Guidlines for Final Grades and Student Procedures Announced

Source: King Khalid University - Media Center

Following the Ministry of Education's directives during the COVID-19 global pandemic, King Khalid University reannounced the implementation of a flexible grading system and scheduling plans, noting that the spring 2020 semester will end on 23 April 2020. All classes were suspended on 8 March 2020, and classroom instruction continued through a successful transition to a fully virtual educational model under the guidance of the Deanship of E-Learning. Facing this unprecedented challenge, the development of student engagement guidelines were critical to success early on. This included a wide variety of assessments, which was conducted in Blackboard, on a weekly basis, totaling 60 marks. It is important to note that 60 marks are based on Blackboard assessments while 20 marks are based on the first progress test, which took place before 8 March 2020. To ease the burden on our students and minimize negative outcomes, not in their control, students will be provided an opportunity to review their grades until 23 April 2020 with options. Those options include the ability to withdraw from the semester without penalty and choose to apply a "No grade-Pass (NP)" or "No grade-Fail (NF)" to their courses. In the case of NP or NF, students will not be assigned grade point average (GPA) points, and therefore, this will not affect their GPA. The Deanship of Admissions and Registration also offers students the ability to apply grades of this semester if it is equal to or greater than the GPA of the prior semester, noting that this will ensure the best quality education possible and the most equitable manner of assessing student performance.

Regarding the final exams, the university clarified they will begin on the 3rd of Ramadan 1441 AH with final exams accounting for 20% of the total grade. The Deanship of Admissions and Registration noted that students will be allotted 1 hour for each exam, except for some courses from the health colleges. Courses that do not require exams or courses that only require a graduation project will follow guidelines sent directly to their respective academic councils.

On the topic of tuition, students who elected to withdrawal for this semester will be reimbursed in the form of credits applied towards next semester.

Source: KKU - Media Center His Excellency, the University President, Prof. Faleh bin Rajaa Allah Al Sulami, sponsored the signing of a cooperation agreement with the Charitable Foundation for Orphans Care (Ekhaa) Asir branch.  Vice President of Business and Knowledge Economy, Prof. Abdullatif bin Ibrahim Al Hedaithy, represented the University in signing the agreement, while Ekhaa Foundation was represented by Prof. Saleh bin Khalif Al Dahmashi, Secretary General of the Charitable Foundation for Orphans Care (Ekhaa), and Consultant of His Excellency the Minister of Human Resources and Social Development.  Al Hedaithy, explained that the agreement includes cooperation in the following areas: organizing academic, educational and entertaining programs and events for orphans, working on easing the procedures of accepting orphans to the university academic programs, in accordance to the Deanship of Admission regulations and conditions.  The agreement also includes supporting orphans psychologically and socially by cooperating with the Guidance and Consultation Center at the University, through supporting talented orphan students, and offering training courses. In addition to offering medical care through the university's dental clinics and medical centers. 
Source: King Khalid University, Media Center King Khalid University participated in the 24th  GCC “Community service Deanships and colleges committee  meeting , which was hosted  by Taibah University virtually.  The university also participated in the 36th National  meeting for the Deans of the Community service deanships committee on Wednesday and which was under the patronage of His Excellency Taibah University President Prof. Abdulaziz Alserani under the slogan “Sustainable development and prosperous society. It's worth noting that Prof Omar Alwan Agheel represented King Khalid University in the meeting. 
Source: King Khalid University, Media Center On behalf of His Excellency the Minister of Education, Dr. Hamad Al-Sheikh, His Excellency King Khalid University President, Prof. Faleh bin Raja Allah Al Solami, chaired the sixth university council, today Wednesday the 30th of December 2020 , which was held virtually in the presence of the His Excellency the Secretary General of the Council of Universities Affairs, Dr. Muhammad bin Abdulaziz Al-Saleh and the council members. The University Vice President of Academic Affairs, and Vice President of Post Graduate Studies and Scientific Research, Prof. Saad bin Muhammad bin Dajam, explained that the council discussed a variety of topics, and approved the following: -  The restructure  of university departments and programs , which included the recommendation to establish a number of colleges and scientific departments at the university and in the Tihama branch and submitting them to the University Affairs Council. - The approval of  a master's program in management information systems (fee-demand ) in the Department of Management Information Systems in the College of Business. -  The restructure of the editorial board of the University Journal of Linguistic Studies.
Source: King Khalid University, Media Center His Excellency the University President, Falleh bin Rajaa Allah Alsolami, met the new General Manager of the Ministry of Transport in Asir, Eng. Abdullah bin Ali Al-Ghamdi, in his office in the university city. Upon his arrival  His Excellency the University President thanked Eng. Al-Ghamdi for the visit, and congratulated him on new assignment, wishing him success in serving the region and the country. During the meeting, the two parties discussed  joint projects and road network linking Al-Faraa University City,  they also discussed the plan to achieve our wise  leadership’s vision  and  His Highness, the region’s governor plan , to overcome difficulties and  to encourage collaboration between government agencies.
Source: KKU - Media Center The Administrative Development Department at King Khalid University, held a number of training courses and programs targeting university members, during the first semester of 1442 AH, a number of training courses were held in coordination with the Institute of Public Administration and the General Court of Audit.  The Dean of Human Resources Deanship Dr. Ali Al Olayani, explained that these training courses and programs are part of the Deanship's efforts to enhance the work performance of university members, to achieve the Deanship's mission of efficient and innovative management and development of human resources, by investing distinguished capabilities, in line with best practices. On his part, the Director of the Administrative Development Department, Prof. Ali bin Saleh Al Dumaih, said that an estimate of 2188 university members benefited from these training courses. These training courses are important to develop the skills and potentials of university employees in areas that include, risk management assessment, professional skills in work procedures, monitoring skills, content analysis in social networks, facility management, leadership skills, achieving excellence in strategies implementation in universities, improving the financial performance during crises, change management, risk-based audit, performance control, governmental accounting, practicing internal auditing in government agencies.