The Academic Council

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:

  1. 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;
  2. Proposals by faculties and/or departments for major curricula changes, new programs, or addition/deletion/modification of majors, minors, or departments and academic programs;
  3. 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
  4. Any other matter deemed appropriate by the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Council Composition

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 Applied Sciences, Technology and Engineering
  • Director of the Institute of Hotel Management
  • Dean of Research
  • Assistant Vice President for Information Technology
  • Director of the Library
  • Registrar
  • Dean of Students
  • All Department Chairpersons
  • Coordinator External Academic Relations
  • Director of the Institute for Community Engagement & Partnership

Council Members