Departmental council

The departmental council is the representative body of the Department of the Built Environment at Eindhoven University of Technology. The departmental council has the task of critically monitoring the general affairs of the department. In addition, the departmental council can make suggestions to the board and express points of view.

Composition

The departmental council of the Built Environment consists of five members of staff and five students. The staff contingent is elected for a period of two calendar years. The student contingent is selected annually by voting.

Powers

The departmental council of the Built Environment has similar powers to the University Council, focusing on those issues of particular concern to the department. These powers are divided into four categories:

  • Right of consent
    For certain major decisions of the departmental board, the consent of the departmental council is required, e.g. for changes to the departmental regulations, or the adoption or amendment of the Education and Examination Regulations.
  • Right to consultation
    The Executive Board or the departmental board is obligated to listen to the opinion of the departmental council on matters such as the appointment of the dean.
  • Right of initiative
    The departmental council has the right to submit plans at its own initiative. The departmental board is obligated to issue  a response.
  • Right to information
    The departmental council has access to departmental documents and mail.

The tasks and powers of the departmental council are governed by the departmental regulations.