King Khalid University

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The sessions of the Fourth Scientific Forum on the history of King Khalid bin Abdulaziz was launched. The event was organized by the King Khalid Chair at the University, and took place in Abha Palace Hotel during from the 4th to the 5th of this month, and entitled "Social Aspects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia under King Khalid Bin Abdulaziz's Reign."

The sessions began with a discussion on the history of King Khalid, conducted by the Rector of Jouf University, Dr. Ismail Al-Bishri. His Excellency, Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulmohsen Al-Turki, the Advisor of the Royal Court and His Excellency, Dr. Ali bin Ibrahim Al-Namla, Former Minister of Social Affairs, both gave keynote speeches.

The participants in the opening session gave an overview of the history of their lives during the reign of King Khalid bin Abdulaziz, and the civilizational developments witnessed by the Kingdom in that era, and his keenness, God bless him, for the educational process, and its advancement and growth.

Dr. Al-Turki pointed out that the reign of King Khalid was distinctive in all fields, especially the fields of education. He further added that the opening of the branches of Imam University in the regions of Aseer and Qassim occurred during his reign as well as the opening of the Faculty of Sharia in Ahsa, stressing that all stages of education significantly developed and rapidly expanded during his reign.

Correspondingly, Dr. Al-Namla confirmed during the session that King Khalid, may Allah bless him, was the first to approve the establishment of courses for scholars to educate and prepare them before their scholarly careers began, pointing out that the seed of knowledge must be preserved through world-class courses that immunize future scholars.

At the tail end of the forum, six sessions were held. The first session included six pieces of research that reviewed the humanitarian positions of King Khalid bin Abdul-Aziz, his noble qualities, and his relationship with some of the personalities and the Saudi community in his discourse.

In conclusion, Dr. Awad Moayyoud discussed the role of dreams, wisdom, patience, honesty, and compassion and its profoundly positive impact on humanity during the life of King Khalid bin Abdulaziz.

His Royal Highness, Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, the Governor of the Aseer Region, patronized on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, the opening ceremony of the Fourth Scientific Forum on the History of King Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, entitled "Social Aspects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Under the Reign of King Khalid Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud." The event was organized by King Khalid University, represented by the King Khalid Scientific Research Chair, and took place in Abha Palace Hotel from the 4th to the 5th of this month.

His Excellency, Dr. Faleh Bin Rajaa Allah Al-Solamy, the Rector of King Khalid University, welcomed His Royal Highness Prince Faisal Bin Khalid Al-Saud and appreciated his generous patronage and continuous support for all of the activities and events of the University. He added that King Khalid University has a scientific chair, which bears the name of a beloved late King whose reign was characterized by prosperity - King Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud. Rector Al-Solamy said, “Because of the blessings of this beloved King, the scientific chair that has his name still achieves success, and this Fourth Scientific Forum is only one of many proofs of that."

Al-Solamy added, "The University, which is holding this forum, considers it as a scientific, national and moral duty and seeks to celebrate scientific truths, sustain loyalty to a visionary leadership personality, in addition to consecrating national values."

At the end of his speech, Rector Al-Solamy thanked the King Khalid Charity Foundation for its constant support and care given to King Khalid's Scientific Chair. He also thanked all of the staff preparation committees for their diligent efforts.

Al-Solamy: The University considers this meeting a scientific, national, and moral duty to celebrate the scientific reality, the loyalty to leading personalities, and the sacredness of national values.

In his speech on behalf of the participants, Royal Court Advisor, His Excellency Dr. Abdullah bin Abdul Mohsin Al-Turki, said, "I am pleased to extend my sincere thanks to HRH Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Abdulaziz, the Governor of the Aseer Region, for his patronage to this meeting and for his follow-up to this University and all of the institutions in the region. Dr. Al-Turki thanked the University and its Rector and brothers in King Khalid’s Scientific Chair."

Dr. Al-Turki added, “We are aware that the Kingdom since establishment was based on the word of Tawheed and the Sunnah of our Prophet Muhammad, Peace be Upon Him. This approach continues into the blessed era of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud - His Royal Highness the Crown Prince, Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz. He said, "It is no coincidence that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia serves the Two Holy Mosques. Saudi Arabia is the country that represents true Islam."

