Regulations of the Danish Network for Educational Development in Higher Education (DUN)
Article 1: The Danish Network for Educational Development in Higher Education (DUN) is a grassroots organization whose purpose is to develop the quality of university education and university teaching. DUN seeks to further this through establishing networks and activities for its members.
Article 2: The target group of the society includes everybody involved in university education and teachers/lecturers in higher education. Furthermore, DUN is the principal organizer of newsletters, study groups, events, and the like.
Article 3: University Membership
(1) Institutions that fall within the university statutes can be granted university membership of DUN.
(2) University membership gives unlimited access to any activity hosted by DUN for all employees in university institutions.
(3) Any employee who has paid membership fee can be registered on the address list.
Article 4: Other Forms of Membership
(1) Educational institutions, research libraries, networks or the like that do not fall within the university statutes may be admitted as external member institutions. Any employee in such institutions can be added to the address list of the network provided that they have paid membership fees. DUN´s activities are open to employees in external member institutions.
(2) In exceptional cases, private individuals can become members on special terms. In each case, the committee makes a decision based on a reasoned application including teaching portfolio or other documentation of the applicant´s experience within the field of university teaching. There is an upper limit of two persons per institution who can become members.
(3) Employees in external member institutions and private individuals who have been accepted as members on special terms do not have the right to vote at general meetings meetings and are not allowed to participate in the activities of the committee.
(4) Political parties, religious sects and commercial companies cannot be accepted as members of DUN. In case such have already become members, the board has the right to exclude members on a two weeks´ notice in compliance with this stipulation. Any excluded member may be reconsidered for membership at the general meeting.
Article 5: The committee fixes the amount of the membership fee for all types of membership.
Article 6: The general meeting is the supreme decision-making body of the society.
Article 7: A general meeting is held once a year between February and June. The committee calls the general meeting no later than two weeks in advance.
Article 8: At least 10 participants must be present to hold a general meeting. If it is not possible to hold a general meeting, the acting committee will decide what actions should be taken. However, the committee cannot dissolve the society without calling an extraordinary general meeting within a two months´ notice.
Article 9: The attendees at the general meeting who are also registered on the address list have the right to vote. Decisions are reached by ordinary majority.
Article 10: Regular items on the agenda of the general meeting
- election of a chairperson and a minute taker
- The president´s report
- election of the committee
- approval of the accounts
- Debate about the activity plan for the upcoming year
Article 11: Minutes from the general meeting will be published via the address list within one month from holding the general meeting.
Article 12: The committee must have proposals for changes of the regulations at least one month before the general meeting. The board distributes the proposals to the members no later than two weeks before the general meeting. The attendees of the general meeting can change the regulations by ordinary majority.
Article 13: The members of the committee are elected for a two-year-period with possibility of prolongation. Four members of the committee are up for election even years and five members of the board are up for election odd years.
Article 14: The attendees of the general meeting appoint a president, a vice-president, a treasurer, and an auditor.
Article 15: The Size of the Committee
(1) The committee consists of a maximum of nine persons. The aim is that the members represent as many different institutions as possible within higher education.
(2) In addition, the attendees of the general meeting can elect two deputy members for the committe.
Article 16: The committee holds its first meeting within two months of the general meeting.
Article 17: The committe prepares and adopts rules of procedure at the first meeting succeeding the general meeting.
Article 18: The responsibilities of the committee are as follows:
- to contribute to putting issues of university education on the agenda by participating in the public debate
- to shape and implement the activity plan of the network
- to keep abreast of the development of university education, both in a national and international context
- to call general meetings
- to keep the accounts
- to update the address list
- to manage the secretariat if there is one
Article 19: The committee draws up contents and supplementary items at the first meeting.
Membership Fees and the Finances of the Society
Article 20: The treasurer is responsible for keeping the accounts on a regular basis, and to present the accounts for approval to the auditor of the society and the committee once a year before the general meeting.
The key figures of - and the auditor´s comments on the annual accounts are published on the society´s homepage at least one week prior to the general meeting.
Article 21: The auditor is responsible for approving the annual accounts after having examined the accounts, the invoice and the enclosures.
Article 22: The president and the treasurer have the authority to sign documents for a third party.
Article 23: In the event of DUN´s dissolution, the means are apportioned to the institution according to the size of the donation made the by the institution.
The regulations were adopted at the general meeting in May 2006.