Consistent with its mission to meet the educational and vocational needs of the Egyptian community, the School of Continuing Education (SCE) at The American University in Cairo (AUC) has become the first school in Egypt to be fully accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET.)
To mark the occasion, the School of Continuing Education held a reception that was attended by Lisa Anderson, AUC president, and Charles Norman, SCE dean, as well as the school’s team members. In her remarks, Anderson explained that, “The School of Continuing Education, which was established in 1924, is the earliest expression of AUC’s commitment to the Egyptian community through its contribution to the intellectual growth of community members.”
SCE’s education programs include Arabic and Translation, Business, English, Computer and Information Technology and Youth and Special Studies. “The new partnership with IACET is a demonstration of our commitment to lifelong learning and the continuous refinement of standards for all SCE offerings,” noted Norman.
IACET is the only standard-setting organization approved by the American National Standards Institute for continuing education and training (ANSI) to offer IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
IACET accreditation requires compliance with 10 standards. They include continuing education and training organization, responsibility and control, learning environment and support systems, learning event planning, learning outcomes, planning and instructional personnel, content and instructional methods, assessment of learning outcomes, system for awarding CEUs and maintaining learner records, and program evaluation.