Organisation and departmental bodies

Administration

Director of the departmental administration:
Dr Michael Kieninger
Room G 605
Phone: +49 7531 88-2745
Fax: +49 7531 88-3220

Head of department:
Professor Peter Stemmer
Room G 502
Phone: +49 7531 88-3630

Dean of studies:
Professor Jacob Rosenthal
Room: G 626
Phone: +49 7531 88-3656

Departmental office:
Anke McLintock
Room G 628
Phone: +49 7531 88-4721
Fax: +49 7531 88-3220
Opening hours: Mon & Thu 13:00-15:00; Tue & Fri 09:00-10:00

Departmental Council

The Departmental Council advises the faculty and facilitates its decision-making processes. It drafts proposals for the department-specific section of the faculty’s structure and development plan, the departmental examination regulations as well as the departmental course guide and gives its views on:

  • the faculty’s structure and development plan,
  • the creation, adaptation and discontinuation of faculty institutions,
  • the recommendations of appointments committees,
  • the recommendations of the Study Commissions regarding new study plans, study and examination regulations,
  • the new study programmes suggested by the Study Commissions.

Members of the Departmental Council in the winter semester 2016/2017:

Head of department (ex officio): Professor Peter Stemmer
Dean of studies (ex officio): Professor Jacob Rosenthal

Professors
Professor Thomas Müller
Professor Wolfgang Spohn

Academic staff
Dr Marius Backmann

Students
Jakob Reinwald

Academic support staff
Anne Mone Sahnwaldt, M.A.

Coordinator
Dr Michael Kieninger

Meeting minutes of the Departmental Council Philosophy

Study Commission

The Study Commission issues recommendations on the further development of subjects of study and teaching formats as well as on the use of teaching and learning resources and to collaborate on the evaluation of teaching as per § 5 Landeshochschulgesetz LHG (state law on higher education) by reviewing the students’ feedback on individual courses. To that end, it

  • drafts proposals for new study and examination regulations as well as study plans,
  • works to promote close collaboration in the area of teaching both between the departments and beyond the Faculty of Humanities,
  • makes suggestions for new interdisciplinary study programmes and collaborates on drafting corresponding concepts,
  • ensures that the courses offered in the individual study programmes conform to the official requirements,
  • appoints the Examination Board (Ständiger Prüfungsausschuss, StPA) for each study programme,
  • prepares reports on the development of teaching, studies and examinations in the department,
  • collaborates on suitable measures to evaluate and improve study and teaching.

Members of the Study Commission in the winter semester 2016/2017:

Dean of studies
Professor Jacob Rosenthal

Professors
Professor Thomas Müller
Professor Wolfgang Spohn
Professor Peter Stemmer

Academic staff
Dr Marius Backmann

Students
Konstantin Dimas
Kurt Halter
Marco Gierga

Coordinator
Dr Michael Kieninger

Meeting minutes of the Study Commission Philosophy

Examination Board (StPA)

The StPA is responsible for organising and carrying out the examinations. It ensures that the examination regulations are observed, reports to the Central Examination Board on the development of examinations and standard periods of study and submits suggestions for revising the examination regulations. The Examination Board decides on applications to re-sit an exam and may exclude students from participating in future performance assessments if they are found guilty of cheating (plagiarism).
There is a single Examination Board for all study programmes offered in the Department of Philosophy.

For more information, please contact the

Director of the departmental administration:
Dr Michael Kieninger
Room G 605
Phone: +49 7531 88-2745
Fax: +49 7531 88-2718