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CHAPTER 5: THE ACADEMIC POLICY COMMITTEE

CHAPTER 5:  THE ACADEMIC POLICY COMMITTEE

 

Composition
 

47. The Academic Policy Committee shall be composed as follows:
 

a.    The President;
 

b.    The Rector and the Vice-Rector or Vice Rectors;
 

c.    Five members of the Board of Managers, appointed by the Board of Managers on the recommendation of the President, of whom at least two shall be representatives of the Senate in the Board of Managers;
 

d.    An additional member appointed by the Board of Managers at the recommendation of the President, who is a member of the Board of managers or of the Board of Governors;

 

e.    Seven members of the Senate, appointed by the Standing Committee of the Senate at the recommendation of the Rector, of whom at least four shall be members of the Standing Committee of the Senate who are not Deans.

 

Powers of the Committee
 

48.  (a)  The Academic Policy Committee shall have the following powers:
 

(1)  To determine the academic policy of the University and ways of implementation;
 

(2)  To decide upon the opening or closing of academic units and academic-administrative units such as the Authority for Research and Development, not including Faculties and Schools; and to decide on the enlargement or reduction of academic units and academic-administrative units, their classification within larger units or their transfer from one framework to another and the allocation of areas among such units; always within the limits set by the approved Budget;

 

(3)  To determine policy and principles in regard to the admission of students to the University;

 

(4)  To determine principles for the distribution of the Budget among the academic units and the academic-administrative units;

 

(5)  To make recommendations to the Board of Managers in regard to the framework of the Regular and the Development Budgets;
 

(6)  To prescribe principles for the distribution of scholarships to students, and in regard to tuition fees;

 

(7)  To prescribe guidelines of policy and priorities for the academic and physical development of the University;

 

(8)  To advise the President in regard to fund-raising in the light of the policy and priorities for academic and physical development of the University.

 

(b)  In matters relating to Faculties and to Independent Schools, the Academic Policy Committee shall not make any decision under (a)(2) or (a)(3) unless notice has first been given to the Dean of the Faculty concerned for the purpose of the matter being brought before the Board of the Faculty; provided that consideration of the matter is completed within the period set by the Rector.  In matters falling within these paragraphs relating to more than one Faculty, the Academic Policy Committee shall not exercise any of such powers until the matter has been considered by the Standing Committee of the Senate.

 

(c)  The agenda of the Academic Policy Committee shall be distributed to the members of the Standing Committee of the Senate and the Board of Managers.

 

Chairman of the Committee

 

49.   The Chairman of the Academic Policy Committee shall be the President or the Rector depending on the matters on the Agenda of the Committee; the President shall be Chairman in matters falling under Section 48(a)(5)-(8) and the Rector in matters falling under Section 48(a)(1)-(4).  If the Rector is President he shall be Chairman of all meetings.
 

Term of Office
 

50.     The members of the Academic Policy Committee shall be appointed for a term of two years, but may be reappointed for not more than two additional consecutive terms of two years each.  Ex-officio members shall serve on the Academic Policy Committee as long as they hold office.
 

Quorum
 

51.     Two-thirds of the membership of the Academic Policy Committee shall be a quorum.


 

 

 

Special Powers
 

52.     The Academic Policy Committee may receive information and other assistance from all the units in the University, and may appoint visiting committees, make decisions on the strength of their recommendations and supervise the implementation of such decisions.

 

 

Finality of Decisions
 

53.        
(a)  The Decision of the Academic Policy Committee shall, subject to provisions of the General Statutes, not require confirmation of any other body of the University, but they shall be brought to the notice of members of the Senate, and the Senate may annul any such decision by a majority of two-thirds of its members present and voting.


(b)  The records of the Academic Policy Committee shall be open for inspection by members of the Senate; and where the Senate debates on any decision of the Committee, such records of the Committee as deal with the decision in issue, shall be distributed among the members of the Senate in advance.

(c)  The decisions of the Academic Policy Committee shall be brought to the notice of the members of the Executive Committee.  The Executive Committee is authorized, by a majority of two-thirds of its members present and voting, to return a matter to the Academic Policy Committee for further consideration and final decision.

 

 

 

CHAPTER 5:  THE ACADEMIC POLICY COMMITTEE