On the inception of Umm al-Qura University (UQU) in 1401H, there used to be a committee for promotions. Aside from managing promotions of the faculty members, and issuing promotion recommendations, the committee was assigned to consider all issues referred to it (those related to the faculty members, their commencement, secondment, etc.) This used to be the case until the first UQU Academic Council was formed in 1405H.
In 1415H, the Academic Councils Regulation was issued, as part of the bylaw of the Higher Education and Universities Council Law, still effective to date.
To maintain creativity in the educational and research processes, organize academic affairs for faculty members and those equivalent to them, and cling to the principle of justice as provided by the applicable laws and regulations.
To lead the UQU faculty members in a distinctive manner, in terms of academics and research, with a view to achieving the excellence of knowledge for the university at the international level.