“REALD” UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
REGULATION OF “REALD” UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
(Approved by Decision no. 19, dated 01.08.2017 of the Academic Senate)
Pursuant to Law No. 80/2015 “On Higher Education and Scientific Research in Higher Education Institutions in the Republic of Albania”, as well as based on the Statute of the University College “REALD”, the Academic Senate approves the following regulation:
This Regulation aims to regulate the teaching-scientific and administrative activity of the University College “REALD” (hereinafter the College) in accordance with its objectives and legal mission.
The Constitution, the Labor Code, the Code of Administrative Procedures, the Law on Higher Education, the implementing bylaws and the Statute of the College are the main legal basis of this Regulation. As well as other legal and sub-legal acts and international agreements that have effects on the activity of the College, in the framework of this Regulation as well as in accordance with its main legal basis.
The regulation extends its effects to all structures, governing bodies and authorities, constituent units, academic staff, non-academic staff and students, as well as any other natural or legal person operating in the facilities or territory of the College.
The Rules of Procedure of the College also discipline the relations of the governing bodies and authorities of the College with the constituent units.
Relations with third parties and their activity in the territory of the College, are based on the relevant laws and bylaws or related agreements but with reference to the provisions of this Regulation, unless otherwise expressly provided by law.
The main units have internal regulations approved by the Academic Senate, which must be in accordance with this regulation. The internal regulations of the main constituent units regulate the relations of these units with the basic units and with their other constituent units
The internal regulations extend the effects to all structures, governing bodies and authorities, academic, non-academic staff and students, as well as any natural or legal person operating in the respective facilities and territory.
The central structures (at the college level) or the teaching and administrative auxiliary structures function according to special regulations with effects within them, approved by the head of the institution.
The Academic Senate may issue special rules that are permanently or temporarily applicable only to a certain field, direction, object or unit, to ensure the implementation of the Law on Higher Education, the Statute of the College and this Regulation or when special legal obligation, in directions, situations or conditions of special or extraordinary importance.
Decisions, orders and instructions
Decisions, orders and instructions, respectively of the governing bodies and authorities extend their effects in the respective directions when they are approved or issued regularly, in the form and within the competencies according to the legal framework.
The governing bodies and authorities of the College and the main constituent units are informed about the legal and sub-legal acts, or other acts issued in their implementation, by the respective structure.
The submission or notification on the above acts is made to the members of the governing bodies and the governing authorities as well as the administrative staff, against the direct signature or attached to the relevant text, which is kept by the communicator as long as the act is valid and then archived.
The above communication is also valid via official email.
The notification is considered completed and in cases of non-signing of the act, when the person refuses to sign or the notification through the postal service is returned due to refusal to receive the delivery by the person, non-occurrence at the address stated by him and confirmed by the postal service, as well as other unforeseen cases.
On the part of academic and non-academic staff, communication via official e-mail is not used for any reason and at any time. Unofficial e-mail communication is not used for issues or problems related to the activity in the institution and is considered invalid.
The academic staff and all other employees of the College, use the communication via official e-mail only to make announcements and only in those cases when verbal or written communication is impossible and the impossibility is justified, especially when this notification is addressed to the governing authorities of each level.
The academic staff and all other employees of the College are obliged not to use the postal service, for all documents related to issues or problems related to work, for complaints and any kind of documents, for notices or information letters, which are addressed to the managing authorities, bodies or any employee. In all the above cases only official internal communication is used. This rule is the same for feedback returns.
Formal responses, which should be made only through official documents, can not be replaced by return responses through the use of official e-mail in any case.
Non-compliance with this article constitutes a violation and disciplinary measures are taken referring to the relevant provisions in the Statute of the College and this Regulation.
Academic staff, teaching-scientific support staff, administrative staff and students are informed about the Law on Higher Education, the Statute and the Regulation of the College, the internal regulations of the units and other acts of permanent character, knowing the text that is put on them. available from the relevant academic and administrative structure, at the time of commencement of employment or study.
Amendment or repeal of acts is done by general communication by publishing it in special premises, except when the law explicitly defines the individual notification.
The texts of the acts of permanent character and subsequent changes are considered notified if they are published on the website of the College, except when there is an obligation for personal notification.
Interpretation of the act
When in the context of the implementation of an act there are different positions on its content, the relevant governing authority makes the interpretation which, when required, is given in writing. Bodies higher than the performer, on their own initiative or upon request, approve or change the interpretation made.
The body that issued the act makes the interpretation that is mandatory for everyone
Objection to the act / interpretation
When the act and / or the interpretation of the act is challenged, the Academic Senate or the Rector, as the case may be, examines the legality of the act and / or the interpretation of the act, and makes the final interpretation, annulment, or complete or partial repeal of the act when it is within its competence. his.
Completion of acts
When in the framework of the implementation of the act, unregulated aspects, issues or elements arise, the issuer of the act or the body that has competence for the respective issue, determines the mode of action starting from the regulation of similar aspects and when it is impossible, from the general principles of the law on higher education, of the Statute of the College. In these cases the completion of the act is the duty of that body.
ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE OF “REALD” UNIVERSITY COLLEGE VLORA
Components and structures
The college has in its composition the main units (faculties), basic units (department / scientific research center), academic auxiliaries (laboratories, clinics), libraries, centers and other auxiliary and administrative units.
The organizational structure is approved by a decision of the Board of Administration on the proposal of the Rectorate and is an integral part of this regulation.
Governing bodies and authorities of the College
- In college the governing bodies are:
- a) Academic Senate,
- b) Rectorate, c) Dean’s Office;
- d) Assembly of academic staff;
- e) Ethics Council;
- f) Standing Committee on Academic Management g) Standing Committee on Quality Assurance
- h) Faculty Council
- i) Internal Quality Assurance Unit;
- j) Board of Directors
- In the College, the governing academic authorities are:
- a) Rector
- b) Dean
- c) Head of Department d) Deputy Rector and Deputy Dean
The leading administrative authorities are a) The Administrator of the College
- b) The administrator of the main unit
Auxiliary and administrative structures:
- Teaching secretary
- Finance Sector
- Human Resources Sector
- Career and Alumni Counseling Office
- Archive protocol
- IT sector
FACULTY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES Basic units
- 1. Department of Medical Technical Sciences.
- 2. Department of Pharmacy
- Department of Dentistry
FACULTY OF ECONOMICS
- 1. Business Department
- 2. Department of Finance
- 3. Scientific research center
FUNCTIONS AND OTHER COMPETENCES OF LEADING BODIES AND AUTHORITIES
The Academic Senate of the College is the highest collegial academic decision-making body that determines the development policies of the institution, programs, coordinates, directs and controls the teaching and research activities and evaluates their effectiveness in fulfilling the mission of the college.
Functions of the Academic Senate
The functions of the Academic Senate are:
- a) Guarantees the autonomy of the Institution, academic freedom, as well as the rights of students;
- b) Proposes to the Board of Directors the strategic development plan of
Institution and approves the annual program of its activities;
- c) Approves the Statute of the institution, after receiving the prior approval of the Board of Administration. The approved statute is sent to the ministry responsible for education for final approval by the minister;
- d) Approves the academic structure of the institution, according to the requirements of the Law, after obtaining the prior approval of the Board of Administration.
