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VPAA Delivers Workshop on Essentials of Accreditation

 
Vice President of Academic Affairs (VPAA) Dr. Wolfgang Hinck at American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) delivered a workshop titled ‘Essentials of Accreditation’ to University faculty and staff on Wednesday, February 5, 2020.
Dr. Hinck outlined the purpose and importance of accreditation for higher education institutions, with specific focus on AUIS, and discussed internal and external quality control; continuous improvement; achievement of a mission; and common indicators for achieving accreditation. 
“OUR MISSION IS TEACHING ORIENTED…WE MUST HAVE EVIDENCE OF LEARNING,” DR. HINCK SAID.

He went on to explain the different levels of accreditation, including institutional versus programmatic; and regional, national, and international accreditation. He also introduced various global accrediting bodies at the international and programmatic level. 
Dr.  Hinck further emphasized the importance of  developing and fostering a collegial and passionate environment within the institution in order to work cohesively towards achieving stated goals towards achieving accreditation. 
 

German Consul Delegation Visits AUIS


 

Germany’s Consul General Barbara Wolf and Consul Barbara Schumacher met with students and staff at American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) on February 8, 2020.
The German delegation first held a roundtable with a group of AUIS students and alumni staff members before a campus tour and meetings with representatives of the Institute for Regional and International Studies (IRIS) and with University President Dr. Bruce Ferguson, as well as Vice President, Academic Affairs (VPAA) Dr. Wolfgang Hinck. 
This visit followed a previous trip to AUIS in February 2019, when Consuls Wolf and Schumarcher accompanied German Ambassador Dr. Cyrill Nunn during meetings at the University.
 


 

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