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106, March 2016

11 April 2016

Appointment advisory committee CUOS

On behalf of the University Council Anne van der Wolff, Teunis Dokter and Michelle Hartmans were nominated for the appointment advisory committee of CUOS.

Advancement of women into higher academic positions

Extensive discussion was held about the policy on women moving up to higher academic positions. The Board has appointed two Chief Diversity Officers to increase the percentage of female U(H)D's and professors. The accompanying report was the basis for an open discussion.

Several Council members pointed to the fact that diversity can only really increase if the possibilities for following the tenure track route in part-time is facilitated much better. Lijst Sterk and other Council members voiced their fundamental disapproval of positive discrimination measures and indicated that the percentage of female employees is also low in other employment groups.

Evaluation Tenure Track

The Tenure Track policy of the RUG was evaluated by means of a series of meetings with Faculty Boards and other persons in management layers. (The meetings with tenure track employees themselves had already taken place at an earlier stage.)

The Council once again pointed to a number of well-known sticking points around the Tenure Track system. The Personnel Faction pleaded for a reduction in the length of the temporary appointment from six to four years; however, this is not adopted by the Board.

Bursary system

There were still a number of questions about the paragraph on the proposal for bursaries (scholarship students), such as the height of the scholarship (at least € 1700 nett/month). After the Board clarified this issue the Council agreed to this proposal.

Internal apportionment and allocation model

The Board has clarified, by means of two presentations during the committee meeting, how the money of the university is allocated to the faculties. How the so-called 'start value' (representing about half of the faculty budgets) is made up is still unclear. According to the Council this is an obscure hotchpotch of individual measures. The Council, once again, insisted on, in spite of the lack of clarity, wanting to see a further specification.

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