Dr Rawda Awwad, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences AALE renews accreditation for AUK College of Arts & Sciences
The Board of Trustees of the American Academy for Liberal Education (AALE) has renewed AUK’s International Program accreditation for AUK’s College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) for its second consecutive five-year term; the first was in 2011. Over the past academic year, CAS had conducted a comprehensive self-study to ensure best practices are maintained to achieve the liberal arts learning objectives. The AALE accreditation indicates that AUK is dedicated to sharing best practices for high student achievement of liberal arts learning objectives; promoting the importance of teaching and instructional practices suitable for liberal education; and developing innovative ways to foster life-long learning that prepares students for productive engagement with the world.
The Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Dr Rawda Awwad, thanked all those who have contributed to the AALE Self-Study, and in particular members of the AALE Steering Committee, chaired by Dr Nicholas Scull, Assistant Dean for General Education and Student Academic Support. Dean Awwad also thanked the student council of AY 20152016 and the student body “whose perspective was invaluable.”
She added, “The critical involvement and support of the university community in these processes, underscore all of our program accreditation initiativescollaboration strengthens the college and institution, and places the “student” at the center of any conversation.”“The accreditation and re-accreditation processes highlight the importance of student learning and program development, which is, and will continue to be a priority for the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.