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King Faisal University

College of Science

The committee is responsible for the following tasks:

  • 1- Establishing a database for classrooms, laboratories, equipment, tools, and materials in the college, providing a report on their current status, and assessing the availability of eco-friendly alternatives for some devices and materials.

  • 2- Coordinating with departments to standardize specifications of shared-purpose devices, ensuring compatibility with the building's electrical capacity and optimizing usage efficiency concerning the number of users.

  • 3- Develop an electronic user guide for laboratory facilities (devices, tools, chemical material descriptions) in both Arabic and English, collaborating with the central laboratories' administration by providing them with a copy.

  • 4- Providing faculty members with templates and guidelines for laboratory equipment procurement requests.

  • 5- Reallocating devices and transferring responsibilities between departments in case of departmental restructuring to serve the needs of the updated structure. Coordinating with the central laboratory administration by supplying them with updates.

  • 6- Review purchase requests for devices from college departments, offering suitable recommendations to the college dean based on available capabilities in various college laboratories. Ensuring no duplication in purchasing available laboratory devices and coordinating among departments to utilize available devices at the college level. Ensuring equipment compliance with environmental safety standards (appropriate electrical voltage for the building, no emission of radiation, noise, or toxic chemical waste during operation) in coordination with the central laboratory administration.

  • 7- Studying and recommending the possibility of replacing some existing laboratory equipment with energy-efficient and environmentally safer alternatives.

  • 8- Supervising the dissemination of a safety culture and workplace safety measures in laboratories, including spill control tools for chemicals, fire safety, checking electrical wiring connections, and ensuring overall safety.

  • 9- Coordinating to provide recycling containers and establishing a recycling mechanism for recyclable waste.

  • 10- Coordinating to provide indoor trees (with suitable specifications for indoor lighting) in corridors to improve air quality in colleges, overseeing their care and preservation.

  • 11- Evaluating laboratory capabilities, scientific equipment, and providing assessment results to the development committee, ensuring quality assurance when preparing the college's self-study. Coordinating with the central laboratory administration regarding:

    • Compliance with environmental sustainability requirements (energy consumption, presence of environmentally harmful waste resulting from operations).

  • Alignment with academic department curricula requirements and the college's research interests.

12- Ensuring that college departments comply with written and clear safety requirements in their laboratories.

13- Ensuring that all analytical procedures and laboratory methods are documented in standardized forms at the college level, including:

  • Analysis or method name.

  • Laboratory location for conducting the analysis or method and its identification number.

  • Devices and materials used in the analysis, specifying material types and associated risks.

  • Description of the analysis, including potential risks if any, related to conducting such analysis.

  • Necessary precautions for conducting the analysis.

  • Disposal method for chemicals used and resulting materials from the analysis.

14- Proposing a mechanism for distributing the college's budget and allocations to different departments considering student numbers in each department and available facilities in different departmental laboratories.

  • 15- Recommending adjustments in support allocations for certain departments based on committee data, considering the number of offered courses, laboratory sessions, and training needs.

  • 16- Evaluating the budget provided by the university administration, assessing its alignment with academic department curricula requirements, the college's research interests, and providing evaluation results to the development committee to ensure quality assurance when preparing the college's self-study.

Studying matters referred by the college dean to the committee, expressing opinions, and making necessary recommendations.