Standing Committees

Academic Advisory Committee

Mission:
Reviews the academic progress of students, determining whether students are maintaining good academic standing, and whether those whose performance falls below the levels articulated in University policies are subject to academic warning, probation, suspension or dismissal. The Committee will monitor the progress of those students on probation to determine whether the conditions of probation have been satisfied. The committee also advises the Dean of Faculty on academic policies and procedures, and makes recommendations.

Membership:
Faculty: 3,  Staff: 3, Students: 3 (students do not participate in meetings when individual student performance is discussed)

Chair: Emilia Zankina, Provost

Faculty:
Hristo Iliev
Ilya Levine
Didar Erdinc

Staff:
Robert White, Dean of Faculty
Tania Markova, Registrar
The Provost as Chair holds the third staff seat.

Students:
Maria Mocanu
Anna Nikolova
Georgi Georgiev 

Accreditation Committee

Mission:
Evaluates and interprets US, Bulgarian or any other appropriate accreditation criteria, assists in the process of gathering information and opinions from all university constituencies, assists departments in the process of writing and editing their program accreditation reports, oversees the writing and editing of the US accreditation self-study reports, and participates actively in the onsite visits of accreditation teams. Advises the Provost.

Chair: Emilia Zankina, Provost

Robert White, Dean of Faculty
Dimitar Christozov
Rositza Gradeva
Ljuben Mutafchiev              
Diana Stantcheva

The chairs of sub-committees is responsible for writing the narrative on each NEASC accreditation standard participate in the work of the Accreditation Committee during US accreditation cycles.

Admissions Committee

Mission:  
To review applications for the fall and spring semesters.  In determining admission, consideration is given to many different indications of a student’s qualities and abilities: scholastic achievements, performance on standardized tests, extracurricular activities, personal experience and leadership potential. The Admissions Committee evaluates applicants on the strength of the application as a whole and makes initial recommendations for financial aid and merit-based awards.  Committee deliberations are confidential.

Membership: Faculty: 2,  Staff: 3, Students: No

Meets weekly especially in the second semester

Members for the Spring 2017 semester are: 

Chair: Anatolie Chernii 

Staff:
Asya Alexandrova
Pavlina Pavlova-Urdeva

Faculty:
Roxana Mihaila
Sabina Wien

Forecasting and Budgeting

Mission:
Forecasts revenues and costs for the University and advises on the creation of the annual budget. The Committee advises the President.

Membership: Faculty: 2, Staff: 5, Students: 2

Chair: Alexander Alexandrov, CFO

Staff:
Emilia Zankina
Lydia Krise
Zdravka Bojinova
Borislav Tyulekov

Faculty:
Andrey Gurov
Faculty member

Students:
Lyuben Popov
Steven London

Scholarship

Mission: 
Reviews prospective and current students’ applications and recommends scholarship recipients to the head of Enrollment.

Membership:
Faculty: 3,  Staff: 4

Chair: Kristina Doneva, Financial Aid Coordinator

Faculty:
Nedyalko Delchev
Alexander Ganchev
Vladimir Levchev

Staff:
Antonia Dimitrova
Asen Dimitrov
Liuba Tomova
The Financial Aid Coordinator as Chair holds the fourth staff seat.

Student Outcomes Assessment

Mission: 
Requests, gathers, reviews and evaluates data on the outcomes from the overall academic, co- and extracurricular experience of the AUBG students. As a result of research findings, makes recommendations for improvement in the academic and residential life programs to the Provost.

Membership:
Faculty: 2; Staff: 3; Students: 2

Chair: Emilia Zankina, Provost

Faculty:
John Galletly
Pierangelo Castagneto

Staff:
Lydia Krise
Tanya Papazova
The Provost as Chair holds the third seat.

Students:
Anna Nikolova 
Borislava Stancheva

Student Services

Mission:
Advises the Dean of Students regarding non-curricular student activities and issues. Administers the annual Student Travel Fund. Selects participants in study abroad programs.

Recommends the Student Commencement Speaker to the President.

Recommends the Presidential Medalist to the President.

Membership:
Faculty: 3; Staff: 3; Students: 3

Chair: Lydia Krise, Dean of Students

Faculty:
Dannie Chalk
William Clark
Sabina Wien

Staff:
Gergana Atanasova
Tsvetana Grahovska
The Dean of Students as Chair holds the third seat.

Students:
Vasilii Kulev
Boryana Ilyova
Dimitrina Pashova

Meets every two weeks.

Staff Development and Policies

Mission:
Facilitates the development of staff and managers through recommendations for training programs, individual development plans, and improvements in the annual evaluation process consistent with the goals for development of the institution. The committee prepares guidelines and reviews applications for professional development support and makes recommendations to the Provost.

Chair:
Elena Bardarova

Staff:
Ruska Atanasova
Asen Dimitrov
Maria Lazarova
Albena Kehayova
The Chair holds the fifth staff seat

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