24.09.2012 On 22 September 2012 in Rostov-on-Don the ceremonial opening of the Regional Branch of the Accreditation Centre of the Association for Engineering Education of Russia took place
AEER President Prof. Y.P. Pokholkov and Chairman of the Regional Department of Rostov oblast Prof. B.Ch. Meskhi as well as Director of the AEER Accreditation Centre S.I. Gerasimov, the member of the AEER Accreditation Board S.O. Shaposhnikov, representatives of the universities of Rostov-on-Don participated in the ceremony of the agreement singing.
Development of regional branches of the AEER Accreditation Centre is in accordance with the Resolution of XII AEER General Assembly which was held on 22 March 2011, regarding the implementation of the complex of organisational activities to strengthen the regional structure as one of approved main activities of the Association.
The responsibility of the Regional Branch includes:
inform universities of the region about facilities and benefits of public and professional accreditation of educational programmes in engineering and technology;
accept and examine for compliance with the AEER formal requirements applications from universities of the region to carry out public and professional accreditation of educational programmes in engineering and technology;
on the basis of the received from universities materials of the Self-Study of educational programmes, take decision on continuation of accrediting procedure and running of the on-site visit;
appoint Evaluation Teams to carry out an auditing of educational programmes, coordinate with applicant universities its composition and timing of the audit of specific programmes;
compile and maintain the regional database of the AEER experts and consultants;
organise consulting on passing public and professional accreditation of educational programmes for interested universities in the region.