Newsletter MOL
  Informationen für Angehörige der Mittelbauorganisation der Universität Luzern (MOL) – 30. August 2021

Dear members of the MOL

At the upcoming General Assembly of the MOL on Tuesday, October 19 2021, 5-6 pm (per ZOOM)​​​​​​​, elections will be held, among other agenda items. We are already presenting the vacant positions (see below) and are looking forward to numerous committed MOL members who will stand for election and thus actively contribute to shaping university life and work.

With warm regards and best wishes for the new semester
Your MOL Board

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



 
THE MOL NEEDS YOU: ELECTIONS FALL SEMESTER 2021

What happens to the fixed-term contracts of PhD students, PostDocs and assistants who can only fulfill their activities to a limited extent during the corona crisis? How can family commitments best be reconciled with employment at our university? Are the cafeteria services adequate and the price reasonable? What is the situation at other universities and where do we stand in comparison?

These are just some of the questions that the representatives of the mid-level staff (Mittelbau) deal with in the various university commissions and thus contribute to improving our working and living conditions. In order for this to continue, the Mid-Level Staff Organization of the University of Lucerne (MOL) is in need of reinforcement.


Specifically, we are looking for committed mid-level staff (Mittelbauer*innen) for the following positions:

  • Board of the MOL: The goal is to fill the board with representatives of all faculties, as provided for in the statutes of the MOL. The workload in the board primarily includes the coordination of the activities in the commissions and the regular mutual exchange about current topics that affect our daily work at the university.
    • We are looking for a board member for the Faculty of Theology (as successor of Noemi Honegger) and a board member for the Faculty of Economics and Management (as successor of Naemi Jacob). If no persons from the vacant faculties come forward, candidatures from the other faculties are possible.
    • Alexander Ort will run for the Department of Health Sciences and Medicine (as a successor of Tanya Kasper Wicki) and Monika Plozza will run for re-election for the Faculty of Law. Representation for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is held by Sandra Gratwohl until spring 2022.
  • Senate Representations: A total of three Senate representations will become vacant in fall 2021. The Senate is the highest university body for academic matters. It appoints professors, supports and advises the Rector in important academic, research and development, service, personnel and financial matters. In addition, it prepares and proposes the business of the University Council. Become active and represent the voices of the mid-level staff in the highest body of the University of Lucerne.
  • Representation in the Mensa Committee: You participate in the annual meetings of the Mensa Committee and you can actively contribute to the design of the Mensa offer, which will be operated by the cooperative ZFV-Unternehmungen (ZFV) from the end of August.
  • Representation of the MOL at actionuni: Actionuni is the Swiss umbrella organization of the Swiss mid-level staff organizations and is committed, among other things, to increasing the quality and attractiveness of our research and education center. The MOL representation at actionuni allows you to network and exchange ideas with the different universities.

If you have any questions or are already convinced that it is worthwhile to take on one of these offices, please contact us via molremove-this.@remove-this.unilu.ch by September 31. If you rather prefer to get a non-binding insight into the activities of the MOL for the time being, you are cordially invited to the next MOL meeting (see below). We look forward to meeting you!



 
WHY SHOULD I GET INVOLVED IN THE MOL?

The MOL represents the interests of academic staff and mid-level teaching and research assistants. Its goal is to make Unilu an attractive place for research, studying and teaching. Participation in academic self-administration is an indispensable prerequisite for a further career in science. According to §15 para. 2 lit. e of the Regulations on Academic Assistants at the University of Lucerne (SRL 539g), participation in the self-administration of the university and the faculty is also part of the duties of academic assistants. The engagement in the MOL therefore takes place within the scope of the employment.



 
AUSBLICK

MOL Meetings

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 meeting will be held on Thursday, September 2, 2021 (5-6pm), click here for the ZOOM invitation.