Elections for UP Academic Senate

For the first time in the history of Palacký University, UP Academic Senate elections took place exclusively electronically. On 19–25 May 2020, new senators for the 2020–2023 term from all UP faculties were elected online by the academic community on the nasevolby.upol.cz webpage. The reason for this step was the current situation due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the fact that a large portion of eligible voters would not be able to attend the elections physically (see the Decision of the UP Academic Senate meeting held on 29 April 2020).

Election results

The results of Elections for UP Academic Senate for the 2020–2023 term (held on 19–25 May 2020):

Revised AS UP Elections Timetable

Revised timetable for individual operations relating to AS UP elections for the period 2020–2023

Choice of members of election subcommittees, their chairs and vice-chairs by 21 Feb 2020
Publication of the dates and places for polling at faculties by 5 March 2020
Nominations for AS UP candidates 24 Feb – 5 March 2020
Publication of the lists of candidates, lists of voters, and handing them over to the chairs of the election subcommittees by 13 March 2020
Electronic polls open 19 May 2020
Electronic polls closea 25 May 2020
Announcement of election results by 27 May 2020
Deadline for submission of election complaints by 29 May 2020
Date for new elections, if necessary by 12 June 2020

List of Candidates

Sts Cyril and Methodius Faculty of Theology

Academic candidates
Name Year of birth Workplace
doc. Martin Cajthaml, Ph.D. 1971 Department of Philosophy and Patrology
doc. PhDr. Jitka Jonová, Th.D. 1981 Department of Church History and Church Law
Mgr. Monika Menke, Th.D. 1975 Department of Church History and Church Law
Student candidates
Name Year of birth Study programme
Lukáš Janoušek, DiS. 1993 Katolická teologie, 1st year

Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

Academic candidates
Name Year of birth Workplace
prof. MUDr. Jiří Ehrmann, Ph.D. 1967 Department of Clinical and Molecular Pathology
prof. MUDr. Vít Procházka, Ph.D. 1977 Department of Hemato-Oncology
doc. MUDr. Vladislav Raclavský, Ph.D. 1966 Department of Microbiology
MUDr. Mgr. Pavel Skalický, Ph.D. 1978 Department of Surgery I
doc. MUDr. Miloš Špidlen, Ph.D. 1951 Department of Dentistry and Oral Sciences
Student candidates
Name Year of birth Study programme
Erik Juriš 1996 Všeobecné lékařství, 4th year
Anna Holečková 1998 Všeobecné lékařství, 2nd year

Faculty of Arts

Academic candidates
Name Year of birth Workplace
Mgr. Martin Fafejta, Ph.D. 1968 Department of Sociology, Andragogy and Cultural Anthropology
prof. PhDr. Ingeborg Fialová, Dr. 1961 Department of German Studies
Mgr. Jiří Hrabal, Ph.D. 1973 Department of Czech Studies
Mgr. Pavlína Kalábková, Ph.D. 1973 Department of History
PhDr. Eva Klimentová, Ph.D. 1971 Department of Sociology, Andragogy and Cultural Anthropology
Mgr. Ondřej Kučera, Ph.D. 1976 Department of Asian Studies
doc. PhDr. Tomáš Lebeda, Ph.D. 1976 Department of Politics and European Studies
prof. Mgr. Jiří Špička, Ph.D. 1974 Department of Romance Languages
doc. PhDr. Matúš Šucha, Ph.D. 1980 Department of Psychology
doc. PhDr. Ludmila Veselovská, Ph.D. 1957 Department of English and American Studies
Student candidates
Name Year of birth Study programme
Kristýna Bányácská 1999 Politologie a evropská studia, 2nd year
Bc. Michal Nguyen 1996 Historie, 2nd year
Amálie Poledníčková 1999 Filmová, divadelní, televizní a rozhlasová studia, 2nd year
Jan Pospíšil 2000 Ekonomicko-manažerská studia, 1st year

