Meeting schedule for 2019:
January 25 - Meeting to discuss AACSB accreditation
February 12 - Meeting to discuss APQN accrediation
March 25 - Meeting agenda to be announced
April 15 - Renew accreditation reports
May 12 - Accreditation review efforts
June 3 - Data standardization collection and review
June 10 - MoHE Second Phase Review
June 17 - Data dictionary terminology
In March 2019, AUAF was awarded institutional member status by the Asia Pacific Quality Network (APQN) for the quality initiative work during the 2018/2019 academic year.
In February 2018, AUAF was awarded full accreditation by the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE). This process of six years was a thorough assessment of faculty, students, administration, and stakeholders. AUAF is proud to be accredited through the MoHE.
Mission and Objectives
Accreditation is one of the most important strategic objectives of the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF). The mission of the Center of Excellence and Quality Assurance is to lead, evaluate, support and coordinate all accreditation activities at AUAF across all departments. It is housed under the Office of the Provost and includes the following key personnel for 2018/2019:
Meetings are open to all faculty, administrators and students and meet the second and fourth Thursday of each month during the semesters. They are held in room 101F of the Women's Center from 1:00pm to 2:30pm. Data Standards meetings are held each Monday throughout the semester at 8:30am in the Women's Center room 101F. All staff and faculty are welcome to attend.
The Center of Excellence and Quality Assurance ensures a culture of continuous self-assessment in all academic areas and excellence in higher education at AUAF. It provides assistance and leadership to all faculty, staff and the AUAF community in this collaborative process with the ultimate goals of Afghan as well as US accreditation. Our principles are continued critical reflection, thorough analysis, mindful planning and consistent implementation.
The American University of Afghanistan is admitted as a member of CHEA's International Quality Group (CIQG)
AUAF has been admitted to CHEA's International Quality Group (CIQG). CHEA - the Council for Higher Education Accreditation - A national advocate and institutional voice for self-regulation of academic quality through accreditation, is an association of 3,000 degree-granting colleges and universities and recognizes 60 institutional and programmatic accrediting organizations. CHEA is often called "the accreditor of the accreditors".
Timeline of the Accreditation Process at AUAF:
Fall 2014 Review of facilities and academic programs by the MoHE
Summer 2016 - Submission of the third and final self-assessment report.
Summer 2016 - Established Center for Teaching and Learning
08/April/2017 - MoHE sends site visit team to AUAF to review self-assessment report.
As part of the Afghan accreditation process, the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) conduct an official three-day long MoHE site visit between 6-10 April.
The site visit team consists of the following members:
28/June/2016 - AUAF passes the second phase with the highest score among all public and private universities and has been admitted to the third phase.
02/January/2017 - Visit from MoHE CEQA Team Dr Sadat and Assoc Prof Dr Abdul Qayeum Karim to review quality of online course offerings
April 2017 - Site accreditation Team visits AUAF for review of Self-Assessment Report
08-10/July/2017 - Attended the MoHE conference on Accreditation Framework improvement.
April 2017 - MoHE QAAD Site visit accreditation team visits to review accreditation documents and to speak with students.
September 2017 - Submission of the Focused Self-Assessment Report. AUAF was tasked to work on three key criteria (Criteria 3, 7, and 8) and submitted evidence of accomplishing the task.
February 2018 - MoHE QAAD Site Team returns for a visit to review Focused Self-Assessment Report.
14/February/2018 - MoHE approves AUAF for full accreditation for five years.
Spring 2019 - Formal ceremony to be scheduled at the MoHE to recoginize AUAF's accreditation status
2017/2018 CEQA Committee Membership:
2016/2017 CEQA Committee Membership: