ACADEMIC GOVERNANCE

A distinctive feature of great liberal arts universities is their commitment to the principles of shared governance. Although the specific shape of shared governance varies from one institution to the next, the term “shared governance” itself refers to an understanding that the institution’s governing Board, the administrative leadership of the University and its faculty all participate in various ways in governance of the institution as it seeks to fulfill its mission.

In some universities there are very clear and distinct spheres of responsibility for the Board, the administration and the faculty, whereas at other institutions the lines of jurisdictional demarcation are less formal or distinct. Habib University aspires to a distinctive model of shared governance that embraces its Yohsin values and encourages genuine teamwork among faculty, the administration and the University’s Board of Governors as they collectively work towards a shared goal: the success of Habib students.

This model of shared governance emphasizes collaboration and it values consensus. We collectively recognize that the faculty, the administration and the Board of Governors will not always agree, but we aspire to a culture of mutual respect and honest exchange – a genuinely collaborative culture in which everyone recognizes, especially in moments of profound disagreement, that others, with whom they may disagree, are motivated by the same deep passion for our students and a shared commitment to their success. In building this model of shared governance, which emphasizes partnership over confrontation, we all strive to see matters empathetically through the eyes of those with whom we disagree. We also commit to each other to try to shape our decisions based on the same shared body of basic factual information. We seek to engage each other in honest and respectful conversation as we reach decisions, instead of immediately jumping to speculative assumptions about the motivations of those with whom we disagree.

As is true of most great liberal arts universities, subject to the authority of the President and the Dean of Faculty, the approval of the Board of Governors and the Charter of the University, the Habib University faculty has primary jurisdiction over all academic matters, including: curriculum, academic regulations, academic planning and curricular review, teaching procedures and requirements, academic advisement, co-curricular academic activities, the academic discipline of students and recommendations on the conferral of degrees.

The faculty organizes itself under the leadership of the President and determines its own governance procedures. The University Faculty Meeting is a committee of the whole and serves as the supreme decision making body for the Habib University faculty in all matters under its jurisdiction, except as that jurisdiction is delegated by the Faculty Meeting itself to various committees that report to the entire faculty at its monthly meetings.

The Faculty Senate is the duly elected representative leadership of the entire faculty. On behalf of the faculty, the Senate interacts with and advises the Dean of Faculty, and, on occasion, the President and other senior administrative officers on academic freedom, curricular issues, staffing, strategic planning, shared governance, budgeting and other matters of import which may arise. Much of the faculty’s work is accomplished through a series of faculty committees, some of which are elected and some of which are appointed. In addition, faculty frequently serve on University committees as well. The current list of faculty and University committees and their membership are listed below


The Faculty Senate

The Faculty Senate serves as the recognized representative leadership of the entire faculty. On behalf of the faculty, the Senate interacts with and advises the Dean of Faculty, and, on occasion, the President and other senior administrative officers on academic freedom, curricular issues, staffing, strategic planning, shared governance, budgeting and other matters of import which may arise from time to time.

Chair Member 1 Member 2 Member 3 Member 4 Member 5 Member 6
The Faculty Senate
(Elected)
Waqar Saleem
September 2021
Ishtiaque Makda
(ECE)
June – 2020
Saleha Raza
(CS)
June – 2020
Hassaan Khan
(iSciM)
August – 2021
Najeeb Jan
(CH)
June 2020
Manahil Huda
(CND)
January – 2021
Sadia Mehboob
(SDP)
June – 2020

Provisional Committee on Faculty (PCOF)

The PCOF is a faculty committee which considers all matters related to the review and promotion of full-time non-ladder faculty on behalf of the faculty. All responsibilities related to the review of individual faculty members for promotion are delegated to the Provisional Committee on Faculty (PCOF).

Chair Member 1 Member 2 Member 3 Member 4
Provisional Committee on Faculty (PCOF)
(Elected)
Shama Dossa
September – 2019
Shah Jamal Alam
(DSSE)
September – 2019
Shafayat Abrar
(DSSE)
September – 2019
Nauman Naqvi
(AHSS)
September – 2019
Aaron Mulvany
(AHSS)
September – 2019

Academic Standing Committee

The Academic Standing Committee is a faculty committee concerned with the academic performance of students. It decides all matters relating to the academic standing of students, the granting and denial of individual student petitions for modifications or exceptions to academic regulations.

