Committees and bodies

Direktion

The Board of Directors is the executive board of the Department. The board  oversees the activities of the Department and takes decisions with respect to organizational, personnel, teaching and infrastructure issues.

Chair

Head of Department

Members

Head of Department, Head of Teaching, Head of Infrastructure, Managing Director, Teaching Director, Communications Officer; Link

Lifetime of delegates

The professorial staff of the Board is appointed for 2 years, recently in August 2018. 

Meetings

roughly monthly, on Thursdays, 14-16h  

Direktorium

The Direktorium is the body of professors of the Department. The members discuss strategic questions and the Direktion informs about decisions taken by the Direktion/Faculty/University.

Chair

Head of Department

Members

All Professors of the Department, Managing Director, Teaching Director

Lifetime of delegates

Permanent

Meetings

Three times per semester, on Thursdays, 14-16h (preceding the Faculty Assembly)

Institutsversammlung (InVers)

The InVers is the decision taking body on major changes and strategic issues concering the organizational and teaching issues. The members take decisions on strategic issues and the chair informs about news/changes and decisions taken by the Department/Faculty/University.

Chair

Head of Department

Members

Faculty members of the Department, delegates of the representative bodies; in advisory capacity: delegates of the professorships and groups represented in "Direktorium", Managing director, Teaching director,  permanent guests: Coordinator Division V Geoscience, Student Advisory Board, Communications Officer

Lifetime of delegates

Unlimited

Meetings

Once a semester, on Thursdays, 14-16h

Mitarbeitendenversammlung (MAV)

The MAV is a mandatory get together for all staff members at the Department. The Board of Directors informs about ongoings in and around the department incl. staff changes; selected senior staff members hold research talks

Chair

Head of Department

Members

Department staff

Lifetime of delegates

Permanent

Meetings

Once a semester, on Thursdays, 14-15:30

Ausschuss Lehre

The Teaching Committee elaborates solutions for an optimized curriculum and takes decisions on organizational issues regarding studying and teaching. The committee discusses strategic questions regarding the curriculum, course and exam planning and takes decisions on admissions to Master's programs

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Chair

Teaching Director

Members

Head of Teaching, Teaching Director, Geoscience Coordinator, Study Advisory Board, Working group exam organization, Communications Officer and Delegates of the core disciplines, the Teacher Training Unit, the Earth System Science study program and the students

Lifetime of delegates

Unlimited

Meetings

Three times per semester, on Thursdays, 14-16h

Koordinationssitzung Institutsdienste

Defines and improves operational processes and procedures uniformly in the Department.

Chair

Head of Infrastructure 

Members

Thematic secretariat leader, delegates of secretary staff per thematic area, Managing Director, delegate of institute's secretariat, Teaching Director, delegate of library, IT delegate, Communications Officer, delegate of the Sustainability Task Force

Lifetime of delegates

Unlimited

Meetings

Three times per semester, Thursdays, 08.45-09.45

Sustainability Task Force

The Sustainability Task Force develops and implements measures to improve sustainability at GIUZ and advises the Executive Board on sustainability issues. It cooperates with other sustainability bodies, e.g. at MNF and UZH level.

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Chair

Timothy Raeymaekers

Members

open to all interested GIUZ members

Lifetime of delegates

Unlimited

Meetings

Two to three times per semester

Confidential advice

Is a tricky situation at GIUZ getting you all tied up in knots? There are several points of contact where you can get help.

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IT Fokus Gruppe

Assures the communication flow from and to the divisions, exchange and feedback on IT issues

Chair

Head of Infrastructure

Members

Leading IT Manager, Managing Director, Communications Officer, one groupleader of each unit, student delegate

Lifetime of delegates

Unlimited

Meetings

Once a semester, on Thursdays, 11-12h

Graduate School, Scientific Advisory Board

Provides input on all matters relating to the curriculum and running of the Graduate School.

Chair

Director of the Graduate School

Members

One Professor and one PhD student from each of the three core disciplines within the department. Graduate School

Lifetime of delegates

Unlimited

Meetings

Once a semester

Fachbereich V Geoscience

Head Members of the council
Jan Seibert (Head of Department, GIUZ, UZH)

Christian Berndt (Head of Teaching, GIUZ, UZH), Samuel Abiven (non-professorial staff, GIUZ, UZH), Markus Egli (PD/TP, GIUZ, UZH) , Timothy Eglington (ERDW, ETH), Maarten Eppinga (ESS, UZH), Sandro Meier (student representative, UZH), Karin Mellini (teaching management ERDW, ETH), Philippe Meuret (teaching management FB5, UZH), Kai Niebert (IFE, UZH), Marcello Sanchez (PIM, UZH), Maria Santos (ESS, UZH), Yvonne Scheidegger (teaching management, GIUZ, UZH), Maria Schönbächler (ERDW, ETH), Andreas Vieli (Head Infrastructure & Comm., GIUZ, UZH), Joana Vonlaufen (student representative, UZH), Andreas Wagner (UWW, UZH)

UZH

North-South Cooperation, Steering Committee

Prof. Benedikt Korf
Digital Society Initiative Prof. Sara I. Fabrikant
Personalkommission Prof. Christian Huggel
Weiterbildungskommission Prof. Jan Seibert
MOOC Committee Prof. Jan Seibert
Kommission UZH interdisziplinär Prof. Sara I. Fabrikant

Further commissions and bodies

GIUZ is associate member of the Departement of Earth Sciences ETHZ

Prof. Christian Berndt                                                                    
Coordination with the Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Science UZH Prof. M. Schaepman
Fachkonferenzgruppe UZH - PHZH (Pädagogische Hochschule Zürich) Prof. Christian Berndt, Dr. Sara Landolt
Koordinationsgruppe UZH - PHZH (Pädagogische Hochschule Zürich) Dr. Sara Landolt
Kontaktgruppe GIUZ -  IfE (Institut für Erziehungswissenschaften, Abteilung Lehrerbildung Maturitätsschulen) Dr. Itta Bauer, Dr. Sara Landolt
HSGYM-Kerngruppe (Schnittstelle Hochschule-Gymnasien) Dr. Itta Bauer, Dr. Sara Landolt
VGD-CH (Verband Geographiedidaktik Schweiz) Dr. Itta Bauer, Dr. Sara Landolt
Kommission Gymnasium-Universität (KGU) Dr. Itta Bauer