The University Obtains Prestigious Global Accreditation From the Abet Organization For Six of Its Programs in the Engineering and Computer Science Colleges

The University Obtains Prestigious Global Accreditation From the Abet Organization For Six of Its Programs in the Engineering and Computer Science Colleges

King Khalid University continues to attain remarkable achievements in a number of fields. It has recently earned global accreditation from the ABET Organization for six of its programs which are as follows: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Network and Communications Engineering in the College of Computer Science in addition to Chemical Engineering and Civil Engineering in the College of Engineering.

On this occasion, KKU President, Prof. Dr. Falah bin Raja Allah Al Solamy thanked God and congratulated the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz and His Royal Highness, Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman for this achievement. He also thanked them for their support and guidance in improving higher education and their vision in enhancing the status of Saudi universities among their Arab and international counterparts.   

Al Solamy extended his gratitude and congratulations to His Royal Highness, Governor of the Asir Region, Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Abdulaziz, and His Deputy, Prince Mansour bin Muqrin bin Abdulaziz, for their keen interest and support of the university research, scientific, research and social activities. At the same time, he also thanked the minister of education and his deputy for their support of the university programs and fields of advancement in it.

"This achievement demonstrates the keenness of the Computer Science College as well as Engineering College to provide high-quality education according to the global standards," he said. Adding, "This includes the quality of curriculum, faculty, scientific research and specialized laboratories and classrooms." He also expressed his pride and thanks to the members of deans, faculty, staff, and students, and urges them to continue in the pursuit of excellence.

ABETincorporated as the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, is a non-profit scientific organization owned and operated by more than 25 scientific, computing and engineering societies in the United States of America, with more than 1,500 academic and industrial experts. For the past 75 years, the organization has been working towards its aim which is to set and develop high-quality standards for engineering education.

It is worth mentioning, in last few months, the University accomplished a number achievements. One of them is improving the university rank in QS World Rankings by 43 spots from 520th in 2016 to the 477th in 2017.  Another one is achieving 10th place at the level of Arab universities and narrowed national rankings by moving up one spot to the 4th among universities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It has also been granted the full academic institutional accreditation for seven years by the National Center for Assessment and Academic Accreditation in 2017.

