Newsletter MOL
  Informationen für Angehörige der Mittelbauorganisation der Universität Luzern (MOL) – 21. September 2021

Dear members of the MOL

With today's Infomail we would like to draw your attention again to the upcoming elections at the Annual General Meeting. No candidacies have yet been received for three MOL positions. We believe that a visible and engaged mid-level faculty organization is central to university life, research, and teaching. In view of the still vacant positions, we asked Prof. Dr. Regina Aebi-Müller, Vice-Rector for Personnel and Professorships, why it is worthwhile to get involved with the MOL. Last but not least, we cordially invite you to the first hybrid MOL meeting followed by an aperitif.

With best wishes and a good read
Your MOL Board

Monika Plozza (RF), Naemi Jacob (WF), Noemi Honegger (TF), Sandra Gratwohl (KSF), Tanya Kasper Wicki (GWM)



 
THE MOL NEEDS YOU

First of all, we would like to express our sincere thanks to the candidatures we have received so far!

Currently we are still looking for ...
- a board member for the WF*
- a board member for the TF*
- and a representative of the MOL at actionuni

*For the open board positions we would also like to address members of the other faculties (RF, KSF) and departments (GWM). If no candidacies are received from WF and TF, more than one person from the same faculty or department may be elected. However, our ultimate goal is to be able to act in a full as well as representative board.

Interested MOL members can contact molremove-this.@remove-this.unilu.ch by October 7, 2021 and/or attend the next MOL meeting (see below).



 
ASKED: COMMITMENT TO THE MOL

We asked Prof. Dr. Regina Aebi-Müller, Vice Rector for Personnel and Professorships, why it is worthwhile to get involved with the MOL.

"Dear members of the mid-level faculty.
Why should you get involved with the MOL? Don't you already have more than enough to do with your thesis and with the tasks assigned to you by your supervisor? Everything is actually going wonderfully, so why invest time ?
Perhaps you had such or similar thoughts reading the call for the MOL elections. I would strongly encourage you to seriously consider such a commitment. As a member of the Board or of another committee, you will gain valuable experience that may be central to your future career - or even to an employment decision: You will learn how to justify your concerns and to formulate them accurately, you will increase your leadership and team competence, you will gain in-depth insight into the academic self-administration of a university (an important factor amongst other things in appointment procedures), and the collaboration with colleagues from other faculties will sharpen your view of the increasingly important interdisciplinarity.
The university management looks forward to your commitment!"



 
OUTLOOK

Hybrid MOL meeting with aperitif

The MOL meets monthly to share current topics concerning the mid-level staff and to coordinate future actions. All who are interested in the activities of the organization and/or have a concern for the MOL are welcome to attend.

The next MOL meeting will be held on Thursday, October 7, 2021 (5-6pm). We will hold this meeting in hybrid mode. You can find the ZOOM link here. The conference room (4.B46) is booked for the attendance mode (certificate required).

After the MOL meeting we want to start the new semester together with a kick-off aperitif (in presence). Depending on the weather and conditions, this will take place directly at the university or in a nearby bar (certificate required). For the organization we ask for a registration until October 1, 2021 to molremove-this.@remove-this.unilu.ch.

The other dates for the MOL meetings can be found here.


General Assembly

As previously announced, the annual General Assembly of the MOL will take place on October 19, 2021 (5-6pm) (per ZOOM). We will send out the documents a week in advance. We are looking forward to a lively participation!



 
COURSES

Graduate Academy

In the fall semester of 2021, the Graduate Academy will again offer a varied and diverse range of courses in the areas of Communication & Presentation Skills, Personal Competences, Writing & Publication Skills, and newly Digital Skills to strengthen digital competences. Click here for the course program, which is available free of charge to all doctoral students and post-docs at Unilu. Suggestions for future courses are welcome to the coordination (graduateacademyremove-this.@remove-this.unilu.ch).