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2018 candidates to the EUNIS Board of Directors

Dear EUNIS Members,

The EUNIS 2018 General Assembly will be held on 7th of June (Thursday) 2018 at 4 pm during the EUNIS Congress in Paris. All official representatives of EUNIS Members 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 2018 the terms of office of four Board Members will come to an end. Three of them apply for re-election:

The new candidates to the EUNIS Board are:

The representatives of European Higher Education and Research institutions (regular members) having paid their annual fee, take part in the voting and elections to the Board.

EUNIS Congress 2018 registration reminder

You can still register for the EUNIS 2018 Annual Congress! A reminder that the standard registration ends on 31st of May 2018. To book your place please go to the Congress website.

  • Standard  EUNIS Member: €550, EUNIS non-Member: €650
  • Late registration (after May 31, 2018): €700
  • Additional Social Events ticket for June 5-7, 2018: €100

The Congress will take place on 6th – 8th of June 2018 in Paris, France. Read more on the keynote speakers and social events here.

Please note the interesting pre-congress workshops and seminars are held on 5th of June.  Read more and register here.

EUNIS at CRUE meeting, Almeria, Spain

EUNIS President, Dr Raimund Vogl has presented the EUNIS achievements at CRUE meeting in Almeria, Spain.

The seminar on Management and Government of IT in Universities is held on 24-25 May 2018.

The Sectoral Committee on Information and Communications Technologies of the CRUE Universidades Españolas (new brand of the Conference of Rectors of Spanish Universities) was created in 2003.  Its role is to advise in the field of information and communication technologies to improve the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of Spanish universities and promote cooperation among them.

Read more at the event web.

Student Digital Experience Tracker extended – sign-up till 30th of May

Extended opportunity for universities outside the UK to explore their students’ digital experience in 2018.

The Jisc student digital experience tracker is a short survey to gather students’ expectations and experiences of technology, based on a concise set of questions which have been intensively trialled with higher and further education students for readability and ease of response. Universities which have used it have found that it gives them actionable evidence for change and enables better-informed decisions on digital services.

As a result of international interest in the tracker, we have extended this year’s deadline for tracker sign-up to 30th of May 2018, with surveys closing by 30th of June. Use this year is free of charge.

You will have the chance to talk about this at the EUNIS Learning and Teaching Task Force pre-Congress EUNIS 2018 workshop on 5th of June in Paris. Jisc staff will be on hand at the workshop (free registration here) and day one of the Congress to answer questions and provide further support. Interested parties need to sign up by 30th May.

Last year more than 22,000 students and learners from 74 UK organisations, and more than 5,000 students from 10 international universities contributed to the student digital experience tracker, making it by far the largest and most detailed survey of its kind. The tracker offers:

A tried and tested student survey, made up of:

  • Closed questions that can be benchmarked
  • Open questions giving information for local analysis
  • The opportunity to add or customise further questions
A student engagement process, governed by Jisc guidance; to:
  • Engage students in planning & communicating the project
  • Encourage students to complete the survey
  • Engage students in other conversations about their digital experience
  • Work in partnership with students to respond to the findings

A Community of Practice around the tracker process and findings.

To take part at this stage you would need to:

  1. Sign up here
  2. Complete a confirmation form requesting some further information (by May 30th)
  3. Customise and launch your unique institutional survey
  4. Download, brand and distribute promotional materials to students, encouraging them to take part
  5. Close and download your data (by June 30th)

Our quick guide helps you to get up and running with just a couple of hours’ work. And there are templates you can use to present your key findings clearly. So it is realistic for you to go from zero to final report in a little over two months.

This year the tracker is completely free to use, including access to the user community, all the guidance, and one-to-one supportIf you’d like to talk more about the options, please contact Tracker Support.

2018 elections: call for candidates to the EUNIS Board of Directors

EUNIS 2018 General Assembly will be held on 7th of June (Thursday) 2018 during the EUNIS Congress in Paris. All official representatives of EUNIS Members 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.

The representatives of European Higher Education and Research institutions (regular members) having paid their annual fee, take part in the voting and elections to the Board.

In June 2018 the 3-year service of four Board Members will come to the end:
  • Mr. Raimund Vogl, University of Münster, Germany (the President of EUNIS)
  • Mr. Tomasz SzmucAGH University of Science and Technology, Poland (the Vice-President of EUNIS)
  • Mr. Bas Cordewener, Jisc, UK (Board member)
  • Mr. Mikael Berglund, Umeå University, Sweden (Board member)

Mr. Vogl, Mr. Szmuc and Mr. Cordewener are candidates to their re-election. The biographies of all Board members can be found on the EUNIS website.

All the above have the opportunity to be re-elected, but we are actively soliciting new candidatures to the EUNIS Board among the regular members – especially since one current board member is not running for re-election. If, as a regular member representative, you are interested in putting forward your candidature to act in the Board of Directors of EUNIS, we kindly ask you to send an email by close of business on Tuesday 22nd of May 2018 with a short biography, photo and the motivation of your interest to: Jean-Francois Desnos, EUNIS Executive Secretary: jfdesnos@orange.fr.