Fachschaft

The Fachschaft Informatik (= student body of Computer Science) is a subdivision of the student body of the University of Kaiserslautern and contains all students of the Computer Science Dept. . It’s organs are the plenary meeting and its’ student council (german: “Fachschaftsrat”, short: FSR).

The Fachschaft Informatik, whereby generally speaking the Fachschaftsrat and other actively participating students are meant, does not only represent the interests of students towards the Computer Science Department. It also works towards consistent improvement of teaching.

Fachschaftsrat

The Fachschaftsrat (FSR) was elected by the plenary meeting of students of Computer Science on November 20th 2020. It’s rules of order can be found here. You can find the protocols of FSR-meetings here.

Spokesperson:

Marvin Ballat, Pascal Göbel

Members:

You can reach out to the FSR under fsr@.

Referate

The Fachschaft Informatik divides its work into some units called Referat(Referat = department within the Fachschaft). For precise inquiries regarding problems, questions, wishes etc. it is often more reasonable to talk directly to the person responsible for the particular Referat. Other than that you can reach out to the FSR via fsr@ .

To ask a general question you can preferably write to our mailing list fsinfo@fachschaft. Here you can contact all active members of the Fachschaft. If there is more than one person listed for a Referat the mainly responsible one is always the first one stated. All mail addresses (except @ewoche.de) should be completed with “fachschaft.informatik.uni-kl.de” (or “fachschaft.informatik.uni-kl.de” or “fsin.fo”, the addresses are equivalent).

Referat Email Responsible Person(s)
Spokesperson sprecher@ Marvin Ballat, Pascal Göbel
Foreign Semester ausland@ Chris König, Fabian Scherer
Privacy Protection datenschutz@ Patrick Hansert, Simon Strauch
Introductory Week Bachelor (Ewoche) ewoche@ or {org,orgteam}@ewoche.de Felix Heß, Megan Manly, Silva Schillig
Finances (treasury) kasse@ Leon Werner
Management geschaeftsfuehrung@ Julian Stieß
Equality and diversity gleichstellung@ Nathalie Hippchen, Jan Müller, Kathrin Thomas
GmF gmf@ Erik Friedek, Sebastian Igel
Intranet dev@ Sebastian Igel, Tobias Schür
IT it@ Patrick Hansert, Sebastian Kohler, Edgard Schiebelbein, Julian Stieß, Tobias Zimmermann
Exam lending kai@ Aaron Hackenberg, Cindy Herold
Material lending ausleihe@ Christian Gerharz, Anika Lütke-Borderwick
PR pr@ Nathalie Hippchen, Kathrin Thomas
Study consultation beratung@ Aaron Hackenberg (Kern-neu)
Nathalie Hippchen (AI)
Tillmann Ballweber, Tobias Teufel (Lehramt)
Tim Leonhard (Sozioinformatik)
Lecture Survey (VLU) vlu@ Pascal Göbel, Julian Stieß

Exam consultation

The AStA(= General Students’ Committee) is offering Exam Consultation, which is readily available for your general questions regarding exams. However, if you have specialised questions, you can ask the following contacts:

Studiengang Person  Email
Applied Computer Science
B.Sc. and M.Sc.
Nathalie Hippchen beratung-ai@
Computer Science (new)
B.Sc. and M.Sc.
Aaron Hackenberg beratung-kern@
Computer Science Education
B.Ed. and M.Ed.
Tillmann Ballweber, Tobias Teufel lehramt@
Sozioinformatik
B.Sc. and M.Sc.
Tim Leonhard beratung-sozio@

For pressing matters or if your situation is easier to explain in dialogue you can also simply come directly to the office of the Fachschaft (48-464) and ask the people there. Usually, they are also very well informed.

Committees of the Department

The Department of Computer Science incorporates all professors, scientific and non-scientific employees and students (with the right to vote) of Computer Science. These status groups are allowed to elect representatives for the FBR (german: “Fachbereichsrat” = Council of the Department) (or run for representative), which then represent them for a year (students, the others are elected for three years).

