“The Executive Board wants a ‘more robust’ ESHCC. A merger with another faculty is being considered as a way to achieve this.” The rumours have been going around for a while now, but at the end of 2018 they discussed a possible merger in the Faculty Council. Employees have a lot of question about the research interim-dean Dymph van den Boom is doing about the future of ESHCC.
Will ESHCC merge with Philosophy or ESSB?
The Executive Board wants a ‘more robust’ ESHCC. A merger with another faculty is…
Many questions still remain to be answered about intended ESHCC-ESSB merger
Staff at ESHCC and ESSB are preoccupied with rumours and discussions regarding a possible…
Soon after it shows that the majority of the ESHCC-employees are against the merger, and also the people from ESSB are not unanimously in favour of the merger.
Majority of ESHCC staff oppose merger with ESSB
Nearly three-quarters of ESHCC staff object to a potential merger with ESSB. 115 ESHCC…
ESSB employees also speak out against merger with ESHCC
In a letter, almost fifty employees of the faculty raise seven important objections…
Former dean: ESHCC-ESSB merger is a bad idea
Professor emeritus and former dean Willem Frijhoff has written a letter to the Executive…
Van den Boom still beliefs that a merger is the best solution for the faculty, preferably with ESSB. The Executive Board shares this belief, which causes great dissatisfaction among the Faculty Councils.
ESHCC Dean’s definitive proposal: ‘Merging with ESSB is the best option’
The vast majority of ESHCC employees are against the merger plans, but interim dean Dymph…
Executive Board also wants ESHCC and ESSB merger
If the ESHCC and ESSB faculties merge into a single organisation, new programmes could be…
Executive Board has decided: ESHCC and ESSB to merge
ESHCC and ESSB will undergo an ‘administrative merger’ as soon as this summer, provided th
Dean: ESSB not willing to suffer from financial problems at ESHCC
The ESHCC has been writing red figures for years, and a merger with the ESSB should,…
ESHCC-ESSB merger: ‘This is not the way to do it’
The ESHCC and ESSB representative bodies received the news Wednesday that the Executive…
Faculty Councils don’t agree to ESHCC-ESSB merger
The intended merger between ESHCC and ESSB is by no means a done deal. The representative…
ESSB faculty council also opposed to merger with ESHCC
The council uses seven arguments to explain to the Executive Board why it opposes the…
Suddenly Van den Boom left ESHCC. “Van den Boom was appointed to provide recommendations for the future of the faculty. That job has been completed, so she’s now handing over the baton”, says a spokesman of the university. A week later the newspaper NRC Handelsblad posted the story that the dean committed plagiary.
ESHCC interim dean resigns with immediate effect
Dymph van den Boom is resigning as interim dean at ESHCC. The sudden resignation takes…
In the meantime, the merger plans are delayed, and after weeks of discussions, open letters and negative advise, the idea to merge the faculties for social sciences and humanities has been swiped off the table.
Merger plans ESHCC-ESSB delayed
ESHCC and ESSB will not formally merge on 1 August. The Executive Board wanted the two…
ESHCC-ESSB merger off the table
After weeks of discussions, open letters and negative recommendations, the plan to merge…
With the canceled merger, there is still a lot going on with the faculty. The same day that the cancelation of the merger was made public, twelve staff members of History withdraw faith in the management of the faculty. The agitation is cause enough for a cultural investigation.
Twelve History staff members withdraw confidence in ESHCC heads
According to professors Ben Wubs and Hein Klemann, a ‘small group of people have pushed…
University starts cultural investigation at ESHCC
Merger plans and the plagiarism affair led to great commotion within the faculty. Now…
The successor of old interim dean Dymph van den Boom is announced: Frank van der Duijn Schouten, also interim dean at the Erasmus School of Economics (ESE). Hij arrives at a time were things don’t go smoothly at the ESHCC.
Frank van der Duijn Schouten new ESHCC interim
Van der Duijn Schouten is also an interim dean at Erasmus School of Economics. He will…
‘Poisoned atmosphere’ and infighting: what went wrong at ESHCC?
Plagiarism, the sudden departure of the dean, infighting between several professors and…
In response writes Marc Verboord,associate professor at the media & communication department of ESHCC, that he doesn’t believe in the stories about a ‘culture of fear’.
‘There is no culture of fear at ESHCC’
Associate professor Marc Verboord, who works at ESHCC, believes the article published…
A forensic investigation agency looks into the personal mail of the employees without permission, which causes a chain reaction of indignation. When the storm has calmed down a bit, the merger plans are back on the table again. Interim dean Van der Duijn Schouten thinks it really is the best solution for ESHCC. In his advise, he draws harsh conclusions, especially about the management of the faculty.
Dean wants to protect the humanities – if need be against the scholars responsible
According to interim dean Van der Duijn Schouten, the discussion of ESHCC’s future has…
In the plans, a situation is scheduled in which the ESHCC could merge with the Erasmus School of Philosophy (ESPhil). This brings a lot of commotion from the philosophers, who want to remain an independent faculty. Van der Duijn Schouten sees things differently.
Philosophers oppose ESHCC merger
The Faculty Council of the Erasmus School of Philosophy unanimously rejected a merger…
Chaositis and the Academic Duchies
The tumult surrounding ESHCC does not leave the philosophers unmoved, as they are…
‘The university continues to show its worst side in the ESHCC merger’
An awful lot is going wrong in the ESHCC merger process, according to Professor of…
‘Independence of any school can never be a goal in itself’
A more realistic picture of ESHCC and its academic staff is needed, writes interim Dean…
‘Philosophy is not an introverted discipline that wants to be left alone’
A distorted image of philosophy at Erasmus University may arise, according to ESPhil dean…
The debate about a ESPhil and ESHCC merger is ‘mostly about vindicating rightfulness’
Pim Tiddens is a Philosophy student. The 68-year-old fourth-year student is worried about…
Partially on request of the Faculty Council and the interim dean, the cultural investigation within ESHCC is suspended. The possible unrest that such an investigation would create is the most important reason for the suspension. Rector Magnificus Rutger Engels shares his opinion about the mail investigation at ESHCC. Despite the many protests, he doesn’t regret the investigation.
Executive board calls off cultural investigation at ESHCC
Het cultuuronderzoek bij de ESHCC gaat niet door. Dat heeft het College van Bestuur…
Rector: no regrets regarding e-mail investigation at ESHCC
Investigators have combed through the e-mails of 22 ESHCC staff members in an attempt to…
With the decision to not merge the faculty ESHCC, the Executive Board hopes to give clarification after a ‘tumultuous’ year.