Committee of Deans for Students Affairs in Saudi Universities

On Sunday 10-03-2013 (G), Deans of Students Affairs at Saudi Universities held a meeting at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah Campus, where they agreed to form a Committee of Deans for Students Affairs of Saudi Universities and that Secretariat of the Committee be at King Abdulaziz University for a duration of Four years. The Meeting also witnessed, forming of a Committee to study Deans' Committee Organizational Regulations earlier drafted by King Abdulaziz University, to get benefit of it while finalizing approved Organizational Regulations.

This Study Committee included:

HE Prof. Abdulmunim bin Abdussalam Al Hayani, Dean of Students Affairs, King Abdulaziz UniversityCoordinator
HE Dr. Abdurrahman bin Abdullah Al Sugayyir, Dean of Students Affairs, Imam Muhammad ibn Saud UniversityMember
HE Prof. Fahad bin Muhammad Al Quraini, Dean of Students Affairs, King Saud UniversityMember
​HE Dr. Abdullah bin Ali Al Kasi, Dean of Students Affairs, King Khalid University​Member
​HE Dr. Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al Shiridah, Dean of Students Affairs, Qassim University​Member
​HE Dr. Fahad bin Saad Al Juhani, Dean of Students Affairs, Taif University​Member
HE Dr. Badr bin Muhammad Al Muaiqil, Dean of Student Affairs, Al-Jouf University​Member
​HE Dr. Intisar bint Abdulaziz Al Mutawwa, Dean of Students Affairs, Princess Nourah Bint AbdulRahman University​Member
This Committee have convened and discussed and reformulated the Deans' Committee Organizational Regulations, and accordingly presented the First Deans Committee workflow draft that was reviewed again at the Second Meeting of Students Affairs Deans Committee held at Saudi Electronic University Campus, in Riyadh on Tuesday 9-04-2013 (G). Some modifications and additions were recommended and the Organizational Regulation's Final Draft of the Students Affairs Deans' Committee was ready.

The Committee of Saudi Universities' Deans of Student Affairs was formed after recommendations of their excellency Deans No. (1) Dated 09/02/2013 (G) recorded at the First Committee Meeting that was held in King AbdulAziz University on the same day. The recommendation stipulated the forming of the Committee.

The Meeting also released Committee’s Work Organization Rules that are (12) Articles and Decided that King Abdulaziz University shall host the Committee Secretariat for the term of Four years. The Ministry of Education - Higher Education, by a Ministry Letter No. 86414, Dated 11/08/1434 AH, endorsed the Committee with some modification in Committee’s Work Organizing Rules.

​​​​​Article 1- Definitions:

Deans Committee of Saudi Universities' for Students Affairs.
Bylaws governing the work of the Committee.
Committee's meeting that is scheduled in advance by Committee Secretariat.

Authority responsible for Organizing Meetings, Determining Meeting Agendas by coordination with Members, and following-up execution of committee Decisions and Recommendations.
The Secretary of the Committee is the Dean of Students Affairs at the University, he is based in Committee Secretariat.​

Article 2 - Objectives:

  1. A linkage between Deanships of Students Affairs of Saudi Universities.
  2. Organization and Coordination of Nationwide Students joint activities.
  3. Maximizing the benefits available to Students in Saudi Universities as per thier Capabilities and Potentials.
  4. Benefiting, and Exchange of Experience, among Students Affairs Deans in the domains of Services, Care and Students Activities.
  5. Development of the work processes of Students Funds, and initiation of their role in support of students and in investment.
  6. Exchange of Experience and Insight with regard to Solving Issues and Obstacles Deanships face.
  7. Coordination between Deanships in use of facilities.
  8. Confirming work Quality Standards and Quality Assurance in all works of Students Affairs of Saudi Universities.

