On the Path of Academic Accreditation: An Outline of a Two-Phase Plan
This paper presents an outline of a two-phase plan that may be pursued at Nawroz University (NZU) ‘on the path of academic accreditation’. The foundation for the plan is a first phase involving raising awareness and gradually implementing institutional effectiveness (IE) enhancement activities. The activities include the initiation of an outcome based education (OBE) approach in a number of undergraduate programs, culminating at the preparation of program self-assessment reports (SARs) to be submitted for internal and external reviews. A logframe involving the main purposes of the proposed first phase is presented. Based on the progress made during the first phase, a tentative second phase plan is presented to be considered further for processes towards academic accreditation at program and/or institution level(s) in the year(s) that follow.
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