This is a list of boards and projects that the Student Council is involved in.
Board of Deans
The board of deans is composed of deans from different faculties of the UvA and VU. The board serves in an advisory capacity to the deans of the science faculties of UvA and VU; the top governing of AUC. The board meets four times a year and discusses a variety of topics related to education strategies, staffing matters and a variety of other topics.
Board of Studies
The Board of Studies is a collection of four students and four teachers with different academic backgrounds who together discuss changes to the structure of academics at AUC. They are an important part of the process in assuring the quality of education at AUC, and are able to issue recommendations, both those put forward by other groups and unsolicited ones, on all issues related to the programme.
The main reason behind the creation of the class representatives is to facilitate greater involvement of students in their own education and courses, foster reflection through discussion, and improve feedback mechanisms. Moreover, it helps lecturers gain further insight towards improving a course and adapting course content and structure to better results, dynamics and the general standard within the classroom. The role of the class representatives in itself entails different tasks such as facilitating inclusive discussions during course evaluations and communicating the feedback to the lecturer in order to come up with appropriate modifications and changes.
The Amsterdam University College Student Council (AUCSC) is the representative body for the students of AUC. They are the bridge between the student body and AUC’s Management Team, the faculty, the VU, UvA and other external parties such as DUWO, and hence are the facilitating body for bringing about change at AUC.
The AUC Tenants Associations forms the bridge from the AUC students to AUC and DUWO. They take interest in the maintenance of the dorms and all things regarding student living at AUC, organizing Summer Sales, and writing Welcome Booklets for example.
Voices of –
Voices of Academic Core, Voices of Humanities, Voices of Social Science and Voices of Science are designed to allow students to participate in building their own curriculum. Students can engage and participate in this process by suggesting new courses, altering current courses and introducing changes to their tracks and majors. The Voices of – groups have direct impact on the community by bringing their proposals to the Student Council and Heads of Studies.
Voices of AUC
Voices of AUC is a yearly recurring dialogue and discussion platform for AUC students, staff, and alumni. At the conference, all participants engage with one another on an equal footing to explore one another’s ideas about AUC. This form of constructive conversation allows us to identify problems, create new ideas, and suggest solutions that all members of the AUC community can be proud of. The philosophy is that of ‘participatory leadership’: all layers of the institution should be involved in bringing ideas to the table and making decisions