Priorities:FH Salzburg Student Priorities

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Cohort of 2019

Event Information Page

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(Cosima Decho, Christiane Koch)

The account welcome page of every student at FH Salzburg looks the same: you can check your emails, class schedules etc. as well as having a look at university news. Unfortunately the news which are displayed there aren't updated regularly (last update was about a year ago). So we thought it would be a great idea to optimally use that space with event invitations, guest lectures, information about the university etc. which is visible to everybody and all students, as well as staff, have an insight of what is going on.


FH Challenges

(Alexander Bendl, Julia Brunhuber, Cosima Decho, Christiane Koch, Eva-Maria Kremser, Maximilian Lugmair, David Pollhammer)

The FH Salzburg hosts an event called "Robothon" annualy, which is all about programming a robot within 24-hours. Our cohort thinks this is a really great event but wouldn't it be cool, if there would be something alike which isn't just for students who are able to program? So we came up with the idea to host the FH challenge, which is open to any student from any study program of the FH and the theme could e.g. be Innovations in the healthcare sector, where not only specialists from those study programs are needed, but as well as programers, project managers and so many more. The goal of the challenge is to finish up that project with the team within a given time of days/hours and the team with the most innovative idea will win a prize. 

Environment + Health

(Christiane Koch, Eva-Maria Kremser, Maximilian Lugmair)

Our university has around 2.700 students, which means a lot of people who produce a lot of waste every day. Since all over the campus garbage isn't separated at all, we started with a prototype of our own reciycling system. Our aim is to raise students' awereness and make our university a better and more environmently friendly place. 

Philosophy Events

(Julia Brunhuber, David Pollhammer)

The idea is to host events that support philosophical and humanistic thinking, give rooms for discussions and broaden the student's horizons. Topics that can be discussed are for example movies, latest geopolitical/economic development, books or ethic questions. Due to different settings the necessary support to develop these skills outside the lectures. Students should be encouraged to share their opinions, learn to build arguments and to understand different perspectives and viewpoints. Resources needed are: rooms, marketing tools and motivated, passionate students.

Internationalization - projects as part of lectures with partner universities

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(Alexander Bendl, Eva-Maria Kremser) 

The ability of working in an international context is very popular when it comes to recruiting. Not anybody has to chance to gain this experience in their job so we thought it  would be beneficial to all to implement this to the lectures. The concept is to work together with partner universities in certain lectures. One example is to work out a project in a lecture each organisation individually and then challenge each other in a contest or interacting with each other in a video conference. 

This concept of having a project as a part of lectures with partner universities can be implemented so several different lectures in all studies. It is beneficial to foster partnerships and students can gain experience of international working contexts.

Links:

FH Salzburg Wiki Page

http://universityinnovation.org/wiki/FH_Salzburg

Change Story Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjBZrBfgiOw

Colleagues:

Leadership circle 2019:

Alexander Bendl: http://universityinnovation.org/wiki/Alexander_Bendl
Julia Brunhuber: http://universityinnovation.org/wiki/Julia_Brunhuber
Cosima Decho: http://universityinnovation.org/wiki/Cosima_Decho
Christiane Koch: http://universityinnovation.org/wiki/Christiane_Koch
Eva-Maria Kremser: http://universityinnovation.org/wiki/Eva-Maria_kremser
Maximilian Lugmair: http://universityinnovation.org/wiki/Maximilian_lugmair
David Pollhammer: http://universityinnovation.org/wiki/David_Pollhammer


Cohort of 2018

Pop-up learning lecture (PULL)

(Patrick Schmid)

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The idea of PULLs is, that every student can hold an open lecture about a topic he is interested or passionate about. All studies are invited to join or participate. The whole idea is, that everyone can join the discussion.

Advantages:

• Knowledge sharing

• Inspiration Friendship

• Finding a team

• Finding a project

X-treme Class

(Vanessa Radunz)

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The X-Treme class is based on the idea of combining different people to investigate a particular task. In order to achieve the best possible solution, recent statistics have shown that collaboration between experts from different disciplines is the best and most effective way. Students should be encouraged to share their knowledge with other students and develop a product together. A teacher/professor is needed who is in charge of the whole project and especially someone who can put himself in the shoes of any team and motivate them if they move in the wrong direction.


Mentoring

(Lara Goritschnig)

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The plan is to offer a mentoring program at the FH Salzburg. Higher-up students have to attend a course to become mentors and they will receive a certificate or a recommendation afterwards. The intention is to encourage the students to connect with people from other departments and to make it easier for freshmen to get advices and tipps.  

At first we could try to find teachers or stakeholders who specialise in this area so eg. our faculty champions or the ÖH FH Salzburg (student representation) and the facility manager who could tell us which rooms are available. And we have to find out how we could give the „mentors“ a reason to take part at this program - so e.g. with a certificate or a recommendation. Another thing to consider is the system how to connect the mentors and the mentorees per coincidence.

Online Classes

(Dominik Hofer)

The next steps that are need for the online courses to become reality. By keeping the steps small but steady, and due to the pure amount of work, this project needs, it will be a long-term project and probably even inherited by the next UIF FH Salzburg generation.

Different Tasks that need to be accomplished:

Finding a professor that is willing The core component is to find a professor who is willing to determine his/her time on the task of creating the material which is needed for the online class. The first potential professors could be one of the faculty champions. Preferably it should be a topic that interest a broad band of students or needs to be taken by many. Project Management for example is a class pretty much every major has to take and therefore would resonate in quite a lot of views and therefore a lot of feedback to make the online classes better. Creating the new site in the existing network To achieve this, the technical support of the FH Salzburg needs to be involved. The task for them would be to create a platform that offers the professors (due to the majority not being technicians) to easily upload their data and edit the sited accordingly (where should be text, videos, etc.) Due to this being a task that takes approximately 2-3 years (due to the team being of moderate size and having other projects as well), this will not be our first solution. A prototype website will be created that will resemble the official website as good as possible. This allows us to already gain feedback in a moderate amount of time. Filming and video configuration To create high quality videos, some students of the study “Multi Media Art” need to be taken on-board. They have a film study, cameras, and audio studio etc. This would allow us to create high quality videos from the beginning, which would significantly improve the likings of the online courses (bad quality will scare potential students away). Legal Restrictions Due to the law in Austria, the legal department needs also to be involved. They need to analyse the process and give us further information for the online course platform to not break any laws (Mental property claims, plagiarism, etc.) Some processes, that are mentioned above, can be parallelised: The consulting of the legal department, creating the material for the courses, and the website (+ prototype) itself. The creation of the course itself will be the final part.

After the first course was launched and feedback was received, the structure needs to be adapted to the students needs. If this is done, it is believed that a second course would be of interest.

Different tasks needed to be accomplished for every project:

Finding a room: The most important thing is, that our university will assign us a dedicated room for the projects.

Finding students: From our feedback, there are plenty of students who would the projects and already asked for registration.

Spread the word: It is important that when the project goes live, that every course of studies at least knows that there is such thing, where students can join and meet people from other studies.

Links:

FH Salzburg Wiki: 

http://universityinnovation.org/wiki/FH_Salzburg

Change Story Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Z-dSEiMWmg

Colleagues:

Leadership circle 2018:

Lara Goritschnig: http://universityinnovation.org/wiki/Lara_Goritschnig
Dominik Hofer: http://universityinnovation.org/wiki/User:DPHofer
Vanessa Radunz: http://universityinnovation.org/wiki/User:Nessi1998
Patrick Schmid: http://universityinnovation.org/wiki/User:Schmpatr