Statement of Accreditation Status

American University of Sharjah

  • CEO: Dr. Susan Mumm, Chancellor
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. James Griffin
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Terence Peavy, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Not classified
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Candidacy Granted: 2002
  • Accreditation Granted: 2004
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2019
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2027-2028

Contact Information

P. O. Box 26666 Sharjah
United Arab Emirates

(971) 651-5555

www.aus.edu

  • January 4, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include alternative delivery method-distance education within the institution's scope of accreditation. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind approval of this substantive change if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision and/or the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2027-2028.
  • August 27, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the second Doctor's - Research/Scholarship (PhD in Materials Science and Engineering) within the institution's scope of accreditation. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind approval of this substantive change if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision and/or the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2027-2028.
  • June 25, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2027-2028.
  • May 7, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of formal written notice from the institution in response to the Commission's request of March 9, 2020. To temporarily waive Substantive Change Policy and Procedures and allow the use of distance education to accommodate students impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) interruptions. Continued use of distance education beyond the period of COVID-19 interruptions will require substantive change approval in accordance with Substantive Change Policy and Procedures. The institution is responsible for adhering to all applicable regulations of the country in which the institution and its students are located. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2027-2028.
  • June 27, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the self-study report. To note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To reaffirm accreditation. To request a supplemental information report, due April 1, 2020, documenting further evidence of (1) clearly defined mission and goals that are developed through appropriate collaborative participation by all who facilitate or are otherwise responsible for institutional development and improvement (Standard I); (2) a process by which students who are not adequately prepared for study at the level they have been admitted are identified, placed, and supported in attaining appropriate educational goals (Standard IV); (3) institutional objectives, both institution-wide and for individual units, that are clearly stated, assessed appropriately, linked to mission and goal achievement, reflect conclusions drawn from assessment results, and are used for planning and resource allocation (Standard VI); and, (4) periodic assessment of the effectiveness of governance, leadership, and administration (Standard VII). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2027-2028.
  • April 30, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first Doctor's - Research/Scholarship program (Ph.D. in Engineering) within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.
  • November 20, 2014
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.
  • Distance Education
    Approved to offer programs by this delivery method
  • Correspondence Education
    Not approved for this delivery method

Approved Credential Levels

The following represents credential levels included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope
  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate Included within the scope
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope
  • Doctor's Degree- Research/Scholarship Included within the scope

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