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Faculty Handbook 2021-2022

Faculty Handbook 2021-2022 Page 1 Table of Contents 1. About the University of Sharjah.................................................................................................... 4 1.1 Introduction.................................................................................................................................. 4 1.2 Vision ............................................................................................................................................ 5 1.3 Mission.......................................................................................................................................... 5 1.4 Goals ............................................................................................................................................. 5 1.5 Core Values ................................................................................................................................... 7 1.6 Campuses, Programs, and Degrees .............................................................................................. 7 1.7 Accreditation .............................................................................................................................. 15 2. University Administration .......................................................................................................... 16 2.1 Organizational Chart................................................................................................................... 16 2.2 Faculty Engagement ................................................................................................................... 18 2.3 University Administration........................................................................................................... 19 2.4 Academic Departments .............................................................................................................. 20 2.5 Department Chair ....................................................................................................................... 23 2.6 Department Council.................................................................................................................... 24 3. Academic Calendar .................................................................................................................... 25 4. Employment .............................................................................................................................. 28 4.1 Recruitment and Selection of Faculty......................................................................................... 28 4.2 Faculty Records........................................................................................................................... 32 4.3 Faculty Orientation ..................................................................................................................... 32 4.4 Contracts..................................................................................................................................... 33 5. Faculty Rights and Responsibilities ............................................................................................. 35 5.1 Salary and Benefits ..................................................................................................................... 35 5.1.1. Basic salary ....................................................................................................................... 35 5.1.2. Benefits ............................................................................................................................ 35 5.2 Compensation for administrative positions ............................................................................... 37 5.3 Academic Freedom..................................................................................................................... 37 5.4 Faculty Responsibilities............................................................................................................... 38 5.4.1. Teaching................................................................................................................................. 38 5.4.2. Research ................................................................................................................................ 39 5.4.3. Community Service ................................................................................................................ 40 5.4.4. Quality Assurance and Institutional Effectiveness ................................................................ 40 5.5 Work Load, Extra Load and Part-Time Work .............................................................................. 40 5.6 Office Hours ................................................................................................................................ 48 5.7 Demise Policy.............................................................................................................................. 48 6. Role of Faculty and Administrative Faculty ................................................................................. 49 6.1 The College Dean ........................................................................................................................ 49 6.2 The Head of Academic Department ........................................................................................... 50 6.3 Program Coordinator.................................................................................................................. 51 6.4 Course Coordinator .................................................................................................................... 52 6.5 Faculty......................................................................................................................................... 52 7. Secondment and Conference Attendance Regulations ................................................................ 53

Faculty Handbook 2021-2022 Page 2 8. Faculty Consultancy Services ...................................................................................................... 55 9. Faculty Development ................................................................................................................. 56 9.1 Scope of Faculty Development ................................................................................................... 56 9.2 Goals and Objectives .................................................................................................................. 56 9.3 Categories of Faculty Development ........................................................................................... 57 10. Annual Incentives for Distinguished Faculty Members ................................................................ 57 11. Faculty Annual Evaluation .......................................................................................................... 60 11.1 General ....................................................................................................................................... 60 11.2 Teaching...................................................................................................................................... 60 11.3 Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity.............................................................................. 61 11.4 Service......................................................................................................................................... 62 12. Academic Integrity and Honor Code ........................................................................................... 63 13. Conflict of Interest ..................................................................................................................... 64 14. Faculty Discipline and Grievance ................................................................................................ 64 15. Student Assessment and Grading System ................................................................................... 70 15.1 Credit Awarding Policies ............................................................................................................. 72 15.2 Policies for Awarding Duplicate Courses .................................................................................... 73 15.3 Instructor Role ............................................................................................................................ 73 15.4 Student Penalties........................................................................................................................ 74 16. Graduate Assistants Policy ......................................................................................................... 75 16.1 Purpose of Teaching Assistantship ............................................................................................. 75 16.2 Workload .................................................................................................................................... 76 16.3 Duties and Responsibilities......................................................................................................... 76 16.4 Eligibility for Appointment.......................................................................................................... 76 16.5 Assistantship Duration................................................................................................................ 76 16.6 Evaluation ................................................................................................................................... 77 17. Faculty Academic Promotion...................................................................................................... 77 17.1 Promotion Criteria ...................................................................................................................... 77 17.2 Academic Promotion .................................................................................................................. 80 17.3 Criteria for Accrediting Periodicals and Journals for Promotion Purpose.................................. 82 17.4 Promotion Procedures at the Departmental Level .................................................................... 83 17.5 Promotion Procedures at the College Level ............................................................................... 84 17.6 Promotion Procedures at the University Level........................................................................... 85 17.7 Preparing the Promotion Dossier ............................................................................................... 86 17.8 General Provisions ...................................................................................................................... 87 17.9 Policy on Misconduct in research............................................................................................... 87 18. Handling Student Code of Conduct Issues ................................................................................... 88 18.1 Students’ Rights and Responsibilities ......................................................................................... 88 18.2 Student Code of Academic Integrity........................................................................................... 89 18.3 Violations of Students Code of Conduct..................................................................................... 90 19. Scientific Research Affairs .......................................................................................................... 91 19.1 Introduction................................................................................................................................ 91 19.2 Organization ............................................................................................................................... 92

