The Cloister of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC) has held today, Tuesday, April 2, an ordinary session chaired by the Rector Rafael Robaina, which began with a prior debate on the inclusion or not of points on the agenda requested by a group of claustrales, that the board of the Cloister had decided to include in a plenary to celebrate in the month of May. This point had been included as the last item on the agenda and there it was discussed again.
Francisco Ortega, president of the body, presented the Annual Report of the activities and management carried out by the Defender of the University Community of the ULPGC in 2018, when a total of 107 cases, of which 3 were mediations, 27 complaints and 77 queries. In 73% the actions were requested by the students, and 13% by the teachers who have duplicated their requests to the Ombudsman. The problems that present a greater presence are evaluations, interpersonal relations and norms of progress and permanence.
In the present year 2019 the mandate of the members of the University Ombudsman's organ is fulfilled, for which the intervention ended by thanking the confidence deposited from the university community. "If it could have been done better or we could have made a mistake, it has always been with the best will of service and commitment," said Francisco Ortega to end his speech.
The Rector thanked the responsibility exercised by the members of the University Ombudsman's organ, as well as thanked the commitment and collaboration that the president of this body has always expressed.
The Senate discussed the decision of the Governing Council of December 3, 2018 for the appointment as Doctor Honoris Causa of the ULPGC of Mª Emilia Casas Baamonde, Spanish jurist. She was the first female Professor of Labor and Social Security Law in the country. In 1998 he joined the constitutional Court being the youngest member entered in the history of the institution and presided over this high court from 2004 to 2011, being the first woman to preside over it.
Proposed unanimously by the Monitoring Commission of the Equality Plan (Cosepi), the appointment was defended before the Senate by the Director of Equality, Sonia Mauricio, who highlighted her extensive investigative work, as well as under her mandate as President of the Constitutional Court the antidiscriminatory guardianship was consolidated on grounds of gender and reinforced the protection of pregnant workers.
In addition, Sonia Mauricio emphasized the opportunity and convenience of the appointment to reduce the gap in the representation of Honorary Doctors because there are currently 36 doctors and only 2 honorary doctorates in the ULPGC. It was approved by 90 positive votes, 1 no and 7 abstentions.
The Senate approached the revocation of the representation in the Governing Council of José Antonio Martin García (labor PAS), in accordance with the regulations, and proposed by a fifth of the members and with the agreement of the absolute majority of the members of the sector D, administration and services staff sector (PAS). In the vote, 12 votes were voted in favor of the revocation, 1 abstention and 3 against. Therefore, a vote was taken to replace him and José Ángel Bueno was elected.
With regard to the applications submitted by the claustrales to be included in the agenda, the following points were presented: Definition of the staff policy of the PDI and PAS. Stability criteria and promotion of the template; criteria of the teaching that is taught in the ULPGC; changes in the research expenditure execution model; negotiation on criteria for the distribution of salaries according to the wage bill and new regulations for low disability; and the requirement that the agreements between representatives of the staff and the rectoral team be complied with.
The proposal to discuss these points is to establish a plenary session of the Senate, as well as to agree on a procedure to give form to these points for its adaptation to the regulations and current powers of the University Senate. An appointment was made between the signatories of the applications and the Board of the Senate, to agree on a specific date and procedure.