Required Documents

Required Documents for Academic Program Development *

Required Documents for Academic Program Development *

  • The requirements of introducing a new academic program
  • The requirements of introducing a general culture course
  • The requirements of introducing a new course
  • The requirements of approving a textbook for course study
  • The requirements of modifying a course
  • The requirements of dropping a course
  • The requirements of course equivalency
  • The requirements of college admission policy
  • The requirements of modifying conditions of internal and external transfer
  • The requirements of modifying major sheets
  • The requirements to request an accreditation for an academic program from an international accreditation organization

* The Academic Affairs has the right to request additional documents.

The requirements of introducing a new academic program *:

  1. Program title in Arabic and English.
  2. Title of the certificate upon graduation in Arabic and English.
  3. Introduction.
  4. The vision, mission, objectives, and values.
  5. Rationales for introducing the new program.
  6. Major sheets for the suggested program.
  7. Course introduction form (signed and stamped).
  8. Course syllabi.
  9. Courses’ numbering system.
  10. Prerequisites’ scheme
  11. Program timetable over years.
  12. Students’ admission criteria.
  13. Transfer criteria.
  14. Minors for the program(if applicable).
  15. Available financial and human resources to support the program.
  16. The financial and human needs of the college to support the program.
  17. Coordination with related departments and colleges.
  18. Contact related colleges to identify the Interdisciplinarity between the proposed course and other available courses.
  19. Available occupational paths for graduates.
  20. Inclusive study for labor market needs.
  21. Opinion of Deanship of Admission and Registration.
  22. Program referee reports by three external referees nominated by the college.
  23. Minutes of Meetings for the related committees at the department and the department’s council.
  24. Minutes of Meetings for the specialized committee at the college.
  25. College Council approval.

The requirements of introducing a general culture course *:

  1. Rationales.
  2. Minutes of Meetings for the related committees at the department and the department’s council.
  3. Minutes of Meetings for the related committees at the college and college’s council.
  4. General Culture Course Introduction form. (signed and stamp)
  5. Course syllabus.
  6. Available resources at the college to offer the course.
  7. The college’s needs to offer the course.
  8. Opinions of the colleges about listing the course in their major sheets.
  9. Opinion of Deanship of Admission and Registration.
  10. Specification of the class year (batch).
  11. Effective date.

The requirements of introducing a new course *:

  1. Rationales.
  2. Minutes of Meetings for the related committees at the department and the department’s council.
  3. Minutes of Meetings for the related committees at the college and college’s council.
  4. Course Introduction form. (signed and stamp)
  5. Course syllabus.
  6. Opinion of Deanship of Admission and Registration.
  7. Specification of the class year (batch).
  8. Effective date.

The requirements of approving a textbook for course study *:

  1. Rationales and the departments’ need for the textbook.
  2. Minutes of Meetings for the related committees at the department and the department’s council
  3. Minutes of Meetings for the college’s council and related committees especially the curriculum committee.
  4. Detailed syllabus.
  5. A list of the current approved textbooks for the course
  6. A technical report from the concerned committee at college containing the following:
    • The academic quality of the textbook.
    • The editing quality of the textbook.
    • Suitability for the course.
    • Comparison of the textbook with others at the prestigious universities.
  7. Soft copy of the textbook.

The requirements of modifying a course *:

  1. Rationales.
  2. Minutes of Meetings for the related committees at the department and the department’s council.
  3. Minutes of Meetings for the related committees at the college and college’s council.
  4. Course amendment form. (signed and stamped )
  5. Syllabus.
  6. Showing the impact of the modification on the major sheet.
  7. Opinion of Deanship of Admission and Registration.
  8. Specification of the class year (batch).
  9. Effective date.

The requirements of dropping a course *:

  1. Rationales.
  2. Minutes of Meetings for the related committees at the department and the department’s council.
  3. Minutes of Meetings for the related committees at the college.
  4. Drop Course Form. (signed and stamped) 
  5. Syllabus.
  6. A transition plan (conserving the previous batches)
  7. Opinion of Deanship of Admission and Registration.
  8. Specification of the class year (batch).
  9. Effective date.

The requirements of course equivalency *:

  1. Rationales.
  2. Approval of the department’s council and the related committees at the department for the first course and college’s council.
  3. Approval of the related committees at the college for the first course.
  4. Approval of the department’s council and the related committees at the department for the second course and college’s council.
  5. Approval of the related committees at the college for the second course.
  6. Specifying the equivalence direction.
  7. Course Equivalence form. (signed and stamped) 
  8. Syllabus of the first course.
  9. Syllabus of the second course.
  10. Opinion of Deanship of Admission and Registration.
  11. Specification of the class year (batch).
  12. Effective date.

The requirements of college admission policy *:

  1. Reasons for the proposal.
  2. Minutes of Meeting of the college’s council.
  3. Current applicable rules and regulations.
  4. Proposed rules and regulations with detailed explanation of the proposed changes.
  5. Available resources at the college to admit students.
  6. Needs of the college to initiate the proposal.
  7. Opinion of Deanship of Admission and Registration.
  8. Specification of the class year (batch).
  9. Effective date.

The requirements of modifying conditions of internal and external transfer *:

  1. Rationales.
  2. Minutes of Meeting for the college’s council.
  3. Current applicable transfer conditions.
  4. Proposed transfer conditions with detailed explanation of the proposed conditions.
  5. Available resources at the college to admit students.
  6. Needs of the college to initiate the proposal.
  7. Opinion of Deanship of Admission and Registration.
  8. Specification of the class yea (batch).
  9. Effective date.

The requirements of modifying major sheets *:

  1. Rationales.
  2. Minutes of Meetings for the related committees at the department and the college.
  3. Minutes of Meeting for the councils at the department and college.
  4. Current major sheet.
  5. Proposed major sheet with indicating the differences from the current major sheet (using red color for the introduced course, blue for the modified course and green for the dropped course).
  6. Final version of the proposed major sheet.
  7. Course Description Forms for the introduced, modified and dropped courses.
  8. Opinion of Deanship of Admission and Registration.
  9. Specification of the class year (batch).
  10. Effective date.

The requirements of high density courses approval *:

  1. Rationales.
  2. Minutes of Meetings for the related committees at the department and the college.
  3. Minutes of Meeting for the councils at the department and college.
  4. Available resources.
  5. Last two years statistics of registered students at the course.
  6. Syllabus.

The requirements to request an accreditation for an academic program from an international accreditation organization *:

  1. Type of accreditation.
  2. Required budget.
  3. Detailed timetable for agreed due payment dates.
  4. Visiting programs of the college for the accreditation.
  5. Duration to obtain the academic accreditation.
  6. Effectiveness of the academic accreditation.
  7. Requirements for obtaining the academic accreditation.
  8. A list of international and regional universities accredited by the organization.