The Scientific and Educational Council consists of the department council representatives – head of department, three teachers and one teaching associate – as well as one foreign language teacher as a representative for the general education course teachers. The mandate of the Council members is three years, starting from the day the constitutive meeting is held. The mandate of the student representative is two years. The dean and vice deans are also members of the council due to their positions.
The teachers and teaching associates are appointed or dismissed by the department council by public vote, whereas student representatives are appointed/dismissed by the student parliament. Their mandate is verified at the constitutive meeting. The Dean is the Chair of the Council and is to schedule and lead meetings in accordance with the Rules of Procedure of the Faculty and the Scientific and Educational Council. In the event of the Dean being indisposed, all of his/her powers shall be exercised by the vice dean for education.
The Scientific and Educational Council reaches its decisions by majority vote. Matters such as the convening of meetings and decision making are regulated by the Council’s Rules of Procedure. The Scientific and Educational Council may form auxiliary bodies and adequate committees, the composition and scope of which are determined by the Council.
The Faculty Council, as a managing body, comprises a total of 17 member— 9 of which are Faculty representatives, 5 representatives of the founder and 3 student representatives. Eight council members are chosen by the Scientific and Educational Council, whereas one member is chosen among the non-teaching staff by the Faculty Administration. Five council members are appointed by the Governement of the Republic of Serbia in accordance with the Law and three student representatives are chosen by the Student Parliament.
The Dean, vice deans and the secretary are involved in the work of the Council without the right to make decisions. A candidate is elected member of the Council if he receives votes from more than half of the members of the Scientific and Educational Council.
The member of the Council appointed by the Governement of the Republic of Serbia cannot be a person employed at the Faculty or in the administrative body responsible for the field of education, i.e. science.
The Student Parliament of the Faculty elects representatives in the Faculty Council from among the students by secret ballot, by a majority vote.
Non-teaching staff elects a representative for the Faculty Council at the Assembly of Employees by voting scheduled and chaired by the Secretary of the Faculty.
At the constitutive meeting of the Council, the mandate of the members of the Faculty Council is verified and President and Deputy President of the Council are elected from among the members of the Council by secret ballot.
Until the election of the President, the constitutive meeting of the Council is scheduled and chaired by its oldest member.
The mandate of the members of the Faculty Council lasts 4 (four) years starting from the day of the constitutive meeting. The mandate of the members of the Council of Representatives lasts 2 years.
The work of the Council is managed by the President of the Council. The President of the Council is elected from among the members who are representatives of the Faculty. The President of the Council is elected by secret ballot, by a majority vote of the total number of members.
The President of the Faculty Council schedules and leads the sessions of the Faculty Council. In his absence, this is done by the Deputy President.
The Council adopts the Rules of Procedure. The Rules of Procedure regulates in detail the work of the Faculty Council (convening of sessions, decision-making and other issues of importance for the Council).
The mandate of a member of the Faculty Council may be terminated before its legal expiration. The decision on the termination of the mandate of a member of the Council is made by the body that elected or appointed him/her. The termination of the mandate of a member of the Faculty Council is stated at the next session.
Dismissing a member of the Faculty Council can be initiated by no less than 1/3 of the members of the Faculty Council or the body that elected him/her.
The Election Council consists of full-time faculty teachers. The Dean chairs the Election Council, whereas, in his/her absence, the Vice Dean for Education assumes this role.
The Election Council can define proposals for the election of teachers, elect teacher’s associates, select the committee for writing reports for election and promotion of teachers and associates and perform other tasks in accordance with the law and the statute.
For valid decision-making, it is necessary that at least 2/3 of the members of the Council be present at the meeting of the Election Council. The Election Council makes decisions by a majority vote, the decisions regarding elections being made only by teachers of the same or higher title than that title in which the teacher is being elected. The Rules of Procedure regulate the convening of sessions, the manner of work, decision-making and similar matter.