To assist the University in continuously improving its academic system by enabling faculty members to reach their ambitions in teaching, and support the University in enhancing its academic programs, facilities and processes to the highest quality standard.

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Events on the topics of academic development offered regularly.

Academic Professional Development Program (APDP)

A structured program enabling faculty members to enhance the quality of teaching and learning.

Peer Consultation in Teaching

Specially-trained peer consultants perform classroom observation and provide confidential feedback.

Learning Management System

Training and support on the learning management system of KFUPM.

Assessment Calendar

The annual calendar of the key milestones of AQAF system.


Valuable suggestions about teaching and other academic activities.


Upcoming Events

TLC | Workshop
Adapting Inquiry-Based Teaching for Your Own Classes
Wed, Jan 19, 2022
07:15 PM - 09:15 PM
LTC | Webinar
Learn a Skill in 30 Minutes: Effective Electronic Hand Grading using OneNote
Mon, Jan 24, 2022
01:30 PM - 02:00 PM
TLC | Workshop
APDP 103: Creating Wicked Students: Redesigning Courses for a Complex World
Wed, Jan 26, 2022
07:15 PM - 09:45 PM
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Dean's Message

The faculty, curricula, policies and facilities are the key components of the academic system of any University. The effectiveness of each of these components directly influences the effectiveness of student learning. The Deanship of Academic Development (DAD) has therefore been established to strengthen the academic system of the university. The deanship is dedicated to providing resources for faculty development, improvement of instructional processes and practices and quality assurance to help achieve the highest standards of teaching and learning at the university.

The activities of the deanship involve events organized for the faculty members, the consultation provided to them for the enhancement of their teaching, documenting academic processes and the promotion of the use of technology in instruction. We strive to mobilize all available resources and look for new avenues for the betterment of the academics at the university. I invite all KFUPM faculty to participate and take the maximum advantage of our efforts to improve the academic standards on campus in our common commitment to the learning of our students.

Dr. Abdulaziz Alaswad

Acting Dean, Academic Development