Regulations

Regulations of the Danish Network for Educational Development in Higher Education (DUN)

Purpose

Article 1: The Danish University Educational Network (DUN) is an association that aims to develop the quality of university education and university teaching. DUN seeks to promote this by creating networks and activities for its members. In addition, DUN initiates newsletters, study circles, events and the like.

Target Group

Article 2: The association's target group is everyone who works with university teaching as well as teachers in higher education.

Article 3Institutional membership of DUN
(1) Institutions that fall within the university statutes can immediately be approved as a member institution in DUN.
(2) Educational institutions, research libraries, networks or the like that are not covered by the university statutes may be admitted as an external member institution if the board considers it to be in accordance with the statutes.
(3) Application for institutional membership is made by contacting the DUN Board of Directors. After the board of directors has determined that the institution meets the conditions for membership, the membership comes into effect after a quota has been paid by - decided by the board. The amount of the quota is calculated on the basis of the size of the institution.
(4) Being a member institution provides unlimited access to all activities in DUN for all employees of the institution. In practice, unlimited access for the employee is obtained through individual, free membership registration on DUN-net.dk.
(5) Political parties, religious sects and commercial companies cannot be admitted as a member institution by DUN. Should this still be the case, the Board of Directors may exclude members on the basis of this provision at 14 days' notice. Any member who has been excluded can subsequently choose to have their membership tested at the general meeting.

Article 4: Individual membership of DUN
(1) Individuals may, on the basis of an application, be admitted as an individual member on special terms, which means that individual members do not have the right to vote at the general meeting and cannot participate in the work of the board.
(2) The Board of Directors decides on the admission of individuals on the basis of a short, written reasoning requested by DUN, after the individual has registered as a future member on DUN-net.dk.
(3) The quota for individual members is determined annually by the general meeting in connection with the treatment of the budget for the following year.

General meeting

Article 5: The general meeting is the supreme decision-making body of the society.

Article 6: 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 7: 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 8: 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 9: 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 10:
Minutes from the general meeting will be published via the address list within one month from holding the general meeting.

Article 11: 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.

The Committee

Article 12: 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 13: The chairman convenes candidates for the board at least one month before the general meeting through the association's mailing list. Candidates must be notified to the chair no later than 18 days before the general meeting in order to be able to stand at the general meeting.

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: It is the treasurer's responsibility that the accounts are kept on an ongoing basis and that the accounts are presented annually before the general meeting for the association's accountant and the board of directors for approval. The annual financial statements and accountant notes are posted to the public on the association's website no later than one week before the general meeting.

Article 21: The accountant 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 2019.