FASoS News

Peter Peters appointed Professor of Innovation of Classical Music at UM

On 1 September 2018, Peter Peters will be officially appointed as Professor of Innovation of Classical Music at Maastricht University and will stand at the helm of the newly-founded Maastricht Centre for the Innovation of Classical Music (MCICM). The MCICM is set to become an interdisciplinary research institute that will support revitalising developments in the classical music sector.

Register for the FASoS Education Day on 6 June

The FASoS Education Day 2018 will take place on Wednesday 6 June in the Turnzaal. During this day we will discuss several issues: the role of digitalisation in our teaching, the ‘Scholarship of Teaching and Learning’, innovations in teaching and internationalisation. There will also be news from the BA Digital Society, the Board of Examiners and the Assessment Committee. A more detailed programme will follow soon. Please register online.

Vacancy: General Member FASoS Board of Examiners

Are you interested in the teaching and assessment practices at FASoS? Would you like to take part in the quality assurance of the FASoS assessment policy and examinations? Do you have the educational experience and procedural sensitivity that enables you to formulate balanced judgments and recommendations? Then consider the vacancy for General Member of the FASoS Board of Examiners (BoE).


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Important Decisions and announcements FB meetings April 2018

The FASoS Faculty Board held two meetings on 11 and 25 April.

Decisions
• The Faculty Board followed the advice of the OTO and approved the applications for RSF and VSF funding.
• Also, the Board took a decision with regard to the proposed ART and SEO applications.
• The 2017 exploitation overview and annual report of the Netherlands Graduate Research School WTCM were approved. From 2005 until 2018 FASoS ran the WTMC secretaryship.

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Important decisions and announcements FB meetings March 2018

The FASoS Faculty Board held two meetings on 7 and 21 March.

Decisions

  • The Faculty Board approved the staffing plan of the Faculty Office for the years 2017-2020.
  • The Board adopted the EERs for the academic year 2018/2019.
  • The profile report for the full chair Social and Political Philosophy has been approved.


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Update from the Faculty Board about the ‘BA Digital Society’

The preparations for a third BA (Digital Society) have reached an important milestone. The ‘macrodoelmatigheidstoets’ (hard to translate – ‘effectiveness’ comes closest) has been submitted to the CDHO, a committee in The Hague that advises the Minister for Education, Culture and Science. The document (35 pages plus appendices for a total of 100 pages) makes the case for the societal and academic relevance of the programme.


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Opening for internal UHD position at the Philosophy Department

In line with the Strategic Personnel plan for Academic Staff (2016-20), the Faculty Board has decided to open up a UHD position in philosophy of art and culture for internal UD staff who meet the UHD 2 criteria as formulated in the ‘Supplement to FASoS Recruitment and Career Policy Academic Staff’. Eligible candidates need to have been UD1 for at least two years by 1 September 2018.


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Sophie Vanhoonacker one of the Ambassadors of the Duck Race 2018

Sophie Vanhoonacker is one of the Ambassadors of this year’s Duck Race supporting the Refugee Project Maastricht (RPM). Make sure to adopt your duck for €5,- and support RPM! The Duck Race this year also supports Animal’s Faith Foundation.

The Race takes place on Sunday 13 May in the city park Maastricht.

Vacancy Chair Board of Examiners

Are you interested in the teaching and assessment practices at FASoS? Would you like to take part in the quality assurance of the FASoS assessment policy and examinations? Please consider applying for the following vacancy from September 2018: Chair of the Board of Examiners (BoE).


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Open call for Chair Programme Committee BA European Studies

Are you interested in the organisation and quality of education at FASoS? Would you like to provide advice on the advancement of quality within FASoS programmes and on the Education and Examination Regulations? And are you able to conduct meetings in a professional and effective way? If so, please consider the vacancy for Chair of the Programme Committee BA European Studies. Application deadline: Thursday 12 April.
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