To emphasize the importance of the forum, the Dean of Graduate Studies who is also the Supervisor of the King Khalid Chair for Scientific Research, Dr. Ahmed Bin Yahya Al-Faya, stated, "King Khalid's Chair is keen on taking care of King Khalid's history, his great efforts and contributions in the history of Saudi Arabia and his important decisions. The Chair also tries to elaborate his outstanding leadership personality, and his historical period of achievement and development, through increased attention and dissemination of studies and the support of various scientific projects, in addition to holding scientific meetings on his leading personality."

Dr. Al-Faya clarified that the Fourth Scientific Forum comes under the title 'Social aspects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the era of King Khalid' and contains a group of researchers from different regions of the Kingdom and its scientific and cultural institutions. The requests for participation in the meeting have exceeded 35 scientific papers that were primarily arbitrated by Members of the Scientific Committee of the Chair who approved 23 papers.

To conclude, His Royal Highness, the Governor of Aseer region, honored a number of participants in the forum and received a commemorative memento from His Excellency, Dr. Faleh Bin Rajaa Allah Al-Solamy, the Rector of King Khalid University.

Sponsored by the Governor of the Aseer Region
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The Organizing Committee of the First Theater Festival of Saudi Universities, which will be hosted by King Khalid University from the 10th to the 14th of December, has unveiled the features of the festival, which is considered the first of its kind that gathers innovators in the theatre field in Saudi Universities in the presence of the Minister of Education, His Excellency, Dr. Ahmed Al-Issa. In a press conference held yesterday evening at the branch of the Association of Culture and Arts in Abha, the Committee pointed out that this festival, which will be attended by nine theater groups representing a number of Saudi Universities, formed to activate the partnership agreement between the University and the Association of Culture and Arts in Abha.

The Festival Director, Dr. Mohammed Al-Mubarak, asserted that it would be a platform to showcase the university students’ creativity and to invest in their potential and theater skills. He added with certainty that it will enhance the student’s self-confidence and develop teamwork skills. The Director further praised the great support that the festival receives from the Governor of the Aseer Region, His Royal Highness Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Abdul-Aziz and from His Excellency the Minister of Education, who was keen to attend the opening ceremony.

For his part, the Vice-President of the Festival, who is also the Director of the Culture and Arts Association, Mr. Ahmed Al-Sarawi, said that the Association of Culture and Arts in Abha is pleased to participate with the University in organizing this festival, which is a definite qualitative shift of theatrical activity in the Aseer region in particular and in the Kingdom in general.

For the preparations that have been done for the success of the festival, the Director of the festival stated, during the press conference, that during the period of receiving the submissions, 19 performances were presented by different universities throughout the Kingdom. Nine of them were accepted after being evaluated by the Viewing Committee including the performance of King Khalid University. Mr. Al-Mubarak stressed that accepted performances were implemented only by University students. He added that the performances would occur in three theaters, including the King Khalid Theater, Qaryqar, Laasan Theater and the Community College Theater in Mahala.

Regarding the participating universities, Mr. Al-Mubarak pointed out that The University of Imam Muhammad Bin Saud Islamic University participated in a play entitled "Al-Kataytab", King Faisal University in a play named "Al-Haqiqi", the University of Taiba with a play named "Thoqob" and the University of Jeddah with "Don’t Shot on a SnapShot." King Faisal University participated with a play named "Al-Hasemah" the University of Jazan with "Station Does not Leave," King Khalid University with "Beyond the Darkness," King Saud University with "Makasson" and Taif University with "Coffin." Mr. Al-Mubarak further revealed that the festival will honor several influential figures in the fields of University Theater and Saudi Theater in general, and there will be practical seminars after each presentation, in addition to two seminars about the theater, the first on University Theater and the other on Saudi Theater, presented by a number of specialists in the field of theater, in addition to many other accompanying events.

In response to a media question about the expected participation, Dr. Maree El Habash said that the number of students participation throughout the Kingdom exceeds 100 students and that the theaters of performances accepted all categories of society.

About the partnership with the Culture and Arts Association, Al-Habash commented that it is considered one of the most successful partnerships and memorandums of understanding signed by the University in the field of the theater because of the expertise of the association. He added that the University is interested in developing the skills of its students through theatrical activity and providing many specialized courses in directing, acting and writing dramatic texts to refine the students' abilities.

