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Deanship Of Academic Development And Supportive Studies (DADSS)

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To fulfil Queen Effat Al-Thunayan Al-Saud’s vision for exceptional leaders who lead the future for social change through an excellent literacy program, a unique liberal art program and professional assessment and evaluation.


Committing to a holistic educational experience required for developing aspirational leaders by providing a solid foundation for academic support, language competency and a rigorous assessment system through liberal art education and a life-long learning philosophy.


  1. ​Strengthens Effat University’s presence locally and internationally through effective administration of interdisciplinary academic courses, language skills courses and global partnerships in assessment and evaluation.

  2. Create a supportive environment characterized by integrity and transparency.

  3. Brand DADSS as a center of high quality standards and effective services while pursuing international accreditation and external benchmarking for all its units.

  4. Supports all colleges and departments by providing the foundation for academic and intellectual excellence, through English language, liberal arts and standardized testing services.

  5. Facilitates student development through curricular and extracurricular activities for student development.

  6. Optimize the learning resources and services by collaborating with IT department and Effat Library.

  7. Optimize the effective use of classrooms and equipment available to meet the needs for the project-based learning, and the international examination standards

  8. Enhance our overall financial strength by offering consultancy projects and testing services.

  9. Recruit and retain competent and experienced faculty who are able to add value to the liberal art and English programs while ensuring their continual academic and professional development

  10. To foster active research community that generates publications and discoveries leading to intellectual property.

  11. Support a culture of community service through meaningful collaborations nationally and internationally that support the community and strengthen the University.