Source: King Khalid University - Media Center
The Deanship of Academic Development and Quality, in collaboration with the Deanship of E-learning, organized an online workshop entitled "The University Preparation for the King Abdulaziz Quality Award (KAQA". The workshop was presented by Dr. Zaben bin Aidha Al-Thebaiti, the former CEO of KAQA. He discussed the criteria of the award and provided important notes on preparing for the award. It was highlighted that award criteria represent an organizational excellence model inspired by international models. The award winners must meet several criteria, including management leadership, strategic planning, human resources, resources and partnerships, as well as operation, service, and product management. The criteria also include beneficiary feedback, human resources outcomes, and organizational outputs.
Vice Rector for Academic Development and Quality, Dr. Merzin Al-Shahrani, explained that this experience is very beneficial because it includes the most prominent global standards and practices for organizational excellence. He stressed the importance of joining efforts and working hard to fulfill all of the required standards, not only to win the award but also to improve institutional work.
At the end of the workshop, Vice Rector Al-Shahrani thanked His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy for his continuous support and interest in developing and improving the performance of the university in all academic, administrative, research and societal areas. He praised the efforts of the Deanship of Academic Development and Quality and all working committees, which held a prominent role in preparing the requirements for applying to this award.