Faculty Handbook 2021-2022 Page 3 19.3 Research Institutes ..................................................................................................................... 93 19.4 Research Support Units and Departments ................................................................................. 94 19.5 Research Groups......................................................................................................................... 96 19.6 University Research Board.......................................................................................................... 98 19.7 Research Committees................................................................................................................. 98 19.8 Research Grants.......................................................................................................................... 99 19.9 Research Regulations.................................................................................................................. 99 19.10 Scientific Publishing at the UoS Journal...................................................................................... 99 19.11 Collaborative Research Agreements ........................................................................................ 100 19.12 Scientific Research Procedures and Regulations...................................................................... 100 19.13 College of Graduate Studies ..................................................................................................... 112 20. Facilities and Services............................................................................................................... 112 20.1 Human Resources Department ................................................................................................ 112 20.2 Facilities Management and Planning Department ................................................................... 114 20.3 Services and Purchasing Department....................................................................................... 114 20.4 Medical Services Administration .............................................................................................. 115 20.5 University Libraries ................................................................................................................... 116 20.6 Information Technology Center ............................................................................................... 118 20.7 Department of Public Relations................................................................................................ 121 20.8 Media Center ............................................................................................................................ 122 20.9 Career Advising and Student Training Office............................................................................ 124 20.10 Center for Continuing Education and Community Service....................................................... 125 20.11 Institute of Leadership in Higher Education ............................................................................. 125 20.12 Deanship of Quality Assurance Institutional Effectiveness and Accreditation ........................ 127 20.13 College of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research ............................................................... 130 20.14 Deanship of Academic Support Services .................................................................................. 130 20.15 Faculty Club .............................................................................................................................. 130 20.16 Faculty Affairs Committee ........................................................................................................ 131 20.17 Admission Department............................................................................................................. 131 20.18 Registration Department .......................................................................................................... 131 20.19 Central Laboratories Directorate.............................................................................................. 131 20.20 Office of Scientific and consultancy services............................................................................ 132 20.21 Sustainability Office .................................................................................................................. 132 20.22 Passport Unit ............................................................................................................................ 132 E-forms on University Portal ................................................................................................................ 132 Telephone and Fax Directory ............................................................................................................... 133 University City Security- Sharjah ................................................................................................... 135

Faculty Handbook 2021-2022 Page 4 1. About the University of Sharjah 1.1 Introduction The University of Sharjah was established as a non-profit institution for higher education in October 1997 by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, Member of the Supreme Council, Ruler of Sharjah and Supreme President of the University, as the first university in the Emirate of Sharjah. The University of Sharjah was established with a great vision to enjoy essential qualities shared by renowned universities around the globe. Such qualities enable these institutions to progress forward much faster than others. The education and research programs they offer tend to be comprehensive and multi-disciplinary. They enjoy considerable infrastructure for learning and research and manage to attract renowned faculty with academic heft. They are decidedly international in their outlook and vision and in the composition of their student and faculty population. They attract talented students from different backgrounds and challenge them both inside and outside the classroom. Finally, they are independent both academically and financially, which means their decisions are guided by the integrity of best expertise and what is good for the advancement of learning, education and research. The University of Sharjah has expanded in a relatively short span of time to include 14 colleges offering more than 110 diverse academic programs (majors) at the professional diploma, bachelor, master and PhD levels. There are currently about 16982 students enrolled at the university with academic instructions delivered by 691 faculty members having diverse international experience and renowned stature. The University has long-term cooperation agreements and strategic alliances with 40 leading academic institutions around the globe. These agreements ensure that the education our students receive meets the highest international standards. The main campus of the University of Sharjah (UoS) lies in the heart of the University City in the Emirate of Sharjah, a few kilometers away from the shores of the strategic Arabian Gulf. The University's architecture lends full expression to its Islamic and Arabic heritage with splendid buildings and captivating landscape. The campus provides spacious, outstanding facilities that include multimedia study halls, advanced scientific and research laboratories, dedicated libraries rich with information resources, state-of-the-art IT infrastructure and computing labs, theatres, clubs, two major sports complexes, student centers with access to restaurants and variety of shops, and many other facilities. There are also separate residential areas for male and female students and the faculty. UoS extends its educational reach across three campuses that cover all of the Sharjah regions, including Khorfakkan, Kalba and Al Dhaid, which are located on the coastline of the Arabian Sea. The University's emphasis on providing purposeful education and its relentless quest for excellence have earned it the respect and eminence among other universities in the region. Harboring a diverse cultural mix, extensive academic programs, and elegant campus setting are but a few of the remarkable characteristics of UOS.

