The main attributions of the Founder and President of SAPIU are :
To legally represent SAPIU
To appoint and dismiss members of the Administration Board
To appoint and dismiss academic and administrative executives of the university except those who are elected by Deans of faculties and Heads of the departments
To ratify activities, programmes, and SAPIU budget
To decide about the university’s investments and extension
To decide about the Masters and Doctorate studies
To confer academic titles, award merits and excellence titles. Etc.
The Auditing Committee is in charge of controlling academic matters, bank accounts, finances and the quality of services provided by SAPIU. It is made up of an auditing staff.
For the sake of the smooth running of the above mentioned establishments, observations and recommendations made by the auditors are regularly transmitted to heads of the entities or services concerned and related decisions taken as soon as possible.
The Chancellor is designated by the Founder and the Owner of the Sapientia International University SAPIU and approved by the Board of Directors.
The main attributions of the Chancellor of SAPIU are:
To preside over the academic year opening ceremonies of the University;
To preside over the graduation ceremonies;
To award academic titles, award merits and excellence titles;
To attend other events or meetings when appropriate.
The Chancellor is replaced by the Chairperson of the Board of Directors when he/she is absent during graduation and other merit titles awarding.
Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board of Directors
The Board of Directors/Governors is the governing and decision making organ of the University. Members of the Board of Directors of the Sapientia International University are appointed by the Founder (owner) of the University.
It is composed of the following members:
The Chairman appointed by the Founder and Owner of the University;
The Vice-Chancellor who is in charge of the minutes of the meeting;
The Deputy Vice-Chancellors;
Four experts in education, science and technology appointed by the Founder of the University;
A representative of the Deans elected by his/her peers.
Below are the attributions of the SAPIU Board of Directors/Governors:
To provide points of view and suggestions concerning the University education policies and strategies and assure the follow up of their execution;
To approve the designation of the Chancellor;
To approve the selection of the Members of Senior Management;
To approve Internal Regulations of the University;
To approve the University budget;
To approve the Annual Activity Plan of the University and the related budget;
To approve the conclusions and decisions submitted by the Academic Senate, including particularly the academic awards, recruitment, promotions for lecturers and researchers of higher learning institutions;
To make a follow-up of activities which allow the University to fulfill its mission
The Board of Directors meets once in three months upon the request of the Chairperson or Vice-Chairperson in case of the Chairperson’s absence or unavailability while the quorum of 2/3 of its members are present.
In case of emergency
In case of emergency and impossibility for the Board of Directors to sit, the Senior Management of the University can urgently decide in order that the University fulfils its mission. In this case, the Vice Chancellor shall communicate the decision in writing to the chairperson of Board of Directors not later than three (3) working days starting from the day on which the decision was taken.
The Board of Directors shall examine the urgent decision taken by the Senior Management during its next meeting.
The Academic Senate is composed by the following members:
The Vice-Chancellor of the University who acts as the Chairperson;
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academics who acts as Vice-chairperson and reporter;
Other Deputy Vice-Chancellors of the University;
The Heads of departments;
The Academic Senate has the following attributions:
To set up strategies, programs as well as academic and research schedules which are to be submitted to the Board of Directors for approval before implementation;
To prepare and avail the academic regulations to be approved by the Board of Directors as regards admission requirements, teaching conditions, good conduct, sitting for examinations, degrees and certificates issued by the institution, etc.
To appreciate any decision related to exams or other forms of assessment before submitting them for approval to the Board of Directors;
To conduct and supervise teaching-related activities, research and education within schools and departments;
To suggest and submit to the Board of Directors any proposition on creating, reducing, changing, suppressing or merging schools and departments;
To prepare and submit suggestions related to Lecturers recruitment and promotion to the Board of Directors;
To elaborate and submit to the Board of Directors the Annual Report of academic, research and teaching activities undertaken within the institution;
To perform and execute any activity required by the Board of Directors;
Ordinary Academic Senate meetings are convened by the Chairperson once in a month. Extraordinary Academic Senate meetings are convened by the Chairperson when requested by one-third (1/3) of its members and whenever it is deemed necessary.
In the absence of the chairperson, his/her deputy can convene ordinary or extraordinary Academic Senate meetings.
The Academic Senate’s decisions are taken through consensus. However, they may be taken through the absolute majority by polling the members present in the meeting. In case of equality, the Chairman’s decision is preponderant.
The Senior Management of the Sapientia International University SIU is made up of:
The Vice Chancellor who acts as chairperson;
The Deputy Vice Chancellor Academics who acts as Vice-Chairperson;
Other Deputy Vice Chancellors;
The Director of Quality Assurance;
The Director of Administration and Finance.
The Senior Management looks forward to administering and managing the University on a daily basis, and takes decisions for the smooth running of the University.
The Department Council analyses all the issues related to teaching and research in the Department. Its members appear as follows:
The Head of Department;
The permanent teaching staff of the Department;
The Department Council meets at least once every two weeks on the request of the Head of the Department.
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