Orientation Week for New Bachelor Students for the First Semester of the Academic Year 2023\2024

Saudi Electronic University is pleased to welcome the new students at the orientation week.

Starting from Sunday, August 20, 2023 , until Thursday, August 24, 2023.

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During COVID-19, a number of prominent international studies found that the research productivity of female academics had been negatively affected. Based on this and the desire to support female academic faculty and students to develop their research capacity and skills, the "WEmpower" Research Accelerator Program was launched, with the support of the Deanship of Scientific Research and the Saudi Electronic University Leadership. The initiative is in alignment with the drive to both empower women and build capacity in research development and productivity in the Kingdom, as part of the Vision 2030.   


Objectives of the "WEmpower" program at the Saudi Electronic University: 

  • Support scientific research activities by female academics and postgraduate students, using the multiple educational and technological components at the Saudi Electronic University. 
  • Create aspace for female academic faculty and postgraduate students to develop their research ideas and skills, network, share their research challenges and develop innovative solutions.  
  • Increase the productivity of valuable scientific research by female academic faculty and postgraduate students.
  • Enhanceresearch cooperation and collaboration opportunities between female academic faculty and postgraduate students and create women's research groups. 
  • Facilitateparticipation in scientific research activity and utilization of the digital platforms at the University. 
  • Enhance the quality of research training andskills development and facilitate the building of a robust knowledge economy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 


Target Audience All female academic faculty and postgraduate students at the Saudi Electronic University
Dates 15 to 24 August 2021 (Morning and Evening Sessions – See Program Schedule)
Language English
Cost Free
Registration   Targeted  groups will be added to a  Blackboard space automatically
It can be accessed via the link here 


Program General Topics:  

  • Academic Research and Writing. 
  • Literature Review. 
  • Research Methodology and Methods. 
  • Software Tools. 
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Research.  
  • Publishing in Scientific Journals. 


Session Skill Levels: 

  • Beginner Research Concepts and Skills (B) 
  • Intermediate: Suitable for All Skill Levels (A) 
  • Advanced Research Skills (E) 