- e) Approves the regulations of the institution, the regulations of its constituent units, the regulations of the study programs and the regulations and other acts that are the competence of the senate;
- f) New study programs, scientific research, changes in these programs as well as their closure.
- g) Proposes the closure and reorganization of the institution as well as the merger with another Institution of higher education, after obtaining the opinion of the Board of Administration;
- h) Approves the opening, reorganization or closure of the main or basic units, based on the proposals of the main units and the basic units, receiving the preliminary evaluation of the Board of Directors;
- i) Approves the change of the name or coat of arms of the Institution, according to the provisions of the legal acts and bylaws in force
- j) Approves the annual plan of academic and scientific research activities;
- k) Approves the detailed annual report of the activity of the institution, drafted by the Rectorate, and forwards it to the ministry responsible for education
- l) Evaluates and guarantees the internal quality assurance in the institution
The members of this unit are approved by the Senate, on the proposal of the rector;
- m) At the end of each academic year organizes a joint meeting of the Academic Senate with the Board of Administration, where it discusses the teaching, research and financial and administrative activities of the institution.
The Rectorate of the College is a collegial executive body and functions based on law no. 80/2015, “On Higher Education and Scientific Research in Higher Education Institutions in the Republic of Albania”, the Statute and this Regulation. The Rectorate is headed by the Rector who convenes in its first meeting, consists of:
- College Administrator
- Deputy Rector;
- Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences
- Dean of the Faculty of Economics
The functions of the Rectorate are as follows:
- a) Drafts the strategic development plan of the College;
- b) Drafts the annual program of activities, as well as follows its implementation after approval by the Academic Senate;
- c) Proposes criteria for the distribution of academic material and human resources;
- d) Drafts and proposes the draft budget for approval in the academic senate and further in the Board of Administration;
- e) Proposes the investment plan, contracts and agreements, which are its competence;
- f) Presents recommendations for projects for study programs, scientific research and the necessary structural changes for their implementation;
- g) Implements all decisions approved by the Academic Senate;
- h) Monitors and publishes the results of the evaluation of the activities of the College;
- i) Follows the activity in the constituent units of the college for the fulfillment of the goals of the institution as well as for the implementation of the acts of the collegial bodies of the College.
The Rectorate meets as a rule not less than once every two weeks. If necessary, the Rectorate may convene at any time, provided that sufficient time is left for the review of materials related to matters for discussion.
- The meeting is convened by the Rector, mainly or at the request of each of the members of the Rectorate.
- As a rule, the Rectorate makes decisions unanimously. When this is not possible, decisions are taken by a majority vote of the members present at the meeting. In cases where a majority cannot be reached, the Rector’s vote is decisive.
- The minutes kept at the meeting of the Rectorate constitute the basic document for the reflection of the decision-making.
- Decisions taken by the Rectorate are materialized in the form of orders, decisions or letters issued by the Rector of the College.
The Rector proposes to the Board of Directors the dismissal of the leading authority of the main unit of the College, in cases of committing flagrant criminal offenses or serious violations of the law, inability to perform the duty and for cases provided in the Code of Ethics of the College. The Rector appoints one of the deputies of the authority until the election of the new authority within two months from the date of dismissal.
It is a collegial decision-making body of the faculty, which consists of the dean and heads of departments. This body exercises the following competencies:
- Proposes to the Rectorate for approval the structure and number of employees in the faculty.
- Approves the number of students that will be employed during the time of study in the faculty with the respective positions, together with their payments.
- Announces the winning projects, to be funded by research funds from the faculty budget, as well as scholarships for studies or research administered by the faculty itself.
- Approves the list of scientific periodicals where the faculty will agree as well as the titles of the books that will be purchased for the faculty library.
- Approves the manner of using the donations that have been made in favor of a department, taking into account the proposal of the beneficiary department.
- Exercises other competencies that are defined in the regulation of the Faculty, based on the specifics of each Faculty.
The Dean’s Office of the College is a collegial body headed by the Dean and consists of:
- a) Dean;
- b) Deputy Dean;
- c) Administrator of the main unit;
- d) Heads of basic units
Except as provided in the statute of the college, the Dean’s Office exercises the following powers:
- The Dean’s Office drafts the strategic development plan of the main unit, based on the proposals of its basic units, as well as those of the administrator of the main unit and coordinates the activity of the basic units.
- Takes into consideration the problems of the daily functioning of the main unit and in accordance with the functions and competencies makes a decision or passes it for consideration to other governing bodies or authorities.
- Approves the list of invited academic staff that will be activated during the teaching process and submits it to the Rector for approval.
The Rector is the highest governing authority of the College. His duties and competencies are defined in the Statute of this college.
The Administrator of the College is the highest legal administrative authority, which carries out the financial administration, directs the planning and realization of investments, directs the activity of the administration, with duties and competencies defined in the bylaws and the Statute of the College.
The Vice Rector is the authority that follows the teaching and scientific activity in the College. The Vice Rector must enjoy at least the title of “Associate Professor”. The concrete duties of the vice-rector are set out below.
The duties of the deputy rector are:
- Coordinates and controls the whole learning activity between all basic and main units.
- Follows and monitors the whole learning process.
- Directs the work of drafting lesson plans and distributing teaching loads.
- Analyzes all aspects of the work of academic units and maintains constant contact with deans for all academic processes.
- Follows the academic development strategy of the institution.
- Performs all tasks delegated by the rector.
- Reports to the rector for the entire academic process.
- Follows and controls the scientific activity of the university.
- Promotes and attends all grants and scientific programs in which the university participates.
- Coordinates the scientific activity of the university with other scientific institutions, government units and the community.
- Follows and supports the progress of the scientific qualification of the academic staff.
- Follows the progress of the scientific bulletin, scientific journals and conferences organized by the university.
- Promotes the integration of students in scientific projects
- Encourages the involvement of scientific projects in the teaching process.
- Coordinates and controls the entire activity of the administration.
- Directs the work of updating the information and editing it on the official website of the College.
- Performs all tasks delegated by the rector.
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The Deputy Dean is the managing authority for the teaching and scientific side in the main unit and in the absence of the Dean, also other tasks authorized by him.
In addition to other duties defined by normative acts in force, the Deputy Dean also has the following duties for the exercise of his functions:
- Organizes and controls the teaching and scientific work in the faculty.
- Follows the preparation and implementation of curricula.
- Organizes and controls the work for all study cycles.
- Follows the scientific cooperation of the faculty units with scientific research institutions and other high schools.
- Follows the progress of scientific work and the process of obtaining scientific titles and degrees in the faculty.
- Coordinates the draft calendar plan of the teaching process and submits it to the dean for approval.
- Directs the design of lessons, exams and monitors their implementation.
- Organizes and directs scientific publications in the faculty.
The faculty administrator is responsible for day-to-day running, administrative and financial, budget implementation, oversight and control of financial operations, and law enforcement.
The faculty administrator reports periodically to the college administrator on the implementation of his or her functional duties.
Head of research department / center
The head of the department / research center is the highest managing authority in the department.
In addition to other duties defined by normative acts in force, the head of the basic unit also has the following duties for the exercise of his functions:
- Directs the work for the design of new programs or the improvement of existing ones covered by the department and monitors their implementation.
