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King Khalid University launched the first week of the Seventh Annual Regional Healthcare Initiative in Bariq. The Deanship of Community Service and Continuing Education led the way by holding more than 9 training programs serving nearly 700 participants.


The programs were complemented by awareness workshops on the importance of cybersecurity delivered by Dr. Amira Tayfor. Dr. Tayfour discussed the definition of digital transformation, its benefits, and the obstacles facing it. Also addressed were the most prominent threats that face cybersecurity, the methods of protection applied to technology security, the definition of cyber crimes, and the motives for committing them. After, Dr. Sumya Oksaha presented a workshop entitled 'Linguistic Features in the Holy Quran', which elaborated on significant linguistic features in the Holy Quran.


In the second phase of the events, a workshop entitled 'Procedures to University Admission' was delivered by Mrs. Nalaa Al-Asmari and Mrs. Ahlam Hassan. Their workshop - tailored to prospective candidates - explained the admission procedures for the next academic year, registration entry to the online portal, and a clarification of the numerous stages of acceptance. After, Dr. Adam Omar held a workshop on the internal review process and the KSA's United Board of Standards. The purpose of Dr. Omar's workshop was to introduce the concepts, tasks, standards, and principles of the process. Then, Dr. Najah Anas delivered a seminar on learning outcomes where she defined and introduced the concept of learning outcomes and the importance of quality education to achieve accreditation. She also illustrated how learning outcomes should be and are designed in accord with the needs of the labor market.


In all, many of the week's activities were focused on providing social development workshops. Four sessions were delivered that included:


  • 'The Role of Self-Confidence' by  Dr. Wafa Al-Mtawg; 
  • 'Marriage Rights in the Holy Quran' Dr. Wafa Al-Bishri;
  • 'The Art of Treating People' by Dr. Kawther Abdullah; 
  • 'The Dangers of Bullying' by Dr. Khalida Mohammad. 


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The Strategic Planning Administration at King Khalid University has planned 20 training workshops and courses for the second semester of the 1439-40 academic year. This semester's program is an extension of the previous training program, which offered workshops on advanced strategic planning, operational strategic planning, the balanced scorecard, and the principles of strategic planning.


The program is tailored to vice deans of academic development and quality, academic development and quality unit representatives, and faculty members. It aims to introduce the balanced scorecard (a strategy performance management tool) and teach the skills needed to determine strategic priorities based on the four balanced scorecard elements. It also aims to introduce the principles of strategic success, the definition of strategic planning in light of the balanced scorecard, and practical applications of the balanced scorecard model to raise the awareness of the principles of advanced strategic planning. Of note, this planned workshop and training session will provide trainees with the skills needed to interpret performance indicators and apply strategic analysis in accord with national standards.


Supervisor of the Strategic Planning Administration, Dr. Fakieh Alrabai, explained that these workshops are designed to support the executive entities responsible for the 2020 strategic planning execution, which was developed in 2018. So far, it has successfully delivered a number of workshops that involve balanced scorecards, strategic planning, and quality development.


Dr. Alrabai added that the program has focused on workshops involving the concepts and principles of strategic planning. He noted that introducing the newly developed university strategic plan for the purpose of raising the awareness of new concepts and development in the field of strategic planning is a high priority. All the while, he related, university employees will be afforded the opportunity to learn the skills needed to engage in strategic analysis and the execution of new initiatives and projects. He concluded by noting that the overarching aims of the program are in accord with the King Khalid University Strategic Plan and the initiatives as set forth in Vision 2030, the Ministry of Education's 'Afaq' Strategic Plan, and the standards of international classification.


Of note, the administration plans to hold more than 20 training courses and workshops in the current semester that will cover topics related to strategic planning, the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM), applying strategic leadership, building an executive operations team, professional performance indicators, the role of strategic planning in international classification, strategic report writing, reputation management in educational institutions, and project management.

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The Deanship of Graduate Studies is pleased to announce the start of the admissions process to graduate and postgraduate programs for the 1441 academic year. Admissions will begin on the 14th of Jumādā Al-Awwal and close on the 27th of Jumādā Al-Awwal. Dean of Graduate Studies, Dr. Ahmed Yahya Al-Faye, explained that qualified applicants will have access to 13 doctoral programs and 36 graduate programs.


For more information and admission details, Dean Al-Faye called upon the prospective candidates to visit both the university website and the Deanship of Graduate Studies website. Dean Al-Faye emphasized that the Deanship of Graduate Studies will announce admission dates to tuition-based programs for the next academic year in the near future.

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Under the patronage of King Khalid University Rector, Prof. Falleh R. M. Al-Solamy, the Faculty of Languages and Translation organized a training workshop for faculty members in collaboration with Cambridge University Press. The workshop represents the launch of a new English textbook series for the English Language Center. Of note is that the workshop spanned two days with the entire English Language Center staff. Cambridge University Press training experts conducted the workshop at facilities for both male and female teachers.


This seminar represents a significant milestone in the university's efforts to partner with premier education institutions throughout the world on joint ventures and programs. These ventures are conducted in accordance with the highest educational standards and modern instruction frameworks. These help ensure that the university obtains recognition for achieving the standards set forth in the 'Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, and Assessment'.


Dean of the Faculty of Languages and Translation, Dr. Abdullah Al-Melhi, confirmed that this improvement program was a high priority for the Faculty of Languages and Translation and the English Language Center. This initiative was in collaboration with Cambridge University Press. The purpose of the venture was to develop and implement an English skills curriculum of the highest caliber. The new curriculum is designed around the Cambridge Language Learning Corpus, which comports with Saudi culture and Islamic values.


Dean Al-Melhi added that the new curriculum helps ensure student success by frequent measurement of proficiency throughout each section of each course. For example, each section has a test-bank containing thousands of questions that will accurately assess student achievement.


The partnership between the Faculty of Languages and Translation and Cambridge University Press entails an ongoing training and support component. Using a variety of tools, such as the online training system, our teachers will stay updated on the latest developments, techniques, and methods to be used for scientifically oriented language instruction.

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The College of Pharmacy at King Khalid University held an internship forum for the graduating class of 2019. The forum was held under the tutelage of Pharmacy College Dean, Dr. Abdulrahman Alsayari, and a number of participating entities from the field of pharmacy to discuss the importance of the internship year.


Dean Alsayari stressed the importance of the internship year for pharmacy students. He explained that it allows students to gain real-world insight into the profession and gain the experience they will need as nascent pharmacists. Dean of e-Learning, Dr. Fahad Al-Ahmari, delivered a presentation that discussed the art of design thinking and its impact on the future of the profession, explaining well-known methods to develop and master pharmaceutic skills. Then, College of Pharmacy Vice Dean, Dr. Mohammed Ghazwani, presented a summary of the fundamentals of training and the essential regulations students must adhere to during the internship year.


During the forum, a lecture was presented by Dr. Majid Abu Zayd from Khamis Mushait Public Hospital. Dr. Abu Zayd discussed the importance of implementing quality and safety procedures in the hospital. After, Dr. Mustafa Samir spoke about the different periods of training and the units that offer training for students. Speaking to her experience as a student intern, Ms. Asma Al-Saadiq, highlighted the most important skills she gained during her internship year.


In an exciting development, Al-Nahdi Company participated in spreading awareness on the role the private sector holds in providing community services. At the end of the forum, Dean Alsayari honored the speakers and participants. He concluded by wishing graduating students all the best in their future academic and professional endeavors.

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The Deanship of Community Service and Continuing Education is pleased to announce the start of the first law training program to end with a law license. This program is part of the partnership program between King Khalid University and the Ministry of Justice represented by law training company, 'Elm'.


Dean of Community Service and Continuing Education, Dr. Omar Aqeel, explained that the program aims to provide law students with the experience needed that will allow law students the opportunity to practice and learn in a professional environment that prepares law students for the professional world.


Dean Aqeel stressed that the program provides a training module that offers a law license when completed. It also includes both theoretical and practical components in addition to field work that is designed to provide quality outcomes in a professional environment. He also explained that the program consists of a variety of courses in accord with the needs of the job market in the best interests of the trainees. Dean Aqeel added that the program will offer career development courses, talks, and sessions to train and develop law skills. He then stressed that when establishing the program, the Deanship of Community Service an Continuing Education was very keen to recruit top-notch instructors from King Khalid University and the Ministry of Justice. Of note, the program is also supervised by the Justice Training Center in the Ministry of Justice.


The program includes a three-year career path for undergraduate students. The first year will span two-semesters, focusing on the cognitive aspects at a rate of (16) hours per semester distributed over (9) courses. The second year will focus on the practical side of the law, while the third year includes a working experience in Sharia courts, legal departments, and law offices. At the end of the program, trainees will receive a certificate, awarding them a diploma in law and a certificate for each training course attended during the program, after which the trainee will be able to contact the Ministry of Justice and be issued a license to practice.

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On the 10th of Jumādá al-Ūlá, King Khalid University Rector, Prof. Faleh R. M. Al-Solamy, sponsored 'Itgan', an annual ceremeony hosted by the Deanship of Faculty and Staff Affairs. Itgan is held to express appreciation towards individual efforts that contribute to the success and achievement of tasks during the year. The ceremony aims to motivate and stimulate competition and excellence among university members and to honor outstanding achievements that deserves recognition every year.


At the beginning of the ceremony, a presentation was shown highlighting the deanship's achievement during the year 1439 AH. Following after, His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy thanked the efforts of those who organized and managed the ceremony. He also thanked the deanship for reconstructing its internal employee structure to adapt to the goals of Vision 2030. Later, Dean of Faculty and Staff Affairs, Dr. Mohammad Al-Buhari, thanked the university rector for sponsoring the ceremony and for his continued support and encouragement to achieve the desired outcomes. At the end, the best employees in supporting deanships and university administrations, leadership figures, and project directors were honored.


On this occasion, it is worth noting that the university rector launched the 'Sout Al-Moudaf' employee voice application, to receive employee suggestions and input on university matters and projects. The ceremony was concluded by presenting the university rector with the annual faculty member and employee affairs deanship report and the new administrative management manual.

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King Khalid University Rector, Prof. Falleh R. M. Al-Solamy, met with the Director of the Ministerial Agency of Civil Affairs, Mr. Qassim bin Saeed Al-Qarni, on Tuesday the 9th of Jumādá al-Ūlá in his office at the university administration building. They discussed the possibility of future collaboration.


His Excellency welcomed Director Al-Qarni, expressing his appreciation towards the efforts of the agency in opening the door to cooperation and partnership programs that will serve the community and contribute to the growth and development of the Asir region.


During the meeting, the two parties discussed an identification card cooperation program to facilitate the process of receiving and renewing National IDs. This will be done through the provision of a civil affairs desk in all university branches where clients can visit the counter for a host of services.


There were numerous campuses selected to host the civil affairs desk. Of note, locations in Abha, Khamis Mushait, Ahad Rufdya, Sarat Obaidah, Dhahran Al-Janub, Rjial Alma, Muhayel, and Al-Majarda will be the first to begin the project. At the end of the meeting, Director Al-Qarni thanked Rector Al-Solamy for his hospitality, adding that the agency is honored to serve the community in Asir, hoping that the program achieves the success desired.

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Sponsored by HRH Prince Turki bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Governor of Asir, King Khalid University is very pleased to announce its seventh annual sponsorship of the Health Education and Awareness program in the Bariq province. The purpose of the program is to promote the good health and well-being of our citizens through healthcare education and awareness. As a major medical and healthcare educational institution in the region, the university is well suited for providing these services to the surrounding communities. The program runs from the 7th of Jumādā Al-Ūlā the 2nd of Jumādá Al-Ākhirah.


University Rector, Prof. Falleh R. M. Al-Solamy, explained that the program presenters are a highly qualified university faculty and staff, who are graciously dedicating their time and expertise to this cause. He further explained that this annual health program supports the university's objective of supporting public welfare goals and providing valuable services to individuals in and around the region. Of note, the program will include an extensive week of medical services and awareness activities from the 5th to the 9th of Jumādá Al-Ākhirah.


