The Academic Board of the University of Applied Sciences for Management and Communication

In the winter semester of 2012, the University of Applied Sciences for Management and Communication appointed an Academic Board, in accordance with section §10 FHStG (University of Applied Sciences Studies Act). The Board was appointed to implement and organize teaching and examination programs. The Academic Board of the University of Applied Sciences for Management and Communication comprises the Chair of the Academic Board FH-Prof.in Dr.in Beate Huber, the Deputy Chair FH-Prof. Dr. Dr. Sebastian Eschenbach, the six Heads of Degree Programs, six representatives of teaching and research staff and four student representatives. There are substitute members for teaching and research staff and student representatives as required.

The Academic Board convenes for meetings, dealing with specific topics in working groups. It currently holds three general assemblies per semester.

The following tasks are to be carried out by the Academic Board in accordance with the FHStG:

  • Appointing the Chair and the Deputy Chair
  • Making motions to the owner as necessary about the dismissal of the Chair or Deputy Chair, or commenting on the owner’s intentions of doing this, in the event that the Chair or Deputy Chair is grossly failing in, neglecting to carry out, or otherwise unable to fulfill their duties.
  • Implementing changes to the accredited degree programs in consultation with the owner
  • Making budget applications to the owner
  • Advising on the appointment and if necessary the dismissal of teaching and research staff to the owner
  • Co-ordination and evaluation of all teaching activities, including examination regulations and curricula
  • The awarding and revocation of degrees, the nostrification of foreign degrees as well as bestowing academic awards in agreement with the owner
  • Issuing of procedural rules and statutes in consultation with the owner
  • Decision making on appeals concerning rulings by the Head of a Degree Program

Special tasks allocated to the Chair of the Academic Board:

  • Issuing instructions to full-time teaching and research staff on the nature and extent of their teaching responsibilities, insofar as this is necessary for the smooth running of the courses, and compliant with the regulations for degree programs
  • Making appointments to teaching posts following suggestions or after consultation with the Academic Board
  • Being the external representatives of the Academic Board and taking responsibility for implementation of the Academic Board’s decisions

The Head of a Degree Program has responsibility for:

  • Admission to examinations, the assignment of examiners, the scheduling of examination dates
  • The recognition of studies and examinations on a case-by-case basis
  • Decisions about other study and examination related issues
  • Decisions about the applicability and fulfilment of specific admission requirements

Contact

FH-Prof.in Dr.in Beate Huber
Chair of the Academic Board

Tel: + 43 (1) 476 77-5862

beate.huber@fh-wien.ac.at

 
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