Academic Council

Academic Council

It is the academic council of the faculty that is the highest authority and decision taker. Academic council of the faculty is composed of these members:

  1. Dean of the faculty as chairperson;
  2. Deputy dean of the faculty as member (in absence of the dean, he/she will chair the meetings);
  3. Heads of the departments as members;
  4. One lecturer from each department as a member; these members (with a Ph.D. or Master’s degree – or with a senior assistant professor, or assistant professor academic ranking) are elected through a fair and secret election by lecturers/members of the departments; 
  5. Head of the Students’ Affairs Department as secretary of the council;

Membership duration and how meetings are conducted:

  1. Members of the academic council are selected for a period of one year;
  2. Meetings of the council are convened in the presence of half of the members plus one;
  3. Decisions in the council are made based on the relative majority votes;
  4. Meetings are convened once per month. Extraordinary meetings of the council are possible as required and called for by dean of the faculty;
  5. Decisions made through relative majority votes are approved by dean of the faculty and once endorsed by the Chancellor or academic council of the University are enforced;

Roles and responsibilities of academic council of the faculty:

  1. To develop, approve and implement development and operational plans of the faculty;
  2. To assess and evaluate operations of the faculty at the end of each semester;
  3. To approve faculty’s internal procedures;
  4. To decide upon promotions of the academic staff and propose them to the University academic council for endorsement;
  5. To comment on the appointments, dismissals and pensions of the academic staff;
  6. To propose establishing, merging and abolishing departments to the office of the Chancellor;
  7. To establish special committees and identify their tasks and responsibilities;
  8. To propose establishing contacts with national and foreign academic institutions;
  9. To identify eligible students for short and long term scholarship opportunities;
  10. To decide on examinations during each semester;
  11. To approve research topics and research supervisor for members of the cadre;
  12. To appoint members of jury to evaluate students’ monographs and academic seminars;
  13. Other tasks and duties assigned by the council based on the bylaw and procedures;