Art. 1 - The Universidad del Salvador, officially acknowledged by the National Executive, founded by the Civil Association "Universidad del Salvador", is ruled by the following Academic Statute.
TITLE 1. "UNIVERSIDAD DEL SALVADOR"
Art. 2 - The Universidad del Salvador has the following essential and specific goals:
a) The students' integral, scientific, humanistic and Christian education, in all the graduate courses or specialisations, to promote professionals, teachers and researchers. b) The scientific research able to demonstrate the harmonious synthesis of science and faith. c) In general, all high studies towards a Christian view of the different human problems.
Art. 3 - Faculty members, technical and administrative staff 's appointment as well as students' admissions mean their formal commitment to accept the goals of the Universidad del Salvador and to be respectful of all the regulations that govern its performance. There will be no social, racial or religious discrimination as regards the students' admission
TITLE 2. THE UNIVERSITY STRUCTURE.
Art. 4 - The University is comprised by the Rectorate, the Vice Rectorates, the Secretariat, the Faculties and Schools.
Art. 5 - The Faculty of Theology and the Faculty of Philosophy in San Miguel integrate the Universidad del Salvador keeping their character of Ecclesiastical Faculties under the supervision of the Society of Jesus. In order to be under the civil acknowledgement of their studies and degrees they should adhere to the present Statute and to the regulations stemmed from the Universidad del Salvador.
TITULO 3. ABOUT THE HIGH RANK AUTHORITIES.
Art. 6 - The Board of the Civil Association of the "Universidad del Salvador" is in charge of the high management of the Universidad del Salvador.
Art. 7 - The Rector is in charge of the immediate management of the University.
Art. 8 - The Rector of the Universidad del Salvador will be appointed by the Board of the Civil Association of the "Universidad del Salvador", by half plus one of the members, from a shortlist of three candidates proposed by the Superior Council. In case that in that instance the required majority is not achieved, the Superior Council should propose a new shortlist within a thirty-day period. Two out of the three members of said list should be different from the previous ones. In this case the Board of the Civil Association will decide by simple majority of the members present in the meeting summoned for that purpose.
Art. 9 - The Vice Rectors will be appointed by the Board of the Civil Association, on the Rector's suggestion, previous consultation to the Superior Council.
Art. 10 - The Rector and the Vice Rectors hold their positions for three years, with the possibility of being re-elected. They retire from office at the end of their mandate, by resignation, by death, by unexpected disability and by well-founded provision of the authority that appointed them.
Art. 11 - The appointment of the Rector, Vice Rectors, General Secretary and the Superior Academic Executives will fall on University Professors that have continuously or discontinuously maintained relations with the Universidad del Salvador as managers, teachers, researchers, members of executive institutions during five years previous to the appointment. As an exception, the Board of the Civil Association of the Universidad del Salvador can authorise the appointment of university professors with a shorter relation with the University.
Art. 12 - The Superior Council is constituted by the Rector, the Vice Rectors, the President of the San Miguel Area, the Deans, the heads of the Schools - according to the Council judgement- the General Secretary, a professor for each of the Faculties and Schools of the Head Offices the Director of which is in the Superior Council and three representatives of the administrative staff. If the Dean is absent, the Vicedean or anyone who acts as such will stand in for him. If a professor or an administrative staff is absent, the substitute person that corresponds will stand in for him.
TITLE 4. ABOUT THE ROLES OF THE RECTOR, THE VICE RECTOR AND THE SUPERIOR COUNCIL
Art. 13 - The Rector must:
a) Represent the University legally, administratively and academically. b) Lead the academic activities. c) Run the administrative, economic and financial management and supervise that of the organisations dependent on him. d) Submit the University estimate of expenditures and resources to the Board of the Civil Association for approval. e) Constitute an economic and financial Administration Council headed by the Economic Vice Rector, if necessary. f) Summon and head the Superior Council and the plenary senate meetings. g) Appoint and dismiss staff. h) Sign the diplomas corresponding to the degrees and academic distinctions. i) Exercise the superior disciplinary jurisdiction and in all the matters submitted to his consideration, which were decided by the Superior Executives. j) Create new Faculties or Schools, Research and Administrative Units, with the previous approval of the Board of the Civil Association. k) Approve the syllabuses and research plans and the regulations that are passed. l) Approve the students' study and promotion regulations that are passed and grant the academic degrees and honours. m) Rule on the intervention of any organisation. n) Take the other measures assigned by this statute and those that he considers necessary for the better fulfilment of the University goals and mission.
Art. 14 - The Academic Vice Rector must:
a) Stand in for the Rector if absent and up to the appointment of a new Rector if necessary. b) Collaborate with the Rector on the academic management. c) Perform the general management of the studies in the graduate and postgraduate courses. d) Participate in the appointment and dismissal of any of the faculty members. e) Propose the appointment of his/her staff to the Rector and assign the corresponding duties. f) Watch over the thorough fulfilment of the disciplinary rules. g) Submit the draft of the annual budget of his area. h) Perform the duties delegated by the Rector.