Faculty of Science

Academic candidates
Name Year of birth Workplace
doc. Mgr. Michal Botur, Ph.D. 1982 Department of Algebra and Geometry
prof. RNDr. Martin Fellner, Ph.D. 1963 Laboratory of Growth Regulators
RNDr. Tomáš Fürst, Ph.D.
Gave up candidacy on 13 May 2020
1978 Department of Mathematical Analysis and Applications of Mathematics
doc. RNDr. Marek Jukl, Ph.D. 1969 Department of Algebra and Geometry
prof. RNDr. Tomáš Opatrný, Dr.
Gave up candidacy on 13 May 2020
1966 Department of Optics
doc. RNDr. Irena Smolová, Ph.D. 1970 Department of Geography
prof. Mgr. Marek Šebela, Dr. 1971 Centre of the Region Haná for Biotechnological and Agricultural Research
Student candidates
Name Year of birth Study programme
Mgr. Jan Belza
Gave up candidacy on 11 May 2020
1992 DSP Chemie, 2nd year
Mgr. Martin Broušek 1991 DSP Matematika, 5th year
Mgr. Roman Chvátal 1994 DSP Fyzika, 2nd year
Mgr. Nikola Medová 1990 DSP Mezinárodní rozvojová studia, 3rd year
Mgr. Aleš Stejskal 1995 DSP Aplikovaná fyzika, 1st year
Mgr. Martin Žídek 1987 DSP Geologie, 2nd year

Faculty of Education

Academic candidates
Name Year of birth Workplace
Mgr. Tomáš Dragon 1992 Department of Technical Education and Information Technology
doc. PhDr. Martina Fasnerová, Ph.D. 1966 Institute of Education and Social Studies
doc. PhDr. Milan Klement, Ph.D. 1974 Department of Technical Education and Information Technology
doc. Mgr. Jiří Langer, Ph.D. 1979 Institute of Special Education Studies
Ing. Alena Opletalová, Ph.D. 1978 Institute of Education and Social Studies
Mgr. Zdeněk Rechtik 1990 Department of Primary and Pre-Primary Education
doc. Mgr. Kateřina Vitásková, Ph.D. 1972 Institute of Special Education Studies
Mgr. Pavla Vyhnálková, Ph.D. 1979 Institute of Education and Social Studies
Mgr. Petr Zemánek, Ph.D. 1976 Department of Anthropology and Health Education
Student candidates
Name Year of birth Study programme
Mgr. et MgA. David Bartoš 1993 Výtvarná výchova (teorie výtvarné pedagogiky a výtvarné výchovy), 2nd year
Marie Hervertová 2000 Německý jazyk pro vzdělávání (NJ + ČJ), 1st year
Bc. Lucie Hrušková 1996 AJ - USV, 1st year
Mgr. Alžběta Rajsiglová 1993 DSP Pedagogika, 2nd year
Bc. Dominik Voráč 1994 CUČJ - USV, 2nd year

Faculty of Physical Culture

Academic candidates
Name Year of birth Workplace
Mgr. Jan Bělka, Ph.D. 1977 Department of Sport
PaedDr. Soňa Formánková, Ph.D. 1963 Department of Sport
RNDr. Svatopluk Horák 1956 Department of Social Sciences in Kinanthropology
RNDr. Aleš Jakubec, Ph.D. 1976 Department of Natural Sciences in Kinanthropology
PaedDr. Zbyněk Janečka, Ph.D. 1954 Department of Adapted Physical Activities
Mgr. Ondřej Ješina, Ph.D. 1980 Department of Adapted Physical Activities
Mgr. Petr Reich, Ph.D. 1972 Department of Sport
Mgr. Zdeněk Svoboda, Ph.D. 1979 Department of Natural Sciences in Kinanthropology
doc. Mgr. Jana Vašíčková, Ph.D. 1973 Department of Social Sciences in Kinanthropology
Mgr. Michal Vičar, Ph.D. 1985 Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies
Mgr. Michal Vorlíček 1987 Insitute of Active Lifestyle
Student candidates
Name Year of birth Study programme
Daniela Milotová 1998 TV - ochrana obyvatelstva, 2nd year
Mgr. Lenka Murínová 1994 DSP Kinantropologie, 1st year
Bc. Kristýna Navrátilová 1995 Aplikované pohybové aktivity, 2nd year