- Supervises the scientific activities in the department / center, in accordance with the annual planning, keeps the documentation of the scientific and academic activity of the academic staff of the department, after the reports in its annual analysis.
- Supervises the observance of teaching programs on time and in a certain way, scientific research and other activities.
- Approves the evaluation modalities and sets up the examination commissions of the first, second cycle of studies in the subjects covered by the department.
- Supervises and signs the realization of the teaching load of the academic staff.
- Recommends to the Dean’s Office the special criteria for admission of the academic staff and scientific teaching aid for the department, after the preliminary discussion in the department.
- Presents to the Dean’s Office the list of proposals for the academic staff with temporary and invited contracts, after the preliminary discussion in the department.
- Organizes periodic analyzes or for special cases and aspects in the department, as well as compiles the annual analysis of his scientific teaching work.
- Evidences, verifies and when it is the case proposes to the dean the measures for violations of work discipline by the employees of the department according to the definitions in article 35 of this Regulation.
- Supervises the observance of discipline at work, takes appropriate measures to restore order in case of violations and shortcomings. In severe cases or when it deems it notifies the dean with the relevant organizational and disciplinary recommendations.
The Ethics Council operates based on Law no. 80/2015, “On Higher Education and Scientific Research in Higher Education Institutions in the Republic of Albania”, in the Statute of the College, as well as the Code of Ethics approved by the Academic Senate. The Code of Ethics determines the manner of decision-making, filing and review of complaints, execution of decisions and relevant sanctions.
The Code of Ethics defines the obligations of staff and students, their non-compliance and violation, is considered a violation of ethics and is subject to review by the Ethics Council and by the governing authorities of each level or collegial body.
Violations of ethical rules are considered all actions performed by academic staff, administrative staff, teaching-scientific support staff and students that violate the personality of others, academic ethics, rules and ethical and moral norms of the institution and society, according to the Code of Ethics which is approved by the Academic Senate.
The Ethics Council is a collegial body which discusses ethical issues of academic life and submits proposals to the Rector on these issues.
The governing bodies and authorities of the College are obliged to make available to the Ethics Council all the documentation and information required for the review of relevant complaints. The Ethics Council, after considering the matter in question, makes proposals to the relevant managing authority, or directly to the rector when the request is made by him, to decide on disciplinary measures.
Board of Directors
The Board of Administration is the highest collegial administrative body, which guarantees the fulfillment of the mission of the institution of higher education, its financial and administrative well-being. Its composition, functions and competencies are defined in the Statute of this college.
CHAPTER IV STAFF AND EMPLOYMENT
The staff of the College consists of:
- The academic staff consists of professors, assistant professors and lecturers. Criteria for division into categories and levels are defined in Law No. 80/2015, “On Higher Education and Scientific Research in Higher Education Institutions in the Republic of Albania”
- Teaching-scientific support staff consisting of laboratory technicians with higher education, laboratory technicians with secondary education.
- Administrative staff, part of which are all employees of the administration and who perform duties that serve in the realization of the mission of higher education at the College.
Employment in the College is done in support of the Labor Code, Law no. 80/2015, “On Higher Education and Scientific Research in Higher Education Institutions in the Republic of Albania”, relevant bylaws and the Statute of the college.
Candidates for employment according to the levels defined in Article 27 of this regulation, must first meet the following basic requirements:
- Possess the necessary professional skills for the job for which they are competing.
- Have the ability to work in groups and professionally communicate with colleagues and students.
- Not to have been convicted by a final decision of the Court for committing a crime.
- Not to have been disciplined from college.
Selection and appointment of full-time academic staff, teaching-scientific and administrative assistants
The competition procedure for the selection and appointment of full-time academic staff, scientific teaching and administrative assistants is carried out as follows:
- The basic and main units forward to the Rectorate their requests for full-time academic staff and teaching-scientific assistants with the relevant criteria. The Administrator of the University College forwards the requests for administrative staff with the relevant criteria.
- After evaluating the requirements in reference to the needs of teaching, research and administration or other sectors, the vacancies are published. The notice contains the position, job description, general and specific requirements, the list of documents that must be submitted by the candidates, the deadline within which the applications for the vacancy will be made, the place of submission of documentation and the manner of its submission (with mail or electronic).
- Following the announcement, the Rector orders the establishment of ad-hoc commissions for the selection of academic staff and academic assistants.
- Upon notification, the college administrator orders the establishment of ad hoc commissions for the selection of administrative staff.
- After the application deadline, the head of the human resources department receives all the candidate files and forwards the list of candidates to the evaluation commissions.
- The ad-hoc commissions start the procedure of evaluating the files of the candidates according to the respective instruction. In a special overview are presented the results of the competition of all candidates according to the points earned and forward it to the respective holder.
- All candidates are notified by the human resources department of the date and time of the employment interview.
- The Human Resources Department announces the winning candidates.
Rights and duties of academic staff
Except as defined in Law no. 80/2015, “On Higher Education and Scientific Research in Higher Education Institutions in the Republic of Albania”, the Statute of the College and in individual employment contracts, the academic staff also has the following rights:
- 1. To use all the opportunities offered by the College, the faculty and the department, respecting the established rules.
- To demand that all obligations imposed during the learning process be respected and implemented.
- Require from students and colleagues ethical and moral spirit in accordance with applicable law.
Academic staff also has the following duties:
- To compile according to the deadlines set by the dean, the teaching program and the syllabus of the subject / module, which is made known to the students, and a copy of it must be submitted to the department.
- Use the lesson effectively by adhering to the lesson schedule.
- To systematically follow the development and achievements of science according to the relevant profile in the national and international plan and to reflect it in the teaching process.
- To compile in a timely manner the exam theses, which must be reformulated, updated and comprehensive every year.
- To submit, according to the set deadlines, the results of the students’ evaluation in the teaching secretariat.
- To deposit in the department the completed exam tests, which are stored until the next exam season.
- Implement the instructions in force during the implementation of the curriculum.
- To respect throughout its activity the principles of civic ethics, the Code of Ethics of the College, displaying a figure compatible with the activity that takes place in the college.
- Respect responsibly the correct teaching and official schedule and work discipline;
- To maintain professional secrecy, not to provide information regarding the task performed without being authorized by the managing authority.
- To responsibly provide information on the implementation of the teaching process, scientific research, contribution to the institution and other aspects of work, whenever required by the managing authorities of the department, faculty and the College.
- Before the beginning of each semester, the full-time academic staff receives approval from the head of the department, from the dean of the main unit and from the rector, for the part-time teaching activity that can be performed in other institutions of higher education.
- Implement the orders and instructions of the governing authorities of each level, given in writing or orally.
- Realize the rate of teaching load and overload in case of need.
The rights and duties of teaching-scientific support staff
Except as defined in Law no. 80/2015, “On Higher Education and Scientific Research in Higher Education Institutions in the Republic of Albania”, the Statute of the College and in individual employment contracts, teaching support staff has the following rights:
- To use all the opportunities offered by the institution, respecting all established rules;
- To demand that all the obligations that are imposed during the realization of the task assigned in the teaching process be respected and implemented;
- Require from colleagues and students such an ethical and moral spirit, to be in accordance with applicable law;
Teaching support staff also has the following obligations:
- To respect throughout its activity the principles of civic ethics, the Code of Ethics of the College, displaying a figure compatible with the activity that takes place in it;
- To perform responsibly the task assigned to put into service the professional and intellectual skills;
- To use the lesson effectively by adhering to the lesson schedule;
- To respect responsibly the discipline at work;
- Maintain the material base in charge;
- Implement the instructions that arise as a necessity during the implementation of the curriculum;
- In addition to the main tasks defined in the relevant regulations, to perform other tasks in implementation of laws and regulations in force, or other instructions of the relevant managing authority;
- Implement any special order of the relevant managing authority, for special situations, emergencies or important events in the institution.
