The Academic Council

Prof. Chezy Ofir – Chairman, President

Prof. Avraham Shitzer Dean of Faculty of Engineering

Prof. Sibylle Heilbrunn Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities

Dr. Shalhevet Leibovitz-ZurHead, Department of Quality and Reliability Engineering in the Electronics Industry

Dr. Idit Manosevitch Head, Department of Communication

Dr. Efraim Aharoni  Head, Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics

Dr. Reuven Gafni Head, Department of Land of Israel Studies

Dr. Ziv Ardi  Head, Department of Behavioral Sciences

Dr. Hila Zaban Head, Department of Tourism and Hotel Management

Dr. Bat Katzman Head, Department of Education & Community

Dr. Ran Suckeveriene Head, Water Industry Engineering

Dr. Yael Dubinsky Head, Department of Software Engineering

Dr. Giora Goodman  Head, Department of Multidisciplinary Studies

Dr. Yariv Itzkovitch – Head, Department of Human Resources Management

Dr. Niva Dolev Dean of Students

Jamal Magadla Chairman, Student Union

Prof. Nimrod Luz

Prof. Amikam Nemorovsky

Prof. Haim Aviram

Prof. Ram Shpiner

Prof. Didi Linn

Dr. Hayah Katz Representative of senior lecturers

Dr. Uzi Freund-Feinstein Representative of lecturers

Dr. Orit Yael Representative of junior lecturers

Prof. Muhamad Akasha

Prof. Moshe Goffen


Mr. Miki Lev – CEO, Kinneret College on the Sea of Galilee

Dr. Osnat Suued – Academic Secretary

Ms. Smadi Melamed – Library Manager

Ms. Billie Ganor – Academic Secretariat

Dr. Malki Grossman – Academic Head, Mechina

Ms. Bat-El Heli – Head of Administration, Faculty of Engineering

Ms. Maya Ram – Head of Administration, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities

Council Authority and Duties

The council discusses and makes decisions on all academic matters, including:

  • Recommendations to the president regarding any amendment or addition to the academic regulations.
  • Recommendations to the president and, through him, to the general assembly and the management committee, regarding areas of teaching and research.
  • Recommendations to the president regarding new study programs and periodic changes in valid programs, including closing existing programs.
  • Determining study regulations.
  • Setting rules and student acceptance conditions.
  • Appointing the appointments committee, teaching committee, student disciplinary committee and other committees, including permanent and ad hoc committees, and delegating authority to them. These committees will routinely report to the academic council about their activities.
  • Setting study protocols, including protocols for holding elections.
  • Defining student rights and obligations.
  • Determining disciplinary regulations for student behavior and staff behavior.
  • Establishing regulations and supervising the awarding of certificates and degrees.
  • Setting rules and overseeing appointment and promotion of academic staff.
  • Supervising and advancing teaching quality.
  • Determining regulations and rules for advancing research at the college.
  • Setting academic policy in all areas of the college’s operations, ensuring the existence of appropriate academic standards in all fields, and supervising their implementation.
  • Approving the president’s recommendations regarding the awarding of honorary degrees by the college. The president may appoint an honorary degree committee with five members, which will act on the council’s behalf in this area.
  • Setting operational guidelines for the library and the computerized communications system, in order to ensure they appropriately meet the college’s teaching and research needs.

With regard to all academic matters relating to the Bar Ilan Division, the college will act in accordance with Bar Ilan University requirements.

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