On the Path of Academic Accreditation: An Outline of a Two-Phase Plan

  • Mohammed A. Shallal Scientific Research and Development Centre, Nawroz University, Duhok, Kurdistan Region – F.R. Iraq

Abstract

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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Author Biography

Mohammed A. Shallal, Scientific Research and Development Centre, Nawroz University, Duhok, Kurdistan Region – F.R. Iraq
Mohammed A. Shallal has a PhD in Electronic Engineering and is Consultant of Nawroz University President for Academic Accreditation  

 

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Published
2017-08-16
How to Cite
SHALLAL, Mohammed A.. On the Path of Academic Accreditation: An Outline of a Two-Phase Plan. Academic Journal of Nawroz University, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 3, p. 64-70, aug. 2017. ISSN 2520-789X. Available at: <http://journals.nawroz.edu.krd/index.php/ajnu/article/view/81>. Date accessed: 03 apr. 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.25007/ajnu.v6n3a81.
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