Academic Council

The Academic Council of the Swiss Distance Learning University:

  • makes decisions for the committee of the Foundation Council (Board of Trustees), on:

    • the guiding principle, strategy, regulations, long-term plan, budget, annual report and other reports;

  • takes a position:

    • regarding the canton of Valais and Swiss Federal Government mandate to provide services,
    • regarding matters concerning the whole university;

  • takes part in the appointment or employing of members of the Executive (Board of) Management,
  • determines the members of the Selection Committee with a view to the appointment of the Chancellor, Vice-Chancellors and Directors,
  • on the proposal of the Executive Management, appoints the members of the standing committees and adopts their rules of procedure,
  • appoints the delegates of the bodies that define the scientific and university policy,
  • adopts the statutes of the community of students and alumni,
  • awards the title of Emeritus Professor, creates other titles and withdraws titles.

The members of the Academic Council

The Academic Council consists of:

  • a Chairperson
  • a Chancellor
  • the Deans, including at least one French speaker and one German speaker
  • 4 lecturers’ representatives, including 2 French speakers and 2 German speakers
  • 2 assistant lecturers’ representatives, including 1 French speaker and 1 German speaker
  • 4 students’ representatives, including 2 French speakers and 2 German speakers
  • 2 representatives of the heads of the administrative departments, including 1 French speaker and 1 German speaker
  • 2 representatives of the staff of the administrative departments, including 1 French speaker and 1 German speaker
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