Faculty of Law

Academic candidates
Name Year of birth Workplace
JUDr. Klára Hamuľáková, Ph.D. 1981 Department of Private Law and Civil Procedure
JUDr. Lucia Madleňáková, Ph.D. 1983 Department of Administrative Law and Financial Law
JUDr. Mag. iur. Michal Malacka, Ph.D., MBA. 1973 Department of International and European Law
JUDr. Zdenka Papoušková, Ph.D. 1974 Department of Administrative Law and Financial Law
JUDr. Veronika Tomoszková, Ph.D. 1980 Department of Administrative Law and Financial Law
Student candidates
Name Year of birth Study programme
Marek Stratilík 1997 Právo, 4th year

Faculty of Health Sciences

Academic candidates
Name Year of birth Workplace
Mgr. Petra Gaul Aláčová, Ph.D. 1976 Department of Physiotherapy
Mgr. Renata Hrubá 1973 Department of Midwifery
doc. PhDr. Helena Kisvetrová, Ph.D. 1958 Science and Research Centre
Mgr. Lukáš Merz, Ph.D. 1979 Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Mgr. Lenka Šáteková, Ph.D. 1987 Department of Nursing
Mgr. Šárka Vévodová, Ph.D.
Gave up candidacy on 14 May 2020
1976 Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Student candidates
Name Year of birth Study programme
Barbara Balcárková 1999 Porodní asistence, 1st year
Simon Matěj Fellner 1999 Zdravotnický záchranář, 1st year
Denisa Kočišová 1998 Ošetřovatelství, 2nd year
Monika Kraiczová 1999 Porodní asistence, 1st year
Tereza Marková 1999 Fyzioterapie, 2nd year
Markéta Pavelková 2000 Ošetřovatelství, 1st year
Klára Stejskalová 1999 Ošetřovatelství, 1st year
Barbora Švábová 2000 Porodní asistence, 1st year
PhDr. et. Mgr. Jitka Tomanová, Ph.D. 1976 DSP Ošetřovatelství, 1st year

Election Commissions

Main election commission

Chair: MUDr. Jan Strojil, Ph.D.,
Vice-Chair: Bc. Tereza Poláčková

Sub-election commissions

Sts Cyril and Methodius Theological Faculty Chair: Jan Koblížek, Th.D. (jan.koblizek@upol.cz)
Vice-Chairs: ThLic. Michal Umlauf, Anna Popelková (for students)
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry Chair: MUDr. Jan Strojil, Ph.D. (jan.strojil@upol.cz)
Vice-Chair: doc. RNDr. Jitka Vostálová, Ph.D.
Faculty of Arts Chair: Bc. Tereza Poláčková (tereza.polackova01@upol.cz)
Vice-Chair: Bc. Kristína Pitoňáková
Faculty of Science Chair: doc. Mgr. Ladislav Mišta, PhD. (mista@optics.upol.cz)
Vice-Chair: doc. RNDr. Vilém Pechanec, Ph.D.
Faculty of Education Chair: JUDr. Kamila Bubelová, Ph.D. (kamila.bubelova@upol.cz)
Vice-Chair: Monika Žváčková
Faculty of Physical Culture Chair: PhDr. David Smékal, Ph.D. (david.smekal@upol.cz)
Vice-Chair: Mgr. Jiří Buben, Ph.D.
Faculty of Law Chair: JUDr. Zdenka Nováková, Ph.D. (zdenka.novakova@upol.cz)
Vice-Chair: Mgr. Kristýna Krahulcová, Ph.D.
Faculty of Health Sciences Chair: doc. PaedDr. Miroslav Kopecký, Ph.D. (miroslav.kopecky@upol.cz)
Vice-Chair: Mgr. Kateřina Janoušková

UP Academic Senate Election Rules

Article 4 - Voter lists

  1. The Dean’s Offices shall prepare and deliver the lists of voters at least 7 days before the first day of the elections to the chairs of the election subcommittees:
    1. academic staff of the relevant faculty,
    2. students of the relevant faculty.
    The deadline for drawing up the electoral roll is the first day of the elections.
  2. A voter who is both a student and an academic, or is a member of the academic community of more than one faculty, with respect to equality between voters, may vote only once. The choice must be made as to which faculty the voter is voting immediately prior to voting. Such a voter will therefore be included on all eligible voters’ lists, with a mark indicating that s/he is both a student and an academic, or a member of the academic community of multiple faculties.
  3. The chairs of the election subcommittees shall modify the list referred to in paragraph 1 to make it clear which persons are entitled to vote and which are entitled to be elected at every polling location and room.