Faculty Handbook 2021-2022 Page 5 The University's Medical Complex includes the Colleges of Medicine, Dental Medicine, Pharmacy, Health Sciences, Medical Research Laboratories, University general hospital, and a Dental Hospital. The University of Sharjah offers the largest number of accredited programs in the United Arab Emirates. The programs cover a wide range of academic and professional disciplines including literature, arts, humanities, social sciences, engineering, natural and life sciences, medical sciences and healthcare, law and Islamic studies, fine arts and design, communications and journalism and business administration. The University currently offers a total of 110 academic degree programs including 55 Bachelor degrees, 38 Master's degrees, 15 PhD degrees and two professional diploma degrees. While rooted in Islamic and Arabic traditions, the University of Sharjah promotes an international outlook and respect for other individuals and cultures. UOS takes pride in being a major international center for learning, culture and education where east meets west and north meets south. We look at learning from international perspective, and our educational programs are linked through agreements with universities in Australia, Canada, Japan, the UK and USA. The University employs renowned faculty from around the world, and hosts a significant number of international students, it also sends its students to various international destinations on internship programs and accepts a large number of visiting international students. This unique mix of cultures and nationalities helps student expand their horizons and learn from the individual uniqueness of the diversified student body and faculty. 1.2 Vision The University of Sharjah is an innovative world-class teaching, learning and research institution providing a distinctive, inspirational, creative and supportive environment. 1.3 Mission The University of Sharjah is committed to providing a world-class educational experience that prepares lifelong learners and leaders with integrated knowledge and skills. We are passionate about building a collaborative and sustainable environment that cultivates twenty-first century skills and fosters pioneering research and scholarship. We seek to serve the current and future needs of our local community and beyond by offering innovative academic and professional programs. 1.4 Goals The University goals are categorized as follows: Student 1. Make the University of Sharjah campus more welcoming and supportive for all, focusing on the wellbeing of our students. 2. Enhance programs, services and facilities for people of determination. 3. Enhance student advisory and support for academic achievement. 4. Increase the employability of University of Sharjah students, while improving internship and cooperative opportunities. 5. Enhance facilities and services at our branches.

Faculty Handbook 2021-2022 Page 6 People 1. Recruit, develop, retain talented faculty and professional staff. 2. Empower faculty and professional staff through professional development. 3. Develop the Emiratization program. 4. Enhance employee wellbeing, safety and healthcare. 5. Develop an environment of service excellence. Innovation 1. Build agile governance and operating model with the aim of establishing a robust and efficient operations platform on which to grow. 2. Unify and integrate IT systems to serve education, research and operation activities. 3. Establish a financially sustainable institution with diverse sources of income. 4. Efficiently manage resources to establish a sustainable financial base and examine the distribution of resources across programs, revising uneconomical academic programs. 5. Improve the University of Sharjah branding and internationalization. Develop an environmentally sustainable campus. 6. Develop an environmentally sustainable campus. Research 1. Support research management and dissemination. 2. Support and reward researchers, while engaging students. 3. Establish sustainable dynamic priority research areas in service of the community. 4. Expand and equip state-of the-art research facilities. Industry and Community 1. Communicate more effectively with society to increase local, regional and international relations in a bid to foster research and innovation through greater collaboration. 2. Establish a philanthropy and endowment program. 3. Increase alumni involvement in fundraising and networking. 4. Provide professional development, continuing education and consultancy services for industries, the community and society. Teaching and learning 1. Enhance our teaching and learning environment by incorporating leading edge technology. 2. Develop and support innovative teaching methodologies and course design and delivery. 3. Review, develop and accredit academic programs to meet the 21st century job market. 4. Strengthen the pedagogical knowledge and skills of faculty members.

