Quality Audit of General Foundation Program (GFP)
A’Sharqiyah University (ASU) will undergo a quality audit of its General Foundation Program (GFP). GFP Quality Audit is a new process introduced by the Oman Academic Accreditation Authority (OAAA) in 2016. GFP Quality Audit is the first in the OAAA’s 3-phase accreditation process for General Foundation Programs and is a mandatory requirement.
A’Sharqiyah has spent several months preparing for this important event. The GFP Quality Audit Steering Committee decided to have a trial run (mock audit). We invited a team of three industry experts to act as our critical friends and give us their view on our progress. The team visited our campus on 25 July 2017. After a day of interviews with a wide range of staff and students, the team shared their main observations with management and the GFP team. Staff and students felt very positive about the mock audit experience, which will certainly help inform any improvements that can be made as we strive to create a satisfying experience for our students.