2. Academie Administration 2.1 Academie administration of the department The structure of the academie organization is basedon the Academie Administration Structure Modernization Act (MUB), as implemenled in the academie year 1997-1998. A student may contribute to the impravement of the academie organization as a member or advisor on the Department Board, the Study-program Committee or the Department Council. Partic i pation in these organizations offers special privileges, such as facilities for oral insteadof written exams or extra opportunities for taking examinations outside regular scheduling. Important organizations: • The Department Board (Faculteitsbestuur); • The Study-program director (Opleidingsdirecteur); • The Study-program Committee (Op/eidingscommissie); • The Examinations Committee (Examencommissie); • The Department Council (Faculteitsraad); • The CS Division and Professors (Capaciteitsgroep en Hoogleraren); • The CS Division Board (Capaciteitsgroepsbestuur); • The Department Office (Faculteitsbureau); • The Student Council (Studentenraad) . 2.1.1 Department Board The Department Board appoints a study-program director for each master program. The study program director is mandated to develop, organize and imptement the master program. Although some authority is delegaled to the study-program director, the Department Board retains final responsibility for each graduate program. Th is means that the study-program director must report to the Department Board. The Department Board establishes the education and examination regulations (OER) and the program budget, and oversees the implementation of the master program. The Department Board is comprised of three members: the dean and chairperson, the vice-dean and the rnanaging director. A study advisor also participates in the board meetings. Other attendees at the board meetings are the division chairs, the policy advisors, and the department secretary. The current members of the Department Board are: Dean: prof.dr. K.M. van Hee. Vice-dean: prof.dr. A.M. Co hen. Managing di rector: mr.drs. P.M.L. Tijssen. 2.1.2 Study-program director Every year the study-program di rector outlines in the OER the academie program and policies, including the program structure and curriculum. He develops the program curriculum in close consullation with the teaching staff. The Study-program Committee advises the study-program 13
14 academie administration di rector on long-term strategies and policies on academie principles and goals, and on the exit qualifications of theMaster degree. The study-program di rector is in charge of the development and implementation of a quality management system. The Study-program Committee advises the study-program di rector on his curriculum and quality plans. In addition, the study-program di rector advises the Division Board on the academie program. Whenever necessary, he also advises the Division Board on quality impravement and performance of the academie staff. The study-program director relies on the Department Office for administrative and managerial support. The Department Office a lso advises the study-program di rector on academie issues. The study-program di rector for CSE is prof.dr.ir. J.F. Groote, and the study-program assistant director is dr.ir. M.L.P. van Lierop. 2.1.3 Study-program Committee The OCI (Opleidingscommissie informatica) is the Study-program Committee for the ComputerScience Division. The OCI is appointed by the Department Board and is comprised of six members. The tasks of the OCI are: • to advise the study-program director and the Department Board on issues relating to the OER; • to annually evaluate the implementation of the OER: • to advise on all issues relevant to the academie program . The current members of the OCI are: Staff members: dr. A.T.M. Aerts, prof.dr. J.C.M. Baeten (chairperson) and dr. C. Huizing. Student members: F.F.J. Hermans, I. van der Linden and C. Tankink. 2.1.4 Examinations Committee The Department Board appoints faculty members to sit on the Examinations Committee. The Examinations Committee is responsible for the organization and coordination of exams and all ensuing activities. The Examinations Committee appoints all examiners in accordance with the Higher Education and Research Act (WHW), artiele 7.12. The Examinations Committee establishes exam rules of conduct applicable to bath students and examiners. These rules and regulations on proper behavior also stipulate disciplinary measurements and sanctions in case of violation. The following are currently appointed members of the Examinations Committee: Chair: prof.dr. K.M. van Hee. Secretary: dr. E.F. Kaasschieter. Members: prof.dr.ir. W.M.P. van der Aalst, prof.dr. J.C.M. Baeten, prof.dr. M.T de Berg, prof.dr. P.M.E. De Bra, prof.dr. M.G.J. van den Brand, prof.dr. S. Etalle, prof.dr.ir. J.F. Groote, prof.dr. K.M. van Hee, dr. J.J. Lukkien and prof.dr.ir. J.J. van Wijk. Advisors: dr. C.J. Bloo, dr.ir. M.L.P. van Lierop and dr. j.C.S.P. van der Woude.