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					AN OVERVIEW OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
            AT UAEU



           Donald E. Bowen
Associate Provost for Academic Affairs
OUTLINE OF PRESENTATION
         Historical Facts
     Organization of UAEU
         Some Statistics
      Academic Programs
     Faculty Responsibilities
Faculty Evaluation and Promotion
    HISTORICAL FACTS ABOUT UAEU
   A federal institution established in 1976 by Federal Law number “4”, based
    on an initiative of His Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahayan, late
    President of the UAE;
   First university in the UAE;
   Free education, transportation, and accommodation for undergraduate
    students;
   Started in Fall 1977 with 4 colleges (Arts, Science, Education, and Business
    and Economics);
   Other colleges established later: Shari’ah and Law 1978; Food and
    Agriculture 1980; Engineering 1980; Medicine and Health Sciences 1986;
    University General Requirements Unit (UGRU) 1994; and Information
    Technology 2000. In 2007, the College of Sharia and Law was replaced by
    the College of Law and the College of Sharia and Islamic Studies.
   First masters program offered by College of Sciences in 1991 in
    Environmental Sciences.
   First Ph.D. program at a federal university started Fall 2009
                     UAEU ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

                                        CHANCELLOR


                                           VICE
  Internal Audit
                                        CHANCELLOR

Date Palm Research
     Unit and
   Development
                                         PROVOST
   Community
    Relations


                                                                              Vice-Provost
                                            Vice-Provost    Vice-Provost
 Alumni Relations           Secretary                                       Medical Sciences &
                      CIO    General
                                             Undergrad     Grad Studies &
                                                                             Dean, Faculty of
                                             Education        Research
                                                                                Medicine
  Fundraising &
   Endowment

                              CFO




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    ACADEMIC COLLEGES AT UAEU


  College of
                   College of      College of
Humanities and                                     College of Law
                    Science       Engineering
Social Sciences


                   College of    College of Food     College of
 College of IT
                   Education     and Agriculure      Medicine


                   College of
                  Business and       UGRU
                   Economics
                           UAEU CAMPUS LOCATIONS
                  Campus                           Colleges and Departments
                                   College of Business and Economics
                                   College of Food and Agriculture
                                   College of Engineering
Jimi I, Males
                                   Internship & Work Integrated Learning
                                   Central Laboratories Unit
                                   Alumni Office
                                   Center for Educational Technology
Jimi II
                                   Publications & Printing Press
                                   University Administration
                                   University General Requirements Unit
                                   College of Law
                                   Al Multaqa (Social Club)
                                   Human Resources Department
Islamic Institute, Males
                                   Housing, Visas, and Medical Insurance
                                   University IT Services
                                   Institutional Effectiveness & Planning Support Unit
                                   Finance Department
                                   Contracts and Purchasing Department
                                   College of Humanities and Social Sciences
                                   College of Science
Maqam, Males and Females           College of Education
                                   College of Information Technology
                                   Research Affairs
                                   College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Falaj Hazaa, Males                 College of Science
                                   College of Education
Tawam, Males and Females           College of Medicine and Health Science
Selmi, Males and Females           Zayed Central Library
    STUDENT STATISTICS
        2008-2009
                                               9,676 UAE
                         11,752 students
Enrollment                                     citizens
                         2,753 males (23%)
(Undergraduates)                               2,076 Other
                         8,999 females (77%)
                                               countries
                         Diploma: 218 students 143 UAE citizens
                         218 females (100%)    75 Other countries
Enrollment (Graduates)   Master: 259 students 189 UAE citizens
                         121 males (47%)       70 Other
                         138 females (53%)     countries
Enrollment (Distance     22 female students
                                               22 UAE citizens
Learning)                22 females (100%)
Graduated                966 graduates         830 UAE citizens
(Undergraduates)         210 males (22%)       136 Other
2008/2009 1st Semester   756 females (78%)     countries
                         Master: 25 graduates
                                               20 UAE citizens
                         10 males (40%)
Graduated (Graduates)                          5 Other countries
                         15 females (60%)
2008/2009 1st Semester
                         Diploma: 57 graduates 52 UAE citizens
                         57 females (100%)     5 Other countries
        FACULTY STATISTICS
             2008-2009

