Frequently Asked Questions

There is a drop-down list in the description card, which from you can identify the appropriate type of activity you want to introduce.
Beneficiary group/s represent the individuals (men, women and children) who benefited from the activities/services/research/studies or community sustainable projects.
No, the services offered to employees of Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University (faculty member / administrative staff / students) whether from the same college or not, are not considered community service.
When you complete and send the description card, the Social Responsibility Bank system will automatically notify your immediate supervisor through their account in the platform. In their account, your request will be displayed under "staff requests" tab (whether he/she is the department head or vice dean), according to what is listed in the E-Service of the Deanship of Faculty and Personnel Affairs data.
You must update your personal profile at the E-Services System and inform your immediate supervisor to accept your information update. Later, you should receive an e-mail to inform you that your information has been successfully updated.
It is agreed between them to provide single department's name in the description card under the " activity owner" box, and include the remaining participating parties under "partners inside the university" box, then document the hours of each participant in the quantitative report box in the close report.
Points are calculated for the one who registered the (activity/service/project) description card, and the participants will have their participation hours documented in their own profile as participants. Therefore, it is important to agree in advance on whom shall submit in the Social Responsibility Bank platform, because it entails a trade-off of the highest record of hours spent on social responsibility.
No, but there are other platforms in the interactive community service electronic gate at Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University which concerns community partnerships, and other platform that concerns community services, which from, external sectors can have the opportunity to request services from the University according to available resources. For more information, Please visit:
Yes, it is possible. However, they need to acquire another email address associated with the department they are assigned with. Furthermore, if they experience a problem due to lack of administrative reference within the Electronic Services System of deanship of faculty and personnel affairs, then they need to update the immediate supervisor data in their E-service account.
Yes, it can be entered through the quantitative report box in the close report, in which the coordinator documents each student's participation hours. it will also be documented as volunteer hours and will be displayed in Al-Atta National Bank platform, providing that these students must have registered at Al-Atta National Bank.
There is often a confusion between Social Responsibility and volunteering. However, the differentiation between social responsibility and volunteer work are rooted from what was stated in the Holy Quran: البقرة 158" وَمَن تَطَوَّعَ خَيْرًا فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ شَاكِرٌ عَلِيمٌ" "And if any one obeyeth his own impulse to good, be sure that Allah is He Who recogniseth and knoweth" and what the messenger peace be upon him has said"All of you are shepherds and each of you is responsible for his flock" . Therefore, Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University assumed responsibilities to develop and disseminate the concept of social responsibility with full commitment to its values and principles to achieve the social, economic and environmental dimensions that benefit the community. the University institutionalized the concept of social responsibility based on the universities three functions, teaching and Learning, Scientific Research and Community Service. The university also reinforced the general framework to activate the social responsibility through flexible and efficient ways according to deliberate plans to incorporate as much as possible of community- based projects and activities, seeking to shift from the traditional pedagogy and education to the modern and progressive methods of teaching and learning that adopts new concepts and encourage the involvement of the university staff within the community, aiming to reach a knowledge based society. The Social Responsibility concept at Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University is framed as zakat of university towards the community (zakat is an obligatory payment made annually under Islamic law) to exercise sustained set of principles and values that serve society and achieve social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainable development; to develop the general framework of sustainability via the main functions of the universities, within the available resources. Therefore, Social Responsibility is a community activity that are prepaid within the monthly salary of the employee, and carrying it out satisfies the demand of obtaining academic accreditation from the national Authority for assessment and accreditation. As for the concept of volunteer work at Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University , it is more like Sadaqa of the university which is a charitable giving from the university to the community. Volunteer work is a positive value for the construction of a good citizen and protruding signs of community development. Volunteerism crystallizes its concept about voluntary practices for a set of values and principles that serve the community by motivated personal and non-mandatory output from the internal sense of responsibility, altruism initiative, sacrifice of time, effort and money to third parties. Volunteer work is often a community activity without reward.
Example of community responsibility: is to provide "learning difficulties" lecture for primary schools after having the formal correspondences taken place between both parties. additionally, this lecture must be registered and granted the immediate supervisor approval in Social Responsibility Bank. It should be noted that this community service has been prepaid within the monthly salary because community service is one of the three functions that staff were employed to carry out for the university. Thus, staff has no right to ask for financial compensations. Example of volunteer work: Work on a survey study of mosques to come up with a report about the needs of the mosques and suggestions on how to secure a funder to meet those needs. It should be noted that this service is not an official assignment by the university but rather, offered free of charge through one's personal commitment and internal sense of responsibility.
* Represents the activities emanating from the academic courses. * Which requires work and participation from all students of the division / one course, in a way that meets their educational attainment and develops their scientific and educational skills and abilities and thus achieves the objectives of the curriculum. * It is included in calculating the students' score as part of the continuous assessment process. *These activities are directed to the outside community of non-university employees inside or outside the university premises, such as applied projects, performing tasks for students, visits and field tours *This outlet is for faculty members and the like, lecturers and teaching assistants only. *Note: The listed curricular activities must be closed before adopting the course results, due to the link of the outlet in the student records system.
* Represented in extra-curricular activities closely related to student activities, and which fall within the interests of students. * Participation is not mandatory for all students of one division/course. *Does not fall within the continuous evaluation scores. *These activities are directed to serve the outside community of non-university employees inside or outside the university premises, such as religious, cultural, artistic, specialized, and general sports activities. *These activities may be related to the activities of the Deanship of Student Affairs or student activities in faculties, and faculty members and members of the administrative staff can participate in them. *Note: The listed curricular activities must be closed before adopting the course results, due to the link of the outlet in the student records system.
* Represented in specialized postgraduate studies (Masters - PhD) related to the three axes of sustainable development (economy - environment - society) that search for solutions to existing problems or that keep pace with science and technology events, requirements of national development plans, and international quality standards.
* Represented in scientific events related to the interests and specializations of the concerned departments and colleges (promotions research for faculty members), which directly serve the development and service of society, address its issues, solve its problems and bring benefit to it.
It consists of a set of interrelated processes (needs investigation, planning, determining the required procedures and implementation mechanism, follow-up and review of work, data monitoring, evaluation and improvement stage). * Achieving clear interim goals with indicators based on benchmarks and reference standards, pouring into one of the three areas of development to serve the community, (economy, environment, society) *Specific to a long time frame and financial budget. * It is characterized by the existence of a fixed organizational structure that emphasizes utilitarian and financial sustainability and works to overcome the avoidance of expected risks () such as projects at the level of colleges, deanships. *May be with community companies with different sectors (governmental, private, and charitable).
* They are the services provided by the various university authorities of their own free will (faculties with their various academic programs, supporting deanships, university hospitals, research centers and institutes) or as services required from external parties, such as schools or public education institutions, the private sector, charities and non-profit institutions. * Which serve the community of non-university employees inside or outside the university premises. * Such as training courses and workshops, specialized lectures and others, exhibitions, community awareness campaigns, consultations, and activities of social media channels.
It opens after the expiry date of the implementation and is closed two weeks after the opening
1. An activity close report is available the next day after the activity is done as stated in the description card. 2. In case the implementation period of the activity stated in the description card, for example, is a “Month” and starts today; the activity close report will only be available after the activity is implemented, by the end of the month. 3. In case there is a request for financial funding, an activity close report will only be available after you get the Deanship of Community Service and Sustainable Development’s response of approval or rejection of funding, therefore, you are kindly requested to follow up your submission with the Deanship.