Rights and duties of administrative staff
Except as defined in Law no. 80/2015, “On Higher Education and Scientific Research in Higher Education Institutions in the Republic of Albania” in the Statute of the College and in individual employment contracts, the administrative staff has the following rights:
- To use all the opportunities offered by the institution, respecting all established rules;
- To demand that all long-standing obligations be respected and enforced
accomplishment of the assigned task;
- Require from colleagues such an ethical and moral spirit, to be in accordance with applicable law;
Administrative staff also has the following obligations:
- To respect throughout its activity the principles of civic ethics, the Code of Ethics of the College by displaying a figure compatible with the activity that takes place in the institution;
- To perform responsibly the task assigned to put into service the professional and intellectual skills;
- To respect responsibly the discipline at work;
- Maintain the material base in charge;
- Implement the instructions that arise as a necessity during the performance of the assigned task;
- In addition to the main tasks defined in the relevant regulations, to perform other tasks in compliance with applicable laws and regulations or orders of the relevant director;
- Implement any special order of the relevant director, for special situations, emergencies or important events in the institution.
Disciplinary measures are given in accordance with the procedures set out in the Labor Code, Law no. 80/2015, “On Higher Education and Scientific Research in Higher Education Institutions in the Republic of Albania”, Statute of the College.
The governing authorities of the College take disciplinary measures in cases of violations of the Statute, the Regulation, non-fulfillment of duties provided in the employment contract, non-compliance with the orders of the head given orally or in writing, breaches of work discipline, violations of rules and academic standards, violations of the rules of ethics of academic and institutional life defined in the Code of Ethics and violations of the Labor Code provided for in this and Law no. 80/2015, “On Higher Education and Scientific Research in Higher Education Institutions in the Republic of Albania”
The types of disciplinary measures taken by the governing authorities of the university in case of violation of the above provision are:
- Written remarks;
- Reminder with warning for dismissal;
- Dismissal from job.
The disciplinary measures “Written reprimand” and “Reprimand with warning for dismissal are canceled within six months, if the employee against whom it was taken does not commit another violation. After the payment of the measure, the employee is considered without disciplinary measure.
ORGANIZATION OF UNIVERSITY STUDIES
College study programs are organized in successive study cycles and end with obtaining the relevant diplomas or certificates. The College offers accredited study programs, organized in modules and assessed in credits, according to the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS).
The average amount of credits accumulated during a year by a full-time student is 60 credits. A university degree credit correspond
25 working hours of the student in the auditorium and outside the auditorium.
The College publicly announces the accredited study programs it offers, prior to the start of applications for admission to them.
Cycles and titles of university studies
College study programs are organized in two consecutive study cycles, respectively:
- first cycle,
- second cycle.
Undergraduate study programs:
- Undergraduate study programs aim to provide basic knowledge on general scientific methods and principles and specific skills in a variety of professions and specialties.
- The first cycle study programs are realized with 180 credits (ECTS, further credits) and their normal duration is 3 academic years.
- At the end of the study programs of the first cycle, a “Bachelor” university degree is issued in the field of completed education.
Second cycle integrated programs:
- Integrated second cycle study programs aim to provide basic and in-depth knowledge on general and specific scientific methods and principles in a given field.
- Integrated second cycle study programs are realized with not less than 300 credits and their normal duration is not less than 5 academic years.
- At the end of the integrated study programs of the second cycle is issued a university degree “Master of Science” in the field of education.
Second cycle study programs:
- “Master of Science” study programs are realized with 120 credits, which include 30 – 40 credits for the research project and thesis and their normal duration is 2 academic years. At the end of the second cycle study programs is issued a university degree “Master of Science” “in the field of education completed.
- The “Professional Master” study programs offer genuine professional education and training and are realized with 60 or 120 credits and their normal duration is respectively 1 and two academic years. At the end of these study programs is issued a university degree “Professional Master” in the field of education and vocational training.
Admission of students
Admission of new candidates to pursue first and second cycle integrated and second cycle studies at the College is done in accordance with the admission and selection criteria, approved by the Academic Senate.
Duration of studies
The term of studies for each cycle of studies is defined in Law no
80/2015, “On Higher Education and Scientific Research in Higher Education Institutions in the Republic of Albania” and bylaws issued in its implementation.
The student can complete the full-time studies and defend the diploma, within the regular term of studies or beyond the limit provided by this term, but in the full-time study system this term can not be more than double the regular term.
Attending a second study program
Persons who have completed a study program are eligible to pursue a second study program. In this case, as a rule, the candidates who have the highest average are selected. Specific criteria for admission to a second study program are set out in faculty regulations.
Interruption of studies
The student can terminate his studies at any time of the year only for the following cases:
- When ill for long periods, documented by forensic commission report;
- In cases of family disasters and in difficult economic conditions, these are documented by the relevant local government offices;
- In cases when the student pursues studies and qualifications in other domestic or foreign institutions of higher education, except for specific cases provided in this regulation.
Termination of studies in three years for students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs and up to five years for students enrolled in integrated program, is done with the approval of the Rector and Administrator. Interruption of studies begins from the moment of approval of the permit. In contrast, the student bears responsibility for the consequences.
Any unjustified interruption is equivalent to not appearing in the teaching process and the year is considered a year of repetition.
The return of the student, after the justified interruption of studies is done at the beginning of each semester, but not later than one month from these deadlines.
Disconnecting the student from the program
The student who breaks away in the framework of international projects and programs in which the College has an agreement, is released from the attendance obligations provided by this provision. He is recognized for the exams given to the other institution for similar subjects. The student is obliged to pay the obligations for other subjects of the respective year.
Resumption of studies
The student who has interrupted his studies, is recognized all the obligations paid in the year he has separated. He is subject to the obligations of the curriculum he finds after resuming his studies.
To ensure that knowledge is not outdated and updated by students who have temporarily suspended their studies, they are subject to control for their periodic verification and evaluation. The modalities of this control are defined in the internal regulations of the faculties.
Students whose studies have been extended for more than three years and for five years according to the provisions of Article 42, beyond the normal time of obtaining a diploma, for a certain study program, before giving the diploma thesis, the credits earned are checked. The modalities of this control are defined in the internal regulations of the faculties.
Academic year and teaching organization
Studies at the College are conducted on the basis of the academic year. The Minister responsible for education announces the start date of the academic year. The academic calendar, academic structure, teaching schedule, are announced by the rector, no later than one month after the start date of the academic year.
The academic year is organized in two semesters. Each semester has 15 weeks. Every week there is
20-25 teaching hours lectures, seminars, laboratories, clinical or professional practice.
