Full Relief from Teaching
- The joint supervision graduate students can request full relief from teaching during the study period of her PhD, provided that the relief period does not exceed three semesters (either consecutive or intermittent). A fourth semester may be added while the thesis is being written. The mechanism for that request is as follows:
- The student submits a request for relief from her teaching load, supported by her supervisors’ recommendation, to the General Supervisor of the Joint Supervision Graduate Program.
- The General Supervisor refers the request to the college Vice-Dean for Graduate Studies and Scientific Research who in turn refers it to the Department Council.
- After obtaining the Department Council’s approval of the student’s request for full relief from teaching, the department notifies the college Vice-Dean for Graduate Studies and Scientific Research.
- The college Vice-Dean for Graduate Studies and Scientific Research refers the directive issued by the Department Council to the General Supervisor who in turn refers it to the Permanent Committee of the Joint Supervision Graduate Program for Female Students.
- The General Supervisor of the Joint Supervision Graduate Program notifies the student of the decision made by the Permanent Committee of the Joint Supervision Graduate Program for Female Students. It is then referred to the college Vice-Dean for Graduate Studies and Scientific Research, who notifies the college. Subsequently a copy has to be sent to the Dean of the Women’s Campus.
- The student must prepare a detailed report on her progress during the period of her relief from teaching and submit it to the Joint Supervision Committee.
- The thesis must be written in the official language approved by the external university. An extended abstract in Arabic must be provided as well.
- The student consents to return all the tools and equipment entrusted to her to upon the completion of her study. The Program Administration has every right to take appropriate disciplinary action if the student does not return them
- The student consents to work at KAU after graduation for a period equal to the duration of her study; each part of a study year is considered a full study year, otherwise the student consents to reimburse KAU with the amount of money spent by KAU to finance her education.
- The student consents to adhere to the decisions and recommendations of both the department and the Permanent Committee of the Joint Supervision Graduate Program for Female Students.