The Quality Assurance and Accreditation (QAA) department was established with the aims to undertake a range of activities varying from planning to capacity building, monitoring and controlling of the implementation of the QAA plan. This includes developing an internal QAA management system and coordinates the implementation of this system. The department is placed under the Office of the Provost, and it functions as the office's directorate on quality assurance and accreditation issues. The performance of these functions is guided by an approved quality assurance and accreditation (QAA) polices. The Department is responsible for the co-ordination of the University's QAA activities and for the provision of support and advice related issues.
The establishment of this Unit marks a distinct step forward in the formalization and improvement of quality assurance at Alfaisal University. This is an institution-wide technical hub with a broader role across multiple colleges and departments. As a matter of fact, each department (academic or administrative) is responsible for systematically and continuously carrying out quality assurance processes based on QAA strategic directives, plans and rationally established and widely disseminated performance standards/benchmarks. The role of QAA department is to coordinate these processes centrally and to provide colleges and departments with professional support in their perpetual processes of self-evaluation and improvement. QAA department also functions as a link hub between Alfaisal University and external regulatory bodies, such as Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) and National Commission for Academic Accreditation & Assessment (NCAAA), as well as other professional bodies and external accrediting agencies.