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The Quality Assurance and Strategic Planning (QASP) is committed to supporting Dar Al- Hekma's long-term and integrated planning efforts at all levels. In this regard, the QASP Office does the following:

  • Assists in the development of the University’s strategic plan;
  • Facilitates training programs for faculty and staff;
  • Prepares for institutional and programs accreditation;
  • Follows up on outcome assessment and course evaluations

The QASP Office is the University’s official source of information about itself, its peers and its educational environment. To provide information for all internal parties, the QASP does the following:

  • Gathers, analyzes, interprets and disseminates institutional data;
  • Provides current research on best practices in teaching and learning;
  • Assists the management of the University and all stakeholders by providing studies and information on new developments in the field of institutional research (IR) and quality assurance worldwide;
  • Administers numerous surveys, and maintains the Survey Administration Policy and guidelines for administering surveys and conducting research at DAH.

The primary goal of the QASP Office is to facilitate assessment and institutional research activities to ensure continuous institutional improvements and accountability as required under the KSA Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Standards of the National Commission for Academic Accreditation and Evaluation (NCAAA). This includes among other activities the following:

  • Coordinating, developing and assisting in university-wide assessments
  • Providing training in best practices in quality assurance and assessment at all levels

The QASP Office works with faculty and staff in developing, implementing, and monitoring asserssment plans: Institutional, Program and Administrative and Course Level-in line with best international practices.

For any university, accreditation is a marker of excellence, and an incentive for a premier institution to engage in continuous improvement and remain on the cutting edge of education. The QASP office is here to

  • Drive all compliance processes for Institutional accreditation and compliance and assist Units in seeking and maintaining relevant, programmatic accreditation;
  • Coordinate and oversee accreditation, compliance, and licensure activities;
  • Sustain alignment between accreditation standards and university initiatives;
  • Develop processes for continuous collaboration with all stakeholders.


The QASP Office endeavors to deliver work of a consistently high quality adhering to best practices of the profession and to respond in a timely manner to all DAH stakeholders


Our work is driven by values of integrity at the personal and professional levels. We adhere to the highest ethical standards in our field and adhere to the Code of Ethics as featured by the Association for Institutional Research.


We aim to promote a culture of transparency and evidence-based decision making. We adhere to best practices, both within the Dar Al-Hekma community, within KSA the Region, and internationally.


It is our belief that the more we can share, the more we can learn and advance. The QASP Office is committed to effective teamwork, and we collaborate with stakeholders

License to operate and grant degrees

Dar Al-Hekma is licensed to operate and grant degrees, as per initial license from the Saudi Ministry of Education (formerly Ministry of Higher Education), Decree No. 15927 dated 13 8 1419H, Letter No.: 6/35/1 10120 25 Jumada I 1420 H.

Approval - Ministry of Education (MOE) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

The University’s programs are approved by the Ministry of Higher Education.

NCAAA Institutional Re-Accreditation

Furthermore, Dar Al-Hekma University has obtained, for the second time, institutional accreditation from The National Center for Academic Accreditation and Evaluation in Saudi Arabia (formerly, the National Commission for Academic Accreditation and Assessment - NCAAA)

The University had received the program Accreditation from NCAAA in 2010 for 5 of the University programs

  • Management Information System, May 2010 – April 2017
  • Banking and Finance, May 2010 – April 2017
  • Interior Design, May 2010 – April 2017
  • Graphic Design, May 2010 – April 2017
  • Special Education, May 2010 – April 2017 

The National Center for Academic Accreditation and Evaluation was previously known as the National Commission for Academic Accreditation and Assessment (NCAAA), which was established under the Royal Decree No. 7/B/ 6024 dated 9/2 / 1424H. NCAAA is an independent legal entity with administrative and financial governance that acts as the authority responsible for academic accreditation and quality assurance in higher education public and private institutions and programs in the KSA.

NCAAA has granted Dar Al-Hekma University Institutional re-Accreditation for the period 2017-2024 

In the United States, Dar Al-Hekma holds membership in the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and is in CHEA’s International Quality Group (CIQG).

About CHEA

The Council for Higher Education Accreditation As described on their website, the CHEA is a national advocate and institutional voice for promoting academic quality through accreditation. CHEA is an association of 3,000 degree-granting colleges and universities, and recognizes 60 institutional and programmatic accrediting organizations. CHEA is often called "the accreditor of the accreditors".

About CHEA International Quality Group

The CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) is a rewarding and important forum for colleges, universities, accrediting and quality assurance organizations and others worldwide to address issues and challenges focused on quality and quality assurance in an international setting.

The International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI)

As described on their website, it was founded to combat cheating, plagiarism, and academic dishonesty in higher education. Its mission has since expanded to include the cultivation of cultures of integrity in academic communities throughout the world. ICAI offers assessment services, resources, and consultations to its member institutions, and facilitates conversations on academic integrity topics each year at its annual conference. In order to meet the continually evolving needs of our membership in future years, ICAI encourages, supports, and shares research that predicts, describes, and responds to trends and issues relating to academic integrity standards and practices. ICAI membership benefits are extended to faculty, administrators, students, and staff at membership institutions around the globe, and to its individual members, partners, and supporting organizations. 

Dr. Inass Salamah Ali

Director- Quality Assurance and Strategic Planning

  • PhD in Management, University of Stirling, Stirling, UK. Master of Software Engineering (Computer Science), Colorado Technical University, Colorado Springs, USA. Bachelor of Mathematics, Girls College, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
  • Providing leadership in defining and promoting a quality mindset across the entire University.
  • Providing leadership in the collection, analysis, interpretation, use, and dissemination of institutional data.
  • Coordinating the development of the University strategic plan, monitoring its implementation, and supervising its revision.
  • Supervising the setting of annual objectives at institutional, divisional, and departmental levels and monitoring their achievements.
  • Ensuring compliance with national and international accreditation standards at institutional and programmatic levels.

    Mariam Chanbour Ghalayini

    University Chief Editor & Head of the Writing Center

    • Master of Education (Teaching of English as a Foreign Language), American University of Beirut
    • Edits and translates all types of internally and externally published documents of the University, works closely with the Marketing Office and with all academic and non-academic divisions at the University. Responsible for keeping the repository of the University’s policies.
    Enas Mohamed Elias

    Senior Officer- Quality Assurance and Accreditation Support

    • Master of Business Administration, Dar Al-Hekma University, Jeddah, KSA Bachelor of Islamic Art, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, KSA
    • Responsible for institutional and programmatic accreditation, and quality assurance processes and procedures.
    Alia Saud Koraitem

    Senior Officer- Quality Assurance and Accreditation Support

    • Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy, The Fletcher School, Tufts University, Medford U.S.A, BA Political Science, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
    • Responsible for programmatic accreditation and quality assurance processes and procedures.
    Samia Mohamed Alamoudi

    Senior Officer – Accreditation and Quality Support

    • Master of Business Administration, Brock University, Canada Bachler of Science in Management Information Systems, Dar Al-Hekma University, Jeddah, KSA
    • Responsible for assessment, quality assurance and institutional effectiveness
    Karima Abdulrazzaq Bazuhair

    University Statistician / Researcher.

    • Master in Financial Economics, International Islamic University, Malaysia – 2012 Bachelor in Economics, King Abdul Aziz University, KSA – 2006
    • Collects, disseminates statistics and KPIs within the University for All departments that are related to accreditation.
    • Prepares reports for the Ministry of Education.
    • Assists in designing surveys and generating the evaluation of instruction.
    • Assists in producing the President Annual Report, Fact Book and Fact Sheet (Card).
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