How the CBS Election Works
It’s that time again! The Danish University Law dictates a yearly university election, to appoint students to the three decision making and agenda setting organs of CBS; the Study Board, Academic Council and the Board of Directors. The election of 2011 will take place during week 48, and voting can be done online throughout the week. A high voting percentage is crucial, as it legitimizes the candidates representing the students and thus strengthens student influence at every level. During the voting week CBS Students will set up in the open hall of Solbjerg Plads, as well as Dalgas Have, with a voting lounge and Ipads to facilitate both awareness and actual voting. It is extremely vital for you to vote and most importantly you should know what you are voting for. Here’s is a basic overview of the different bodies and what the student’s responsibilities will be if they are elected.
The Academic Council advises the President of CBS on the internal distribution of resources, on suggestions for development, and about central strategic matters in the realm of research and education. Furthermore it advises on commencement of knowledge and research portfolio development projects.The Academic Council advises/nominates the president of CBS and sets up knowledgeable committees that evaluate applications to scholarly positions as well as appoint PHDs and doctorates. The Council can generally speak on all matters of vital academic importance for CBS.
The CBS Board of Directors is the highest level of authority and influence at CBS. It consists of top representatives from the Danish business community, faculty and administrative personal and two student representatives. This requires a high level of experience, professionalism and coerciveness in order to represent the students properly. The Board decides on the long-term general strategy of CBS, the budget approval and the development of the university in general. The board can setup different workgroups
All study programs at CBS are directed and represented by a Study Board. Each study board is comprised of an even amount of students and faculty, and thus the potential student influence is as large as the ambition of the students. The study board is the organ of influence that affects the students most directly in their everyday lives at CBS. Its primary task is that of planning, developing and ensuring academic excellence. Its focus therefore lies in ensuring management essentials, as many of its decisions are pragmatic yet fundamental reflections on how the study program should run. It focuses strongly, also, on creating coherence in the study program, in regards to the portfolio of subjects offered, teaching methods, evaluations, exam types and the job market. At an operational level, the study board also appoints merits, handles complaints, dispensations and the approval of budgets. The most dynamic study boards at CBS, and the ones with the highest level of influence and benefits are the ones where both members and substitutes attend – the study board’s work is crucial to every student and CBS as a whole.