Management and co-participation

The Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs has multiple levels of management and co-participation. On every level in the faculty students can give their opinion on the quality of education, and influence it. You can do this by becoming a student-member of one of the multiple boards and committees, of which a brief overview is given below.

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Faculty board

The faculty board is responsible for general management of the faculty with regards to education, research, operational management and finances.
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Student-member of the faculty board

The student-member of the faculty board is also called the assessor. The assessor looks after the interests of students within the faculty, on various matters. He/she also manages the portfolios community building, internationalization and alumni policy and maintains contacts with study associations and other student organizations in The Hague on behalf of Leiden University.
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Faculty council

The faculty council has approval and advisory rights on a range of faculty matters, including - but not limited to - education. By doing so, it functions as a representative body of both students as scientific and support staff with regard to important
decisions.
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Academic board

Each bachelor and masters programme has an academic board. The academic board is responsible for the education in their programs, i.e. taking care of the creation and execution of the teaching program. The board consists of a chairman (most commonly a full professor) and a student from the program, and can be supplemented with extra members.
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Education Committee (OLC)

To guard the quality of education the faculty has developed a quality assessment system, which revolves around the Education Committee (OLC) as the most important part. Each program has its own OLC, you can always approach its members with questions or complaints about education. You can also play a role yourself, by running for a seat in the committee. As a student-member, you can exercise influence on all possible aspects of teaching within your programme.
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Last Modified: 07-01-2016