Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

Vice-Deanship for Educational and Development Affairs


- 2018/02/12
Overview:
The Vice-Deanship for Educational and Development Affairs is the authority through which the enforcement of regulations and rules is supervised, development policies are drawn and the plans for promoting the academic work and the qualification of graduates, who will take part in the advancement of our great country, are drawn. There are a number of specialized committees and units that carry out specific roles that all aim at realizing the Faculty vision of reaching the highest rankings.
 
Responsibilities:
First: Educational Affairs:
1- Supervising the enforcement of the University regulations as to admission and transfer conditions;
2- Supervising educational affairs concerning preparing study and exam schedules, excuses and study deferment requests, listing and delisting, lists of students banned from attending exams, graduates list and certificates of equivalency;
3- Supervising student activities committee and contacting the concerned authorities to provide the financial support for out of class activities;
4- Activating academic guidance and assigning an academic guide for each student to help him through the difficulties he might face in the beginning of his educational process or during his study;
5- Continuously updating the study plans to cope with the fast-paced developments in the computer field;
6- Using different evaluation methods to evaluate staff performance and make suggestions to correct any defects to promote the output of the Faculty;
7- Urging members to use the latest technologies and e-learning methods; and
8- Supervising facilities of the Faculty; halls, labs and supporting services, and following up the maintenance of these facilities.
 
Second: Development Affairs:
1- Drawing development plans and strategies and establishing the quality concept;
2- Removing obstacles that may hinder the execution of development programs and providing solutions for different problems;
3- Forming specialized committees for carrying out specific tasks, supervising their performance and receiving the quarterly reports from the head of each committee and filing them to the Dean;
4- Supervising the quality, academic accreditation and development committees and following up the plans drawn for getting and renewing the academic accreditation;
5- Communicating with training authorities inside and outside the University for organizing courses and workshops for staff and students to improve their performance and enhance their skills;
6- Communicating with public and private institutions and involving them in evaluating the curricula and policies of the Faculty to guarantee that our graduates meet the requirements of the labor market;
7- Supervising updating and developing the website of the Faculty to be the interface of the scientific departments, programs and activities of the Faculty; and
8- Preparing the annual reports of the Faculty and sending them to the competent authorities after its approval by the Dean.




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