Policy Focus Points
1. FSR Structure
Keywords for the FSR structure: continuation plan, summer courses and sustainability.
For the FSR to operate on an effective and efficient matter it is important that the internal structure is well set. Only then can we represent students. At this moment in time does every FSR make a new policy plan and "start over". Our ambition is to make a 5-year plan on which the next councils can build on. Any initiatives that are set up will cooperate with existing facilities, forging relationships that future faculty student councils can build on.
A part of this focus point is the professionalization of the faculty student council. Internally, we will be making changes to the way we approach tasks, meetings, how we handle documents, and much more. The chairman Luud van Ginneken has experience with leading a student association. He brings the required qualification and experience to support the council through this transition.
With the summer courses we hope to prepare for the upcoming students with extra (online) courses, such as Business Mathematics and Business Statistics. We are continuing with last year's initiative to give summer courses in Stata, R, and Business Mathematics. Next to this, additional courses such as Dutch and English for transitioning high school students and closer cooperation with the Career Services office will be explored in cooperation with the faculty and USR.
Spearheaded by the 2017 - 2018 student council, it is now a tradition for each FSR SBE to perform its duties CO2 neutrally. Naturally, this year we will continue that tradition. In line with the continuation plan, we want to align our ambitions with the Green Office to build a relationship on which the future councils can reap the harvest.
Keywords for the SBE advancement: internationalization and course evaluation.
With the growth of international students, we want to become a more inclusive and international faculty, where everyone feels both welcome and at home. We want students to not only attend classes but also come to a place for networking and socializing. By creating a place where students from different cultures and backgrounds can integrate, we hope to create more interaction between locals and internationals. By hosting events like a “Language Café”, Dutch and international students will have the opportunity to interact more with each other.
Since the FSR represents all students of the faculty, we also want the international students to be more involved within the faculty, making decisions, and having a better understanding of the policy points on which we will focus on this year. Therefore, we aim to translate some of the university policy documents into English. Last but not least, creating a bilingual faculty is also our goal for the year. Website, canvas page of FSR and social media will be in Dutch and English.
We want to motivate students to fill in course evaluation using incentives like coffee coupons, discounts for trainee courses or gift vouchers. Before we do this, we will need to contact the committee responsible for the course evaluation. After that we will contact potential collaboration parties. The benefit of this is that there will be a better communication between the faculty and the students and this can lead to the improvement of the education. We will try to keep close contacts with the program committee and the collaboration parties so that the upcoming councils can build on this policy point.
3. FSR Advancement
Keywords for the FSR advancement: career integration and visibility.
The bachelor programs at our faculty score pretty well on the NSE scores. However, if you look at the individual scores per topic, ‘preparing for career’ scores lowest. There is room for improvement here. To make the studies at our faculty even better, we want to focus on integrating career aspects more into the bachelor programs. For some studies within the faculty the career integration is higher than for others. So coming year the focus will be on the studies with lower scores, to get all the programs on the same level and for longer term goal is to improve the career integration even further. We’ll look for opportunities to improve existing guest lectures and workshops. Next to that we’ll work to create more awareness about events and career opportunities that are organized outside of our faculty.
This year the FSR also has its focus on being more visible to all of the SBE students. The brand awareness of the FSR is particularly low, and our goal is to up the amount of students that know what we can mean for them. We will achieve this by doing small talks at the start of a new period and being approachable at Bachelor and Master days.
Also, we will intensify the use of our social media channels, where we will make sure that students stay up-to-date with upcoming events and how the progress on our goals is going. Depending on the success of this policy point, other projects of the (future) FSR can be positively influenced by having more input from the students.
Follow this link to read the full version of our policy plan of FSR 2019-2020 !
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Gepubliceerd op 17/01/2018 om 12:00
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