Article 1: The rules of procedures aim at providing all the acting members in the university with a document stating the legislative rules, the fundamental regulations, and the different structures attributed to the university.
The rules of procedures seek to make accessible rules, and to empower the acting members to handle the authorized issues by virtue of the law n 01.00 which regulates higher education; this law is issued via putting into effect the royal decree (Dahir) n° 1.00. 1999 issued on the 19th of May 2000; there are also regulatory texts adopted to apply this law.
These rules of regulation shall not make change of the current legislative and regulatory rules in case of uncertainty, only the law n° 01.00 regulating higher education together with its texts are reliable.
Article 2: Whenever the words and expressions stated bellow occur in these rules of regulation, they bear the meanings demonstrated bellow:
The university: Ibn Tofaïl University;
The council: University council;
The president: The president of the university
The managing council: The managing council branched of the university council;
The secretary general: The secretary general of the university;
The Law 01.00: the law 01.00 regulating higher education issued via putting into effect the royal decree (Dahir) n° 1.00.199, issued on the 19th of May 2000;
Rules of procedures: Rules of procedures of the university.
Article 3: These rules of procedure are applied to the university and its facilities and services, especially the presidency services, and the university joint services.
Article 4: The rules of procedure are applied to all acting members in the university, including research professors, administrators, technicians, and students, and if any new institute or center belonging to the university is created, it automatically submits to the university rules of procedure.
Article 5: IU includes the following education, training and research institutes:
Faculty of arts and humanities;
Faculty of science;
Faculty of law, economics and social studies;
The university principles and goals;
Article 6: The university is committed to the principles and goals issued in article one of the law n° 01.00, they are as follows:
The Islamic religion and its values;
Equality and equal opportunities for all members of society;
Respecting human rights, tolerance, freedom of thought and creativity;
Commitment to the rules and the academic values: strictness, scientific integrity, and intellectual honesty;
Carrying on teaching in Arabic language at different training sectors, ensuring competency at foreign languages, and providing the necessary means to promote the research in Amazight language and culture.
Training and promoting competencies in addition to advancing and spreading information;
Contributing to the improvement of scientific, technical, professional, economic, social and cultural sectors;
Ensuring scientific and technical competency and promoting them via research and creativeness;
Recognizing the worth of Moroccan cultural heritage and spreading its deeply rooted values.
University regulation chapter one: University missions:
Article 7: The university, being a public institution, is granted an artificial person and autonomy in handling administrative, financial, pedagogical, scientific and cultural issues under governmental custody. It is possible for the university to conclude agreements with the State for many years concerning training and research activities.
Article 8: The university is a multidisciplinary institution in charge of the following missions:
- Contributing in emphasizing the Islamic and national identity ;
- Fundamental and continuous training;
- Promoting and spreading sciences and culture;
- Preparing the youths to get integrated in the professional life, through promoting their skills;
- Scientific and technological research;
- Doing expertise services;
- Contributing to a holistic development of the country;
- Contributing to the development of human civilization;
- Teaching all education and fundamental training; preparing certificates and delivering them according to current legislative and regulatory texts;
- Continuous training for integrated and non integrated persons in professional sector;
- Presenting paid services by virtue of conventions, fostering innovations; taking advantage of patents and licenses, and marketing the products;
- Contributing to public and private enterprise within the limits of available resources, this contribution should be of no less than 20% of the enterprises capital, authenticated by the administration;
- Creating companies belonging to the university provided that they should produce goods or services and to improve their quality and market them in economic, scientific, technological and cultural sectors. The university should also own no less than 50% of these companies capital approved by the administration;
- The possibility of organizing specialized teaching branches to prepare students to professional practice.
Chapter two: Managing structures in the university
Article 9: The president, the council, the managing council derived from it, and the standing as well as the special committees of the council, ensure the good management of the university.