Women’s Research Accelerator Program

Interactive Webinars Session Overview Level
The Importance of Scientific Research and the Role of Women in Building the knowledge Economy The importance of scientific research to achieve developmental, knowledge and economic goals towards the Vision 2030 of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the critical role of women in academia in achieving this Vision A
Understanding Research Ethics: Why, What, How? The importance of maintaining ethical conduct in research, understanding ethical requirements, and applying and obtaining necessary approvals A
Learning About Academic Promotion and Its Conditions Learn about the details and conditions for scientific research you are required to meet to qualify for academic promotion A
Submitting Proposals to Obtain Financial Support for Research Learn about the best practices and recommendations on formulating proposals and applying for funding grants for research B
Working on Research as Part of a Team: Professional Tasks and Responsibilities How to work effectively, professionally, and responsibly as part of a team to increase the chances of success in your work and research career A
Innovative Research Ideas and Developing Your Proposal The value of imagination and innovation in generating research concepts and ideas and how to formulate a strong research proposal, clarifying your objectives and selecting appropriate methods and ensuring feasibility of your project A
Critical Analysis in Research and Writing Your Discussion How to present your findings and be able to critically analyse and communicate this in your writing effectively, comparing various styles and pros and cons of each A
Tips for Academic Writing Practical tips for starting to write and maintaining your drive and motivation, avoiding stalling or writer’s block, and how to improve your environment and writing productivity A
Searching Scientific Databases on the Saudi Digital Library (SDL) How to search through the scientific databases on the Saudi Digital Library (SDL) efficiently and improve the quality of your research work A
How to Structure a Strong Literature Review Get to know the basics of designing and structuring a strong literature review, from finding previous research in the area, identifying relationships or patterns, strengths and weaknesses, gaps in the research and conflicting evidence A
Using Software Programs for Academic Writing: RefWorks Learn about the features of RefWorks that can help you in the writing process A
Using Software Programs for Academic Writing: Latex Learn about the features of Latex that can help you in the writing process A
Types of Literature Reviews Common types of literature reviews such as traditional or narrative reviews, systematic reviews, scoping reviews, meta-analyses, to identify the differences between them and selecting the appropriate type for your research project A
Understanding Research Methodology Understanding different research methodologies and the difference between methodology and methods and how to select what is appropriate for your research idea B
Using Mixed Methods in Research Understanding the nature of the mixed methods research, its foundations and designs, mechanisms of data collection, analysis, and interpretation, writing methods and evaluating for this type of research A
Getting to Know Different Statistical Analysis Programs Getting to know the various statistical analysis software programs such as SPSS, EViews, Stata, JMP, Minitab 18. R Studio…and how to select the most appropriate for your research A
Using Matlab and Mathematical Modelling for Research Learn the methods of using the program to analyze data and design models and algorithms E
Using Microsoft Programs to Produce Research Learn about features in Microsoft Programs that can support you in conducting research such as Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Teams, SharePoint, Forms, One Drive and others A
Qualitative Research for Beginners Introduction to Qualitative Data Analysis, Coding, Identifying Data Patterns and managing your project B
Tips and Tricks for Transcribing Interviews Practical advice for transcription, levels of verbatim, options for software, preparing transcripts to import into software for analysis B
Issues in Qualitative Research Dedicated session to discuss issues in qualitative research from design to analysis and writing A
Skills in Qualitative Research Skills in quantitative research: planning and scheduling, maintaining accurate records, selecting programs and software to ensuring academic rigour and other issues E
Introduction to NVIVO and Data Management How to create a new project in NVIVO and import data. Create and use folders and memos for your data and begin coding B
A Review of Coding Techniques and Analytic Processes in NVIVO 2020 How to begin coding your data and using skills for the program including auto-coding B
Multimedia Data and Integrations in NVIVO Simple and effective techniques to increase the value of your research work. What to add to them and how to use them either electronically or paper-based A
Results Visualisation and Reporting with NVIVO How to use the text query functions in the program and look for word or phrase frequencies in your data, and using the visualisation tools on your findings with some pro tips E
Using Basic Statistical Measures Basics of quantitative analysis, hypotheses, independent and dependent variables, levels of measurement and descriptive statistics B
Statistical Testing Methods Understanding when to use different statistical tests such as t-tests, ANOVA, correlations, regression, non-parametric statistics A
Tips for Quantitative Analysis Learning tips on how to enter, save, code and clean data in preparation for analysis, selecting appropriate programs, and working with statistical advisory or support A
Test Your Statistical Knowledge Interactive discussion where research scenarios are presented, and appropriate statistical methods are discussed E
SPSS Introduction Get to know how to use basic features in SPSS for your data analysis including data entry from Excel B
SPSS Going Further This session provides intermediate level skills in variable and file manipulations, working with multiple response data, merging files and SPSS syntax A
Running Complex Analyses Using SPSS How to run commonly used statistical tests in SPSS such as descriptive statistics, ANOVA, Correlations and Chi-Square, and tips on interpretations and writing up A
Reporting and Generating Charts and Graphs in SPSS This session will go into details on reporting features in SPSS, and how to create different types of charts and graphs using your data to effectively visualise your findings E
Motivation and Inspiration Panel Meet these Expert Researchers and Benefit from their Experience A
Selecting Scientific Journals for Research Publication Learn how to identify the quality of the journals you are considering for publishing your research and the requirements of the entity you are affiliated with A
Tips on Submitting for Publication: Preparing Your Manuscript According to Journal Requirements Practical tips on formatting your manuscript according to journal requirements from authors to increase your chances of acceptance for publication E
Understanding Journal Rankings and Impact Factors Learn more about understanding journal rankings and associated impact factors A


