The Faculty Council of the Faculty of Modern Languages (“Fakultätsrat der Neuphilologischen Fakultät“) advises on the concerns of the individual subjects and the associated institutes and is a bit like the Institute Council of the Institute of Computational Linguistics on a grand scale.
Who sits on the Faculty Council?
The main members of the Faculty Council are the Faculty Board (including the dean and other important people) and all the professors of the faculty. In addition, there are 5 staff members, 3 representatives from administration and technology, and – very important for us – 8 student representatives elected for one year.
For Computational Linguistics, these are currently (term of office: Winter Semester 2022/2023 and Summer Semester 2023):
As an advisory and preparatory body, the Study Commission also meets the week before a Faculty Council meeting; here there are an additional 4 student places. Timothy occupies one of them for us.
What does the Faculty Council do?
The Faculty Council meets three times a semester. Its tasks include:
- Establishing and closing degree programmes
- Filling professorships
- Reviewing the allocation of funds within the subjects
- Adjusting the range of courses offered
How can I participate?
The elections for the Faculty Council are announced university-wide by e-mail. It is then up to us students to prepare a proposal for election. If you want to participate in the faculty council, it is best to contact the student council or directly the person organising the election proposal.
More information about the faculty council…
…can be found on the website of the Faculty of Modern Languages.
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