Article 3 – Committee Duties and Authority:

  1. Proposing, and Discussing topics of common interest.
  2. Taking initiative to propose Appropriate solutions to Prominent issues facing Deanships of Students Affairs.
  3. Forming Subcommittees and Determining their Duties.
  4. Approving Committee work plan and supervision of its implementation, and activation.
  5. Coordinating with related Authorities for achieving Committee Objectives.
  6. Electing Committee Chairman and Deputy Chairman and Secretary through the method mentioned in Articles 5,6 and 7.
  7. Conveying Committee recommendations to the Minister of Education.

Article 4 – Committee Membership:

All Deans of Students Affairs in Saudi Government Universities are Members of the Committee. The Committee has the Rights to add other Members for serving the Objectives and Interests of the Committee.

Article 5 – Committee Chairman Selection and Duties:

The Committee elects Committee Chairman for a Two years term, Renewable only once.

The Chairman has following Duties:

  • Managing Committee Meetings and communicating with related Authorities.
  • Sending Meetings Minutes, Supervision of Organization and Follow-up of Meetings, and executing recommendations in coordination with Committee Secretariat.
*When Chairman's term finishes, Deputy Chairman assumes Duties until the First Meeting that selects a New Chairman.

Article 6 – Committee Deputy Chairman Selection and Duties:

The Committee elects Deputy Chairman for a Two years term Renewable only once. Deputy assumes duties in Chairman's absence and looks after the following:

  • Chairing Meetings and communicatiing with related Authorities.
  • Sending Meetings Minutes, Supervision of Organization and Follow-up of Meetings and executing recommendations with coordination of Committee Secretariat.
*When Deputy Chairman term finishes, a Deputy Chairman is elected in the First Meeting and works as Committee C​hairman.

Article 7 – Committee Secretariat:

A Secretary of the Committee is selected and the Secretariat is based at a Students Affairs Deanship of a Saudi University. Committee Headquarters should always be in Government University, and the Dean of Students Affairs of such University is the Committee Secretary in accordance with the following Regulations:
  1. Committee Secretariat in the first round should be at King Abdulaziz University for four years term subject to renewal.
Duties of the Committee Secretary General:
  1. ​Prepare Agendas for all Committee Meetings and coordination with Chairman in this regard.
  2. All Members should receive the agenda at least Two weeks earlier than any Meeting.
  3. Prepare Meeting Minutes and send them to Members in a week from commencing of the Meeting.
  4. Follow-up execution of Decisions and Recommendations of the Committee.
  5. Record and Document all Committee A​ctivities.
Committee Secretary: 
  • Secretary is appointed by Committee Secretary General to carry Duties of Secretary and communicate with Members.
  • Committee Chairman and Secretary are separate posts not to be appointed to one person.

Article 8 – Committee Meeting Frequency:

Committee should meet periodically at least Two times per year. Chairman has the rights to call for an Extraordinary Meeting when more than 2/3 of the Members demand such. A meeting is deemed valid if attended by 2/3 of the Members at least.

Article 9 – Committee Recommendations:

The Committee's Decisions shall be taken by Majority vote (50% +1). In the case of a tie vote, the Chairman have a casting vote unless where meeting attendees are less than two thirds of the members. The Committee, shall submit its recommendations, to His Excellency the Minister of Education within three weeks of its meeting.

Article 10 – Meeting Agenda:

  1. Committee Secretariat shall announce Meeting time and Date One Month earlier than the Meeting.
  2. Members shall send proposed Topics for Agenda to the Secretariat.
  3. Secretariat shall receive Topic Titles and a Summary of the Topics Three Weeks earlier than the Meeting.
  4. Secretariat shall coordinate preparing Meeting Agendas with the Chairman.
  5. Secretariat shall send Agendas at least Two Weeks earlier than the Meeting time.

Article 11:

The Agenda shall consist of the following:
  • Follow-up on the Decisions of the previous Meeting.
  • Review and Discuss Agenda Topics.
  • New Developments.
  • Deciding on the Date, and Venue of the next Meeting.

Article 12:

The Committee is authorized to interpret the provisions of these Regulations given that Members have considerable Experience in dealing with Students Affairs.
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