Masterclasse Session Overview Level
Masterclass in Academic Writing Skills Learn skills to support in your development as a strong academic writer, from goal setting to scheduling for productivity, finding your voice in your writing, and managing research writing tools A
Masterclass in Referencing and Citation This session will provide a refresher on the importance of referencing and citation in research, and how to do so accurately using various styles APA, MLA, IEEE A
Masterclass on Meta-Analysis This session will provide a deep dive into the methods of meta-analysis, and how to statistically assess multiple studies that address the same question E
Masterclass on Survey Design Understand the fundamentals of designing high-impact surveys for research, selecting questions with relevance and their types for ease of analysis and the principles of validity and reliability to ensure robustness of your findings A


Individual Coaching and Mentoring Sessions (Limited Slots) Slots
Individual Sessions with a Research Productivity Coach Discuss your research proposal or ongoing research project with a qualified research productivity coach for advice, support and guidance for 15-30 mins 12
Individual Sessions with an Expert in Academic Promotions Discuss your research work or application for promotion with an expert for advice, support and guidance for 15-30 mins 4
Individual Session with an Academic Writing Expert Discuss your research writing with an expert for advice, support and guidance for 15-30 mins 12
Individual Session with a Research Innovation Expert Discuss your research ideas with an expert for advice, support and guidance for 15-30 mins 4
Individual Session with an Expert in Meta-Analysis Discuss your work or your interest in the methods of meta-analysis with an expert for advice, support and guidance for 15-30 min 4
Individual Session with an Expert in Research Methodology Discuss your research proposal or ongoing research project with an expert in Research Methodology for advice, support and guidance for 15-30 mins 4
Individual Session with an Expert in Qualitative Research Discuss your research proposal or ongoing research project with an expert in Qualitative Research for advice, support and guidance for 15-30 mins 4
Individual Session with an Expert in the Quantitative Analysis Discuss your research proposal or ongoing research project with an expert in Qualitative Analysis for advice and support and guidance for 15-30 mins 4
SPSS Individual Session with an Expert in SPSS Discuss your research proposal or ongoing research project with an expert in SPSS for advice and support and guidance for 15-30 mins 4


Free Writing Sessions Slots
Are you looking for uninterrupted time to write or work on part of your research? Join these sessions where we write together… no chatting or discussions these sessions are hosted by a timekeeper 30



To download the sessions schedule , click here




Prof. Ghada Abdulaziz Bin Saif

Ghada Bin Saif is a Professor and Consultant of Dermatology and Hair Disorders specialist at King Saud University. She attained Hair Disorders Fellowship from Wake Forest University school of medicine, USA. She has held many health care and academic leadership posts including: Vice Rector for Health Affairs and General Director of Heath care services at Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University, and Vice Rector for Female Students Affairs at King Saud University. She has been a member in numerous boards and committees. Prof. Bin saif received many honors and awards including the North American Hair Research Society mentorship award, USA, 2011. She maintains a steady record of publications in the fields of Dermatology and Hair Disorders. In addition, she has been a speaker in many national and international events and conferences.

Prof. Hend S. Al-Khalifa

Hend S. Al-Khalifa is a Full Professor with the Information Technology Department, King Saud University and the head of iWAN research group. She is also a prolific researcher with an H-index of 31 and a publication record of over 170 research papers in workshops, international conferences and high-impact ISI journals. Hend has been a principal investigator and co-investigator on over 10 research grants. She also serves as a member of the Editorial Board of journal of King Saud University - Computer and Information Sciences (Q1 journal) (since 2012) and a program committee member of many national and international NLP conferences including NAACL-HLT, EMNLP, WANLP, ACLing, and OSACT. Prof. Al-Khalifa's research interests include Arabic NLP, Semantic Web, HCI and computers for people with special needs.

Prof. Sinaa Al Aqeel

Dr. Sinaa Alaqeel earned her M.S.c and her Ph.D. from the University of Manchester, the United Kingdom. She is currently a full professor at the Department of Clinical Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy at King Saud University. She has held different leadership positions and her academic activities include numerous committees within the school and the university. Her research focuses on medicines optimisation through the safe use of medicines, improved adherence, and effective pharmacist-led patient counselling. She has a special interest in advocating the need for the application of economic evaluation evidence to health policy decision-making in Saudi Arabia. Alaqeel has co-authored several papers on higher education policy.

