Offices and Services
Councils and Committees
Executive officers, faculty, staff, and student representatives, participate in University governance by serving on the following councils, committees, and other bodies. The mandates, compositions, terms, and methods of operation of these bodies are regulated by their respective bylaw.
Councils under University Bylaws:
I. Council of Deans
As the highest academic council, the Council of Deans is in charge of all academic matters at the University, acting as:
- An advisory and recommendatory body to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and the President, and on academic programs, processes, and procedures.
- A liaison body among the heads of the academic units, promoting discussion and exchange of ideas on the effective management of their schools.
II. President's Cabinet
The President’s Cabinet acts as the top consulting and advisory body to the President on all matters that affect the well-being of the University. It ensures that the University is successfully meeting its mission, vision and goals.
The President’s Cabinet has been operating since the summer of 2005.
III. Student Affairs Council
As the highest student council, the Student Affairs Council acts as an advisory and recommendatory body to the Vice President for Student Development and Enrollment Management and the President, on all matters related to student life. It also serves as a liaison with all the relevant offices, regarding issues that affect student affairs on campus, to foster discussion and exchange of ideas on how to best serve students in a healthy and productive atmosphere.
IV. University Planning Council
The University Planning Council serves as LAU’s collective think tank, bringing various entities together to discuss and develop methods and means that will assist the University in achieving its mission, vision and goals. It provides advice to the President on all matters relating to long- and mid-term planning, as well as strategic and conceptual University directives and goals.
For more information on these councils, download the University Bylaws.
Senate, Councils and Committees under Faculty Bylaws:
I. Faculty Senate
The Faculty Senate, which includes some standing committees, is the main advisory body engaging faculty in LAU’s governance on such issues as academics, faculty status, operating budget, and so on. It is composed of 34 members, equally allocated between the two campuses. In addition, each school elects departmental or divisional representatives to the Senate. For more information on the Senate functions, members, structure, constitution, bylaws, meetings, reports and relevant topics, visit the Faculty Senate website.
II. Standing University Councils of the Faculty:
The Faculty Bylaws provide information on the duties, structure, term, and methods of operation of the University Curriculum Council, University Admissions Council, University Research Council, University Graduate Council, Faculty Welfare and Promotion Council, Faculty Grievance Council, University Council for Financial Aid, University Library and Information Resources Council, Campus Life Council, and various faculty committees.
Staff Advisory Council:
It consists of elected representatives from each department to allow staff to participate in the governance of LAU. It serves as an advisory body and a forum for LAU staff to voice their concerns.