General Assembly of Councils
All WC and SC members meet jointly in the General Assembly of Councils. The General Assembly of Councils has the right of approval in several areas. The General Assembly of Councils also has the right to nominate one Supervisory Board member who enjoys the particular confidence of the consultation bodies. The WC and SC also advise on the recruitment and selection of members of the Executive Board.
The Works Council has nine Personnel Committees – one in each faculty and one in University Services. The Personnel Committees hold consultations with the dean of the faculty in question or the administrator of University Services. The Works Council Act sets down the areas in which the Personnel Committees have a right of approval, advisory authority, and the right to be informed.
A.R. (Ans) van den Akker-Meurs
Secretary to the Works Council
+31 (0)15 27 82846
Boards of Studies
Each study programme has its own Board of Studies. Students and tutors from the programme in question are represented on the Boards of Studies. The Higher Education and Research Act gives specific competences to the Boards of Studies, such as issuing recommendations on the Teaching and Examination Regulations , annually assessing how all matters concerning teaching are carried out, and advising the management of the degree programme on specific matters. Since the enactment of the Enhanced Governance Competences (Educational Institutions) Act (2016), the position of the Boards of Studies has been strengthened: as well as being advisory bodies, they now also qualify as consultation bodies with the right to approve certain parts of the Teaching and Examination Regulations.
Local Consultation Body
The Local Consultation Body consists of representatives from the four unions (FNV Overheid, CNV Publieke Zaak, AC-HOP, and CMHF) and the Executive Board. The Local Consultation Body consults on issues concerning regulations for personnel which Executive Boards are obliged or permitted to draw up in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. This concerns in particular the terms and conditions of employment and the legal position of personnel.
Student Council (SC)
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. There is a Faculty Student Council (FSC) in each faculty. The FSCs have the right to be informed and to initiate, and – in specific areas – advisory authority or the right of approval. The FSCs hold consultations with the dean of the faculty in question. On the page of the Student Council, an overview of the members of the SC can be found.
Works Council (WC)
The Works Council is the central consultation body for TU Delft employees. In general, the WC has 23 members (maximum 25), who are appointed for a period of three years. The WC is elected at the same time as the Faculty Personnel Committees. The WC has the right to be informed, to appeal and to initiate, and – in specific areas – advisory authority or the right of approval. In principle, consultations are held on every important matter concerning TU Delft, or where they must be held in accordance with the Works Councils Act. On the page of the Works Council, an overview of the members of the WC can be found.
TU Delft has a number of consultation bodies (established by law) with which the Executive Board conducts formal consultations. TU Delft has a shared consultation procedure, which involves the Works Council (WC) and the Student Council (SC). The WC and SC members meet jointly in the General Assembly of Councils, and conduct discussions with the Executive Board.