University & Department Service

2019 - 2020

  • Organizer: The English Day: I organized and managed a unique event which the Department of English held for the first time. We invited High Schools from the United Arab Emirates and prepared a full day of activities and workshops for them. We also coordinated with publishers and robot companies in the country to take part of the event. Most if not all reviews and reports showed its success and tremendous impact on the visibility of the English Department.

  • Member: The Self Study Report: I closely worked with the Head of the English Department and a few other colleagues to finalize a draft of the Bachelors’ Degree reaccreditation.

  • Member: The BA Revision File: I worked closely with the Head of the English Department and a few other colleagues to finalize a draft of the newly revised structure and content version of the BA degree.

  • Co-Chair: The Outreach & Marketing Committee: We held five meetings and organized a few major events at the department level and at the university level, the DoE Fellows Open Mic Night and the DoE English Day, respectively. We were also involved in designing new DoE brochures and a new volume of the online ASRAR Journal.

  • Member: The Department of English Committees: I have been an active member of the Writing for Business and Advanced Academic Writing committees, ENG 225 and ENG 204, respectively. We held a few meetings and discussed changes to syllabi and course textbooks.

  • Advisor: Students’ Advising: In addition to the Department of English undergraduate students I hold advising meetings with each semester, I have been working closely with a PhD student who is writing on the effect of arts integration on Tunisian EFL students’ oral proficiency, and who is scheduled to defend her thesis in the near future.

  • Organizer: Students’ Activities: I involve the Department of English students in the International Emirates Literature Festival every year and I distribute relevant novels to them. In addition, I had the students prepare a short video to promote the English Department in the English Day event.

  • Representative: College & University: College of Arts and Sciences Representative in the International Education Show Najah, Abu Dhabi: October 30 to November 1, 2019.

  • International Higher Education Exhibition.

  • Member: Community-based Activities: I took part of two judging panels of the English short story competitions. One competition is Sharjah Sustainability Award organized by the Environment and Protected Area Authority (EPAA) (November 2019 – April 2020). The second one is also an English short story competition organized by the Ministry of Education, Sharjah (March-April, 2020).

2018 - 2019

  • Member of the Faculty Personnel Committee: Reviewed 3 contract renewals and 1 promotion file

  • Member of CAS Sustainability Committee

  • Coordinator of the DoE Seminar Series

  • Co-Chair of the DoE Marketing & Outreach Committee

  • Member of the DoE Chair’s Committee

  • Member of the DoE Public Speaking Committee

2015 - 2016

  • Senator: Active senate member, Fall 2015 – Spring 2016

  • Member: Department of English Outreach Committee Fall 2015 – Spring 2016

  • Member: Department of English Linguistics Program Review Committee Fall 2015 – Spring 2016

  • Member: Department of English Master’s in TESOL Steering Committee Fall 2015 – Spring 2016

  • Member: American University of Sharjah Residential Life Committee Fall 2015-Spring 2016

  • Member: English Department Courses Committees (ENG 208, ENG 207) Fall 2015-Spring 2016.

 

2014-2015

  •  Chair: AUS Senate Academic Affairs Committee, Fall 2014 – Spring 2015

              o   Reviewed proposals related to new minors from various schools

               o  Discussed various issues and submitted recommendations to the AUS Senate Executive Committee related to (i) media literacy at AUS, (ii) foreign languages at AUS, and (iii) minor in hotel & hospitality management.

  • Senator: Active senate member, Fall 2014 – Spring 2015

  • Coordinator: Graduate students Research Assistants (RA) Fall 2014 – Spring 2015

  • Member: English Department Reaccreditation Committee, Fall 2014

  • Member: English Department Courses Committees (ENG 204, ENG 208, ENG 207, ENG 225) Fall 2014/Spring 2015.