Section 1: The president and his assistants
A: The president
Article 10: The president’s missions are as follows:
- Running the university;
- Presiding the council, reporting resolutions and bringing them into effect, in addition to receiving the council’s suggestions and determining the agenda;
- Concluding agreements and conventions after the approval of the council, in addition to the right of making reservations;
- Signing national certificates as well as private certificates attributed to the university and its institutes;
- Representing the university before the court, and making lawsuit on its behalf;
- Coordinating between university institutes;
- Appointing all research teachers and university employees including administrators, technicians and determining their posts within university institutes, services and joint services;
- Issuing the order to collect university income and disburse its funds and to grant all or some of his authority to the deans and directors of university institutes within the scope of their competencies, especially in what concerns budget management and equipment;
- Ensuring the respect of the current legislative and regulatory texts as well as the rules of procedure within the university;
- Taking all the necessary measures according to the current legislations;
- Appointing vice deans and assisting directors upon deans and directors proposals;
- Appointing secretary generals of the university institutes upon deans and directors proposals;
- Signing and sealing certificates delivered by private education institutes accredited by the State, if necessary, in accordance with current executive texts:
14 – Concluding agreements with private higher education institutions seeking to give students examinations and control information, provided that these agreements include the rights and obligations of both parties;
15 – Providing a report on the situation and the results of assessment and prospects, which the regional council produces on September every year. This report includes all aspects of pedagogy, administration, and research; as well as a pedagogical, administrative, and financial checking.
B -The two vice-president
Article11: Two deputies, one of them should be at least a professor of higher education, are appointed by governmental authority in charge of higher education at the proposal of the president of the university, to help the president.
Article 12: The first vice president responsible for scientific research, cooperation, and partnership, is assigned the following:
1. Partnership sector:
The partnership between the university and entrepreneurship;
Continuous and remote training.
2 – The scientific research sector:
Organizing scientific events;
Units of research, training, and doctorate;
Regulating and monitoring the activities of scientific research.
3. Cooperation sector:
National and international cooperation;
Article 13: The second vice president in charge of academic affairs and university development, is assigned the following:
1. The academic affairs sector:
Architecture, pedagogical programs, and educational monitoring;
2 – The student affairs sector:
Planning, pedagogical guidance, expectations and monitoring integration in the labor market;
Social, sports, and cultural affairs;
Media and communication.
Article 14: The president may authorize any of his deputies to be in charge of his powers. This authorization should be specific and written.
C –Secretariat general
Article 15: The secretary general is appointed by the governmental authority in custody at the proposal of the president. He/ she should be at least a B. A. holder and experienced in administrative management.
Article 16: The secretary general is assigned, under the supervision of the president, the management of the university services, its joint services, and coordination between the latter and the services of the university administrative institutions:
- The Economic and financial affairs sector:
Budget and accounting;
Making deals and managing property;
- Human resources sector
Human resources management;
Ongoing training for human resources;
- The public affairs sector
legal affairs, complaints, disputes, and university council;
Article 17: The secretary general attends the management council’s meetings and is assigned the tasks of secretariat. He may also attend, at the president’s request, the university council meetings, special or standing committees meetings.
Article 18: The president may authorize the secretary general to be in charge of his entrusted powers. This authorization should be specific and written.
Section II: The university council
Article 19: The composition of the university council, its terms of reference, and its functioning are addressed in the rules of procedure of the university council.
Section III: Management council
Article 20: The composition, terms of reference, and functioning of the management council are addressed in the university rules of procedure.
Section IV: Standing and special committees of the university council
– A) Standing committees
Article 21: The university council composes, during its first meeting, the following three standing committees:
1. Scientific research and cooperation committee;
2. Cultural, social, and sports affairs committee;
3 – Pedagogical affairs committee;
Another standing committee can be composed, if necessary.
Article 22: Each standing committee is composed of four permanent members at least and seven at most, including the chairman. The latter is appointed by the president of the council from among the heads of the university institutions.
A president of a standing committee is not allowed to head another standing committee.
Article 23: Membership nomination of standing committees is open for the university council members. For this purpose, four registration lists are available for each committee; no member is allowed to register in more than one standing committee.
Article 24: If the registered number of a specific list is more than six members, the council adopts a system of lots to choose between them.
Article 25: The Chairman appoints at first meeting, from the standing committee members, a deputy, a reporter, and a deputy reporter. The reporter or the deputy reporter should edit reports and keep records of the meetings and submit a final report of the committee works during the period between the council two sessions. The records and reports are delivered to the presidency council.
