Panels and committees of the FSV
The student council not only organises events but also takes part in very diverse panels of our faculty. Usually there are only a few seats for students in total. But as there is a huge amount of panels and each representative also has a proxy, we are always in need of help. The different matters these panels are concerned with are usually not publicly or commonly known to students. If one only stands on the sideline, one normally does not know, what is discussed and decided on those panels. But actually, there are decisions made that have an impact on every single math student's studies:
Here we would like to shortly present the most important panels to you. Generally, every math student can be a member of any of these panels. Sometimes there are restrictions, that a student needs to be enrolled in a specific program (e.g. Bachelor or Master program) or a sound background in a certain area of mathematics is advisable. In general there will be always a panel, which meets someone's interests. If you, too, would like to have a voice and bring in your own ideas, you are very welcomed! Just show up at the consultation hours (AWD) or at a meeting of the student council (every Wednesday at 6pm ct, Wegelerstr.10). Don't be shy, we are happy about anybody who breaths new life in our work!
(Last update: January 16th 2023)
head: professor Koch
tasks: The examination board deals with all matters concerning the examination regulations. For example, a new examination regulation for the Master's degree and an amendment to the Bachelor's examination regulation are currently being prepared. The student members take special care to ensure that everything is done in the best interests of the students and also contribute your suggestions.
members: 6 professors, 1 student for the bachelor, 1 for the master, 1 representative of the scientific staff
Lorenzo Conti (member for the bachelor)
Marena Richter (member for the master)
Simon Korswird (vice member for the bachelor)
Fabien Nießen (vice member for the master)
frequency of the meeting: approximately two times per semester
Department of mathematics
head: professor Bovier
tasks: The department of mathematics is the largest internal mathematics committee. It discusses all matters relating to mathematics in Bonn, such as the appeal of professors, changes in examination regulations, evaluations or gender equality issues.
members: all math professors, all habilitated doctors, 8 representatives of the scientific staff, 4 representatives of the nonacademic staff, 10 students
frequency of the meeting: three times per semester
Evaluation project group (EPG)
head: professor Blomer
tasks: The EPG deals with all matters relating to evaluations. In recent years, for example, the EPG has dealt a great deal with the question of whether evaluations should remain paper-based or whether we want to switch to online evaluations. In addition, the results of the evaluations and the grade statistics of previous semesters are evaluated there. The EPG is also responsible for creating various evaluation questionnaires.
members: 7 professors, 1 representative of the scientific staff, 1 representative of the BaMa, 3 students
frequency of the meetings: once per semester
Quality endorsement body
head: professor Kaenders
tasks: The Quality endorcement body administers the quality improvement money for teaching that are made available to the Mathematics Department every semester. These are used, for example, to pay for free printing, some tutor positions, the extended opening hours of the library and the help desks. In this committee, the student members work to ensure that the money is spent sensibly and collect students' wishes as to how teaching can be improved.
members: 3 professors, 1 representative of the scientific staff, 4 students
frequency of the meetings: irregular, approximately two times per semester
Equality working group
head: professor Rumpf, Magdalina von Wunsch
tasks: The equality working group is actually not a panel, but a working group founded by the department to improve the equal rights of mathematics students in Bonn. To this end, the working group, with the substantial cooperation of the student members, organised two female student meetings in winter semester 18/19 in order to gather input on what problems currently exist for female students in our study programme and how they can be solved. The working group then set up the mentoring programme for first-year students and initiated a lecture on equal rights at the tutor training course in order to sensitise future tutors to issues such as discrimination. Right now the working group pays attention to the problems for students caused by the corona crisis and tries to support. If you've got any problems concerning this, you can contact the equality working group (firstname.lastname@example.org).
tasks: An appeal committee aims to select a new professor who will then be appointed to the University of Bonn. First, a position is advertised, then the best applicants are invited to application lectures and interviews, during which the student members can also exert influence. A list of the best candidates is then drawn up, which must then be presented and confirmed in the departments. The student member is present at all levels of the selection process and pays particular attention to factors that will later affect the students, such as teaching or subject orientation.
Current appeal committees: --
head: professor Bartolomaeus
tasks: The teaching committee is a faculty-wide body that deals with all examination regulations that are to be adopted or amended in the Mat-Nat-Faculty. If the teaching committee does not confirm an examination regulation, the Faculty Board must adopt it by a two-thirds majority so that it can be adopted and implemented as a whole.
members: 8 professors, 8 students, 1 representative of the scientific staff
current members for mathematics:
Lorenzo Conti (member)
Anne-Sophie Fleck (vice member)
Elisabeth Reinermann (vice member)
frequency of the meetings: approximately three times per semester
tasks: The faculty board determines all examination regulations and appointments that are decided at the Mat-Nat-Faculty and is therefore the most important body at the faculty level. The Faculty board is elected by all students at the Faculty at the same time as the Student Parliament.
members: dean, prodean, 8 professors, 3 students, 2 representatives of the scientific staff, 2 representatives of the nonacademic staff
frequency of the meetings: three times per semester
head: professor Hüttemann
tasks: The Senate is a university-wide body. Its tasks include that its members participate in the election of the members of the rectorate, that they issue amendments to examination regulations and other university regulations, and that they have a say in many other university matters, such as the distribution of posts and funds.
members: 12 professors, 4 academic employees, 3 representatives of the nonacademic staff, 4 students
frequency of the meetings: three times per semester
The FSV also has three committees itself, the Budget Committee the Audit Committee and the Electoral Committee. These are explained below.
tasks: The budget committee prepares a draft budget for the coming financial year (always 01.04-31.03), which is then presented to the FSV. The financial referent is per office chairman and FSR-chairman always a member.
members: Constantin Gurdon (Chair), Simon Korswird, Lorenzo Nastase, Lorenzo Conti, Felix Blanke, Benjamin Nettesheim, Ludwig Monnerjahn, Jolanda Weygandt.
Cash Audit Committee
tasks: The cash audit committee checks the cash of the student council. It checks whether the budget has been managed within the framework of the budget and writes a report after a completed financial year. This report serves the FFA as a basis for the decision on the financial discharge of the FSR.
members: Lorenzo Nastase, Felipe Lorenzo, Fynn Wedek.
tasks: The election committee organizes and conducts the election of the FSV. The election manager opens the constituent meeting and leads this meeting until a FSV-chair has been elected.