Source : King Khalid University-Media Center
The university is in the process of restructuring several departments. This effort is to improve service and administrative efficiency as part of the Vision 2030 program. The restructuring is also in accordance with the university's continuous improvement in quality initiative.
King Khalid University Rector, Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, explained that oversight of the General Department of Monitoring will be transferred to the Office of the Rector from the Office of the Vice Rector. Also, the university is creating a risk management department which will report directly to the Rector. To balance administrative responsibilities, oversight of the human resources and general administration, communications and financial affairs departments will be transferred from the Office of the Rector to the Office of the Vice Rector.
His Excellency also explained that there will be some consolidations. The Media Center will be integrated into general administration. The journal unit and the scientific societies will be merged into one unit. Also, the Archive Center will be transferred from Quality and Development to operate directly under the Office of the Vice Rector.
The university is also making some general operational changes. Requests for leave will be handled by supervisory faculty. College Deans will be able to nominate directors for their respective departments. The Vice Rector of Academic Affairs will be given expanded contracting authority as well as direct ownership of many electronic services. The Human Resources department will be delegating certain responsibilities for employee assignment and staff transfers.
King Khalid University is also working on expanding the role of Internal Oversight Bodies. This is an ongoing effort and requires input and participation of the Standing Committee of Review and Governance, the Intellectual Awareness Unit, the Internal Audit Unit, the General Department for Monitoring, the Internal Audit Unit, the General Department for Monitoring, Risk Management and Financial Control.