Article 26: Records of the standing committees meetings are kept, they include in particular, the meeting date, the present members’ names, the main points of the agenda, all the discussions, proposals, and recommendations that have been made. Chairman of the standing committee signs the meetings records and the final reports referred to in the above-mentioned article.
Article 27: Standing committees holds four regular meetings a year. They also meet whenever necessary.
Article 28: The Chairman of the committee determines the agenda of the meetings, which does not become final only after the approval of the university president. The latter may amend it and finalize it as appropriate. Meeting summons and the agenda are sent to its members by the committee chairman at least one week before the meeting is held.
A copy of the summon and the agenda are sent to inform the presidency council.
Article 29: Meetings of the standing committees are scheduled according to the university council’ sessions.
Article 30: The committee meets in the presence of an absolute majority of members. If the presence of the majority is not possible, the committee may hold its meeting after three days regardless of the number of the present members.
Article 31: The standing committee considers the recommendations and the suggestions of the agenda related points before the majority. If votes are equal, then the side to which the committee chairman belongs has the priority. The voting process takes place within the committees by show of hands.
Article 32: The president may assign, in an advisory capacity, both or one of his deputies and the secretary general to attend the standing committees. None of the latter has the right to participate in the voting process within these committees.
Article 33: The chairman of the standing committee delivers to the university president a final report copy about the activities made in the period between the council’ s two sessions.
Article 34: Working in the standing committees ends automatically when the university council’s assignment ends.
B – Special committees
Article 35: The university council composes, if necessary, special committees to study a certain issue.
Article 36: Each special committee is composed of three members, including the chairman. The university president appoints the chairman and the two members of the special committee. He also decides the issue to study, either within the council’s meetings or outside it.
Article 37: The chairman of each special committee selects one of the committee members to be a reporter. The latter is to edit and communicate meetings records to the presidency council.
Article 38: Special committees’ meetings are kept in special records. The records include in particular the meeting date, the present members’ names, the main points of the agenda, all the discussions, proposals, and recommendations that have been made.
Article 39: The special committee holds its meetings at least twice a week until it finishes studying the issue entrusted to it. After no more than one month of its appointment, it shall provide a final report on the issue to the presidency council.
Article 40: The chairman of the special committee signs the records of the meetings and the final report referred to in the aforementioned article.
The private juries’ works must be ended, automatically, as soon as they finish the tasks they are in charge of, and submitting a final report to the board presidency.
Article 42: The president shall vote, in the capacity of advisor, one expert (or more), one of his vice-chairpersons, or the secretary general of the association to attend the private jury services.
Chapter three: university degrees
Article 43: teaching may be organized, at university institutions, into private filière for the purpose of exercising the organized tasks.
Article 44: the university may, under certain conditions, create its private certificate concerning fundamental and continuous training.
Such certifications may be accredited by the public authority in charge of Higher Education after regarding the report of the national jury of Higher Education. The accredited certificate may also be equivalent to the accredited national certificates.
Chapter 4: Fundamental associations’ actors
Subsection one: permanent university teachers
Article 45: the permanent university teachers are as follows:
Higher education teachers,
University teachers’ assistants,
Rules of procedure provisions shall apply to research professors, and they exercise their tasks in accordance with legislative and regulatory provisions in force.
Subsection two: non-permanent university teachers
The university or university institutions shall depend, if necessary, on non-permanent university teachers under the name of participatory teachers or teachers with compensations for lessons, for an academic year which may be renewed.
Article 47: the participatory teachers, mentioned in the contract, are determined via the budget of the university institution, among other foreign university teachers, experts or professional in charge of academic tasks.
The salary of the participatory teacher is equivalent to the university teachers provided that the participatory teacher shall have the same conditions related to certificate and professional experiences.
Article 48: The contract aforementioned determines the service conditions of the participatory teacher, his salary, and any other agreed upon conditions.
Article 49: The teachers benefiting from compensations for teaching are considered as complementary teachers who are selected by the university institutions president as they are professionally experienced in the task they are in charge of.
Teachers’ salaries are determined in accordance with by-laws provisions in force related to additional hours compensations for some university teachers.
