Academic bodies

Academic bodies

Academic Committee 

The Academic Committee is one of the constantly operating committees of the Faculty of Education and Psychology consisting of five teachers and five students. According to the Academic Regulations for Students (ARS) the committee has the right to make decision in most cases connecting to the student’s studies and it also has to make suggestions for the Dean in equity requests.

The committee has a meeting in every month in the study period of the semester. It gives deadlines for every meeting for the students to have their requests submitted. In some cases the Academic Regulations for Students (ARS) settle general deadlines that not equal with the committee’s deadline for its next meeting so please ask the Student Affairs and Registrar’s Office if you are not sure about the connecting rules.

Awards Committee 

The Chairman of the Awards Committee is the Dean; the members are the Heads of Departments (or, if they are unable to attend, the Deputy Heads), the President of the Student Union (or, if he/she is unable to attend, their representative), and the Head of the Dean’s Office, who acts as the Secretary to the Committee. 

The Committee is responsible for ranking the proposals the Dean receives for faculty awards. The Committee regulates the principles for the evaluation of award proposals and the ranking criteria in its procedures. 

Credit Transfer Committee 

The Credit Transfer Committee is one of the constantly operating committees of the Faculty of Education and Psychology consisting of six teachers and one student. According to the Academic Regulations for Students (ARS) the committee have the right to make decision in credit transfer cases connected to the courses, programmes of the Faculty.
It has two main scope of activity:

a) degree recognition during the application procedure if the applicants may choose the given programme with conditions (the application is possible with various degrees but there are minimum credits to fulfil in certain fields of study),
b) credit transfer for students connected to their curriculum.

Education and Psychology Doctoral Council 

The duties of the Education and Psychology Doctoral Council are performed by the Scientific Committee.

Ethics Committee 

The Ethics Committee has five members. Its Chairman, the two teaching and research members and the two teaching and research alternate members are selected by the Faculty Council. The student member and the alternate student member are delegated by the ELTE PPK Student Union and the doctoral student representation together, while the non-teaching-research and the alternate members are delegated by the Public Employee’s Council. The Committee functions in accordance with the “Ethical Code for the Subjects of Eötvös Loránd University”. 

Habilitation Committee 

The Habilitation Committee has twelve members and one alternate member. The ELTE Organisational and Operational Rules, Volume III, Annex No. 2, containing the Habilitation Rules shall be applied to the Committee’s remit and duties.

International Relations and Projects Committee 

The International Relations and Projects Committee has seven members, one out of them is a student. The Chairman of the Committee is the faculty’s Vice Dean for International Affairs, and one delegate from the International Office of the Dean’s Office is also a set member. 

The Committee is responsible for:

  • developing inter-institutional relations,
  • assessing lecturer and student proposals relating to international mobility and making related decisions within the faculty's competence,
  • contributing to the development of the faculty's international strategy.

Quality Assurance Committee 

The Quality Assurance Committee has seven members including one student. The Faculty’s Vice Dean for Educational Affairs is a permanent guest on the Committee. 

The Committee is responsible for:

  • developing the Faculty’s quality assurance concept and quality management model,
  • coordinating, supporting and controlling the quality assurance activities of the educational units,
  • analysing the student assessment for education, 
  • assessing the effectiveness of education and research.

Research Ethics Committee 

The Research Ethics Committee has thirteen members, including one student. If requested to do so, the Committee is responsible for considering ethical issues related to scientific research. Specifically:

  • ethical issues relating to research proposals to be submitted within ELTE’s Faculty of Education and Psychology (PPK) or relating to its participation with other institutes
  • ethical issues relating to student research work (papers, etc.) at ELTE PPK, if the request originates from the ethically-responsible supervisor or instructor 
  • based on an appropriate request, taking a position on other scientific research-related ethical issues while observing scientific ethical standards. 

Scientific Committee 

The Scientific Committee has ten members including one student. The members of the Committee are the Chairman of the Habilitation Committee and the Heads of the Doctoral Schools. The Faculty’s Vice Dean for Scientific Affairs is a permanent guest on the Committee. 

The Committee is responsible for:

  • the assessment of organisational and personal issues relating to education and research, especially regarding the employment of head teachers and promotions, as well as the regular assessment of human resources in certain professional fields
  • the foundation, launch and curriculum assessment of majors and programmes
  • the performance of the Education and Psychology Doctoral Council’s duties considering the rules on staff composition.

Scholarship Committee 

The Scholarship Committee’s responsibility is to assess student scholarships at the Faculty. It has four members, two of whom are public employees and two of whom are students.

Student Disciplinary and Ethics Committee 

The Student Disciplinary and Ethics Committee has four members including a student. In addition to three lecturers (Chairman, Deputy Chairman, Member), the Faculty Council also selects two alternate members and the Student Union also delegates two alternate members. 

The Committee is responsible for:

  • establishing student disciplinary responsibility
  • applying disciplinary punishment

Teacher Training Committee