First: Faculty Council
The Faculty Council is responsible for the approval of all curriculums, exams results, scientific degrees and all other academic subjects.
The Council is composed of the following:
| The Vice-Chancellor
|The Deputy Vice-Chancellor
|Deans of Colleges & Institutes
|Dean of Students Affairs
|Dean of Libraries
|Managers of Institutes & Centers
|Manager of Engineering Department
|Head of Graduation Sections
|Members of Faculty Staff at the level of Professors
|Two members who represent the Students selected by the Students’ Union
|Secretary for Scientific Affairs
|Secretary of the Scientific Research
|Manager, Self-Assessment & Quality Assurance
|Heads of the Committees of the Faculty Council
|Graduate Studies Registrar
Second: Faculty Council Jurisdictions & Powers:
In addition to any jurisdictions or powers contained in the University laws, the Council has the following jurisdictions and authorities:
- Submitting proposals to the Council on setting conditions and requirements relating to educational qualifications which are required for students seeking admission to SUST.
- Organizing study programs at the University and the examinations held in accordance with the provisions of the basic Rules
- Developing plans for the organization of Colleges, Schools, Institutes, Centers , Departments and Training Units , makes any changes, reviews them, and identifies subjects to be taught by every Unit, pursuant to its area of specialization. The Council shall issue a report to the Board on the need to create any college, school, institute, center, department, or a new training unit, or the need to eliminate any of the above, merge or split them.
- Conferring scientific degrees to persons who successfully completed their studies as approved by the applicable rules.
- Conferring honorary degrees and scientific awards to individuals who are deemed worthy thereof, in accordance with the applicable provisions of the regulations.
- Awarding title of professor emeritus.
- Submitting a report on any matter referred to it by the Council.
- Encouraging and promoting scientific research, authorship, and publishing.
- Approving additional study programs.
- Creating and establishing the appropriate scientific councils and special committees, and delegates powers to any of them to enable it to exercise any of its rights, by virtue of authority vested in it, except the power of granting scientific degrees.
- Making recommendations to the Council on the conditions and the scientific basis relating to the appointment and promotions of the faculty members.
- Taking accountability procedures based on the recommendations of the Committees formed by the Council, against faculty, university students or those whom have been awarded scientific or honorary degrees and convicted on charges relating to the honor code of academic work.
- Depriving any person who has been convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude or has been guilty of dishonorable or scandalous conduct or a flagrant breach of honor, of any scientific degree conferred to him, and revoking all privileges granted to him by virtue of this degree.
The Faculty Council issues all the necessary regulations that enable it to carry out its duties, implement its jurisdictions and exercise the powers granted to it under the provisions of these regulations which shall be in force as from the date of signing by the Chairman of the Faculty Council, unless otherwise provided in these regulations.
Third: Standing Committees of the Faculty Council:
The Academic Affairs Committee and The Committee’s Responsibilities:
- Addresses the proposals provided by the Councils of Colleges, Institutes, Units and Centers with regard to curricula, and/or any changes, revisions therein, or the introduction of new curricula and makes recommendations to the Faculty Council in this regard.
- Considers Councils of Colleges, Institutes, Units and Centers recommendations concerning the establishment of colleges, departments or the introduction of new disciplines in the university and makes recommendations to the Faculty Council in this respect.
- Checks the conditions and scientific basis relating to the appointment, evaluation and promotions of the faculty staff and makes the required recommendations to the Faculty Council.
- Submits proposals with regard to the development of the Committee’s work.
- Performs any other academic tasks assigned to it by the Vice-Chancellor or the Faculty Council.
Admission and Registration Committee and its Functions
- Oversees the implementation of the University policies relating to students’ admission and registration.
- Considers the recommendations provided by the Councils of Colleges, Institutes, Centers and Units with respect to admission procedures designed for candidates who are qualified for admission under the bridge program, transferred students (internally and externally), and mature students, and takes necessary decisions in accordance with the approved rules and regulations.
- Informs the Deans of Colleges about the decisions issued by the Committee for implementation.
- Reviews admission and registration rules and regulations and recommends any modifications to be made therein.
- Provides the Faculty Council with a brief report on the activities undertaken by it.
- Executes any other tasks assigned to it by the Vice-Chancellor or the Faculty Council.
The Committee of Authorship, Publication and Translation:
In compliance with the policies designed for the Arabization of the universities curricula which coincided with the revolution of higher education and the increase of the number of universities and academic programs, which have resulted in the growth of the number of students admitted to universities, compared to previous decades, a sustained movement grew up in the universities to encourage their faculty staff to intensify their efforts in academic, and scientific writing and publishing, including the translation of university books, and publishing research and scientific studies so as to provide and enrich the university and public libraries with distinctive scientific versions for the benefit of undergraduate and graduate students.
In this connection, the Faculty Staff in SUST are urged to pull together towards the creation of effective teaching, learning and research activities. In line with the Ministry of Higher Education directives, SUST also encourages scientific publishing in accordance with the specified controls set forth in the Authorship & Publishing Regulations and administered by the Committee of Authorship, Publication and Translation in the University.
The Committee’s Responsibilities:
- Develops authorship, translation and publishing policies, and sets priorities according to the university strategy in this concern.
- Proposes policies to encourage authorship, translation and publishing.
- Sends workbooks approved by the arbitration committees, the concerned departments and colleges to the competent authorities in Higher Education or other relevant bodies.
- Obtains the deposit number for each version from the National Press Council or any other parties responsible for publications.
- Creates channels of cooperation with similar committees in other universities and publishing houses.
- Develops rules governing the author’s and the University rights after the submission of new authored works for publication by the University Management.
- Formulates the required regulations that govern the work of the Committee.
Self-Assessment & Quality Assurance Committee:
This Committee has been formed in the year 2004, in conformity with the national strategic policies for Higher Education which aimed at improving the outcomes of Higher Education, ensuring outstanding quality of graduates in general and the graduates of this university in particular, and improving the quality of workmanship and excellence. To achieve these targets, the University needs to adjust its practices and evaluate its performance on regular basis.
The Committees’ Tasks:
- Disseminates quality ideas and concepts and the promotion of strategies.
- Translates the University’s tasks into clear objectives.
- Extends the concept of the University’s mission, vision, and objectives among its employees.
- Ensures that the concerned parties who carry out the assessment process in the university fully understand performance standards.
- Regulates self-evaluation procedures, documents and data.
- Develops regulations for the principles and criteria of evaluation and quality assurance.
- Develops mechanisms on the implementation of the regulations in the University’s Colleges, Institutes, Centers Departments and Units.
- Maintains constant communication links with the Supreme Commission for Assessment and Accreditation in the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and other similar entities, as well as with external evaluation and accreditation bodies in other universities.
- Obtains general accreditation for the university and accreditation of its programs internally and externally.