Structure of Study Programs
The structure of the study programs contains the following elements:
- Formative objectives and professional competencies of the study program
- Categories and formative activities that characterize a study program
- Formative activities and teaching components of the study program
- Curriculum with credits (ECTS) and teaching load in the auditorium and outside the auditorium, according to each training activity;
- Syllabuses of subject courses / modules;
- Knowledge control and assessment instruments;
- Admission quotas and study groups;
- Diploma and its Supplement.
The forms of teaching in the auditorium are: lectures, seminars, exercises, laboratories, course assignments / projects, teaching / clinical practice, etc., according to the specifics of the study program.
Study program formative activities
Formative activities are grouped in the following categories:
- a. basic subjects of the study program that define the general formation, methodological preparation and general culture;
- b. characteristic subjects that are related to the features of the study program and give a specific formation according to its characteristics;
- c. interdisciplinary subjects and / or integrating in one or more groups of similar disciplines and / or integrating with the characteristic disciplines, program profiles;
- group of elective courses;
- e. Supplementary courses focused on the acquisition of foreign language skills, computer and telematics skills, communication and presentation skills, skills that facilitate entry into the labor market and professional practices developed by public and private entities under joint agreements signed for this purpose;
- f. concluding obligations related to the preparation of the diploma thesis or the final exam.
Curricula for each study program are drafted by the departments, approved by the Dean and finally approved by the Academic Senate.
At the beginning of each academic year, the departments review / improve or reconfirm the curricula of the study programs, which are approved by the relevant body / authority.
Recommended textbooks for the theoretical part and mandatory for seminars, exercises and laboratory work are approved by the department, upon the proposal of course titles. These become known to students at the beginning of the academic year.
The teaching schedule is announced before the beginning of the semester. Each faculty has a separate schedule. The schedule is detailed and determines the auditor, the time and days of the teaching development, the teaching pedagogues, and may change at any time by the dean or head of the department, as defined in the regulations.
The Dean must notify the Rector of the changes, who further approves them
The schedule must be fully respected by all students and the university teacher. The teaching schedule is built on the basis of the harmonization of the elements of the lesson and the rational distribution of the student workload.
Dividing students into learning groups
The number of students according to the teaching groups for lectures, seminars, laboratories, internships is done in accordance with the relevant instruction of the ministry responsible for education. The groups are organized after the student registration is completed. Upon completion of the registration process, the lists of students divided into classes of lectures, seminars or any other form are kept by the teaching secretaries of the respective Faculties.
Attending classes and being required to take the exam
Attendance of lectures:As a rule it is optional. In accordance with its specifics, each faculty in its internal regulations, can define courses, the attendance of which can be mandatory up to 75%.
Attendance of seminars: It is mandatory at the rate of 75%. When the student has participated in 50 – 75% he has no right to enter the next exam but passes to the autumn season. When the student has participated in less than 50% of them, he repeats the course in the next year.
Attendance of laboratory work, course assignments, practical training: It is 100% mandatory. When the student has not attended up to 25% of the laboratory work of each course, he / she pays them in the last two weeks of the following year, or semester when the course is semester. If he has attended less than
75% of them, repays them in the following year.
Course projects: are required to be paid in the amount of 100%, otherwise the student does not enter the course exam.
The teaching secretaries, in cooperation with the lecturer of the course, record the answer for the administration of the information on the attendance of the students for each course.
Learning process documentation
The College keeps the following records in written form:
- a) the basic student register;
- b) the register of academic achievements;
- c) the register of issuance of diplomas and certificates
- The basic student register is the document that certifies the registration of students in the College. This register:
- indicates that each student is provided with a unique registration number, which he / she holds until receiving his / her diploma or certificate;
- b. is deposited in the state archives, according to the legal framework in force, while the copy unified with the original is kept for the entire period of existence of the University College “REALD” or the continuation of this institution with a changed name, without the right to issue extracts from the register from the day of its submission to the archive.
- c. is also completed electronically
- The register of academic achievements is the document that certifies the results achieved by each student enrolled in the University College “REALD”, according to the study programs. Register of academic achievements:
- It is deposited in the state archives, according to the legal framework in force for archives, while the copy unified with the original is kept for the entire period of existence of the institution, without the right to issue extracts from the register from the day of its submission to the Archive.
- b. It is also completed in electronic form
- The register of issuance of diplomas and certificates is the document that certifies their issuance by the University College “REALD”. This register documents the withdrawal of the diploma and the diploma supplement from each student who has successfully completed the academic and other institutional obligations with the College. Register of issuance of diplomas and certificates:
- It is deposited in the state archives, according to the legal framework in force for archives, while the copy unified with the original is kept for the entire period of existence of the University College “REALD” without the right to issue extracts from the register from the day of its submission to the Archive. .
- b. It is also completed in electronic form
The documentation according to point a), b) and c) after their final completion are stored according to the legal framework in force for the archives. While the unified copy with the original is stored in the archive of the College, in accordance with the legislation in force and the Regulation of the College without the right to issue extracts from the register from the day of its submission to the Archive. In case of closure of the activity of the College, its registers, and any other document, are deposited in the state archives, according to the legal framework for archives.
The structure of the teaching secretariat and that of the information system are the structures responsible for the management of documentation in hard copy and electronic. These structures operate through regulations of operation and specific organization of work with data, documentation in two formats, security measures and storage, etc.
- The college stores students’ personal data, according to the legal framework in force for the protection of personal data.
- The processes of storage and processing of student data by the College and its constituent structures will be carried out based on the principle of confidentiality and in accordance with the requirements of legislation on personal data protection.
TRANSFERS, EQUIVALENCE AND CHANGE OF STUDY FORM
The college offers opportunities for transfers of students in intermediate years between programs of the same cycle, within the institution or various institutions of higher education, as well as for transfers from previous programs to undergraduate study programs. These transfers are made at the request of the student in accordance with approved procedures, quotas and criteria. All transfers are approved by the rector.
For the transfer procedures, with the decision of the Rectorate, the relevant commission is set up at the College level. The composition of the commission is changed by the decision of the rector. In each department, by order of the dean, equivalence and evaluation commissions are set up, which are approved by him.
All types of transfers are made on the basis of student request by filling out a standard form. This form is published on the official website of the College together with the necessary information. Applications for transfers are accepted and administered by the Teaching Secretariat throughout the academic year, until September 10 of each year, unless otherwise provided by other bylaws.
Transfer për in other institutions
The requests of the College students, who want to be transferred to other universities of the country, are handled by the deans of the respective faculties and the teaching secretaries. After verifying the settlement of obligations by the applicant, the College provides him with the relevant documentation.
The student deregistered for transfer effect, loses the status of College student, and is forwarded for implementation to the Teaching Secretariat and the IT office to perform all further procedural actions.
Transfer from other institutions of higher education
The secretariat forwards the requests and documentation of the students who want to transfer to the University College “REALD” to the respective faculties. The equivalence and evaluation commission, set up at each department, on the basis of the documentation sent by the respective university, determines the obligations that the student will have, if he is accepted in that branch, according to the curriculum in force and the recognition of equivalence courses.
The equivalence and evaluation commission, within 3 days, submits to the dean of the faculty a list of proposed students who meet the transfer criteria. The Dean forwards this list to the Secretariat and to the Rector for information.
The decision to admit students proposed for transfer is approved by
Rector in accordance with approved quotas and criteria.
