The University Senate is a body formed pursuant to Section 35 of the Universities Act (2012).
The University Senate is chaired by the University Vice Chancellor, and receives reports from the Deans Committee (chaired by the Deputy Vice Chancellor - Transformative Teaching, Learning and Research), which itself has received reports from School Boards (each chaired by the respective School Dean).
Resolutions of the University Senate are channeled to the University Council through the Management Board.
The University Senate performs the following functions:
To oversee and regulate academic standards and content of academic programs.
Make quarterly reports to the Management Board (MB) and the University Council (UC) through the Management Board.
Makes regulations regarding: eligibility for admission, standards of proficiency to be attained in each exam for any degree or other award and submit proposal to the University Council through the Management Board.
Decides which persons have attained such standards of proficiency and are therefore fit to be granted the degree.
Oversees application of all university regulations and policies related to: admission of students, learning and teaching, examinations, recruitment and performance management of academic staff and research management.
Approves the university academic calendar and all teaching and exam schedules.
Oversees , monitors and continuously reviews the use of physical facilities and equipment for academic purposes as well as learning and teaching resources.
Oversees the application of all rules governing the welfare, conduct and discipline of students.
Assume a sense of responsibility among the faculty for maintaining superior level of instruction, research, and professional activities.
Conduct studies and make recommendations on matters of policy and procedure pertaining to the faculty.