Academic Affairs Council

ACADEMIC AFFAIRS COUNCIL

Introduction

The Academic Affairs Council (AAC) is formed to facilitate the smooth operations of the institution. This council is responsible for managing the different academics and academic support operations of Skyline. The AAC is a committee of operational heads of SUC and comprises of the Vice-Chancellor who is the Chair of the AAC, the Dean of Student Affairs who is the Vice-Chair, the Dean the School of Business, the Dean-School of the School of IT, the Deputy Director of Academic Support Services and Registrar, the Director of Marketing and Communications, the Deputy Director for Government and Public Relations, and the Head of the Institutional Research (IR), Quality Assurance (QA), Outreach, and Accreditation, who are responsible for the implementation of strategies and the daily operations of Skyline.

GOALS

  1. To oversee the operations of the respective departments under their supervision to achieve the Vision and Mission of the institution
  2. To identify the gaps in their operations and suggest changes for the satisfaction of the stakeholders
  3. To resolve inter-departmental issues and facilitate better coordination in accomplishing departmental goals
  4. To report the progress for the semester and the annual operations to the Vice-Chancellor
  5. To report the progress for the semester and the annual planning and closing to the EC

MEMBERS OF AAC

NAME DESIGNATION
Prof. Mohammad Hasan Saleh Inairat Professor, Vice Chancellor
Prof. Naseem Abidi Professor, Head - IR, QA, Outreach and Accreditation
Dr. Osama Thawabeh Associate Professor, Dean – Student Affairs
Dr. Ajith Kumar V.V Associate Professor, Dean – School of Business
Dr. Deepak Kalra Associate Professor, Dean – School of IT
Ms. Sunita Marwaha​ Dy. Director – Academic Support Services and Registrar
Mr. Firas Al Tabbaa Dy. Director – Government and Public Relations
Mr. Rakesh Gaur Director – Marketing and Communications

Vice Chancellor

The Vice-Chancellor is the Chair of the AAC and is responsible for pursuing the Vision and Mission of SUC and provide leadership to the Academic Advisory Council (AAC) members, faculty members, staff, and students. He is responsible for the operations of SUC leading to the fulfillment of the overall goals and objectives of the Academics and the Academic Support Services. The Vice-Chancellor shall also oversee and co-ordinate the academic affairs of the institution so that the stipulated standards are maintained and monitored in accordance with the institutional goals, policies, and procedures. The Vice-Chancellor shall coordinate the overall operations of the departments, ensuring integrity within the guidelines of SUC. He is also responsible for accreditation at the national and international levels.

GOALS

  1. To ensure the achievement of the Vision and Mission of SUC
  2. To oversee the effectiveness of operations in different Academic Support Services departments and committees
  3. To ensure the effective implementation of IE Tools by all committees
  4. To ensure the effective implementation of a Feedback System
  5. To exercise control and review progress over the university’s activities
  6. To oversee student enrollment, progression, and satisfaction
  7. To evaluate the AAC, faculty, and staff performance
  8. To update the EC on the institutional performance
  9. To liaise with and provide information to regulatory agencies and all stakeholders

 

Head – IR, QA, Outreach and Accreditation

The Head of Quality Assurance oversees the functions of the Institutional Research and Quality Assurance Office, which is a vital unit to improve and maintain the institutional effectiveness by introducing the best practices that help the institution achieve the desired quality standards in academics and academic support services. This unit also completes the preparation of documents for accreditation, application for new programs, ranking, listing, articulation, and assists the departments and committees in preparing the policy and procedures. It undertakes the responsibility of designing, electing, and evaluating the Feedback System of the institution and provides inputs to the decision-makers. The head also aims to determine the best practices that help in enhancing quality in academics and academic support services, and internal benchmark. The Head of Quality Assurance reports to the Vice-Chancellor on the daily operations of the Institutional Research and Quality Assurance Department.

GOALS

  1. To review the standards for fulfilling the SUC Vision and Mission
  2. To develop and review the strategic plan
  3. To assist the departments and committees in planning and closing
  4. To evaluate the Institutional Effectiveness and give feedback
  5. To evaluate academic performance
  6. To provide information to external agencies
  7. To facilitate the employee performance evaluation system
  8. To provide orientation to faculty and staff

 

Dy. Director – Academic Support Services (DYASS) and Registrar

The Deputy Director of Academic Support Services and Registrar is responsible for leading and managing the overall academic support functions of SUC in coordination with the Vice-Chancellor, the HQA and Chair of Academic Planning and Operations Committee, and the Dean of Student Affairs. The DYASS and Registrar ensures that the academic services are provided to students in the best possible way, the academic support operations are coordinated well, and there is a continuous professional and managerial development of academic support staff.

