The Faculty Council of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is an elected body that represents the interests of the RSM Community; employees (academic staff, administrative staff, PhD candidates), and students (bachelor and master). This Council advises the RSM Management Team on all issues pertaining to RSM’s educational and research activities, as well as its role in society at large.

The Faculty Council has selected a number of issues that are considered as deserving special attention. These focal issues include the quality of educational programmes and exams, diversity of gender and ethnicity, internal collaboration and cohesion, transparency and inclusiveness of hiring and promotion, sustainability, and facilitating the living conditions of international community members. For information about past and current issues, please visit our news page.

RSM’s Faculty Council formally convenes around ten times a year with the Vice Dean and the Director of Operations. These meetings are in principle public and can be attended by any interested RSM Community member (schedule: see right side bar on this page). Twice a year, the Council meets with the Dean.

The Faculty Council is permanently open to issues that are of general interest to the RSM Community. Students and employees are encouraged to flag relevant suggestions, incidents, and other events that can contribute to prioritizing issues and providing well-informed advice to the Management Team.

Please feel free to contact the RSM Faculty Council via e-mail: fc@rsm.nl. Alternatively, you may reach any Council member directly. The Faculty Council asks to hear from you!

Role & Mission

The Faculty Council of Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University, named hereafter ‘Faculty Council’, represents the general interests of the RSM Community. This Community consists of academic, managerial, and support staff, as well as students and alumni. The Faculty Council strives for creating a working environment in which staff and students consider it a privilege to be part of the RSM Community. Such an environment is realised through excellence in research and teaching, as well as good relationships with external stakeholders. While the pursuit of the above mission may relate to any relevant topic, the Faculty council has prioritised a number of issues, which will be pursued with special attention. These focal issues, not listed in order of importance, are: 

  • Finding and implementing solutions to the tension between increased scale and high quality of education, for example by stimulating interaction and student involvement through using more work groups, inviting more guest speakers, increasing the number of courses offered, using webcasts for some lectures, or other initiatives.
  • Promoting cooperation with business and government in order to increase visibility and second and third money streams.
  • Increasing the quality and academic impact of our research, e.g., by further stimulating and increasing possibilities to collaborate and exchange with the best and most renowned international researchers.
  • Enhancing the visibility and accessibility of the Faculty Council to both students and staff, e.g. by mentioning it during introductory lectures and/or by engaging in more dialogue with other representative bodies (such as student associations or EUROPA).
  • Enhancing the school facilities in order to develop a more inspiring working and studying environment, for example in the form of a newspaper lounge, television screens, and a more attractive restaurant. 
  • Supporting the internationalisation of RSM by promoting cooperation with other leading business schools and creating infrastructure and processes to welcome international students and staff.

Members

Chair

Tom Verlijsdonk

Representative for students 

Vice-Chair

Jacomijn Klitsie

Representative for academic faculty

    Jacomijn Klitsie
    Vice-Chair

    Edward Oldenburger

    Representative for students

    Dr Luuk Veelenturf

    Representative for academic faculty

    Dr Xena Welch Guerra

    Representative for academic faculty

    Silvija Prancane-Verhoef

    Representative for administrative staff

      Silvija Prancane-Verhoef

      Bas Crombag

      Representative for PhD candidates 

      Luca de Jong

      Representative for students

      Max Meuser Bourgognion

      Representative for students 

      Boudewijn Pieterson

      Official secretary to the Faculty Council (pieterson@rsm.nl)

      Meeting schedule 2022-2023

      September 15th 2022 - T3-42
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      October 13th 2022 - T3-42
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      November 17th 2022 - T3-42
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      December 15th 2022 - T3-42
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      January 19th 2022 - T3-42
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      February 16th 2023 - T3-42
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      March 16th 2023 - T3-42
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      April 20th 2023  - T3-42
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      May 25th 2023 - T3-42
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      June 15th 2023 - T3-42
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      July 6th 2023 - T3-42
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      The public meetings take place from 10:00 - 11:00 hours unless announed otherwise. Note that the FC has (closed) internal meetings from 09:00 to 10:00 hours. 

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      Previous faculty members

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