The CoB Advisory Council Awards are prestigious annual awards granted to CoB faculty and staff with outstanding performance in teaching, research and service. The awards are sponsored by the businesses of five members of CoB Advisory Board.g Below table shows the awards, sponsors and the winners.
|Type of Award Sponsor Winner|
|Outstanding Research Shell Saud Arabia Dr. Rahma Lahyani|
|Outstanding UG Teaching KPMG Saudi Arabia Dr. Thomas Aichner|
|Outstanding Graduate teaching Alfaisaliah Group Dr. Abdulaziz Alwathnani|
|Outstanding Service Faculty Amwal Alkhaleej Dr. Hayfaa Tlaiss|
|Outstanding Service Staff Aljazira Bank Ms. Moneerah Ben-Teni|
The winners are selected by CoB Ad-Hoc committee consisting of five staff and faculty members. The committee goes into a thorough process that specifies the rules of the competition and selection. Each awardee receives a certificate, a trophy and a check for 5000 SAR. Below is a brief on each of the five awards/winners.
Outstanding Research Award
Dr Rahma Lahyani
For producing high quality research published in top tier journals and as a leading author.
Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award
Dr. Thomas Aichner
For using innovative teaching methods such as gamification, sales promotion traps, service management simulations, working with a real client. Dr. Thomas received excellent student feedback for his quality work.
Outstanding MBA Teaching Award
Dr. Abdulaziz Alwathnani
For redesigning a challenging accounting subject in the MBA program and introducing a user-based approach to deliver the subject as opposed to traditional preparer-based approach. This promoted active learning and attracted excellent ratings from students.
Outstanding Service Award (for Faculty)
Dr Hayfaa A.Tlaiss
For outstanding leadership and initiatives, mentoring new colleagues, connecting students to professional organizations, service to the profession, and for internationally recognized scholarly work under Alfaisal affiliation.
Outstanding Service Award (for Staff)
Ms. Moneerah Mutlaq Bin Tani
For demonstrating professional excellence, going beyond the call of duty, active engagement and being a good citizen.
The Ad-Hoc Award Committee consisted of:
Dr. Hayat Khan, Chair,
Ms. Alanoud Alenizi
Dr. Hayfaa Tlaiss, Member
Dr. Mario Ferrer, Member
Dr. Saad Alhoqail, Member
Dr. Bajis Dodin, Dean of College of Business stated ‘’The work of the committee has been open, systematic and very much objective. I hope its process will guide us all in what other committees do’’