                              605 males (84%)
                                                 185 UAE citizens
Faculty members       724     119 females
                                                 539 other countries
                              (16%)
                              78 males (83%)     2 UAE citizens
Instructors           94
                              16 females (17%)   92 Other countries
                              187 males (71%)
Lecturers (UGRU)      265                        265 Other countries
                              78 females (29%)
                              34 males (59%)
Teaching Assistants   58                         58 UAE citizens
                              24 females (41%)
                              1,267 males
                              (64%)              476 UAE citizens
Non Academic Staff    1,987
                              720 females        1,511 Other countries
                              (36%)
 UNDERGRADUATE ACADEMIC DEGREE PROGRAMS AT UAEU
                 College            Number of Degree Programs
College of Humanities and Social               16
Sciences
College of Science                             8
College of Education                           9
College of Business and Economics               7
College of Law                                  1
College of Food and Agriculture                8
College of Engineering                          7
College of Information Technology               7
Faculty of Medicine and Health                  1
Sciences
Total                                          64
    UAEU UNDERGRADUATE ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
 UNDERGRADUATE REQUIREMENTS UNIT (UGRU)
     All new students are placed into an appropriate level of the UGRU
      program.
     Students take courses in English, Arabic, Math and IT. Upon
      demonstration of competency in these areas they leave UGRU
      and move to one of the academic colleges.
 COLLEGES
     The academic programs in each of the colleges have three major
       requirements:
       1. General Education requirements
       2. College requirements
        3. Program specific requirements
Details on all academic programs are presented in the College Catalogs which can be
   viewed at the following web site: http://www.uaeu.ac.ae/catalog/index.shtml
             GRADUATE PROGRAMS AT UAEU
                      PROGRAM                                    COLLEGE
Ph. D.                                                  All
Master of Science in Environmental Science              Science and Engineering
Master of Business Administration                       Business and Economics
Master of Education                                     Education
Education Diploma                                       Education
Master of Science in Horticulture Sciences              Food and Agriculture
Master of Science in Remote Sensing and GIS             Humanities and Social Sciences
Master of Science in Civil Engineering                  Engineering
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering             Engineering
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering             Engineering
Master of Science in Material Science and Engineering   Engineering and Science
Master of Science in Water Resources                    Engineering and Science
Master of Engineering Management                        Engineering
Master of Petroleum Science Engineering                 Engineering
FACULTY RESPONSIBILITIES - TEACHING
 All faculty members with teaching responsibilities are expected to
   be effective teachers commensurate with their rank and experience.
   They are to contribute to the overall effectiveness of the academic
   programs to which they have been assigned.


 All faculty are expected to create and maintain an educational
   environment that facilitates and supports student learning. Faculty
   are expected to:
    Develop course syllabi
    Design lectures, tutorials or labs with care
    Coordinate their instruction and assessment with others, so that students
      experience an integrated, cohesive program of study.


 Classroom pedagogy should reflect best professional practices and
   the utilization of appropriate technology to enhance teaching and
   learning. Faculty are responsible for:
FACULTY RESPONSIBILITIES - TEACHING
    The assessment of each student’s academic work by assigning grades
     that reflect individual student progress
    The use of grading standards and evaluations to ensure that students
     have achieved learning outcomes at a level commensurate with the
     University’s high academic standards

 Faculty (excluding the College of Medicine and Health Sciences)
   should expect workload assignments each semester as follows:
    University General Requirements Unit (UGRU) instructors: 18 hours
     weekly or equivalent service.
    University non-faculty instructors: 18 hours.
    University faculty: 12 credit hours of teaching or equivalent service.

