35 of 36 members of the Academic Council participated in the meeting. YSU Vice-rector Alexander Grigoryan was also present at the session. Artsrun Avagyan was nominated by the six chairs of the faculty.
It should be noted that lecturer of the faculty was also nominated for the position of the Dean of the Faculty: Head of the Chair of Armenian Language, Doctor of Philological Sciences, Professor Yuri Avetisyan. Today, before the session of the Academic Council, Yuri Avetisyan has written an application and has withdrawn himself.
Head of the Chair of Armenian Literature Samvel Muradyan presiding over the session of the faculty council noted that Yuri Avetisyan, based on the interests of the faculty, withdrew his candidacy: “This proves the unity of our faculty,” - he added.
While presenting his program, Artsrun Avagyan thanked all the chairs of the faculty for nominating his candidacy for the post of the Dean.
A. Avagyan mentioned that the faculty has done and will do everything to continue the traditions created over the years.
“Our primary goal is to support the 2016-2020 Strategic Development Plan of YSU approved by the Academic Council and the Board of Trustees of Yerevan State University, the gradual implementation of the provisions of the Strategic Development Plan, something that will contribute to the academic and educational progress of both the entire university and our faculty. Based on the above-mentioned program, a number of model regulations have been created at the faculty, which should also be guides for us,” - he added.
The 100th anniversary of YSU foundation will be celebrated soon. According to the speaker, it should become a reason for raising the reputation of YSU.
According to paragraphs 3, 4 and 5 of the Dean Selection Procedure of the Faculty of YSU, the dean of the faculty may be selected as a professor or associate who has a scientific degree or a candidate's degree of science and at least 5 years of scientific and pedagogical work experience. Dean is elected at the faculty council by secret ballot for a five-year term.
According to paragraphs 3, 4 and 5 of the Dean Election Procedure of YSU Faculty, the dean of the faculty may be elected a professor or associate professor who has a scientific degree of a doctor or candidate and at least 5 years of scientific and pedagogical work experience. Dean is elected at the faculty council by secret ballot for a five-year term.
Doctor of Philology, Professor Artsrun Avagyan studied at the Department of Journalism of Yerevan State University, Faculty of Philology in 1964-1968. A. Avagyan has been Dean of the Faculty of Armenian Philology since 2000. A. Avagyan is Honored Figure of Science of the Republic of Armenia, has been awarded the diploma of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Armenia, the medals “William Saroyan” of the RA Ministry of Diaspora and the Union of Writers of Armenia.