Article 5 - Senatorial candidates

  1. A candidate for senator (hereinafter referred to as “candidate”) may be an academic or student who is a member of the academic community of the relevant faculty. The last date to qualify is the first day of the elections. However, a person can only run in the group of candidates (students or academics) to which they belong.
  2. One or more candidates may be nominated by a member of the academic community of the faculty concerned, or in conjunction with other members. A written proposal is submitted to the chair of the election subcommittee no later than 14 days before the first day of the elections.
  3. Written proposals for one or more candidates shall be submitted by the chair of the sub-election commission, containing in particular:
    1. for an academic employee candidate, his/her name and surname, titles, year of birth, and workplace,
    2. for a student candidate, his/her name and surname, year of birth, study programme, and year in which s/he is registered at the faculty at the time of the elections,
    3. stating to which group of candidates (student or academic) the candidate is nominated,
    4. the consent of the proposed candidate to be a candidate for senator, including their signature,
    5. the date, first name, surname and signature of the nominator.

    If necessary, the nominator shall indicate in the proposal other data used for unambiguous identification of the candidate.
    A sample of a candidate nomination is in Appendix No. 1.

  4. Each candidate must submit (at the latest together with their express consent to the candidacy) their decision to which group of candidates and at which faculty they will be candidates in the case they are in a group of two or more faculties.
    Information on that decision shall, in the event of candidates who are members of academic communities of more than one faculty, be given to the chairs of the respective election subcommittees.
  5. The chair of the election subcommittee shall send the chair of the main election committee a list of names of the nominated candidates with the information stated in Paragraph 3, divided into academics and students. The chair of the main election commission shall check the submitted lists, as to whether the same person is not a candidate for more faculties. If so, the chair will call for such a person to make their decision as per Paragraph 4.
  6. The chairman of the main election commission shall ensure for all faculties processing of the candidate lists in the same form, establishing the example of the list of candidates in Appendix 2, and send it back to the chairs of the election subcommittees.
  7. If the chair of the main election commission finds that the list of candidates’ content or form is incorrect, s/he will call the chair of the election subcommittee to fix the errors. After a follow-up check, s/he will send a list of candidates back to the chair of the election subcommittee.
  8. The chair of the election subcommittee shall ensure the publication of the list of candidates on the electronic notice board of the faculty at least 7 days before the first day of voting at the faculty.
  9. The list of candidates is divided into two parts. The first part contains an alphabetic list of candidates from the academic staff with the data stated in paragraph 3 a); the second part contains an alphabetical list of student candidates with the data stated in paragraph 3 b).

Article 6 - Ballot papers

  1. The ballot papers shall be provided by the election subcommittees via the Dean’s Offices.
  2. The ballot paper is divided into two parts according to Article 5, Paragraphs 3 a) and b).
    The name and surname of each candidate shall be preceded by a number, the numbers are according to alphabetical order of the candidates from each group separately. Ballot papers contain information on how to vote.
  3. The ballot paper at each of the faculties is identical in size, colour, quality of paper, type and size of font.
    A specimen of the ballot paper is in Appendix 3.