Students who have completed part of their studies in foreign institutions of higher education, can be transferred to the University College “REALD”, based on their application and the documentation they submit. Once the verification of the accuracy of the documentation is done, the equivalence and evaluation commission determines the obligations if the student is accepted. Further procedures are the same as in the case of students seeking transfer from universities within the country.
The transfer decision is forwarded to the rectory, the teaching secretary and the office
IT to perform all further procedural actions.
Student transfers within the institution itself can only be made for approximate study programs. For these transfers the same procedure is followed as in the case of students requesting transfer from universities within the country, in accordance with the approved quotas and criteria.
The degree of mastery of the curriculum is assessed with the system of ten grades 1 to 10. The lowest passing grade is grade 5 (five). A grade of 4 (four) is placed in the minutes of the final assessment for the non-passing (remaining) student. In all forms of knowledge control the point evaluation system is used, the result of which is necessarily returned to the grade.
Examination and assessment rules
The knowledge test of a subject (exam) is determined by the head of the subject and can be done, in writing, orally or combined in writing and orally, based on the curriculum.
In the College, the control of knowledge in the first cycle of studies is realized throughout the semester through a partial exam, a final exam that is all-inclusive as well as other forms of assessment if they are provided in the syllabus of the course.
In the second cycle of studies, knowledge control is realized through a single exam. The final exam schedule must be announced before the end of the semester.
Rules or specifics of exams, the weight (percentage) of each exam or task in the final assessment, literature, topics or parts of the course program for each exam, day or week of the exam, references for conversion of points into grades, etc., are defined in the syllabus of the course, designed by the lecturer and made known to the students attending that course.
Courses / disciplines are generally semester. If the student does not qualify, ie there is a note of absence (m) in the final minutes of the course, he has the right and obligation to attend it again, in the following semesters when the course is offered. If the course will no longer be offered for various reasons (eg possible changes in curricula), the student has the right to attend the relevant replacement course. Thus, in addition to the courses defined in the semester plans, the student has the right to attend at the same time other courses where there are remnants from previous semesters, but respecting the rules of the number of credits registered in one semester and the general rules of registration.
Exam theses in all controls are drafted by the head of the course. Compromising the exam thesis is the direct responsibility of the lecturer.
After the completion of any exam or other forms of knowledge control, the results become known within 3 days from the day of its development. One day after the announcement of the results, student complaints are accepted and evaluated and minutes are printed, signed by the lecturer and submitted to the teaching secretariat in 2 (two) copies, of which 1 (one) copy remains in the teaching secretariat, 1 (one) copy in the relevant department.
In cases of uncertainty, students have the right to personally watch the exam in the presence of the lecturer of the course, to receive appropriate clarifications. For further clarifications they have the right to write to the head of the department covering the relevant case.
At the end of each exam, the tests and each exam material are submitted to the teaching secretariat. These materials are stored until the end of the next semester exams and then they are disposed of by incineration.
Appeal for the final result
The student has the right to complain about the final result of the exam. The complaint is submitted in writing to the head of the department within 24 hours of being informed of the result of the examination, who makes the necessary verifications and when he finds it impossible to resolve the complaint, immediately notifies the dean.
The Dean, within 24 hours of being informed of the complaint by the head of the department, sets up an ad-hoc commission which verifies the student’s claims. With the approval of the dean, the commission determines the final evaluation of the exam.
Changes in student results are reflected in the new minutes signed by the commission which is attached to the previous minutes and in the SMI.
Undergraduate and graduate students have the right to improve their grades in any subject, no more than two improvements in an academic year. Grade improvements are made only in the autumn exam season, the winter re-examination season and on the dates set by the dean of the faculty before the defense of the diploma, against an approved fee
The student has the right to request the improvement of the grade in a subject not more than once.
Students should be aware that the final repetition grade remains in effect, which will be reflected in the list of grades indicating the student’s academic performance, regardless of whether this is the highest grade or not.
If the grade of the last repetition is 4 (four) the academic rules for settling the obligations do not change.
In the list of grades that accompany the diploma will be reflected only the final passing grades (from 5 to 10).
Students are required to complete a professional internship when it is included in the study program. At the beginning of the academic year, the department communicates to the students the time of completion, the program, the way of its development and repayment.
Professional internships are conducted in institutions according to the student preparation profile and under the direction of the lecturer appointed by the relevant department. The student is obliged to respect the rules of the institution where he conducts this process.
During the professional internship, the academic staff that directs it, exercises constant control and maintains contact with the center where it is conducted. At the end of the professional internship, the student prepares a report on the work done which is evaluated by the lecturer who directs the internship after receiving the opinion of the center where it was performed. The evaluation is done with a grade.
STUDENT EXAMS AND GRADUATION
Criteria for passing to the following year
The student passes from the first year to the second year, when he has secured at least 30 first year credits.
The student passes from the second year to the third year, when he has secured at least 60 credits from the first and second year
The student goes from the third year to the fourth year, when he has secured at least 110 credits from the first, second and third year
The student goes from the fourth year to the fifth year, when he has secured at least 150 credits from the first, second, third and fourth year.
The final year student who at the end of the year exams results in 30 outstanding credits, has the right to liquidate them in a certain period by the dean, before the graduation season.
The student who fulfills these obligations is allowed to enter the defense of the diploma. Otherwise, they have the right to repay them in the autumn re-examination season.
The student is allowed to enter the defense of the diploma, after gaining all the credits provided in the curriculum.
Exams and re-examinations
The student is eligible to take the exam in three regular seasons: summer, fall and winter. In special cases, at the request of the Student Council, two more seasons may be opened (October and April), for which they are subject to fees for the extra service provided, which is determined by decision of the Board of Directors.
The status of students who take the October season exams is determined at the end of this season.
The student assessed repeater in the regular exam seasons is entitled to:
To be retested in the autumn season up to half of the annual credits (30 credits) including both the following year’s courses and those carried over from previous years.
To appear in the exam in the following year, up to twice for the exams passed. Once in one of the exam seasons according to the affiliation of the subject it carries (respective semester) and the second time is allowed only in the re-examination season.
Defense of the diploma thesis
At the end of the study program, students have the right to graduate. Graduation requirements are presented in the curricula of each study program. The teaching secretary is obliged to forward in a special letter to the head of the department and the dean of the faculty the list of students who have fulfilled the obligations of a study program and any other financial obligation who have the right to take the formation exam or defend the thesis of diploma. The teaching secretary is responsible for the accuracy of the data.
The head of the department, after receiving the list of students, sets up an ad hoc commission, which verifies whether these students have fulfilled the obligations of the study program. After the verification, the list of students who have the right to defend the diploma thesis, or the formation exam signed by the members of the commission, is forwarded to the head of the department.
At the end of the first cycle study program, in order to obtain a diploma, the preparation of a diploma thesis or independent work is foreseen. In order to obtain the diplomas of the second cycle of studies, it is foreseen to prepare a diploma thesis, elaborated creatively and independently by the student. Directors of diploma topics are proposed by the department according to the criteria set out in the bylaws and approved by the Rector.
The defense of the diploma becomes open. The defense procedure includes a presentation of the thesis summary, questions and answers. In the end, the jury, based on the evaluation of the leader and the work of the student, makes the evaluation with a grade. The jury and its chairman are approved by the dean of the faculty on the proposal of the head of the department and consists of 5 (five) people. The settlement of the obligations of the study program and any other financial and material obligations towards the College, is a precondition for carrying out the defense of the diploma thesis.
