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A DETAILED REPORT ON THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THE FACULTY OF ARTS AND ITS FUTURE VISION IN THE END OF THE FIRST ACADEMIC SEMESTER OF 2016/2017

THE HASHEMITE UNIVERSITY
FACULTY OF ARTS
2016/2017

A DETAILED REPORT ON THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THE FACULTY OF ARTS AND ITS FUTURE VISION IN THE END OF THE FIRST ACADEMIC SEMESTER OF 2016/2017
THIS REPORT CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS:
SECTION ONE: ACCOMPLISHMENTS
SECTION TWO: FUTURE VISION

THE FIRST SECTION INCLUDES THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THE FACULTY OF ARTS AND ITS ACTIVITIES IN THE FOLLOWING FIELDS:
1. ADMINISTRATIVE WORK, OFFICIAL MEETINGS, GRADUATION CEREMONY AND STUDENT MEETINGS
2. STUDENT ACTIVITIES
3. SOCIAL ACTIVITIES, VOLUNTARY WORK, AND COMMUNITY SERVICE
4. CULTURAL ACTIVITIES OF THE FACULTY OF ARTS INSIDE AND OFF CAMPUS
5. SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES
6. EDUCATION AND UPDATING OF CURRICULA


SECTION ONE
THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THE FACULTY OF ARTS IN THE FIRST ACADEMIC SEMESTER OF
2016/2017

FIRST: ADMINISTRATIVE WORK, OFFICIAL MEETINGS, GRADUATION CEREMONY, AND STUDENT MEETINGS

1. DEPARTMENT COUNCIL MEETINGS AND FACULTY COUNCIL MEETINGS
- THE FACULTY OF ARTS COUNCIL HELD (5) MEETINGS AND FORMED COMMITTEES IN ITS FIRST OFFICIAL MEETING.
- ARABIC LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT COUNCIL HELD (8) MEETINGS.
- ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT COUNCIL HELD (12) MEETINGS.
- HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES DEPARTMENT COUNCIL HELD (11) MEETINGS.
- ALLIED HUMANITIES DEPARTMENT COUNCIL HELD (6) MEETINGS.
- THE FACULTY OF ARTS HELD A GENERAL MEETING ON SEPT. 28, 2016 TO SELECT A COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE UNIVERSITY COUNCIL; DR. YAHYA AL ALI WAS CHOSEN.
- THE DEAN HELD A MEETING WITH THE ADMINISTRATIVE COLLEGE STAFF ON DEC. 19, 2016.

2. THE FACULTY OF ARTS OFFERED (261) SECTIONS FOR DIFFERENT COURSES IN THE COLLEGE DURING THE FIRST ACADEMIC SEMESTER OF 2016/2017, WITH A TOTAL NUMBER OF ENROLLED STUDENTS AMOUNTING TO (17,588), DISTRIBUTED AS FOLLOWS:

 

A LIST OF STUDENTS AND SECTIONS IN THE FACULTY OF ARTS IN THE FIRST ACADEMIC SEMESTER OF  2016/2017

 

MAJOR

 

SECTIONS

 

ENROLLMENT

ALLIED HUMANITIES

 

89

 

12279

ENGLISH LANGUAGE

 

89

 

2319

ARABIC LANGUAGE

 

55

 

2076

HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

 

28

 

914

TOTAL

 

261

 

17, 588

 

THIS HUGE NUMBER WAS A BURDEN FOR THE FACULTY OF ARTS WHEN IT CAME TO REGISTRATION IN CLASSES, OPENING CLOSED SECTIONS, HANDLING STUDENT PAPERWORK, GIVING REPLACEMENT COURSES, HANDLING ABSENCE EXCUSE APPROVALS, GIVING MAKE-UP EXAMS, PROCTORING EXAMS, AND ENDORSING GRADES, ..ETC. SUCH TASKS, ROUTINE AS THEY SEEM, STILL CONSUMED STAFF ENERGY DURING PEAK PERIODS LIKE ADD/DROP PERIOD, FINAL EXAM PERIOD, AND PRE-FINAL EXAM PERIOD. 

