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Rules & Regulations

Rules & Regulations

Governance & Administration

Governing Council of BlueCrest College

The functions and responsibilities of the Council include the following:

  • Setting policies for the general operations of the Institution, including, but not limited to, custody, obligation, and expenditure of funds;
  • Approval of new programs and substantial changes in existing programs;
  • Approval of major alterations of internal organization, capital facilities, and personnel policies;
  • Reviewing with the Headship the annual evaluation of Key Institutional and Department Heads;
  • Facilitate communication between the institution and the community;
  • Assisting in planning, implementing, and executing development projects aimed at supplementing institutional vision;
  • Perpetuating and strengthening alumni and community identification with the institution’s tradition and goals;
  • Selection of recipients of annual merit awards.
  • To meet twice a year and review the progress of the board and institution.

The Chairman and the respective administrators are responsible for executing the plans and programs of BlueCrest College and administrating its various affairs.

The Academic Board, chaired by the nominee of the Chairman, is the delegated authority in instructional matters, consulting with administration and board members on a broad spectrum of issues through its committee system.

The Chairman

The Chairman has full authority and responsibility for the administration of all affairs and operations of BlueCrest College.

Among the Chairman’s most notable functions are consulting with the Rector and the Academic Board regarding the college's educational and research policies and providing recommendations to the board of members concerning the academic plans of the college.

The Rector

The College Rector shall serve as Head of the Institution. The College Rector shall serve as the support and immediate deputy to the Chairman with responsibility for the administration of affairs of BlueCrest College, particularly administrative and academic matters.

The Registrar

The primary functions of the Registrar are to serve in the matters dealing with students and student activities such as learning, research and to assist the College Director on the initiatives outlined as per the strategic plan of the College.

This office oversees student conduct and discipline, student support services, and the academic programs in tandem with the department heads of the three faculties. The Registrar focuses on the academic environment as it relates to internal and external planning and implementation. Offices under the Registrar include Student Affairs, Admission & Counseling, and the office of Examination and Evaluation.

The Dean - Academics

The office of the Dean (Academics) deals with all matters of students’ academic affairs in coordination with the heads of all departments. These include (but are not limited to) student appraisals – semester-end examination, internal assessments, re-sit examination, student’s grievances, and faculty issues.

The Manager Finance

The primary functions of the finance manager are to serve in matters pertaining to the finances and commercial operations of College and to assist the Chairman in a wide variety of activities as per the strategic plan of the College.

The office oversees the financial activities including planning budgets, investments, banking, consultancy, and also supervises the facilities management.

The Academic Board

BlueCrest College and its administration extensively motivate faculty participation in the educational administration of the college through the Academic Board. The Academic Board is composed of all ranking faculty and administrative officers functioning as the voice of the faculty in the college.

The composition and functions of the Academic Board are derived from its powers as set out by the Governing Council in BlueCrest College's Rules & Regulations.

Function 1 – Advice on matters of an academic nature
  • Providing advice to the Council on the Institution’s annual Operational Plans and Functional Area Plans.
  • Providing advice to Council as required.
Function 2 – Establishing and maintaining academic standards
  • Developing and approving operational policies and procedures that define the College's academic standards and guide its academic activity.
  • Providing quality assurance and enhancement of good practices concerning the academic activities of the institution.
  • Approving rules that enable the implementation of specific academic policies.
  • Reviewing academic operational policies and procedures.
Function 3 – Course approval and review
  • Approving new courses on academic grounds.
  • Recommending to Council the introduction of new courses.
  • Overseeing the quality of major course reviews undertaken by faculties.
Function 5 – Student discipline and academic appeals
  • Ensuring adequate procedures for and the effective operation of student academic discipline and appeals.
Function 6 – Academic engagement
  • Promoting debate on academic matters within the Academic Board.
Function 7 – Academic Board’s own affairs
  • Ensuring a culture of collegial cooperation and open discussion within the Academic Board and its committees.
  • Establishing procedures to meet the Academic Board’s own responsibilities, including its compliance obligations.
  • Establishing procedures for ensuring that all responsibilities assigned to the Board in the College’s Operational Plan are fulfilled.
  • Establishing clear delegations to the Chair of the Academic Board, to committees of the Board and otherwise as required.