The Academic Affairs Council (AAC) is formed in order to achieve smooth functioning of the institution. This council is responsible for managing the various academic and academic support operations of the University. AAC is a committee of operational heads of SUC and comprises of Dean who is Chair of AAC, Head of Quality Assurance who is Vice Chair of AAC, Head of Academics, Head of Academic Support Services & Registrar and Head of Student Affairs who are responsible for implementation of strategies on a yearly basis and also responsible for day to day operations of the University.
i. To oversee the operations of respective departments under their supervision so as to achieve Vision and Mission of the Institution
ii. To identify gaps in their operations and suggest changes for satisfaction of stakeholders
iii. To resolve interdepartmental issues and facilitate a better coordination in accomplishing departmental goals
iv. To report the progress of semester and annual operations to Dean
v. To report the progress of semester and annual planning & closing to EC
|Dr. Amitabh Upadhya||Professor, Dean|
|Dr. Osama Thawabeh||Associate Professor, Head of Student Affairs|
|Dr. Ajith Kumar||Assistant Professor, Head of Academics - Business|
|Dr. Sudhakar Kota||Professor, Head of Quality Assurance|
|Dr. Mohammad Hasan Saleh Inairat||Associate Professor, DEAN|
|Dr. Deepak Kalra||Associate Professor, Head of Academics - IT|
|Ms. Sunita Marwaha||Registrar & Head - Academic Support Services|
|Mr. Firas Al Tabbaa||Dy. Director-Public Relations|
|Mr. Rakesh Gaur||Head of Marketing and Creative Communication & Deputy Director|
Dean is the Chair of AAC and is responsible for all pursuing the vision and mission of SUC and provide leadership to Academic Advisory Council members, faculty members, staff, and students. Dean is responsible for operations of SUC to fulfill overall academic & academic support services and to provide conducive learning environment. The Dean shall also oversee and co-ordinate the academic affairs of the SUC, so that stipulated academic and academic support services standards are maintained & monitored as per the institutional goals, policies and procedures. The Dean shall coordinate overall operations of all the departments, ensuring integrity within the guidelines of SUC. Dean is also responsible for accreditation at the national and international levels.
We at SUC maintain pace with the changing times and offer world class curriculum across all our programs. An active industry academia relationship is maintained to improve the curriculum and it is these interactions that keep the curriculum dynamic. Keeping close cooperation with business & industry has always been part of SUC academic philosophy. SUC being a home grown institution understands the demands in the field of higher education well, within the UAE and the region as well as at the International level, and has assimilated in its courses the necessary ingredients for optimum outcome. Besides curricular learning SUC offers ample opportunities to its students in extracurricular and co-curricular activities. SUC has been involved in extensive Social and Community services and takes upon itself the responsibility to identify and design programs that will help the community gain valuable benefits.
Members of SUC faculty are all experts having long experience of teaching and scholarly achievements in their areas of specialization. They have been drawn from a diversity of background bringing proven teaching methodology in the class room thereby delivering effectively and inculcating lifelong learning habits. The students have responded well which is reflected in their professional lives once they join the work force. The SUC faculty, students and alumni have done us proud on numerous occasions.
SUC is located in the prestigious University City of Sharjah in a sprawling campus of forty acres. The campus is fully equipped with state of the art facilities for learning and extracurricular activities. The calendar of interesting activities keeps the campus abuzz throughout the academic year. One can enjoy learning in a relaxed environment to cherish the memories of student days all through ones lives.
Your decision to choose any of the SUC programs will chart the course of your professional life. We will be happy to welcome you and guide you through the program to ensure that you realize your dream and contribute meaningfully to society.
Professor (Dr.) Amitabh Upadhya
HEAD OF QUALITY ASSURANCE OFFICE & VICE CHAIR OF AAC
Head of Quality Assurance is the Vice Chair of AAC and oversees the functions of Institutional Research & Quality Assurance Office which is a vital unit to improve and maintain the institutional effectiveness by introducing best practices that help the institution to achieve desired quality standards in academics and academic support services. This unit also completes the preparation of documents for accreditation, application for new programs, ranking, listing, articulation, etc. and assists departments and committees in preparing the policy and procedure. It undertakes the responsibility of designing, electing and evaluating the Feedback system of the institution and provides inputs to the decision makers. It is also aimed at determining the best practices that help in enhancing quality in academics and academic support services and internal benchmark. Head of Quality Assurance reports to the Dean on day to day operations of the Institutional Research and Quality assurance department.
