Curriculum and Quality Assurance (CQA)

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The deputyship was formed in 2012 (1433 H) to promote and maintain quality in all college activities associated with education and training. It is our strategic mission to make JIC the center of excellence for quality education and training. In pursuit of this, we have set up four units in the deputyship namely Curriculum (CU), Academic Accreditation (AAU), Professional Development (PDU), and Statistics and Information (SIU) units, which are broadly encompassing our work on quality.


Through the links shown on this webpage, you will be able to know the role and objectives of each unit along with the contact information for each unit.


To empower the college with quality control tools and quality assurance measures in its bid to become the preferred seat of technical education and training in the country.


The primary role of the C&QA deputyship is to reinforce and enhance quality culture in the college on all matters which concern the formal instruction of the college including curriculum, functions that impact the quality of students’ learning outcome and services that support the process of teaching and learning.


Dr. Anwer Al-Zahrani 
Deputy, Curriculum and Quality Assurance

Curriculum Unit
Role of the Unit

Curriculum Unit is one of the college's pivotal units. It provides 3rd party advisory and consultancy services to the educational departments and the College Management for the development, revision, implementation and evaluation of all award-bearing programs of the college. In addition, it manages and directs the process of preparing, developing and assessing the new and existing academic programs by collaborating with all educational departments.



Objectives of the Unit


To oversee the implementation across the college of the organization's strategy for quality assurance on new and existing educational programs vis-à-vis curriculum and teaching, including procedures to ensure that:

  1. all award bearing programs of study are subject to periodic monitoring and review in accordance with the requirements of the organisation;
  2. arrangements for external examiners are securely in place, and appropriate action is promptly taken where necessary to address issues raised in external examiner's reports;
  3. a proactive role in promoting and improving quality in curriculum design and implementation is pursued.
Academic Accreditation Unit
Role of the Unit

Provide national and international recognition to the college programs by engaging accreditation bodies of repute.

Objectives of the Unit

Its main objectives are to:

  1. Draw strategies for Academic Accreditation.
  2. Prepare the college programs for national and international accreditation.
  3. Promote the culture of accreditation in the college community.
  4. Provide the college with the necessary infrastructure and tools that support accreditation activities.
  5. Establish expertise in the local and international accreditation.


Professional Development Unit

Jubail Industrial College is committed to providing high quality, highly relevant professional development for all the staff. This occurs via the Professional Development Unit; through the efforts of all departments and as a part of management of individual courses under the direction of the course directors.

The Professional development unit works in collaboration with all educational and administrative departments. In preparing departmental and individual development to addresses key concerns in staff and corrective measures are taken such as in-house training, external training, seminars, presentations, attending conferences and technical exchange meetings.

Objectives of the Unit:
  1. Attain organizational excellence through professional development.
  2. Create a professional development culture that encourages collaboration, knowledge sharing, and teamwork through taking part in different professional development activities.
  3. Promote professional development plans for all faculty and staff members that would inspire workplace best practices.
  4. Identify faculty and staff needs pertaining to professional development on a regular basis.
  5. Define areas of research and interest of all faculty members to encourage participation in various professional development programs.
  6. Align all professional development activities to the strategic initiatives, management requirements and teachers' needs.


Responsibilities of the Unit:


  1. Analyze professional development needs of all faculty and staff members.
  2. Design professional development plans by the beginning of each year based on the needs of faculty and staff members.
  3. Develop proper channels of communication with potential presenters and speakers.
  4. Implement planned professional development events taking into consideration coordination with relevant parties sector-wide.
  5. Evaluate each event comprehensively upon receiving feedback from all concerned parties.
  6. Submit a report to the Deputy in regards the professional development activities conducted.
  7. Coordinate and collaborate with potential educational and professional bodies.
  8. Fulfil academic and professional needs and interests of all JIC staff in specific, and the region in general.
  9. Support staff career planning.
  10. Work on any other assigned task(s) required or suggested by the Deputy of Curriculum and Quality Assurance.
Statistics and Information Unit
Role of the Unit

Support the various decisions of the management, academic departments and other agencies of the college via creation of an information base, and preparing diagnostic statistics and reports.

Objectives of the Unit

Its main objectives are to:

  1. Develop and operate a statistical system which provides a comprehensive range of statistical products and services to meet the information needs of the college management.
  2. Develop appropriate methods for the collection, processing and dissemination of statistics on students, alumni, faculty, award bearing programs, industrial training services, and the job market, which are timely and relevant.
Contact Information

Tel:  +966 (13) 340-2276
Fax: +966 (13) 341-1258

Dr. Anwer S. Al-Zahrani 

Deputy, Curriculum and Quality Assurance