Service on Boards and Committees

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There is no sense in trying to do anything unless you give it your maximum effort. You may not succeed but at least the dedication and effort and interest should be there.JFK.

Within the American University of Beirut (AUB)

Summary Table of Services on Committees within AUB (1986-2004)
Committees
Number of Committees
During the Period
Number of Years Served
Average per Committee Accumulated Total
Departmental 8 1990-2001 0.85 6.8
Faculty 14 1986-2001 2.45 34
University 15 1989-2004 2.55 38.3
Overall 37 1986-2004 2.1 79

The above table shows that during the 19-year period (1986-2004), I served on 37 different committees (over four committees per year) with an average period of over two years of service per committee accumulating to an equivalent of 79 years of total committee service. The following sections provide the detail information shown in the table above including 6 years on the University Senate.

Departmental Committees

  1.  January 2000 – August 2001Chairman, External Advisory Board to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
  2. May 1997 – December 1997Member, Ad-Hoc Committee for proposing a new BS program in Information Technology.
  3. May 1995 – June 1995Member, Ad-Hoc Graduate Programs Committee.
  4. November 11, 1994 – January 30, 1995Member, Ad-Hoc EE Program Committee.
  5. November 1991 – June 1993Chairman, Final Year Projects Committee.
  6. November 1991 – June 1993Chairman, Computer Hardware Committee.
  7. July 1990 – January 1991Member, Ad-Hoc Committee for proposing a new Masters program in Computer and Communications Engineering.
  8. November 1990Member, Summer Training sub-committee.

Faculty Committees

  1. July 1, 1999 – September 30, 2001Member, Advisory Committee.
  2. August 1, 1998 – August 31, 2001Member, Administrative Committee.
  3. August 1, 1998 – August 31, 2001Member, Academic Committee.
  4. September 1996 – November 1996Member, Career Fair Committee.
  5. August 1995 – November 1995Member, Career Fair Committee.
  6. July 1, 1993 – June 30, 1997Member and Secretary (July 1, 1993 – June 30, 1994), Advisory Committee.
  7. October 1988 – June 1989Chairman, Student Aid Committee.
  8. October 1987 – June 1992Member, Academic Committee.
  9. July 1987 – June 1995Chairman, Student Affairs Committee. Proposal and implementation of new rules and regulations on Disciplinary Action (1992). Proposed the new Student Evaluation for Academic Performance form (1992). Organized faculty/students tennis tournaments (1990-1991).
  10.  July 1987 – June 1988Member, Admissions Committee.
  11. October 1986 – October 1988Member, Graduate Studies Committee.
  12. October 1986 – June 1988Member, Student Aid Committee.
  13. July 1986 – July 1987Member, Ad-Hoc Computer Committee.
  14. January 1986 – June 1987Member, Student Affairs Committee.

University Committees, Boards & Councils

  1. October 2016 – present: Member, AUB Steering Committee of the Strategic Partnerships Initiative (SPI). 
  2. May 2016 – present: Member, AUB Steering Committee of the Strategic Health Initiatives (SHI).
  3. April 2016 – present: Chair, REP Steering Committee.
  4. October 2006 – present: Member, Board of Deans.
  5. October 2006 – present: Ex-officio Member,http://www.aub.edu.lb/senate/members/Pages/index.aspx
  6. October 2006 – present: Member, REP Interfaculty Advisory Committee (RIAC).
  7. April 2014 – November 2014: Member, Executive Leadership Team (ELT).
  8. February 2010 – 2011: Founding Member, Council of Community Leaders intended to mentor Tomorrow’s Leaders scholars funded by MEPI.
  9. March 2007 – 2011: Member, Graduate Recruitment Ad-hoc
  10. March 2007 – 2011: Member, Financial Aid Diversity Ad-hoc Committee.
  11. October 2006 – 2011: Member, Vice Presidents’ Group.
  12. October 2006 – 2011: Member, President’s Cabinet.
  13. October 2006 – 2011: Member, University Strategic Planning Committee.
  14. October 2006 – 2011: Member, Positioning Committee.
  15. October 2006 – 2011: Member, AUB Master Planning Committee.
  16. October 2006 – present: Member, REP Inter-faculty Advisory Committee.
  17. November 2006 – March 2009: Co-Chair, Re-accreditation Working Group # 7 (General Education and Related Educational Activities) Committee. Part of the reaccreditation team for AUB institutional accreditation by the Commission on Higher Education (CHE) of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSACS)
  18. January 2002 – May 2003: Member, Self-Study Task Team # 1 (Mission, Goals and Objectives) Committee. Part of the accreditation team for AUB institutional accreditation by the Commission on Higher Education (CHE) of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSACS)
  19. October 2001 – June 2004: Member, Financial Services Advisory Committee.
  20. October 1997 – June 2002: Member, University Athletics Committee.
  21. July 2, 1997 – June 30, 2003: Founder and Counselor, IEEE Student Branch at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. Branch’s web site at:http://webfea.fea.aub.edu.lb/ieee/index.html
  22. December 1996 – October 1998: Member of the Executive Committee, AUB Faculty Association.
  23. October 1995 – June 1997: Member, Senate Steering Committee.
  24. April 1995 – June 1995: Member, Liaison Faculty Athletics Committee.
  25. July 1994 – June 1997: Member, University Senate.
  26. July 1992 – June 1993: Member, PC Support Unit.
  27. April 1991 – June 1993: Member of the Executive Committee and Treasurer, AUB Faculty Association.
  28. October 1990 – June 1997: Advisor, University Students’ Cine Club.
  29. October 1990 – June 1994: Member, University Parking Committee.
  30. October 1989 – June 1992: Member, University Senate.
  31. October 1989 – June 1990: Member, Senate Steering Committee.
  32. October 1988 – October 1989: Member, University Admissions Committee.

