The Vice President for Planning & Development

V.P. For Planning & Development

The Office of the Vice President for Planning and Development oversees the following activities within the institution: 

  • Strategic planning and related action plans development and implementation against institutional  and operational performance indicators;
  •  Alignment of policies, procedures and organizational charts with internal/external audit reports and recommendations;
  •  Efficient utilization of human, physical and financial resources within the institution;
  •  Continuous enhancement of academic provisions based periodic self-assessment and review;
  •  Efficacy of information and databases in meeting planning and decision-making requirements;
  •  Reporting on Institutional Effectiveness 

Contact Information

Almutasem  Abu Daqa

Unit Head

Internal Ext.: 2129

e-mail:  [email protected]

Tasks and responsibilities

The unit is responsible for all data mining and research at institutional level or any of its parts to ensure quality and consistency. It maintains a compendium of statistics and databases on university activities, resources and performance to support periodic reviews and inform institutional planning, policy formulation and monitoring and evaluation. It reports on institutional and operational performance indicators against identified benchmarks and standards.

 
Contact Information

Tasks and Responsibilities

Ahmad Abed

Head Unit

Internal Ext.: 5606

e-mail:  [email protected]  

The unit is responsible for managing university wide repository on polices, regulations, and operation procedures and their continual review and development. It assists in enhancing effectiveness by improving business processes amongst university units and departments. The unit also manages university spaces, facilities and resources and oversees the employment of information technology to enhance university performance.

 

 

Contact Information

Tasks and Responsibilities

Nabil Dabdoub

Unit Manager

Internal Ext: 2131

E-mail: [email protected]

  • Monitor and evaluate the implementation of the university’s strategic and annual plans by all relevant units;
  • Develop the reports and forms required to monitor the implementation of the university’s strategic plan, including action plans and annual reports;
  • Supervise the preparation and development of institutional performance indicators and develop tools for the evaluation thereof
  • Develop tools for collecting and analyzing data related to the above-mentioned indicators and oversee their application.
  • Develop a risk management plan and ensure that all risk mitigation protocols are implemented in cooperation with the different supporting units.
  • Take part in preparing the annual budget indicators report and the periodic institutional performance report 
  • Evaluate the budgeting reports issued by the university’s Finance Department;
  • Follow up on internal audit reports with the related units and implement the recommended actions;
  • Follow up on the assessment of academic programs and manage students’ evaluation of courses and academic staff;
  • Provide the data required to submit accreditation proposals for new academic programs in collaboration with the Institutional Research Unit.
  • Liaise between the university and the Accreditation and Quality Assurance Commission (AQAC) with regards to the accreditation of new programs and the evaluation of existing ones and assist in drafting correspondences addressed to AQAC;
  • Organize and participate in symposiums and activities related to the quality of education inside and outside the university and draw lessons from local and international experiences in improving the quality of higher education.

Suhair Ayed

Assistant to the Unit Manager

Internal Ext. 5707

E-mail: [email protected]

 

 

  • Follow up on and evaluate the implementation of the university’s strategy and monitor the implementation of the action plans and annual reports of the university’s various units in cooperation with each unit’s manager;
  • Assist in developing and preparing the university’s strategic performance indicators in collaboration with the unit manager and related parties;
  • Develop tools for collecting and analyzing data regarding the above-mentioned indicators together with the relevant parties;
  • Follow up on the implementation of risk mitigation practices along with  the relevant parties;
  • Manage the occupancy of the university’s various facilities;
  • Ensure the maximum utilization and fair distribution of space and property.


 

Contact Information Tasks & Responsibilities 

George Yerousis

Unit Manager

Internal Ext. 5633

E-mail: [email protected]

  • The unit provides an open innovation platform for students, faculty, and staff to create and work on new ideas and design and implement initiatives that bolster the university’s entrepreneurial environment. 
  • Implementation of the Leadership and Active Citizenship program that aims at enhancing students’ capacities to meet the rigorous demands of university education, boost their growth into good and active citizens and facilitate their education-to-work transition.
  • Planning and coordination of the annual career fair and reception and orientation of new students.
  • Enhance and advance career services’ activities including the development and maintenance of the student e-recruitment platform.
  • Coordinate with Technopark’s administration so as to develop Birzeit University’s meaningful cooperation with Technopark and formulate the subsequent terms of reference that would support BZU’s efforts to foster innovation.

 

Suhair Morrar

Labor Market Coordinator

Internal Ext. 5192

e-mail: [email protected]

Riham Fawadleh

Assistant

Internal Ext: 2072

e-mail: [email protected]