To develop professional programs that support both faculty and administrative staff roles and improve their performance.
Identify the areas or aspects of improving the performance and ensuring its achievement.
To develop professional sessions aimed at providing practical usage of new skills and knowledge in line with the perspective of learning.
To apply updated professional programs based on experience and consistent with the vision and mission of the university within the specialization
To Evaluate programs and ensure that they meet the goals of the University.
To Generalize the experiences that are distinctive between different colleges, departments, units, and centers.
Share the distinguished experiences or good practices among different colleges, departments, units, and centers.
Professional development areas:
Effective education and learning
Modern teaching methods and eLearning
Develop scientific research skills
Specialized practical and professional knowledge
Identify professional needs for professional development Implementation Responsibility: College Deans and Human Resources Unit Manager
The Coordinator of the Professional Development Unit sends the form (PD2020-18.A) at the beginning of the new year to define the areas for professional developments sessions.
The College Deans / Director of Human Resources determines the needs and aspects of professional development and the proposals submitted by the members and they are approved based on:
The goals of Al Falah University.
Local and global accreditation requirements
Evaluation of faculty members
The Dean / Director of Human Resources determines the participants at the college level or unit leave.
All needs and aspects of professional development and proposals shall be submitted by the coordinator of the Professional Development Unit to the President of the University for approval.
The requirements and aspects of training would be circulated to the deans of colleges and the Human resources department.
(2) Preparing the Plan of Professional Development Program and Plan Implementation Responsibility: College Deans, academic staff and Human Resources Unit Manager. The Professional development coordinator prepares a professional development plan according to the needs of the colleges / departments / units after coordination with the faculty then coordinator would define and announce the timing, session duration and participants. For administrative staff program coordinator will plan as per Human Resources unit recommendations.
(3)Procedures for organizing the professional development program
Prior to the session the Professional development coordinator will comminute Human Resources unit for approvals.
After approval the coordinator announces the date, time and requirements of the online professional development activity using (MS teams) platform.
The documentation office send an online circulation for the target audience /distribute invitations to those involved in attending the program, and also address all concerned with the organization of the event in coordination with the coordinator.
The Coordinator ask the presenter to indicate the title and the expected outcomes of the program.
The Professional Development Program presence form (PD2020-12.a) is distributed at the beginning of the program to the attendees to sign the form to demonstrate attendance and to the coordinator /can be relied on e-attendance at the e-meetings
The Professional Development Program presence Assessment form (PD2020-4.E) is submitted electronically at the end of the program
At the end of the program, the lecturer receives a certificate/ an e-certificate of appreciation for his fruitful efforts and encouraging him to introduce more professional development programs.
The professional development program is recorded for documentation purposes and as a reference for the target audience
Annual Evaluation of Professional Development Programs and Preparation of the Final Report.
The coordinator receives the Professional Development Program evaluation forms (PD2020-4. E)
The Coordinator analyzes the sample data, shows the results, and preparing the final report for all the professional development program.
The Coordinator submits the report with the required forms for the president.
The President shall approval the report after its presentation to the Council, which shall be discussed and transformed into a college and a copy into the unit of quality assurance and institutional effectiveness. QA&IEC will evaluate the results and the score for each faculty would reflect in his/her evaluation form.
The coordinator would submit a requisition suggested by the colleges/units to the Human Resource unit.
Human Resources unit will forward it to the Finance for final approval.
Procedures for collaboration and agreement with third parties to implement the professional development program Faculty members participate in professional development programs / courses organized outside the university (at least 1 program per academic year) according to the following conditions:
That the program / course has clear goals and are consistent with the goals of the university and the goals of professional development at the university.
That a faculty member can gain new skills in his specialization.
That the faculty member receives a certificate stating his type of participation and delivers a copy of the certificates attached to the form (PD2020-19. A) to the college secretariat
If the previous conditions are met, the following procedures are carried out:
At the end of each semester, the college secretariat sends the form (PD2020-19.A) with attached certificates electronically to the coordinator for discussion and submits it to the university president for approval.
The coordinator submits the approval decision to the Dean of the College
Procedures for Cooperation and Agreement with Partners to Implement the Development Program Professional Implementation Responsibility: Professional Development Coordinator
Cooperation with partners to implement professional development programs is carried out in the following cases:
Desire to seek the help of high-quality expertise.
Desire to expand cooperation with universities, institutes, and international centers.
If a new technology has been introduced to the university and a specialist is needed.
If there is no one available at the university to implement the professional development program.
The coordinator addresses the partner and follows up with it all requirements and arrangements.
The coordinator submits a proposal to the President of the University that includes all the required information about the agency and the program provider in addition to the expected cost for obtaining approval.
After obtaining the approval of the President of the University, contact is made with the entity intending to cooperate with it to complete the procedures and request approvals from the concerned authorities.
In the event of obtaining the approvals and arrangement from the concerned authorities, a date will be set for the program and announced.
These programs are dealt with for planning and evaluation purposes in accordance with the procedures followed in this policy