Faculty Handbook 2021-2022 Page 7 1.5 Core Values The University of Sharjah is united by six core values that underpin our daily actions as students, staff, faculty, administrators and alumni. They are as follows: 1. Integrity and Ethics: Ethical standards at the University of Sharjah are founded on ethical and civic responsibility in accordance with progressive Arab and Islamic ideals. 2. Dedication: Dedication to providing students with knowledge and support, so they are fully prepared to be the leaders of the future. 3. Inclusiveness: We welcome and value each other and embrace the diversity of ideas and people. 4. Excellence with limitless Drive: For quality enhancement and continuance improvement. 5. Accountability and Transparency: We pride ourselves on our responsibility and transparency in our actions, providing a fair and positive work environment. 6. Innovation and Creativity: We work without bounds to improve lives through creativity and innovation in the pursuit of academic excellence 1.6 Campuses, Programs, and Degrees The University Campus The University of Sharjah has three main branches and two sub-branches at five cities within the Emirate of Sharjah. The main campus is located in Sharjah City and is divided into five subcampuses: Men’s Campus, Women’s campus, Fine Arts Campus and Medical Colleges Campus, in addition to a central campus (M11) which holds the University Administration. The University has three other branches and campuses at Khorfakkan, Kalba and Al Dhaid. See university of Sharjah campuses figure below for more details on these campuses and branches. All branches and campuses are governed by the same governing bodies and the same by-laws and standards are applied. The University’s main campus is located in Sharjah University City, which houses the American University of Sharjah, the Sharjah Higher Colleges of Technology and the Sharjah Police Academy. Located in the Muwaylih suburb, about 12 Kilometers from the city center of Sharjah, the University is conveniently accessible from Sharjah City Center via numerous roads and highways. The main campus includes separate male and female student facilities housed in new buildings with classrooms, laboratories, and IT support units that are all appropriately equipped with the latest instructional and educational aids. The Medical Colleges complex has a co-educational system. The University fosters social, cultural and other extra-curricular activities and sports. The spacious campus, spotted with green grass and palm trees, houses student dormitories, sports facilities, and medical clinics. Its architectural design is monumentally harmonious, inspires innovation, and reflects the peace emanating from the perennial surrounding desert environment. All University buildings have domes, representing worship and contemplation.

Faculty Handbook 2021-2022 Page 8 Many buildings are connected with each other, making it easier for faculty, staff, and students to move between facilities in air-conditioned pathways. University of Sharjah Campuses and branches

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Faculty Handbook 2021-2022 Page 10 University Colleges and Degree Programs (110 Programs): College Name English/Arabic Program Name (English) Program Name (Arabic) No. College of Shari'a and Islamic Studies كلية الشريعة والدراسات الإسلامية Doctor of Philosophy in Hadith and its Sciences دكتوراه الفلسفة في الحديث وعلومه 1 Doctor of Philosophy in Exegesis and Quran Sciences دكتوراه الفلسفة في التفسير وعلوم القرآن 2 Doctor of Philosophy in Jurisprudence and its Foundations دكتوراه الفلسفة في الفقه وأصوله 3 Master in Exegesis and Hadith ماجستير في التفسير والحديث 4 Master in Jurisprudence and its Foundations ماجستير في الفقه وأصوله 5 Bachelor in Shari'a - Jurisprudence and its Foundations بكالوريوس في الشريعة - الفقه وأصوله 6 Bachelor in Shari'a - Foundations of Religion بكالوريوس في الشريعة - أصول الدين 7 Bachelor of Shariah بكالوريوس في الشريعة 8 College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences كلية الآداب والعلوم الإنسانية والاجتماعية Doctor of Philosophy in History and Islamic Civilization دكتوراه الفلسفة في التاريخ والحضارة الإسلامية 9 Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Sociology دكتوراه الفلسفة في علم الاجتماع التطبيقي 11 Doctor of Philosophy in Arabic Language and Literature دكتوراه الفلسفة في اللغة العربية وآدابها 11 Doctor of Philosophy in Linguistics and Translation دكتوراه الفلسفة في اللغويات والترجمة 12 Master of Arts in Arabic Language and Literature ماجستير الآداب في اللغة العربية وآدابها 13 Master of Arts in Translation ماجستير الآدا ب في الترجمة 14 Master of Arts in History and Islamic Civilization ماجستير الآداب في التاريخ والحضارة الإسلامية 15 Master of Arts in Applied Sociology ماجستير الآداب في علم الاجتماع التطبيقي 16 Professional Diploma in Teaching الدبلوم المهني في التدريس 17 Bachelor of Arts in French Language and Literature بكالوريوس الآداب في اللغة الفرنسية وآدابها 18 Bachelor of Arts in Arabic Language and Literature بكالوريوس الآداب في اللغة العربية وآدابها 19 Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature بكالوريوس الآداب في اللغة الإنجليزية وآدابها 21 Bachelor of Arts in History and Islamic Civilization بكالوريوس الآداب في التاريخ والحضارة الإسلامية 21 Bachelor of Arts in History and Islamic Civilization – Tourism Guidance بكالوريوس الآداب في التاريخ والحضارة الإسلا مية - الإرشاد السياحي 22 Bachelor of Arts in Sociology بكالوريوس الآداب في علم الاجتماع 23 Bachelor of Arts in International Relations بكالوريوس الآداب في العلاقات الدولية 24

