All academic programs are monitored on a regular basis using a number of performance
indicators and tools. The performance indicators include, but not limited to (i) employment
rate, (ii) number of graduates during the last three years, (iii) 6-year graduation
rate, (iv) student satisfaction, (v) average CH generated by faculty members, and
(vi) faculty research output.
The needed data, which is provided by the Institutional Research Unit at OIE, is obtained
from multiple sources including the Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) employability
statistics, UAEU Banner System, UAEU Research Office, the Learning Outcome Assessment
Unit at OIE, and student surveys.
PRAU communicates the data to the respective academic programs and follows up on the
needed remedial actions taken to address any identified issues. Programs identified
with one or more of strategic risks such as program well-being, relevance to the UAEU
vision and mission, and market needs will be subject to a more in depth review of
The risk-based review process involves preparation of a focused self-study report
by the program to diagnose the possible causes for the identified risk(s) and possible
remedial actions to eliminate the risk. The Program Self-Study Report is shared with
the Program Advisory Board and other selected stakeholder and one or more international
discipline experts, who meet with the program in a 1-2 day site visit. PRAU follows
up on the implementation of the recommendations of the review process and their effectiveness
to eliminate/reduce the identified risk.
The less favorable outcomes of the risk based-review may include merging, suspending
or canceling the program.