College Senate

The College Senate Mandate (CS) members include:

  1. Chief Executive Director (CED)/Vice President/
  2. Chief Academic and Research Director (CARD)
  3. Chief Clinical Director (CCD)
  4. Chief Administrative and Business Development Director (CABD)
  5. Dean, School of Medicine
  6. Dean, School of Health Sciences
  7. Dean, School of Public Health
  8. Dean, Student Affairs
  9. Director, Registrar and Alumni Management office
  10. Director, Graduate Studies and Continuing Education
  11. Director, Library Service and ICT Development Office
  12. Director, Community Based Education and Community Service (CBES)
  13. Director, Research and Development Office (RDO)
  14. Director, Information and Strategic Communication (External Relation Office)
  15. Director, Legal Service
  16. Coordinator, Gender and Person with Disabilities (PWD) Office
  17. Coordinator, Academic Quality Assurance
  18. Staff representative
  19. Student representative 

Powers and Duties of the College Senate (CS)

The College Senate, being accountable to the CED, has the following powers and duties:

  1. Revise the directives for autonomy of the college and recommend for approval by the College Board;
  2. Execute the decisions of the University Senate and/or the Hospital Board;
  3. Examine and approve the plan for health care delivery, teaching, research undertakings, and community services of all organs of the college and the hospital;
  4. Examine and approve academic calendar of the college;
  5. Approve the College‟s various academic, research, clinical and community service programs;
  6. Approve and evaluate the performances of the College's various academic, research, community service, and medical service programs;
  7. Recommend the conferring of degrees, diplomas and certificates as well as medals and prizes for approval by the University Senate;
  8. Formulate criteria for admission of medical and health science students, determination of academic standards, settlement of disciplinary problems and relating to graduations; to examine and decide on petitions relating to same;
  9. Examine and approve recommendations from the CED in respect of opening or merger of academic/clinical unit under the College with other similar academic unit and their closure;
  10. Formulation guidelines for determining examination methods and standards and academic standings for medical and health science students (undergraduate and postgraduate) if not addressed by the University Senate Legislations and bylaws;
  11. Formulation guidelines for determining hospital service and outreach/community service standards;
  12. Approve academic/research staff promotions up to the rank of Associate Professor
  13. Recommend to the University Senate the promotion of academic/research staff to the rank of Full Professorship;
  14. Determine the type and amount of college and the hospital service charges other than tuition fees;
  15. Formulate policies and guidelines for planning and utilization of resources in line with University Senate legislation and Federal Hospital regulations;
  16. Formulate, modify and revise the organization of schools, departments and units of the college and it‟s hospital when appropriate for the maximizing the college and the hospital performance ;
  17. Appoint committees, which may include persons who are not members of college senate, to carry out any of its functions to exercise any of its powers;
  18. Approve partnership or networking between departments or schools or college with other similar or related organization in the country or abroad;
  19. Prepare and submit to the Hospital Board the College‟s strategic and development plans through the CED;
  20. Examine and/or form a committee to examine issues related to affiliations of health sciences colleges and hospitals in the Amhara region and beyond;
  21. Determine its own rules of procedure; and elect a secretary from among its members;
  22. Issue specific directives on the basis of law and policies drawn up by the University Board, University Senate, Hospital Board and/or Federal Hospital Administration Council of Ministers particularly on student administration, academic matters, hospital matters, procedures for selection of academic/hospital heads, employment of academic and non-academic staff, promotion, fringe benefits, discipline and payment for extra academic and non-academic (clinical, outreach/community etc.) works;
  23. Carry out other powers and duties vested in it by the Regulation No.167/ 2009 and as may be assigned to it by the University Senate and the Hospital Board;
  24. The CS should consult the Revised (2017) Senate Legislation of the University in any matters that are not sated or addressed in the College directives/bylaws
  25. The College Senate shall meet at least once in three months. The CED may, however, call a meeting (emergency or non-emergency) at any times he/she thinks necessary;
  26. The SC shall conduct scheduled meetings and extraordinary meeting (s) if requested by one-third of the members of the school„s council;
  27. Ensure the secretary transcribe the minute of each meeting in Amharic language and present it for signature and approval by the members within five days unless otherwise the matter is urgent.

College Senate Standing Committees

The College Senate (CS) functions through Standing Committees as provided hereunder. The Standing Committees of the CS include:

1.   The Academic Standards and Curriculum Review Committee (ASCRC)

2. The Staff Recruitment, Appointment and Promotion Committee (SRAPC)

3. The Research, Development and Publications Committee (RPC)

4. The Library and ICT Development Committee (LICTDC)

5. The Admissions and Placement Committee (APC)

6. The Students' Affairs Committee (SAC)

Contact CMHS

College Of Medicine and Health Sciences

Bahir Dar University

 Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

Phone:- +251-0582-9 99275 79



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