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

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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.

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