Senate Decisions of March 31 Come into Force

The Senate decisions taken at the March 31, 2017 meeting of the Senate:

Academic Calendar 2017-18 /entry into force: August 1, 2017/
The Senate approved the Academic Calendar for the academic year 2017-18 https://www.ceu.edu/calendar (the calendar can be downloaded at the bottom of the page). Please note that the approved version has some differences compared to the earlier version shared with the Academic Forum. Long pre-session has been eliminated, with the exception of the new department which has been granted a one year transition period. All other pre-sessions will start on September 4, 2017.

Department of Economics and Business /entry into force: August 1, 2017/
The Senate approved the name of a new academic department that will succeed the Department of Economics and the CEU Business School as of August 1, 2017. The name of the department will be the Department of Economics and Business.
The following programs will continue in the new department: PhD in Economics, PhD in Business Administration, MA in Economics, MA in Economics Policy and Global Markets, MS in Finance, MA in Global Economic Relations, MS in Business Analytics, MS in Technology Management and Innovation.
The following degree programs will be discontinued after the graduation of the current cohort of students: Accelerated One-Year MBA, Katalyst Executive MBA.
The Senate commissioned the new Department to develop further degree and certificate programs with the strategic objectives of providing mission-relevant and research-led business, economics, finance, and management education to a wide range of students and of raising tuition revenue. The Department will submit detailed curriculum of these programs for the discussion in the Academic Forum and approval by the Senate.

Computer Committee of the Senate /entry into force: immediate/
The Senate voted to discontinue the standing Computer Committee of the Senate, based on an assessment provided by several committee members that the charge and the composition of the committee is outdated. CEU software implementation needs will be best addressed through targeted ad-hoc advisory committees and/or working groups tailored to the needs of each specific project.

New members to some Senate Committees /entry into force: immediate/
Judit Bodnar (Sociology and Social Anthropology) will replace Andras Kovacs (Nationalism Studies) on the University Doctoral Committee.
Karoly Boroczky (Mathematics and its Applications) will replace Tijana Krstic (Medieval Studies) on the University Grievance Committee.

Professor Emeritus appointment /entry into force: August 1, 2017/
The Senate approved the appointment of Peter Hardi as Professor Emeritus.

'Egyetemi Tanar' Recommendation to the Hungarian Accreditation Committee /entry into force: immediate/
The Senate approved the submission of the 'egyetemi tanár' application of Constantin Iordachi to the Hungarian Accreditation Committee.

For more information, contact Academic Secretary Tatiana Yarkova at yarkovat@ceu.edu.