First Phase

Action Plan

Self- Study for IAU Colleges Practice:

  • Analysis, results, and recommendations.
  • Best Practices Nationally and Internationally (Data collection)
  • Conducted PE surveys

First Phase Recommendations

College Level:

  1. Establish a PE Unit
    • Coordinate with the external bodies such as commissions, employers to assess the required PEs.
    • Arrange stakeholders' specialists' visits to the college and inform the students about the popular PEs in the field.
    • Promote general communication by establishing clear expectations and to move forward in mutual understanding of the relationship that is productive of the universities and stakeholders.
  2. Make a contract with an authentic web site Exam Review Course that can help students prepare for the PEs.
    • Coordinate with the web sites for the PE needed by students such as Baker.
    • Arrange for a price that can be handy for all students.
      Provide students with mock exam-relevant high-yield content taught online.
    • Review curriculums and align learning outcomes of the academic programs according to the PE.
    • Orientations regarding PEs should be started and arranged immediately and frequently in all IAU colleges.
    • Progress testing should be embedded into the existing assessment program.
    • Exit exams for college that do not have professional exams.

Second Phase

Action Plan

Roles and Responsibilities

At the Colleges' level

  • Involve in putting the timeframe for the action plan.
  • Implement the action plan.
  • Orient the faculty about the PE initiative.
  • Prepare monthly reports.
  • Consult the PE members when needed.

At the Administrative (VPO) Level

  • Run orientation activities with the participant colleges.
  • Establish delivery time frame with the colleges.
  • Implement follow-up plans.
  • Continues visits to follow up on the work progress.
  • Provide consultation and support to the college.
  • Submit the final report to the VPO.

Third Phase

Action Plan

Continuity of the Initiative and following-up on performance indicators

  • Selection of 12 indicators to measure the performance.
  • Initiative’s Consultative team meets with the Executive team of the Colleges.
  • Monitoring the performance of participating Colleges.
  • Expand the initiative within participating colleges to include all programs in them.
  • Automate the initiative.

Self-Assessment Rubric

Scale to Measure Practices in professional Exams

  • Percent of awareness of faculty members on relevant professional exams
  • Percent of awareness of (senior) students on relevant professional exams
  • Curriculum match with professional exams
  • Forward integration of the college with certifying body/agency
  • Percent of applicants who passes the professional exam from the first attempt
  • Mock exit exam.

KPIs

Indicators for measuring the impact of the initiatives in colleges

  • Number/percentage of students attended orientation activities related to professional exams
  • Percent of awareness of senior students on relevant professional exams
  • Percent of awareness of faculty members on relevant professional exams
  • The number of handbooks/guides the college has designed for students on professional exams
  • The number of handbooks/guides the college developed for students on professional exams
  • No. of applicants who sat for the PE
  • Percent of applicants who passed the professional exam from the first attempt
  • Percent of applicants who passed the professional exam after the first attempt
  • No./ percent of courses that has been aligned with the professional exams
  • Number of MoUs with national and international examining bodies
  • Percent of students who have applied the Mock Exam from the entire class
  • Percent of students who passed the Mock Exam from the ones who sat for it
  • The correlation coefficient of the success of the mock exam with the basic professional exam

Published on: 04 December 2019
Last update on: 24 November 2021
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