Hussain

Nominated By: Hussain A Alawaji
Nominee Application Form: Part A
Title: Professor
Family Names(s): Alawaji
Mailing Address: P O Box 8252
National Commission for Academic Accreditation & Assessment
Riyadh 11482
Country: Saudi Arabia
Office Telephone: +96611477043
Office Fax: +966114677008
Residence Telephone: +966504400503
Email: halawaji@yahoo.com, alawaji@ksu.edu.sa
Nationality/Citizenship: Saudi
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 11-01-1959
Current Position: Consultant
Current Employer: National Commission for Academic Accreditation & Assessment (NCAAA)
Please indicate your fluency levels in various languages (Comma Separated)
Fluent in Reading: BSc Civil Engineering
Fluent in Writing: King Saud University, Riyadh
Fluent in Speaking: 1982
Academic Qualifications and Training
1. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: BSc Civil Engineering, King Saud University, Riyadh, 1982
2. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: MSc Civil Engineering, Univeristy of Colorado, Boulder, USA, 1986
3. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: PhD Civil Engineering, Univeristy of Colorado, Boulder, USA, 1990
Nominee Application Form: Part B
Areas:
  • Institutional quality assurance reviews / audits
  • Program reviews / accreditations
  • General QA consultancy
Specialisations:
  • Training of experts/external reviewers
  • Self study guidance to institutions
  • External review of institutions
  • Quality Indicators and benchmarks
  • Institutional assessment
  • Institutional quality audits
  • Institutional accreditation
  • Research assessment
Examples of Experience: National & International Consultations / Audit / Review
1. Brief Description: Managed the review site visit. Presented the pre-visit one day training of review panel. Pre-visit NCAAA review reports of institutional/programs required documents (self-study based on 11 standards, self-evaluation scales, strategic plan, action plans, annual reports … etc.). Participated in the selection/nomination of the seven external review panel members. Coordinated the pre-visit panel comments and recommendations to the institution. Developed the five days site visit schedule and modified it during the visit as needed in consultation with chairman and institution representative. Reviewed the site visit draft report at the end of the site review visit.
Institution/City/Country: Umm Al Qura University (UQU)/ Makkah, Saudi Arabia.
Date: 2014
Type of Experience:
  • Institutional Audit / Assessment
  • Programme Review / Accreditation
2. Brief Description: Managed the review site visit. Presented the pre-visit one day training of review panel. Pre-visit NCAAA review reports of institutional/programs required documents (self-study based on 11 standards, self-evaluation scales, strategic plan, action plans, annual reports … etc.). Participated in the selection/nomination of the seven external review panel members. Coordinated the pre-visit panel comments and recommendations to the institution. Developed the five days site visit schedule and modified it during the visit as needed in consultation with chairman and institution representative. Reviewed the site visit draft report at the end of the site review visit.
Institution/City/Country: Qassim University (QU), buraidah/ Saudia Arabia.
Date: 2013
Type of Experience:
  • Institutional Audit / Assessment
  • Programme Review / Accreditation
3. Brief Description: Managed the review site visit. Presented the pre-visit one day training of review panel. Pre-visit NCAAA review reports of institutional/programs required documents (self-study based on 11 standards, self-evaluation scales, strategic plan, action plans, annual reports … etc.). Participated in the selection/nomination of the seven external review panel members. Coordinated the pre-visit panel comments and recommendations to the institution. Developed the five days site visit schedule and modified it during the visit as needed in consultation with chairman and institution representative. Reviewed the site visit draft report at the end of the site review visit.
Institution/City/Country: Riyadh Colleges of Dentistry and Pharmacy (RC'sDP), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Date: 2010
Type of Experience:
  • Institutional Audit / Assessment
  • Programme Review / Accreditation
4. Brief Description: Managed the review site visit. Presented the pre-visit one day training of review panel. Pre-visit NCAAA review reports of institutional/programs required documents (self-study based on 11 standards, self-evaluation scales, strategic plan, action plans, annual reports … etc.). Participated in the selection/nomination of the seven external review panel members. Coordinated the pre-visit panel comments and recommendations to the institution. Developed the five days site visit schedule and modified it during the visit as needed in consultation with chairman and institution representative. Reviewed the site visit draft report at the end of the site review visit.
Institution/City/Country: King Fahad University of Petrolium and Minerals (KFUPM), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Date: 2010
Type of Experience:
  • Institutional Audit / Assessment
  • Programme Review / Accreditation
Nominee Application Form: Part C
Please write a professional profile of 500 words.
Professional Summary Description: http://faculty.ksu.edu.sa/alawaji/default.aspx
Dr. Hussain Abdullah Alawaji is consultant at the National Commission for Academic Accreditation & Assessment (NCAAA). He worked at the Studies and Development Division (2009-2010), and now at Quality Assurance and Accreditation Division (2010-2014).
Alawaji is professor of Civil Engineering at KSU. He was the PI for several funded research projects from KACST and SABIC. He published over 45 articles in refereed international journals and international conferences.
Internationally, he is a Board member of the International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG) and member of several International Advisory Committees for International Conferences. He is member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). He served in Saudi Pipe Technical committee (SASO).
Alawaji was a member of the Ministry of Higher Education Committee for reviewing general site plan and other design documents for over 10 Universities.
Alawaji has over twenty years academic and research experience and experienced in external review methods. He has completed several formal training programs: External Reviewers, Strategic Planning, and Data Analysis by QAA (UK); Leading changes at higher Education Institutions by H.E. Prince Naif Institute; and Leadership training by Oxford Center. Alawaji chaired NCAAA committee to review the strategic paln and develop annual report (2013). He participated as review consultant (NCAAA) for over 15 external reviews with distinguished international panels. He chaired three NCAAA teams to verify the eligibility of institutional accreditation. Alawaji participated as an observer at 2011 AUQA Audit of the University of Wollongong, Australia. He participated as an observer at 2011 Abet accreditation visit to UOU, Makah, Saudi Arabia.
Alawaji earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Geotechnical and Geomechanics Engineering, from the University of Colorado at Boulder, USA.

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