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.
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.