Participation means that employees and students have influence on policy and decision-making within TU Delft. TU Delft has several employee participation bodies. At the university level, TU Delft has a shared employee participation, consisting of the Works Council (OR) for employees, the Student Council (SR) for students and the Joint assembly of councils (GV). Depending on the subject, consultation with the CvB is carried out by the SR, OR or GV. Participation takes place not only at the university level, but also at the faculty level, at the university corporate office and at QuTech. For employees there is the local works council, which is then called " personnel committee" (OdC), and for students the faculty student council (FSR). Consultation then takes place with the dean or director.
At the educational programs level, the Board of Studies are the participation bodies, for both employees and students. Consultation takes place with the dean and/or the director of education.
Works Council (OR)
The Works Council consists of 25 members who are elected for a period of three years. The OR has the right to information, the right of appeal and the right of initiative, as well as the right of advice or consent on specific issues. In principle, consultations are held on all matters concerning TU Delft, or which must be discussed pursuant to the Works Councils Act, the Health and Safety Act and the 1998 covenant between the Executive Board and the Works Council. An overview of the members of the Works Council can be found on the Works Council webpage.
M.H. (Marianne) Geldof
Secretary to the Works Council
+31 (0)15 2781765
Student Council (SR)
The Student Council is the central consultation body for TU Delft students. The SC has ten members who are elected for a period of one year. The Higher Education and Research Act and the Student Council Regulations state that the SC has the right to be informed, to appeal and to initiate, and – in specific areas – advisory authority or the right of approval. On the page of the Student Council, an overview of the members of the SR can be found.
Joint Assembly of Councils (GV)
All OR and SR members meet jointly in the Joint Assembly of Councils. The Joint Assembly of Councils has the right of approval in several areas. The Joint Assembly of Councils also has the right to nominate one Supervisory Board member who enjoys the particular confidence of the consultation bodies. The OR and SR also advise on the recruitment and selection of members of the Executive Board.
Personnel Committees (OdCs)
The Works Council has ten Personnel Committees (OdCs); one within each faculty, one within the university department and one at research institute QuTech. OdC members are elected for a period of three years; the number depends on the size of the organisational unit in question. The OdC has the right to information, the right of initiative, and also the right of advice or consent on specific issues, as laid down in the Works Councils Act (WOR), the Health and Safety Act and the 1998 Covenant between the Executive Board and the Works Council. OdCs consult with the dean of the faculty and the manager of the university department, respectively.
Faculty Student Council (FSR)
Each faculty has a Faculty Student Council (FSR). Members of the FSR are elected for a period of one year; the number of members depends on the size of the faculty in question. The FSR has the right of information and right of initiative and on specific topics the right of advice or consent; this is laid down in the Higher Education and Scientific Research Act (HRA) and the Student Council Regulations. The FSR consults with the dean of the faculty.
Boards of Studies
Each study programme has its own Board of Studies. Members are appointed by the dean after hearing FSR and OdC, for a period of one year (student members) and three years (employees). The size and number of committees per faculty is regulated in the faculty regulations; in the case of programs involving more faculties and or more universities, co-determination agreements are established at the start. Since 2016, the Board of Studies has information and initiative rights and, on specific topics, advisory or consent rights; this is stipulated in the Higher Education and Research Act (WHW). The board of studies consult with the dean and/or the director of education.
Local Consultation Committee
The Local Consultation Committee consists of representatives of the four trade unions (FNV Overheid, CNV Publieke Zaak, AC-HOP and CMHF) and the Executive Board. The Local Consultation Committee discusses subjects to which the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities obliges or allows the Executive Board to make arrangements for employees. This concerns in particular the terms of employment and the legal status of employees.