The Academic Senate of a faculty is its autonomous representative academic body defined by Sections 26 and 27 of Act No. 111/1998 Coll., on Higher Education Institutions and on Amendments and Supplements to some other Acts (The Higher Education Act).
Chair of the Academic Senate
Basic Information about the Academic Senate
What is the Academic Senate?
The Academic Senate of a faculty is its autonomous representative academic body. It consists of at least nine members, of whom at least one third and at most one half must be students. The academic community of a faculty elects the members of the Academic Senate of the faculty from among its ranks. The election is direct, by secret ballot. The internal regulations of a faculty specify in particular the number of members of the Academic Senate, the manner in which they are to be elected, the manner in which the Chair of the Academic Senate is to be elected, the official bodies of the Academic Senate and how they are to be established, the reasons for and the date of the termination of membership in the Academic Senate, and the possible incompatibility of membership in the Academic Senate with the exercise of other duties. If the membership of one of the members of the Academic Senate is terminated before the expiration of his or her term of office and the internal regulation of the faculty supports the execution of the office by an alternate member, this alternate member will execute the office only for the rest of the given term of office.
Who can become member of the Academic Senate
Membership in the Academic Senate of a faculty is incompatible with the offices of Rector, Vice-Rectors, Bursar, Deans, Vice-Deans, the Secretary of the Faculty, and the Director of the institution.
The term of office of members of the Academic Senate of the faculty may not exceed three years. If a student elected to the Academic Senate of a faculty should, during his/her term of office, be admitted to another, directly linked degree programme, the internal regulations of the faculty may include a provision permitting retention of membership in the Academic Senate. The term of office of all members of the Academic Senate at a faculty is terminated should the Academic Senate fail to hold meetings under Section 27 for a period of six months. Within thirty days at the most the Dean will then call new elections.
How does Academic Senate meet and vote?
The meetings of the Academic Senate of a faculty are open to the public. The Dean, or a Vice-Dean acting on his/her behalf, and the Chair of the Academic Senate of the public higher education institution, or a designated member of the Academic Senate of the institution acting on his/her behalf, has the right to speak at a meeting of the Academic Senate any time he or she so requests. Upon the Dean’s or the Rector’s request, the Chair of the Academic Senate must call an extraordinary meeting of the Academic Senate of the faculty without delay.
How many members does FIR's Academic Senate have?
Academic Senate of the FIR has 18 members. 12 of them are teachers, 6 are faculty’s students.
Other Academic Senates
Also the University of Economics, Prague has its Academic Senate, as well as all its individual faculties.
Academic Senate of the Faculty
acting upon a proposal from the Dean, takes decisions on establishing, merging, amalgamating, splitting or dissolving individual units at the faculty
acting upon a proposal from the Dean or from a member of the Academic Senate of the faculty in the case of the Rules of Order for which the Academic Senate requested the Dean’s stance, approves proposals for the internal regulations of the faculty and submits them for approval to the Academic Senate of the higher education institution
approves the allocation of the financial resources of the faculty, as presented by the Dean, and monitors their use
approves the annual reports on the activities and on the financial management of the faculty, which are presented by the Dean
approves the admission regulations for the degree programmes offered by the faculty
gives the Dean prior approval for nominating or dismissing members of the Scientific Board (hereinafter referred to as “the Scientific Board of the faculty”) or the Artistic Board and the members of the Disciplinary Committee of the faculty
votes on proposals to nominate or dismiss the Dean
acting upon a proposal from the Dean, approves the strategic plan for teaching and creative activities of the faculty, worked out in compliance with the strategic plan of the public higher education institution after discussion by the Scientific Board of the faculty
expresses its view on proposals for degree programmes to be offered by the fakulty and the intention of the Dean to appoint or dismiss Vice-Deans.
Memebers of the Academic Senate
PhDr. Jaroslav Březina, Ph.D., KNJ, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mgr. Halka Čapková, Ph.D., KAJ, email@example.com
Mgr. Alena Češková, KAJ, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ing. Zbyněk Dubský, Ph.D., SMS JM, email@example.com
PhDr. Lenka Kalousková, Ph.D., KNJ, firstname.lastname@example.org
doc. Ing. Tomáš Kubálek, CSc., KOP KK, email@example.com
JUDr. Nicole Grmelová Ph.D., KPEP, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ing. Markéta Lhotáková, Ph.D., KMO, email@example.com
doc. Ing. Martina Jiránková, Ph.D., KSE, firstname.lastname@example.org
PhDr. Zdena Pošvicová, KAJ, email@example.com
Ing. Jan Martin Rolenc, Ph.D., SMS JM, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ing. Pavel Žamberský, Ph.D., KSE, email@example.com
Marek Bobot, MO, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ing. Gabriel Hasík, ME, email@example.com
Dominika Jansová, MO, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kateřina Kopalová, MO, email@example.com
Matouš Pudil, MO, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bc. Filip Zima, MP, email@example.com
Current members of the Academic Senate of the FIR are elected for a term form July 1, 2017 till June 30, 2020.
Materials of the Academic Senate
All materials the the Academic Senate is about to deal with are available on its intranet site.