Report on student evaluation of online education II

In week 5 of period 5 a student evaluation survey about online education at FASoS was offered to all students.

A report on the outcomes of this survey can be found here.

Contact information scientific staff on intranet

In the current corona crisis, it might be harder to reach your colleagues than usual. To this end, we have created a list of scientific staff members and their phone numbers and Skype names on which they can be reached.

To access the list, open the FASoS staff intranet, go to ‘organisation’ and then click on ‘contact details scientific staff’.

Please use the information provided with care. The overview is meant for internal use only. 

Is your personal profile page up to date?

We kindly ask you to update your UM personal profile page before 5 June 2020. Please update any information that is out of date.

Please note that you must be connected to the UM network to be able to update your profile pages. Have a look at these manuals on how to connect to the network from home. In case you have troubles connecting to the UM network or somehow cannot access the personal profile pages webpage, please contact the ICT servicedesk.

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Klaartje Peters gives online lecture for association of public administration

Klaartje Peters has given an online lecture on ‘local democracy in times of crisis’ for the ‘Special State of Science’ series of the association of public administration.

She discusses in her online lecture the importance, particularities and limitations of local democracies. You can watch the online lecture (in Dutch) here.

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RMES alumnus Sem Duijndam nominated for Daniel Heinsius Thesis Prize

The MSc thesis written by Sem Duijndam, alumnus of the Research master’s in European Studies (RMES), has been shortlisted for the prestigious Daniel Heinsius Prize for best MA thesis in political science (awarded by the Dutch and Belgian Political Science Associations).

Congratulations to Sem and his supervisor Dr Luana Russo.

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Recap FASoS webinar on student and staff wellbeing

The fourth online teaching and learning webinar took place on 29 April. We discussed student and staff wellbeing and related challenges with student advisor Pia Harbers. The webinar was chaired by Patrick Bijsmans.

Please find a short summary of the discussions here.

Do you have an idea for a webinar? Please write to Patrick Bijsmans: patrick.bijsmans@maastrichtuniversity.nl.

For more advice from Pia, please see here.

Two successful online CPD workshops

This week saw two CPD workshops take place online. The first, on Tuesday 28 April, focused on assignment design in PBL and was lead by Patrick Bijsmans and Mirko Reithler. The second, on Wednesday 29 April, focused on assessment and was lead by John Harbord.

The online format came with some limitations and a need to do some things differently. Yet, both workshops went well and should normally be offered again next year – offline or online.

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Recap FASoS webinar on online lectures

The third online teaching and learning webinar took place on 22 April and focused on online lectures.

Emilie Sitzia and John Parkinson shared their experience and discussed the many options for recording lectures, knowledge clips, etc. Colleagues discussed their experience and related challenges in relation to PBL, technical issues, as well as broader issues pertaining to e.g. copyrights.

The webinar was chaired by CPD coordinator Patrick Bijsmans.

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Recap FASoS webinar on online tutorials

The second online teaching and learning webinar took place on 15 April. Colleagues discussed online tutorials and their challenges from the perspective of PBL philosophy, but also looked at technical issues and student wellbeing.

The webinar was chaired by Patrick Bijsmans. Mirko Reithler, who wrote a blog on his expectations a few weeks back, introduced the topic by reflecting on his first experience with online tutorials.

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EdLab’s online teaching & learning knowledge clips

EdLab has produced a couple of online teaching & learning knowledge clips for Maastricht University staff. You can find the clips here.

For more information on EdLab CPD activities, please see here.

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