DEPARTMENT OF ADVANCED STUDIES IN SEXOLOGY (DSAS)

Chapter I. GENERAL PROVISIONS

Art. 1.1
The Department of Advanced Studies in Sexology (DSAS) is established within the Institute of Sexology, hereinafter referred to as IS.
Art. 1.2.
The Department of Advanced Studies in Sexology (DSAS) has no legal personality.
Art. 1.3.
The Department of Advanced Studies in Sexology (DSAS) is part of the Institute of Sexology and is subordinated to the Steering Committee of the Institute of Sexology (IS).
Art. 1.4.
The Department of Advanced Studies in Sexology (DSAS) was established with the approval of the Steering Committee of the IS.

Chapter II. MISSION, OBJECTIVES, ACTIVITIES

Article 2.1. The mission of the Department of Advanced Studies in Sexology (DSAS) is to support the IS mission for:

  • Promote learning, education, knowledge and science, through teaching and research activities for the benefit of IS;
  • Providing an educational offer at international level and promoting qualitative and quantitative research;
  • Promoting creativity oriented education and stimulating fundamental research;
  • Promoting a student-centered education and developing the intellectual and methodological competences necessary for carrying out researches valorised in the social practice;
  • Assisting and encouraging participants in informing, advising and developing research skills in sexology.

Art. 2.2.

  1. The general objectives for the accomplishment of the mission Department of Advanced Studies in Sexology (DSAS) are: a. Qualitative-quantitative research activities in sexology b. Information activities for participants in the field of qualitative-quantitative research in sexology c. Collaboration activities, partnerships with universities, organizations, sexology research institutions d. Open seminars, workshops held by invited professors, academics, recognized personalities in the field of sexology.
  2. As a specific objective, the Department of Advanced Studies in Sexology (DSAS) completes the offer of services for the research participants, in order to respond to the needs of counseling, training and professional orientation in sexology indicated by the practitioners in their becoming as psychotherapists psychotherapists researchers-practitioners and doctors in the field.


Article 2.3.

The activities of the Department of Advanced Studies in Sexology (DSAS) are carried out according to the needs of training, research in the field of sexology.

Article 2.4.

The dimensions are organized on the following services:
a. Offering facilities for excellence in sexology research;
b. Offering facilities for excellence in quantitative and qualitative research in various fields in the field;
c. Organization of scientific events;
d. Establishing national and international relations or networking (the dimension of national and international relations);
e. Continuing education and training;

Article 2.5.

The fields of activity of the Department of Advanced Studies in Sexology (DSAS) are:
a. Qualitative-quantitative research activities in sexology;
b. Information activities for participants in the field of quantitative-qualitative research in sexology;
c. Collaboration activities, partnerships with organizations, national and international sexology research institutes;
d. Activities of collaboration with other research centers or research units from IS;
e. Organization of events, conferences, symposiums, national and international workshops;
f. Involvement in projects, research grants;

Chapter III. RESPONSIBILITIES

Art. 3.1.


In the field of qualitative research in psychotherapy, the Department of Advanced Studies in Sexology (DSAS) has the following responsibilities: a) informing all external or internal participants; b) establishing a calendar of the activities of the center; c) display of events.

Article 3.2.
  Activities of the Department of Advanced Studies in Sexology (DSAS) 1) is carried out in accordance with the educational programs and policies of the MEN and in accordance with the exercise of the duties established by the present Regulation of organization and functioning. 2) is approved by the director of the Department of Advanced Studies in Sexology (DSAS).

Article 3.3.
 In order to fulfill the activities and responsibilities, the Department of Advanced Studies in Sexology (DSAS) carries out collaborations with pre-university or higher education institutions, with other professional organizations and associations in the country and abroad.

Article 3.4.
IS exercises general control over the way it is organized / coordinated and the activity of the Department of Advanced Studies in Sexology (DSAS) is carried out.

Article 3.5.
In DSAS you can enroll teaching staff from IS, but also from other specializations, students, practicing psychologists in the country, clinical psychologists, etc. The application for registration in the DSAS is presented in Annex 1 ROF.

Article 3.6.
DSAS has the responsibility to submit a first Self-Assessment Report to the IS. The model for the Self- evaluation Report is presented in the Evaluation / Accreditation Methodology of the Research Centers in IS.

Article 3.7.
DSAS may request its assessment for accreditation on the basis of the Performance Standard (the ratio between the score obtained according to the performance criteria and the total of the personnel with a doctoral diploma, registered in the center).

Article 3.8.
The unique performance criteria of the research and development activity of the DSAS evaluation are the same criteria as those specified by the IS.

Article 3.9.

At the beginning of each academic year, DSAS will present to IS the Plan of activities for the academic year, which will be approved by the CD, see Annex 2 ROF. Article 3.10. In evaluating the qualitative results of research and academic creation in the DSAS, the standards and performance indicators used in the national level assessments (CNATCDU) will be taken into account, which mainly refers to:

  • publication of scientific papers and academic creation in ISI journals;
  • publication of scientific works and university creation in journals from the main stream of publications, indexed to BDI;
  • publication of scientific works and university creation in volumes of conferences indexed ISI;
  • publication of scientific papers and university creation in volumes of conferences indexed to BDI;
  • publication of treaties, monographs, studies in indexed publishers;
  • citing works in the specialised literature;
  • awards / scientific / creative distinctions obtained;
  • nomination in editorial boards of some magazines (ISI quoted or included in BDI);
  • nomination in editorial groups of some nationally recognized publishers (category B CNCS) and internationally;
  • invitations to international conferences indexed to BDI;
  • lectures abroad;
  • patents for inventions and innovations;
  • doctoral theses completed.
    Art. 3.11.
    The initial self-assessment of the DSAS as well as the annual report will be carried out by the director of the center, at the CD meeting in July, and the regular evaluation of the DSAS will be carried out every 4 years, by
    the evaluation body of the IS.
    Art. 3.12.
    Annually, in July, DSAS will present through its director a report on the scientific research and academic creation activity for the completed academic year. The DSAS report, together with other evaluation reports of the research centers or other research units in the IS will be submitted to the
    IS, the president and the vice president, analyzed and interpreted to establish the research development strategy in the IS.
    Art. 3.13.
    The evaluation / accreditation of the DSAS will be carried out by the Evaluation Body or the Evaluation Team of the IS centers.

Chapter IV. THE ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

Article 4.1
The Department of Advanced Studies in Sexology (DSAS) is subordinated to the Institute of Sexology.

Article 4.2.
 The Department of Advanced Studies in Sexology (DSAS) develops functional relationships with other institutions and organizations of profile.

Article 4.3.
The organizational structure of the Department of Advanced Studies in Sexology (DSAS) is as follows:
(1) the management of the Department of Advanced Studies in Sexology (DSAS) is provided by a director;
(2) The administrative coordination of the activity of the center is done by the director council of the Department made up of 3 members:

  • - DSAS Director;
  • - Two university teachers;
        (3) The composition of the center's board of directors is appointed by the DSAS director, and approved by the IS, see Annex 5.

Chapter V. FINAL AND TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS

Article 5.1.
The regulation of organization and functioning of the Department of Advanced Studies in Sexology (DSAS) is approved by Decision of the CD dated: 28.02.2018


Președinte IS,
Cristian DELCEA PhD