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THE ARTS COUNCIL OF THE - Internal regulations of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, under Section 36 (2) of Act No. 111/1998 Coll., on Higher Education and on a change and supplement to other acts (the Universities Act), registered on 30 March 1999 under ref. no. 16 758/99 the Rules of Procedure of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.

Ing. J. Beneš, CSc.
director of the higher education department


THE ARTS COUNCIL OF THE

ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS IN PRAGUE

RULES OF PROCEDURE

Article 1

Introductory Provisions

Under Sections 7, 11 and 12 of Act No. 111/1998 Coll., on Higher Education and on a change and supplement to other acts (the Universities Act), (hereinafter the “Act”), the Arts Council of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (hereinafter the “Arts Council”) is a specialist self-governing academic body with responsibility for planning. It especially considers the long-term plans of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (hereinafter “AMU”) and discharges its responsibility in proceedings for the appointment of professors.

Article 2

Procedure to Select and Appoint Members of the Arts Council

1. The composition of the Arts Council is governed by Section 11 of the Act.

2. After the Senate of AMU has considered and approved nominations to the Arts Council, the Rector shall call the candidates to verify their personal data and to state whether they agree to membership of the Arts Council.

Article 3

The Chairman, his or her Representatives and the Secretary to the Arts Council

1. The Chairman of the Arts Council is the Rector, who:

a) calls meetings of the Arts Council

b) conducts meetings of the Arts Council

c) proposes the agenda for meetings of the Arts Council and prepares resolutions

d) signs the documents of the Arts Council, especially the results of proceedings to appoint a professor

e) may request documentary materials required for the work of the Arts Council

f) may invite guests to attend meetings of the Arts Council

g) manages the work of the Secretary to the Arts Council.

2. In his absence the Chairman shall be represented by his or her authorised representative, who shall be the designated Vice-Rector.

3. The Secretary, who is not a member of the Arts Council, shall attend meetings of the Arts Council. The Rector shall select an employee to perform the function of Secretary. The Secretary shall perform administrative and technical activities necessary for the work of the Arts Council.

4. The Bursar may participate at meetings of the Arts Council, but may not vote.

Article 4

Meetings of the Arts Council

1. The Arts Council usually meets four times a year, but not less than twice a year.

2. The attendance of an Arts Council member at a meeting cannot be alternated.

3. The Arts Council shall have a quorum if an absolute majority of members of the Arts Council is present.

4. The Chairman of the Arts Council shall propose the meeting’s agenda. The members shall be informed of the proposal in advance, although not later than by invitation to the meeting of the Arts Council. Documentary materials for consideration shall be available for inspection at least one week before the meeting of the Arts Council in the Faculty libraries and at the secretary’s office of the Rector. The materials shall be sent by post in advance to members of the Arts Council who are not AMU employees. The meeting’s agenda shall be approved at the beginning of the meeting after proposals for any changes thereto have been considered. All members of the Arts Council are entitled to submit proposals for changes.

5. The person chairing the meeting shall assign the floor to members of the Arts Council in the order in which they claim it. If constrained by time, he or she may set a limit on how long a person can speak, or end a discussion even though some who claimed the floor have yet to speak. Contributions that have not been presented can be published in the Faculty libraries.

6. The Arts Council shall vote on the conclusions to individual points from the meeting. The vote may be by acclamation or by secret ballot, in cases which are defined by the Act and if the Arts Council agrees on this form of voting in advance. If a single member asks for a secret ballot his or her request shall be satisfied. Unless the Act states otherwise, the consent of an absolute majority of attending members of the Board of Trustees shall be required to approve a submitted proposal.

7. Unless the Chairman decides otherwise the meetings of the Arts Council shall be held in private. A public or expanded meeting of the Arts Council shall be held on ceremonial occasions (in particular the granting of the title DOCTOR HONORIS CAUSA or other honours).

8. If certain documents for a meeting of the Arts Council are designated as confidential by their author the members of the Arts Council, the Secretary and guests are bound by a duty of non-disclosure according to special regulations.

9. The Arts Council may request expert opinions to reach its decision. The experts may not have any relationship with the scrutinised subject and neither may they have an interest in the relevant matter. Opinions shall be submitted in writing. Costs for preparing the opinions shall be borne by AMU.

10. Members of the Arts Council shall receive the Council’s decisions in writing.

11. Administrative costs relating to the activities of the Arts Council shall be borne by AMU.

Article 5

Concluding Provisions

1. These Rules were approved in accordance with Section 9 (1)b of the Act by the Senate of AMU on 7 April 1999.

2. These Rules shall enter into force in accordance with Section 36 (4) of the Act on the date of registration by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport.

(signed by) Prof. Peter Toperczer

Rector

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