Faculty of Engineering

Accreditation Support Unit (ASU)

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Substantial knowledge and experience has been gained with regard to accreditation processes undertaken by KAU Engineering executives, faculty, and staff over the years.  The dedication and work required to manage and maintain its elite accreditation status necessitates a highly adept team. To meet this need head-on, the Faculty of Engineering amalgamated all of its previous accreditation operations units, including the Academic Accreditation Unit (AAU), into one, robust unit called the Accreditation Support Unit (ASU).

This unit consists of a group of experienced faculty members who act as facilitators for engineering programs related to their accreditation activities.  It is headed by the Faculty of Engineering Vice Dean for Development, and performs the following duties:

 

1.

Establish a help desk for engineering departments to provide professional guidance, help and support to undertake accreditation preparation activities.

2.

Maintain close coordination with college ‘champions’, departmental accreditation committees, and dedicated faculty members to prepare accreditation documentation.

3.

Prepare agendas and present reports to the Accreditation Executive Committee (AEC) and Accreditation Operational Committee (AOC) on the progress of the accreditation work in the engineering programs assigned to each facilitator.

4.

Seek administrative support from the Accreditation Executive Committee (AEC) to assist the departments in completing their accreditation activities.

5.

Each facilitator will attend all the meetings of the departmental accreditation committee in their assigned programs.

6.

Meet weekly to ensure coordination of the preparation activities in all programs.

 

In addition to the ASU, two committees were created to involve the top, middle and operational management of the college in the accreditation process, namely the Accreditation Operational Committee (AOC) and Accreditation Executive Committee (AEC).

 

Accreditation Operational Committee (AOC)

Headed by Vice Dean for Development and consist of facilitators and department ‘champions’.

 

The duties of this committee are as follows:

 

1.

Hold meetings every two weeks to share experience and review the accreditation work performed by the departments.

2.

Design and hold necessary workshops, seminars, and training activities.

3.

Plan and manage visits of external ABET scholars and evaluators.

4.

Maintain close coordination with the Accreditation Executive Committee (AEC).

5.

Troubleshoot to maintain smooth running of accreditation process and prepare necessary documentation.

 

Accreditation Executive Committee (AEC)

Headed by the Dean and consists of the three Vice Deans, chairmen and ASU members.

 

The duties of this committee are as follows:

 

1.

Provide strategic direction for the entire accreditation process of all engineering programs.

2.

Take decisions on all issues recommended or forwarded by the AOC and ASU in a formal agenda format.

3.

Hold monthly meetings to review the work of the Accreditation Operational Committee (AOC).

4.

Formulate college-level policies in coordination with the top management of King Abdulaziz University (KAU) with regard to ABET accreditation of engineering programs.

5.

Provide financial, technical, administrative and human resources for reaccreditation of engineering programs and to initiate accreditation of new programs.

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