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2017 candidates to the EUNIS Board of Directors

Dear EUNIS Members,

EUNIS 2017 General Assembly will be held on June 8th, 2017 during the EUNIS Congress in Münster. All official representatives of EUNIS Member institutions are entitled to take part in the meeting. This forum is where all the decisions related to the EUNIS’ structure and organisation are made and updates from the EUNIS Task Forces and Board are presented. The General Assembly has two other very important duties: the election of EUNIS members to the EUNIS Board and approval of the EUNIS budget that will be presented by the Treasurer.

In June 2017 the terms of office of four Board Members will come to an end and these Board members will need to apply for re-election:

The new candidates to the EUNIS Board are:

In the past few months the two candidates listed below were co-opted to the EUNIS Board to replace two vacancies that had arisen from resignations from the Board. The General Assembly needs to approve and confirm (or reject) their candidatures as outlined in the EUNIS statutes. These Board members are:

Ms. Paola Gargiulo (CINECA, Italy)
Mr. Thierry Koscielniak (CSIESR, France)

The biographies of all current Board members can be found at the EUNIS website.

2017 elections: call for candidates to the EUNIS Board of Directors

Dear EUNIS Members,
EUNIS 2017 General Assembly will be held on June 8th, 2017 during the EUNIS Congress in Münster. All official representatives of EUNIS Member institutions are entitled to take part in the meeting. This forum is where all the decisions related to the EUNIS’ structure and organisation are made and updates from the EUNIS Task Forces and Board are presented. The General Assembly has two other very important duties: the election of EUNIS members to the EUNIS Board and approval of the EUNIS budget that will be presented by the Treasurer.
In June 2017 the terms of office of four Board Members will come to an end and these Board members will need to apply for re-election:
  • Mr. Malte Dreyer (Humboldt University Berlin, Germany)
  • Mr. Ramon Grau Sala (SIGMA, Spain)
  • Ms. Ligia Ribeiro (University of Porto, Portugal)
  • Mr. Yiannis Salmatzidis (Aristotle University, Greece)
While all the above have the opportunity to be re-elected we will welcome new candidatures to the EUNIS Board. If you are interested in presenting your candidature to act on the Board of Directors of EUNIS, we kindly ask you to send an email by close of business on Tuesday 16th May 2017 with a short biography, photo and the motivation of your interest to: Jean-Francois Desnos, EUNIS Executive Secretary: jfdesnos@orange.fr
In the past few months the two candidates listed below were co-opted to the EUNIS Board to replace two vacancies that had arisen from resignations from the Board. The General Assembly needs to approve and confirm (or reject) their candidatures as outlined in the EUNIS statutes. These Board members are:
  • Ms. Paola Gargiulo (CINECA, Italy)
  • Mr. Thierry Koscielniak (CSIESR, France)

The biographies of all Board members can be found on the EUNIS website.

Digital Assessment: the webinar recording available now

Digital Assessment: current and future developments across Europe

The webinar run jointly between Jisc and EUNIS took place on 25th April 2017. It covered national initiatives in Norway and the Netherlands and the experiences of the University of Bergen (using Canvas for formative assessment and Inspera for digital exams).

The webinar recording is available here. Follow the link to download the recording. Once it is downloaded you may need to select Playback> Player>Play from the menu bar. Use the slider underneath the speaker’s image to adjust the volume. The webinar is recorded using Blackboard Collaborate which requires java to run so it cannot be played on a chromebook.

You can find links to further information provided by the speakers in this blog post.

EUNIS 2017 Congress: early bird registration extended till 4th of May

EUNIS 2017 Congress

Register now and benefit the €100 reduced fee for the Congress! Due to many public holidays the Early Bird Registration was extended till today the 4th of May 2017!

EUNIS Annual Congress will take place on 7-9 June 2017 at the University of Münster, Germany. The Congress schedule and keynote speakers are already announced at the event’s website. The Congress presents an opportunity for sharing of experience amongst international specialists, users, researchers, decision-makers, and teaching staff from all over Europe. The event provides an ideal audience to present and publish the latest results of research, development, and deployment of Information Technology in HEIs.

EUNIS Congress delegates are invited to participate in pre-Congress workshops:

More information and registration for the pre-Congress workshops here.

EU survey on electronic identity for European students

EU survey on electronic identity for European students open till 8th of May

The study analyses the cross-border use of electronic identification and authentication services to support student mobility and access to student services in Higher Education Institutions of the EU, and also, identifies the issues preventing wider adoption of systems that may contribute to facilitate this access.

At the initial stage the study aims at involving key higher education stakeholders in the EU through the following survey:

https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/StudentMobility , the deadline of the survey is May 8th, 2017.

It is important that the survey reflects the views and opinions of a wide range of Higher Education Institutions across Europe as the results of the study will have a significant impact in the definition of the European strategy in that area. Thus, your participation in this process would be very much appreciated!

In order to collect relevant information divided in four different blocks:

1)    Introductory questions about the Higher Education Institution.

2)    Student services offered through a student e-card or other similar electronic identification solutions and the solutions to access them.

3)    Barriers to implement online access to student services in an institution.

4)    Other information.

The study will analyse the survey results and compile a report of the findings, which will be distributed to all participant Higher Education Institutions. The report will provide a valuable insight into the current landscape of electronic identification solutions in the area of cross-border access to student services in the EU.