Faculty Handbook 2021-2022 Page 11 College Name English/Arabic Program Name (English) Program Name (Arabic) No. Bachelor of Arts in Museum Studies and Art History بكالوريوس الآداب في دراسات المتاحف وتاريخ الفن 25 Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood بكالوريوس التربية في الطفولة المبكرة 26 College of Business Administration كلية إدارة الأعمال Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) دكتوراه في إدارة الأعمال 27 Master in Business Administration ماجستير إدارة الأعمال 28 Executive Master in Business Administration الماجستير التنفيذي في إدارة الأعمال 29 Bachelor of Science in Accounting بكالوريوس العلوم في المحاسبة 31 Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Management بكالوريوس العل وم في إدارة الأعمال - الإدارة 31 Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Marketing بكالوريوس العلوم في إدارة الأعمال - التسويق 32 Bachelor of Science in Finance بكالوريوس العلوم في التمويل 33 Bachelor of Science in Supply Chain Management بكلوريو س العلوم في إدارة سلسلة الإمدادات 34 Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems بكالوريوس العلوم في نظم المعلومات الإدارية 35 College of Engineering كلية الهندسة Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering دكتو راه الفلسفة في الهندسة الكهربائية وهندسة الحاسوب 36 Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering دكتوراه الفلسفة في الهندسة المدنية 37 Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering Management دكتوراه الفلسفة في الإدارة الهندسية 38 Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering ماجستير العلوم في الهندسة الطبية الحيوية 39 Master of Science in Environmental Science and Engineering ماجستير العلوم في العلوم والهندسة البيئية 41 Master in Conservation Management of Cultural Heritage ماجستير في إدارة حفظ التراث الثقافي 41 Master of Science in Engineering Management ماجستير العلوم في الإدارة الهندسية 42 Master of Science in Civil Engineering ماجستير العلوم في الهندسة المدنية 43 Master of Science in Electrical and Electronics Engineering ماجستير العلوم في الهندسة الكهربائية والإلكترونية 44 Bachelor of Science in Chemical and Water Desalination Engineering بكالوريوس العلوم في الهندسة الكيميائية وتحلية المياه 45 Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering بكالوريوس العلوم في الهندسة المدنية 46 Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronics Engineering بكالوريوس العلوم في الهندسة الكهربائية والإلكترونية 47 Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering بكالوريوس العلوم في الهندسة المعمارية 48 Bachelor of Science in Industrial ب كالوريوس العلوم في الهندسة الصناعية 49