Dr. Abdulaziz Turki Almaktoom

Dr. Abdulaziz T. Almaktoom is an Associate Professor in the Department of Supply Chain Management at Effat University in Jeddah. He earned his PhD in Industrial Engineering from Wichita State University in the USA. Dr Almaktoom is a certified supply chain analysist, and certified LEAN Six Sigma Green Belt. He has won many national and international awards and has published more than 30 journal and conference papers, and his research interests include supply chain management and logistics, optimization under uncertainty, reliability-based robust design optimization, facilities Planning, Industrial Ergonomics and Safety, Decision and Data Analysis, Renewable Energy, and Sustainability. He is a reviewer in different international journals and a member of IIE, IEOM, INFORMS, CSCMP, ASQ, and ISCEA.

Dr. May AlNbaheen

Dr. May AlNbaheen is Associate Professor in the College of Health Sciences and the Saudi Electronic University Vice President of Female Student Affairs. She has previously been a member of several scientific committees including the Scientific Council. She is an accomplished researcher with multiple prestigious publications in peer reviewed journals and a strong advocate for women's leadership in academia.

Dr. Maysaa Mohamed Al Qurashi

Dr. Maysaa AlQurashi is an Associate Professor of Mathematics, with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. She has a PhD focused in Analysis from King Saud University and over 60 publications in prestigious scientific journals. Her research spans multiple fields of Mathematics and Analysis such as: Theory of Operator Algebras and Harmonic Analysis. Recently, her research has been in the area of applied mathematics and biological mathematics.

Dr. Raniyah Wazirali

Dr. Raniyah Wazirali is an assistant professor at the Saudi Electronic University who loves teaching and developing cutting-edge cryptography, steganography, intrusion detection and their intersection with different disciplines for high impact applications. Currently, she is working on IoT and smart person identification algorithms, focusing particularly on machine learning and optimization, with a willingness to implement them in the context of solving various combinatorial problems. She has developed various new models and published in a number of high-impact journals and IEEE peer-reviewed conferences. As a mentor, speaker, coach and author, Dr. Raniyah supports women to step into their power, thrive in their careers and be authentic leaders that make a difference.

Dr. Haya S. Zedan Dr. Haya Zedan is an assistant professor and the Vice Dean for Graduate Studies and Scientific Research in the College of Health Sciences at the Saudi Electronic University. She writes and conducts research in the areas of women's leadership in academia and healthcare, maternal mental health and wellness. She is the Head of the University Academic Advising Program and the Head of the Committee for the WEmpower Women's Research Accelerator Program. She mentors and supervises multiple faculty and students, providing academic research, and career productivity coaching and guidance, especially for women and mothers in academic settings.

Dr. Hadeel Alkofide

Hadeel Alkofide, MSs, PhD, is an assistant Professor at the Clinical Pharmacy Department, King Saud University. In addition, she works as a consultant for the Saudi Food and Drug Administration (SFDA). Dr. Alkofide has received her PhD degree in Clinical and Translational Sciences from Tufts University, United States. Dr. Alkofide’s primary areas of research interests include evidence-based methods for a variety of clinical topics and multiple treatment comparison, and meta-epidemiological studies. Dr. Alkofide’s research has focused on cardiovascular medicine and has worked on the use of various clinical biomarkers for the prediction of cardiovascular outcomes and as potential treatment targets.

Dr. Eiman Yahya Kurdi

Dr. Eiman Kurdi, Assistant Provost at Dar Al Hekma University. Her research interests are related to fields of Media, Communication and Culture.

Dr. Mashael Mothabet Albaidani

Dr. Mashael is a highly motivated, experienced educator, passionate and innovative research mathematician. She is an expert in extracting and communicating insights.

