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Governance


The Faculty of Sciences is chaired by the Dean who is responsible for all aspects of its management. The Dean may appoint Associate or Assistant Deans to help in specific areas of management, upon consultation with the President of the University.

Faculty Council: The Faculty Council is constituted of the Dean, as Chairman, Assistant and/or Associate Deans (if existing), and Department Chairs. The Council addresses issues brought forward by the Dean, especially those pertaining to academic staff, faculty academic policies and matters related to students and faculty members. The Council helps the Dean in the various aspects of faculty management, especially through the preparation of the annual budget, decisions on committee recommendations, establishment or modification of programs or departments within the faculty. The Council holds regular meetings, called upon by the Dean, and all its meetings are recorded in minutes with copies thereof forwarded to the Office of the President.

Faculty Committees: The Faculty of Sciences has several standing committees to which the Faculty assigns specific tasks. Committees have executive power over procedural matters directly related to their expertise. They are advisory to the Faculty Council in strategic and planning matters and their recommendations are brought to the Council for final decision. Members of committees are normally elected by the academic body (all full-time faculty members) for a period of one year. Student members, wherever existing, are normally elected by the student body of the faculty, also for one year. The Faculty of Sciences has presently six committees:

 

  1. Admissions Committee: Chaired by the Dean, or an appointed representative, the Dean of Admissions & Registration and three other faculty members. This committee suggests conditions for the admission of new students and oversees all matters related to admission to the Faculty.
  2. Curriculum Committee: Chaired by the Dean, or an appointed representative, the Dean of Admissions & Registration, four faculty members and four elected student representatives. The committee evaluates new programs and may review current programs in the faculty. The committee may also recommend modifications in the graduation requirements and is advisory to the Dean on matters related to curricula in the faculty.
  3. Library Committee: Chaired by the Dean, or an appointed representative, the Director of the Library, three faculty members and three elected student representatives. The committee represents the Faculty of Sciences in all matters related to the development and evolution of the Library. The committee has an advisory role to the Dean and the Director of the Library on all matters related to the growth of the scientific resources at the Library.
  4. Scientific Research Committee: Chaired by the Dean, or an appointed representative, and four members two of whom preferably holding the highest scientific rank in the Faculty. The committee encourages basic and applied research in all departments of the Faculty. It examines research proposals and forwards them to the related departments. It informs faculty members of potential financial resources related to the scientific research.
  5. Academic Committee: Chaired by the Dean, or an appointed representative, and four professors belonging to different departments (when possible). The committee examines the students’ general average and the students’ status in case of probations. The members also take into consideration the students’ academic petitions. The committee may apply special exceptions regarding the academic regulations on an individual basis.
  6. Graduate Studies Committee: Chaired by the Dean, or an appointed representative, the Dean of Admissions and Registration, and four faculty members. The committee proposes the students’ admission requirements and oversees the acceptance of all new students’ applications. This committee controls the admission policy, requirements and necessary modifications. The members suggest all the needed courses to be completed through the graduate program.

   

Committee membership for the academic year 2013-2014 is as follows:

 

Academic Committee:
Chairperson: Dr. Jihad Attieh
Member:       Dr. Marc Karam
Member:       Fr. Antoine Melki
Member:       Dr. Hanna El-Nakat
Member:       Dr. Hanna Greige
Member:       Dr. Rania Masri
Admissions Committee:
Chairperson: Dr. Jihad Attieh
Member:       Dr. Walid Moubayed (EO)
Member:       Dr. Marc Karam
Member:       Fr. Antoine Melki
Member:       Dr. Hanna El-Nakat
Member:       Dr. Hanna Greige
Member:       Dr. Rania Masri
Graduate Studies Committee:
Chairperson: Dr. Jihad Attieh
Member:       Dr. Walid Moubayed (EO)
Member:       Dr. Marc Karam
Member:       Fr. Antoine Melki
Member:       Dr. Hanna El-Nakat
Member:       Dr. Hanna Greige
Member:       Dr. Rania Masri
Research Committee:
Chairperson: Dr. Roula Abdel Massih
Member:       Dr. Samer Aouad
Member:       Dr. Joumana Dargham
Member:       Dr. Elie Nasr
Member:       Dr. George Mitri
Curriculum Committee:
Chairperson: Dr. Tony Tannous
Member:       Dr. Walid Moubayed (EO)
Member:       Dr. Mira Sabat
Member:       Dr. Rania Masri
Member:       Dr. Rima Kassab
Member:       Dr Imad Zakhem 

Students:
Rachid Istambouli (BS BIOL)
Gerard Hajj (MS CSIS)
Dolly Arab (BS EVSC)
Michel Kanaan (MS BIOL)​
Library Committee:
Chairperson: Dr. Amine Bitar
Member:       Ms. Olga Ayoub (EO)
Member:       Dr. Eliane Achkar
Member:       Dr. Pierre Obeid
Member:       Dr. Esperance Debs
Member:       Dr. Farah Farah 

Students:
Rita Khoury (MS BIOL )
Reina Al-Azar (BS MATH)
Edward Zerbe (BS CSIS)
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