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In a recent ceremony, King Khalid University Rector, His Excellency Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, received the translated copy of the Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning from the Dean of the Faculty of Science and Arts in Tanumah and Professor of Linguistics at the Faculty of Languages and Translation, Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Faqih. Dean Al-Faqih's translation of the encyclopedia required a significant investment of his time and expertise in translation.


His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy stressed the importance of translation projects to encourage the spread of knowledge throughout the world. He spoke about the ways in which vocabulary and phrases enrich understanding of various subject matters. His Excellency then thanked Dean Al-Faqih for his hard work and persistence in completing the project. He noted that the translated book will be a valuable addition to libraries and institutions throughout the Arabic speaking world. The manuscript will greatly benefit researchers for generations to come.


Also present at the ceremony were Vice Rector of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research, Dr. Saad Al-Amri, Vice Rector of Academic Affairs, Dr. Saad Bin Du'ajim, Dean of the Faculty of Languages and Translation, Dr. Abdullah Al-Melhi, and the Dean of Library Affairs, Dr. Abdullah Al-Naser. They all congratulated Dean Al-Faqih for his accomplishment, noting that the effort will help propel forward further research in many areas of study.


Dean Al-Faqih said that the encyclopedia included many definitions and articles on language, history, and terminology. Also included are: Teaching methods, teaching materials, evaluation and testing rubrics, language psychology, anthropology, social linguistics, communicative teaching issues, teacher education, curriculum design, bilingualism, language laboratories, studies in linguistic and cultural institutions, and professional associations.


The encyclopedia is a Routledge House publication. Routledge House is the U.K. based repository for 1,800 scientific journals and more than 5,000 books. King Saud University also supported the translation project and the printing of the encyclopedia for institutional use in the Kingdom.

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King Khalid University Rector, His Excellency Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, honored the faculty members of the Deanship of Student Affairs in a ceremony at the main campus. In his opening remarks, the Rector thanked the staff members for their hard work, dedication, and exemplary results. He noted the diversity and the quality of the programs the Deanship conducted for the benefit of the students and faculty.


Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Abdullah Al-Aideed, thanked His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy for his support of the Deanship and sponsorship of its many programs and functions. Dean Al-Aideed also thanked his staff, whose tireless efforts made all of the Deanship's efforts possible. He noted that the programs have conferred great benefits upon the students and the university community. Dean Al-Aideed recounted a few of the achievements made by this year including:


  • Adoption of the new organizational structure of the Deanship;
  • Publication of the emergency procedures handbook;
  • Revision of the salary scales;
  • Adoption of funds regulations;
  • Adoption of student housing regulations;
  • Organizing and archiving transaction histories.


The Deanship is now working in cooperation with the General Administration of Information Technology and the Vice rector of Academic Affairs to upgrade all electronic services.


His Excellency honored the members of the Deanship, including: Dr. Amer Ja'far, Raed Al-Qahtani, Yousef Al-Ahmari, Abdullah Al-Khubia, Ali Al-Qahtani, Abdullah Al-Dreem, Abdulaziz Al-Shehri, Nayef Al-Shahrani, Saeed Al-Amri, Mohammad Abu Hashra, Abdullah Al-Shahrani, Ayman Asiri, Fawaz Al-Thiabi, Mohammed Al-Kaabi, Ali Al-Hassan, Ali Al-Wahabi, Masli Al-Qahtani, Said Zuifir and Qabil Al-Yazidi. The Rector presented all of the above with commemorative certificates.

