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Board of Studies

The Board of Studies is one of AUC’s three participatory governance bodies, alongside the Student Council and the Works Council. The role of the Board of Studies (‘Opleidingscommissie’) is to help safeguard the quality of the degree programme by giving advice to the AUC governance and management team on the education being offered.

The Board of Studies holds approval rights over the Academic Standards and Procedures (AS&P) and is responsible for performing an annual evaluation of the way in which the AS&P (‘onderwijs- en examenregeling’) have been implemented in addition to advising on any changes. Besides the AS&P, the Board of Studies is also involved in the decision-making processes for a variety of other educational matters such as tutoring, changes to the curriculum, CPI and Capstones.

The Board of Studies has eight members, four of whom are academic staff at AUC and four of whom are current students at AUC. The AUC Student Council is responsible for nominating the four student members and for ensuring that all three majors are represented, including at least one second-year and one third-year student. Academic staff in the four areas (Humanities, Sciences, Social Sciences, Academic Core) nominate the four staff members (one from each area).

Board of Studies 2022-2023

The members of the Board of Studies for 2022-2023 are:

  • Casey Ansara (student, HUM)
  • Adesholla Bishop (student, HUM)
  • Ingrid Sommer (student, SCI)
  • Gayatri Srikant (student, SSC), Co-Chair
  • Maurits de Klepper (lecturer, SSC)
  • Shannon McBriar (lecturer, HUM), Chair
  • Angelika Port (lecturer, ACC)
  • Daan van Schalkwijk (lecturer, SCI)

Rowena van Asselt is the Secretary to the Board of Studies. Please note that the Chair and Vice-Chair positions for the Board of Studies for 2022-2023 will be filled by members from the list above and will be announced in September 2022.