As for the caveats that may obscure any participation, Al-Habash explained that the university has opened the way for all performances that do not contradict the values, customs and public morals that do not affect the public opinion, stressing the commitment of all participants to do so by presenting them to the viewing committee. He further related that he wishes the festival will continue in all Saudi Universities in the future.

As for the standards and technical requirements of the shows, the Vice-President of the Festival, Mr. Ahmed Al-Sarawi, confirmed that they conform to all of the requirements and standards known in theatrical festivals in the Kingdom. Among these standards is that the show must be suitable for the youth recipient category with a minimum acceptable technical level. One-artist shows were declined due to the difficulty of evaluation next to other group performances. Lastly, the participation of the theater of the child was declined as it doesn’t meet with the target group young people.

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King Khalid University, represented by the Deanship of Community Service and Continuing Education and in collaboration with the Department of the Gifted and Talented in the Department of Education in the Aseer Region, launched the Future Researcher Program. It aims to provide students of general education with scientific research skills that will enable them to know the critical basics that could help them in developing their talents and abilities. The program also gives its beneficiaries the opportunity to participate in international and world competitions.

The program was launched last Sunday in the presence of the Dean of Community Service and Continuing Education, Dr. Mubarak bin Hamdan, and the Director of the Department of the Talented in Aseer Education, Mr. Ali Al-Awwad. The five-day course was attended by a group of teachers who were nominated by the Department of Education in the Aseer region.

The program was co-sponsored by a number of relevant University stakeholders such as the Deanship of Scientific Research, the Faculty of Science, and the Center for Talent and Creativity.

 

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His Royal Highness, Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Abdulaziz, the Governor of the Aseer Region, who is also the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the King Khalid Scientific Research Chair, will patronize the opening ceremony of the Fourth Scientific Forum on the History of King Khalid bin Abdul-Aziz, may Allah have mercy on him. The forum comes under the title of “Social Aspects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Under the Reign of King Khalid Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud." The event has been organized by King Khalid's Chair at our University and will take place in Abha Palace from the 4th to the 5th of this month.

On this occasion, His Excellency the Rector of King Khalid University, Prof. Dr. Faleh Bin Rajaa Allah Al-Solamy, expressed the University's pride in holding such event. Rector Al-Solamy said, “Scientific research in this important historical period of our national history is a scientific, national and moral duty because King Khalid, may Allah have mercy on him, dedicated himself and provided unlimited generosity towards the homeland and its people." He stressed that the patronage of HRH Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Abdulaziz for this meeting is an extension of the typical bridges that His Royal Highness always opens for the University. The Rector welcomed the researchers who will come to the University and who will enrich this meeting in the numerous research pillars that have been set by the King Khalid Bin Abdul-Aziz Chair, who has been tirelessly pursuing the continuous establishment of valuable scientific conferences.

For his part, the University Vice-President for Graduate Studies and Scientific Research, Dr. Saad bin Abdulrahman Al-Omari, said that the University shoulders a great responsibility towards the community regarding the educational and research process. It has worked on harnessing all material and human resources to keep pace with the progress and development of this country.

In like manner, he pointed out that scientific chairs are one of the essential responsibilities of the University. King Khalid’s Chair for Scientific Research established in 1426 AH is at the forefront of scientific chairs. King Khalid University enthusiastically supports its activities and cherishes the research, publications, and scientific meetings, including this fourth scientific meeting. He added he hopes the scientific meetings will continue to achieve and exceed the desired outcomes and research goals.

He stressed that this forum is an enhancement to its objectives because it is of great importance centered on an important topic underpinned by human and community development. It discusses the social aspects of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during the reign of King Khalid in a crucial period that contributed to a significant qualitative leap in those areas.

For his part, the Supervisor of the King Khalid Scientific Research Chair, Dr. Ahmed bin Yahya Al-Faea, said that the Chair seeks to be a distinguished and pioneering research institution in the revival of King Khalid's heritage and to provide developmental and scientific contributions that serve the region's issues. He further emphasized the message of the chair: it seeks to revive the history of King Khalid Bin Abdul Aziz - may God have mercy on him - and highlight the developmental contributions in various fields in his era, stimulating scientific research on Saudi Arabia in all scientific and developmental aspects, in addition to safeguarding the historical accounts of the Aseer region and its developmental processes.

