The Scientific Council of the Faculty is autonomous academic authority of the Faculty. The autonomous authorities inform members of the academic community of the Faculty about their activities so that the members‘ opinios on the presented documents and crucial arrangements can be taken into account. Members of the academic community are also welcome to put forward their own suggestions concerning the work of the authorities.
Meeting of the Scientific Council is open to the public. Scientific Council can – on Deans propose – decide that all or part of its meeting will be close to the public if there is chance that public would endanger personal law of an individual or important interest of the Faculty.
Dean appoints and calls off the members of Scientific Council. Dean’s proposal to appoint or call off a member of Scientific Council is subject of approving by the Academic Senate. Dean can appoint as honorary member an important scientist, who gained significant recognition for the Faculty. Honorary member can take part in meetings but without possibility to vote. Before appointing a new honorary member, the dean asks for opinion of Academic Senate. At least one third of all members of Scientific Council must be persons who are not academic employee of the Charles University (outside of academic community of the University).
Dean is chairman of Scientific Council. The meeting of Scientific Council is presided over by chairman or by vice-dean who is – by the Dean – commissioned for that.
The meeting of Scientific Council is convened by dean or by commissioned vice-dean. Scientific Council is having a quorum when at least more than half of all members are present at the meeting. Part of the meeting is approving program or agenda of the meeting and written record from the last meeting of the Council. During the discussion each member and honorary member has right to express his/her opinion to the affair on the agenda. If Scientific Council agrees, also guests can take part in discussion. If there is a written standpoint of an absence member, it must be read. Scientific Council pass its decision it a form of resolution.
Scientific Council meets when necessary, but at least two times a year. If at least one third of all members ask for, a meeting must be call together within two weeks.
Only members present in meeting have right to vote. To pass a proposal it is necessary more than a half of present members. This is not valid when voting on proposals to appoint docents and professors. Voting according to §72 par. 10 and §74 par. 6 of a law concerning Universities is obligatorily in a form of secret ballot. In other cases there can also be secret ballot when Scientific Council decides so. A meeting of Scientific Council can also – in certain case – take place per rollam, i. e. in a correspondent form.
From every meeting of Scientific Council must be made a written record and publish within ten days. Written record is sent (may be in electronic form) to members of Scientific Committee, to the president of Academic Senate, to all vice-deans of the Faculty and is publish on the website of the Faculty.
Written records from meetings of the Scientific Committee of Faculty of Humanities
Written records from meetings you may find (only in Czech) here.
Members of Scientific Council of the Faculty of Humanities
Listed members of Scientific Council of the Faculty of Humanities were appointed by Academic senate of the Faculty of Humanities 22 of September 2011.