Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

Units of the College Vice Deanship for Educational Affairs


- 2019/10/14

Units of the College Vice Deanship for Educational Affairs

The College Vice Deanship for Educational Affairs has various student service units such as the Student Rights Unit and the Academic Guidance Unit. These units increase students' awareness of their academic rights as determined by the university, and how and where these rights can be obtained.

The college applies modern teaching methods, including critical thinking, learning, and effective communication, which help in the preparation of professional pharmacists who have the ability to work in various fields, from community pharmacies to industrial and academic fields. Students' knowledge is assessed using a variety of methods including practical reports, teamwork, oral presentations, and end-of-term exams.

There are eight units under the Vice Deanship of the College for Educational Affairs.

The Vice Deanship for Educational Affairs (Female Section)

It undertakes the work related to the reception of female students when they join the college, and facilitates matters related to the registration, deletion, and addition of courses, coordination of academic schedules, scheduling of classrooms and laboratories, and coordination between the scientific departments and the administration of the college in relation to educational affairs, in addition to everything that would facilitate the task of the student during her studies until her graduation from the college.

Student Affairs Unit

It undertakes the work related to the reception of male students when they join the college, and facilitates matters related to the registration, deletion, and addition of courses, coordination of academic schedules, scheduling of classrooms and laboratories, and coordination between the scientific departments and the administration of the college in relation to educational affairs, in addition to everything that would facilitate the task of the student during his studies until his graduation from the college.

Learning Resources Unit

It is responsible for providing all sources of learning for academic staff, training the staff of the college to keep pace with scientific and technical development in all matters related to research and learning, taking advantage of the available modern methods, and entering the world of quality in this area. It also has a library whose mission is to provide information sources to the college staff through modern electronic means.

Graduates Unit

In order to build an effective communication bridge and continue the constructive relationship with the graduates of the college, the Vice Deanship of the College for Educational Affairs established a unit for the graduates of the college, namely, the Graduates Unit, to communicate with them and to benefit from their experiences and opinions.

Academic Guidance

This unit is interested in guiding the students by assigning each group of students an academic advisor who guides the students and helps them to overcome the difficulties they may encounter during their studies. The academic advisor guides the students to make rational and educational decisions during their years of study at the college. In addition, the experienced academic advisor provides advice to the student in all matters related to the student in different aspects of life.

Student Club

Student activities are one of the most important methods of achieving educational goals. It contributes to the building of personality and the consolidation of the bonds of love and brotherhood in this great country. It also encourages the spirit of honest competition between the students, so the Vice Deanship of the College supports these activities, and organizes and plans them in proportion to their importance and impact on students.

Graduation Research Unit

The unit is responsible for supervising graduate research, which is an annual course for fifth year students over two semesters. It is implemented by many academic staff members at the college. Students are enrolled in this course to improve their communication skills, in addition to the knowledge gained during the program.

Student Advisory Board

The Student Advisory Board recognizes the importance of student participation and involvement in the decision-making process, and seeks to consult with and obtain feedback from its students. This takes place through regular meetings with elected student representatives, appointing student representatives to college decision-making bodies, and a variety of consultation and feedback mechanisms with the student body. Consultation with students will be sought whenever possible concerning those matters deemed to have a direct impact on students and in those matters in which trustees express a need for student opinions.

Students are welcome to attend both board meetings and meetings of the standing committees in the college. The board provides one representative (and one alternate) for all standing committees. The students prepare the board agenda items which are deemed to be of particular interest to students and about which trustees express a need for student opinions.

 

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