In an effort to streamline the academic advising process, the Academic Affairs office of Salalah College of Technology organized an Academic Staff Assembly and Advising Workshop on January 24, 2017, at the college Multi-Purpose Hall.
The College Dean, Dr. Hamdan Al Manthari, in his opening remarks, cited the importance of the different roles played by the lecturers and encouraged them to share and discuss the challenges they faced in the process in order to help them perform their tasks more efficiently. The Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, Dr.Said Al Mashiki also highlighted in his remarks the importance of teamwork between the staff and management in achieving the college goals. The Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Dr. Amal Al Shahri also attended the assembly together with the Heads of Academic Departments.
Mr. Abdulrahman Saleh Al-Zoubi, Head of Admissions and Registrations department, made a presentation about the advising rules and process. Representatives from the Department registrars and probation consultants were also given time to discuss proposals and suggestions on how to improve the process.
The assembly culminated with an Open Forum where several members of the staff shared some of the challenges encountered in advising specially with the use of the new College Information Management System ( CIMS). Mr. Abdulrahman Al-Zoubi assured the staff that all of their concerns will be addressed. The assembly ended with a vote of thanks from the Assistant Dean of ADAA and the College Dean, noting that more staff gatherings will be held in the succeeding weeks and months in order to cultivate an environment of open dialogue and maximize the benefits of continuous improvements.