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

LTC | Workshop
Introduction to Blackboard LMS
Mon, Feb 20, 2023
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
EEEC | Workshop
Test Item Difficulty and Students’ Ability
Mon, May 08, 2023
01:50 PM - 03:40 PM
AAC | Workshop
Test Event for Testing zoom link
Wed, Jun 21, 2023
10:00 AM - 01:00 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