A list of the Senate committees in which we represent the students can be found here. We present a selection on this page. If you are particularly interested in working on one of the committees: since the committees are advisory (with only one exception), the members do not necessarily have to be Senate members. You are also welcome to get involved. (New members are always appointed to the committees at the beginning of the winter semester)
Senate Committee for Teaching and Continuing Education
The Senate Committee for Teaching and Continuing Education (SA Lehre) is an advisory committee of the Senate. It meets three to four times per semester with the Prorector for Teaching and Continuing Education as chairperson, 5 professors, 2 students, 2 academic staff members, 1 staff member from Technology & Administration as well as advisory guests from the Examination Office, the Evaluation Office and the relevant administrative departments, among others.
Field of activity
The SA Teaching deals with current topics related to studying and teaching; on the one hand, it examines draft resolutions before they are actually passed in the Senate, and on the other hand, it holds discussions that point the way for general study matters. Although the committee only has an advisory function, the essential detailed work takes place here, which is usually confirmed by the Senate.
The committee's main task is to examine the examination regulations drawn up by the faculties and other statutes, e.g. for admission procedures. Both the establishment of new degree programmes and changes to existing programmes are examined there for university compatibility and studyability.
Senate Committee on Structure
Senate Committee on Diversity and Gender Equality
The Senate Committee on Diversity and Gender Equality is an advisory committee of the Senate. It meets once or twice a semester with the Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs and Continuing Education as chairperson, two professors, two students, two academic staff members, two doctoral students and two staff members from Technology & Administration.
Field of activity
The Senate Committee deals with all topics that contribute to the promotion of diversity at the University of Stuttgart and equality. It supports and advises the Prorector for Young Academics and Diversity with regard to the implementation of the University's diversity strategy as well as the Equal Opportunities Officer with regard to the implementation of equal opportunities for women and men and, within this framework, prepares submissions for the Senate. A central task here is the discussion and revision of the framework of the Equal Opportunities Plan, the student members have, among other things, the right to propose candidates for the election of the Equal Opportunities Officer and, in addition, possible problems are addressed and projects that contribute to solving them are initiated and discussed.
Senate Committee for Research and Early Career Researchers
The Senate Committee for Research and Early Career Researchers (SA FWN) is an advisory committee of the Senate. It meets three to four times per semester with Jan Knippers (Vice-Rector Research) and Monilola Olayioye (Vice-Rector Young Academics and Diversity) as chairpersons, ten professors, two students, two academic staff members, two doctoral students and two staff members from Technology & Administration.
Field of activity
In accordance with its title, the committee deals with the topics of research and the promotion of young academics. The central tasks of the committee include receiving and discussing the report of the prorector responsible for research on the allocation procedure and the distribution of funds within the framework of internal university research funding and the report of the prorector responsible for young academics on the funding of young academics that has taken place and that is planned. In addition, the committee deals, for example, with the perception of the university in the academic context and possible measures to improve this.