Source: King Khalid University_ Media Center
King Khalid University announced the mechanism of learning during the first semester of 1442 AH all degrees. These mechanisms is to be implemented when the first semester begins, freshmen students and committees and boards meetings. In addition to, the attendance of faculty members to University headquarters, mid-term exams and final exams.
The University explained, teaching would be online for the first seven weeks starting form 11th of Muharram. The grades obtained by the students in each course, and the semester and cumulative average would be calculated according to the rules and regulations of the University. The whole situation would be evaluated after five weeks, the method of teaching would determined afterwards according to changes and developments. Then the colleges would be informed.
In relation to the scientific, field and collaborative training and medical internship courses, as well as postgraduate studies, the University specified mechanisms to organize them. These mechanisms include delivering the theoretical courses, and the theoretical part of practical, applied or clinical courses, through e-learning; according to the terms and conditions approved by the University’s Supreme Committee Supervising E-learning work.
For the safety of University members and students there has been measures to avoid violating social distancing. So, in need of going to the University campus for the practical or clinical courses, equipped labs and simulation programs can be used. The protective measures approved by the Committees must be followed inside the University and out, and the percentage of students attending the collage must be 50%. The Departments teaching practical or clinical courses must divide the academic levels in the collage into two groups. The first groups starts with the theoretical part in the third week, mad the second on the fourth week. Then it would be followed with giving lectures online two weeks, and so on. During the practical courses the sections must be divided into groups according to the lab, faculty members and student must follow infection prevention procedures (wearing masks and social distancing). The collages is to decide the lecture’s period, and the collage counsel is to decide the practical courses which need to be online.
As for field and collaborative training and medical intern students, the student is to perform them according to the regulations. The collages must coordinate with the training entities in order to n order to achieve the learning outcomes for each activity, and ensure that all health precautions are taken.
All the procedures and regulations related to the educational process are followed in the postgraduate programs. The collages and Department counsels and postgraduate studies counsel is to organize the necessary arrangements the courses, evaluation and thesis defending in person if possible while adhering to the precautions. Keeping in mind that the comprehensive examination is to be attended.
The mechanism also included making sure there is no conflict between the theoretical and practical activities. It also stressed on the importance of organizing the theoretical, and practical and clinical lectures. It needs to be announced before the semester begins.
The University explained, the collages must prepare a plane for freeman students attendance in the first two weeks, making sure they do not exceed 50% of the total daily. In addition to preparing a BlackBoard training program for them so they can have a smooth and easy start. The University pointed, faculty members must follow all the recommended measures while being in the campus, these recommended measures come from health entities and the University.
As for councils and committees meetings, the University stated they would be held as usual following all the precautions, and they can also be held online according to the health conditions.
The University specified its mechanisms on evaluations, mid-term and final examination, and the calculating the points procedures. Collage and Departments Councils are to spiffy the assignments and mid-term quizzes which could be evaluated either in person or through the administration of e-learning. Evaluating final examination for general courses, computer sciences introductory corses, affiliation courses and intensive English skills would not require attending to the campus. It would be through online tests and, it need to bc completed before finishing them in the 15th week.
The final exam of the rest of the course require attending to the campus while keeping in mind the protective measures These measures need to be respected by University members and students everywhere in campus.
King Khalid University confirmed, the mechanisms are governed by the health conditions. It pointed the precautions need to be followed, till the reason for them is no longer a threat, and what is to be received from the Ministry of Education and relative uthorities at the University.