At Dhofar University, Salalah, Oman (2004-2006)

University Committees

  1. September 1, 2004 – September 30, 2006: Chairman of the University Council.
  2. December 20, 2004 – September 30, 2006: Chairman of the University Research Board.

Board of Trustees Committees

  1. August 17, 2004 – present: Member of the Board of Trustees (BOT).
  2. August 17, 2004 – September 30, 2006: Member of the Executive Committee of the BOT.
  3. August 17, 2004 – September 30, 2006: Member of the Academic Affairs Committee of the BOT.
  4. August 17, 2004 – September 30, 2006: Member of the Finance, Administrative, and Buildings Committee of the BOT.

 While Serving as Minister of Education & Higher Education (2011-2014)

Ministerial Committees

  1.  September 21, 2011: Ministerial Committee for defining the history subject curricula in the first three cycles (grades 1-9) of basic education (subjects, content, learning objectives, activities, and educational methods). Committee included minister of state (Fattouch) as chair, minister of state (Kanso), minister of public health, minister of social affairs, minister of state for administrative development, minister of tourism, minister of law, minister of information, minister of education and higher education, minister of culture, and minister of youth & sports.
  2. October 5, 2011: Ministerial Committee for the amendment of the Lebanese University faculty salary scale. Committee included minister of finance, minister of labor, minister of state for administrative development, and minister of MEHE.
  3. October 5, 2011: Ministerial Committee for proposing recommendations for public wages and salaries. Committee included minister of finance, minister of economy, minister of state for administrative development, and minister of MEHE.
  4. October 5, 2011: Ministerial Committee for proposing recommendations for the amendment of public sector wages and salaries. Committee included minister of finance, minister of state for administrative development, minister of labor, and minister of MEHE.
  5. October 12, 2011: Ministerial Committee to study all the existing UNDP programs and projects in the various ministries and submit recommendations. Committee included minister of state for administrative development (chair), minister of labor, minister of MEHE, and other ministers that are involved in UNDP projects.
  6. January 25, 2012: Ministerial Committee to study a draft law for initiating a “National Authority for counteracting steroids in sports”. Committee included minister of public health (chair), minister of MEHE, and minister of youth & sports.
  7. June 27, 2012: Ministerial Committee to study draft law related to increasing the minimum wages and salaries in the public sector, the Lebanese University, municipalities, municipality union, public institutions not subject to labor law, and update public administration tenured salary scale, public authority benefits, and granting high cost of living. Committee included prime minister (chair), minister of public health, minister of finance, ministers of state (Fnech & Kheireddine), minister of law, minister of defense, minister of economy, minister of interior, and minister of MEHE.

Services to The Community and Conference Committees

Summary Table of Services on Committees Outside AUB (1994 – June 2004)
Committees Number of Committees During the Period Number of Years Served
Average per Committee Accumulated Total
Services to the  Community 13 1994-2004 2.5 33
Conferences General Chair /Program Chair/Co- 5 1995-2004 2 10
Organizing/Program 20 1994-2004 1 20
Session Chair 6 2000-2003
Associate Editor 1 2001-2004 4 4
Overall 39 1986-2004 1.8 67

The following sections provide the detail information shown in the table above.

Services to the Community

  1. April 2009 – 2011: Member of the Planning and Advisory Board, Middle East Institute of Higher Education (MEIHE), American University of Cairo, Egypt.
  2. October 2007 – present: Consulting Editor, International Profiles of Accomplished Leaders, American Biographical Institute (ABI), Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
  3. March 2003 – present: Honorary Member, IBC Research Council, International Biographical Center, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
  4. June 2002 – present: Consulting Editor, The Contemporary Who’s Who, American Biographical Institute (ABI), Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
  5. October 2000 – present: Founding Member and Member of Executive Committee, Arab Computer Society (ACS), Lebanon, established on October 2000. (http://www.arabcomputersociety.org/)
  6. November 1999 – present: Honorary Member, IBC Advisory Council, International Biographical Center, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
  7. October 1999 – present: Honorary Member, Research Board of Advisors, American Biographical Institute (ABI), Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
  8. October 1999 – 2011: Member of the Advisory Board, World Association for Case Method Research & Application (WACRA), Boston, USA. (http://www.agecon.uga.edu/~wacra/r-advbrd.htm).
  9. December 3, 1998 – 2011: Member, Commission of Telecommunications and Information Technology, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Beirut, Lebanon.
  10. August 12, 2003 – August 2004: Member, LBN-WSIS Committee (Lebanese Committee for the World Summit on the Information Society) chaired by Minister Jean-Louis Cordahi, Ministry of Post and Telecommunications, Lebanon. Also, a member of one of the task groups, namely TG1: Action Plan, of this committee.
  11. October 2003 – June 2004: Chairman, Parent’s Committee, City International School (CiS), Beirut, Lebanon.
  12. January 2000 – September 2001: Member, Scientific Committee, Friends of Ibrahim Abdel Al Association, Beirut, Lebanon.
  13. February 26 – March 10, 1998: Member of the Examining Committee for interviewing engineers applying for the Electricite Du Liban (EDL), Civil Service Board, Beirut, Lebanon.
  14. November – December 1997: Member of the Examining Committee for interviewing engineers applying for engineering positions in the public sector, Civil Service Board, Beirut, Lebanon.
  15. March – April 1997: Member of the Examining Committee for interviewing engineers applying for engineering positions in the public sector, Civil Service Board, Beirut, Lebanon.
  16. July 11, 1994 – October 1997: Member of the Executive Committee, The Lebanese Association for the Advancement of Science, Beirut, Lebanon.

[1] Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at AUB.
[2] Faculty of Engineering and Architecture at AUB.

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