Dear members of the MOL
In today's Infomail, we are pleased to report that the Petition Academia has taken a big step forward.
In addition, Philippe Stawiski, our representative in the Echo Group Mensa and ad-hoc Commission for Sustainability, brings great news from the Mensa. On the newly created "News" ("Aktuelles") section on the MOL website (english version in progress), we will in future share with you news and information concerning the mid-level staff.
With best wishes,
Your MOL Board
Matteo Frey (TF), Aline Leimann (RF), Alexander Ort (GWM), Monika Plozza (RF), Antonia Steigerwald (KSF)
Dear members of the MOL
My name is Antonia Steigerwald and I have been representing the KSF on the mid-level organization Lucerne (MOL) Board since April 2022. Together with the other board members, I help to keep the MOL activ and close to the needs of the mid-level staff. Questions, comments and concerns are welcome and I look forward to exchanging ideas with you.
In addition to my work on the MOL Board, I represent the mid-level staff in the Quality Assurance Commission.
A few words about me: I am an SNSF research fellow at the Department of Sociology and am doing my doctorate on the project "Digital payments: Making payments personal and social" with Sophie Mützel. Before that, I was a research assistant at the Lucerne School of Business and Economics for three years, where I worked on topics related to digital communication and marketing management in a four-fold performance mandate.
See you soon, Antonia
The Science, Education and Culture Committee of the National Council (WBK-NR/CSEC-CN) accepted the concerns of our petition. For the first time, a political body recognizes the urgency of the need for a culture change at higher education institutions in Switzerland. Accordingly, it proposes to the National Council to instruct the Federal Council (Bundesrat / Conseil fédéral) as follows:
- The Federal Council needs to conduct a detailed investigation and issue a report on questions of precariousness and equal opportunity for the mid-level staff at Swiss higher education institutions.
- The Federal Council needs to examine whether a significant number of stable positions for postdoctoral researchers can be created.
A first important step has been taken, but we still have a long way to go.
VACANT POSITIONS AT THE MOL
We are pleased to bring to your attention the following positions that will become vacant as of the beginning of July and November:
- MOL board member for the WF (July)
The term of election is two years. Let us know if you are interested in the position by June 23, 2022. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at any time.
- MOL representative on the Research Commission (FoKo) (November)
This position is ideally held by a person at postdoc level. The election will take place at the next General Assembly.
Are you interested in getting involved in the MOL and representing the perspectives and interests of members of the mid-level staff in the various university committees? Then contact us at molremove-this.@remove-this.unilu.ch, we look forward to hearing from you!
We would like to draw your attention to the conference 'Contested Equality - International and Comparative Legal Perspectives', which will take place on 20/21 October 2022 at the University of Zurich. The conference will analyse the recent challenges and developments of equality and non-discrimination in the international architecture of legal systems.
The conference offers you an opportunity to present your work to junior and senior scholars all around the world as well as the participation in high-level panels. Furthermore, there will be an opportunity to publish your contribution in an edited volume or a renowned international journal following the conference.
For more information on the programme and registration, please see the following link: Conference_Contested_Equality_CfP
The conference is organised by Dr. Elif Askin, Marisa Beier as well as Hanna Stoll of the URPP Equality of Opportunity Programm at the University of Zurich.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to write at equalitylawremove-this.@remove-this.rwi.uzh.ch.
Say NO to Food Waste!
Our Mensa plans its rich offer the way that at closing time all visitors are happy and no food is left over. But sometimes it does not work out. The Mensa is very concerned not to waste food.
For this reason, you can now save leftover food at the free-choice buffet every day between 2:30 and 2:45 pm. Students, staff and lecturers can show their commitment in the fight against food waste. Saving food can be so easy - just take your own container, fill it up yourself, pay the price of CHF 5.00 and enjoy!
Take part in the Swiss LGBTIQ+ Panel survey, every voice counts!
Since 2019, the panel has been examining the situation of LGBTIQ+ people in Switzerland. This year’s special focus is on LGBTIQ+ people’s experiences at universities and workplaces. Everyone (LGBTIQ+ and cis-heterosexual people) can participate. Click here for the survey: https://www.tinyurl.com/SwissPanel
The regular MOL meetings will start again from September. The rotation and the exact dates will be announced in time in the "events" ("Veranstaltungen") section on the MOL website (english version in progress).
Women* in Academia: Joint Lunch
We are happy to invite you to a lunch of our group “Women* in Academia” on June 20th, between 12 and 1.30 p.m.
If you haven’t yet signed up, but would like to join us, please sign up till June 16th the latest – simply by adding your name to June 20th in this doodle.
We will inform you about where we will meet and what exactly is planned on Friday, June 17th as we will then know how many will participate and have an idea what the weather will be like.
Best wishes, on behalf of the entire board of Women* in Academia,
Here is a link to all of our group’s documents.