Accreditation Director - Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University

Accreditation Director - Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University...

• Develop, implement, and oversee the processes and systems that support the University's local and international accreditation, to include the Academic Program Review process.
• Preparation of documents for accreditation submissions; this will involve close collaboration with senior academic and non-academic colleagues in the Schools and involves working to a very tight, nonnegotiable timeline that is set by the accreditation bodies.
• Project management of accreditation exercise to include:
 Rapidly build up knowledge of accreditation requirements, from information supplied by accreditation bodies and other sources acquired by Schools.
 Advise School staff on expectations of accreditation bodies.
 Confirm timeline for each reaccreditation exercise and keep senior colleagues on track to meet the deadlines.
 Source appropriate colleagues to input to re-accreditation exercise, and confirm nature and timing of input.
 Liaise with other divisions to be present for the accreditation visit.
 Draft documents and gain agreement on key supporting documents that will provided during accreditation visit.
 Seek comments within the Schools on final documents, report and present of progress, Submit documents for approval.
 Ensure full documents submitted to accreditation body on time.
 Circulate appropriate documentation to colleagues taking part in the accreditation visit at least a month before the visit.
• Preparation of documents for accreditation and licensing submissions to include:
 Confirm with colleagues sources of information and evidence.
 Manage collection and analysis of information and check answers the requirements of appropriate accreditation body.
 Research information and evidence not currently available within the University, such as using the internet to provide comparison with competitors.
 Ensure data collected is accurate.
 Make judgement on what should be included in the submission documents – distilling information from the range of sources into a coherent picture that fits with the strategic plan of the School.
 Write, edit and prepare draft submission documents and key supporting evidence. Edit content to ensure it reads as series of compelling quality focused statements about the Schools and programs provisions.
 Confirm appropriateness of submission through discussions with accreditation body contacts. Make adjustments as necessary.
 Finalize documents following comments from different divisions, school and Academic Affairs councils, and prior to submission for University council for approval.
 If necessary, make adjustments prior to submission to accreditation body.
• Preparation for accreditation visit:
 Liaise with accreditation bodies to agree visit date and accommodation/ entertainment requirements for panel.
 Liaise with IRS division to ensure booking of rooms, accommodation, payments, and other requirements for the accreditation visits are met.
 Agree timeline of visit with related divisions and colleagues, ensuring all aware of nature and timing of their input during the visit – arrange and deliver briefings.
 Liaise with colleagues to organize current student input to visit.
 Ensure supporting documentation available for provision to panel.
 Brief visit coordinator on requirements of accreditation panel on arrangements made and on work the coordinator needs to complete.
• Develop, implement, and oversee the administration of processes and systems that support the University's core curriculum, to include outcomes assessment, curriculum review, and delivery process review.
• Review and advise academic units across the University to ensure consistent compliance with the on-going regional accreditation requirements and outcomes standards of the institution; advises and supports compliance efforts for programs that have, or seek, professional accreditation.
• Advise and support academic units regarding on-going requirements and outcomes standards related to Academic Program Review.
• Oversee the development and production of publications and materials related to the University's accreditation compliance, outcomes assessment, and program evaluation efforts.
• Represent the University in related institutional divisions as well as externally to governmental agencies, vendors, students and their parents, and/or the general public.
• Recommend and participate in the development of University policies and procedures; may serve on University planning and policy-making committees.
• Undertake other duties of a similar nature as may reasonably be required by his/her line manager.

Job Details

Posted Date: 2019-01-23
Job Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Job Role: Quality Control
Company Industry: Education, Training, and Library

Preferred Candidate

Career Level: Director/Head
Degree: Master

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