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You said, we did: March 2019

To keep everyone informed on the changes that are made at FASoS in response to your feedback, FASoS staff and the Student Reps started a new series.

In our second post we highlight some of the things we are working on:

  • Button in the bikeshed GG76S
  • Stress survey
  • Faculty Drinks
  • New electric system in GG80-82


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Decisions and announcements Faculty Board meetings February 2019

The FASoS Faculty Board held two meetings on 13 and 28 February.

Decisions

  • The Faculty Board discussed the Self Evaluation Reports (SERs) of the bachelor’s and the master’s programmes Arts and Culture, and approved the reported procedure.
  • The Faculty Board approved two applications of the Graduate School regarding a PhD research visit to FASoS and the registration of an external PhD candidate.


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UM and crowdfunding: all about it

Making projects possible and showing them on a large stage: that is crowdfunding in a nutshell. Therefore, we are proud of the new, innovative crowdfunding platform of Maastricht University: UM Crowd.

However: what is crowdfunding exactly and what is going to happen?


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Decisions and announcements Faculty Board meetings January 2019

The FASoS Faculty Board held two meetings on 16 and 30 January.

Decisions

  • The Faculty Board adopted the ‘Guidelines employing (external) personnel’.
  • The Board decided to contribute €4,000 to the participation of FASoS students/staff in EuroSim 2019, which takes place in Rochester (USA) in March 2019.
  • The Board approved the Academic Calendar (Calendarium) 2019/2020

Student reps mid-term report 2018-2019

The team of Student Representatives is happy to announce the publication of the Mid-Term Report 2018/2019.

The Report contains all the information on what we accomplished, what we are working on and what we aim to achieve in the academic year 2018/2019. Have a look, and don’t hesitate to give us your feedback!


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No FASoS Weekly during Carnival break 2019

On Thursday 7 March 2019 there will be no FASoS Weekly due to the Carnival break. The next edition of FASoS Weekly after the break will be published on Thursday 14 March.

Enjoy your holidays/celebrations!

Applications for UM Diversity & Inclusivity Grants now open

After a successful round in 2018, we are happy to announce the 2019 round of UM’s D&I Grants.

UM will award up to €15.000 to students, alumni and/or staff to set-up or further develop innovative activities and policy research on diversity and inclusivity that have a sustainable impact on our UM community. The deadline for proposals is 15 March.

Already an idea? Check our intranet page.


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PBL 2.0: creative PBL Practices videos

We have creative teachers who are adding their own spice to teaching and are practicing creative PBL methods at UM. From FASoS for example, Giselle Bosse shared her creative PBL practice.

The Instructional Design & Elearning task group (FHML) in collaboration with the Library and EDLAB have published a video collection online. These also corroborate with the EDVIEW project that investigated the current state and future of UM PBL.


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Decisions and announcements Faculty Board meetings December 2018

The FASoS Faculty Board held two meetings on 5 and 19 December.

Decisions

  • Following the advice of the OTO, the Faculty Board decided on funding the applications for a VSF-/RSF-contribution.
  • The BA Digital Society will maintain the same admission requirements as the other two bachelor’s programmes at FASoS.
  • The Board approved the revised profile report special chair ‘History of Science and Technology’ and the nomination of the chairholder.


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Giselle Bosse’s course on ‘Survey Research’ UM best practice example

The course ‘Research Methods: Survey Research’ (BA European Studies), coordinated by Dr Bosse, has been selected by EDLAB as ‘Best Practice Example for the Use of Creative PBL’. In this course, students carry out quantitative surveys for cultural and social organisations in Maastricht and the wider Meuse–Rhine Euroregion. Students also create interactive WordPress websites to present research results and policy recommendations to local clients.


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