Dr. Al-Faea added that the Chair aims to highlight the efforts of King Khalid, his role in the process of progress and development in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the completion of scientific projects and field studies that serve the knowledge and development issues in the Aseer region. Furthermore, the forum strives to enrich the fields of the Chair and its interests by attracting local and international researchers with experience and scientific excellence, support research and scientific studies, university transcripts, books, competitions and prizes, which are in the areas of interest of the Chair, and establish scientific links among similar educational bodies, organizations and institutions, internally and externally. Furthermore, it strives to support creativity and innovation in the areas of the chair, scientific research service and enrichment of knowledge by increasing research and studies about the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in general, and the Aseer region in particular.

He added, "As for the administrative structure of the King Khalid Scientific Research Chair, there is a Supervisory Board that is responsible for formulating the policies of the Chair and following up on achieving its objectives and supporting the Chair with the opinion and advice in its scientific axes to achieve the best possible results. The Board operates under the aegis of HRH Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Abdulaziz - Governor of the Aseer Region. Its membership includes His Excellency, the Rector of King Khalid University, as the Vice-President, and major contribution roles by the Vice Dean for Graduate Studies and Scientific Research, the Dean of Scientific Research at King Khalid University, the Director of the Research and Studies Department at the King Khalid Foundation, the Executive of the King Khalid Charity Foundation and the Supervisor of the King Khalid Scientific Research Chair. There is a scientific committee formed by resolution of the Rector, which is responsible for the scientific and research affairs in addition to other assigned tasks.

Dr. Al Faea concluded by saying that the Chair is working on activating its vision, mission, and goals through the means of modern social networking, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. He said, "It is our pleasure when you share your constructive visions and suggestions that contribute to the development of the work of the chair." He thanked HRH Prince Faisal Bin Khalid, Governor of the Aseer Region and the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Chair. He also thanked King Khalid University Rector, Prof. Dr. Faleh Bin Rajaa Allah Al-Solamy and the King Khalid Charity Foundation for supporting the Chair.

The King Khalid Chair for Scientific Research was established on April 24, 2006, and it was the first scientific research chair at the University. The chair was established according to Article (18/20) of the Higher Education Council and Universities System in accordance with the resolution of the Council of King Khalid University No. (2 - 3 - 1425/1426 e) taken at the third session of the academic year 25 / 1426H, held on 3/3/1426 AH.

It is worth mentioning that many scientific meetings have been presented over the years. Each session was concerned with aspects related to the vision of the chair, its mission, and objectives, as follows:

- First scientific forum: Scientific Research on King Khalid - may God have mercy on him.

- The second meeting entitled, “The Economic Development of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia During the Reign of King Khalid Bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud.”

- The third meeting entitled, “Scientific and Cultural Movement in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during the Reign of King Khalid bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud.”

- The fourth meeting, which will be held at the university campus from 4-5 Rabe Al-Awal 1439 AH, under the title:  "Social Aspects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Under the Reign of King Khalid Bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud."

Among the projects implemented by the Chair is the financing of a number of research projects that serve the Chair's direction, and the spreading of a number of publications as follows:

- A Record of the First Scientific Meeting of the History of King Khalid Bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud.

- Development of Health Services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

- King Khalid bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud - An Analytical Study of his Leadership Approach.

 - Education in the Mountainous Areas of Jazan During the Reign of King Khalid Bin Abdul-Aziz.

- The Scientific Record of the Meeting of the 12th Saudi Historical Society Held in the Aseer Region: Aseer History and Civilization Through the Ages.

- "Days with King Khalid bin Abdul-Aziz" - Lecture by His Excellency, Dr. Mohammad Abdo Yamani - May Allah have mercy on him.

- A Record of the Second Scientific Meeting of the History of King Khalid Bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud.

- Future Visions in the Speeches of King Khalid - an Analytical Study.

- A Record the Third Scientific Meeting of the History of King Khalid Bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud.

- King Khalid's Efforts to Support Muslim Minorities in the Light of Documents of the Muslim World League.

- Traffic Accidents in the Aseer Region and Their Social Effects.

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In cooperation with the Training Department of the General Directorate of Education in the Aseer Region, the Saudi Scientific Society (SSS), College of Education, held its 3rd meeting titled, "How to make the Arabic language the closest to our students?" The meeting came within the Ethra’e program in order to provide the field of education with the latest sciences in all specialties. Thirteen sessions were identified in all disciplines for the academic year 1438-1439 AH.

