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King Khalid University signed an accreditation agreement with the National Center for Academic Accreditation and Assessment (NCAAA). His Excellency the University Rector, Dr. Fallah bin Raja Allah Al-Solamy, represented the university, while Executive Director, Dr. Ahmed Al-Jubaili, represented the NCAAA.

Dr. Ahmed Al-Jubaili stressed that under this contract, the parties will complete the requirements of the academic accreditation and conduct the evaluation process according to the standards and specifications of the National Center for Academic Accreditation and Assessment as well as the Education and Evaluation Commission.

Al-Jubaili praised King Khalid University's keenness on raising the quality of its outputs and achieving the effectiveness of its internal quality system, including all educational, research, administrative and service aspects, in order to achieve Vision 2030 and meet the national needs.

In his speech, Vice Dean for Academic Development and Quality, Dr. Merzin Al-Shahrani, said that "from the university vision and its strategic plan to achieve scientific standards and to commit to them, this agreement was assigned today, which included many programs in ten faculties at the university."

Al-Shahrani pointed out that accreditation projects will include many colleges and majors in the university in the coming period. He expressed his gratitude and appreciation towards the Rector and the deans of colleges for their efforts in serving the university's developmental projects and for their active management in the achievement of international quality standards to elevate the university's status and performance.

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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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For a Momentous Occasion

His Royal Highness, Prince Mansour bin Muqrin, received the Rector of King Khalid University, Prof. Dr. Faleh bin Rajaa Allah Al Solamy, accompanied by a number of University Vice Presidents who came to greet him.

At the beginning of the meeting, His Royal Highness welcomed everyone. He also congratulated those in attendance for their efficient and praiseworthy efforts which led King Khalid University to receive the institutional accreditation certificate from the National Center for Academic Accreditation and Assessment for the period of May 2017 to April 2024.

At the end of the meeting, the Director of King Khalid University and the accompanying delegation thanked the Deputy Emir of the Asir Region for his ongoing guidance.

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Academic Development and Quality

The National Center for Assessment and Academic Accreditation granted King Khalid University the accreditation certificate which is awarded to institutions that achieve an advanced level of preferred practices within the quality standards and academic accreditation of the Center.

His Excellency, Dr. Khalid bin Abdullah Al Sabti, the Chairman of the Education Assessment Board, said that the leadership of the country has given high priority to the assessment, measurement, and accreditation in education and training in recognition of the importance of quality education and its keenness on the existence of a review, governance, and assessment of its educational institutions. His Excellency stressed that the efficiency of both education and training is one of the great points of Vision 2030. His Excellency asserted that the Commission will be one of the main bodies to ensure the achievement of world-class quality education and training due to the link between its core functions (assessment/measurement/accreditation) and academic development and quality throughout all stages of work (planning, implementation, and assessment).

Al Sabti: The efficiency of both education and training is one of the great points of Vision 2030.

He also explained the importance of the National Center for Academic Assessment and Accreditation which is affiliated with the Education Assessment Commission. He related that in this crucial historical stage we have witnessed a significant number of variables, foremost of which is the massive expansion in governmental university education. He explained the Commission's keenness to enable the Center to create a comprehensive review to quality and accreditation standards. Moreover, the Commission aims at developing a working model with the features of continuity and reasonable costs. The working model is expected to achieve the objectives of the Center and enhance its impact in our university institution. As a result, the quality of outputs in connection with the requirements of development in the Kingdom and the labor market, will benefit from a system of key performance indicators and data-driven measures that will be fully integrated with relevant governmental and organizational departments.

For his part, the Executive Director of the National Center for Assessment and Academic Accreditation, Dr. Ahmed bin Yahya Al-Jubaili, said that the accreditation process depends on verifying that the institutions/programs meet the requirements of the Center for academic accreditation in conjunction with the self-study report. Resultantly, the Center will be able to form teams of experts for the field review of these institutions/programs. National and foreign experts will review the self-study and relevant documents of the institution or program in question, in addition to paying field visits to all the institution's facilities and programs, interviewing all that may concern. The process ends with the preparation of a report supported by evidence about what was concluded during the assessments.

Later, the institution is going to initiate a work plan in which the institution will show to what extent it followed the reviewers' recommendations. Based on the reviewers' report and the submitted work plan and the report of the accreditation review committee, the institution or the program will have a decision on the obtainment of the academic accreditation certificate that determines the level and duration of the accreditation.

Dr. Al-Jubaili explained that the steps of assessment and academic accreditation are as follows:

  • Check the eligibility of the institution/program to apply for accreditation.
  • Check the self-study preparation.
  • Field visit for external assessment.
  • Study the work plan of the institution/program for the recommendations of the external visit team.
  • Presentation of reports to the Advisory Accreditation Committee.
  • Declaration of accreditation.
  • Periodic follow-up of the accredited body.
  • Conducting assessment after seven years.

In conclusion, His Excellency Dr. Al-Sabti and Dr. Al-Jubaili congratulated the Rector of King Khalid University, Prof. Dr. Faleh bin Rajaa Allah Al-Solamy and all employees of KKU on achieving accreditation. They hoped that the rest of the universities and scientific programs would follow the footprints of King Khalid University to achieve academic accreditation. This will affect the quality of educational outputs, in addition to providing the labor market with highly-skilled graduates with a world-class education in line with Vision 2030. 


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