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Open consultation hour accreditation panel BA and MA Arts & Culture

On Thursday 13 and Friday 14 June 2019 a panel will visit FASoS to review the quality of the programmes BA AC and MA AC (Arts & Heritage; Art, Literature & Society; Politics & Society). The panel will organise an open consultation hour on Friday 14 June. If you would like to speak to the panel, please read below.

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Faculty Office closed on Thursday 23 May

Due to a team event the entire Faculty Office will be closed on Thursday 23 May 2019.

This means there will be no visiting/opening hours for the Front Office, Exam Administration Office, International Relations Office, and Board of Examiners and the student advisors.

If you need to contact a support staff member in case of an extremely urgent matter please report to the reception at Grote Gracht 90-92.

No FASoS Weekly during Ascension Day on 30 May

On Thursday 30 May 2019 there will be no FASoS Weekly due to Ascension Day. The next edition of the FASoS Weekly will be published on Thursday 6 June.

Enjoy the long weekend!

Poll from UM psychologists for staff on student well-being

Many of us have contact with students on a regular basis. Some of these students have questions regarding their well-being. To help students as good as possible we are developing support for all UM staff. This support aims at dealing with student’s questions concerning their well-being.

We wonder what you as staff would like to know to help students. Therefore, we would like to ask you to fill in this short poll (2 minutes).

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New cluster division and cluster coordinator

We are pleased to announced the FASoS Faculty Board approved of two new clusters in the faculty office: EDaP (Educational Development and Policy), with Joost Dijkstra as cluster coordinator and RSO (Research Support Office), with Merle Achten as cluster coordinator.

The approval follows an earlier FB decision to split the Management, Policy and Student advisors (BBS) cluster into one education and one research cluster.

Decisions and announcements Faculty Board meetings April 2019

The FASoS Faculty Board held two meetings on 9 and 24 April.


  • Following the consent of the Faculty Council, the Faculty Board approved the proposed changes EERs 2019/2020.
  • The Board decided to contribute €1.500 to the FASoS Ball on 2 May, organised by So FASoS.
  • The Board also contributes to the Faculty Drinks which Student Representatives organises on 20 May 2019.

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Vacancy Educational Coordinator Global Studies

For the new interfaculty BSc programme called Global Studies the vacancy for Educational Coordinator is open. We are looking for a programme coordinator who will embrace the organisational and operational challenges this collaborative interfaculty programme offers and supports the programme director in making it a successful endeavour. The full vacancy is available on Academic Transer. Internal applications are open till 7 May.

MyUM/FASoS intranet information

Do you know what information you can find where on the FASoS intranet? And what the possibilities are within the intranet?

When you login to MyUM you enter your homepage. This is an overview of all UM information (for example money matters, work information, etc.), as well as news and updates of all the groups you are a member of.

If you click on FASoS Staff in the light blue menu on top, you find all FASoS specific information.

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Decisions and announcements Faculty Board meetings March 2019

The FASoS Faculty Board held two meetings on 13 and 27 March.


  • The Faculty Board approved the Solver hours for administrative roles for the academic year 2019/2020. The overview of these Solver hours has been published on FASoS intranet (FASoS staff > organisation > Faculty Board).
  • The Board decided on the submitted RSF and VSF applications taking on board the advice of the OTO.

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FASoS Green Impact team encourages sustainable habits at UM

Two weeks ago, on Friday 22 March, the sun was shining down onto Maastricht and it was the first warm day after the long winter. Whilst many were still working or studying, FASoS Soylent Green Impact team members were working like busy bees on setting up an outdoor clothing swap event in the faculty courtyard! The idea behind this initiative was to spread sustainable habits at UM.

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