Employee and student participation

(In Dutch: Medezeggenschap)

Employee and Student Participation Erasmus MC

Employee and Student Participation enables students and employees to participate in the decision-making process and to advise on policy choices at central, faculty and program levels. By law, they have the right to consent to or advise on certain topics. The University Council (U-Council, U-raad in Dutch) represents students and employees of Erasmus University Rotterdam at the central level. At Erasmus MC, employee and student participation is organized in a number of consultative bodies. At the faculty level, Erasmus MC has a shared system of participation. It consists of three councils, namely the Student Council, the Education and Research Committee of the Works Council, and the Works Council (Ondernemingsraad). Each have separate powers. Participation within one's own program takes place in a program committee. The advisory and consent powers of the participation are described in the Faculty Regulations.  

The Joint Assembly (JV, Gezamenlijke Vergadering (GV) in Dutch) represents the interests of students and employees in the field of scientific education and research at Erasmus MC. In addition to its advisory powers in these areas, the JV has the authority to approve the faculty regulations, the faculty budget and parts of the teaching and examination regulations (TER). The JV consists of elected students and staff members. The Student Council (SR) is an employee participation body that represents every student at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FGG). The Works Council (WC) includes Erasmus MC staff members to exercise co-determination on the proper functioning of Erasmus MC. The Works Council has established a Research & Education Committee (R&E, Onderzoek en Onderwijs (O&O) in Dutch), which deals with matters relating to education and research. The eight members of the Student Council together with the six members of the Research & Education (R&E) Committee of the Works Council (WC, or OR in Dutch) form the Joint Assembly.    

Each program or group of programs has an Education Committee. In an Education Committee (EC), students and teachers discuss together the assurance and improvement of the quality of education of the programme. The OC gives solicited and unsolicited advice to the program board. The OC also has the right to consent and give advice on parts of the Education and Examination Regulations (TER) and it assesses whether the regulations are properly implemented. Half of the members of the OC are lecturers and the other half students. The Education Committee for Medicine covers the bachelor's and master's programs in Medicine. The Education Committee Research Masters (ECRM) has been established for the six research master's programs. The Clinical Technology/Technical Medicine and Nanobiology programs are represented in program committees within TU Delft.  

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