Various councils and committees have been established in accordance with the University Regulations to meet the needs of NCKU.
The organization and responsibilities for the selected councils and committees of greater importance are described below.
The president is the chief administrator in this university, chairing the University Affairs Council and the Administrative Council. The president is elected according to the "Guidelines of the National Cheng- Kung University Presidential Election." A three-stage voting process produces. One final successful candidate will be nominated by a presidential selection committee and appointed by the Ministry of Education. The tenure is four yeas; the president may be re-elected to serve a total of two terms.
(1) UNIVERSITY AFFAIRS COUNCIL
The University Affairs Council is the ultimate decision-making council for all important matters concerning the University.
Council members include the President, the Vice President, Dean of Academic Affairs, Dean of Student Affairs, Dean of General Affairs, Director General of Research & Development, Director General of Research & Services, Secretary General, Deans of the Colleges; Heads of the Main Library, the Computer and Internet center, the Extensional Education Center, Chairpersons of Departments and Graduate Institutes, and Heads of the Accounting, Personnel, Military Training, Athletic Activity, General Education, Directors of Extensional Education Center, Biotechnology Center, Art center, Alumni Coordination Offices, the University Hospital, as well as the Director of Academic Affairs of the Open Junior College of Commerce, and Faculty Representatives. There is also 1 representative from the research staff, 1 from the teaching assistants, 4 from the administrative staff, 1 from the custodial staff, 1 each from undergraduates of every college, and the chairperson of the student association.
The president of the university acts as the chairperson of this council. The number of faculty representatives must not be fewer than half of the total number of this council.
The president of the university chairs the meetings of the Council, which should be held at least once every semester. When more than one-fifth of the University Affairs Council representatives request a meeting to be held, the president is obligated to hold the Council meeting within 15 days.
Matters deliberated include but are not limited to: （1）university development and budgetary issues; （2）guidelines and regulations concerning the University's organization, all administrative units' establishment; (3) the establishment, change, or discontinuation of colleges, departments, and affiliated organizations; (4) academic affairs, guidance, and general affairs, research and development, and other University affairs; (5) programs for teaching evaluation; (6) subjects and decisions submitted by other councils and committees; and (7) subjects presented by the president.
(2) ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL
This council consists of the President, Vice President, Dean of Academic Affairs, Dean of Student Affairs, Dean of General Affairs, Director General of Research & Development, Director General of Researches & Services, Secretary General, Deans of the Colleges, and Heads of the Main Library, Computer and Internet Center, Extensional Education Center, Chairpersons of Departments and Graduate Institutes, and Heads of Accounting, Personnel, Military Training, Athletic Activity, General Education, Biotechnology center, Art center, Alumni Coordination Offices, and the University Hospital, as well as the Heads of Academic Affairs of Open Junior College of Commerce, and Industrial Vocational Extension School. The President chairs the council and all administrative matters important to the university are discussed. The Council meeting should be held at least once every semester.
Other councils and committees in the University include:
(3) Academic Affairs Council
(4) Student Affairs Council
(5) General Affairs Council
(6) Research and Development Council
(7) College Affairs Council
(8) Department/Graduate Institute meeting
(9) University Development Committee
(10) Expenditures Examination and Auditing Committee
(11) General Education Committee
(12) Extensional Education Committee
(13) Publication Committee
(14) Library Committee
(15) Computer and Internet Committee
(16) Campus Planning and Operation Committee
(17) Faculty Housing Allocation Committee
(18) Occupational Safety & Health Committee
(19) Laboratory Contamination Prevention Committee
(20) Honorary Doctoral Degree Evaluation Committee
(21) Academic Achievements Recommendation Committee
(22) Outstanding Alumni Award Nomination Committee
(23) Staff Evaluation Committee
(24) Faculty Grievance Evaluation Committee
(25) Staff Grievance Evaluation Committee
(26) Student Award and Disciplinary Committee
(27) Student Grievance Evaluation Committee