King Khalid University

Tehama Campus Issues COVID-19 PPE to Faculty and Staff

Source: King Khalid University - Media Center   The Department of Operation and Maintenance at the Tehama Campus delivered cloth masks and personal protective equipment (PPE) to faculty and staff, which is designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Tehama Campus Supervisor, Dr. Ahmed Al-Shehri, explained that the initiative is a way to adhere to the instructions and precautions against COVID-19, coinciding with the slogan "Return Carefully". He added this initiative is supervised by His Excellency the University President because he prioritizes the health and safety of the university community. This initiative is within the efforts exerted by the Office of Technical Affairs represented by the Department of Operation and Maintenance. Assistant General Supervisor of the Technical Affairs, Mr. Abdul Rahman Murea, reiterated that humanity is the most precious and valuable resource for any organization therefore maintaining their health is a top priority. He pointed out that the initiative is part of the efforts made by the Office of Technical Affairs to raise the level of its services. Operation and Maintenance Manager, Mr. Metib Al-Shehri, explained that the initiative is an extension to a series of initiatives implemented by the department, which were supported and directed by the campus supervisor and his assistant for technical affairs.  
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The university launched two training workshops in writing papers and theses

Source: king Khaled University- Media Center King Khalid University represented by the Deanship of Graduate Studies, the university launched a training workshop entitled "Common Mistakes in Writing Scientific Theses" presented by Prof. Muhammad bin Yahya Abu Melha, the Professor of Literature and Criticism at College of Humanities. The workshop aimed to identify common mistakes in writing master’s and PHD theses such as: errors in selecting the research subject and in the formulation of the title; errors in the body of research; in documentation; indexing; as well as learning some common language mistakes. the Deanship of Scientific Research launched another workshop entitled "Principles for preparing research papers and publishing" Presented by the Associate Professor at the Mathematics Department and the Vice Dean of Scientific Research, Dr. Zahbah Al-Raiza. the workshop presents scientific basis for writing scientific research from idea to publication. These courses come within the training programs the university offered through "Mubadaroon" program, which targeting to the university students, employees and all society.  
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Complementary Bachelor Degrees Admission Dates Announced

Source:King Khalid University - Media Center The Deanship of Admissions and Registration at King Khalid University is pleased to announce the application requirements for the complementary undergraduate degree. This announcement is applicable to graduates of community colleges to continue undergraduate studies in the 1442 AH fall semester. Dean of Admissions and Registration, Dr. Abdulmohsen Algarni, stated that submission will begin on 24/9/1441 and end on 10/10/1441. Dean Algarni stressed that submissions will only be electronic, but the applicant should attend the written test at the relevant college. He mentioned that the test's date and the mechanism will be announced later. He also noted that no alternative test will be provided if the applicant is absent or late. Dean Algarni added that differentiation between applicants will occur if they get 60% on the placement test. For those who pass, he explained, the compound percentage will be 50% of the placement test and 50% of diploma GPA.
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College of Science to Hold Scientific Meeting on COVID-19

  Source:  King Khalid University - Media Center The College of Science at King Khalid University organized an online scientific meeting titled "The Negative Effects of the Emerging Coronavirus on the Behavior of Individuals and How to Reduce Risks". College of Science Dean, Prof. Ali Abdullah Mohammed Shati, explained that the meeting comes within the framework of educating society about the pandemic and the mechanisms to mitigate risk factors. He noted that the meeting will be presented by Chemistry Department faculty member Dr. Nasser Awad at 10 pm on the 21st of Ramadan 1441 AH.
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University Finalizes Student Support Funds

Source:  King Khalid University - Media Center Represented by the Deanship Student Affairs, King Khalid University finalized the disbursement of student support funds for the 2019-20 period ending on 1 May 2020. The disbursed funds included allowance student support for 176 students, married students' support funds, and additional support funds. Dean of Student Affairs, Chairman of the Student Support Funds Board, Dr. Abdullah Al-Adeed, said that the Deanship of Student Affairs is keen to offer support to serve the well-being of students. Dean Al-Adeed stressed that King Khalid University seeks to create a positive environment for students through the support and guidance of His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy and Vice Rector of Academic Affairs, Dr. Saad Du'ajim.
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The Role of University Endowments and the Economic Fallout of Coronavirus

Source:  King Khalid University - Media Center King Khalid University Rector Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy supervised an online meeting on Tuesday the 19th of Ramadan. The meeting was entitled "The Economic Implications of Coronavirus and the Role of University Endowments". The meeting was delivered by His Eminence Sheikh Saad Al-Muhanna and organized by the King Khalid University Endowment Secretariat as part of the Mobaderoon initiative. Secretary-General of University Endowments, Prof. Omar Al Mushait, explained that the meeting aimed to spread awareness on the important role endowments play in fulfilling and perpetuating the mission of higher education institutions, noting that it will serve as a vital lifeline in reducing the economic repercussions of the Coronavirus pandemic. The meeting targeted members of the Board of Directors, members of the Investment Committee, members of the Standing Committee for Endowments, faculty members, and all endowment representatives of Saudi universities.
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Tehama Campus Continues to Implement Preventive Measures Against Covid-19

