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The Bell College of Technology (Scotland) Order of Council 2001

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Article 22

SCHEDULE 2ACADEMIC COUNCIL

PART I

(1) Appointment The Academic Council shall be appointed in such manner as to ensure that the Academic Council consists of:

(a)the holders of the following posts in the College, namely the posts of Principal, Vice-Principal (if any), any Assistant Principals (provided that the number of Assistant Principals in the Academic Council shall not exceed two and in the event of there being more than two Assistant Principals at any time, the Principal shall nominate the two Assistant Principals to serve in the Academic Council), head or associate head of each department, school, and such other academic unit as the Board may from time to time resolve, the Academic Registrar, the president of the Students' Association, and the chief librarian (however designed), ex officiis (hereafter called “members ex officiis of the Academic Council”);

(b)such number of members of the part-time or full-time academic staff and full-time or part-time enrolled students of the College as may be determined in accordance with paragraph 2 (hereafter called “elected members of the Academic Council”); and

(c)such number of persons, not exceeding 6, as have been co-opted by the Academic Council (hereafter called “co-opted members of the Academic Council”).

(2) The elected members of the Academic Council shall:

(a)consist of such a number of persons including one full-time or part-time enrolled student of the College as may be determined by the Board, being not less than one-third and not more than two-thirds of the aggregate of members ex officiis of the Academic Council;

(b)be elected by, and from among, members of the part-time or full-time academic staff and full-time or part-time enrolled students of the College who are not members ex officiis or co-opted members of the Academic Council;

(c)be so elected in accordance with arrangements made by the persons holding office as members of the Academic Council immediately prior to the election and approved by the Board except in the case of the full-time or part-time enrolled student who shall be elected by full-time and part-time enrolled students of the College in a manner to be specified in a scheme made by the Students' Association and approved by the Board;

(d)in the case of members of the part-time or full-time academic staff, hold office for such a period, not exceeding 4 years, as may be determined by the Board, and in the case of the full-time or part-time enrolled student hold office for a period not exceeding one year; and

(e)subject to the foregoing provisions of this paragraph, be eligible for re-election.

(3) The co-opted members of the Academic Council shall hold office for such a period, not exceeding 4 years, as may be determined by the Board and shall be eligible to be co-opted again on the expiry of a period of office.

(4) The Principal shall be the chairman of the Academic Council.

PART IIPROCEEDINGS

(5) The proceedings of the Academic Council shall be regulated by a scheme made by the Academic Council and approved by the Board and the said scheme may provide for–

(a)the appointment by the Academic Council of such committees as they consider appropriate;

(b)the co-option, subject to paragraph 1(c), by the Academic Council of additional members (including, where they consider it appropriate, representatives of the students in attendance at the College) of the Academic Council, or of any committee thereof, for specific purposes; and

(c)any other matters connected with the functions of the Academic Council.

(6) The Board shall have power, after consultation with the Academic Council, to make such variations in the composition of the Academic Council as they shall from time to time think fit, to determine the method of appointment to membership of the Academic Council and the tenure of the members including limitations by reason of age, and to remove members of the Academic Council in such circumstances as the Board shall consider appropriate.

(7) Any scheme made and approved under paragraph 5 shall include provisions for–

(a)the appointment of a vice-chairman of the Academic Council; and

(b)a minimum number of meetings of the Academic Council in each year.

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