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King Khalid University Rector, His Excellency Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, chaired the university's Ninth Council Meeting. In addition to the regular members (Vice Rectors and Deans), the Secretary-General (Interim) for the Committee of Higher Education, Dr. Mohammed bin Abdulaziz Al-Saleh, attended. His Excellency began the meeting by thanking Allah for his blessings and praising the Prophet; peace be upon him. Vice Rector of Graduate Studies, Prof. Saad Al-Amri, reviewed the meeting agenda. The topics discussed included:


  • The university final financial account;
  • Establishment of the infrastructure for Academic Guidance;
  • Approval of attendance rules and regulations;
  • Faculty participation in the scientific meetings;
  • Rules and regulation for scientific communications;
  • Executive rules regarding promotions;
  • Rules for faculty member publication;
  • Consideration of applications for promotions to the rank of assistant professor;
  • Consideration of new diploma, undergraduate and graduate curricula in the university system.


The Council also recommended the approval of a number of new programs including: PhD in Business Administration, Master of Public Health, Executive Master of Applied Computing, Master of Science in Data Science in Information Systems, Master of Educational Policies, Diploma in Cyber ​​Security, Diploma in Prevention of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances, Marketing Diploma, and Diploma of Web and Mobile Applications Development.

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King Khalid University Rector, His Excellency Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, stressed the importance of 'Religious Efforts Exerted at the Prophet’s Mosque During the Saudi Era Symposium'. He noted that the symposium plays an important role in furthering understanding of the Prophet, peace be upon him, and the scientific development of mosques throughout the Islamic world. His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy stressed that the two-day symposium, under the patronage the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, is a reflection of His Royal Majesty's commitment to scholarship and scientific development as it pertains to Islamic history, culture, and development.


The Rector noted that the symposium is a blessing for its attendees and beneficiaries, and confers great value and insight into the role of the mosques. He added that the Kingdom has, since its inception, guarded and nurtured the Two Holy Mosques and considers the effort a sacred duty. The Rector concluded by asking Allah to protect and guide our country and to bless it as a leading Islamic nation-state and a global symbol of Islamic values.

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Vice Rector of Academic and Educational Affairs, Dr. Saad Du'ajim, recently presided over the closing ceremony for the Arabic Language Training Program. The event, which took place from the 7th to the 11th of Ramadan, was run by the Arabic Language Unit in collaboration with the Arabic Institute at the university main campus.


The program was developed for foreign faculty members. Included were lectures and workshops discussing Arabic Language Skills, phonetics, dialect, language matching, error analysis, and literacy skills.


General Supervisor of the Arabic Language Teaching Unit, Dr. Mohammed Abdullah Al-Mazah, said that the program was taught by a group of distinguished experts in the field of Arabic language including Dr. Khalid Al-Shathri, and the Undersecretary of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Jazan University, Dr. Ali Mashaouf. Al-Mazah explained that the program included examinations and activities, and served 29 trainees. He thanked Vice Rector Du'ajim for his support. Dr. Saleh Al-Shathri thanked the guest presenters and the Arab Institute for their efforts. Vice Rector Du'ajim noted that the program is an important part of the university's faculty development. He presented the attendees with certificates and commemorative plaques.

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The international video sharing platform YouTube presented the e-Learning Deanship at King Khalid University a 'Silver Creator Award' for its Open Course Initiative. YouTube recognizes educational institutions for exceptional academic content and subscriber reach. The university's e-learning YouTube channel published more than 8,000 videos and 150 complete university courses in 14 different fields of study. The channel has more than 100,000 subscribers from 169 countries and nearly 30 million total views.


King Khalid University Rector, His Excellency Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, commended the e-Learning Deanship for this accomplishment. The Rector thanked the faculty members for all of their hard work and exemplary results. "This award has significantly contributed to the university's reputation and international standing as a high performance, cutting edge institute for higher education. The e-learning deanship consistently provides outstanding services to our students, the university and the community," he said.


On his part, Vice Rector of Academic and Educational Affairs, Dr. Saad Du'ajim, congratulated the e-Learning deanship for its accomplishment, pointing out that the university is proud of the level of excellence the deanship has produced.


Dean of e-Learning, Dr. Fahad Al-Ahmari, explained that since the establishment of the Open Course Initiative, the department has continuously developed and published high value, open source content. This makes world-class educational material available to people everywhere. Dean Al-Ahmari thanked His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy for his continued support and encouragement and described the achievement as a team effort.


The e-Learning Deanship has recently received major awards including the Digital Transformation Award and the Digital Education Award for the KKUx e-platform. Of noteworthy mention, Training Manager at the Deanship of e-Learning, Mr. Mohammad Jarallah, received the Digital Literacy Award for his outstanding digital knowledge training efforts to faculty members and students.

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The university will be conducting a mathematics summer school from the 12th to the 20th of the month of Shawwāl at the main campus. The mathematics department of the College of Science will be hosting the program. The purpose of the program is to educate the students on some of the latest math theories and practices.


Dean of the College of Science, Dr. Ali Al-Shati, explained that the summer math program is open to the public. He also noted that 7 international mathematics experts will be participating in the activities. Dean Al-Shati thanked His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy for his support and encouragement of this program.


Department of Mathematics and the Director of the Scientific Committee, Dr. Ali Al-Khalidi, stressed that the summer math program is the first of its kind in the Kingdom. He also said that several international universities, most notably Sorbonne Univ. of Paris, will attend. Both domestic and international students are registered for the summer math school. The program curriculum includes number theory, differential geometry, dynamic systems, and a host of other mathematics subjects.

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The Deanship Community Service and Continuing Education conducted a variety of training courses and diploma programs in the 1439-40 academic year.


The Deanship offered more than 55 programs this year including: Internet Security, Cybercrime: Challenges and Processes, Effective Communication Skills, Scientific Research Skills, Process Management Engineering, Total Quality Management, Electronic Archiving and Human Resources Management, and Computers in Office Management. The Deanship has also completed six diploma programs including: Applied Programming, Office Management, English, Associate Diploma in Resource Management, and Associate's in Health Management.


The university's Bader Volunteer Team completed five community service initiatives in which more than 100 students participated. These included programs such as 'The Effects of Drug Use', a Ramadan food basket distribution, and initiative education courses. The deanship also collaborated with various public social service agencies in the Asir region.


Dean of Community Service and Continuing Education, Dr. Omar Alwan Ageel, explained that the deanship's programs goal is to match the needs of the community and the job market with qualified graduates ready to fulfill those needs. Providing employment and volunteer outreach initiatives are important aspects of both regional and national development.

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King Khalid University hosted the 16th annual meeting of GCC higher education admissions professionals. The event attracted representatives from universities throughout the Kingdom. The purpose of the event was to exchange ideas and information about improving the admissions process in colleges and universities.


The undersecretary of the GCC Admission Committee, Prof. Wasel Allah Abdullah Al-Sawat, began the first session by reviewing the committee's history, accomplishment, and goals. Then, Dr. Hussein Al-Harousi of Sultan Qaboos University presented a scientific paper on the academic evaluation systems at Sultan Qaboos University.


In the second session, Dr. Zaid Basfar from Tabuk University presented a paper on strategic planning. Following his presentation, Dr. Sulaiman Al-Anqari from Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University presented a paper tracking a sampling of his university's alumni and their performance in the national job market.


In the third session, Dr. Al-Adham Khalifa Al-Lawish from Hail University presented a paper titled 'Communications and High School Students'. The session also included a discussion led by Dr. Fahad Al-Ahmad from Qasim University where he discussed the supervision and implementation aspects of admissions departments in higher education. The event concluded with a discussion about artificial intelligence in higher education.

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The Deanship of Admissions and Registration announced the university transfer request periods. Internal university transfer requests for undergraduate degree program students will be open from the 5th until the 10th of Ramadan. External university transfer requests for undergraduate degree program students will be open from the 10th to the 14th of Ramadan. Bachelor's degree to certificate program transfer requests will be open from the 14th to the 24th of Dhū al-Qa‘dah. Note that admissions for graduate and post-graduate programs are open until the 6th of Ramadan.


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