Source:  King Khalid University - Media Center In view of the recent developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of Technical Affairs at the Tehama Campus has implemented a contingency plan, which extends to all campuses, in line with the guidelines of national and international health authorities. The contingency plan produced immediate effects on all campuses at King Khalid University. Tehama Campus General Supervisor Assistant, Abdurahman Mureea, explained that the plan was implemented by intensively sterilizing buildings and distributing hand sanitizers to all employees. The task force, under the supervision of Tehama Campus General Supervisor, Dr. Ahmed Atef Al-Shehri, appointed by His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy, contains measures and recommendations for each individual member of the academic community in order to minimize the transmission risks and the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Services and Maintenance Department Director, Meteb Al-Shehri, added that protective measures were also implemented at maintenance staff housing, noting that guidelines stipulating only two people to a room were adhered to. Also, he noted that all compounds where maintenance staff reside are routinely sterilized with access to frequent temperature checks and medical treatment as needed. Director of Medical Clinics at Tehama, Fayez Issa, explained that the outpatient clinics in Tehama have implemented preventive measures by implementing visual sorting points at the clinic entrance and safe pathways for all the patients. Director of the Security and Safety Department, Mohammed Al-Asimi, confirmed that all entrances are now sorting points where whoever enters is examined for Coronavirus for the safety of all. Of note, more than 100 volunteers from the Office of Technical Affairs registered with the Ministry of Health's "Health Volunteer Platform" to help in the Kingdom's frontline battle against COVID-19. You can register in "Health Volunteer Platform" by clicking here.
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Online Workshop Organized by Measurement and Evaluation Center

Source:  King Khalid University - Media Center The Measurement and Evaluation Center at King Khalid University recently organized an online workshop for faculty members. The purpose of the workshop was two‐fold. First, it was to review information related to appropriate assessment methods that accurately measure and evaluate learning outcomes (1) and (2) conceptually explain why course learning outcomes, assessment methods, and teaching strategies should fit and flow together as an integrated learning and teaching process. The first session of the workshop was chaired by Measurement and Evaluation Center Consultant, Dr. Hala Al-Zobair, and began with Measurement and Evaluation Center Head, Dr. Saeed Almueed, giving a talk on how to use SPSS to evaluate course learning outcomes and analyze student performance. Focusing on electronic tests, Dr. Almueed aimed to introduce fundamental SPSS basics and related features after results are exported from Blackboard. He explained that educators need to code raw data, perform quantitative analysis, and interpret results. The second session of the workshop was chaired by Measurement and Evaluation Center Coordinator, Dr. Mona Al-Assal, and began with a talk on the new direction of the Measurement and Evaluation Center and the importance of test banks for our students. It was highlighted that the center's focus has shifted since its inception with adaptability and flexibility to serve the shifting priorities for instructors. The main component of those priorities during the COVID-19 pandemic is the creation of test banks to be used in the achievement test. A call was made to all faculty members to utilize the Measurement and Evaluation Center's services to develop and improve the educational and academic process.
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King Khalid University Journal of Health Sciences Enters International Agreement

Source:  King Khalid University - Media Center The King Khalid University Journal of Health Sciences signed an agreement with Wolters Kluwer Author Services, a leading company specialized in a range of editorial and educational services designed to help with manuscript preparation for publication in professional medical, nursing, and allied health journals. On this occasion, Vice Rector of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research, Prof. Saad Al-Amri, explained that this agreement is an important addition to the university scientific research system and an establishment of a new era where the King Khalid University Journal of Health Sciences (JHS) will implement global standards leading to recognition as an international publication with a high "Impact Factor". Vice Rector Al-Amri added that this agreement is the first of its kind in the university and aims to raise the level of scientific research and publishing to meet the university's goals locally and internationally while serving faculty members and medical students around the globe. Vice Rector Al-Amri also thanked His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy for his support and guidance. He also thanked JHS Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Hussain Al-Mohiy, and his colleagues for their efforts and hard work.
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Rector Extends His Thanks to Leadership for Extending His Term

Source:  King Khalid University - Media Center His Excellency the Rector of King Khalid University, Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, expressed his deep appreciation to His Majesty the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and Crown Prince His Royal Highness Prince Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, may Allah protect them, on the occasion of the royal decree which stipulates the extension of his term for four years, starting on 18/9/1441 AH. Rector Al-Solamy also extended his thanks to Asir Governor, His Royal Highness Prince Turki bin Talal bin Abdulaziz, and His Excellency the Minister of Education, Prof. Hamad bin Mohammaed Al Shaikh, for their interest and attention devoted to King Khalid University. He thanked all faculty members for their efforts, encouraging all to do their best to achieve the Kingdom's 2030 vision. Concluding his statements, Rector Al-Solamy prayed that Allah Almighty will grant him success in working with all faculty members and staff, noting that he aims to benefit both King Khalid University and the nation by embodying the directives of our wise leadership to achieve national plans.
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