Accreditation

National Accreditation and Quality Assurance Authority of Education (NAQAAE)

Nile University's Academic Quality Unit responsibilities include:


1) Preparing templates for accreditation requirements, including course and program specifications and reports.
Templates are designed to maximize information collected while avoiding redundancy. Once designed templates are introduced to stakeholders for clarification and fast feedback.


2) Students feedback have been activated since spring 2019. Courses evaluations are collected twice per semester. The early evaluation is meant to determine prompt actions needed to avoid problems at semester end. In addition, final evaluation is collected at the end of the semester to conclude the course activities. Once issued the results are summarized and presented to the leadership; further actions include meetings with faculty and students where results and corrective measures are discussed.


3) Faculty trainings have been organized in collaboration with MOHE and NAQAAE. Various topics include effective teaching, assessment and strategic planning.


4) Faculty orientations are held regularly at semester 1st week. These events are nice chances for discussion and communication between staff and leadership. Plans and policies are introduced to staff to assure orientation with daily operation.

 

5) Accreditation application:
Extension of PEARSON assurance was granted October 2019, and currently application for NAQAAE is under preparation.
The self-study reports covering contribution of various stakeholders should be finished by the end of academic year 2019/20.

Pearson

Pearson is UK's largest awarding body and are regulated by Ofqual (England), SQA Accreditation (Scotland), CCEA Accreditation (Northern Ireland) and Qualifications Wales (Wales). It offers academic and vocational qualifications that are globally recognized and benchmarked.

On 17th Oct 2019, an external audit visit was hosted at NU, where the audit was conducted by PEARSON UK.

The visit covered various academic and administrative aspects at NU. The external reviewer conducted interviews with a wide variety of stakeholders covering leadership, unit heads, faculty and students. In addition, academic and supporting facilities were examined including lecture halls, educational labs, workshop, clinic and offices.

Other aspects covered included official templates and forms, documents workflow, decision making hierarchy, academic assessment procedures and policies.

Due to the positive report, PEARSON assured status was extended for one extra year. Currently plans are developed at NU quality unit to further collaboration with PEARSON UK.