The head of the department forwards the list of graduated students to the dean of the faculty. The Dean sent a letter to the Rectorate through a letter to enable the graduate to be provided with the diploma card.
Equipping with a diploma
Students who have fulfilled the obligations of a study program and any other financial and material obligations towards the university are provided with a diploma which is an official document. The first and second cycle diplomas are accompanied by the supplement.
The Diploma Supplement is drafted in accordance with the requirements of the European Higher Education Area. It describes in particular, the nature, level, content, results of studies that have been conducted and successfully completed by the diploma holder.
The diploma is signed by the dean of the respective faculty and the Rector. The signature of the Rector is accompanied by the seal of the College.
Withdrawal of diploma
Withdrawal of the diploma is done personally by the graduate, against the signature and is recorded in the relevant register. If the presence of the graduate is objectively impossible, the withdrawal of the diploma can be done by one of the family members, equipped with a special power of attorney which is attached to the register of withdrawal of diplomas, presenting an identification document.
If the diploma is not completed properly, the interested party should not withdraw it and request the provision of a regular diploma.
If the interested party withdraws the irregular diploma, in case the original is lost or damaged by becoming unusable, the College does not issue a duplicate. Only the list of grades obtained and a photo certificate which is equivalent to a diploma, after being signed by the rector, dean and head of the registration office, is allowed. Their signatures are certified with the seal of the College.
The irregularly completed diploma is destroyed by a commission consisting of three members appointed by order of the dean with the drafting of the relevant minutes, which is deposited in the registration office, before the interested party is provided with a certificate equivalent to the diploma .
If a citizen graduated from the University College “REALD” results in two graduation documents, the original diploma and a certificate with photographs equivalent to the diploma, the document issued at a later date will be considered valid.
In the College, the delivery of diplomas is done with general ceremonies for all faculties at the university level and the delivery of diplomas is done personally by the Rector, in the presence of representatives of the Academic Senate, Board of Administration, internal and external academic staff, administrative staff and students .
STATUS, STUDENT RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS
Obtaining student status
Student status is gained upon enrollment in the College. The rights and obligations of students are determined based on Law no. 80/2015, “On Higher Education and Scientific Research in Higher Education Institutions in the Republic of Albania”, in the Statute of this College and in this Regulation.
Termination and revocation of status
Student status ends with obtaining the relevant diploma or certificate, as well as in various cases of its deregistration, in the following cases:
- By order of the dean based on the student’s request for deregistration in the form of a statement drawn up before a notary public;
- By order of the dean when it is proven that they have lacked or lost the conditions and criteria for the right to study;
- When sentenced to imprisonment for a serious crime, intentional or recurring;
- When I drop out of studies without a reason and without following the procedures for termination of studies;
- By order of the Dean, for serious or repeated violations of this Regulation or other regulations.
The student has the right:
- Attend lectures, seminars and all other learning activities, organized in accordance with his status.
- To use the equipment, material base and laboratory of the College according to the relevant rules, to realize the curriculum and the programmed work in its scientific activity, library and sports and cultural facilities of the University College.
- To elect and be elected in the governing bodies, in accordance with Law no. 80/2015, “On Higher Education and Scientific Research in Higher Education Institutions in the Republic of Albania”, and the Statute of the College.
- To be organized in various non-political associations in accordance with the relevant laws and bylaws.
- To receive scholarships inside or outside the country when it meets the conditions set by the decision of the Council of Ministers, the Senate and in inter-state or inter-university agreements.
- To express his opinion on the quality of teaching and the work of the academic staff of the university
- To complain about the violation of the rules and academic standards by the professors, the non-realization of the teaching process, the rules of the exam and its undeserved evaluation.
- Complain of violations of academic ethics, conflict of interest and any other case that violates the integrity of the student.
The student is obliged to:
- To know in detail the statute, the regulation of the College and any other regulations and obligations that arise for it and to be aware of their implementation; in contrast, the College bears no responsibility for the consequences that may result from their non-recognition;
- Recognize all the general requirements of the College as well as the specific requirements of the program in the field of their choice. Students are responsible for responding to all relevant requests and regulations based on the degrees they are aiming for;
- Implement all rules deriving from the Statute of the College and this regulation;
- Respect the College Code of Ethics.
- To pay the obligations defined in the study program, as well as any other financial and material obligations to the College provided in the contract;
- Be held accountable for violations of the College rules by him; the material damages he may have done are compensated to the calculated extent.
Student councils are independent college student organizations that do not engage in political or economic activities. These councils promote student participation and coordinate their representation on university governing bodies, teaching-research structures and services.
Student councils are organized at the faculty level (faculty student council), at the College level (College Student Council).
Student councils can not be organized with other political and non-political structures, outside the relevant institutions of higher education.
The modalities and procedures for their creation, organization and functioning are defined in their statute and regulation, in accordance with Law no. 80/2015, “On Higher Education and Scientific Research in Higher Education Institutions in the Republic of Albania”, in the Statute of this College, and in all other legislation in force and in this Regulation.
Student councils express opinions and proposals on all issues of general interest to the university such as study plans and programs, regulations for teaching activities, the right to study, quality of services, development of various cultural, artistic, sports activities etc.
Students carry out extracurricular activities of a cultural, scientific, sports and recreational nature, in places, times and content that are permissible.
Such activities by the students of a faculty on the premises of the faculty can be performed only with the permission of the relevant governing authority, while at the University College level with the permission of the Rector.
Disciplinary measures for students
Violation of the rules of the College are considered all actions committed by the student that violate the personality of the academic staff, any other employee of the College and any student, ethical and moral norms of society such as copying in exams, falsification of various documents, insults , swearing, acts of robbery, theft, etc., when these actions do not carry elements of a criminal offense. The following disciplinary measures are taken against the student who performs these actions:
- written remarks;
- notice of suspension or expulsion from the College;
- suspension from university for one semester or one year;
- permanent expulsion from the College.
The decision on “Written Remarks”, “Warning for suspension or expulsion from the College” and “Suspension from the College for one semester or one year” is taken by the relevant dean’s office. In special cases provided in the Code of Ethics these decisions can be taken by the Rectorate.
The decision for “Permanent expulsion from the College” is taken by the Rectorate of the College on the basis of the proposal of the relevant dean.
The disciplinary measure is taken after the necessary verifications are made for the violation and the procedures are followed in accordance with the statute, this regulation and the Code of Ethics.
ACADEMIC RULES AND PROCEDURES
Registration rules and organization of courses
Students of each first, second cycle study program are registered online through the Information Management System (IMS) in the courses offered according to the approved curriculum. Registration closes at the end of the second week of the first semester or second semester.
Each course or internship has its own code consisting of three letters indicating the discipline or field of study, and a three-digit number indicating for which year the students were designed these courses. Courses numbered 100 – 199 are introductory university courses and belong to the subjects of study programs that are planned for first year students. Courses with numbers 200 – 299 are designed for second year students, while courses with numbers 300 – 399 are designed for students who are in the last year of graduation of the first cycle. Numbered codes
400 – 499 belong to the subjects of the second cycle study programs as well as the subjects of the year of the four study programs, of the system with integrated diplomas, while the codes with number 500 – 599 belong to the subjects of the fifth year study programs , to system study programs with integrated degrees.
