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Studies and Research Commissions

Studies and Research Commissions of the Faculty of Music

Term of office: 5 March 2020 — 4March 2023

Dean / Chairperson of the Studies and Research Commissions:
Michael Posch

Vice-Dean / Deputy chairperson:
Arno Steinwider-Johannsen

Head of Programmes:
Julia Purgina
Lars Seniuk

Elected members:
Doris Adam
Harald Demmer
Ines Dominik Reiger
Andrea Rittersberger

Grzegorz Stopa

Members nominated by the student representation:
Patrizia Batik
Johannes Beranek

Sophie Herzog
Alexandra Pichler

Margarethe Vogler

Studies and Research Commissions of the Faculty of Performing Arts

Term of office: 2 March 2020 – 1March 2023

Dean / Chairperson of the Studies and Research Commissions:
Karoline Exner

Vice-Dean / Deputy chairperson:
Nikolaus Selimov

Head of Programmes:
Michael Schnack
Yuly Khomenko

Elected members:
Eva Tacha-Breitling
Christian Koch
Sabine Muhar
Marijke Wagner

Members nominated by the student representation:
Jubin Amiri
Phillipp Laabmayr

Melina Papoulia
Sarina Wagner

Joint Committee of the Studies and Research Commissions

Term of office: 27 May 2020 — 26 May 2023

Chairperson:
Arno Steinwider-Johannsen (Head coordinator of the inter-faculty study programme Instrumental and Voice Pedagogy)

Deputy chairperson:
Christian Koch (representative of the Studies and Research Commission of the Faculty of Performing Arts)

Members:
Karoline Exner (Dean Faculty of Performing Arts)
Andreas Mailath-Pokorny (Rector)
Michael Posch (Dean Faculty of Music)
Andrea Rittersberger (representative of the Studies and Research Commission of the Faculty of Music)
Nikolaus Selimov (Koordinator of cross-faculty programmes)

Members nominated by the student representation:
Stefanie-Beatrice Beer
Vivienne Dejon
Antonia Kallenbach

§ 12 Studies and Research Commissions (as per articles of association, sec. 4)

(1) A Studies and Research Commission must be established for each faculty. This should be comprise one-third programme directors of the faculty, one-third elected representatives from the professors and lecturers of the faculty and one-third faculty students appointed by the Students' Representative Council; A joint commission of both Studies and Research Committees must be established for intra-faculty degree courses. Joint programmes are subject to specific regulations.

(2) The Dean takes the chair with voting rights in the Studies and Research Commission. His/her vote is the deciding vote in case of a tie.

(3) The Studies and Research Commission is made up as follows:
a) The Dean as chairperson with voting rights,
b) all programme directors of the faculty,
c) elected representatives from the professors and lecturers of the faculty (number = number of faculty programme directors),
d) students appointed by the Students' Representative Council (number = number of faculty programme directors).

(4) The term of office is three years.

(5) The chairperson must convene the Studies and Research Commission at least twice a semester.

(6) The tasks of the Studies and Research Commission are:
a) Development of new degree programme drafts;
b) Development of proposals to amend existing degree programmes;
a) Issuing of rules of procedure for the Studies and Research Commission, approval by the vice-chancellor’s office;
d) Election of a dean and their deputy from the faculty programme directors as per the electoral regulations; in this case, § 12 Paragraph 2, clause 2 does not apply;
e) Preparation of proposals to amend the Study and Examination Regulation;
f) Other duties reserved in the Study and Examination Regulation of the Studies and Research Commission;
g) The Studies and Research Commission can establish committees and panels to make decisions and provide consultation for individual duties;
h) Proposals to set up and evaluate institutes;
i) Support for the next generation of academics and artists;
j) Proposals for intra-faculty research projects and focuses.

(7) A joint commission of the two Studies and Research Committee undertakes the above tasks as per § 12 Paragraph 6 lit. a, b, e-j for intra-faculty studies and research matters. In addition, the committee is responsible for the following tasks:
a) Guaranteeing the complete range of courses on offer as per degree programmes as part of the available resources;
b) Guaranteeing the quality of artistic, academic and educational work in each course of studies;
c) Other tasks defined in the Study and Examination Regulation;

(8) The joint committee of the two Studies and Research Commissions is made up as follows:
a) the vice-chancellor without holding the chair,
b) the deans of both faculties,
c) the leading coordinator of the intra-faculty courses of study,
d) the director of the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna responsible for the joint programmes in question,
e) one representative of the professors and one of the lecturers, who are appointed from the two Studies and Research Commissions,
f) three students appointed by the Students' Representative Council.
g) It is always possible for the committee to co-opt experts for certain subjects.
The chair with voting rights is determined by the electoral regulations.
In the case of a tie, the chairperson has the deciding vote for votes held by the joint committee.

(9) On a temporary basis and for the essential period of time, programme directors (already assigned or specifically appointed for this) or professors with outstanding proven academic and/or artistic qualifications can be appointed as the head coordinator of intra-faculty degree programmes by the university management.

(10) The tasks of the head coordinator include:
a) Management of the course of studies;
b) Representation of the course of studies in the committee and in any other organs and committees;
c) Monitoring of ongoing activities within the course of studies;
d) Responsibility for research, teaching and organisation of the course of studies;
e) Responsibility for the resources available for the course of studies, especially budget preparation and enforcement;
f) Allocation of students to lecturers in coordination with the relevant dean;
g) Creation of a proposal to the university management to appoint the deputy head coordinator;
h) Implementation of rulings concerning study and examination matters in the respective course of studies;
i) Scheduling of board examinations in cases of negative assessment in the central artistic subject (ZkF);
j) Proposal to the vice-chancellor’s office concerning the acceptance of university applicants on the basis of the admissions procedure.

(11) For joint programmes, separate regulations with the partner institution(s) involved will be stipulated by the vice-chancellor’s office on the basis of the relevant cooperation agreement.


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