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Intensive Training Program for New Faculty Members

Source: King Khalid University - Media Center The Deanship of Academic Development and Quality organized an intensive training program for 45 new faculty members at the main campus for both men and women. The program started with two training courses as follows: Quality and Accreditation in Higher Education Learning Outcomes: Building and Forming. Dean of Academic Development and Quality, Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Hajri, said: "The training program comes within the framework of King Khalid University's keenness to activate the training process, which results in developing the skills of the new faculty members and improving their academic abilities."
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Deanship of Faculty and Staff Affairs Changes Name to Deanship of Human Resources

  Source: King Khalid University - Media Center Under the mandate of the Higher Education Council's temporary committee, the Deanship of Faculty and Staff Affairs has been renamed to the Deanship of Human Resources. King Khalid University Rector Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy issued his approval on the decision and directed the restructuring of the Deanship of Human Resources in accord with its remit. Dean of Human Resources, Prof. Mohammed Al-Buhairi, said: "This shift from the concept of personnel to the concept of human resources is another step within King Khalid University's administrative renewal. It will help the university keep pace with national and global changes in the field of human resources." This decision comes in line with the issuance of the new regulation of human resources, which was recently launched by the Ministry of Civil Service. Our remit will include new tasks and broader powers in the planning of human resources. By focusing on performance levels and improvement set forth in the strategic plan of the university, we will maximize the utilization of human capital." According to the new structure of the Deanship of Human Resources, there will be four Vice Deanships as follows: Vice Deanship of Human Resource Operations  Vice Deanship of Human Resources Planning  Vice Deanship of Human Resources Development Vice Deanship of Female Staff Affairs. Also included are several administrations in recruitment, promotions, and end of service benefits. 
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King Khalid University and Asir Municipality Sign Memorandum of Cooperation

  Source: King Khalid University - Media Center King Khalid University Rector Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy sponsored the signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) between the Asir Municipality and King Khalid University. The signing occurred on Wednesday at the International Conference of Semi-Arid Mountain Environments under the aegis of His Royal Highness Prince Turki bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Asir Governor. Representing the Asir Municipality was Asir Mayor, Dr. Walid Al-Humaidi. The MoC aims to build partnerships between King Khalid University and the Asir Municipality to contribute to the development of the region. One of the main conditions of the memorandum between the two parties is to encourage the exchange the of scientific and industry best practices in food safety, food security, and public health in accord with applicable rules and regulations.
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Orientation for Female Students

Source: King Khalid University - Media Center Under the auspices of the University Vice President for Female Students, the university welcomed the new female students during an orientation and outstanding student awards ceremony. Female Students Affairs Vice Rector, Prof. Kholod Abu Melha, sponsored the reception of new students admitted to the faculties of the university for the 1441 H academic year. The orientation day event was organized by the Vice Deanship of Female Student Affairs in the Science College Theater at the King Abdullah Road Campus and the Al-Mahala Academic Complex Theater. Prof. Abu Melha started her speech by welcoming all the university students, giving a warm reception and congratulations to the new students. She stressed that King Khalid University is inspired by the guidance of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, pointing out that the directives of King Khalid University Rector Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy always include providing the best services for students in a way that enables them to excel. Vice Dean for Admissions and Registration, Dr. Hanan Al-Saidi, congratulated the new students for joining King Khalid University and explained the importance of accessing the Guide List of Study and Test Rules, which will enable them to understand their rights and duties. She also noted the value of obtaining information from reliable sources, reviewing some of the electronic services provided by the Deanship of Admissions and Registration. Dr. Fatima Sha'aban then gave a brief description of the Deanship of Student Affairs, its main objectives, centers, departments, and units. In the same regard, Talent, Creativity and Entrepreneurship Center General Supervisor, Dr. Fatima Al-Zahrani, explained the most important objectives of the Center, which is to invest in creative talent, promote the culture of innovation, motivate faculty and students to innovate and create, increase the number of national, regional and international patents, and contribute to the preparation of the next generation of business people, entrepreneurs, and professionals. The orientation day event continued with a presentation delivered by Vice Dean of E-Learning, Maryam Awaji, who explained the levels and types of e-courses at the university. She also referred to the rights and duties of students in e-courses and services provided by the Deanship of E-Learning. After, a session was delivered by Center for Guidance and Counseling Social Specialist, Deanship of Student Affairs, Ms. Asmaa Al-Shehri. She reviewed the most important services of the center, which revolve around social and academic consultations and how to register in the student employment program and receive financial subsidies for students in need.
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Rijal Alma Welcomes New Students

