Projects Implemented by IT Department Lauded as Highly Practical and Successful

Source: King Khalid University - Media Center His Excellency, King Khalid University Rector Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, recently launched a number of electronic services initiatives, included among them a program called "Cyber Savvy". Cyber Savvy is a program that encompasses all digital awareness initiatives and cybersecurity training available at King Khalid University. The awareness campaigns are provided under the "Be Safe" sub-initiative managed by the Department of Governance and Awareness.   The department conducts a variety of workshops on cybersecurity awareness for faculty members and the general public. A corollary objective of the cybersecurity initiative is to train the next generation of information technology professionals. As the world grows more dependent on electronic management/information systems, securing all of the data becomes a greater challenge with ever-increasing stakes for both governments and private industry.   Cyber Savvy is the latest in a series of successful information technology initiatives. Recently, we reviewed the university's IT Internship Program and detailed its success. We also reported on various computer coding and game design bootcamps, training sessions, and competitions. The university sponsored a computer "bootcamp" which focused on attracting young people, especially women, into technical fields. In time, the bootcamp will help draw computer science students and will provide the market with skilled IT workers needed for future development. The university has placed great attention to drawing women into IT. By sponsoring programs such as the Women's Cybersecurity Initiative, we hope to attract more females into this sector. In sum, the overall aim is to encourage more qualified people to choose information technology careers. Developing technical skills among the citizenry is a key element to technological modernization in the Kingdom.....more  

University Rector Inaugurates the Scholarship E-Services

Source: King Khalid University -Media Center His Excellency King Khalid University Rector Prof. Falleh bin Rajallah Al Solami  inaugurated the University Scholarship E-Services system on Tuesday morning, in the presence of the university vice rector of Postgraduate Studies and Scientific Research Prof. Saad Al Amiri and a number of university members and employees.  Through the platform,the Scholarship Department provides new electronic services that allow university Academics the opportunity to apply for scholarship programs according to the university's vision and regulations.          

New e-Services Will Help Expedite the Scientific Council Secretariat’s Transactions

Earlier this week, His Excellency, the Rector of King Khalid University, Prof. Dr. Faleh Bin Raja Allah Al-Solamy, inaugurated a comprehensive range of e-services. In cooperation with the Scientific Council Secretariat, the General Directorate of Information Technology has implemented and staged the launch of e-government services. Because of this, faculty members will substantially benefit from three different services including - but not limited to- the academic file, the promotion system, and merit-based scientific excellence awards. At the beginning of the inauguration ceremony, the Deputy CIO, Mr. Wael Asiri, presented a detailed explanation of the new e-services. In his presentation, he talked about the essential features of the services that will be offered to faculty members. He showed how the academic file service enables a faculty member to organize and store all of their academic information in one convenient location. He also explained how the promotion system service allows the faculty member to submit an e-request, in addition to the ability to measure and assess numerical promotion rates. Moreover, Mr. Asiri showed the attendees how to apply for the scientific excellence awards in its various categories. In his speech, the University Vice-President for Graduate Studies and Scientific Research, Dr. Saad Al-Omari, explained that the e-services developed for the Scientific Council were under the Rector’s guidance. Dr. Al-Omari further added that the Rector stressed the necessity for automating all faculty member e-transactions to reduce the estimated time required when performing related operations. Previously,  a delay would occur in most of the faculty members’ promotion requests. As a result, the new e-service system serves to reduce administrative efforts, increase transparency in procedures, and enable the applicant to manage and track requests. To conclude, Dr. Al-Omari emphasized that the new system will significantly reduce the time it takes to submit promotion and/or excellence requests by creating an integrated academic file for each faculty member that includes a separate area detailing scientific output. At the end of the ceremony, the University Rector directed officials of the Scientific Council Secretariat to immediately begin deployment of the new services at the beginning of the spring semester. Finally, he thanked all those who were involved in this promising project that is a key component in the University's vision and ambition to be a leading university in the regional and global arenas. As a final point, it is worth mentioning that the regulations of the new services passed through a full procedural cycle beginning with the request submission, then passing through the council of the department, the college and the scientific council, and ending with arbitration.