The Board of the University seeks a prior opinion of the University Council for any decision to be taken at least with regard to:
- matters that concern the continuity of, and proper administrative practice within the university;
the annual plans of the Health, Safety & Environment Service
Note: In determining its opinion, the council may have access to the written opinions of the faculty- and services councils;
the profile of the members of the Supervisory Board
NB: One of the members of the Supervisory Board is appointed on the recommendation of the University Council and serves as its confidant;
the budget, showing amongst others the level of institutional and statutory tuition fees (
Note: The advisory powers of the council in respect of the budget extend also to all interim changes to the budget. In determining its opinion, the council may have access to the written opinions of the faculty- and services councils in respect of the budget of the administrative units, and the UMCG planning document.
The Board of the University seeks a prior opinion from the part of the University Council which is elected from and by the students, for each decision to be taken at least with regard to:
- the general personnel and appointment policy, with the exception of matters of general interest for the special legal status of the personnel which require the approval of the staff section;
- the policy with regard to the institutional and statutory tuition fees, and the arrangements regarding restitution of statutory tuition fees ;
the regulation for the criteria and procedure for the selection of students in the case of vocational and program specific additional requirements, programs and teacher training programs in the field of art, restriction of first registration on the basis of available teaching capacity, additional qualitative admission requirements for Master's programs, a special track aimed at achieving a higher level, the rules relating to the choice of study advice and activities, and the regulation for the criteria and procedure for dispensation from paying higher tuition fees.
Note: The organization and responsibilities of the University Council are detailed in the University Council Regulation, which is adopted and amended by a two thirds majority of the council.
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