3. MONITORING CASES OF ABSENCE FROM FINAL EXAMS. THE FACULTY OF ARTS REDUCED THE HUGE NUMBER OF ABSENCE COMPARED WITH THAT FROM PREVIOUS SEMESTERS, LIMITING CASES OF EXCUSED ABSENCE TO THE FOLLOWING:

- DEATH OF A FIRST-DEGREE RELATIVE
- FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE CONFLICT
- SECONDARY SCHOOL (TAWJEHI) EXAMS
- SURGERY OR A CRITICAL CONDITION WITH AN APPROVED MEDICAL REPORT
THE FACULTY OF ARTS DEANSHIP WIDELY PROMOTED AND ANNOUNCED SUCH GUIDELINES WELL BEFORE FINAL EXAMS TO THE EFFECT THAT THE NUMBER OF ABSENT STUDENTS DRAMATICALLY DECREASED.

ONLY (61) EXCUSES WERE ACCEPTED, WHICH IS A VERY LOW RATE COMPARED WITH THAT OF PREVIOUS SEMESTERS AND WITH THE HUGE NUMBER OF ENROLLED STUDENTS (17,588).

4. MEETING WITH GUESTS FROM OUTSIDE THE UNIVERSITY:

A. MEETING WITH THE ACADEMIC OFFICER IN QATAR EMBASSY ON 18/10/2017 TO EXPLORE MORE COOPERATION AVENUES. THIS MEETING WAS ATTENDED BY THE ASSISTANT DEAN AND THE DEPARTMENT CHAIR OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES.

B. PREPARING TO MEET KARABUK UNIVERSITY DELEGATES ON 30/10/2016 AND PREPARING A SPECIAL GIFT FOR THEM AND A DOCUMENTARY FILM ABOUT THE FACULTY OF ARTS AS WELL AS A COLLEGE SHIELD AND SOME STUDENT HANDICRAFTS. THE DELEGATION WAS QUITE HAPPY AND APPRECIATIVE.

C. MEETING WITH A CHINESE DELEGATION FROM A CHINESE UNIVERSITY ON 29/9/2017 AND PRESENTING A GIFT FOR THEM AND HAVING THEM ATTEND PART OF SYNTAX 3 ARABIC LANGUAGE LECTURE. THEY TOOK PICTURES AND EXPRESSED EXTREME HAPPINESS FOR THIS CHANCE.

5. HOLDING A GRADUATION CEREMONY ON 28/9/2016 FOR STUDENTS WHO FINISHED GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS OVER THE SUMMER (TOTAL NUMBER: 110) AND IN TWO SESSIONS, MORNING SESSION AND EVENING ONE. THE EVENT WAS ORGANIZED BY A SPECIAL COMMITTEE AND WAS A BIG SUCCESS AT ALL LEVELS. MOREOVER, TWENTY STUDENTS FROM THE FACULTY OF ARTS PARTICIPATED IN KEEPING ORDER DURING THE COMMENCEMENT.
6. MEETING WITH STUDENTS:

A. HOLDING, ON 15/10/2016, AN ORIENTATION SESSION FOR NEW STUDENTS (THE FRESHMAN CLASS) WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF THE VICE-DEAN, THE ASSISTANT-DEAN, AND DEPARTMENT CHAIRS. MORE THAN (250) STUDENTS ATTENDED FROM DIFFERENT MAJORS IN THE FACULTY OF ARTS.
B. THE CHAIR OF ARABIC LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT MET WITH THE NEW STUDENTS ON 21/10/2016 AND DISTRIBUTED STUDY PLAN AND EXPLAINED IT.
C. THE CHAIR OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT MET THE NEW STUDENTS ON 26/10/2016. ORIENTATION WAS GIVEN.
D. THE CHAIR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES MET NEW STUDENTS ON 22/10/2016. ORIENTATION WAS GIVEN.

7. MONITORING ABSENCE FROM LECTURES: CLASS ROLLS WERE REGULARLY SUBMITTED TO THE FACULTY OF ARTS, WHICH REDUCED ABSENCE RATES AND VIOLENCE. NOT A SINGLE CASE OF STUDENT VIOLENCE IN THE WHOLE FACULTY OF ARTS WAS RECORDED.
8. CLASS SCHEDULE AND ADDITIONAL TEACHING LOAD AND PART-TIMERS:
THE OVERALL ADDITIONAL LOAD WAS (78,25) CREDITS. THE TOTAL NUMBER OF PART-TIMERS WAS (13), AND AS FOLLOWS:  

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