Rules of the Scientific Body Council

Approved by the administration committee on the 11th of March 2015.

I. Definitions

  1. Scientific body

The scientific body of the University of Liège is made up of all members of the scientific staff and researches affiliated with the institution, whether in charge of the allocation of funds and external services or paid by a scientific foundation recognised by the French-speaking Belgian community.

  1. General assembly of the scientific body

The general assembly of the scientific body brings together all the members of the scientific body of the Univeristy of Liège.

  1. The Scientific Body Council

The Scientific Body Council, otherwise known as CCS, is the body for consultation and representation of members of the scientific staff of the University of Liège.

II. The general assembly of the scientific body

  1. Members of the general assembly of the scientific body

All the members of the scientific staff of the University of Liège are part of the scientific body and are ex-oficio members of the general assembly of the scientific body. All ex-oficio members have the right to vote.

  1. Meeting with the assembly general of the scientific body

The assmebly general of the scientific body holds a meeting at least once a year at the request of the Scientific Body Council.

III. Scientific Body Council

  1. Objectives of the Scientific Body Council

The Scientific Body Council’s objectives are :

  • to represent the scientific body within the University of Liège and in the inter-university consultation bodies for scientific staff
  • to be the point of interaction between the representatives of the scientific staff in the different institutional commissions or bodies.
  • to form opinions on all matters concerning the scientific staff of the university, by their own initiative or on the request of the authorities
  • to suggest members of the scientific body to be representatives in the institutional commissions which are composed agreed under the deliberation of the administration of the University Board of Directors, with the exception of the commissions relating to the functioning of the faculties, departments or research units.
  1. Members of the Scientific Body Council

The Scientific Body Council is made up of elected members, ex-oficio members, and invited members. The elected members and the ex oficio members have the right to vote. The invited members act in an advisory capacity.

The elected members are :

  • two elected representatives from each faculty
  • two elected representatives from each entity not attached to a faculty and comprising at least 1% of the institution’s scientific staff;
  • an elected representative from each entity not attached to a faculty and comprising between 0.5% and 1% of the scientific staff of the institution

The ex oficio members are :

  • The presidents of the scientific staff of each faculty
  • The representatives of the scientific staff to the Board of Directors of the University of Liège.

The invited members are :

  • The alternate scientific staff representatives to the Board of Directors.
  1. Configuration of the Scientific Body Council

The list of entities benefiting from representation on the Scientific Body Council is decided on the basis of the most recent electoral list of the Board of Directors, according to the main assignment of the scientific staff members.

  1. Election of representatives from faculties and non-faculty entities

Each faculty or entity elects its representative(s) in the Scientific Staff Council during a general assembly of the faculty’s scientific staff.

The period of the mandate conferred by the general assemblies is two years and is renewable.

The mandate ends at the next elections, by resignation, or when the representative is no longer eligible.

5. Mandate of ex oficio members

The preseidents of the scientific staff of each faculty are ex oficio members of the Scientific Body Council. Their mandate ends once their faculty mandate expires. If they are impeached, the faculty president is replaced by his vice-president.

The active members of the University Board of Directors elected by the scientific staff are ex oficio members of the Scientific Body Council. Their mandate expires once their mandate at the Board of Directors ends.

  1. Operation

The members of the Scientific Body Council attend meetings at the invitation of the President. If a vote is held, decisions are taken by a simple majority of the members present. In the event of a tie, the President has the casting vote.

The Council can decide to create internal commissions in order to tackle specific topics. It designates members and a coordinator to each internal commission.

IV Executive Board of the Scientific Body Council

  1. Duties of the executive board

The board is responsible for the internal organisation of the Scientific Council

It convenes the meetings of the Scientific Body Council and defines the agenda. It governs the relations of the scientific body with the University’s authorities. It implements the decisions of the Scientific Body Council.

It keeps a public register of the members of the Scientific Body Council and the representatives of the scientific staff in the different institutional bodies or commissions of the University.

  1. Configuration of the executive board

The board is composed of a president, a vice-president, and a secretary.

The president is elected among the elected members or the ex oficio members of the Scientific Body Council for a mandate of two years and can be re-elected once.

The vice-president is elected by the elected members or the ex oficio members of the Scientific Body Council for a mandate of two years and can be re-elected once.

The secretary is the representative of the administrators issued by the scientific body in the executive board of the university.

The following board has been designated for the first mandate of the CCS (2014-2016)

 

  • Ahmed Rassili ; President
  • Dorothée Goffin ; Vice-President
  • Christophe Breuer ; Secretary