Dr. Ebtesam Abbas Elsayed

Dr. Ebtesam El-Sayed is an Assistant professor in the Public Health Department at the College of Health Sciences, Saudi Electronic University. She has wide experience supervising postgraduate students and is a member of multiple scientific committees. She has strong experience in health services research and quantitative analysis.
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Dr. Norah Ahmed Al-Malki

Dr. Norah Al-Malki is an Assistant professor of English and Head of the Development and Quality Assurance Dept. in the Deanship of E-learning and Distance Education at King Abdulaziz University. Her research interests include: Digital Humanities, the use of artifical intelligence applications in literary reading and analysis, e-learning, game design, and learning analytics.

Dr. Saja Hamid Almazrou

Saja Almazrou received her Doctorate of Philosophy degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences with a focus on Health Economics and Health Services Evaluation from the University of Nottingham in 2018. She is currently working as an assistant professor in clinical pharmacy department at King Saud University. Saja has authored and co-authored several peer-reviewed publications and presented her research at national and international conferences.Her research interests include health economics, pharmacy and evidence-based practices.

Dr. Abeer Alyami

Abeer Alyami is an Assistant Professor in the English Language Institute (ELI) at University of Jeddah. She did her undergraduate studies in Linguistics and Literature in 2004. She completed her Master's degree in 2015, and her PhD in Linguistics and TESOL in 2020 from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. She has been teaching English in the ELI for over 5 years. She has attended many workshops, seminars, conferences in Saudi Arabia and abroad. Her research interests include language learning anxiety, professional development, reflective practices, and teacher autonomy, all of which require creative thinking.

Dr. Marwah Mohammad Almasri

Dr. Marwah Almasri is a computer science expert, researcher, and reviewer. She has more than twenty publications in international journals and conferences in the field of autonomous mobile robots, wireless sensor networks, computer networks, cloud computing, blockchain, IoT, and data fusion. She has received many awards from various international honor societies such as Upsilon Pi Epsilon and Phi Kappa Phi. Currently, Dr. Marwah works as Dean of Graduate Studies, and Scientific Council Secretary at Saudi Electronic University.

Dr Sonda Elloumi

Dr. Sonda Elloumi is an Assistant professor of Quantitative Methods at the College of Science and Theoretical Studies at Saudi Electronic University. She was promoted to the position of Associate Professor at the University of Sfax in 2017. Dr. Sonda Elloumi has 15 years of teaching experience in Quantitative Methods and Statistics. Her research is mainly focused on the application of quantitative methods to promote sustainable development. Particularly, her interest is oriented toward mathematical programming, artificial intelligence tools, and real-world OR problems. Dr Sonda Elloumi has multiple scientific ISI publications. Most of them are Q1.

Dr. Rabab Ahmed Hashem

Dr. Rabab Hashem is an Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics at College of Languages and Translation at the University of Jeddah. She is interested in training and development for academic staff and students who wish to strengthen their research skills and produce high-quality research adhering to international publication standards.

Dr. Reem Al-Samiri

Dr. Reem Al-Samiri is an assistant professor of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at the University of Jeddah. She holds both master’s and doctorate degrees in Curriculum and Instruction of TESOL from the University of Kansas, USA, as well as a Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) from the University of Cambridge, UK. During her doctoral studies, she was selected by the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society for her academic excellence and received first place in graduate student research at the doctoral stage. In addition to that, she created a graduate-level course for master's students in the TESOL program at an American university on the subject of evaluating language learners. Her research interests include theories of learning and teaching languages, developing academic writing, and developing academic research skills.

Dr. Lama Sameer Khoshaim

Dr. Lama Khoshaim is an Assistant Professor in the E-Commerce Department in the College of Finance and Administration at the Saudi Electronic University, and the head of the Curriculum and Programs Unit. Her research focuses on information dissemination and social media communication under the realm of e-commerce. She received her PhD in Interdisciplinary studies from Dalhousie university focusing on information management and computer science disciplines. She received her MEC degree in e-commerce from Dalhousie university.