HEAD OF ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES & REGISTRAR
Head of Academic Support Services and Registrar of SUC is responsible to lead and manage the overall academic support functions of SUC in coordination with Dean, HQA, Chair of Academic Planning & Operations Committee and Head of Student Affairs. HASS & Registrar ensures academic services are provided to the students in the best possible manner, Academic Support Operations are coordinated well and continuous professional and managerial development of academic support staff.
HEAD OF STUDENT AFFAIRS
Head of Student Affairs at SUC oversees various services offered to students at SUC and supervise the conduct of student advising, counseling and student related activities thus supporting the academic and academic support services to achieve the Vision and mission of the institution. Head of Student Affairs is responsible for managing student advising and mentoring for smooth progression of students and receives student's complaints and takes necessary actions to address the student's grievances. Head of Student Affairs ensures the adherence of policy and procedures by all the staff and faculty in relation to Student Affairs including Student Advisory to achieve overall student satisfaction. Head of Student Affairs monitors students discipline in the campus and hostel facility and also ensures the safety and security of both facilities.
HEAD OF MARKETING & CREATIVE COMMUNICATION
Head of Marketing & Creative Communication at SUC oversees functions of Marketing & Creative Communication Department, Media & Communication Department and Corporate Affairs & Events Office. Head of Marketing & Creative Communication Department is responsible in creating awareness and opportunities available at SUC that helps the students to develop their knowledge, skills and values and their overall personality.
Head of Marketing & Creative Communication Department is responsible to build a strong brand image and promote core values of SUC to stakeholders and participate in developing strategies.
Head of Marketing & Creative Communication Department is also responsible for supervising the Corporate Affairs Offices.
HEAD OF PUBLIC & GOVERNMENT RELATIONS
Head of Public & Government Relations at SUC oversees functions of Marketing & Public relation activities. Head of Public Relations is responsible in creating awareness and opportunities available at SUC that helps the students to develop their knowledge, skills and values and their overall personality.
Head of Public Relations is responsible to build a strong brand image and promote core values of SUC to public sector stakeholders and participate in developing strategies.
HEAD OF ACADEMICS
Head of Academics (HOA) is responsible for planning and executing the academic activities of the institution in collaboration with the Dean. He is also involved in providing guidelines to faculty and oversee their performance meets the academic standards of the institution. HOA also coordinates with the academic support services to ensure smooth operations that provides conducive learning environment.
HOA is responsible for preparing the academic plan for Programs to achieve the vision and mission of SUC. This exercise is carried out as per the strategic directions and the gaps identified after analyzing previous academic operations. Based on the academic planning, yearly, semester and quarter operation plans for academics, learning resources and human resources are prepared which are further disseminated to respective departments for implementation. HOA also coordinates with IR and QA office in maintaining academic standards as per MOE and coordinate in the accreditation process and development of new academic programs. HOA explores the possibilities of developing SUC academic standards in line with the national / international academic standards.
HEAD OF ACADEMICS
Head of Academics- Information Technology (HOA- School of IT) is responsible for planning and executing the academic activities of the School of IT in collaboration with the Dean. He is also involved in providing guidelines to School of IT faculty and oversee their performance meets the academic standards of the institution. HOA- School of IT also coordinates with the academic support services to ensure smooth operations that provides conducive learning environment.
HOA- School of IT is responsible for preparing the academic plan for School of IT programs to achieve the vision and mission of SUC. This exercise is carried out as per the strategic directions and the gaps identified after analyzing previous academic operations. Based on the academic planning, yearly, semester and quarter operation plans for academics, learning resources and human resources are prepared which are further disseminated to respective departments for implementation. HOA- School of IT also coordinates with IR and QA office in maintaining academic standards for the school of IT as per MOE and coordinate in the accreditation process and development of new School of IT programs.