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AAC 2018-2019

From left to right:
Teresa Sarasa, content manager
Ruben van den Akker, treasurer
Farina Shaaban, internal officerAny Akopyan, secretary
Joost Hoekstra, student adviser
Koen van der Blij, chair
Jip Wolterinck, external officer
Meet the Board
Hi everyone! As the AAC chair, I lead and facilitate discussions in the board by preparing the agenda and chairing the AAC meetings. Another important task is to keep track of individual short term tasks, as well as long term goals of the board. In addition, my aim as chair is to support and assist other AAC board members when needed. Other tasks and activities are more flexible and not strictly tied to the position, such as external representation at public events.
In the Board of Studies, which is currently tied to the AAC chair position, I represent student interests with regards to quality of education and rules and regulations governing the program. This governance body currently consists of the Director of Education, the four Heads of Department, and a student representative.
Koen van der Blij
Hello! Thank you for visiting our page!

My name is Any Akopyan and I am the AAC Secretary. As the Secretary, I am responsible for all administrative tasks within the AAC. This means checking the AAC mail and emails, taking minutes during our weekly meetings, sending out the newsletter, and being in charge of our calendar.

I am also a student representative in the Program Committee (PC).
Any Akopyan
Hey all, my name is Ruben and I am the AAC Treasurer for 2018-2019. I gained a lot of experience in my three semesters in the RASA board as CAO and Treasurer, which I try to use to my advantage in the AAC. In my free time, if any, I run or go to parties. I also bartend in Elliott sometimes. My tasks in the AAC are twofold. Firstly, I take care of spending the AAC budget on, for example, the contribution to ISO, our website and some promotional materials. Secondly, I am the Chairperson of the UCR Council this year. This entails that I collect agenda points in the AAC meeting, with the faculty members of the council and from the Management Team. Additionally, I chair the meetings and the pre-meetings of the Council.
Ruben van den Akker
My name is Joost Hoekstra, and I am a 3rd year. At UCR, I follow the pre-med track with a minor in statistics to become a paediatrician. Besides the AAC, I am involved in M.S.R.A. Odin and the undergraduate biomedical journal the science of the human body. My position within the board is Student Advisor, which entails that I am here to help your with your concerns regarding your curriculum, and help you when you have a problem. Besides that, I am also a student representative in the Program Committee. So if you ever have a concern regarding your education, then you can just approach me, and I will help you solve it.
Joost Hoekstra
Student Adviser
As the internal officer I am responsible for planning, organising and promoting all AAC-related events. These can range from UCR-wide guest lectures, to annual academic fairs, such as Future Weeks, and the Faculty And Students Soccer Tournament (FASST). All UCR-internal communication related to academics falls under the responsibilities of the internal officer. This means that I primarily communicate with the other big boards, UCR, societies and committees, and coordinate the Facebook groups and pages. In addition to my role as an AAC member, I am a student representative in the UCR Council.
Farina Shaaban
Internal Officer
Hey, my name is Jip Wolterinck and I am the External Officer of the AAC and I am in the UCR council as well. My main motivation for being in the AAC is that I am interested in how the UCR structure works and like to put in effort to make sure that the student body is heard by UCR. I have already had some experience in the council of my high school, which I hope to use to my full advantage now in the AAC and the council. The External Officer is the person in the AAC that keeps in contact with all the organizations that the AAC is affiliated with such as the UCSRN, ISO, and Utrecht University. Keeping in contact includes going to UCSRN GA's, visiting ISO evenings and keeping up with the Utrecht Council updates. Outside of this, the External Officer simply provides support to the rest of the AAC and helps out when possible.
Jip Wolterinck
External Officer
Hello from down here! I'm Teresa, I am majoring on Physics, Mathematics and Environmental Sciences, with a minor on Art History. Most of the time you will find me in Elliott volunteering, if not studying. Often I do both at the same time. My position within the board is Content Manager. One of my main tasks is working on this website. I am also the person behind the weekly newsletters. Additionally, I am a student representative in the Program Committee.
Teresa Sarasa Nagore
Content Manager
The AAC saves the day...
… by handling your complaints, monitoring academic standards, representing you as an intricate part of UCR, and there with helping you reach your full academic potential.

The AAC is the academic student board at UCR and consists of seven students who represent University College Roosevelt students in academic matters, as well as in UCR governance. The AAC is an intermediary between students and UCR. One of the most important tasks of the AAC is the representation of students in the Board of Studies (BoS), Program Committee (PC), and UCR Council, in which the AAC is involved in educational policy, safeguarding the quality of education, and UCR's plans and policies.

The AAC provides information to students about the courses, study abroad and any policy changes implemented by the governance bodies. The AAC also provides UCR faculty with students' feedback and queries about courses, tracks or the academic environment at UCR.

In cases where this is needed, the AAC can mediate between students and faculty. Many academic grievances can be resolved through meetings with the student(s) and instructor involved. In this way, the AAC contributes to the unique atmosphere at UCR.