Executive is responsible for the coordination of the exchange with University College Freiburg. The External Executive serves as a contact person for the Faculty Council and is a member in the Board of Studies.
Contact: academic-external@ucmuniversalis.com

Our role in the Management Team
The MT is a body consisting of staff members and three student representatives – two from the Universalis Social Board and one representative from the Academic Council – supporting the Dean in the management of UCM. The bi-weekly meetings crucial in order to keep each other updated on current and prospective issues of student body, academic and organisational affairs. The MT meeting should also be used to request information from the staff or to communicate the views of the student body to the staff. The AC focuses on acting as a bridge between the student body’s opinions and the UCM administration through requests or views brought forward in person/via email or Facebook or during UCM Forums. Students’ concerns or ideas are taken very seriously by the management so don’t hesitate to contact us to give input!

Our role in the Education Program Committee (earlier “Board of Studies”)
The Education Program Committee safeguards the quality of education and acts as an advisory body to the UCM management on content and quality of the UCM curriculum. It consists of four staff members from different faculties and four student representatives, whose main task is to keep track of the course evaluations, identify recurring and pressing issues and approach students directly in order to get information about the quality of the courses and the problems at hand. Apart from evaluating the quality of the courses, the Education Program Committee engages in several other tasks, such as revising the UCM Teachers Handbook and Course Catalogue, approving or remarking about changes within the Rules and Regulations of UCM and constantly reflecting about the quality of UCM as a learning institution in order to consider ways in which it can be improved.

How can you contact us?
We are always open to hear from you and your opinion on UCM and its academic life. Feel free to approach us, whether you have an idea for a new event or initiative, a suggestion or comment on our work or a problem with one of your courses.

Talk to us in person: You can find us at our desk in the Universalis Boardroom!
Email: academic@ucmuniversalis.com
Facebook: Universalis Academic Council (https://www.facebook.com/academiccouncil)

 

 

Hello hello sweet UCMers ✨✨

Carnaval may be over, but do not fret, the fun and games are not! Come kick off the period officially with a drink or two in good company at Café Forum! And, as always, don’t hold back - first 50 beers are freeeeeee <3
See you there!

Lots of love,
Your Universalis Social Board xoxo
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Beginning of Period Drinks!

February 20, 2018, 8:30pm - February 20, 2018, 4:30pm

Hello hello sweet UCMers ✨✨ Carnaval may be over, but do not fret, the fun and games are not! Come kick off the period officially with a drink or two in good company at Café Forum! And, as always, don’t hold back - first 50 beers are freeeeeee <3 See you there! Lots of love, Your Universalis Social Board xoxo

And here they are! New members of the Social Board have been officially passed and are currently being transitioned into their new positions!
Here's your Social Board for the Spring semester:

Bojana Raković - President
Ruben Dominguez Payne - Secretary
Hannah Grijns - Treasurer
Eleanor M. Kelly - Acquisition Executive
Stephen A. McCarthy - External Executive
Paulina Raniecka - Social Executive
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Hello hello sweet UCMers!!

First of all, Happy New Year! We all hope you are well rested and have had beautiful holidays :)
After the holiday season bliss, we are back for a fresh start in project period... which consists of electing your new boards! Let's be real, this is important - so show up at the Election GA this week! During this GA, we will be electing a new Independent Body as well as new Universalis Social Board and Academic Council Members. Please check out the policy manual on our website to see how the election procedures work. You can also find all of the other updated and relevant information at our website: ucmsauniversalis.com/ucmsa-universalis/documents/

The proposed Social Board members:
Secretary - Ruben Dominguez Payne
Treasurer - Hannah Grijns
Acquisitions Executive - Eleanor Kelly

The proposed Academic Council members:
Treasurer - Paul Grass
Events Coordinator - Freya Walker
Internal Executive - Erick Jackaman

The proposed Independent Body members:
Chih-Hsi Hu
Nina Hanz
Thilo Buchholz

Of course, there will be drinks and snacks afterwards! See you there!

Lots of love,
Your Universalis Board
xoxo
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Election GA!

January 10, 2018, 6:30pm - January 10, 2018, 1:30pm

Hello hello sweet UCMers!! First of all, Happy New Year! We all hope you are well rested and have had beautiful holidays :) After the holiday season bliss, we are back for a fresh start in project period... which consists of electing your new boards! Let's be real, this is important - so show up at the Election GA this week! During this GA, we will be electing a new Independent Body as well as new Universalis Social Board and Academic Council Members. Please check out the policy manual on our website to see how the election procedures work. You can also find all of the other updated and relevant information at our website: ucmsauniversalis.com/ucmsa-universalis/documents/ The proposed Social Board members: Secretary - Ruben Dominguez Payne Treasurer - Hannah Grijns Acquisitions Executive - Eleanor Kelly The proposed Academic Council members: Treasurer - Paul Grass Events Coordinator - Freya Walker Internal Executive - Erick Jackaman The proposed Independent Body members: Chih-Hsi Hu Nina Hanz Thilo Buchholz Of course, there will be drinks and snacks afterwards! See you there! Lots of love, Your Universalis Board xoxo

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