Committees

The University Council: members and committees

There are 12 students and 12 staff members in the University Council, all elected by the university community. They are organised in a student section and a staff section. All members take part in the plenary meetings. In addition, the council members are divided over various substantive committees in which topics for plenary meetings are prepared.

Aleid Barmentlo
I am very involved with all of the topics and like to attend as much of the university's events as possible.
Aleid Barmentlo
Chair University Council
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Sharona Lemmen
My strength lies in following and making procedures for the University Council.
Sharona Lemmen
Clerk University Council
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Committees

The university council consists of six committees that each deal with different subjects.

  • The CRE committee is a permanent advisory committee of the University Council. Subjects covered by education, research or the EUR community are prepared in the CRE committee, usually two weeks before the consultation meeting of the University Council takes place with the Executive Board. The committee consists of six student members and six members of staff from the University Council. Traditionally, the committee is chaired by a student member.

    The Executive Board is represented in the committee meeting by the director of Education and Student Affairs (E&S), accompanied by one or more policy advisors. This setup offers the possibility to go into detail on a specific subject, often with the officials directly involved in the subject. In this way, the University Council can restrict itself during the consultation meeting to conducting a discussion in broad lines.

    Topics that are addressed in the committee are, for example, institutional tuition fees, Nominal = Normal, academic integrity and the institution or cancellation of programs at the EUR.

    If you have any comments or questions on topics related to research, education and the EUR community, please contact the University Council!

  • The PFO committee is a permanent advisory committee of the University Council. Subjects covered by personnel, management or infrastructure are prepared in the PFO committee, usually two weeks before the consultation meeting of the University Council with the Executive Board takes place. The Committee consists of six student members and six members of staff from the University Council. Traditionally, the committee is chaired by a staff member.

    The Executive Board is usually represented in the committee meeting by one or more policy advisors. This setup offers the possibility to go into detail on a specific subject, often with the officials directly involved in the subject. In this way, the University Council can restrict itself during the consultation meeting to conducting a discussion in broad lines.

    Topics that are addressed in the PFO committee include diversity, the renovation and renovation of the campus ('Campus in Ontwikkeling’), catering, plans for reorganisation and facility or ICT facilities for employees and students.

    If you have any comments or questions on topics related to personnel, facillities and organization please contact the University Council!

  • The IEA committee normally does not meet with (representatives of) the Executive Board, but is responsible for the communication by the University Council to the university’s community and for organizing activities of the University Council.

    The committee consists mostly of student members and at least one staff member from the University Council. Every year, the IEA committee organises an introductory drink of the University Council for the university community, is responsible for the social media of the University Council and organises the promotion of elections.

  • The FIN committee consults, on behalf of the University Council, the EUR financial department on financial housekeeping. The committee consists of three members of the staff section and three members of the student section.

    The Executive Board is represented in the committee meeting by the head of Corporate Planning & Control, accompanied by one or more policy advisors. This setup offers the possibility to go into detail on a specific subject, often with the officials directly involved in the subject. In this way, the University Council can restrict itself during the consultation meeting to conducting a discussion in broad lines.

    The FIN committee has a number of regular meeting moments per year, for example about the budget's budget, the framework policy document and the annual report. In addition, the University Council may decide to convene the FIN committee to assess the financial basis for proposed decisions.

  • The confidentiality committee is an ad hoc committee that only meets when there is a specific reason for this. The committee consists of two staff members, two student members, the chairman of the university council and the clerk.

    The confidentiality committee has the task to advise the University Council on:

    • The appointment of the Chairman of the Board.

    • The appointment of a member of the Board if the University Council is heard.

    • Other matters concerning the appointment of persons.

    • Other matters of a personal nature.

    The meetings of the confidentiality committee are not public. Unless this is deemed necessary, no minutes are made of the meeting of the confidentiality committee.

  • The Presidium is in charge of the agenda composition and the daily management of the council.

Meeting schedule

The meeting schedule of the University Council can be found here.