Each department has a Council that is formed of its own faculty members, and has the authority over the educational, financial, and administrative affairs within, based on the University’s Bylaws.
Role of the Academic Departments’ Councils
The Academic Departments’ Council may suggest to the College Council a study plan, books, and references as well as suggesting the appointment of faculty members, lecturers, and faculty and their promotions, in addition to evaluating scientific research projects, distribution of lectures, training activities between faculty members and regulate department tasks. Each Academic department will handle teaching courses/modules within its specialty after gaining the approval of the University Council based on the recommendation of the University Central Curriculum Committee. The Council may form standing or temporary committees of its members.
Academic Departments’ Councils meetings
The Colleges Curricula Committee shall meet upon an invitation by its chairperson at least once a month and the meeting is deemed invalid unless two-thirds of its members are present. Decisions are taken by the majority of votes of those present. In case of equal votes, the chairperson’s side vote is passed. The resolutions of the committee are considered valid and effective unless challenged by the Dean within 15 days of receiving them. In case the committee serves their initial decision, the objection resolution is referred to the College Curricula Committee and the Committee has the authority to finalize it.