Academic Board

  1. The Academic Board (Council) shall be the supreme managerial body of the Institution, which shall
    1. make decisions on the amendment of the Institution Charter, also on the reorganization or liquidation of the Institution; 
    2. approve the strategic development plan of the Institution; 
    3. make decisions of the establishment or reorganization of a School, also – when the operation of a School as an independent structural entity is no more reasonable – on the abolishment thereof;
    4. make decisions on the development, implementation and modification of the educational and scientific-research programs at its own initiative or under a submission of the respective School;
    5. define the terms and conditions of pursuing educational and scientific-research activities of the Institution and approve the respective regulations; 
    6. approve the structure of the Institution, regulations of structural units, the procedure of making the Institution budget, and the Institution budget under the submission of the Board of Representatives;
    7. make decisions of the establishment, reorganization and abolishment of educational and research structural units of a School under the submission of the School Board, also on the approval of the general workload scheme of the academic personnel of the respective School;
    8. approve the procedure of recruitment, the amount of remuneration and working conditions of the academic personnel;
    9. approve the procedure of recruitment, remuneration and working conditions of the auxiliary and administrative personnel under the submission of the Board of Representatives; 
    10. be entitled to pre-term terminate the authorization of the Chairperson; 
    11. discharge the other powers related to other educational and research activities of the Institution.
  2. All the Professors of the Institution shall be the members of the Academic Board. Whenever the number of Professors exceeds 30, the elections of the Academic Board members shall be appointed pro rata to the number of the Professors of the Institution Schools, provided that the total number of the members does not exceed than 30 and the number of the representatives of a School – 40%. 
  3. In the case envisaged by Paragraph 2 of this Article the elections shall be appointed and the elections related organizational issues, shall be regulated by the Academic Board. The members of the Academic Board shall be elected for a 5-year term, on the basis of common, direct, and equal elections, through secret balloting. The voting right shall be enjoyed by the academic personnel of the respective School.
  4. The members of the Academic Board shall elect the Board Chairperson from amongst them for a 5-year term by the majority of votes, who shall manage the activities of the Academic Board, amongst them, appoint and chair the Board sessions, sign the decisions of the Academic Board. One and the same person can be elected as the Chairperson of the Academic Board only twice in raw. 
  5. The resignation from the academic position of a Professor shall serve as the ground for termination of the membership of the Academic Board. 
  6. A session of the Academic Board shall be convened under the initiative of the Board Chairperson or at least 1/3 of the members thereof through sending at least 24 hours’ prior e-mail message to the members of the Academic Board, specifying the agenda of the session. A session of the Academic Board shall be plenipotentiary when more than half of the members thereof are present. 
  7. The Academic Board shall make decisions unanimously, on the basis of a consensus. The voting can be done via electronic media (amongst them, via the e-mail) or through signing the written document drafted before the session.
  8. In the case of failure to make a decision on the basis of a consensus, a new session shall be appointed, where the following decision-making requirements shall apply: 
    1. A decision on the amendment of the Institution Charter, also on the reorganization or liquidation of the Institution shall be made by 4/5 of votes;
    2. A decision on the approval of the strategic development plan, determination of the terms and conditions of carrying out the educational and research activities and approval of the respective regulations, the Institution budget and the procedure of recruitment, remuneration and working conditions of the academic personnel, also on the establishment, reorganization or abolishment of a Scholl and pre-term termination of the authorization of the Board Chairperson shall be made by 2/3 of votes. 
    3. All the other decisions shall be made by the majority of votes.