Chair Member 1 Member 2 Member 3 Member 4 Member 5 Member 6 Member 7 Member 8
Academic Standing Committee
(Appointed)
Sameena Shahzaman
August- 2021
Syeda Saleha Raza
(DSSE)
August 2021
Junaid Ahmed Memon
(DSSE)
August 2021
M. Mobeen Mavania
(DSSE)
August 2021
Kainat Jalaluddin
(AHSS)
February 2021
Syed Afzal Ahmed
(AHSS)
August 2021
Inamullah Nadeem
(AHSS)
August 2021
Faizan Rafi Hashmi
(Secretary)
Yasmeen Bano
(OAP)

Committee on Academic Integrity

The Faculty committee responsible for hearing and deciding all cases where students are charged with having violated the University’s policies on academic integrity.

Chair Member 1 Member 2 Member 3 Member 4 Member 5 Member 6 Member 7 Member 8 Member 9
Committee on Academic Integrity
(Elected)
Shahid Shaikh
(on behalf of the
Interim Dean of Faculty)
Aeyaz Kiyani
(DSSE)
February 2021
Rameez Ragheb
(DSSE)
February 2021
Nadia Nasir
(DSSE)
February 2021
Abdullah Khalid
(DSSE)
February 2021
M. Mobeen Mavania
(DSSE)
February 2021
Jessica Werneke
(AHSS)
February 2021
Sadaf Habib
(AHSS)
February 2021
Zahra Malkani
(AHSS)
September 2021
Sadia Mehboob
(AHSS)
September 2021

Habib Liberal Core Governance Committee (HLCGC)

The Faculty committee which advises the Program Directors and the Faculty on all issues related to the Habib Liberal Core.

Chair Member 1 Member 2 Member 3 Member 4 Member 5 Member 6
Habib Liberal Core Governance
Committee (HLCC)
(Appointed)
Interim Dean of Faculty Aaron Mulvany (AHSS) Shah Jamal Alam (DSSE) Shahid Shaikh (RO) Anzar Khaliq (T&L) Basit Memon Muhammad Haris

The University Library Committee

The University committee advises the Library administration on its services, policies, programs and projects and keeps the faculty informed of proposed changes and developments in Library policies, procedures or collection development.

Chair Member 1 Member 2 Member 3 Member 4 Member 5 Member 6 Member 7
The University Library Committee
(Appointed)
Shah Jamal Alam
September 2021
Shafayat Abrar
(ECE)
August 2021
Shah Jamal Alam
(CS)
August 2021
Aeyaz Kayani
(iSciM)
August 2021
Haniya Habib
(CH)
October 2020
Isma Gul
(CND)
August 2021
Sana Khalil
(SDP)
September 2021
Nooruddin Merchant
(Secretary)

Study Abroad Advisory Committee (SAAC)

The University committee which assists in the selection of students for programs operated by the Office for Global Engagement (OGE) and advises the Board of Faculty and the Academic Council on the implementation of new international and off-campus programs.

Chair Member 1 Member 2
Study Abroad Advisory Committee (SAAC)
(Appointed)
Tatheer Hamdani Tajreen Midhat
(AHSS)
February 2021
Humaira Jamshed
(DSSE)
February 2021

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The University body that oversees and ensures that all research conducted at Habib University on living human subjects meets the highest standards of ethical conduct regardless of whether that research is conducted by students or faculty.

Chair Member 1 Member 2 Member 3 Member 4 Member 5 Member 6 Member 7 Member 8
Institutional Review Board (IRB)
(Appointed)
Humaira Jamshed
August 2021
Shafayat Abrar
(ECE)
August 2021
Aeyaz Kayani
(iSciM)
August 2021
Haseeb Sheikh
(ECE)
August 2021
Sahaab Badaar
(SDP)
August 2021
Haniya Habib
(CH)
August 2021
Moiz Anis
(ECE)
August 2021
Syed Ali Hussain
(CND)
August 2021
Raheel Lakhani
(Secretary)

University Grievance Committee (UGC)

The University committee which considers all complaints submitted by students, faculty or staff that either University lacks appropriate policies or has not followed its established policies and this failure has caused real harm to the complainant.

