The WS departmental council meetings are open to all professors, academic and non-academic staff, as well as 10 elected students.
The departmental council advises the department on all important issues. Its approval is required particularly for the following:
- Structure and development plans,
- Terms and regulations for institutes,
- Study and Exam Guidelines for all programs,
- Appointment proposals for professorships.
The WS departmental council members with voting privileges are all full-time professors in the department by virtue of their positions. The general regulations of the University of Applied Sciences Konstanz determines the number of student, non-academic and academic staff delegates that can be elected to the council. The departmental council currently consists of six non-academic staff members, two academic staff members and 10 students. The dean is the chairperson of the council.