By-Laws Of The Advisory Board Of The University Of Business And Technology
It is by these by-laws an Advisory Board at the University of Business and Technology named: THE ADVISORY BOARD OF THE UNIVESITY OF BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY is created to provide advice and counsel to the Chairman of the Board of Trustees and senior leaders by examining the significant strategic topics referred to it.
The Council’s role is purely advisory, and does not look into or study but what is referred to it by the Chairman of the Board of Trustees to provide non-binding recommendations on significant strategic topics linked to the procession and future of the university.
The Advisory Board is administratively and organizationally linked to the Chairman of the Board of Trustees and does not interfere in the management of the University in any way.
The Board aims to examine the goals, strategies and policies of the University and its future to make sure it keeps pace with changes and economic environment as well as to contribute to the formation of strategic alliances with industrial and productive community organizations, and the formation of partnerships and twinning with a number of well-reputed universities in the world to enhance the reputation of and support the university’s rank both locally and internationally.
Article Five: The Chairman of the Board of Trustees appoints the Chairman and Secretary-General of the Advisory Board and the later assumes the duties of the Board Secretariat, prepares the agenda, keeps the records, and follows up the recommendations as practiced in other academic councils of the University.
Article Six: The Board meets no less than two times /year by an invitation from the Chairman, with the presence of at least two-thirds of its members. Recommendations will be decided according to majority. In case of equal votes, what the Chairman voted for will be recommended and forwarded to the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for approval.
Article Seven: The Board consists of nine members maximum and three minimum, including the Chairman, with one renewable year term for each member. The Chairman of the Board of Trustees has the right to suspend the membership of any of the Board members whenever he sees it is better for the interest of the Board.
Article Eight: The number of Board members from within the university or of those who have previously worked at UBT must not exceed one-third. Board members should have experience, efficiency, practice and distinguished academic reputation, and with interest in the continuity and the future of the university.
The Board has no legal or financial responsibility and its members are not obligated or responsible for actions leading to loss by the executive administrators in case the Board recommendations were acted upon.
The Board has no authority or right to vote on the decisions of the University administration or any responsibility or legal guardianship on executive decisions taken by the administration.
The recommendations of the Board are mainly based on the information provided or available at the time of making the recommendation, and on the experiences and knowledge of all the members.
The duties and responsibilities of the members of the Board are as follows:
- Participate in developing UBT strategic goals and priorities in order to achieve its vision and mission.
- Deep understanding of the nature of purposes and goals of the university and the needs of the labor market and industry trends.
- Provide wise and well-studied advice about the main issues and problems raise or required by the owners or members of the Board of Trustees.
- Provide a neutral unbiased opinion from a third perspective unrelated to the management of the university operations.
- Encourage and support finding new academic projects and programs.
- Council members are rich sources of information for business management and leadership of the university, as they are platforms for social communication to highlight and enhance the university’s reputation in the community.
- Development of corporate governance principles to ensure the continuity and stability of administrative and academic entity of the university.
- Access the overall performance of the educational and administrative systems of the university.
- Review developmental policies of the university to improved academic and management services.
- Maintain the confidentiality of information during and after the end of membership of the Council.
Members of the Board shall be committed to attend all meetings during the year and in case of being absent for three consecutive or sporadic sessions, his membership is suspended.
A stipend of $2000 is paid to the members of the Board for each session, and members are compensated for any task related expenses while performing their duties and responsibilities.
Edited: January22, 2017, per meeting agenda in the First Advisory Board Meeting.