KHC Group CEO and KIC President Prof. Nabil El Kadhi led the Fall general assembly to set a strategic directive for KIC’s way forward and outline a roadmap to excellence.
The roadmap is based on six strategic pillars centric to academic excellence, new program development, collaboration and partnerships, service excellence, marketing and enrollment, and financial sustainability in line with KIC’s mission to deliver applied learning and job market trends.
One of the prominent themes in the roadmap to excellence was related to Market Ready Graduates. KIC wants to further develop the notion of KIC students and job readiness upon graduation. The plan envisions embedding professional certifications within the structure of current programs and establishing an innovative incubator to leverage the creative and entrepreneurial minds of KIC students to enable the inclusion of industrial and governmental partners. Such a move will augment KIC’s promise of hands-on learning.
KIC delivery formats will cater to the emerging needs to learn anywhere, anytime, and on any device. Uberized KIC services would address this trend by leveraging existing digital infrastructure such as PeopleSoft, MS Teams, and the Student Service portal. Usage of fully equipped tablets will be championed to provide instant access to all available services.
The college will also work on strengthening offered degrees via international and local recognition and accreditation. This will be done by pursuing Abet and ACBSP accreditations and THE ranking. KIC also plans to introduce a new range of Bachelor and Associate degree programs, in health sciences, business, and mass communication.
Future activities will be also driven by KIC’s will to give back to society and contribute to the development of local communities. The CSSE (Corporate Sale and Social Engagement) program underpins open certified training and workshops and education camps that offer courses at preferential rates.
Internally, KIC will also work on frameworks that will enhance its operations and future sustainability. These include competency-based framework, incentive schemes, the development of comprehensive policies, and diversification initiatives.
Some of these initiatives are already taking place. Speaking of incentive schemes, during the general assembly, Prof. El Kadhi recognized the efforts of several faculty members who were properly incentivized and appointed for new roles in appreciation of their performance.