His Excellency said that the program provides the target group with a comprehensive care in all the educational, psychological and social aspects in order to overcome difficulties and facilitate the best ways to achieve the educational objectives and educational goals.
In addition, Dr. Alkolibi stated that the program stresses on turning the academic guidance into a steady program based on the foundations of a firm and clear rules governing the work and determining the methods of practice and subjecting to evaluation and continuous development for the advanced level of quality. There is an academic curriculum registered for the students in each semester called "academic guidance," and continues with the student until graduation when the students is supposed to complete the eight academic curriculum (from 001 to 008 the most). The requirements of this academic curriculum are different from the rest of the other curricula as there is no calculated hours and the results are not included in the rate because the results are limited to (pass / no pass), but the student cannot graduate without completion of those academic curricula except for some exceptions approved by the College Board.
The student has to attend at least four courses per semester, organized by the Academic Guidance Unit to pass the curriculum. The courses are carefully crafted and organised to cope with the students needs and interests, and focus on providing practical skills that can be applied in life invested in personality composition, (One of these sessions: "time management"; "anger control"; "how to take rapid and accurate notes"; "making summaries"; "speed-reading" ; "critical reading" ; "How to write a book review"; "How to prepare a report"; "establishing a successful communication"; "How to control intolerance"; "How to adapt with the environment"; "a creative way to solve problems"; "win your case"; "you must succeed"; "five practical step for making a success plan"; "set your goal"; "learning smart questions"; "Watch your language in order to win the round"; "writing an effective message"; "three steps to overcome the boredom"; "towards emotional balance"; "How to build confidence ?"... etc.).
The Unit comprises three major programs to achieve its objectives. There is an office concerned with providing educational services which is supervised by Dr. Mohammed Nasser Al-Shehri (from the Department of Arabic Language). The second office is the office of students’ recruitment, supervised by Dr. Abdulaziz Al Hurra (from the Department of Geography), and uses a number of students. This Office works to provide the jobs available on campus. The third office is the Psychological Social Consultation Office which is concerned with the social and psychological aspects in terms of care, diagnosis and treatment, and supervised by Dr.. Abdulaziz Al-Braithen (Department of Social Studies).
These three offices will support the of role the academic guide; there are number of workers in each section with an appropriate range of students, who guide them academically and learn them with regulations and follow-up their choices of courses and curricula to provide them with the necessary advice. The guide serves as a direct reference to the student during his study. All the academic guides were subjected to an intensive academic course held this semester and attracted the professional trainers from Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Spain. This course designed scientifically-codified bag prepared by a team from the University of Indiana, United States of America, Kuwait University, Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University, and arbitrated by a commission from both the University of Pennsylvania in America, and the University of Mutah, Jordan.
The Unit has been prepared by some publications in the form of booklets, such as: "the moral covenant of the indicative work," and "Student Guide" and "sessions, panels and workshops." The Unit has a web site linked to the faculty’s site which is: www.adab2.com In the site, there is information about the communication with the students. The site intends to provide courses and lectures and facilitate access to them. It is also planned to provide the site with the indicative information needed by college students.