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Strategic Planning

Over the past two years, AUC has been intent on effectively building a tradition and culture of planning among its Community which was reinforced and reflected in proceedings of the Second Annual Strategic Business Planning Conference on February 21-22, 2021.

The conference gathered more than 68 AUC leaders to talk about the highlights of the annual FY22 plans and the integrated planning process at large. The objective of the annual event is to identify and coordinate priorities across our institution, capture required resources to implement those plans, and accordingly inform our budgeting for more transparency. So it is “Budget plans” and not “plan the budgets”. The emphasis of this process became more imperative as this is a key requirement in our international institutional accreditation Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

Each integrated planning cycle starts with a kick-off meeting around May or June to announce the new planning cycle and close the loop on the previous cycle. Then from June onwards the steps of the Integrated Planning Cycle unfold. Midway through which all University leaders meet in the annual conference to share plans and prioritize resources. This provides a venue for identifying collaboration points, synergies, and redundancies in a transparent and collegial forum.

For more details about the previous cycle FY21, check the link below:

SECOND ANNUAL STRATEGIC BUSINESS PLANNING CONFERENCE

Day 1 - February 21, 2021

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Welcome Remarks and Meeting Objectives and Roadmap

Iman Megahed, AVP for Digital Transformation and Chief Knowledge and Strategy Officer

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President’s Welcome Remarks and Strategic Priorities

Francis Ricciardone, AUC President

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Provost’s Welcome Remarks

Ehab Abdel-Rahman, AUC Provost

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Senior Vice President Welcome Remarks and Directions

Ayman Abdellatif, Senior Vice President for Administration, Planning, and Transformation

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Budget and Financial Resources Guidelines and Updates

Amir Habib, Chief Financial Officer

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Panel Discussion: Academic School Plans and Directions

Moderated by: Ehab Abdel-Rahman, AUC Provost

Panelists
Hassan ElFawal, Dean, School of Sciences and Engineering
James Ketterer, Dean, School of Continuing Education
Sherif Kamel, Dean, School of Business
Nabil Fahmy, Dean, School of Global Affairs and Public Policy
Zeinab Taha, Interim Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

SECOND ANNUAL STRATEGIC BUSINESS PLANNING CONFERENCE

Day 2 - February 22, 2021

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Welcome and Remarks

Iman Megahed, Associate Vice President for Digital Transformation and Chief Knowledge and Strategy Officer

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University-wide Academic Plan and Highlights from Academic Panels

Ehab Abdel-Rahman, AUC Provost

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Panel Discussion: Internationalization of the AUC Student Body

Moderated by: Ehab Abdel-Rahman, AUC Provost

Panelists
Adham Ramadan, Dean of Graduate Studies
Bruce Flessner, Vice President for Advancement and the Americas George Marquis, Dean of Students
Randa Kamel, Associate Provost for Admissions and Financial Support, Chief Enrollment Officer

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Panel Discussion: Quality of Education

Moderated by: Hoda Mostafa, Director, Center for Learning and Teaching

Panelists:
Adham Ramadan, Dean of Graduate Studies
Aziza Ellozy, Associate Provost for Transformative Learning and Teaching
Daniel Ortiz, Dean of Libraries and Learning Technologies Ghada Elshimi, Dean of the Academy of Liberal Arts
Zeinab Amin, Associate Provost for Assessment and Accreditation

Research

Panel Discussion: Supporting Research at AUC

Moderated by: Khalil ElKhodary, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department

Panelists:
Alaa-Eldin Adris, Associate Provost for Research, Innovation and Creativity
Dina Adly, Associate Provost, Sponsored Programs
Hani Henry, Associate Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Karim Seddik, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research, School of Sciences and Engineering
Naila Hamdy, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, School of Global Affairs and Public Policy
Samer Atallah, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, School of Business

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Panel Discussion: The Future of AUC

Moderated by: Ehab Abdel-Rahman, AUC Provost

Panelists:
Ayman Ismail, Associate Professor, Management Department
Francis Ricciardone, AUC President
Hanadi Salem, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Chair of the Senate

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Panel Discussion: Administrative Plans and Directions

Moderated by: Francis Ricciardone, AUC President

Panelists
Ayman Abdellatif, Senior Vice President for Administration, Planning, and Transformation
Bruce Flessner, Vice President for Advancement and the Americas Deena Boraie, Vice President for Student Life
Dina Abulfotuh, Vice President for Marketing Communication and Public Affairs

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President’s Closing Remarks

Francis Ricciardone, AUC President

Second Annual Strategic Business Planning Kick-off

Virtual Zoom Meeting – June 28 - 29, 2020
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AUC President

"To cope with this disruption, I think we’ve been very successful with our 8 committees that has brought together some students and faculty with the administration in looking at the challenges, making sure that whatever we do meets the need of our core mission- teaching and research- despite the inability to have the physical presence that we need. We deliver the quality operational excellence in this initiative is not just to cope; it’s not just to defend, it’s not just to get by, it’s an emerge from this crisis to exploit this crisis, to become stronger and to let everybody in the world know our strengths, and I think we got off to a terrific start." — AUC President Francis Ricciardone.

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Student Life

"The Student Life aspires to be the leading provider of co-curricular education and student support for their success in Egypt and beyond." — Vice President for Student Life Deena Boraie.

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Marketing Communication and Public Affairs

"I think both the centennial and the COVID-19 exercise created actually a little bit of a positive sense on campus. People were excited; people came together to meet this challenge, so part of what we're going to try to do is: how we're going to capture that and build a little bit on the positive feeling and how the community, from the inside, have their positive stories, that we'll try to present on the outside." — Vice President for Marketing Communication and Public Affairs Dina Abulfotuh.