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Article 50. Statutes of the Complutense University of Madrid


1. Functions of the Governing Council:

1) Approve the Budget project and the University’s multi-annual programming and pass them on to the Social Council for definitive approval.

2) Approve the UCM Governing Regulation, the Economic and Financial Management Regulation and the Ceremonies and Honours Regulation.

3) Exercise the regulatory power of the University, unless expressly provided otherwise, in favour of other collegiate bodies.

4) Adopt agreements regarding proposals formulated by other collegiate bodies.

5) Adopt the urgent measures required for the good operation of the University when extraordinary situations occur.

6) Choose their representatives for the Social Council.

7) Inform and propose the creation, modification and removal of Faculties, University Research Schools and Institutes and Doctoral Schools, as well as Senior Colleges and University Residences.

8) Announce the affiliation and loss of affiliation of University Research Institutes and University teaching centres affiliated to UCM.

9) Propose the creation, modification and removal of the Senior Colleges and University Residences at UCM.

10) Approve the creation, modification and removal of the Departments, Professional Specialisation Schools and other Centres and structures that, in accordance with the current legislation, UCM can create.

11) Approve the study plans and research policies, as well as the co-validation and adaptation conditions of studies, in the terms set out in the Statutes.

12) Establish the application rules and criteria of the selection, promotion and performance systems of the activities at the University by Academic and Research Staff and Administration and Services Staff, the procedures for the designation of the members of the selection bodies and the general eligibility criteria and provision of places, after negotiating with the workers representation bodies, in accordance with current legislation.

13) Agree to the budget amendments not reserved for any other university body.

14) Approve and modify the personnel and the Academic and Research Staff Workplace Relations having heard the Department Councils and the Centre Boards, as well as the Administration and Services Staff Workplace Relations. In both cases, after negotiating with the workers representative bodies, in accordance with the current legislation.

15) Know the appointments and cessations of academic positions.

16) Develop the general evaluation systems of teachers and researchers, in accordance with the current legislation.

17) Approve the guidelines that regulate the verification of student knowledge.

18) Approve, before June of every year, the calendar of the following academic year, which will indicate the school days and academic holidays, paying strict attention to the university and professional traditions.

19) Form the Delegate Commissions it believes are necessary for its best operation.

20) Adopt the decisions relating to the development of infrastructure for teaching, research and management.

21) Establish the political strategy of UCM with regards to new technology and appoint, where applicable, an Advisory Board of Information Technology.

22) Adopt the decisions necessary for the adequate preservation and improvement of the environment around the University.

23) Approve the announcements of tenured Academic and Research Staff, in accordance with the current legislation.

24) Approve the appointment of the commission members charged with resolving the entrance examinations of tenured academic and research staff.

25) Establish education that is conducive to obtaining diplomas and degrees, as well as life-long training.

26) Learn of any challenges put forward against the Rector.

27) Accept donations, inheritances and endowments.

28) Approve the measures for creating, modifying and deleting personal data files.

29) Coordinate the work of different Centres and Departments, unifying criteria and guidelines, especially in exercising regulatory power.

30) Establish access procedures to University documentation and archives, and procedures for information requests from national and regional agencies, or any other competent authority in the field of quality.

31) Regulate in which cases the University may publish the results of different bodies for University quality, in the terms established in the current legislation.

32) Any other functions which may be assigned by the current legislation.

2. They may not delegate, in a decisional manner, any of the functions established in points 1), 2), 3), 6), 7), 8), 9), 10), 11), 12), 14), 16), 17), 19), 23) and 24), which may be delegated for the purpose of studying and creating proposals.