The members of a school are divided into different groups. In addition to the professors, who make up one group, there are academic staff members, non-academic staff members, and students. All groups at the School of Social Sciences have one or several representatives in the different committees and bodies that are in charge of its self-governance processes.
The School also has its own equal opportunities commissioner, who, together with her deputies, tends to all equality-related matters.
The equal opportunities commissioner of the School contributes to ensuring equal opportunities for women and men and helps eliminate any disadvantages female researchers and students might face at the School. She is elected by the school council and is a professor at one of the School’s departments. As she is commissioned by the school board, she is considered to be part of school management. Both her deputies are also elected by the school council; they are affiliated with the other two departments respectively. This way, all three departments (Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology) are represented. Either the equal opportunities commissioner herself or one of her deputies are members of the School’s search and admissions committee.
Academic staff members at the School of Social Sciences have three representatives in the school council, whose term of office is two years. The following employees serve as mid-level faculty representatives:
The council of doctoral candidates at the School of Social Sciences consists of all doctoral candidates enrolled at the School, therefore representing their interests. Its spokeswoman and spokesman are advisory members of the school council.
Non-academic staff members at the School of Social Sciences have one representative in the school council, whose term of office is four years. Currently, Ms. Ursula Eckle fulfills this role.
Students at the School of Social Sciences are represented by departmental student representatives, who are organized in two committees: one is made up of the student representatives from the departments of Sociology and Political Science, the other one by those from the Department of Psychology.
They act as the students’ mouthpiece and are the first to be contacted by school management if any student-related matters need to be discussed. Some student representatives are also elected members of the committee on student affairs and teaching and the school council of the School of Social Sciences.
The departmental student committees alone are responsible for the contents on their respective websites. If you have any questions, suggestions, or comments, please turn to the contact person mentioned there.
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