Accreditation Director
Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University
Dubai, UAE
منذ 1 يوم
source : Forus

Job Description

  • 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.
  • Skills and Qualifications

  • 6 years of academic experience directly related to job duties in a recognized university.
  • PhD. degree in related technical fields from an accredited University.
  • Integrated knowledge and understanding of higher education accreditation and program review practices.
  • Knowledge and understanding of accreditation planning and assessment methodologies and tools.
  • Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart information to a range of clientele and / or media sources.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Knowledge of organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures.
  • Ability to supervise and train staff, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and community relations skills and the ability to communicate and work effectively within a diverse community.
  • Employee development and performance management skills.
  • Ability to analyze complex problems, interpret operational needs, and develop integrated, creative solutions.
  • Strategic planning and performance measurement skills.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present effectively to small and large groups.
  • Organizational planning, structuring, and staffing skills.
  • Skills in strategic, operational, financial planning, and fiscal management.
  • Job Details

  • Company Industry : Educational & Training Centers
  • Requirements : Employer (Public Sector)
  • Job Role : Quality Control
  • Employment Status : Full time
  • Employment Type : Employee
  • Number of Vacancies : 1
  • Preferred Candidate

  • Career Level : Management
  • Years of Experience : Min : 6
  • What Makes HBMSU Unique?

    HBMSU is an institution with many opportunities on the horizon. Being one of the first movers in e-learning in the Arab World, and having been the first accredited e-

    learning academic institution by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research have given the university a competitive advantage.

    The University’s commitment to transform education in the Arab World remains strong. The university has a particular focus on areas of particular relevance to today’s Arab World.

    Its mission focuses on lifelong learning and the technological dimensions of education that are becoming increasingly important in an increasingly competitive educational market.

  • HBMSU has much to be proud of and a strong base on which to communicate its many offerings to their target audience and positively contribute to the social and economic development of the Arab World.
  • The early stages of development of the university have been associated with the following areas which we intend to preserve as the institution develops and grows :

  • a strong focus on educating learners to the limits of their ability;
  • a strong focus on development of skills necessary for life-long learning;
  • a continued emphasis on quality programs;
  • a learner-centered environment;
  • a continued strong focus on excellence in e- learning.
  • We will work together to make HBMSU the University of Choice to the Arab World with international significance a reality, and we will provide the necessary evidence for our stakeholders in particular our major funding partner the government of Dubai to see us that way.

    As we make each decision, we will keep in mind making HBMSU a better place, for learners, faculty, staff and the community we serve.

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