Fachrat – what is that?
The Fachrat (lit. subject council) is a committee in which all status groups of our subject come together and discuss subject-related topics.
This means: Professors, students, staff and administration/technology (i.e. secretariat etc.) get together and talk about things that arise at our institute.
Who’s on the council?
In addition to the three professors of our institute there are two academic staff members, two representatives of the administration and technology, and also three elected students in the Fachrat. These positions have a term of office of one year.
At the moment there are in the Fachrat:
- Simon Will
- Maja Hoffmann
- Victor Zimmermann
What is the Fachrat doing?
The Fachrat deals exclusively with subject-related topics. These are among others:
- Review of the examination regulations and the module manual
- Use of funds and rooms for study
- Planning and evaluation of the curriculum
- For student members: communication of the wishes of the students
What “can” the expert council do?
The Fachrat meets only once a semester and is merely an advisory body. The decisions of the next higher body (Faculty Council) are therefore binding. Nevertheless, it is the committee in which subject-related wishes or suggestions from us students are most likely to be heard and perhaps also to be successful.
But with the computer scientists/mathematicians/medical scientists/nearly everybody else there’s no such thing…
This is because they are all faculties. But we are only a subject, which belongs to the new languages faculty. Since the faculty is divided into individual subjects, there is not only a faculty council, but also a subcommittee in each subject – the Fachrat.
How can I join in?
The election takes place once a year and is announced by us in good time together with a call for candidates. We are looking forward to every candidate!
The Fachrat is, by the way, the ideal committee to “enter” into the committee work, since it only takes place once a semester and therefore requires little work.
…is available on the StuRa page!