Rector Al-Solamy: 'Partnering with government agencies and private institutions to enhance public well-being has been and will continue to be an important role for King Khalid University'


The program includes a wide variety of seminars and related events. The university, in conjunction with a number of government health care institutions, will host a number of training courses and health exhibitions. There are medical and dental services provided to the public via mobile clinics. The mobile pharmacy is distributing medicaments and healthcare products to those in need. The mobile clinics have the support of the appropriate laboratory and radiological facilities as required. A number of volunteers from the Medical City are participating by offering consultation services at the health centers. A great number of public health displays, literary exhibitions, and poetry readings are also included throughout the program.


Vice Rector of Academic Development and Quality, Deputy General Supervisor of the Program, Dr. Merzin Al-Shahrani, said that the program will utilize the skills of many university professionals including representatives of:


  • The Faculty of Dentistry;
  • The College of Medicine;
  • The Deanship of Admissions and Registration;
  • The Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences;
  • The Faculty of Languages & Translation;
  • The College of Nursing;
  • The Deanship of Community Service;
  • Medical City.


Vice Rector Al-Shahrani expressed his deep appreciation for all of their efforts in supporting this important program.


Dean of Community Service and Continuing Education Dr. Omar Alwan Aqeel said that the program aims to raise awareness of health issues and help prioritize healthcare efforts. He noted that partnering with community stakeholders and providers is an important means of improving the health of the citizenry. Raising awareness and a focus on health is of great benefit to the community and to the Kingdom. He further noted that another primary objective is helping those in distress or need with acute healthcare issues.


The Deanship of Academic Quality focused on the cultural aspects of health by conducting two training programs. The first program, titled 'Managing Priorities for the Administrative and Educational Leadership in the Province', were presented by the Dean of Academic Development and Quality, Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Hajri, in conjunction with Governor of Bariq and heads of centers and a number of administrative, educational and security leaders in the region. The training session focused on healthcare prioritization and delivery systems management models and best practices.


The second training program, titled 'Total Quality Management in Education', was presented by Vice Dean for Academic Development and Quality, Dr. Said Saad Hadi. The purpose of this course was to show the many participants how the concept of quality management and assurance applies to general educational endeavors, including medical science and healthcare. Dr. Hadi also reviewed the Ministry of Education's ongoing efforts to establish and operate a general total quality management (TQM) agency within its agency. He explained that this quality initiative is an important part of the Kingdom's overall development plan and Vision 2030.


The university is proud to continue the successes this healthcare program has achieved over the past six years. Program milestones can be summarized as follows:


  • Phase 1 – 18,563 individuals served;
  • Phase 2 – Outreach extended to Tathleeth treating 15,239;
  • Phase 3 – 26,292 individuals served;
  • Phase 4 – 57,646 individuals served;
  • Phase 5 – 37,678 individuals served.


Of note, ancillary programs that ran concurrently with each phase have benefitted an additional 36,500 individuals. The university looks forward to many years of future service for the benefit of the public and the Kingdom.

King Khalid University Launches Seventh Annual Culture and Healthcare Initiative in Bariq
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The Culture and Awareness Activities Unit at the College of Sharia and Fundamentals of Religion recently signed a partnership agreement with the Mobty Charitable Endowment Foundation. The partnership represents a joint effort to sponsor activities culturally relevant and beneficial activities.


The signing of the agreement took place at the main campus. Dr. Saeed bin Mari Al-Sarhani represented the Culture and Awareness Activities Unit, while Dr. Omar bin Saeed Al-Mobty, Director of the Mobty Charitable Endowment Foundation, signed on behalf of the charitable organization.


The written agreement sets forth the university's sponsorship and supervision commitments of various social activities. These activities are to support cultural awareness, and will be held in various locations at the university and the surrounding community. Under the written agreement the charitable foundation will provide financial and administrative support in sponsorship of the various programs.


Through this program, the unit aims to enhance Islamic values and principles in a balanced environment that encourages intellect and awareness. Of note, encouraging partnership and collaborative programs with different entities will be a priority.


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