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Academic Council

​About the Academic Council
Since its establishment in 1422H, the Academic Council has been properly carrying out the tasks entrusted to it. Nonetheless, the Council believes that there is still a drastic need for further development. The Council has been mandated to address the various issues and tasks stipulated in university and higher education regulations. The most important tasks of the Council are making decisions on issues related to academic promotion, sabbatical leave, etc.
The Council receives promotion requests from the IPA faculty members. It studies them in light of the promotion system approved by the Saudi universities. It, then, refers the requests to the Council’s Standing Committees for consideration and recommendation. These recommendations should be referred to the Academic Council for approval.

Academic Council’s Regulations
Article 1:

The IPA shall establish the Academic Council to primarily supervise the academic affairs of the faculty members involved in the process of training, research, studies and publishing. The Council shall be entitled to:

  • Make recommendations on the recruitment of the faculty members at the IPA.
  • Decide on the academic promotions of the IPA faculty members.
  • Promote scientific research, writing, translation and publishing.
    • Set up definite rules to promote the preparation of scientific research.
    • Approve research plans, annual studies and five-year studies.
    • Publish research, publications, translations, treatises as well as any other material the Academic Council deems suitable for publication and goes in line with the IPA objectives.
    • Recommend new scientific journals.
    • Strengthen relation with relevant research centers.
    • Study the requests for sabbatical leaves and make recommendations thereof.
    • Set up the rules governing the implementation of contracts of research projects and administrative studies supported financially by government or non-government entities. These activities could be initiated by the funding authorities or the researcher, or they may be commissioned by the IPA.
  • Develop a mechanism of nomination to IPA awards and prizes for distinguished works the awards and prizes announced by other scientific bodies or institutions.
  • The Council may from or appoint a single committee or more from among its members to study their assigned tasks. The Council may seek the assistance of any member outside the Council and may entrust its chairman with some of its powers.
  • ​Study the issues referred to it by the Director General and make its recommendations thereof.

Article II:
Academic Council is composed of the following:
  • Deputy Director-General for Research and Information as a Chairman.
  • Six training members, from different sectors, at the level of assistant professor at least (as members). Three other members, involved in research and academic issues, at the level of professor at least may join the Council.
  • Members shall be appointed by a decision of the Board of Directors based on the nomination and approval of the IPA Director General for a period of two years, renewable once.
Article III:

The Council shall hold its meetings once a month at least pursuant to the invitation of its Chairman who may call for a meeting, should the need arise or if one third of the members submit a request thereof in writing. If two-thirds of the Council members including the chairman attended, the meetings shall be valid. The decisions of the Council shall be taken according to the majority votes of the attendees. In case of equal votes, the decision on which the chairman votes shall prevail.

Article V:

The decisions of the Council shall be rendered effective upon the approval of the IPA senior administration. However, the issue shall be referred to the Board of Directors for approval if disagreement arose between the Academic Council and the IPA senior administration.

Members of the Academic Council
The Academic Council is composed of the following members:
  • Deputy Director-General for Research and Information as a Chairman.
  • Six members from the training staff at the level of assistant professor at least representing different sectors. Also, three other members, involved in research and academic issues, at the level of professor at least may join the Council.​