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Office of the Academic Vice President (AVP)

The Office of the Academic Vice President is accountable to the President with responsibilities for leading, coordinating and facilitating the University’s academic affairs.

The major duties and responsibilities of the Office of the Academic Vice President are:

  • Lead, coordinate and oversee responsibility for development and management of graduate and undergraduate academic programs, continuing and distance education, teaching and learning support, staff affairs, office of the registrar, library, and academic standards and quality enhancement;
  • Provide leadership in establishing academic priorities, plans for program development, faculty recruitment and development, and in managing the academic enterprise;
  • Closely work with the President to assist and support on academic affairs, and with other Vice Presidents to set the University’s broad academic directions/vision, priorities and policies;
  • Develop and oversee the implementation of plans, policies, rules and guidelines governing academic programs, academic and technical staff, and students;
  • Facilitate the accomplishment of the University’s mission and its academic goals through the establishment of programs, policies, procedures, and standards; in selection, evaluation, and development of faculty and staff; in review of academic programs; in allocation of funds; and in provision of information;
  • Ensure the employment and promotion of the academic staff is consistent with the University’s rules and procedures;
  • Coordinate and set context for the University’s various colleges, programs, and services to maintain broad and coherent institutional perspective;
  • Develop and implement the institutional-level planning initiatives that are essential to the strategic positioning of the University;
  • Coordinate periodic academic program review and work with academic units in the review, study, and development of curriculum and in the improvement of instruction;
  • Establish and facilitate collaboration with industries and other institutions in pursuit of University’s mission;
  • Support and ensure the programs of study prepare and supply qualified graduates in knowledge, skills, and attitudes on the basis of needs of the country;
  • Ensure the University’s strategic and operational plans are in place for colleges and reporting units, monitoring and supporting best practices, monitoring performances, and promoting positive relations internally and externally;
  • Exercise the responsibilities the President may entrust to him.

The following academic offices and directorate offices are accountable to the Academic Vice President and assist the academic functions

Dr. Balako Gumi is the Academic and Rerearch Vice President of the University.

Balako Gumi(PhD)
Academic Vice President
Main Campus, president Bldg.
Email: balako.gumi@yahoo.com
Telephone: +251 464430012
Fax: +251 111 464430355
P.O. Box: 144, Bule Hora, Ethiopia
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