Art. 15 - The Economic Vice Rector must:
a) Administer the property, always in accordance with the rules passed by the Board of the Civil Association and the Rector. b) Propose the appointment of his/her staff to the Rector and to assign the corresponding duties. c) Manage the accounting of the administration. d) Receive the income stipulated by the University. e) Approve and issue all the payment and purchase orders. f) Control the bank accounts. g) Submit the economic report of expenses and resources to the Rector every six months. h) Verify the balance sheet at the end of each year in order to be submitted to the competent authorities. i) Prepare the general budget of the University for the following year and revise the budget of each Faculty or School, and Administrative and Research Units. j) Carry out all the necessary negotiations to get new funds and economic assistance.
Art. 16 - The Formation Vice Rector must:
a) Collaborate specifically with the Rector in order to achieve the students' integral scientific, humanistic and Christian education , focusing on the philosophical-theological dimension. b) Direct the activities that the organisations he is in charge of carry out with this objective. c) Propose the appointment of Executives and Professors in his area to the Rector and assign the corresponding duties. d) Propose the regulations that will rule his area to the Rector. e) Supervise the pastoral activity in all the University areas. f) Submit the draft of the annual budget of his area.
Art. 17 - The Research and Development Vice Rector must:
a) Direct research b) Propose the appointment of Executives and investigators in his/her area to the Rector and assign the corresponding duties. c) Pronounce judgement and supervise the programs and projects that are carried out in the different areas of the University. d) Propose the Regulations and the structure of the organisations he is in charge of to the Rector. e) Administer the funds assigned to the area in coordination with the Economic Vice Rector. f) Submit the draft of the annual budget of his area.
Art. 18 -The Superior Council is in charge specifically of assessing the Rector within the regulations of the Academic Statute and the Articles of Association of the Civil Association "Universidad del Salvador". This Body must:
a) Know everything related to the structure of the University b) Participate in the creation and suppression of graduate and postgraduate courses. c) Participate in the approval of the General Regulations and those related to admission and promotion of students, about degrees and grades and in its case, to the professional responsibility of the degrees corresponding to the courses. d) Announce the decision on the proposal for the appointment or dismissal of the ordinary professors in their character of consultant, full or associate according to the University regulations. e) Study the estimate of expenditure and resources, its adjustments and modifications, avoiding it can run into deficit.
TITLE 5. ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT OF THE FACULTIES AND SCHOOLS
Art. 19 - A Dean is in charge of the government of each Faculty. He is appointed by the Rector, after consultation with the Faculty Council. Art. 20. -The Vice Dean has the duties delegated on him by the Rector. In case of the Dean's temporary absence, the Vice Dean substitutes him in all his duties. Art. 21 - The Vice Deans are appointed by the Rector, upon suggestion of the Dean and after consultation with the Faculty Council. Art. 22 - The Deans and Vice Deans hold their positions for three years and can be re-elected. They are removed by the authority that appointed them. Art. 23 - The Faculties should have their own Council headed by the Dean and constituted by Directors, Professors and the Administrative Secretary.
Art. 24 - The Dean must:
a) Represent the Faculty. b) Manage the different academic, administrative and disciplinary aspects in his Faculty, in accordance with current regulations. c) Summon the Faculty Council and head its deliberations. d) Fulfil the resolutions made by the Rector and the Vice Rectors. e) Propose the appointment of the directors and professors and assign them duties. f) Propose the particular Regulations of his Faculty or School, the syllabi and their modifications. g) Sign the corresponding grades and degrees, jointly with the Rector, of the graduates from his Faculty. h) Submit the draft of the annual budget.
Art. 25 - The Faculty Council must advise the Dean on activities inherent in his position. Art. 26 - Everything that has been herein said about the management of each Faculty, is proportionately applied to the management of the Schools, Departments, Courses, Institutes and Centres.
TITLE 6. ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY SENATE
Art. 27 - The University Plenary Senate is made up of all the Ordinary Professors of each Faculty or School, it is merely a consultative body and it is summoned by the Rector to study important academic, disciplinary or general interest issues. Art. 28 - The Partial Senate is made of the Ordinary Professors of each Faculty or School, it is merely a consultative body and it meets at least once a year, summoned by the Dean.
TITLE 7. ABOUT THE SECRETARIAT
Art. 29 - The General Secretary is appointed and removed by the Rector. He leaves his position when the mandate of the Rector that appointed him comes to an end.
Art. 30 - The General Secretary must:
a) Write, approve and register all the documents and minutes. b) Be in charge of the University academic administrative archives. c) Manage the Secretariat staff. Art. 31 - The Academic and Administrative Secretaries of the Faculties and Schools collaborate with the General Secretary. The responsibilities of the Academic and Administrative Secretaries will be established in each Faculty or School Regulations.
