Prof. Moudhi Al-Humoud,President of the Arab Open University (AOU), headed the 56th University Council meeting in presence of Vice Presidents, Deans and AOU branch Directors. The meeting started with approving the minutes of the previous meeting and reviewed the implemented decisions and recommendations in addition to review a number of academic, administrative and financial reports.
Moreover, the meeting reviewed the recommendations of the 65th Academic Committee, the budget for 2016/2017, and the plans of the University in offering new graduate and post-graduate programs in a number of its branches.
During the meeting, the Council took note of the upcoming conference that would be held under the title “Professional and Cognitive Development of Arab Teachers” in Jordan during 29-31 November 2016. In addition, the outcomes of “the 1st Coordination Meeting of Open and Distant Learning Institutions in the Arab world”, which was held last April in Jordan, were presented as well as the Council was briefed on the jointly organized symposium, “Crisis and Disaster Management in Kuwait”, between AOU and the Kuwait National Guard last April.
Furthermore, the meeting witnessed a presentation for each AOU branch director about the achievements of their branches. Then, the Council approved the budget for 2016-2017 as well as the recommendations of the Academic Committee.