Posted on March 01, 2020

The Faculty Senate at Qatar University (QU) concluded the sixth cycle at the Senior Management Building in the presence of Dr. Hassan Al-Derham, QU President.

The ceremony was opened by The Chairman of the Council, Dr. Ali Abdel hadi Al-Shawi. During his opening speech he welcomed and thanked 34 members of the council and attends, he praised the role of the council and congratulated on completion of their tenure. Vice Chairman of the Council, Dr. Othman Mohammed Al Thawadi gave a presentation on the most prominent achievements of the Council during the sixth cycle 2018-2020. During the ceremony Dr. Al Derham said: “The loyalty of the faculty members is always appreciated. Every effort made towards University’s betterment is reflected in its progress.”

The ceremony was concluded with award ceremony to the entire members of senate. The seventh cycle elections will be announced soon by the end of March, the members of senate will be chosen by the end of the semester. The Faculty Senate has been designed with the aim to achieve the principles of transparency and shared responsibility to realize the vision of transforming QU into a model university that offers high-quality learning-centered education in a healthy and constructive learning and teaching environment.

The Faculty Senate is an elected body representing QU faculty. It aims to represent and allow for the maximum and direct contribution of QU faculty. It is one of the means through which information about QU policies and procedures is debated and disseminated. The senate encourages faculty to submit proposals which are afterwards discussed to come up with recommendations accordingly. The senate acts as an advisory entity to QU President. It studies and reviews proposed or existing policies and regulations that govern the business of QU’s legislative and administrative authorities. Discussion outcomes and recommendations are reported to the president.