مدير جامعة الطائف: اعتمدنا تطوير 47 برنامجاً أكاديمياً مطوراً لمواكبة رؤية 20302019-02-24
11 June 2017
Taif University President Dr. Husam bin Abdul Wahhab Zaman announced the launch of one of the most important steps to activate Saudi Vision 2030 in the field of education, which aims to "bridge the gap between the outputs of education and the requirements of the labor market." This step was materialized on Sunday 11 June 2017 by a University Council decision approving the transformation of 47 advanced academic programs per the Programmatic Transformation Project (PTP).
PTP is the largest TU development initiative. More than 300 academics have participated in several stages to ensure the quality of the programs and their academic and skill suitability to the requirements of this critical juncture in order to achieve the objectives of Vision 2030.
In the details of the decision, TU President explained that the academic programs developed will be applied in 12 colleges of the University (science, health, and humanities), effective at the beginning of the academic year 2017/2018.
Dr. Zaman said, "The adoption of the advanced academic programs reflects not only the desire of administrators and faculty members in various disciplines at Taif University not to stagnate in their academic programs and curricula, but also their relentless efforts towards change and continuous development in accordance with Saudi Vision 2030 and the National Transformation Program 2020.
TU President revealed that many of the programs overhauled by the development procedures have never been developed and even have been taught for many years before the University was founded in 2004!”
Dr. Zaman stressed the University's commitment to actualize the provisions of Saudi Vision 2030 and the National Transformation Program 2020, both of which aim at leveraging education in the national economy and making investment in the knowledge economy one of the pillars of the national economy.
An informed source described the decision of TU Council to adopt the developed academic programs as a "turning point" for Taif University, for many considerations, the most prominent of which is that the transformation of such a large number of programs at once represents a significant development leap in the academic field. He also noted that the adoption by TU Council of the developed academic programs is the culmination of TU achievements since the launch of the Taif-University-We-Want initiative before Ramadan of last year.
During the past academic year, TU took several important measures, including restructuring the university's vice-presidencies and reducing them from six to four. The University Council recently approved the transformation and restructuring of six colleges to actualize their strategic plan. The restructuring of the six colleges included the restructuring of the College of Finance and Administration and transforming it into the College of Business Administration, restructuring the College of Design and Home Economics and transforming it into the College of Design and Applied Arts, restructuring the College of Education within the joint cooperation project between TU and UNESCO’s Regional Center, not to mention restructuring the colleges of TU branch campuses in Al-Khurma and Taraba, which were transformed into colleges of science and humanities. In addition, implementing the restructuring of the so-called Preparatory Year will start next year.
During the past academic year, TU adopted several decisions to enable a large number of young people to lead administrative posts and development projects in various vice-presidencies, deanships, and colleges of the University, based on the efficiency criterion. By appointing Dr. Dalal Namangani as Dean of the College of Medicine, based on the criteria of merit as well as scientific and practical competence, TU also took the lead in appointing the first woman to serve as the dean of a college that has faculty members and students of both sexes in Saudi Arabia. This appointment is in line with the orientation of Saudi Vision 2030 to empower women in the labor market, promote their role in the public and private sectors, and empower them professionally.