In view of the exceptional situation linked to the measures taken by the Government to combat the spread of the Covid-19 virus, the timetables of the councils and committees are changing. In order to observe the rules of containment essential for the protection of everyone's health and to ensure the institutional continuity of the institution, special arrangements will be put in place to organise the meetings at a distance while guaranteeing the debates.

Composed of 36 members - 28 of whom are directly elected by the university community through a proportional list system - the Board of Directors determines the institution's policy.
In this sense, it :

  • decides in particular on the major orientations of the five-year contract,
  • votes the budget and approves the accounts for all the University's components (UFR, Institutes, Schools),
  • also decides on the distribution of jobs,
  • decides on the terms and conditions for the assessment of knowledge of the various diplomas awarded,
  • validates the statutes of the components and their internal structures,
  • exercises disciplinary power over teachers-researchers and users,
  • decides in the last resort on proposals submitted by the Research Committee and the Training and University Life Committee in their respective fields.

See: Board calendar - Deliberations of the Administrative Board - Composition of the Administrative Board

Composed of 80 elected members divided into 2 commissions of 40 members each (the research commission and the education and university life commission), the academic council ensures the coherence and articulation between education and research policies.

The Academic Council becomes a decision-making body in certain areas. The same applies to the Research and Training and University Life Committee.

In Plenary Session, the Academic Council :

  • shall be consulted or may express its views on the guidelines for training, research, dissemination of scientific, technical and industrial culture and scientific and technical documentation policies, on the qualifications to be given to vacant or requested teaching and research posts, on the application for accreditation mentioned in Article L. 613-1 and on the establishment contract;
  • proposes to the Management Board a multi-annual master plan for disability policy, covering all areas of disability;
  • is consulted on all measures aimed at guaranteeing the exercise of academic freedom and students' trade union and political freedom.

In 2016, the disciplinary power with regard to teachers-researchers, teachers and users will be exercised in the first instance by the Academic Council constituted as a disciplinary section. (L. 712-6-2).

In restricted formation, the Academic Council is the competent body for :

  • the examination of individual questions relating to the recruitment, assignment and career of teacher-researchers.
  • deliberate on the integration of civil servants from other bodies into the corps of teacher-researchers and on the recruitment or renewal of temporary teaching and research assistants.

Within this framework, it is composed of equal numbers of men and women and equal numbers of representatives of university professors and other teacher-researchers.

See: Academic Council Calendar - Deliberations of the Academic Council - Composition of the ACC

Committee on Training and University Life

The Training and University Life Commission (CFVU) of the Academic Council adopts :

  • the distribution of resources for training as allocated and defined by the Board;
  • rules for examinations ;
  • the rules for the evaluation of lessons ;
  • measures aimed at the success of as many students as possible;
  • measures to enable the implementation of student guidance and the validation of prior learning, to facilitate their entry into working life and to promote cultural, sporting, social or community activities;
  • measures to improve living and working conditions, including measures relating to support activities, university and school facilities, medical and social services, libraries and documentation centres and access to digital resources;
  • measures to promote and develop interactions between science and society, initiated and led by students or teacher-researchers;
  • the necessary measures for the reception and success of students with a disability or disabling health condition in accordance with the obligations of higher education institutions.

It is consulted on the training programmes of the components.

Research Committee

Its role is to :

  • to distribute the research budget allocated by the Management Board, subject to the strategic framework for its distribution (also defined by the Management Board);
  • to set the operating rules for the laboratories;

It is consulted on agreements with research organisations.

It shall adopt measures to enable students to develop activities for the dissemination of scientific, technical and industrial culture.

The technical committee is a consultative body that the administration must consult before taking certain decisions concerning the functioning and organisation of the services. In particular, it must be consulted on matters relating to

  • The organisation and operation of administrations, institutions or services;
  • To the forward-looking management of staff, jobs and skills ;
  • To the statutory rules and the rules relating to the salary scale ;
  • Changes in technology and working methods in administrations, institutions or services and their impact on staff;
  • The main guidelines for the allowance policy and the related distribution criteria;
  • Training and development of professional skills and qualifications;
  • To professional integration ;
  • Professional equality, parity and the fight against all forms of discrimination;
  • Health, safety and working conditions, where there is no health, safety and working conditions committee.

The technical committee is informed of and issues an opinion on the establishment's social balance sheet.

The Commission Paritaire d'Etablissement is consulted on individual decisions concerning members of the BIATS staff.

It prepares the work of the joint administrative commissions concerning these staff.

The Health, Safety and Working Conditions Committee contributes to the protection of the health and safety of employees and the improvement of their working conditions.

The CHSCT is consulted before any decision is taken to make major changes to health and safety conditions or working conditions.

The CHSCT must, for example, be involved in the search for solutions concerning, in particular, the physical organisation of work, the physical working environment, the duration and hours of work, the organisation of working time (night work, etc.), new technologies and their impact on employees' working conditions.

The CHSCT may also be consulted on any matter within its remit.