Academic Affairs Council

Introduction

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

GOALS
  1. To oversee the operations of the departments 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

Members of the Academic Affairs Council

NAME DESIGNATION
Prof. Mohammad Inairat Professor, Vice Chancellor
Prof. Sudhakar Kota Professor, Director - IRQAOA
Dr. Osama Thawabeh Associate Professor, Dean – Student Affairs
Prof. Naseem Abidi Professor, Dean – School of Business
Prof. Ghassan Issa Professor, Dean - School of Information Technology
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

The 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 Affairs Council (AAC) members, faculty members, staff and students. The Vice-Chancellor is responsible for the operations of SUC leading to the achievement of the overall goals and objectives of the Academics and 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. The Vice-Chancellor is also responsible for obtaining 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 Institutional Effectiveness 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 performance of AAC members, faculty members and staff
8. To update the Board of Trustees on the institutional performance
9. To liaise with and provide information to regulatory agencies and all stakeholders

Director IRQAOA

The Director - Institutional Research, Quality Assurance, Outreach and Accreditation (Director-IRQAOA) oversees the functions of the Institutional Research and Quality Assurance Department, 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 department also completes the preparation of documents for accreditation, application for new programs, ranking, listing, articulation and assists the departments and committees in developing and updating their policies and procedures. It undertakes the responsibility of designing the Feedback System of the institution, collecting , and evaluating the feedback data and providing inputs to the decision-makers. The Director also aims to determine the best practices that help in enhancing quality in academics and academic support services and setting internal and external benchmark. The Director - IRQAOA reports to the Vice-Chancellor on the daily operations of the Institutional Research, Quality Assurance, Outreach and Accreditation 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 reports and provide feedback for improvement
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 on various Quality standards

Deputy Director – Academic Support Services (DYASS) and Registrar

The Deputy Director - Academic Support Services and Registrar is responsible to lead and manage the overall academic support operations of SUC in coordination with the Vice-Chancellor and other AAC members . It is the responsibility of DYASS and Registrar to ensure academic services are provided to students in the best possible manner , the academic support operations are coordinated well and ensure continuous professional and managerial development of academic support staff.

GOALS

1. To ensure that quality education is provided to a diverse student body by meeting the changing needs of the society and developing responsible individuals without discrimination following ethical practices
2. To equip students with knowledge, skills and competencies which build lifelong career and creatively contribute to the betterment of business and society
3. To ensure all the operational goals are achieved by all academic support services departments under purview and making sure all the required support and facilities are provided to employees for operation
4. To engage competent employees and ensure their welfare and facilitate development

Dean – Student Affairs

The Dean - 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 - Student Affairs is responsible for managing the advising and mentoring of students, receiving students’ complaints and taking 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
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 - Marketing and Communications oversees the functions of the Marketing Department, Media and Communications Department, Corporate Affairs Office and Centre for Continuing Learning. Director - Marketing and Communications Department is responsible for creating awareness and opportunities that help students develop their knowledge, skills, values and overall personality. The Director - 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 - Marketing and Communications Department is also responsible for supervising the operations of 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

Deputy Director- Government and Public Relations

The Deputy Director - 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 Deputy Director - 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’s 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 - School of Business is responsible for planning and executing the academic activities of the school of business 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 - School of Business is responsible for preparing the academic plan for School of Businessfor programs to achieve the Vision and Mission of SUC. This is carried out by following the strategic directions and identifying gaps after analyzing previous academic operations. The Dean initiates the yearly and semester operation plans for academics, learning resources and human resources. The Dean also coordinates with IR and QA department 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 - 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 - 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 by following the strategic directions and identifying gaps after analyzing the previous academic operations. He initiates the yearly and semester operation plans for academics, learning resources, and human resources. The Dean also coordinates with IR and QA department in maintaining the academic standards for the school of IT in accordance with the standards of the Ministry of Education and coordinates in the accreditation process and development of new 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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