Article 7 - Course of elections

  1. Voting shall take place in polling rooms at individual polling stations. The voter is empowered and required to vote only in the polling room.
  2. The election subcommittee in cooperation with the Dean’s Office shall ensure proper and visible identification of polling stations and their election equipment.
  3. The equipment of the polling station consists mainly of:
    1. a special separate area to allow the voter to mark their voting ballot and secure a secret ballot,
    2. a sealed empty ballot box,
    3. these Rules;
    4. ballot papers,
    5. writing materials.
  4. The identity of the voter shall be verified by the members present of the subcommittee before issuing the ballot paper via the voter’s ID card, or passport, or UP employee or student ID card. Once the identity is verified, members of the election subcommittee shall issue the voter a ballot and allow him/her to enter a special separate space intended for marking the ballot.
  5. The vote for up to two academic candidates and one student candidate is made by marking the ballot paper with clear circles of the candidate(s)’ number.
  6. The marked ballot shall be placed by the voter under the supervision of the members of the election subcommittee into the ballot box; at this point the vote is cast and the voter is not allowed to vote again.
  7. The paper ballot is invalid if the voter:
    1. does not mark any candidate,
    2. marks more candidates than stated in Paragraph 5,
    3. hands over the ballot in such a state that it is not possible to determine how the voter voted.
  8. The chair of the election subcommittee shall ensure the sealing and final storage of the ballot box between the end of the voting on one day and the start of voting on the next day.

Article 10 - New elections

  1. Elections shall be repeated if there is an error which may have affected the results of the elections in terms of the candidates elected. If there has been an error which could only affect the ranking of the alternates, the candidate in error shall not be considered an alternate.
  2. The new election for the reason referred to in Paragraph 1 shall take place UP-wide if the error could have affected the outcome of the elections UP-wide; a new election at a faculty will take place if the error could only affect the outcome of the elections at said faculty.
  3. The new election shall be decided by the main election commission upon the proposal of the election subcommittee. The election subcommittee shall notify its proposal to the main election commission without undue delay after it becomes aware of the operative facts. The main election commission shall decide on the new election no later than 7 days from the date of publication of the election results.
  4. Any member of the academic community may lodge a written complaint with the main election commission within two working days of the date of publication of the election results. If the main election commission considers the complaint to be justified, it may decide, within the meaning of Paragraphs 1 to 3, to hold new elections no later than 7 days from the date of publication of the election results.
  5. The main election commission may decide on new elections on its own initiative if it discovers any errors under Paragraphs 1 and 2.
  6. The date of the new election shall be set by the main election commission in its decision on the new election, which shall include the particulars referred to in Article 2, Paragraph 4, and shall be published in accordance with Article 2, Paragraph 5.
  7. The organisation, course, conclusion, and announcement of the results of new elections shall be suitably carried out in accordance to these Rules.

