The Academy Senate is an advisory body for general matters of university studies and their organization. The Minister of National Defence, Chief of Defence or Commandant of the Academy may apply to the Senate for advice within their competence.
The Senate members may include researchers and cadets of the Academy as well as researchers from other educational and scientific institutions. However, the lecturers in the positions of professors should make up the majority (more than half) of the Senate members. Not less than a quarter of the Senate members should include researchers from other institutions of higher education and scientific research to be appointed by the respective senates and councils upon the request of the Commandant of the Academy. The number of cadets should not exceed 1/10 of all the Senate members. Their representatives are delegated by the Cadets’ Council. The Commandant of the Academy is a member of the Senate according to his or her position.
Functions of the Academy Senate:
To discuss the programmes of university studies and submit them to the Commandant of the Academy for approval;
To control the quality of studies and preparation of researchers;
To consider certifying commissions and regulations of the recruitment competitions for researchers and pedagogical staff, to make their selection, to set certification order and to submit it to the Commandant of the Academy for approval;
To assign an extraordinary certification for the researchers and lecturers on its initiative or the initiative of the head of department; the certification, however, should be performed past the first year of the term;
To submit proposals to the Commandant of the Academy regarding additional qualification requirements and pedagogical workload for the researchers and pedagogical staff;
To consider internal evaluation of all the academic studies;
To award academic titles of associate professor and professor.