Faculty Handbook 2021-2022 Page 12 College Name English/Arabic Program Name (English) Program Name (Arabic) No. Engineering and Engineering Management والإدارة الهندسية Bachelor of Science in Sustainable and Renewable Energy Engineering بكالوريوس العلوم في هندسة الطاقة المستدامة والمتجددة 51 Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering بكالوريوس العلوم في الهندسة النو وية 51 Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering بكالوريوس العلوم في الهندسة الميكانيكية 52 College of Health Sciences كلية العلوم الصحية Master of Science in Environmental Health ماجستي ر العلوم في الصحة البيئية 53 Master of Science in Adult Critical Care Nursing ماجستير العلوم في تمريض العناية الفائقة للبالغين 54 Master of Science in Physiotherapy ماجستير العلوم في العلاج الطبيعي 55 Master of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences ماجستير العلوم في علوم المختبرات الطبية 56 Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences بكالوريوس العلوم في علوم المختبرات الطبية 57 Bachelor of Science in Medical Diagnostic Imaging بكالوريوس العلوم في التصوير التشخيصي الطبي 58 Bachelor of Science in Nursing بكالوريوس العلوم في التمريض 59 Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration بكالوريوس العلوم في إدارة الخدمات الصحية 61 Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy بكالوريوس العلوم في العلاج الطبيعي 61 Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health Sciences بكالوريوس العلوم في علوم الصحة البيئية 62 Bachelor of Science in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics بكالوريوس العلوم في التغذية العلاجية والحميات 63 College of Law كلية القانون Doctor of Philosophy in Public Law دكتوراه الفلسفة في القانون العام 64 Doctor of Philosophy in Private Law دكتوراه الفلسفة في القانون الخاص 65 Master in Public Law ماجستير في القانون العام 66 Master in Private Law ماجستير في القانون الخاص 67 Master in Air and Space Law الماجستير في قانون الجو والفضاء 68 Bachelor in Law بكالوريوس في القانون 69 College of Fine Arts and Design كلية الفنون الجميلة والتصميم Bachelor in Fine Arts بكالوريوس في الفنون الجميلة 71 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design بكالوريوس الفنون الجميلة في التصميم الداخلي 71 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design and Textiles بكالوريوس الفنون الجميلة في تصميم الأزياء والمنسوجات 72 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communication بكالوريوس الفنون الجميلة في الاتصال المرئي 73 College of Communication كلية الإتصال Doctor of Philosophy in Communication دكتوراه الفلسفة في الاتصال 74 Master of Arts in Communication ماجستير الآداب في الات صال 75 Bachelor of Arts in Communication – بكالوريوس الآداب في الاتصال – 76

Faculty Handbook 2021-2022 Page 13 College Name English/Arabic Program Name (English) Program Name (Arabic) No. Electronic Journalism الصحافة الإلكترونية Bachelor of Arts in Communication - Radio and Television بكالوريوس الآداب في الاتصال - الإذاعة والتلفزيون 77 Bachelor of Arts in Communication – Digital Media Design بكالوريوس الآداب في الاتصال - التصميم الإعلامي الرقمي 78 Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication بكالوريوس الآداب في الاتصال الجماهيري 79 Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations بكالوريوس الآداب في العلاقات العامة 81 College of Medicine كلية الطب Doctor of Philosophy in Molecular Medicine and Translational Research دكتوراه الفلسفة في الطب الجزيئي وتطبيقاته الإكلينيكية 81 Master of Science in Molecular Medicine and Translational Research ماجستير العلوم في الطب الجزيئي وتطبيقاته الإكلي نيكية 82 Master of Science in Leadership in Health Professions Education ماجستير العلوم في القيادة في التعليم الطبي 83 Master of Science in Diabetes Management ماجستير العلوم في إدارة مرض السكري 84 Postgraduate Diploma in Ultrasound Technology Applications دبلوم الدراسات العليا في تطبيقات تكنولوجيا الأشعة فوق الصوتية 85 Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) بكالوريوس في الطب والجراحة 86 College of Dental Medicine كلية طب الأسنان Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) بكالوريوس في طب وجراحة الفم والأسنان 87 Master of Dental Surgery in Prosthodontics ماجستير جراحة الأسنان في تعويضات الأسنان 88 Master of Dental Surgery in Endodontics ماجستير جراحة الأسنان في المداواة اللبية 89 Master of Dental Surgery in Oral Surgery ماجستير جراحة الأسنان في جراحة الفم 91 Master of Dental Surgery in Periodontology ماجستير جراحة الأسنان في علم النسج حول السنية 91 College of Pharmacy كلية الصيدلة Bachelor of Pharmacy بكالوريوس في الصيدلة 92 Master of Pharmaceutical Sciences ماجستير في العلوم الصيدلانية 93 Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D) (Master level) دكتوراه الصيدلة 94 College of Sciences كلية العلوم Master of Science in Physics ماجستير العلوم في الفيزياء 95 Master of Science in Chemistry ماجستير العلوم في الكيمياء 96 Master of Science in Biotechnology ماجستير العلوم في التقنيات الحيوية 97 Master of Science in Astronomy and Space Sciences ماجستير العلوم في علوم الفضاء والفلك 98 Master of Science in Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing ماجستير العلوم في نظم المعلومات الجغرافية والاستشعار عن بعد 99 Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Geosciences and Remote Sensing بكالوريوس العلوم في علوم الأرض البترولية والاستشعار عن بعد 111 Bachelor of Science in Mathematics بكالوريوس العلوم في الرياضيات 111 Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics بكالوريوس العلوم في الفيزياء الت طبيقية 112

