PSU

Teaching Award

The Award

Prince Sultan University will bestow one President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching per academic year. In addition, each college will have an opportunity to have a member receive a PSU award for outstanding teaching --a maximum of 6 awards can be granted. Each winner will receive a crystal apple and certificate. The overall winner of The President’s Award will receive a cash prize of 25,000 SAR.

President's Award Winners

Faculty Name College
Award Year
Dr. Tahani Al Safadi Deanship of Educational Services
2018/2019
Dr. Hala Dalbani College of Humanities
2017/2018
Ms. Jalilah Zouhair College of Computer & Information Sciences
2016/2017
Dr. Anis Koubaa College of Computer & Information Sciences
2015/2016
Dr. Orchida Fayez College of Humanities
2014/2015


Teaching Award Winners

Faculty Name College
Award Year
Dr. Ghafoon Al Yami College of Law
2018/2019
Dr. Jolly Sahni College of Business Administration
2018/2019
Dr. Mohammad Zarour College of Computer Information and Sciences
2018/2019
Dr. Tahani Al Safadi Deanship of Educational Services
2018/2019
Dr. Walaa Metwally College of Engineering
2018/2019
Dr. Kamaleddin Abudiyah Deanship of Educational Services
2017/2018
Ms. Misbah Saboohi College of Law
2017/2018
Dr. Basit Qureshi College of Computer and Information Sciences
2017/2018
Dr. Normawati Non College of Business Administration
2017/2018
Dr. Ali AlMatouq College of Engineering
2017/2018
Mr. Saghir Muneer College of Law
2016/2017
Mr. Ihab Shawish Deanship of Educational Services
2016/2017
Dr. Mourad Rizk College of Engineering
2016/2017
Mr. Mohammed Mfarrej College of Engineering
2015/2016
Dr. Mohammed Hanif College of Business Administration
2015/2016
Dr. Nadia Kathim College of Law
2015/2016
Ms. Arooj Al Yasawi Deanship of Educational Services
2015/2016
Ms. Nafeesah Sunghar College of Humanities
2015/2016
Dr. Fatimata Ly College of Business Administration
2014/2015
Ms. Misbah Saboohi College of Law
2014/2015
Ms. Ishrat Khan College of Computer and Information Sciences
2014/2015
Dr. Aiman Mukheimer Deanship of Educational Services
2014/2015
Ms. Karen Salahuddin ENG – PYP
2014/2015

Guidelines

Eligibility

Candidates for the President award must be full-time teachers at Prince Sultan University and must have completed a minimum of three consecutive years’ of teaching at PSU. Furthermore, applicants must be at the rank of Language instructor or higher.

Candidacy

Candidates are accepted by nomination or by applying on one’s behalf. To nominate someone, you must be from one of these constituencies:

  • Full-time faculty member
  • Student (either current or alumnae)
  • Dean, Vice Dean, Director, or Chairperson
  • Admin staff

Selection Criteria

Nominees are selected using a set of criteria, including, but not limited to, these general areas:
  • Teaching effectiveness and creativity.
  • Impact on and availability for students.
  • Subject mastery, research, and scholarship.
  • Contributions to curriculum and advancement of teaching; evidence of workshops & other activities.
  • Effective use of technology to enhance instruction.

First Winner word

My Teacher Award Experience

By Dr. Orchida

Having to say a few words at that amazing moment when your name is announced as the winner of the Rector’s Distinguished Teaching Award is one of the challenges where even the most eloquent of orators would fall short of words. In my case, the most spontaneous, definitely unprepared response was to attribute this profound success to the profound support that I had enjoyed during my years at Prince Sultan University. I still affirm that to win such an award, all I did was to embrace our unique culture of continuous growth in a way that promotes an interdisciplinary view of higher education. Upon reflection, my role as a teacher converges with prospects of professional development, quality enhancement, extracurricular activities, and certainly research into unexpected domains. For this to happen, it is crucial to have a community of practice that nurtures development and progress through team spirit, genuine advice, and the comforting encouragement of true friendship. As for now, the real question becomes whether winning the award was the end of my achievements. The answer, in short, is that I am currently the Director of the University Level English Department (CW), teacher trainer/mentor for the Higher Education Teaching Certificate, leader of the Literary and Digital Studies in Humanities research group and continue to be nominated every year by students for the best teacher award. I am entirely committed to the community of practice within my department, college, and University, but the highlight of my career remains to be the first winner of The Rector’s Distinguished Teaching Award!


Conferral Of Award

President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching and the PSU Awards for Outstanding Teaching shall be formally conferred at the annual year-end gathering of Prince Sultan University faculty and staff or the opening address at the beginning of the academic year.