Regulations

GALATASARAY UNIVERSITY CAREER DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION
AND RESEARCH CENTER REGULATIONS

First Part

Goal, Scope, Basis and Definitions

Goal

Article 1 – (1)  The purpose of this regulation is to regulate the procedures and principles related to the  aim, scope and governing bodies of Galatasaray University Career Development Application and Research Center.

Scope

Article 2 – (1) This regulation covers the procedures and principles related to the  aim, scope and governing bodies of Galatasaray University Career Development Application and Research Center.

Base

Article 3 – (1) This regulation is prepared based on the subparagraph (2) of paragraph (d) of first paragraph of Article 7 and Article 14 of the Higher Education Law No. 2547 dated 4/11/1981.

Definitions

Article 4 – (1) In this regulation;

a) Advisory Board: refers to the Advisory Board of the Center,

b) Career Consultants: refer to the Career Consultants of the Center

c) The Center (GSU KAGEM): refers to Galatasaray University Career Development Application and Research Center

ç) The Director: refers to the the Director of the Centre,

d) Vice Director: refers to the Vice Director of the Center,

e) Rector: refers to the Rector of Galatasaray University

f) The Senate:  refers to the Senate of Galatasaray University,

g) University: refers to Galatsaray University

ğ) Board of Directors: refers to the Board of Directors of the Center,

SECOND PART

The aim of the Center and Practice Areas

The aim of the Center

ARTİCLE 5 – (1) The aims of the Center are as follows:

a) To advise the students and alumni of the University in line with their knowledge, skills, abilities and wishes and to the extent of the conditions of the university, in the domains of career planning, development and application.

b) In order to ensure that the students of the University make their career choices consciously, to inform them about the choices that they want to tend to in the areas of business or academic life and the solutions related to the problems that they may face in these domains.

c) To contribute to the Turkey’s human resources potential and performance by preparing the students of the University to the professional life.

ç) To perform research in the field of career counseling in cooperation with the related units and  all academic programs of the University, 

d) To educate the students and/or alumni of the University in order to increase their professional qualifications and/or to keep abreast of new developments in their domains, when needed in cooperation with Galatasaray University Continuous Education Application and Research Center.

e) To perform monitoring studies on the career development of alumni of the University,

f) To increase the number of institutions and organizations where students can intern and to provide that the students make contact with the relevant institutions and organizations,

g) To conduct studies in line with ensuring the employment of the alumni of the University in national and international fields.

Practice Areas of the Center

ARTICLE 6 – (1) The center's practice areas include:

a) To present suggestions to the Rectorate about the development and application of the strategies in line with  the professional and academic career planning and development of the students and alumni of the University by increasing their quality, preferableness and commitment, and to ensure the implementation of the approved recommendations,

b) To advise the students and alumni of the University about career planning and development

c) To execute the education activities and introductory meetings for the students and alumni of the University, necessary to express their professional and personal wealth that contribute to their career development, when needed in cooperation with Galatasaray University Continuous Education Application and Research Center. 

ç) To apply tests and techniques required for the recognition of the individual characteristics of the students together with providing an interpretation of the results,  

d) To provide informing the students about the national and international student exchange programs, scholarships and postgraduate programs,

e) To provide the development and execution of joint projects with the units within the University such as student clubs that work on activities related to career planning and the student council,

f)  To create a pool of advertisements where the advertisements on internships and jobs that can be viewed together,

g) To track the career development of the alumni of the University in the business life and to create a database where information about alumni is located,

ğ) To provide the development and execution of joint projects by achieving national and international collaborations with the stakeholders, such as private and public institutions, non-governmental organizations, foundations and alumni associations, in line with the facilities of the University,

h) To improve the internship facilities by the cooperations that will be established with the University and the business life, and to provide that the students get to know the concerned parties by organizing activities that will bring together the students with the business environment.

ı) To create a database, where the persons, institutions and organizations that can be cooperated for the realization of the Centre's mission and that can provide internship or job opportunities to the students and the alumni of the University are located, and which is continuously updated,

i) To manage the communication of all the activities performed by the Center and for this purpose to prepare the printed and visual publications and to ensure the efficiency of the Center in the digital platforms,

j) To track the publications related to the career planning and development and to monitor the research studies and projects in this field.

Third Part

The Managing Bodies of the Center and Their Duties

Managing Bodies

ARTICLE 7 – (1) The managing bodies of the Center are:

a) Director

b) Board of Directors

c) Advisory Board

Director

ARTİCLE 8 – (1) Director is appointed by the Rector from the faculty members of the University for three years. The director whose mission is ended can be re-appointed.