Chapter 2 :Administrators, technicians and assistants
Article 50: the administrators, technicians and assistants are considered to be the same institution members. In this respect, they contribute to, along with university teachers, public facilities ensuring the conduct of university institutions, and they are engaged in the activities, they are in charge of, related to different university interests, common good, and administrative interests, in addition to filières, laboratories, among other things.
Article 51: the administrators, technicians and assistants may perform, within the scope of their competencies, the following tasks:
– 1 promoting pedagogical administration within university, aming at developing its practical and scientific potentilas.
– 2 boosting the reception services and university atmosphere.
– 3 registering students, each university year, and providing them with all related information.
-4 the ability to communicate and contact with all university facilities and community individuals
– 5 providing university teachers with exam management submitted to students within university institutions, and participating in supervision.
– 6 promoting the scientific and cultural activity and diffusing knowledge within university
– 7 peacekeeping, health and social protection
– 8 submitting suggestions that are appropriate to fostering the way of working within university and raising the administrative services.
– 9 university budgets, properties and facilities must be protected
Article 52: the administrators, technicians, and assistants belong to university as a whole. In this respect, the president may, if necessary, move them from one service, or institution, to another or select them for specific tasks within university, regarding their social conditions.
Article 53 the administrators, technicians and assistants are subjected, in their employment, tenure, promotion and discipline, to the provisions determined by organic laws.
Chapter 3 : Students benefiting from university services
Article 54: the regularly registered students at university and also those who are registered at continuous training shall benefit from education, research, knowledge services.
Subsection one: students
Article 55: each person registered legally in the university or its institutions with the purpose of acquiring national or university degrees must have the capacity of a student.
Article 56: all students exercising their tasks shall benefit from university services in conformity to legal regulations.
Article 57: students must subject to such by-laws provisions, and any break may lead to penalties determined according to regulations.
Subsection 2: students benefiting from continuous training
Article 58: trained students are going to benefit from continuous training within university, among other services.
Article 59: the students benefiting from continuous training are provided by a clear program including objectives, determined sessions, and the ways of performance and assessments, in addition to the maximal or minimum number of benefited students, and the pedagogical and scientific tools, and also the budget services.
Chapter 5: safety, prevention and cleanliness
Article 60: teachers, administrators, technicians, students, persons registered at continuous training and visitors shall benefit from university facilities. Therefore, they must protect such facilities, safety and prevention within university.
Article 61: smoking is totally forbidden within university facilities including a « no smoking » sign, especially stadiums, classrooms, libraries, laboratories, meeting-rooms and administration offices.
Article 62: persons belonging to university must contribute to its cleanliness, especially gardens, plants and putting wastes in refuse bins; it is also forbidden to publish announcements, or illegal announcements, out of their appropriate places.
Article 63: the president may appoint a private jury for peace, prevention and cleanliness within university whose members are selected from vice-presidents, university general secretary, general university institutions secretaries, and administration president (or presidents) of university subject to this issue.
Article 64: each person must have the right to inform the official (or officials), orally or in writing, by any danger threatening peace, prevention and cleanliness within university. In this case, the official (or officials) must, immediately urgently, inform the president, one of his representatives, or the general secretary by this danger.
Article 65: the president may, in accordance with the available financial means, entrust companies and private institutions to manage safety, prevention and cleanliness.
Chapter six: final provisions
Article 66: the university board writes the by-laws and signs it in its sessions including two-thirds majority members. In case of the absence of the two-thirds majority members, then the non-permanent by-laws shall be taken into account up to submitting it in a subsequent board session to approve it with an absolute board members majority; in case of non-existence of absolute majority in such session, then it is submitted in an exceptional session to be approved by the relative majority of present board members.
The board submits the approved by-laws to the government authority to ratify in limited period less than 30 days as from receiving it or it becomes into practice.
Article 67: such by-laws may be amended or completed in conformity with the president initiative or the two-thirds of the board members. The amendments and completions must undergo to the same procedure aforementioned in the article 66.
Article 68: such by-laws enter into force after the approval of the university board and government authority in charge of higher education.
Such by-laws is signed and sealed by the university board on October 27, 2004.