Dr. Salmeh Abdelhafiz Al Mutlak

Dr. Salameh Al-Mutlak is currently Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at the Saudi Electronic University in Riyadh. She worked at the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) for twenty-three years in the Research Department (1992-2015) as Head of the Macroeconometric Modeling Division. She has taught at several universities and institutes including the University of Jordan. She worked in Public Administration Institute in the field of teaching and training in Riyadh (2009-2011). She worked in Ministry of Social Development. She participated in many official missions such as committees, seminars, workshops and conferences at the local and international level, especially on the topics of statistical work and economic and social statistics, including national accounts and balance of payments statistics, financial and monetary statistics, labor statistics, gender, poverty and other areas of development. She has participated in many other statistical missions as a statistical expert in the regional workshops on the GSBPM. She has participated in training both locally and internationally, such as training on national income accounts and quantitative methods financial analysis and methods of scientific research using SPSS software, economic analysis and forecasting using Eviews. She is a member of the National Committee for the Construction of Models of the General Balance of the Jordanian Economy, and a member of the Project for Scenarios for Jordan 2030. She holds an honorary doctorate from the International Talents University for her cultural and scientific role and her social and voluntary initiatives as a model for distinguished Arab women.

Dr. Aesha Mohammad Najem

Dr. Aesha is Head of the Basic Sciences Department at the Saudi Electronic University. She has a PhD in Statistics and an MA in Mathematics from the University of Durham, UK, and MA in Financial Management from Middlesex University in London. She is interested in the field of information reliability and operations research.

Dr. Farida Adnan Larry

'Dr. Farida is an Assistant Professor in Special Education and Psychology of Special Needs. She has professional expertise in interpretive qualitative approaches to data analysis, with a particular focus on critical discourse analysis and related methods.

Dr. Dalal Omar Alabbasi

Dr. Dalal Alabbasi is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Education Department at Dar AlHekma university. She has a PhD from the University of Manchester and is an Educational Consultant. Her research interests are in educational technology, online learning, female experiences in education and qualitative research.

Ms. Rania Mohammad Felemban

Ms. Rania Felemban has over 14 years of experience, nine of which are in the clinical research field. She earned a master's degree in Clinical Research from Eastern Michigan University in the USA. She is a certified member of the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA) and an accredited me+mber of the Return on Investment Institute (ROI). Also, she has her intellectual work featured in a book, journals, and other social media. She is currently working as the Director of Clinical Research at King Abdullah Medical City and the Manager of Research and Development at Naqaa Solutions for Environmental Services. Ms. Felemban is an experienced presenter leading groups to present virtual and interactive clinical research topics to enhance the research culture, orient concerned parties, train research teams, and guide those with challenges in research compliance. Her critical assets are clinical research, research administration, presenting, project management, proposal writing, strategic planning, and team building.

Ms. Amal Awad Alhassani

Ms. Amal has been working as a head of Innovation Awareness department in the Executive Administration of Research and Innovation (KAMC). She earned a BA in Health Administration and an Executive Master of Business Administration. She is certified in the field of innovation and excellence as an EFESO-Healthcare Innovation Professional. She is also an AIPMM-Certified Innovation Leader (CIL®) and a KAQA-Certified Internal Assessor. In addition, she is certified in facilitation as IAF- Certified Endorsed Facilitator (EFTM). She participated as an expert in national hackathons, such as 360 Hackathon with Tabadul Company and Health Entrepreneurship Hackathon with Makkah Chamber. In addition, she supervised one of Makkah's talent projects that is qualified for the final phase of the Ebdah Olympics 2019. Finally, she trained more than 3000 innovators over the past five years. She has an interest in design thinking, customer experience, and content marketing.


WEmpower is designed for you, to provide a space for you to develop your research abilities, skills and confidence.

If you have any questions, please email us at: wempower@seu.edu.sa