Participation in decision making
The opinions of the students and staff at the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication are highly valued. Therefore, there are several ways in which students and staff members can participate in processes of decision making.
For one, they can attend meetings of the Faculty Council, or become a member of the council. The Faculty Council is the ESHCC’s representative advisory body. The Faculty Council discusses the general running affairs of the school with the dean. In addition, the dean informs the council about any policies that he carries out, policy proposals that concern teaching and research, and policy proposals in the field of finances and organisation.
Furthermore, each department has a Programme Committee. The Programme Committee is an advisory body that plays an important role in the systematic evaluation of the teaching provided by each Department. The Programme Committee has the duty of providing advice, both solicited and unsolicited, to the Head of Department, the Director of Education and the Dean.
Professional Advisory Commitee
It is also possible for professionals to participate in the constant process of optimising the curricula of the Media & Communication Department. The Professional Advisory Committee (PAC) is an advisory body that consults on ideas and visions that keep our degree programmes in tune with existent and emerging needs of the communication, culture and media sectors.The PAC consists of five staff members and a group of experts from the work field. PAC expert members represent various employment sectors including corporations, consulting firms, NGOs and government. PAC participants from the work field can be invited on regular basis or an ad hoc basis, depending on the specific topics and issues addressed at the PAC meetings.