The Academic Council approved master’s program structure and content, revised in the frames of YSU Strategic Development Plan. Master’s program will be revised for the 2016-2017 academic year and the baccalaureate program – for the 2017-2018 academic year. The changes are editorial in nature as well as in terms of content.
“According to the document, 1st semester for masters consists only of general and vocational training, 2nd consists of compulsory vocational courses, 3rd - elective courses, and the last is devoted to the research. Research part contains scientific seminar (4 semesters), internship and thesis,” - said Vice-rector on Educational Affairs Alexander Grigoryan.
The meeting also approved the Regulations for the classification of administrative positions, teaching and technical staff: “The aim of the amendments to the document is to make the management of human resources management more efficient,” - said Vice-rector on Students, Alumni and Public Relations Ruben Markosyan.
The regulation on positions and awarding of honorary titles was also approved.
Alexander Grigoryan presented the results of the survey on the Satisfaction with Education at YSU in 2014-2015 academic year. In 2014, 3496 graduates participated in the survey (71.7%), while in 2015 - 2594 (81.5%) graduates. Analysis of the results indicates that generally graduates are satisfied with the quality of education and will advise others to receive education at YSU.
The results of the admission to baccalaureate were also presented. This year 3318 applicants had applied in the first stage, 250 less than in previous year. Applicants flow growth has been registered at the faculties of Mathematics and Mechanics, Armenian Philology, Journalism. Compared to previous years, the decrease has been registered at the faculties of Biology, Geography and Geology, History, International Relations, Philosophy and Psychology and Sociology.
Most of the applicants have preferred the following specialties - Law, Informatics and Applied Mathematics, Service, Public Administration, Economy, English for cross-cultural communication.
YSU Rector Aram Simonyan said the picture is generally very disturbing and we should think about reforms in the fields of the specialties.
Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Sociology Anahit Sahakyan received YSU Letter of Gratitude on the occasion of the jubilee date.
A decision was made to form a new chair from the chairs of Theoretical and General Economics and International Economic Relations. The restructured chair will be called the Chair of Economics and International Economic Relations.
Via open voting a decision was made to open a Constitutional Center for Economics at YSU Faculty of Economics and Management and some changes were made to the charter of the Faculty of Informatics and Applied Mathematics.
The textbook "Armenian Language and Culture of Speech" received approval for publication and the Academic Council will submit mediation for approval to the Ministry of Education and Science to recognize it as a textbook.
One of the current issues was the cooperation agreement signed between YSU and Yerevan Sports College of Olympic Reserve.
The last issue on the agenda was to be a scientific report. Head of Chair of Armenian Language of YSU Faculty of Armenian Philology Yuri Avetisyan presented the progress and development of modern literary Eastern Armenian.
At the end of the session, the results of the open voting for awarding scientific titles were announced. Accordingly, 4 people received the titles of professor, 12 - associate professor.