 Faculty are required to schedule and post at least four office hours
   weekly (two hours for each campus, male and female). UGRU
   instructors must give time for office hours and committee service as
   set by the UGRU Dean and approved by the Associate Provost for
   Academic Affairs.
FACULTY RESPONSIBILITIES – RESEARCH
          AND SCHOLARSHIP
 All faculty members having the rank of
  assistant professor, associate professor and
  professor are expected to develop and
  maintain a program of scholarship that is
  appropriate to their appointment, discipline
  and area of specialization.
FACULTY RESPONSIBILITIES – SERVICE

 All faculty members are expected to contribute
  to the service mission of the University in a
  manner appropriate to their rank, length of
  service and discipline. The service mission
  includes activities both internal and external to
  the University.
   External service is an extension of the knowledge and
    skills of the faculty, which are made available to
    various institutions.
   Internal service includes student advising and
    mentoring and various activities related to University
    governance.
       UAEU FACULTY CONTRACTS
 Contracts for new full-time faculty at the rank of assistant professor,
   associate professor or professor are for four years with a two year
   probationary period.
 When the faculty member is confirmed in his/her position at the end of
   the probationary period, the remaining part of the contract is in effect.
 The contact for an assistant professor can be renewed for a period of up
   to four years. An assistant professor must be promoted in order to be
   eligible for further contract renewals.
 Contracts for associate professors and professors can be renewed for
   periods up to four years.
 Contracts for instructors are normally one, two or three years. The
   contract can be renewed based on favorable recommendation after the
   performance evaluation.
 Visiting faculty are normally appointed for a minimum period of one
   semester or a maximum period of one academic year.
       UAEU FACULTY EVALUATION
 All UAEU faculty members are to have their performance evaluated
  annually by the appropriate personnel in their academic department
  and college.
 Prior to evaluation, the chair requests the faculty member to
  submit a summary portfolio to the department chair addressing
  his/her performance in the areas of teaching, scholarship and
  service for that year.
 The chair evaluates the faculty performance in each of the three
  areas of competency based on the submitted portfolio and any
  other documents available to the chair, in addition to the chair's
  knowledge of the faculty member's performance throughout the
  year.
 The faculty performance is judged as excellent, good,
  satisfactory, or unsatisfactory for each of the three areas as well
  as overall performance and collegiality. The chair also provides
  comments consistent with the performance ratings assigned.
     UAEU FACULTY EVALUATION
 Student Evaluation of Teaching
   Students are required to evaluate every course they
    take using an on-line evaluation form
   Results of this evaluation are made available to the
    faculty member and to the department head and dean
 Peer Evaluation of Teaching(PET)
   This is an evaluation of a faculty member’s teaching
    conducted through classroom visits by a college
    committee.
   It is normally done during the first year of service for a
    new faculty member and for those applying for
    promotion.
        FACULTY PROMOTION
 The United Arab Emirates University has established appropriate
  standards and criteria for promotion in rank and a comprehensive
  process for the review of applications for promotion.
 The Policies and Procedures governing promotion at UAEU
  are presented at the following web site:
  http://wwww.uaeu.ac.ae/bylaw/pdf/PRC_04070701_EN.PDF
 An applicant for promotion must prepare three portfolios: one
  each for teaching, scholarship and service. The portfolios will
  constitute the bulk of the evidence in support of a faculty
  member’s application for promotion. External evaluations of
  the candidate’s scholarship through letters from peers provide
  additional evidence of the quality of scholarship. Peer
  Evaluation in Teaching provides additional evidence of the
  quality of teaching.
       TIMELINE FOR PROMOTION REVIEW

               ACTION                                DEADLINE
   Promotion file due to Department   No later than September 30th
    Chair or Program Coordinator
   Department’s Promotion Review      Begins October 1st and ends no later
                                       than February 15th
   Dean’s Promotion Review            Begins no later than February 15th
                                       and ends no later than March 15th
   College Promotion Review           Begins no later than March 15th and
                                       ends no later than April 15th
   APCAO Promotion Review             Begins no later than April 15th and
                                       ends no later than May 15th
   Provost's Recommendation           By May 22nd
   Vice Chancellor’s Decision         By May 31st
   Appointment in the new rank for    September 1st of the next academic
    promoted faculty                   year

				
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