The Vice Dean of the Faculty of Education, Dr. Mohammed Zidan, maintained that the meeting is in the public interest and addresses some of the common mistakes prevailing in the field of education, adding that such meetings enrich and extend the pedagogical knowledge of teachers. He further emphasized that the SSS aims to build effective partnerships between the college and the general field of education and that this meeting was a step in that direction.

A member of the teaching staff of Humanities college at the University, Dr. Mohammed bin Ali Al-Omari, opened the meeting, in the presence of the Vice Dean of the Faculty of Education, Dr. Mohammed Zidan, the Vice-Presidents of the Faculty of Education, Department Heads, and the Training Supervisor of the General Administration of Education in Asir Region, Mr. Adel Saif. Furthermore, the meeting was attended by a group of supervisors and Arabic language teachers from numerous schools of the General Administration of Education in the Aseer Region, the Department of Education of Sarat Obeida, and the Department of Education of Rejal Alma. The meeting included discussions and dialogues that were integral to the advancement of quality in the region.

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Under the patronage of His Excellency, the Rector of King Khalid University, Prof. Dr. Faleh Bin Rajaa Allah Al-Solamy, the General Directorate of Information Technology (IT) held the second meeting of the University's Website Coordinators on Wednesday evening at Abha Palace Hotel. Honorable dignities from the University attended the meeting including vice-presidents, deans, and staff.

At the beginning of the meeting, there was a short introductory film about the new environment of the faculty websites and other electronic entities, which is characterized by a stylish yet simple look and feel. The presentation also included a procedural clarification of the steps to follow when requesting any service related to the main university website or the websites of other entities, in addition to a demonstration of numerous web tools, which would be useful while developing the site. The film also included an explanation of how to professionally edit images and designs, and more importantly, their importance in conveying a professional look and feel.

Equally important, the University Rector launched the electronic version of Afaq, the university newspaper, which includes many high-tech features, such as making it accessible to the visually impaired through voice commands and a host of cutting-edge technologies. After that, Rector Al-Solamy launched the website of the General Directorate of Information Technology in its new format, which includes a portal for IT ambassadors and indicators of cognitive transformation.

Al-Solamy praised the diligent efforts of the IT staff. He further directed all entities to work on developing their websites and asserted that he would spare no effort in supporting them for the success of their websites.

Al-Solamy praised the sustained efforts exerted by the General Directorate of Information Technology affiliates in the advancement of the University and the lightning pace of electronic development. He directed all university departments to exert the required efforts in the development of their websites. He emphasized that he will spare no effort in supporting them to develop and enhance their websites.

Correspondingly, the Chief Information Officer (CIO), Dr. Salem Alelyani thanked the Rector for his continuous support and follow-up on the technical transformation in the University. Dr. Alelyani also related that the Rector maintains that the key role of the colleges and their employees in enriching the content of their websites and raising the ranking of the University are of utmost importance. In like manner, the CIO didn’t forget to appreciate the remarkable efforts completed by the entities involved who made a great impact on the success of their websites in particular, and on the success of the University main website in general.

Within the activities of the meeting, the e-learning department of the University presented a workshop on the KKUx platform. During the workshop, coordinators from different departments and faculties of the University were trained in cooperation with the IT department. They were trained on the new environment of their websites with different content types and the procedures for managing their websites. Following after, there was a brief explanation from the Help Desk department and how to communicate via 8000, in addition to another detailed explanation of the service of mySITE and e-Prints.  All of the attendees were urged to activate these services by training their respective colleagues on how to properly interact and utilize the aforementioned platforms. Furthermore, an informational session was presented where IT ambassadors learned how they could improve the global visibility of their website through search engines, followed by an open discussion to answer the attendees’ questions.

At the end of the meeting, the Rector honored the distinguished representatives in several categories, based on the evaluation carried out by a specialized team from the General Directorate of Information Technology according to the following criteria:

  • General appearance (image selection and content formatting)
  • Frequency of Content Posts
  • Coordination of the sitemap and content arrangement
  • Content enrichment
  • Link integrity
  • User browsing experience
  • Keyword variety
  • Linguistic accuracy
  • Website Content Translation
  • Coordinator cooperation with the General Directorate of Information Technology

Evaluation Results

Section 1: Number of Published Researches and Activation of Personal Sites

College of Pharmacy: The largest number of published papers.