GOALS

  1. To ensure that quality education is provided to a diverse student body by making sure that the Administration and HR Departments achieve all operational goals
  2. To ensure that the support is provided to the Academics
  3. To ensure employee diversity to maintain the quality of operations and the Academics
  4. To ensure employee development
  5. To ensure employee retention and satisfaction
  6. To act as a bridge between the Vice-Chancellor, the Deans (Schools of Business and IT), and the Administration

Dean – Student Affairs

The Dean of Student Affairs oversees various services offered to students and supervises the advising, counseling, and other student-related activities, thereby, supporting the Academics and Academic Support Services to achieve the Vision and Mission of the institution. The Dean of Student Affairs is responsible for managing the advising and mentoring of students, receiving students’ complaints, and taking the necessary action to address students’ grievances.

GOALS

  1. To lead the department in delivering effective and efficient services to stakeholders
  2. To manage the student advising, mentoring, and progression towards graduation
  3. To monitor students’ academic progression and counsel them
  4. To orient the new and continuing students both at the undergraduate and post-graduate level
  5. To assist in the overall management of sports and hostel activities
  6. To maintain discipline, safety, and security within the campus
  7. To review the scholarship list
  8. To address issues related to international students, washrooms, and hostel

Director – Marketing and Communications

Director of Marketing and Communications oversees the functions of the Marketing Department, Media and Communications Department, Corporate Affairs Office, and Events Office. The Head of Marketing and Communications Department is responsible for creating awareness and opportunities that help students develop their knowledge, skills, values, and overall personality.

The Director of Marketing and Communications Department is responsible for building a strong brand image, promote core values of SUC to stakeholders, and participate in developing strategies.

The Director of Marketing and Communications Department is also responsible for supervising the Corporate Affairs Office.

 GOALS

  1. To plan and guide the media and communication activities for SEO and SMO, website, portal, and FAQs
  2. To plan, develop, and implement marketing strategies locally and internationally
  3. To create brand awareness for SUC among the corporates and schools
  4. To facilitate the placement and networking opportunities and strengthen alumni relations
  5. To supervise activities related to Memorandum of Understanding and Articulation Agreements

Dy. Director – Public Relations

The Dy. Director for Government and Public Relations oversees the Marketing and Public relation activities. He is responsible for creating awareness and opportunities to help students develop their knowledge, skills, values, and overall personality. 

The Head of Government and Public Relations is responsible for building a strong brand image, promote the core values of SUC to stakeholders, and participate in developing strategies.

GOALS

  1. To facilitate SUC in brand building in the government sector
  2. To facilitate the signing of Memorandum of Understanding and Articulation Agreements
  3. To plan, develop, and implement marketing strategies in the Arab market locally and internationally
  4. To create brand awareness of SUC among public schools
  5. To facilitate networking opportunities and strengthen alumni relations

Dean – School of Business

The Dean of the School of Business is responsible for planning and executing the academic activities of the institution in collaboration with the Vice-Chancellor. He is also involved in providing guidelines to faculty and ensuring that their performance meets the academic standards of the institution. The Dean also coordinates with the Academic Support Services to ensure the smooth operations of Skyline and ensure that it maintains an environment conducive to learning.

The Dean is responsible for preparing the academic plan for the different programs to achieve the Vision and Mission of SUC. This is carried out following the strategic directions and the gaps identified after analyzing previous academic operations. He initiates the yearly, semester, and quarterly operation plans for academics, learning resources, and human resources. The Dean also coordinates with IR and QA Office in maintaining the academic standards set by the Ministry of Education and coordinates in the accreditation process and development of the new academic programs. The Dean explores the possibilities of developing SUC academic standards in line with national and international academic standards.

GOALS

  1. To plan academic operations
  2. To assist in the academic aspects of accreditations and ranking
  3. To enrich the learning resources for the School of Business

Dean – School of IT

The Dean of the School of IT is responsible for planning and executing the academic activities of the School of IT in collaboration with the Vice-Chancellor. He is also involved in providing guidelines to the faculty and ensuring that their performance meets the academic standards of the institution. The Dean also coordinates with the Academic Support Services to ensure the smooth operations of Skyline and that it continues to have an environment conducive to learning.

The Dean of the School of IT is responsible for preparing the academic plan for the school and its programs to achieve the Vision and Mission of SUC. This is carried out following the strategic directions and the gaps identified after analyzing the previous academic operations. He initiates the yearly, semester, and quarterly operation plans for academics, learning resources, and human resources. The Dean also coordinates with IR and QA Office in maintaining the academic standards for the school of IT in accordance with the policy of the Ministry of Education and coordinates in the accreditation process and development of IT programs.

GOALS

  1. To plan the academic operations for the School of IT
  2. To assist in the academic aspects of industry collaborations, accreditations, and ranking of the School of IT
  3. To enrich the learning resources for the School of IT

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