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Personnel faction: statement on zero tolerance should be more specific

Casper Albers with the personnel faction on the university council says that the RUG’s statement on zero tolerance should be more specific and defined.

‘Course evaluations do not work’

Course evaluations say more about the weather than the quality of teaching, as far as statistics instructor Casper Albers is concerned. Yet they are used to determine which instructors should be given a permanent position. It’s time to stop using them.

‘Fucked up the poll this afternoon’: why UKrant shut down the survey on diversity

Every day, the editorial staff at the UKrant wonders: What are we writing about, why are we writing about it, and how are we writing about it? ‘At UKrant’, an irregular column, we take a look behind the scenes.

Higher education furious at Van Engelshoven

University employees are furious at Ingrid van Engelshoven. She wants them to prepare forms of education with and without social distancing for September.

Jouke de Vries: ‘We need both money and a good plan’

Money alone won’t be enough to alleviate the structural strain on the university, board president Jouke de Vries said Tuesday during WOinActie’s national Alarm Day.

University council in emergency meeting over Vindicat

The university council will hold an emergency meeting this week about Vindicat’s accreditation being revoked. The council claims the board of directors did not inform them correctly.

‘On-site education is here to stay, but it needs improvement’

Last week, the discussion about online university education reached a nadir. But the UG board never wanted to do away with on-site education, they say.

Support the Striking Academics

For the last two years, I was a union rep for postgraduates as the Graduate Officer of University College Dublin Students’ Union. This involved...

No emails or grades due to ‘work-to-rule’

University lecturers, including the ones in Groningen, are on a 'work-to-rule' strike this month. They will not be answering emails or grading exams.

Council tears into Yantai time sheet investigation

The registration of the hours employees spent on the Yantai project was not done correctly. Independent investigators say the RUG board of director cannot be blamed for this. But the university council disagrees.

University Council against Yantai [ UPDATE ]

A majority of the University Council is still against the plans to start a branch campus in Yantai. The RUG’s Chinese expansion is in real danger of falling through.

‘Yantai, yes or no?’

Do we or do we not want a Yantai campus? Personnel members of the University Council are asking the entire RUG for its input, because they have to vote on the matter next month.

Involved with Yantai? Yes and no

Are the people who represent the students and employees at the RUG sufficiently involved in the plans for a new campus in the Chinese city of Yantai? Opinions vary strongly.

FBSS brings in mediator

A mediator will have to ensure that employees of the psychology department and faculty board members can find common ground.

Op-ed: FBSS protest

Employees of the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences are fed up. They explain their objections to the current housing plans in an open letter, which is undersigned by 120 staff members.

Op-ed: Yantai consent is not a quickie

A lot still has to happen before a judicious decision can be made about 'Yantai', according to the Personnel Faction in the University Council.

Teaching experience for scholarship students

Scholarship students at the university are not able to acquire as much teaching experience as originally thought. The RUG is making efforts to change that.