Faculty Handbook 2021-2022 Page 14 College Name English/Arabic Program Name (English) Program Name (Arabic) No. Bachelor of Science in Chemistry بكالوريوس العلوم في الكيمياء 113 Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology بكالوريوس العلوم في التقنيات الحيوية 114 College of Computing and informatics كلية الحوسبة والمعلوماتية Master of Science in Computer Engineering ماجستير العلوم في هندسة الحاسوب 115 Master of Science in Computer Science ماجستير العلوم في علم الحاسوب 116 Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems بكالوريوس العلوم في نظم معلومات الأعمال 117 Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering بكالوريوس العلوم في هندسة الحاسوب 118 Bachelor of Science in Computer Science بكالوريوس العلوم في علم الحاسوب 119 Bachelor of Science in Information Technology - Multimedia بكالوريوس العلوم في تقنية المعلومات - الوسائط المتعددة 111

Faculty Handbook 2021-2022 Page 15 1.7 Accreditation National Accreditation The University is fully licensed and all its programs (currently 110 programs) are accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the Ministry of Education in the United Arab Emirates International accreditation: The University aims to obtain accreditation and recognition for its programs from international accreditation and recognition. ABET Accreditation The following programs offered by the College of Engineering are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET): 1. Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering 2. Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronics Engineering 3. Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering 4. Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management 5. Bachelor of Science in Sustainable and Renewable Energy Engineering 6. Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering 7. Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering The following programs offered by the College of Science are also accredited by ABET: 1. Bachelor of Science in Mathematics 2. Bachelor of Science in Chemistry 3. Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology The following programs offered by the College of Computing and Informatics are also accredited by ABET: 1. Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering 2. Bachelor of Science in Computer Science 3. Bachelor of Science in Information Technology – Multimedia AACSB Accreditation The following programs offered by the College of Business Administration are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB): 1. Master of Business Administration 2. Executive Masters of Business Administration 3. Bachelor of Science in Accounting 4. Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Management 5. Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Marketing 6. Bachelor of Science in Finance 7. Bachelor of Science in Public Administration 8. Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems

Faculty Handbook 2021-2022 Page 16 ACEJMC Accreditation The following programs offered by the College of Communication are accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC): 1. Bachelor of Arts in Communication - Electronic Media 2. Bachelor of Arts in Communication - Graphic Design and Multimedia 3. Bachelor of Arts in Communication – Journalism 4. Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication 5. Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations 2. University Administration 2.1 Organizational Chart The University of Sharjah has approved a new organization chart in January 2018 that best reflects the administrative and academic structure of the institute. The organization chart is disseminated to the university constituencies and unified for the new edition of the University publications. The current organization chart is depicted in Figure 1. Figure 1 Organization chart for University of Sharjah

Faculty Handbook 2021-2022 Page 17 Table 1: Members of the Board of Trustees Name Position on Board Background 1 H.H Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al-Qassimi Chairman Member of UAE Supreme Council, Ruler of Sharjah, President of UoS 2 Dr. Obaid Al Muhairi Member Former Executive Dean of Arabic Language and UAE Studies, Higher Colleges of Technology BOT Academic Committee Chair 3 Mr. Mohammed Abdallah Member CEO, Sharjah Islamic Bank 4 Dr. Tariq bin Khadim Member Chairman of the Directorate of Human Resources – Government of Sharjah 5 Mr. Saeed Sultan Alsuwidi Member Chairman of the Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority 6 Mrs. Noura Al Noman Member Chairman of the Executive Office of H.H. Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qasimi 7 Dr. Muhadditha Al Hashimi Member Chairperson of Sharjah Private School Authority 8 Dr. Mansour Bin Nassar Member The Legal Advisor and the Chairman of Sharjah Government Legal Department, Professor of Administrative and Constitutional Law at Sharjah Police Science Academy. 9 Prof. Jacques Frémont Member President and Vice Chancellor of University of Ottawa 10 Prof. Alexander Kuleshov Member President of Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Moscow (Skoltech) 11 Prof. Guenter Meyer Member Professor at the University of Mainz, Germany. Director of the Centre for Research on the Arab World (CERAW) at the University of Mainz, Germany, Chairman of the German Middle East Studies Association (DAVO), President of the European Association for Middle East Studies (EURAMES) and Chairman of the International Advisory Council of the World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES) 12 Prof. Kamal Youcef-Toumi Member Professor of Electronics Engineering and Co-Director of the Center for Clean Water and Energy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA 13 Prof. Mohamed H. Sayegh, MD Member Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the College of Medicine at the American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanon 14 Prof. Abdallah I. Husein Malkawi Member Chancellor, Fahad Bin Sultan University, KSA 15 Prof. Martin Barstow Member Pro-Vice Chancellor, Head of the College of Science and Engineering, and Professor of Astrophysics and Space Science at the University of Leicester and President of the Royal Astronomical Society, UK 16 Dr. Khawla AlMulla Member Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah 17 Prof. Hamid M.K. Al Naimiy Member Chancellor of the University of Sharjah and President of the Arab Union for Astronomy and Space Sciences (AUASS)