TITLE 8. ABOUT THE PROFESSORS
Art. 32 - The professors can be ordinary and extraordinary, according to the stability that the respective regulations establish and will have the following grades.
a) Consultant Professors b) Full Professors c) Associate Professors d) Senior Lecturer e) Assistant Professor
Art. 33 -The Consultant Professor is an ordinary, full, associate professor or senior lecturer that has retired or has reached the age limit established by the respective regulations and has the necessary aptitude to carry out academic activities. Art. 34 - Full Professor is the one who has the aptitude to take on the greatest academic responsibility of the academic tasks. He has the academic background that the regulations establish and aptitude to manage and guide his collaborators in the speciality according to the University aims and objectives. Art. 35 - The associate professor shares all the academic responsibilities with the full professor, coordinating the syllabus development and the teaching and research activities with him, being able to substitute him. He has the academic background established by the regulations and aptitude to manage and to guide his collaborators. Art. 36 - The Senior Lecture collaborates with the full or the associate professor, under whose academic authority he acts and takes on the responsibility that the others entrust him. He has the academic background required by the regulations and aptitude to manage and guide his collaborators according to the directives given by the full or the associate professor. Art. 37 - The assistant professor collaborates with the full, associate professor and senior lecturer and he carries out the academic tasks that are entrusted to him. He has the academic background required by the regulations and aptitude to manage, coordinate and assess teaching assistants, according to the directives of higher-grade professors.
Art. 38 - To be a professor the following requirements should be fulfilled: a) University degree, accepted by the Universidad del Salvador, except in the case of sufficiently recognised background in the speciality. b) Science and the necessary pedagogical aptitude duly accredited. c) Disciplined nature. d) Good moral reputation and an attitude strictly according to the University objectives, to the National values and to the fundamental principles embodied in the National Constitution.
Art. 39 - The professors must: a) Behave according to the requirements of the previous article b) Observe this Statute, the internal provisions and the University curricula and research plans. c) Dedicate himself to teaching and to research according to the requirements of his position. d) Carry out his responsibilities with dignity, look after the seriousness of the studies and the scientific objectivity of teaching and research. e) Neither spread nor adhere to conceptions that oppose the Catholic doctrine. f) Not get involved in political parties' affairs from the University.
Art. 40 - The professor will enjoy freedom for teaching and for research according to the characteristic scientific and pedagogical criteria, without any restrictions except those established in the present Statute and the provisions that stemmed from the University. Art. 41 - The appointment of professors is carried out through Rectorial Resolution. Art. 42 - The professors will leave their positions and can be removed due to the reasons and in the conditions that the respective regulations establish.
TITLE 9. ABOUT THE STUDENTS
Art. 43 - To be admitted as a student in the different Schools and Faculties, where teaching and research is carried out, the strict fulfilment of the National Legislation and the particular rules currently in force in the University will be demanded. Art. 44 - The University will accept three categories of students
a) Regular students: with the right to examinations and academic degrees. b) Extraordinary students: enrolled for some subjects with the right to examinations and the corresponding examination certificate for those subjects. c) Unregistered students: without right to examinations and degrees. Free students will not be admitted.
Art. 45 - The attendance at theoretical and practical classes is compulsory for the regular and extraordinary students. The absences, even duly justified, should not exceed 25% of the total given classes. Art. 46 - The students can organise cultural, sports and religious associations except those with political character and the participation in the government of the University. Their regulations, organisation and dissolution should be approved by the Rector previous consultation to the Superior Council. Art. 47 - Such associations, as well as any student, have the right, fulfilled the appropriate hierarchical channels, to make themselves heard and to petition to the University highest authorities.
TITLE 10. ABOUT THE EXAMINATIONS, GRADES AND DEGREES.
Art. 48 - The final promotion in each subject will be carried out by means of an individual assessment. Art. 49 - The conditions to obtain the graduate and postgraduate professional degrees must be regulated by the University in accordance with the characteristics of each course and the rules currently in force. Art. 50. Distinctions for students can be officially introduced. Their rules must be approved by the University authorities. Art. 51. The degrees of Professor "honoris causa", "emeritus", and of Doctor "honoris causa" will be granted by the University Rector, previous consultation to the Superior Council of the University. Art. 52 - All the grades and degrees conferred by the Universidad del Salvador must be approved by the Rector, the Dean, the General Secretary and the Secretary of the Faculty or School for its validity.
TITLE 11. ABOUT THE LIBRARY AND THE PUBLICATIONS
Art. 53. The Library will be headed by a Director whose appointment will have to comply the conditions in the Art. 11 of the present Statute. Art. 54. The Director of the Library must:
a) Run the Central Library. b) Supervise all the University bibliographic patrimony. c) Prepare the plan for acquisition of bibliographic material in consultation with the executives of the Faculties and Schools and submit it to the Rector for approval. Art. 55 - The Rector's authorisation is required to publish with the name of the Universidad del Salvador.
TITLE 12. THE REFORM OF THE ACADEMIC STATUTE
Art. 56 - The present Statute may be reformed by the Board of the Civil Association when it considers it appropriate, with the vote in favour of two thirds of its members. To settle the reform the opinion of the Rector and of the simple majority of the Superior Council must be considered.
Rector’s Resolution N° 1/1981 and Resolution N° 2357/80 of the Ministry of Education.