Social Welfare Council

 

The Social Welfare Council (Conselho de Acção Social - CAS) is at the highest level of management for social welfare and is where student support is defined and oriented. The Nova's CAS is composed of the rector of the university (president of the Council), the manager of SASNOVA and two students, one of which is a scholarship student.
 

The Student Union's representatives are appointed by the Nova Federation of Student Unions (Federação das Associações de Estudantes da Nova) and nominated by the rector for a period of one year from 1st October to 30th September of the following year.


Duties of the Social Welfare Services (CAS):

    To approve the school's welfare service policy;

    To determine and monitor the observance of all support norms that guarantee the correct operation of their respective services;

    To provide its opinion on the activity report, as well as on the budget programs for the following economic year and the mid-term development plans for social welfare;

    To propose mechanisms that will guarantee the quality of services rendered and define criteria and means to evaluate them;

    To promote other adequate social welfare schemes.
 

CAS works in accordance with its own regime, which is to be self-approved.

 

Regulations of the Social Welfare Council of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Conselho de Acção Social da Universidade Nova de Lisboa - CAS)

(Approved by the Social Welfare Council at a meeting on 13th July 2007)

First Clause - Composition

- The Rector, (president of the Council);
- The Manager;
- Two students representing the student union, one of which is a scholarship student.
The Rector may be represented at CAS within the terms defined in clauses 12 and 13 of the Statutes of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
The Rector may invite the President of the Academic Federation as an observer.

Second Clause - Duties

CAS´s duties are:

    To approve the manner in which the school's welfare service policy is applied;

    To determine and monitor the observance of all support norms that guarantee the correct operation of their respective services;

    To provide its opinion on the activity report, as well as on the budget programs for the following economic year and the mid-term development plans for social welfare

    To propose mechanisms that will guarantee the quality of services rendered and define criteria and means to evaluate them

    To promote other adequate social welfare schemes.

Third Clause - Operation

1. CAS will meet four times a year

2. CAS may also meet at any time, as long as members are summoned by the president with at least 5 working-days notice. In this case, the Council may only deliberate if the majority of its members are present.

3. CAS members are jointly responsible for all decisions made, unless they were not present or if they officially made their disagreement known in the minutes of the meeting.

4.The following groups may also participate in meetings, without the right to vote, as long as the president summons them:

    The rector's office staff,

    The Social Welfare Services staff,

    Or any other representative group as long as they are thought to be of valid use to the matter in question at the meeting.

Fourth Clause - Nomination

The Student Union's representatives are appointed by the Nova Federation of Student Unions (Federação das Associações de Estudantes da Nova) and nominated by the Rector.

Fifth Clause - Student Mandate

Students are nominated for a period of one year from 1st October to 30th September of the following year.

Sixth Clause - Minutes

1. Minutes will be written up for each meeting, which will include all matters discussed.
2. The minutes must be signed by the president and by the meeting Secretary, who may be one of the members of the Council or a member of staff appointed by the president and accepted by all members of the Council.

Seventh Clause - Validity of Regulations

These regulations will be valid on the day after approval.

 


Legislation

Act Number 129/93, of 22nd April

(Social welfare base system within institutions for higher or further education)

Tenth Clause - Social Welfare Council

1. The Social Welfare Council, henceforth referred to as the Council, is at the highest level of management for social welfare within each institute for higher or further education and is where student support is defined and oriented.

2. The Council comprises:

    a. The rector or the president of the institute for higher education, who presides holding a qualitative vote;

    b. The social welfare manager;

    c. Two students representing the student union, one of which is a scholarship student.

Eleventh Clause - Duties of the Council

1. The duties of the Council are as follows:

    a. To approve the manner in which the school's welfare service policy is applied;

    b. To determine and monitor the observance of all support norms that guarantee the correct operation of their respective services;

    c. To provide its opinion on the activity report, as well as on the budget programs for the following economic year and the mid-term development plans for social welfare;

    d. To propose mechanisms that will guarantee the quality of services rendered and define criteria and means to evaluate them.

2. The Council may promote and approve other adequate social welfare schemes as long as they do not negatively affect the above-mentioned duties.
 

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