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American College of the Middle East
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Last updated: 1/16/2020
American College of the Middle East
Member Institutions by Region -- ACBSP Regions: International Council - Region 8
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American College of the Middle East
P. O. Box 220, ACM Business Dept.
Dasman
15453  Kuwait
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About This Member
  Associate Degree
  Yes
  A - Fully Accredited
  2018
  10 Years
  Mrs. Haneen Haddad
  Assistant Dean - Business Administration
  Mr. Nasser Ahmad Al-Hilal
  Head - Academic Operations
  Summary of Standard 1 - Leadership The Site-Visit Team, through various interviews, discussions, and examination of the Self-Study, confirmed an excellent level of communication among leadership and every corner of the institution for realization of the College and the Business Unit's vision and mission. Categories: Approach, Deployment, Results Verified: This Strength was verified on site.Criterion 2.3 Finance The Site-Visit Team confirmed that the business unit and the College work in tandem to assure ample financial resources based on justification of the needs to support student learning and student life enrichment. Categories: Approach, Deployment, Results Verified: This Strength was verified on site.Summary of Standard 2 - Strategic Planning The College and the business unit adhering to the college mission, provide a visionary strategic approach and takes great pride in thinking through the process to deliver each strategic objective with the student as the primary and the community as the secondary beneficiary. Categories: Approach, Deployment, Results Verified: This Strength was verified on site.Criterion 4.1 Student Learning Outcomes Assessment The business unit has a very detailed and thorough Student Leaning Outcomes Assessment program in place. The program outlines the processes, tools, and rubrics to be used. Results and improvements were reported and verified. The faculty were very supportive of the College assessment culture. The assessment process is a "Best Practice". Categories: Approach, Deployment, Results Verified: This Strength was verified on site.Summary of Standard 5 – Faculty and Staff Focus Business unit faculty members demonstrate diversity of academic strengths, skills sets, knowledge, and professional backgrounds to enrich student learning set an exemplary case for institutional diversity policies. Categories: Approach, Deployment, Results Verified: This Strength was verified on site.Criterion 6.1 Curriculum The College has a very extensive and detailed plan for the design and delivery of quality educational programs. There are two available flowcharts and a detailed "semester timeline check sheet" that ensure all parties know what should be done and when it should be done. The plan is a "Best Practice". Categories: Approach, Deployment, Results Verified: This Strength was verified on site.Criterion 6.7 Learning and Academic Resources The College's shared library with AUM gives ACM's students and faculty the same access to university-level collections and databases to support high quality educational offerings. The library is a very interactive and inviting place for students to engage in learning, researching, meeting, and studying. Categories: Approach, Deployment, Results Verified: This Strength was verified on site. The newly developed and implemented practical labs for Accounting, Financial Services, Human Resources, and Marketing are state of the art and represent a "Best Practice". Categories: Deployment Verified: This Strength was verified on site.Criterion 6.9 Educational Innovation The College has policies and practices that encourage Educational Innovation. The faculty are very motivated to learn new and innovative techniques to give students hands-on, applied learning experiences. The faculty are excited to talk about their involvement in planning activities and the future of the business unit. The newly opened learning labs and participation in campus competitions are just a few examples of these activities. Categories: Approach, Deployment, Results Verified: This Strength was verified on site.SELF-STUDY SUMMARY From vision to mission, to implementation, and results, the institution has demonstrated a high level of excellence in addressing the community needs and delivering prepared students with the required skills to be gainfully employed in Kuwait as a new generation of business leaders who can exemplify ethical standards and concern for sustainability. Categories: Approach, Deployment, Results Verified: This Strength was verified on site.Opportunities for Improvement (OFI) (3)Criterion 3.5 Business/Industry Relations The main role of the Industrial Advisory Board is to add value and help in the overall improvement of the business unit. The Industrial Advisory Board is usually composed of members of various industries having a strong industry knowledge, expertise, and experience, but it appears to be inactive. Categories: Approach, Deployment, Improvements Verified: This OFI was verified on site.Summary of Standard 3 - Student, Stakeholder, and Market Focus Creating an advisory board with mid-level management from each of the four business areas: Accounting, Financial Services, Human Resources, and Management and Marketing, will help better align the employers' needs for future curriculum developments. Developing and maintaining a strong advisory board leads to opportunities for curriculum redesign, networking, and invites new relationships between the business unit, the alumni, and the community at large. Categories: Approach, Improvements Verified: This OFI was verified on site.Criterion 6.10 Articulation and Transfer Relationships While the administration, the faculty, and the students confirmed the transferability of classes, there is no signed articulation agreement or official policies in place to ensure the "agreement" is continued in the future.