Faculty Handbook 2021-2022 Page 18 2.2 Faculty Engagement The engagement with faculty in the university processes take place at three critical levels: 1. The academic units are involved in the initial self-studies, the outcomes of which are collated for consideration at the institutional level prior to setting institutional priorities. This provides departments with an opportunity to influence institutional goal setting, highlight their achievements, and identify problematic areas. 2. The academic departments are asked to develop their own plans in support of institutional priorities. Departments have the flexibility to develop their own solutions to the challenges presented as appropriate to their context. 3. The academic department is engaged through the development of personal annual faculty plans, which are aligned to their department’s objectives. This increases relevance, ownership and maps some responsibility from the department to the individual. Samples of faculty annual plans and reports can be found in faculty portfolio. Moreover, Faculty members have established their own “Faculty Affairs Committee” that looks after their affairs and represent them at different levels in the university. The committee takes feedback from faculty and delegates to the administration. The committee organizes regular meetings to engage faculty and the university administration in open discussion on all relevant matters. In addition, faculty members are represented in most committees and administrative structures of the university. The following figure demonstrates the engagement of different members of the university community in the decision making process. Figure 2: Engagement of the University Community

Faculty Handbook 2021-2022 Page 19 2.3 University Administration The organization of the University of Sharjah is composed of the President, Board of Trustees, Chancellor, Vice Chancellors, Associate Vice Chancellors, Deans of Academic Units and Directors of Administrative Units. The President and founder of the University is the highest authority in the institution and acts as the chair of the Board of Trustees. The Board consists of sixteen members and holds the power of legislation, approving policies and supervising University performance. With the exception of the Chancellor, no board members are involved in the day-to-day operations of the University. The Chancellor is the chief executive officer of the University. The Chancellor is appointed by the Board of Trustees and is empowered to head all academic and administrative staff, implement policies and represent the University in national and international settings. The Deans’ Council, which is chaired by the Chancellor and includes the Vice Chancellors and College Deans, is responsible for approving study curricula, study plans, academic calendar, faculty appointments, promotions, extra curricula activities, research and scholarship activities. There are six Vice Chancellors and one Assistant Chancellor for Branches. The Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and The Vice Chancellor for Medical and Health Sciences Colleges are delegated academic responsibilities, while The Vice Chancellor for Financial and Administrative Affairs is delegated the non-academic responsibilities along with The Vice Chancellor for Community Affairs which is responsible for Alumni and community relations and the Vice Chancellor for Public Relations. In addition, the Chancellor appoints the Assistant Chancellor for Branches, Legal Advisor and Director of the Enrollment Management and Academic Guidance Unit. Academically, the University is composed of thirteen colleges divided into two sectors. The first sector reports to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and includes College of Shari’a and Islamic Studies, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Business Administration, College of Engineering, College of Law, College of Communication, College of Fine Arts and Design, College of Sciences, College of Computing and Informatics and the Center for Continuing Education and Professional Development. The second sector reports to the Vice Chancellor for Medical and Health Sciences Colleges and includes College of Medicine, College of Dentistry, College of Pharmacy, College of Health Sciences, Medical Education Unit, Medical Services Department, Clinical Training Center, Dental Hospital and Institute of Medical Research. In addition, the college of Graduate Studies reports to the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies. The University organization also includes four Deanships. The Deanship of Academic Support Services supervises the Admission, Registration, IT, Libraries and Laboratories services. The Deanship of Student Affairs supervises students’ activities in the male and female campuses and administers issues related to Career Advising, Sports Complex, Student Counseling and Student Dorms. The Deanship of Graduate Studies and Research overlooks the research and scholarship activities in the institute. The Deanship for Quality Assurance, Institutional Effectiveness and Accreditation supervises activities related to institutional research, institutional effectiveness, faculty development and academic accreditation.

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