(2) Upon the recommendation of the director, the Rector can appoint a vice director, that will help the director, from the faculty members of the University for three years. The mission of the Vice Director ends when the mission of the Director ends.

The director leaves the vice director as the representative during his/her absence but a new director is appointed if the proxy continues for more than 6 months.  

Duties of the Director

ARTİCLE 9 – (1) The duties of the Director:

a) To represent the Center,

b) To call the managing bodies of the Center to meetings and to chair the meetings by preparing the agenda for these meetings,

c) To ensure the implementation the decisions of the board of directors within the framework of this Regulation

ç) To create working groups if necessary,

d) To ensure the creation of the necessary service units within the center, and to organize, coordinate and control the operation of these units,

e) To provide the cooperation and the coordination of the relationships of the Center with all its national and international stakeholders

f) To present a report about the Center's overall situation and operation to the Rector after receiving the opinion of the Board of Directors at the end of each academic year or when requested. 

g) To execute the administrative duties of the Center,

ğ) By ensuring the execution of the studies related to the determination of the Center's requirements on the personnel, budget and other resources, and to present the reports to the Rectorate on these issues that are approved by the Board of Directors,

Board of Directors

ARTICLE 10 – (1) Board of Directors consists of a total of five members, including the director, vice director and the three members that are appointed by the Rector from the faculty members of the university for three years. A new member is appointed by the same procedure to complete the remaining duration, replacing a member who resigns for any reason.

 (2) The board of directors meets at least every three months. If deemed necessary,  the Director can also call the Board of Directors to a meeting  extraordinarily.

(3) The meetings of the Board of Directors are performed by an absolute majority of its members and the decisions are taken by the absolute majority of those present. Votes are given in the form of acceptance or rejection. In case of equality of the votes, majority of the votes shall be deemed made in favor of the Director’s vote.

Missions of the Board of Directors

ARTICLE 11 – (1) The missions of the Board of Directors:

a) To create strategies and policies in line with the Center’s purpose of establishment and to present them to the Rectorate’s approval by planning activities that are appropriate to these.

b) To discuss and resolve the report prepared by the Director about the center’s overall situation and operation at the end of each academic year or when requested,

c) To take the necessary decisions for the effectiveness of the Centre's activities,

ç) To evaluate and resolve the decisions about projects between the Center and the Center's all national and international stakeholders,

d) To make recommendations to the Rector about the Center's Advisory Board and Career Representatives.

Advisory Board

ARTICLE 12 – (1) Advisory board is appointed by the Rector for three years from the Director, the faculty members of the University or other universities and experts from relevant institutions and organizations, upon the recommendation of the Board of Directors. 

(2) Those whose membership duration expires can be re-selected.

(3) Advisory Board, chaired by the Director, shall meet at least twice each year. The majority condition is not required in these meetings.

Missions of the Advisory Board

ARTICLE (13) – (1) the duties of the Advisory Board are:

a) To provide opinions and suggestions, by making assessments on the issues deemed necessary by the Board of Directors about the Center's activities,

b) To prepare reports about the Center's activities in areas where the Board of Management deems necessary.

 

Fourth Part

Miscellaneous and Final Provisions

 

Career Consultants

ARTICLE (14) - Career consultants consist of faculty members from each faculty who are appointed by the Rector for three years in accordance with the proposal of the Board of Directors.

Missions of the Career Consultants

ARTICLE 15 – (1) The missions of Career Consultants: 

a) To support the students’ career developments and to advise them in line with the Center's objectives,

b) To propose projects in their areas of expertise and to work for implementing them if deemed appropriate by the Board of Directors,  to provide improvement of the collaborations with the stakeholders, such as public and private institutions, non-governmental organizations, foundations and alumni associations,

c) To investigate the internship and job opportunities in their areas of expertise for students, 

ç) To support the studies of the Board of Directors.

Spending Authority

ARTICLE 16 – (1) The spending authority of the Center is the Rector. Rector may delegate this authority to the Director.

Personnel Requirements

ARTICLE 17 – (1)  Center's academic, administrative and technical staff requirements are provided by the personnel appointed by the Rector with the recommendation of the Director In accordance with Article 13 of the 2547 Higher Education Act provisions.

Conditions with no provisions

ARTICLE 18 – (1) In the absence of provisions in this Regulation,   other related legislation conditions and Senate decisions are applied. 

Effect

ARTICLE 19 – (1) This Regulation shall enter into force on the date of publication.

Execution

ARTICLE 20 – (1) This Regulation’s conditions shall be enforced by the Rector of Galatasaray University.

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