Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 40.37
Liaison Raafat Kabbara
Submission Date Nov. 15, 2022

STARS v2.2

Higher Colleges of Technology
IN-47: Innovation A

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Raafat Kabbara
Assistant Manager - Facilities Management
General Services
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Appointment of Happiness and Positivity Council

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

The Happiness and Positivity Council was formed to introduce and oversee Happiness Initiatives across the HCT system, which will take place in all or selected campuses, depending on their capabilities and the nature of each Initiative. The Council will ensure that the policies and services of HCT are tweaked in the right way in order to help the HCT achieve its responsibility towards realizing happiness and positivity, both in the internal work environment and in society at large. The Happiness and Positivity Council has the following major areas of responsibility:
• Establish plans and practices to educate people about the significance of happiness throughout HCT.
• Conduct system-wide happiness surveys to reflect the progress and achievements of the happiness program and monitor the overall morale of the staff and students.
• Introduce Happiness Awards (individual level, department level, campus level, and idea/initiative level).
• Form Happiness and Positivity Circles at the campus level.
• Develop HCT Happiness Strategy and Initiatives and oversee their implementation.


A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
The website URL where information about the innovation is available :
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Additional documentation to support the submission:

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