Rovira y Virgili
Escola Tècnica Superior d`Enginyeria
The ETSE's governing body is the School Board which, according to article 61 of the new URV Statute, has the following functions, among others:
Article 5 of the ETSE regulations states that the Board can consist of a maximum of 50 members and that its composition is the following:
Should there not be sufficient candidates among the contracted lecturers who are doctors, the vacant posts can be occupied by candidates who are functionary lecturers and doctors, elected by and from among this group. Should there not be sufficient candidates among the contracted lecturers who are not doctors, the vacant position can be occupied by a functionary lecturer who is not a doctor, elected by and from among this group.
The elected members of the School Board are renewed every four years, except the students who are renewed every two, although elections can be held whenever vacancies need to be covered.
The current Board was constituted on 25th February 2005.
The School Board has agreed to create several committees:
Committee of Credit Transfer and Adaptations. This Committee consists of the School’s four heads of study programmes and their function is to review the applications for credit transfer and adaptation, and make the appropriate recommendations to the director of the School, who shall take the final decision in accordance with article 121 of the Statutes.
The Infrastructure Committee is chaired by the director. It also consists of one head of study programme, the secretary, the heads of the departments affiliated to the School, a member of PAS and three students.
There is also a Library Committee in charge of monitoring the application of the URV's library policy. This committee is governed by article 19 of the Regulation of the URV's Library Service. In accordance with this regulation, it consists of the director or person in whom s/he delegates, the head of the School's library, one lecturer (at least) from each of the departments involved in first- and/or second-cycle teaching who have been appointed by the Board to teach in the School and a student representative from each of the first- and/or second-cycle programmes that are taught in the School.
The School has a Language Committee shared between the ETSE and the ETSEQ consisting of a lecturer, a member of PAS and a student form each centre. Its function is to promote the Catalan language by applying the Plan of Language Normalization drawn up by the two centres.
Finally there is the Electoral Committee which is charge of organizing, monitoring and announcing the results of the electoral processes that affect the School and its departments: the Department of Computer Engineering and Mathematics, and the Department of Electronic, Electric and Automatic Engineering. This committee is regulated by article 14 of the URV's Electoral Regulations and its composition is the following: the director or delegated deputy director, the secretary, a representative of the teaching staff, a representative of the students and a representative of PAS appointed by the School Board.
The new statutes have specified that the School shall have the following officers:
The director, appointed by the rector of the University at the proposal of the School Board, represents, directs and manages the School with the help of the management team. Article 75 establishes all his/her functions
The deputy director has the functions conferred on him/her by the director and shall act in his/her stead should he/she be absent or otherwise engaged, or the post be vacant.
The secretary is responsible for drafting and safeguarding the proceedings of the School Board, for issuing certificates of the decisions taken and for issuing the certificates required for the administrative management.
The heads of the study programmes, under the supervision of the dean or director of the faculty/school to which the study programme is affiliated, are responsible for the academic programme, for coordinating the human and material resources needed to organize one or more related programmes, for monitoring quality, implementing improvements and formulating the corresponding proposals. The number of programme heads in each faculty/school is determined by the University Senate and in the case of ETSE there are 4.
The deputy director, the secretary and the programme heads are appointed by the rector at the proposal of the director and from among the permanent full-time staff affiliated to the faculty/school.
At this point in time during the academic year 2005/06, these positions are occupied by:
STUDY PROGRAMME COUNCIL
The Study Programme Council is one of the new bodies created by the URV's new statute. In accordance with article 92 of these statutes and article 28 of the ETSE regulations, the aim of this council is to assist the study programme heads to carry out their functions. It consists of all the full-time teaching staff at the School. The School's regulations specify that there will be four Study Programme Councils.
The Advisory Council is the other of the School's advisory bodies and it is envisaged in article 93 of the URV's new Statute. In accordance with article 29 of the School's Regulations, there is a single Advisory Council for all qualifications consisting of physical or legal persons external to the University and connected to the spheres of the study programmes taught by the School. Its main task is to advise and work on adapting the curricula to the skills that graduates will require in their working lives.
The School hopes that leading figures from all areas related to the qualifications taught will take part in this council and contribute with their experience and knowledge of the world of work. So far, nine members have been appointed.
Administrative Units of the School
This is the unit that safeguards the students' academic transcripts, from the very first matriculation to the issuance of the qualification of engineer or technical engineer. It also keeps all the information about the equivalence of subjects (credit transfer and adaptations) so that students can change courses, and it issues study certificates.
It is located in the vestibule on the ground floor (next to the porter's lodge) and it is open from Mondays to Fridays from 10 to 13 h. On Mondays and Tuesdays it is also open from 16 to 17 h. You can get in touch by phone (977 559 708), fax (977 559 699) or by firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also visit our website:
The head of the ETSE secretariat is Mr Esteve Iniesta Barberà.
Administrative Units of the School
MANAGEMENT SUPPORT OFFICE
This is a newly-created office in charge of advising the management team and providing support. Among other things it manages the budget, the strategic plan, the availability of rooms, the elections, the cooperation agreements between the university and companies, etc. It is located on the ground floor in the vestibule and it is open to the public from Monday to Friday from 10-12 h and from 17-19 h. You can also get in touch by phone (977 558 557 or 977 559 626) or by e-mail (email@example.com)
The departments are the basic bodies in charge of organizing, coordinating and carrying out research and teaching in their respective fields of knowledge (article 11 Statutes).
The following URV departments are based in the ETSE:
The directors of these departments, at the beginning of the year, are Dr. Josep Pallarès Marzal and Dr. Josep Domingo i Ferrer, respectively.
Some subjects at the ETSE are taught by other departments, such as Mechanical Engineering (particularly in the speciality of Electricity) and Chemical Engineering. These departments belong to the ETSEQ and, therefore, are also on the same campus. To a lesser extent, the Department of Business Management, Economy, English and German Studies, and Romance Studies also teach here.
The departments also have their own governing assemblies, the Departmental Council (articles 58 and 59 URV Statutes) and officers, director and secretary (articles 72 and 73 respectively).