   Source: kku - media center   As part of King Khalid University's partnership and participation in the Abha Summer Culture and Awareness Tent, the Community Service and Continuous Education Deanship offered an exhibition, as well as workshops and activities that have been attended by more than 1400 participants in the first week. Dean of the Community Service and Continuous Education Deanship, Dr. Omar Ageel, explained that the deanship is acting on its leading role and priority in serving the community, which is one of the top three missions of King Khalid University. They include education, scientific research, and community service. "The deanship is offering a wide range of programs, activities, and workshops that serve the community’s needs. They aim to develop individuals as well as institutions in our society in addition to achieving the university’s strategic plan which is in line with the Saudi 2030 vision," Dean Ageel added. He pointed out that an estimated 1400 participants have attended the programs, workshops, and exhibition, which offered orientations, booklets, and flyers that introduced the guests to the deanship's vision, mission, and goals as well as the programs offered by it. He also added that the workshops offered are open for all guests and include topics that discuss social and cultural issues like public speaking, child sexual abuse prevention, effective communication, Arabic Calligraphy, self-development, the role of Saudi women in volunteer work, marriage preparation, and an awareness program for mothers of children with special needs. Abha_Summer_Tent
Quality Matters Appoints King Khalid University An International Model for QM E-Courses Source : kku media center  Among thousands of international educational institutions, Quality Matters (QM), a non-profit quality assurance organization, chose one of King Khalid University's e-courses as an ideal model and global reference to all QM candidates around the world. The e-course "Computer Organization 2" was developed internally by King Khalid University and chosen by QM as a model of reference, to serve more than 6000 academic candidates for five years. The competition to select the ideal e-course was very specific and included hundreds of international courses, which made this nomination a victory in the King Khalid University legacy, and an inspiration for King Khalid University to become one of the leading universities nationally and internationally in all fields. It is worth mentioning that King Khalid University was the first educational institution to partner with the QM association in 2010 in the Middle East. At the end of 2010, the e-Learning Deanship established the e-Courses Quality Department with the mission to raise the awareness of quality in e-courses, to apply the standards required to achieve accredited model e-courses, and to promote the culture of creativity and excellence in education. The mission of the e-Courses Quality Department is augmented by an overarching imperative to measure performance indicators and developmental initiative efforts to achieve the deanship's vision to empower faculty members to design and manage high-quality e-courses leading to optimal learning outcomes for the students. The university has chosen to build its partnership with QM due to its rich experience and leadership in the field of e-courses, and through this partnership, KKU adopted internationally accredited standards to become a center for quality in e-courses. To that end, the e-Learning Deanship has developed more than 130 e-courses in different fields, and among them, 32 courses are accredited by QM.
The college of Science and Arts in Khamis Mushayt, in cooperation with the Public Relations Department, hosted the annual greeting ceremony under the patronage of her Excellency Dr. Kholoud Abu Malah, at the College of Science and Arts in Khamis Mushayt  on Thursday 14/10/1439. The ceremony was attended by the college’s dean ; Dr. Sarra Abu Malah , the Assistant of the  Dean of Community College Ms. Rawabi Al-Shihri and a number the employees and staff members of the  college of Applied Medical Sciences. The ceremony program contained many segments including the recitation of Quranic verses,  a speech by the Public Relations Department at the College of Science and art in Khamis Mushayt where she expressed her sincere wishes and greetings on Eid occasion . Her speech was concluded with hopes and wishes to may the next year brings more in the spirit of success and vitality in life.  The Dean of the college of Science and Arts at Khamis and the assistant of the Dean of the Community College distributed cake and  celebrated the Eid joys with the employees of the colleges       
 Source: kku - media center King Khalid University, represented by the Administrative Development Unit in the Faculty Members and Employee Affairs Deanship, launched the Ambitious Employee Development Training Program that is expected to train approximately 1400 employees. Dean of the Faculty Members and Employee Affairs Deanship, Dr. Mohammad bin Hamid Al-Bohari, explained that with the support of His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy the deanship launched the program, which is considered the most extensive development training program in the history of King Khalid University. It will include a diverse array of national and international development programs and courses, which are inline with the university vision, mission, and the specific knowledge or skills to improve needed to improve performance in the academic environment. Dr. Ahmed Al-Obid, administrative development unit manager, explained that this program is central to the strategic goals of the university, which aims to ensure productivity, nurture creativity and capitalize on top talent so that employees have the tools necessary to achieve their full potential. Al-Obid added that the university is determined to offer and provide continuous development for all members while following the progress and outcomes to determine accurate results.
 Source: KKu - media center   King Khalid University continues to rise in the International University QS Ranking, landing on the 448th rank, which is 29 ranks higher than its previous position. His Excellency the University Rector, Prof. Falleh R. M. Al-Solamy, confirmed that the progress is a result of the accredited programs, scientific research and future studies applied by the University, which supports the national efforts in achieving Vision 2030, through encouraging creativity and excellence in the field of scientific research. He expressed his appreciation for the efforts of the University employees in achieving this success, especially the Academic Development and Quality Deanship and its units, which have made quality development and excellent performance their priority. He also promised his support and guidance in all plans, hoping for higher ranking and global excellence. On this occasion, His Excellency took the opportunity to thank the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, His Royal Majesty King Salman bin Abdulaziz and the Crown Prince, His Royal Highness Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, for their support and encouragement in the development of education and for the their vision, which aims to set Saudi universities in the top leading universities globally. He also thanked the Governor of Asir Region, His Royal Highness Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Abdulaziz, and his Deputy Governor for their generosity and support for King Khalid University. At the end of his speech, he thanked His Excellency the Minister of Education for supporting the University programs and development. On his part, Vice Rector of Academic Development and Quality, Dr. Merzin Al-Shahrani, congratulated Rector Al-Solamy and employees on this outstanding achievement. He also thanked Rector Al-Solamy for his direct support and interest in educational development and international rankings, which has paid off in the University’s recent ranking. He explained that in 2014 the University was ranked 650 in QS rankings and has made a considerable leap to 448 in 2018. "The efforts will continue in this direction, according to the strategic plan to become one of the top 200 global leading universities by the year 2030," added Al-Shahrani.