Kuwait University
College of Life Sciences

Information Science Department

ISC Department Committees 2018-2019

Name of committees Coordinator Members Tentative Charges
1. Curriculum Affairs Committee Prof. Kassem Prof. Anton
Dr. Abdullah
Dr. Dari
Dr. Shaikah
Dr. Kalim
Ms. Altaf
  • Review and recommend new courses and/or changes in existing courses.
  • Suggest new areas of study or expand existing ones.
  • Provide support on all curriculum related issues in the department.
  • Develop and/or revise Major Student Outcomes and Program Educational Objectives.
  • Adopt laboratory manuals.
  • Prepare and disseminate information regarding academic programs.
  • Adopt textbooks for offered courses in coordination with faculty members concerned.
  • Carry out any curriculum-related tasks assigned by the department chairman.
2. Course Schedule Committee Dr. Ranya Dr. Hanady
Dr. Safaa
Dr. Zainab Al Jazzaf
Dr. Fatima
Ms. Lateefa
Ms. Moneera
  • Assist the department chairman to prepare teaching schedules.
  • Coordinate with the Vice Dean for Students Affairs on matters related to teaching schedules.
  • Assist department chairman in setting guidelines for the allocation of teaching load for faculty and others.
  • Carry out any course schedule related tasks assigned by the department chairman
3. Research and Graduate Studies Committee Prof. Sarfarz Prof. Kassem
Dr. Eiman
Dr. Shaikah
  • Promote research activities in the department
  • Provide faculty with needed material and/or consultation on issues related to research proposals
  • Update research laboratories with latest equipment from time to time
  • Check the completeness of research grant applications prior to submission
  • Follow up on submitted research projects and check their final status
  • Carry out any research-related tasks assigned by the department chairman
  • Carry out any general graduate studies-related tasks assigned by the department chairman
4. MSIT Graduate Studies Committee Assigned by CGS Assigned by CGS
  • Revise MSIT program
  • Develop suitable course curriculum and outlines for MSIT program.
  • Review the program of work for graduate students related to the course requirements
  • Review and suggest advisory committees for MSIT graduate students
  • Suggest names of relevant theses external examiners for candidates
  • Provide necessary academic advice to MSIT graduate students and discuss their petitions
  • Carry out any MSIT graduate studies-related tasks assigned by the department chairman
5. MSCIS Graduate Studies Committee Assigned by CGS Assigned by CGS
  • Revise MSCIS program
  • Develop suitable course curriculum and outlines for MSCIS program.
  • Review the program of work for graduate students related to the course requirements
  • Review and suggest advisory committees for MSCIS graduate students
  • Suggest names of relevant theses external examiners for candidates
  • Provide necessary academic advice to MSCIS graduate students and discuss their petitions
  • Carry out any MSCIS graduate studies-related tasks assigned by the department chairman
6. Library, Lab., Facilities, Budget and Planning Committee Dr. Abdullah Dr. Kalim
Dr. Naelah
Dr. Eiman
Dr. Aseel
Eng. Monya
Ms. Fatma Rashed
Ms. Heba
Mr. Lotfy
  • Acquire reference books, technical periodicals, educational aids … etc.
  • Communicate with Student Bookstore and CCSE Library regarding textbooks
  • Communicate with publishers for securing evaluation copies of books
  • Suggest the names and sources for acquiring various journals.
  • Suggest measures to maintain a good departmental library facility for faculty and staff.
  • Provide support for faculty in matters related to acquiring literature
  • Carry out library-related tasks assigned by the department chairman
  • Recommend the necessary enhancement to teaching and research laboratories
  • Recommend new equipment and replacement of outdated ones
  • Monitor laboratory inventory on annual basis
  • Plan laboratory developments in terms of space, equipment and manpower and suggest solutions to any perceived problems
  • Follow up on received equipment
  • Ensure the safe and proper upkeep of teaching and research labs.
  • Prepare and enforce safety rules and regulations regarding laboratory use
  • Carry out laboratories/facilities-related tasks assigned by the department chairman
  • Website Design, maintenance, updating.
7. Social and Public Seminar Committee Dr. Aseel Dr. Loulwah
Dr. Dari
Ms. Aseel Al Qemlas
Ms. Sabah
Ms. Moneera
Ms. Mariam Hamza
Ms. Laila
  • Organize departmental social activities
  • Draw an activity plan for each academic year
  • Coordinate social events with the CCSE Social Affairs Committee of the College.
  • Make suggestions and arrangements for holding special events.
  • Organize departmental seminars, workshops, and symposia
  • Establish liaison with the local industries, user agencies, and community at large
  • Carry out Social/Public Seminars-related tasks assigned by the department chairman
  • Organize student club activities
  • Organize field trips
  • Organize annual job fair event
  • Organize general student and alumni gathering
  • Infotech Magazine
  • Short Term Training Courses
  • Technical Report
8. Student Advising & Faculty Support Staff Committee Dr. Zainab Al Meraj Dr. Safaa
Dr. Zainab Al Jazzaf
Dr. Loulwah
  • Prepare guidelines for advising students during orientation program.
  • discuss and process student petitions
  • Develop and/or update student handbook.
  • Arrange on-campus interviews between prospective employers and students
  • Coordinate with the College’s Student Advising and Guidance Office on student related matters.
  • Carry out student-related tasks assigned by the department chairman
  • Suggest measures for professional development of faculty support staff.
  • Develop appropriate in-house training programs for faculty support staff
  • Discuss and process all issues related to faculty support staff
  • Carry out support staff-related tasks assigned by the department chairman
9. Appointment and Contract Renewal Committee Prof. Jehad Prof. Kassem
Dr. Helal
Dr. Hanady
Dr. Naelah
  • Review faculty member and teaching assistant applications.
  • Make recommendations regarding contract renewal applications for faculty members and teaching assistants.
10. Scholarship Committee Prof. Jehad Prof. Sarfraz
Dr. Loulwah
Dr. Hanady
Dr. Safa
  • Suggest and approve scholarship university list
  • Monitor the progress of scholarship students
  • Discuss and recommend scholarship
11. Promotion Committee*    
  • Discuss and recommend promotion cases for faculty members and teaching assistants
12. Assessment & Continuous Improvement Committee Prof. Paul Prof. Anton
Dr. Kalim
Dr. Zainab Al Meraj
Dr. Ranya Al Awadhi
Dr. Mariam Al Otaibi
Ms. Eman
  • Review assessment course files and provide input for improvement.
  • Prepare program assessment documents as needed by the CCSE Assessment Office.
  • Collect and analyze assessment data (course, exit, alumni, and employer) and propose recommendations.
  • Suggest, apply, and modify continuous improvement processes.
  • Propose and modify assessment rubrics and tools.
  • Manage the ABET accreditation process.
13. Annual Report Committee Dr. Omar Prof. Anton
Eng. Aisha
  • Prepare the department annual report
14. Ethics Review Committee (ERC) Dr. Dari Prof. Kassem
Dr. Helal
Dr. Zainab Al Meraj
Dr. Fatima
  • Review proposed studies and research involving human participants to ensure that they conform to internationally and locally accepted ethical guidelines.
  • Monitor studies once they have begun and, where relevant, take part in follow-up action and surveillance after the end of the research .
  • Approve, reject or stop studies or require modifications to research protocols.
  • Set policies and offer opinions on ongoing ethical issues in research .
  • Create relevant processes and develop appropriate forms to accompany committee processes.

(*) Promotion committee is formed by the Dean according to the specific and strict Rules and Regulation of Kuwait University.