Vice President for Academic Affairs


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Prof. Mengistu Urge (PhD)

Vice President for Academic Affairs

Contact Details:

Telephone (Office): +251(0)5530320
Telephone (Mob):+251930374860

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                                       List of Academic Directorates

Registrar Office Library and Information Services Directorate Post Graduate Programs Directorate
University Laboratories Management Directorate Academic Assessment and Quality Assurance Directorate Continuing and Distance Education Directorate
Academic Programs Directorate HU Primary and Secondary Model School Undergraduate Programs Office

Institute of Gadaa Studies  or Dhaabbanni Qorannoo Gadaa

The Office of the Academic Vice President is accountable to the President with responsibilities for leading, coordinating and facilitating the University’s academic affairs.

The major duties and responsibilities of the Office of the Academic Vice President are to:

  • Lead, coordinate and oversee responsibilities for development and management of graduate and undergraduate academic programs, continuing and distance education, teaching and learning support,  staff affairs, office of the registrar, library, and  academic standards and quality enhancement;
  • Provide leadership in establishing  academic priorities,  plans for program development, faculty recruitment and development, and in managing  the academic enterprise;
  • Closely work with  the President to assist in and provide support on academic affairs, and with other Vice Presidents to set the University’s broad academic directions/vision, priorities and  policies;
  • Develop and oversee the implementation of plans, policies, rules and guidelines governing academic  programs, academic and technical staff,  and students;
  • Facilitate the accomplishment of the University’s mission and its academic goals through the establishment of programs, policies, procedures, and standards; in selection, evaluation, and development of faculty and staff; in review of academic programs; in allocation of funds; and in provision of information;
  • Ensure the employment and promotion of academic staff is consistent with the University’s rules and procedures;
  • Coordinate and set context for the University’s various colleges, programs, and services to maintain broad and coherent institutional perspective;
  • Develop and implement the institutional-level planning initiatives that are essential to the strategic positioning of the University;
  • Coordinate periodic academic program reviews and work with academic units in the review, study, and development of curriculum and in the improvement of instruction;
  • Establish and facilitate collaboration with industries and other institutions in pursuit of the University’s mission;
  • Support and ensure the programs of study; prepare and supply qualified graduates in knowledge, skills, and attitudes on the basis of the existing needs of the country;
  • Ensure  the University’s strategic and operational plans are in place for colleges and reporting units, monitoring and supporting best practices, monitoring performances, and promoting positive relations internally and externally.

Contact Address:

Office :+251(0)5530320
Office of Vice President for Academic Affairs
Haramaya University
P.O.Box 138
Dire Dawa, Ethiopia