Article 15a - Elections held in electronic form

  1. Voting in the AS UP elections (regular, repeat, and supplemental) for the period 2020–2023 may be held in electronic form in the case that this form of voting has been decided upon by:
    1. AS UP in respect to regular and supplemental elections;
    2. the Main Elections Commission in respect to repeat elections;
    3. the Rector in case of the absence of the AS UP.
  2. AS UP may, in the case of a waiver of the reasons for which voting was decided according to this Article, decide that voting in the regular elections or supplemental elections will take place via standard paper form according to the other provisions of these Rules despite an earlier decision according to Paragraph 1. In the case of repeat elections, the Main Elections Commission has this right, and in the case of the absence of the AS UP, the Rector has this right.
  3. UP bodies listed in Paragraph 1, Sections b) and c) have the rights which are found according to this Article of the AS UP Rules in cases when they decide to hold elections in electronic form pursuant to Paragraph 1.
  4. AS UP is entitled to determine the time of the start and the close of the electronic voting for all polling places, taking into account that it is not necessary to designate polling places and set various hours for the start and close of voting on individual election.
  5. Technical safeguarding of the electronic voting will be assigned to the UP Computer Centre (hereinafter, “CVT”), which is temporarily authorised to ensure that the anonymity of the voting has been maintained.
  6. The Dean’s Offices will draw up and furnish the chairs of the election subcommittees with lists of voters (academics and students of their respective faculties) at least 10 days in advance of the first day of the elections; the decisive date for drawing up the election rolls is the first day of the elections. If there is a change in the lists during the meantime, the Dean’s Office will provide the election subcommittee with the information immediately. Election subcommittee chairs will provide the lists and other relevant information to CVT immediately.
  7. During electronic voting, voters will vote after logging in using their unique username and password in a web interface (hereinafter, the “System”) managed by CVT. More detailed instructions will be found within the System itself in the form of “Help”.
  8. If a voter votes according to Article 4, Paragraph 2 of these Rules directly into the System before the elections, the System must inform them of the results of the consequences of this vote beforehand and at the same time ensure that afterwards s/he will not be able to vote in the academic community of a different faculty. If a voter is simultaneously both an academic and student, s/he will not be allowed to vote more than once.
  9. Electronic ballots in the structure according to Appendix 3 will be created by CVT in the System according to the sources (lists of candidates) given to it by the election subcommittee chairs no later than three days from the decisive date pursuant to Paragraph 1.
  10. Voters can vote for at most 2 academic candidates and 1 student in the System. The System will not allow voting for more candidates.
  11. Blank ballots are invalid. Ballots which have no academic selected or no student selected are invalid only in those sections.
  12. After the close of electronic voting, the System itself or the authorised CVT employee will send members of the pertinent election subcommittee via e-mail a protocol with the results of the voting in their polling place, which will contain the following data, separated by student and academic candidates:
    1. the number of ballots cast,
    2. the number of valid ballots, and
    3. the number of votes for the individual candidates.
  13. Upon receipt of the protocols, the election subcommittees will draw up two copies of the election results in the polling place, including an Appendix which is a copy of the protocol according to Paragraph 12, and which will further contain:
    1. a record of the result of the draw carried out by the election subcommittee in case of a tie in votes for more than one candidate,
    2. the order of the candidates according to the number of valid ballots cast (or the draw), listed in descending order for each group of candidates including the number of votes cast for each candidate,
    3. the resolutions which the election committee has adopted, and their brief justifications,
    4. other facts about the course of the elections, if deemed appropriate and purposeful, and
    5. the signatures of all members of the election subcommittee.
  14. During elections held according to this Article, the following do not apply: Article 2, Paragraphs 1 and 6; Article 4, Paragraphs 1 and 3; Article 6, Paragraphs 1 and 3; Article 7; and Article 8, Paragraphs 2 and 3.
  15. During elections held according to this Article, other provisions of these Rules will apply mutatis mutandis (taking into account the specificities of electronic voting).
  16. AS UP and other UP bodies will inform the UP academic community regarding the holding of elections according to this Article via all available communication channels.

Decision of the UP Academic Senate meeting held on 29 April 2020

In conjunction with Resolution No. 452 by the Government of the Czech Republic dated 23 April 2020, which went into effect on 23 April 2020, regulating the presence of max. 10 persons in public spaces, and further in conjunction with Resolution No. 455 by the Government of the Czech Republic dated 23 April 2020, which went into effect as of 27 April 2020, forbidding the physical attendance of students in group forms of classes and exams at universities with the exceptions listed in this Resolution, and in conjunction with limiting the physical presence of members of the UP academic community at the university as per the afore-mentioned resolutions, the Academic Senate of Palacký University Olomouc (furthermore as AS UP) is revising the timetable for elections to the AS UP for the period of 2020–2023 (approved earlier in conjunction with Article II, Paragraphs 2 and 4 of the AS UP Election Rules at the meeting of the AS UP on 15 November 2019 and subsequently amended at the meeting of the AS UP on 18 March 2020), thusly: the new timetable for elections stated below in this resolution; and furthermore, AS UP will be changing the form of voting in this election, as stated below in this resolution. The reason for changing the form of voting and revising the election timetable is the reality that as a result of the above-mentioned crisis measures as decreed by the Government of the Czech Republic, which affect all members of the UP academic community, not all members of the UP academic community would be able to be present to cast their vote.

In conjunction with Provision 15a, Paragraph 1 of the AS UP Election Rules, as amended, in effect as of 24 April 2020, voting in the AS UP elections for the period 2020–2023 will be carried out solely electronically.

In conjunction with Provision 15a, Paragraph 4 of the AS UP Election Rules, as amended, in effect as of 24 April 2020, AS UP will determine for all polling place an identical moment of the opening and closing of electronic polls, as specified below in the new elections timetable in this resolution.


Nominations

Nominations for candidates for the UP AS elections must be delivered in person to the chairs of the election subcommittees at the appropriate faculty from 24 Feb–5 March 2020.

Nomination form for candidates for the UP AS

More Information about UP AS

Information on the UP Academic Senate (members, minutes of the meetings)