 

2012-2013

  • Faculty Grievance Committee (Chair, Fall 2013)

  • Senate Academic Affairs Committee (member, 2013-2014)

  • Department of English Hiring Committee (member, Fall 2013)

  • Department of English ENG 204 Committee (member 2013-2014)

  • Department of English ENG 208 Committee (member 2013-2014)

  • Department of English MA TESOL Applications Review Committee (member 2013-2014)

 

2011-2012

  • AUS Faculty Senate Representative: (member: Fall 2011, Spring 2012)

  • AUS Residential Life Committee/Block Representative: Spring 2012)

  • AUS Faculty Welfare Committee (Chair: Spring 2012)

  • AUS Health Provider Selection Committee (member: Spring 2012)

  • DOE Eng 204 Committee (member, Spring 2012)

  • DOEEng 208 Committee (member, Spring 2012)

  • DOE MA TESOL Committee (member, Spring 2012)

  • DOE MA TESOL Applications Review Committee (member, Spring 2012)

  • DOE Annual Reception Committee (Chair, Spring 2012)

 

2010-2011

  • AUS Residential Life Committee/Block Representative: Spring 11---

  • AUS Sabbatical Applications Review Committee: Fall 10 (member)

  • DOE Eng 204 Committee (member, Fall 2010-Spring 2011)

  • DOE Eng 208 Committee (member, Fall 2010)

  • DOE MA TESOL Committee (member, Fall 2010-Spring 2011)

  • DOE MA TESOL Applications Review Committee (member, Fall 2010-Spring 2011)

  • DOE Bookmark Committee (member, Fall 2010-Spring 2011)

  • DOE Public Relations Representative (member, Fall 2010-Spring 2011)

  • DOE Annual Reception Committee (Chair, Fall 2010)

 

2009-2010

  • AUS Residential Life Committee: Fall 2009 (member)

  • DOE Program Reaccreditation Committee: Fall 2009 (member)

  • DOE Faculty Personnel Committee Fall 2009 (member)

  • DOE Head of DepartmentRecruiting Committee: Fall 2009 (member)

  • DOE Strategic Planning Committee:Fall 2009 (member)

 

2008-2009

  • AUS Residential Life Committee: Fall 2008, Spring 2009 (member)

  • DOE Assessment and Curriculum Committee: Fall 2008, Spring 2009 (member)

  • DOE Faculty Recruiting Committee: Fall 2008-Spring 2009(member)

  • DOE Faculty Evaluation Assessment Criteria Committee:Fall 2008, Spring 2009 (chair)

  • DOE Program Reaccreditation Committee:Fall 2008, Spring 2009- (member)

 

2007-2008

  • AUS Senator: Humanities and Social Sciences Representative, Spring 2008

  • AUS Faculty Welfare Committee: Fall 07-Spring 08 (member). (Reports on (i) Faculty Fringe Benefits, (ii) University Education Benefits)

  • CAS Senate CAUCAS Committee: Spring 08 (member)

  • DOE Faculty Recruiting Committee: Fall 2007-Spring 2008 (member)

  • DOE Blackboard Committee: Spring 2008 (member)

  • DOE Program Reaccreditation Committee: Spring 2008- (member)

 

2001-2006

  • AUS Faculty Rep. Ad-hoc Committee for Associate Dean of Graduate Programs and Research candidate selection. Fall 06.

  • AUS Senator, Department of English, Mass communications & Translation Representative, Fall 2002-Spring 04.

  • Chair of the Senate Research Committee: Fall 2002-Spring 04.

  • Chair, General Education Committee for AUS Self Study: Fall 2002-Spring 04.

  • Director, AUS MA TESOL Program, 2002-2003.

  • Senate ad-hoc committee on faculty frofile, member, Spring 03.

  • Department Teaching Evaluation Committee, member, Fall 2002.

  • Department Curriculum Committee, member, Fall 2002-Spring 03.

  • Writing Center Interview Committee, Fall 2002.

  • Accreditation MA TESOL & MA Translation committees, member, 2000-2003.

  • Coordinator of the English Faculty Seminars Series: Fall 2000-2003.

  • MA TESOL committee co-chair, Spring 2002.

  • Coordinator of the AUS Writing Center, Spring 2001

  • CAS Teaching Enhancement Committee, secretary, Fall 2000-Spring 2002

  • Translation Hiring Committee, member, 2000-2001

  • MA TESOL Committee, member, Fall 2000-Fall 2001

  • DoE COM 101 committee, member. Fall 2000-Fall 2001

  • DoE COM 102 committee, member. Spring 2002-Fall 2003

  • DoE COM 204 committee, member. Fall 2002-Spring 2004

  • Submitted a number of Activities, Program & Professional Development Proposals, Spring 2001-present

    • AUS Writing Center Enhancement Proposal

    • AUS Students’ Progress Assessment & Effective Learning Proposal

    • Foreign/second Language Writing International Conference Proposal

    • Communication Program Assessment Proposal

    • AUS Public Speaking Contest Proposal