  Source: King Khalid University - Media Center The College of Arts and Science and the Community College at Rijal Alma recently held an orientation meeting for new students. At the beginning of the meeting, Dean Siham Al-Haidar welcomed the new students and began a presentation on the university's regulation and services. Dean Al-Haidar wished them a successful academic year. During the ceremony, students were introduced to the units and sections of the two colleges in an introductory exhibition that included the participation of the English Department, the Information Systems Department, the Computer Science Department, the Accounting Department, the Guidance and Counseling Unit, the E-Learning Unit, the Talent and Creativity Unit, the Scientific Research Unit, and the Safety and Security Unit. At the end of the meeting, a tour was organized for new students, which introduced them to college faculty buildings and departments on campus.
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Service Above Self: College of Medicine Health Caravan

Source: King Khalid University - Media Center King Khalid University, represented by the Medicine and Innovation Club at the Faculty of Medicine in cooperation with Al-Kawthar Charity Association, launched a multidisciplinary health caravan on Saturday to provide its services at Al-Qahma General Hospital in Asir with the participation of a number of Saudi consultants. The caravan includes clinics specialized in dermatology, ophthalmology and family medicine. Of noteworthy mention, medical advice will be thoroughly offered to improve beneficiary experience and outcomes through a preliminary screening clinic to examine diabetes, blood pressure, and body mass index (BMI).
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International Organization for Standardization Plans Visit

  Source: King Khalid University - Media Center King Khalid University, represented by the Administrative System Quality Assurance Unit, will receive a delegation from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The ISO delegation will verify that the administrative accreditation requirements are met within the university's plan for supporting deanships, departments, and centers in accord with international standards. Quality Assurance Unit Supervisor, Dr. Abdulaziz bin Saeed Al-Hajri, explained that in the framework of the university's efforts to improve the administrative and financial systems to achieve institutional excellence, six departments were rehabilitated and trained, including the Deanship of Scientific Research, the Deanship of Graduate Studies, the Deanship of Student Affairs, the Admissions and Registration Deanship, the Deanship of Community Service and Continuing Education, and the General Administration for Administrative and Financial Affairs. The Academic Development and Quality Agency is committed to developing programs and facilities in accord with international standards to achieve high quality outcomes.
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Orientation Meetings at the Faculty of Languages and Translation and College of Arts and Science at Tanumah

  Source: King Khalid University - Media Center The Faculty of Languages ​​and Translation held an orientation meeting for new students on Tuesday morning. The main objective of the meeting was to ease the transition from high school into college, have students meet other students, and become familiar with campus services and regulations. During the ceremony, students met with Faculty of Languages and Translation Dean, Dr. Abdullah Al-Melhi, who welcomed the students and highlighted the college, its departments, clubs and units, wishing them success and productivity in their academic year. In the same context, Dean of the College of Arts and Science at Tanumah, Prof. Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Faqih, hosted the orientation and welcomed the new students.
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Deanship of Graduate Studies Begins the New Academic Year With 3,100 Students and 56 Programs

  Source: King Khalid University - Media Center More than 3,100 new students will join King Khalid University's graduate programs for the 1441 H academic year spanning 56 programs. Since the beginning of the semester, the Deanship of Graduate Studies has completed all of the necessary procedures related to student schedules and academic inquiries. Dean of Graduate Studies, Dr. Ahmed Al-Faie, explained that his team aims to provide world-class educational opportunities in the graduate programs. This is one of the university's educational initiatives that support the national development strategy. The Deanship continually seeks to expand and improve graduate program offerings to meet the demand for highly skilled professionals throughout the Kingdom. A number of new scientific disciplines have been introduced this year at the College of Applied Medical Sciences, the Faculty of Engineering, and Faculty of Computer Science. More programs have also been added in the fields of Sharia and Communications. The Deanship is working on accreditation processes and electronic platform transitions.
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The Deanship of Admissions Completes More Than 200 Academic Schedules

  Source: King Khalid University - Media Center The Deanship of Admissions reports that the academic schedules for the fall semester are complete and final. All of the colleges and departments cooperated in developing more than two hundred discrete timetables university-wide. Dean of Admissions and Registration, Dr. Abdulmohsen Algarni, explained that the university tries to accommodate student schedule needs via the electronic (Academia) self-service portal. The Registrar received in excess of fifteen hundred schedule change requests this term. Dean Algarni confirmed that the Deanship has made several improvements to the registration process this year. All entering students received university identification already and schedules were distributed in advance. He wished the new and returning students a successful academic year, and thanked His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy for his guidance and support.
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