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ACADEMIC REFERENCE STANDARDS (ARS)
PREPARED BY: DR. ASHRAF S. YOUSSEF ASSISTANT PROFESSOR FACULTY OF ENGINEERING FAYOUM UNIVERSITY

Expectations

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GENERAL AIM
At th end of thi session th t i the d f this i the trainees will understand and gain the conceptual knowledge about the ARS subject

AGENDA
What is ARS? h i A S? Functions and Roles of ARS Process for Developing ARS ARS and Bench marking Examples of ARS Summary

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WHAT IS ARS?
Standards decided by the institution, and informed by the external references and including the minimum knowledge and skills to be gained by the graduates from the program and fulfilling the stated mission of the institution.

FUNCTIONS AND ROLES OF ARS
What to teach? Increased achievements I d hi t Increased accountabilities Increase governmental responsibilities. Develop institution improvement plan Develop curriculum and evaluation methods. Use new effective teaching learning and teaching, assessment methods. Adapt and adopt educational activities. Attain excellence.

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PROCESS FOR DEVELOPING ARS
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4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Establish an Advisory committee Develop a writing committee/team Develop a database of International Academic Reference Standards Develop a first draft of ARS. Validity Develop a Final Draft of ARS Approval of ARS A l fA S Dissemination and public disclosure of the ARS.

EXAMPLES O ARS A S OF

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EXAMPLES OF ARS
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NARS ABET (accreditation criteria in Engineering education) AACSB (accreditation criteria in Business education) Wisconsin's Model Academic Standards for Agricultural Education Activities Guide High Guide--High School

ARS AND BENCHMARKS
Reference points t compare th R f i t to the standards and quality of a program. Benchmark statements represent general expectations about the standards of achievements

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SUMMARY

Define ARS Identify Functions and Roles of ARS Describe thee Process for Developing ARS Relation between ARS and Bench marking Give Examples of ARS

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