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Academic Development Department

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Department of Academic Development has been established to develop potentials and skills of faculty members in the fields of academic performance and scientific research according to well-developed plans.

This Department is holding many workshops and training programs per semester according to the annual academic development plans, coping up with the strategic plan of the university, and achieving developments at local and international levels.

The Department is also establishing bases to evaluate performance of faculty members, supervise and follow up process of evaluation. 

Vision & Mission & Objectives


Distinction in training and academic development fields


Participating to enhance the University and reinforcing its academic status by providing training and development programs of faculty members.


1. Identifying training needs and preparing annual training plans.
2. Monitoring and measuring training personnel views and taking the appropriate measures of improvement and development.
3. Regulating debates to exchange experiences among faculty members.
4. Communicating with universities locally and internationally to support academic development plans.
5. Updating and developing various academic policies and measures.
6. Following up the procedure of the academic performance evaluation and submitting reports thereon.

Maha Al Dissi
Director of Academic Development Department
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Hadeel Hiasat
Head of the Training and Development Department
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Units of Academic Development Department
Training and Development Department
Tasks and Responsibilities

•    Sending a form of training needs to the deans to be transferred to the faculty members.
•    Collecting forms to lay out a plan 
•    Plans are set according to the instructions of Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and recommendations of faculty members.
•    Following up the training plan implementation.
•    Selecting trainers and coordinating with them.
•    Following up attendance sheets and disseminating the evaluating forms of the workshop and trainer at the end of each workshop.
•    Preparing forms for the statistical analysis purposes.
•    Mapping out improvement plans according to the results of statistical analysis

Assessment and Follow up Department
Tasks and Responsibilities

•    Following up preparation of course file complying with the international accreditation (course specification, measuring learning outcome of the program, connecting learning outcomes of the course with learning outcomes of the academic program, course report) for all departments and faculties of the University supervised by director of Academic Development and Quality Assurance. 
•    Following up Faculty Members to put an action plan per semester supervised by the Academic Development and Quality Assurance Center.
•    Following up Faculty Members assessment (self-assessment, head of department assessment of faculty member performance, scientific production assessment of faculty member, Colleagues assessment of faculty member performance, dean assessment of faculty member performance, and student assessment of faculty member).
•    Summarizing notes of higher studies students about academic supervision according to the form of higher studies students’ opinion regarding academic supervision 
•    Following up faculties by drawing up improvement plans of learning outcomes according to results of the expected graduates’ evaluation form of program outcomes sent by Department of Academic Development.

List of Training Workshops
Workshop namelecturer
Using the quality matter template  for all coursesDr. Mohammed Nassar
Creating asynchronous content for coursesMrs. Maryam Al-Ghazawi
Managing the flow of the educational processMrs. Maryam Al-Ghazawi
Computerized promotion systemMrs. Doaa Jibril
Flipped learning methods, project-based learning and connected learning - practical applicationDr. Khalil Al-Fayoumi
Dr. Nusayba Al-Sawa
Updates on university regulations and instructionsProf. Dr. Noman Al-Khatib
Building the integrated electronic file for the courseProf. Dr. Khaled Abu Shaera
Dr. Bassam Ghanem
Placement and the National Qualifications FrameworkDr. Sharaf Al-Zoubi
Change management and administrative transformationDr. Amjad Al-Shabbat
Statistical analysis of researchDr. Ahmed Al Baloush
Preparing and supervising university thesesProf. Dr. Ismail Yamin
QS World RankingDr. Hussam Al Hamad
Innovation and Entrepreneurship ManagementDr. Samer Ayasrah
Identifying journals and increasing citationsDr. Mohammad Shihab
Using augmented and virtual reality technologies in educationMrs. Maraim Al Ghazawi
Updating faculty member data in research sitesDr. Ashraf Saleh
Stereotyping examination and Turnitin programProf. Ismail Yamin
Library and database systemsMrs. Hanin Al Otaibi
University Strategic Plan 2023-2028Dr. Hussam Al Hamad
How to give lectures using MS TeamsMr. Osama Abdel Razzaq