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

STARS v2.2

Higher Colleges of Technology
PA-3: Inclusive and Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.12 / 3.00 Raafat Kabbara
Assistant Manager - Facilities Management
General Services
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Does the institution have formal participatory or shared governance bodies through which the following stakeholders can regularly participate in the governance of the institution?:
Yes or No
Students Yes
Academic staff Yes
Non-academic staff Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal participatory or shared governance bodies:

The Higher Colleges of Technology has formally formed the following councils:
1. Campus Councils: There are 16 campus councils across the HCT. Each council is the governing body of the campus and is chaired by the Campus Director. It has decision-making Authority over all campus's operational and administrative matters and works as the Campus Director's Cabinet. There are eight members of each council in addition to the chair.

2. Student Council ( 98 students on system level, 7 at each campus): is a student body comprising students of the Higher Colleges of Technology in each campus. There is also a system-wide student body comprising of student Presidents from all the campuses.
Student Council represents to campus administration in matters affecting their academic and extracurricular activities. They also help pass the student message and explain rules and ideas and rectify any misunderstanding by the student community. The Council also acts as a forum to freely express and communicate concerns, issues, and ideas the student body may have.

3. SHOREK: this is an annual forum organized by Student Engagement and Success Department on all campuses. The purpose of this forum is to collect student suggestions, proposals, and ideas that may help HCT departments enhance and improve their services. The forum is also attended by representatives from service departments, campus management teams, alumni, parents, and community representatives.


Total number of individuals on the institution’s highest governing body:
9

Number of students representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
0

Number of academic staff representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
0

Number of non-academic staff representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
0

Number of women serving as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
3

Percentage of official members of the highest governing body that are women:
33.33

Website URL where information about the institution’s highest governing body may be found:
Does the institution host or support one or more formal bodies through which external stakeholders have a regular voice in institutional decisions that affect them?:
No

A brief description of the campus-community council or equivalent body that gives external stakeholders a regular voice in institutional decisions that affect them:
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Number of people from underrepresented groups serving as official members of the institution’s highest governing body.:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s governance structure is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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