Zayed University Council to develop the University's Strategic and Academic Directives

17 Jul 2014

Under the chairmanship of Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of Development and International Cooperation, President of Zayed University, Zayed University Council convened in Dubai, in the presence of the Council members, His Excellency Ali Rashid Al Ketbi, Assistant Secretary General for Civil Service Affairs and Chairman of Abu Dhabit Tawteen Council, His Excellency Sami Dhaeen AL Qamzi, Vice President of the Executive Office of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and Director General of Dubai Economic Department, His Excellency  Ahmad Bin Byat, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Holding, Her Excellency Mariam Mohammad Al Rumaithi, Director General of the Family Development Foundation, and His Excellency Mubarak Saeed  Al Shamsi, Vice General  Director of Abu Dhabi Centre for Technical & Vocational Education and Training.

At the outset of meeting, the Council unanimously elected H.E. Ahmad Bin Byat, as Deputy Chairman, who has also been appointed as Chairman of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee formed by the Council.

The Council discussed and approved a proposal for an overall strategic and academic evaluation of the University, which aims to develop its strategic directives, such evaluation to be assigned to a consulting company dedicated in the field of higher education. The Council had also assigned the Committee for Academic Affairs chaired by H.E Mubarak Al Shamsi, to prepare a comprehensive study on the status of male students at the university, to reach decisive alternatives for a final treatment of this matter, including identification of attractive specializations offered to male students. The Council also decided continuation of registration of male students in Abu Dhabi campus only.

The Council also approved with immediate effect, to run free of charge the summer academic program to all national students, and recommended to set a policy with the standards and rules regarding offered courses and priority of registration.

The Council reviewed during the meeting a report of the Family Development Foundation exploring the  areas of cooperation between the Foundation and  the university in the field of youth development, as well as the  programs and services proposed to enhance cooperation between them, and in return the Council approved the bilateral proposal for cooperation for which the Foundation would envisage the mechanism of cooperation and set an executive work plan to be presented to the Council at its next meeting.

As topic of discussion on its agenda, the Council decided to reform the Endowment Foundation Standing Committee chaired by H.E Sami Al Qamzi who shall be in charge of setting a proper mechanism to be reported to Council in its next meeting.