Community College for Girls in Abha: The largest number in the activation of personal sites.

Section 2: Best Researcher on the Online Research Repository

First Place: Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine

Second Place: Professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy

Third Place: Professor at the Faculty of Dentistry

Section 3: Best Personal Websites

First Place: Dr. Ali bin Saeed Mohammed Al-Qahtani, Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine

Second Place: Prof. Dr. Mohamed Mari Jubran Al-Qahtani, Professor at the Faculty of Education

Third Place: Mona Mohammed Mujahid Al-Basiouni, Professor at the Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, Mahail Aseer

Fourth Place: Alwaleed Hasan Ali Musallam, Professor at the Faculty of Science and Arts for Boys, Mahail Aseer

Fifth Place: Nawal Gharman Abdullah Al-Omari, Faculty of Science and Arts for Girls in Ahd Rufaidah

Sixth Place: Mohammed Yahya Ali Al-Sorour, an employee in the Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, Khamis Mushait

Seventh Place: Mohammed Ahmed Ibrahim Ismail, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering

Eighth Place: Amira Hassan Gibran Qaradi, a Student at the Community College for Girls in Abha

Ninth Place: Nawal Abdullah Ali Abu Ashi, a Lecturer at the Faculty of Science and Arts for girls Khamis Mushait

Tenth Place: Prof. Abdul Aziz bin Omar Al-Consul, Professor in the Faculty of Sharia and the Fundamentals of Religion

Section 4: Best Sites of Deanships, Departments, and Centers

First Place: Deanship of e-learning

Second Place: Deanship of Academic Development and Quality

Third Place: Deanship of Faculty and Staff Affairs

Fourth Place: Admission and Registration Deanship

Fifth Place: Institute of Research and Consultancy Studies

Section 5: Best Faculty Websites

First Place: Lila Ali Maeed Al-Shamrani, Community College for Girls in Abha

Second Place: Jihan Abdulrahman Sadeq, College of Science and Arts for Girls, Khamis Mushait

Third Place: Dr. Amir Mohammed Kessentini, College of Engineering

Fourth Place: Mohammed Mabasher Hazza Al Asmari, Faculty of Computer Science

Fifth Place: Dr. Mourad Fathi Ibrahim Mustafa, Faculty of Science

Sponsors the Second Meeting of Website Coordinators and Launches the Electronic Newspaper 'Afaq'
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On behalf of His Excellency, the Rector of King Khalid University, the University Vice-President for Academic Development and Quality, Dr. Marzin Al-Shahrani, inaugurated the activities of World Quality Day, which was organized by the Deanship of Academic Development and Quality at the Central Stands in the Main Headquarters of the University. The World Quality Day event included the establishment of a scientific symposium entitled "Daily Leadership," which discussed three scientific papers presented by a number of specialists in the university, in cooperation with the branch of the Saudi Association for Quality in the Aseer Region.

At the beginning of the symposium, Dr. Ali Shtawi presented a scientific paper where he discussed the advantages of the development and content quality of the enlightened leader in the light of the Islamic curriculum and contemporary educational thought. Dr. Abdullah Al-'Adid presented a paper entitled "Applications of Quality Leadership in the Sunnah." In the final presentation of the symposium, Dr. Fayez Al-Dhafra submitted a number of concepts of quality, through a scientific paper entitled "Quality of Leadership or Quality Leadership."

Following after, the University Vice-President for the Academic Development and Quality Deanship, Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Hajri, said that the Deanship was keen to participate in the activities of this day, through the establishment of this symposium, which included three important topics provided by specialists in the fields of development and quality at the university level.

Al-Hajri pointed out that the Deanship would organize a number of symposiums and training courses until the end of this week for men and women in a number of the university's branches. It includes a scientific symposium for men and women entitled "Quality and Effective Leadership," in addition to a training course in the University branch in Mahyel Aseer entitled, "Quality Guarantee Management.”

It is noteworthy that the Deanship of Academic Development and Quality in the University organizes a number of courses and symposiums, in conjunction with the Quality Week, under the slogan "Daily Leadership," under the supervision of the Saudi Council for Quality.

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His Excellency, the Rector of King Khalid University, Prof. Dr. Faleh Bin Rajaa Allah Al-Solamy, sponsored the introduction forum on the 'Bader' program, organized by the Deanship of Scientific Research at the University in cooperation with Bader Program for Technology Incubators.

