College Council

The By-Laws of the Colleges of Technology in the Sultanate state the guidelines regarding the College Council formation and duties as:

Heads at graduation

College Council Members

Each College will have a Council comprising of the following:

  1. College Dean (Chairman)
  2. Asst. Dean for Academic Affairs (Deputy Chairman)
  3. Asst. Dean for Student Affairs
  4. Asst. Dean for Administrative and Financial Affairs
  5. Head of the Educational Technologies Centre
  6. Head of the English Language Centre
  7. Head of the Academic Departments
  8. Three (3) well experienced members from the private sector (to be selected by the Minister for three (3) renewable years)
Dean meeting with other people

Council Meetings

The College Council will meet upon the invitation of the Chairman, at least once a month or whenever deemed necessary. The meeting will be legal if attended by a majority of its members. In case of a tied vote, the Chairman's side will cast the tie-breaking vote. The Dean is authorized in case of necessity, and after referring to the Council, to invite whosoever deemed necessary to attend the meetings of the Council for consultation, without granting him/her the right to vote.

The Chairman of the Council will appoint one of the members of the Council as a Coordinator (Secretary) to prepare the meetings' agenda and follow-up the implementation of the Council decision.

Responsibilities & Authority

The College Council will have the responsibilities and authority stipulated in the by-laws, particularly:

  1. Implementing the delivery plans, curricula, training programs, and commitment to the conditions of awarding certificates and academic degrees.
  2. Suggesting the number of students and the requirements of admission in the different centers and departments.
  3. Suggesting examination regulations, examination schedules, and endorsement of results.
  4. Organizing study, research and practical training, coordination between centers and departments, as well as assigning lecture halls.
  5. Reviewing the annual report that the Dean presents on the work progress and the reports presented to the Council by the heads of centers and departments on their activities and work, endorsing them and ensuring the implementation of College By-laws.
  6. Suggesting the College needs for teaching and technical support staff, and recommending their appointments, transfer, promotions, secondments, and all other related issues.
  7. Suggesting the date of commencement and end of each study semester, as well as the beginning and the end of vacation for teaching and technical support staff.
  8. Encouraging and coordinating research activities and development.
  9. Suggesting the establishment, closure, combinations or changes in centers, departments, or sections.
  10. Suggesting the organization of conferences, seminars, social or cultural activities for teaching staff and/or students.
  11. Forming committees, ad-hoc or work groups, to attend to certain issues and make recommendations.
  12. Suggesting the College annual budget.
  13. Promoting the College relationship with the local community and the private sector.
  14. Carrying out any duties the College Council is assigned by the Director General.