The Academic Council
The establishment of the KIMEP Academic Council (KAC) was authorized by the General Meeting of Shareholders (2009) on the recommendation of the Board of Trustees of KIMEP (2009). The Council shall have the necessary powers vested in it by the Charter of KIMEP (amended and approved by the Ministry of Justice, RPK, 2009) to perform its duties, achieve the academic objectives and purposes of the Institute, and to make such reasonable academic policies for the education of its students.
The KIMEP Academic Council is a decision-making body that sets policies related to curriculum, teaching and academic issues. The Council assumes oversight responsibilities relating to the university’s total curriculum, faculty policies, and academic policies. The Council reports directly to the President of the University (or to the person in authority in the President’s absence).
Powers of the KIMEP Academic Council
1. Review existing academic programs (Relevance to Mission, Learning Objectives, Content, Assessment, and Modes of Delivery);
2. Direct the Office of Academic Affairs to implement modifications to the existing academic programs;
3. Develop and propose new academic programs for consideration by the Board of Trustees;
4. Approve modifications of existing academic programs;
5. Approve degree candidates;
6. Approve Honorary degrees;
7. Develop and Approve the Academic Calendar;
8. Develop and Approve the Faculty Code of Practice;
9. Develop and Approve the KIMEP Catalog;
10. Develop and Approve Admission Policies;
11. Develop and Approve Financial Aid Policies;
12. Bring academic concerns to the attention of the Office of Academic Affairs;
13. Advise the KIMEP Executive Committee on budgetary matters.
Composition of KIMEP Academic Council
The Council shall be composed of faculty members and academic administrators. At least 51% of the total number of its members shall be faculty members elected by academic units and colleges.
Representatives from academic units shall be elected by secret ballot at a general meeting of the faculty members of each unit. The candidates may self-nominate. For academic units with more than one council member, at least one member must hold a professorial rank and one member must be selected from the rank of lecturer. Candidates must have at least one year of employment at KIMEP in order to be eligible to serve on the council. Upon formation, half of the members will be elected for one year terms and the other half for two year terms. Thereafter all terms shall be for two years. If a representative serving on the Council leaves the university before his/her term expires, the college will elect a new representative to serve out the term. If a representative from the lecturer ranks is promoted to a professorial rank during his/her term of service the representative may complete the term of service.
Elected Voting members (8)
The following unit shall have 3 (three) representatives on the council:
• The Bang College of Business
The following units shall have 2 (two) representatives each on the council:
• The College of Social Sciences
• The Language Center
The following units shall have 1 (one) representatives on the council:
• The School of General Education
Elected members shall be selected in April of each year. In early April the Dean or Director of each academic unit shall solicit nominations for open seats on the Academic Council. Elections shall be held in a general faculty meeting according to the guidelines established by each college or academic unit. The term of office begins the first day of class for the following fall semester. Candidates must meet the eligibility requirements by the first day of the term of office. Terms of service end the day before the first day of class, one or two years later. Council members are eligible for reelection.
Appointed Voting members (4)
A representative from each of the following divisions shall be appointed by the division administrator for a term of one year. Appointees must have at least one year of employment at KIMEP and must hold a position within the unit represented. If a representative changes jobs before his/her term expires and therefore no longer works within the unit, then a new representative will be appointed to serve out the term.
The following units shall have 1 (one) voting representative each on the council:
• The College of Continuing Education
• The International Relations Office
• The Office of Enrollment Management
The Student Government Association shall appoint one voting student representative for a term of one year. The representative must have completed at least 30 credits of coursework at KIMEP and must be in good academic standing. If the student does not enroll or is no longer in good academic standing then a new representative shall be appointed to serve out the term.
Appointed members shall be appointed in December of each year. The term of office begins the first day of class for the following spring semester. Candidates must meet the eligibility requirements by the first day of the term of office. Terms of service end the day before the first day of class, one year later. Council members can be reappointed to additional terms.
Total voting members: 12
Ex-Officio members without voting rights:
Vice President of Academic Affairs
Associate Vice President of Academic affairs
Dean of BCB
Dean of CSS
Dean of CCE
Dean of the School of General education
Director of the Language Center