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Academic Affairs

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The Office of Academic Affairs oversees all academic programs and functions at the College Of Suffolk. The Faculties, centres, and programs that report to the Office of Academic Affairs are listed. The Office of Academic Affairs has the lead responsibility for academic planning and academic budget administration, academic personnel decisions and career development, College-wide curricular requirements and degree program development, assessment of student learning, and academic accreditation. The Academic Affairs office works closely with faculty deans and directors, faculty committees, and other divisions of the College on a broad array of policy and strategic planning issues. Our goals are always: excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, outreach, and extension; distinctive leadership among institutions of higher learning; and an academic work environment that promotes human capital development and cultivates leaders.

Vision

The vision of the academic affairs is to provide efficient student-centred academic administrative functions in support of the vision of the College

Mission

The Office of Academic Affairs, in accordance with the mission of the College, strives to provide the leadership, support services, and distribution of resources necessary to achieve maximum student learning

Continuous Improvement

The Office of Academic Affairs is committed to ensuring that all academic programs focus on continuous quality improvement efforts. A review is conducted annually to measure the quality of the educational program. The office has set the following criteria:

  • Defined and realistic goals and objectives including excellence in personalized instruction

  • Faculty and staff who assume responsibility and authority for the goals and objectives

  • A creative and aggressive spirit

  • A commitment to extra- and co-curricular activities that enhance the learning experience

  • A commitment to academic advising and mentoring

  • The development and use of professional networks that benefit students

  • Appropriately credentialed faculty who maintain competence and breadth in their field of study

  • Achievement of a high level of measurable learning outcomes

  • A viable mass of enthusiastic and involved students

  • An evaluation of expense versus revenue and integral position in the curricula

Functions

The office is responsible for the allocation of resources for the academic program, the improvement of instruction, the correlation of instructional activities, the evaluation of College educational activities, the establishment of policy concerning employment, evaluation, promotion, and the maintenance of personnel records of the academic staff. The Office of Academic Affairs strives to uphold high accountability, professionalism, and innovation levels. It provides the following academic support functions:

  • Processing student inquiries and applications

  • Coordinating the interface between the College and the Central Applications Office

  • Preparing undergraduate  prospectus and faculty handbooks

  • Administering examinations

  • Maintaining student records

  • Preparing lecture and exam timetables and handling venue bookings.

Academic Programs

Bachelors

 

  • Applied Science and Technology

  • Architectural Design

  • Automotive Technology

  • Business Administration

  • Business Management

  • Civil Engineering 

  • Computer Engineering

  • Information Technology

  • Computer Network Systems

  • Computer Science

  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering

  • Electronics Engineering 

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Telecommunications

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Academic Advising

Throughout your college years, you are sure to have questions about your intended major. You can turn to your assigned academic advisor for guidance when this happens. To complete your degree program, you must adhere to specific major requirements. A meeting with an academic advisor within your first few weeks on campus can help identify the courses you must complete and when they are available. An advisor can also walk you through the school's course selection process so that you know how to sign up for or withdraw from classes on your own. While your school's Website may provide a wealth of information on academic requirements and course selection, meeting face-to-face with your advisor allows you to voice your concerns and get feedback. College Of Suffolk Academic Advisors can help you:

  • clarify your education and career goals.

  • explore programs.

  • address concerns about your studies

  • develop strategies for academic success from first year to graduation

  • explore educational options when faced with personal/family emergencies

  • determine where to go for additional information

Assessment For Student Performance

The assessment depends on the student’s performance in exams and his/ her work throughout the year which includes attendance, semester performance, exercises, and lab. Experiments and tests are as follows:

  1. Mid-semester exams 30%.

  2. Continuous assessment 20%

  3. End semester-Exams 50%

  • The Pass mark in the course is 50%

  • The student who fails in one or more of the subjects of both semesters of the academic year and achieves a cumulative of 1.5 or more will be allowed to sit for the supplementary exams in the subjects in which he/she fails.

  • The student who passes the supplementary exams and achieves an average of less than 2.00%, receives a warning.

  • A student repeats the academic year in the following cases:

  1. Achieving a cumulative rate of less than 1.5 by the end of the academic year.

  2. Failure in one or more of the supplementary or substitute exams.

  3. If the student, who received a warning in the previous year, fails to modify his/her cumulative average up to 2.00 or more.

  • The student is dismissed for academic reasons in the following cases:

  1. If he/she exhausts his repeat chance.

  2. If he/she repeated in the final year and was absent for two successive semesters.

  • Assessment is based on calculating the semester and cumulative averages i.e., (4 points).

  • The semester average(GPA) is calculated based on credit hours for each course – one credit hour for each teaching hour, and one credit hour for each practical or exercise duration from 2-3 hours.

  • The cumulative average(c GPA) is calculated by the end of each semester proportionally between the (GPA) and the previous (c GPA) according to the credit hours of each semester.

  • The (GPA) and the (c GPA) are calculated to three decimals and then estimated to GPA) and the (c GPA) two decimals.

  • Symbols and points are used in calculating the ( GPA) and the( cGPA).

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