Student party TOF

As the biggest and the only decentralised party at the Faculty of Humanities, TOF stands for:

A decentralised University of Amsterdam, where the power of decision making are made on the lowest possible level, whilst participation of students and staff is ensured.
A more diverse Faculty of Humanities, where every student feels at home and where there is a place for diversity in the curriculum.
Strong Programme Committees that are involved in shaping the curriculum at an early stage.
A faculty with education of the highest quality, in which the intrinsic value of the humanities is safeguarded.

A more sustainable faculty, where there is attention for the environment.
A faculty where the importance of democracy is acknowledged: where dialogue triumphs and the Student Council and Programme Committees are heard.


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Student parties that receive any kind of support from student associations should be excluded from participating in the student council elections.
Fully agree

Decisions must be made as decentralised as possible.
Fully agree

The examination of curricula goes hand in hand with decolonisation and should be prioritised within the Diversity approach of the UvA.
Fully agree

The UvA must actively facilitate the transfer from HBO (university of applied sciences) to WO (academic university education).
Fully agree

Budget cuts should come at the expense of smaller educational programmes.
Disagree

Programmes should decide for themselves whether English will improve the quality of education.
Fully agree

The University should provide its students more (aid with) housing
Neutral

Every student must be able to pay per study point at the UvA (flexible studying).
Fully disagree

The amount of international students in a council, should be representative for the amount of international students within a faculty, or the University (same for Dutch students)
Disagree

The University must take into account the holidays of all religions.
Agree

All lectures should be available online, independently of the quarantine.
Disagree

There should be no sanctions for absence from lectures and tutorials.
Fully agree

Prioritizing efficiency in education leads to belittling of students and must therefore disappear.
Fully agree

More investment is needed in interdisciplinary education (providing students with more than just one perspective on a particular subject, such as honours, PPLE or IIS programmes)
Fully disagree

Entry selection is detrimental to the accessibility of the university and should not take place.
Fully agree

Study associations should be encouraged and financially supported by the University.
Agree

Political Diversity should also be included in the Diversity approach of the university
Disagree

The University must invest more in improving the silent rooms.
Fully agree

Money put into student participation by the University should be invested in free beer for students.
Fully disagree

The University should tailor curricula based on the needs of the labour market.
Fully disagree

Course coordinators must have the freedom to make decisions about education, such as the content of courses and examination.
Fully agree

The UvA should invest more in supporting the mental health of students.
Fully agree

Diversity quota and registration of ethnicity should be part of the Diversity policy of the UvA
Agree

Students wishing to take honours courses should be able to do so based on their motivation, regardless of their grades.
Fully agree

Student parties that receive any kind of support from external parties, such as national political parties or companies, should be excluded from participating in the student council elections.
Fully agree

Vegan or vegetarian food - with optional meat options - should be the standard in the canteen, so the University can lead the example in terms of sustainability.
Fully agree

The Rector Magnificus and deans must be (directly) elected by students and staff.
Disagree

The Binding Study Advice (BSA) should be abolished.
Fully agree

Students and researchers must be able to conduct research on everything, even if it is against current values ​​and norms.
Fully agree

Members of a Programme Committee (a representative advisory body of the individual study programmes) should be elected by the group they represent.
Neutral

The University is internationalising too quickly.
Agree

The University must invest more in sustainability.
Fully agree

Student psychologists should be available at each campus
Fully agree

The University must prioritize active diversification, including decolonisation, as mentioned in the 2016 Diversity Report.
Fully agree