With the aim of measuring the academic performance indicator in the educational process and the overall assessment procedures, Dr. Muhammad bin Ahmad Fouad, Vice-Dean for Quality and Academic Development at the College of Health Sciences in Al-Lith, inaugurated two workshops entitled, “JAAS” and “JAAS Forms.” The event was held at the Computer Practical Training Room in the College’s headquarters. It was attended by Dr. Nayef Al-Mutairy (Vice-Dean for Hospital Affairs), Dr. Hassan Al-Siddiq (Vice-Dean for Postgraduate Studies and Scientific Research), Dr. Abdullah Saqqa (Head of the Crisis and Disaster Management Department), Dr. Muhannad Kalkutawy (Head of the Medical Secretariat Department), Mr. Ahmad As-Sayyed (Head of Public Relations), as well as a number of staff members and committee heads in the College.
The workshops were presented by Dr. Taher Jamaluddin, Member of the Training and Development Unit at the Deanship of Information Technology in Umm Al-Qura University (UQU). He demonstrated the usage principles and rules of “JAAS Program” and “JAAS Forms” in filling out the descriptions and reports of programs and courses according to the models approved by the National Commission for Academic Accreditation and Assessment (NCAAA).
In this context, Dr. Muhammad Fouad said that the College worked according to the vision of UQU to take all measures to ensure a developmental movement that encompassed all its internal operations and outputs. Therefore, and believing in their significance to support the College’s developmental movement and achieve the desired ambitions, Dr. Tareq bin Abdullah Ahmad Dhafar, Dean of the College, paid a great attention towards such measures. In addition and with the guidance of Allah, the College has been exerting great efforts to achieve harmony and integration between the two closely-associated systems of quality and development.
Within the same framework, Dr. Faleh bin Saud Al-Yazidy, Head of the Department of Public Health, confirmed that the College worked to reinforce quality and sustainable development for performance distinction. He also stressed that it was concerned with the provision of all support and adoption of all initiatives that aimed to promote the values of quality, efficiency and effectiveness in learning and education. He added that it sought to become one of the leading colleges in UQU which were academically approved by the accredited authorities locally and externally.
In turn, Dr. Tareq Dhafar hailed the great role and effort of all the College’s vice-deans, department heads, sub-committee supervisors, and supporting unit managers. He also pointed out that quality assurance was an essential part of the development of educational institutions. In other words, colleges and the like are committed to the application of local and international accreditation standards in order to keep pace with education and competition policies in the era of globalization. Therefore, quality procedures and applications were no longer an option but became a significant necessity for the continuity of excellence among different colleges and universities. Thus, the College of Health Sciences in Al-Lith, represented in all its vice-deanships and supporting units, sought to develop and apply quality to enhance the efficiency of staff and ensure the quality of academic programs’ outputs. Moreover, the College was concerned with the provision of all necessary standards for evaluation of educational outputs, and with quality control by setting the guaranteed standards and principles. Besides, the College paid great attention to measuring performance and satisfaction indicators of staff members and students, taking advantage of the international quality standards that enabled the College’s programs to be accredited by the pioneering prestigious scientific bodies.
This was followed by the distribution of training certificates of the workshops by the College’s Vice-Deanship for Quality and Academic Development. It is worth mentioning that the workshops witnessed interaction in presentation and scientific and practical experiments to apply performance indicators.