The Academic Council
The Academic Council is an advisory council to the Vice Chancellor and addresses matters pertaining to all academic policies, rules, and regulations of Bethlehem University. All approved recommendations become effective at the ratification of the Executive Council.
The Academic Council is concerned with:
- All academic policies of Bethlehem University, including the policies on admission, registration, acceptance to major, graduation, student credit load, probation, dismissal, examinations, grades, honors, and library use;
- Proposals by faculties and/or departments for major curricula changes, new programs, or addition/deletion/modification of majors, minors, or departments and academic programs;
- Reviewing, on a rotating basis, academic programs with regard to their conformity to Bethlehem University objectives, policies, and procedures; the quality, integration, and effectiveness of their curricular offerings; departmental criteria and standards; academic programs’ strengths and weaknesses; future growth and development of the department and/or program; and
- Any other matter deemed appropriate by the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
The council is comprised of:
- Vice President for Academic Affairs
- Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs
- Dean of the Faculty of Arts
- Dean of the Shucri Ibrahim Dabdoub Faculty of Business Administration
- Dean of the Faculty of Education
- Dean of the Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences
- Dean of the Faculty of Science
- Dean of Research
- Director of the Institute of Hotel Management
- Director of the Library
- Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
- Dean of Students
- All Department Chairpersons
Elias Juha, M.DIP
Acting Director/Instructor B and Training Coordinator
Elizabeth D’souza, M.Com, M.Phil
Fadi Kattan, Ph.D.
Dean of Business Administration, Chairperson of Accounting, Associate Professor
Ferdoos Abed Rabbo Al-Issa, Ph.D. (Unpaid Leave)
Chairperson of Social Sciences, Assistant Professor
Ghassan Handal, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor,Chairperson of Biology
Hala Rashed, Ph.D.
Chairperson of Early Primary Education,Associate Professor
Hanadi Younan, M.A.
Dean of Arts,Lecturer,Chairperson of English
Huwaida Rabie, Ph.D.
Chairperson of Mathematics & Physics Department, Assistant Professor
Irene Makhoul/Hazou, Ph.D.
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Jamil Khader, Ph.D.
Professor, Dean of Research
Dean of Tarek Ahmad Juffali Faculty of Nursing & Health Science
Michel Hanania, Ph.D.
Dean of Science, Chairperson of Chemistry, Associate Professor
Michel Rock, M.A.
Instructor A,Chairperson of Religious Studies
Muna Matar, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor,Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs
Omar Abed Rabo, Ph.D
Chairperson of the Humanities Department/Associate Professor
Rafat Ishaq, M.Sc.
Rizek Sleibi, M.A.
Chairperson of Curriculum and Pedagogy department,Lecturer
Suzanne Vine Daher, M.A.
Chairperson of Physical and Occupational Therapy, Lecturer