Boards and Committees

The Executive Board

The Executive board defines the resources allocated to each action of the program and establishes the mid-term strategy. It receives from the Graduate School Coordinator (GSC) an annual report detailing international development, interactions with business, lessons-learned, and plans for future strategy.

When ?

Once a year

Who ?

The GSC ; The president of the Federal University of Toulouse; The chair of the TESS Council ; representatives of CNRS, IRD, CNES, MétéoFrance ; Two external (foreign) experts selected for their international renown. (~10 members)

The Steering Committee

The steering committee ensures the day-to-day running of the Graduate School. It prepares the TESS Council meetings, identifies problems and ensures the implementation of the mid-term strategy defined by the Executive Board

When ? Once a month

Who ? The Graduate School Coordinator (GSC) and his two associates, the President of the TESS Council and the administrative manager.

The Training Programme sub-committee

This subcommittee will define program content and propose annual modifications in light of ‘lessons-learned’. They will filter applications for the program and for incoming mobility.

When ? 3-4 meetings per year

Who ? Those in charge of a Master or a specific year/ specialisation (~15 people), plus five non-faculty members of the TESS Graduate School Council.

The TESS Council

The TESS Council is the workhorse of the Graduate School. It organizes and evaluates the distribution of funding concerning the different actions of the program. If necessary, the TESS Council will set up sub-committees to treat specific issues. The sub-committee dedicated to the training program is permanent.

When ? At least 3 meetings per year

Who ? The GSC & laboratory directors. These 10 people will represent research. The people in charge of the Master programs, representatives of the Engineering Schools, the director of SDU2E, and directors of relevant teaching departments of UPS. These 10 people will represent institutional teaching and doctoral studies. 8 elected members, representative of the 4 themes ‘Astrophysics/Planetology’, ‘Solid Earth’, ‘Ocean/Atmosphere/Climate’, ‘Continental Surfaces/Hydrology/ Ecology; 8 nominated external members, 4 from academia, and 4 from the private sector. (~38 members)