Second cycle students enroll in courses offered in that season according to the approved curriculum, in which it has never been enrolled before. When the studies last beyond their normal time, the right to complete the possible registration credits in one semester is given only for the courses that he has not attended which in the minutes of the exam, have the mark (M) and are offered in that season according to the curriculum.
The University College reserves the right to cancel a course in which there are insufficient enrollments while guaranteeing at the same time that every student with the options that will be offered will have the opportunity to graduate within three years.
Codes of new subjects and changes of existing codes are approved by the rector, based on the proposals of the department.
Attending courses outside the study program
Any student in the College can enroll in courses that are not part of the study program he / she attends, only with the written permission of the dean of the respective faculty respecting the general rules of enrollment.
Withdrawal of students from the course
If students decide to withdraw from a course, they may withdraw without academic penalty until the third week for first and second semester courses.
Listening to courses
A formal listening option is available to students who wish to attend a non-graduate course. With written permission from the course lecturer, without enrolling students can attend to listen to a course during a semester.
Repetition of courses
The student is obliged to repeat a course if he has not attended it. The student can repeat the course according to the general rule of registration in article 77 of this regulation.
Rules of academic conduct
All members of the academic community at the College should practice and maintain standards of academic integrity and honesty. Academic integrity means presenting yourself and your work honestly.
Academic dishonesty is called the cases when it is ascertained:
- Fraud in exams. This includes using materials such as books and / or notes when not authorized by the instructor, copying from someone else’s test or assignment, helping someone else copy the work, replacing someone else’s work with work. stealing copies of exams, or other forms of misconduct during exams.
- Plagiarism of the work of others. Plagiarism means using someone else’s work or ideas as one’s own.
- Fraud in laboratory reports by falsifying data or submitting data unfounded in the student’s own work is a violation.
- Forgery of documents or misinformation of a person’s credentials is a violation.
Lecturers must adhere to the following standards in the context of academic conduct:
- Inform and instruct students on the procedures and standards of research work, as well as on the documentation required to perform assignments in a particular course or in the context of a particular discipline.
- Take concrete steps to detect and prevent fraud.
- Report academic conduct suspected of dishonesty to the Dean for further consideration by the Academic Office.
- To present evidence of plagiarism, fraud in exams or laboratory reports, forgery of documents or other forms of dishonest academic behavior at the Academic Office.
Students must adhere to the following standards in the context of academic conduct:
- Be aware of honest schooling practices and standards.
- Follow the instructions of the lecturers regarding the exams and the assignments in order to avoid a bad performance of the work.
- Be sure that specific rules regarding the documentation of course assignments, examination procedures, use of information and software, etc., are clearly understood.
Responsibility tof other academic staff
The responsibilities of the lecturer include, but are not limited to, the following:
- The instructor must conduct the teaching hours and examinations at the officially designated time and place.
- Each lecturer should be available in his / her office in consultation with the students for a reasonable number of hours each week and should make these classes known.
- The instructor should make known at the beginning of each course the objectives and nature of the course, the dates of important events (eg tests, course assignments), assessment methods and systems, attendance of classes, exams, assignments and activation at the Class.
- The lecturer must ensure that the content of the course he / she teaches is consistent with the course description in the College Program.
- The lecturer must respect the regulation of the University College regarding the rights of students.
- The lecturer must attend the meetings required by the academic unit procedures in relation to student complaints.
- Educators should not use the auditorium with students for activities not related to teaching and should not convey personal messages to colleagues and governing authorities.
Other student responsibilities
Student responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
- The student must know and implement the pedagogue’s policies regarding attendance, testing, course assignments, and classroom activation.
- The student should direct academic complaints regarding a lesson to the aforementioned channels.
- At the request of his lecturer, the student should consult with the lecturer at a time convenient to both parties.
- The student must attend the meetings required by the academic unit procedures regarding complaints.
The academic counseling offered by the College aims to guide and assist students on the opportunities presented, evaluating possible alternatives, as well as weighing the consequences of certain decisions.
The academic advisors of the faculty are the academic staff of each department. For assistance in understanding the requirements of the University College and the study program students should consult with the academic advisors of the faculty. While students receive assistance during initial guidance counseling, they should be encouraged to seek individual help as early as possible in their programs, and from that point on, to go and meet regularly with their academic advisors.
Academic advisors can help students formulate their study plan, as well as verify that all course obligations are paid on time or guide them to solve any other academic problems.
Evaluation and Survey
Continuous evaluation and improvement of the quality of its teaching and services is a periodic process, which is carried out at the institutional and program level every two years.
The Internal Quality Assurance Unit (IQAU) is the structure responsible for quality assessment at the College.
The quality assessment process and organization of the IUBC is regulated according to the specific regulation of this unit. For the internal evaluation process, the NJSBC conducts surveys (with forms and interviews) with different focus groups of the college, each year.
At the end of each periodic evaluation or not, the IQAU, based on the analysis, drafts the action plan by clearly defining the deadlines and structures responsible for the implementation of the measures resulting from the evaluations. These reports, analyzes and action plans are forwarded to the Rectorate and the Board of Directors.
In the College, the protection of personal data and confidentiality are done in accordance with the specific legislation in force.
Use and processing of personal data
Personal data of academic, administrative staff and students should:
- To be used only for specific, clearly defined, legitimate purposes and the processing to be done in accordance with these purposes;
- Be sufficient, relate to the purpose of the processing and not exceed that purpose;
- Factually correct and, where necessary, update and perform any action to ensure that inaccurate and irregular data is deleted or altered;
- To be kept in such a way as to allow the identification of data subjects for the time being, but not more than is necessary for the purpose for which they were collected or further processed
- Persons who have access to manual data and those in the computer system must take appropriate security measures against unauthorized access, against the discovery or destruction of data, as well as for their accidental loss.
- Exceptional cases when data processing can be done without the consent of the person are, but with the approval of the holder:
- a) When university staff needs information for teaching, b) administrative actions, or evaluation purposes, etc.
- c) When the court, the police and the prosecution deal with the prevention of crime or the functioning and implementation of the law.
- d) For hospital emergencies
- Controllers, processors and persons, who are made aware of the processed data, in the exercise of their functions, are obliged to maintain confidentiality and reliability even after the end of the function. This data is not disseminated, except in cases provided by law.
- In all cases, this means that they should not disclose any unauthorized personal data that they see or learn on the job. The obligation to maintain confidentiality lasts indefinitely. The obligation does not end when the persons no longer exercise their functions. Violation of the obligation of confidentiality constitutes a criminal offense provided by the Criminal Code (Article 123).
- The international transfer of personal data is carried out, by consignee, by countries with a sufficient level of personal data protection.
For special academic aspects, academic assistants of administrative character, the Academic Senate approves special regulations.
The regulations of the faculties and their other acts, according to the respective specificity, must be harmonized with the provisions of this Regulation, within two months from its entry into force.
This regulation repeals the previous regulation and extends the effects with the approval by the Academic Senate of the University College “REALD”.
Interpretation of the regulation and entry into force
The right to interpret this Regulation belongs to the Rectorate of the College. Amendments to the regulations enter into force immediately after the decision of the Academic Senate.