Chair Member 1 Member 2 Member 3 Member 4 Member 5
University Grievance Committee (UGC)
(Elected)
Director HR and AO Waqar Saleem
(DSSE)
August 2021
Sameena Shahzaman
(DSSE)
August 2020
Daniyal Ahmed
(AHSS)
August 2021
Najeeb Jan
(AHSS)
August 2020
Syed Ali Hussain
(AHSS)
August 2021

Faculty Committee on Professional Conduct (FCPC)

The Faculty committee authorized to act in all cases where questions concerning the professional conduct of individual members of the faculty have been raised.

Chair Member 1 Member 2 Member 3 Member 4 Member 5 Member 6
Faculty Committee on Professional Conduct (FCPC)
(Elected)
Yousuf Kerai
October – 2021
Marco Grosoli
(CND)
August 2021
Aqdas Afzal
(SDP)
September 2021
Nauman Naqvi
(CH)
January – 2021
Ms. Sajal Rana
(iSciM)
January – 2021
M.Nadeem
(CS)
August- 2021
Shafayat Abrar
(ECE)
August 2021

Student Life and Alumni Affairs Committee

The University committee that hears cases brought by students against other students or alumni; cases brought by students against staff; staff against other staff; or staff against students, which cannot be resolved by Student Affairs or Human Resources.

Chair Member 1 Member 2 Member 3 Member 4 Member 5 Member 6 Member 7
Student Life and Alumni Affairs Committee Shamez Mukhi Saamena Mazahir
(Secretary)
Shaoib Khan
(Career Services)
Nooruddin Merchant
(Library)
Waqar Saleem
(DSSE)
January – 2021
Syeda Saleha Raza
(DSSE)
January – 2021
Kainat Jalaluddin
(AHSS)
January – 2021
Nauman Naqvi
(AHSS)
January – 2021

The Program Board of Studies (PBoS)

A Faculty committee consisting of all full-time faculty members in each academic program that develop, review and revise the program’s academic curriculum before sending it to the School Board of Studies for further review.

Chair Member Chair Member
The Program Board of Studies (CND) Zain Saeed All CND faculty Members The Program Board of Studies (SDP) Aaron Mulvany All SDP faculty Members
The Program Board of Studies (CH) Muhammad Haris All CH faculty Members The Program Board of Studies (CS) Dr. Abdul Samad All CS faculty Members
The Program Board of Studies (iSciM) Humaira Qureshi All iSciM faculty Members The Program Board of Studies (ECE) Dr. Basit Memon All ECE faculty Members

The School Board of Studies (SBoS)

A Faculty committee authorized to review proposed curricular changes and oversee assessment at the school level.

Chair Member Chair Member
The School Board of Studies (AHSS) Asst. Dean (AHSS) All Program Directors and Associate Professors in the School The School Board of Studies (DSSE) Asst. Dean (DSSE) All Program Directors and Associate Professors in the School

The Board of Faculty (BOF)

A University committee that reviews all curricular changes and assessment programs to ensure that each academic program is of the highest quality and that robust systems of assessment and continuous quality enhancement are in place at the University.

Chair Member 1 Member 2 Member 3
The Board of Faculty (BOF) Dean of Faculty All Associate Dean All Assistant Deans All Professors

The Academic Council (AC)

The University committee which fulfills all the functions assigned to it by the University’s Charter, receives and acts upon recommendations and proposals from the Board of Faculty. Also receives a report from the Dean of Faculty at least once per semester on the state of any pending accreditation reviews and acts upon the recommendations of the University Grievance Committee about proposed changes to the University’s policies and procedures.

Chair Member 1 Member 2 Member 3 Member 4 Member 5
The Academic Council (AC) President Dean of Faculty All Associate Dean All Professors All Assistant Deans Cabinet Members attend with voice but not vote