At the beginning of his speech, Rector Al-Solamy thanked the relevant stakeholders at the University's Vice-Presidency for Graduate Studies, represented by the Deanship of Scientific Research. His Excellency the Rector further thanked the relevant stakeholders in the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, especially the Bader program for Technology incubators for holding the induction forum on the Bader Program for Technology Incubators.

The Rector stressed that the University needs to be aware of all the programs that are in the interest of scientific research, especially research that leads us in the direction of a knowledge-based economy, which characterizes the ambitious yet achievable blueprint of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through Vision 2030.

He added that these programs are supported by state institutions, and we need to seize the golden opportunities available to us. He implored faculty members, researchers, or students who have ideas, talents, and creativity, to exploit these possibilities, and develop our ideas in order to make it a reality. He stressed that all entities are in dire need of this induction meeting, especially at this time so that it can be read by the faculty members and students of the university in various colleges.

Similarly, the Dean of Scientific Research, Dr. Hamed bin Majdoua Al-Qarni, said that the forum aims to introduce the Bader Incubator in the region and the services it provides to its benefactors. He explained that intellectual property and patents would be discussed and it will be concluded with numerous groundbreaking projects. The integration between the university and the community institutions with business incubators will create a stimulating environment for translating the results of scientific research and creative ideas of young people in the region into reality. He concluded that successful projects related to emerging technology-based businesses that will advance the national economy aligned with Vision 2030 are of the highest priority.

It is worth mentioning that during the meeting, a presentation was held on the Bader Incubator for the various technologies in the region, the services it provides to the residents, as well as intellectual property and patents, and a brief description of some incubated and graduated projects.

 

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His Excellency, the Rector of King Khalid University, Prof. Dr. Faleh bin Rajaa Allah Al-Solamy, launched the project of academic plans and programs development. The program aims to create a scientific renaissance at the University level through the establishment and development of about 100 programs including diploma, bachelor, master and doctorate programs, in addition to the implementation of new courses in all colleges and departments. The University's Vice-Presidents, Faculty Deans, and supporting deanships attended the first meeting of the Advisory Deans Committee.

Rector Al-Solamy opened the meeting with a welcoming speech; he then emphasized the vital importance of the project and urged all members of the Committee to exert the required effort needed to overcome all difficulties in pursuit of the desired outcomes. Al-Solamy pointed out that this project is compatible with the strategic plan of the University. Additionally, he announced the allocation of its budget.

The University Vice-President for Academic and Educational Affairs who is also the General Supervisor of the project, Professor Saad Bin Dajjam, praised the University's Rector and the enthusiasm of the faculties and departments represented by the deans, vice-deans, and heads of departments to participate in this developmental project. Professor Bin Dajjam asserted that the “Wakb” project is one of the most important initiatives that the University is currently working on in terms of the number of participants and the importance of the objectives. It includes the redevelopment and modernization of academic programs, linking them to the needs of the labor market and the latest developments in the field of specialization.

Following after, the Director General of the Curriculum and Strategy Unit, Dr. Ahmed Ismail Al-Haidar, delivered a visual presentation of the project, in which he explained that it is aligned with the University's endeavor to take a prominent scientific position at all levels of the local, regional, and global higher education arenas. He noted that all work would be completed under the objectives of Vision 2030, the National Transition 2020, and Afaq. Moreover, it will adequately address the needs of the labor market, he added. Al Haidar said that this project is a clear directive deriving from the major priorities of the university's senior management, and as a result of the support received by the newly established Curriculum and Plans Unit, a decisive step towards a broader horizon of excellence and increased competition in the labor market and development in all academic disciplines.

Together with the implementation of the project, Al-Haidar explained that the planning phase is over and the implementation phase has started. Consequently, permanent committees were formed in addition to other main and subsidiary committees in all of the University colleges and department. He stated, “The third phase of the project will start working soon; accrediting programs that have met all the criteria and requirements set by the Curriculum and Planning Unit."

Al-Haidar pointed out that the Unit will hold development workshops to train and enhance the skills of faculty members at the University and raise their efficiency in terms of building, developing, and revising academic plans to teaching strategies. Finally, Dr. Ahmed Ismail Al-Haidar thanked all colleges and departments for their constructive cooperation, which will provide considerable benefit to the University in particular, and the society in general.

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