The FBR deploys commissions and caucuses. The most important ones are listed below:

Fachbereichsrat (FBR = Council of the Department)

The FBR counsels and decides in the departments’ affairs. You can find the list of its’ members here on the pages of the department. There you can find meeting dates as well. You can find the minutes of FBR-meetings at http://www.informatik.uni-kl.de/en/organisation/ausschuesse/fbr/. However, those are “public to the department” which means that they’re only accessible via the network infrastructure of the Computer Science Department. If you want to read the minutes you could e.g. use the terminals of the SCI(= Service Center Informatik) or you visit the Fachschaft.

Fachausschuss für Studium und Lehre (FSL = Expert committee for Study and Teaching)

The FSL is a committee of the FBR of the department. It supports the FBR via content-related work, i.e. elaboration of courses of studies, improvement of the teaching-situation, surveillance of the lecture survey(VLU).

You can find the members and meeting dates of the FSL here on the pages of the department.

Student Representatives in the FBR
fbr@fachschaft.informatik.uni-kl.de

  • Anika Lütke-Bordewick
  • Lasse Cezanne
  • Kathrin Thomas
  • Aaron Hackenberg
Student Representatives in the FSL
fsl@fachschaft.informatik.uni-kl.de

  • Fabian Scherer
  • Natalia Syrnicka
  • Kathrin Thomas
  • Aaron Hackenberg

Prüfungsausschuss (PA = Exam caucus)

For every course of studies, there’s a separate PA.

The examination situation at the department is the PA’s business, i.e., for instance, the PA decides about admission to the courses of studies (especially to Master courses), exceptional regulations of individual students as well as approval of academic achievements while abroad.

If you have a problem that addresses the PA, you should definitely approach its student representative before filing an application. This will be the person representing your cause in the PA.

The members of the PA can be found here on the pages of the department.

The student representative of the PA can be contacted via pa@fachschaft.cs.uni-kl.de.

PhD-Board

The PhD-Board’s business is the organisation of the PhD-program and administration of the scholarships.

You can find more information on the page of the department.

Student Representative in the PA
pa@fachschaft.informatik.uni-kl.de

  • Marc Dörr

Student Representative in the PhD-board

  • Martin Köhler

Budget Committee

In the Budget Committee, the distribution of appropriations in the department is set. Among other things, it is decided how much money is available for lecture tutors and how much money the working groups, the SCI and the library get.

Page of the department regarding the  Budget Committee.

Student Representatives in the Budget Committee

  • Kathrin Thomas

Student Committees

Studierendenparlament (StuPa = Students’ Council)

The StuPa decides about the matters of the student body, in practice, it decides about

Every Fachschaft dispatches representatives into the StuPa, which hold a counseling position (i.e. they’re allowed to make motions). You can reach out to our representatives via stupa@fachschaft.cs.uni-kl.de.

On the pages of the StuPa you’ll find the minutes, the elected members as well as current bylaws of the student body.

The minutes of the StuPa-meetings are viewable at http://www.stupa.uni-kl.de/protokolle.php.

Fachschaftenkonferenz (FSK = Conference of Fachschafts)

With FSK the regular meeting of representatives of all Fachschafts of the uni is specified.

To the meeting of the FSK representatives of the Fachschafts, the person responsible for the Referat of Fachschafts (from AStA, elected by StuPa, suggested by FSK) as well as student representatives of the Senate (which have to report).

As a rule, every Fachschaft deploys 1-2 representatives to these meetings.

Those have the following tasks:

  • bring forward financial motions.
  • information exchange with other Fachschafts.
  • coordination of activities across Fachschafts.

The meetings are university-pubic, i.e. every student of the University of Kaiserslautern is allowed to participate.

The meetings take place every two weeks during the lecture period. For a meeting appointment, it’s best to check with the Fachschaft or with the chairman of the meeting (AStA-Referent for Fachschafts).

Fachschaft-Representatives in the StuPa

  • Mail: stupa@
  • Lasse Cezanne
  • Marvin Ballat
  • Kathrin Thomas

Fachschaft-Representatives in the FSK

  • Mail: fsk@
  • Anika Lütke-Bordewick
  • Leon Werner