IABEE is an autonomous part of PII. The position of IABEE within PII organization is in line with the Engineering Law No. 11/2014 that gives a mandate and strategic role to PII to ensure good quality of engineer services.
The followings are concise explanation on the roles and responsibilities of key IABEE committees depicted in the above figure.
Executive Committee is the highest decision-making board in IABEE that is made up of high-level stakeholders and experts. This board sets up the directions and guidance on key issues such as IABEE’s policy and objectives, resource allocation, budgetary control and decision, and marketing strategy. The main role of this board is to ensure successful mission and purpose of IABEE. The executive committee is chaired by a Chair of Executive Committee with members including representatives of PII, academics, industry, and observers from government. The Executive Committee nominates the members of the Criteria Committee, Evaluation & Accreditation Committee, Finance Committee, International Committee, Public Affairs Committee, Accreditation Council, as well as the Appeal Board. Important decisions made by these committees are to be reported for approval of the Executive Committee. The Chair of the Executive Committee shall be accountable to the Board of PII.
Secretariat is chaired by a Secretary General, who is the official entrusted with administrative duties, maintaining records, and performing other secretarial duties.
Accreditation Council is a board of officials in charge of validating the results of accreditation. They work to ensure that the accreditation evaluation process has been carried out according to established rules and procedures.
Appeal Board is a board of officials that are appointed to hear appeals. They judge whether an evaluation/accreditation decision was right or wrong, when the party (program, education institution) affected by it thinks that it was wrong.
Criteria Committee is a committee consists of academics from leading universities, professional organizations and industry practitioners, who are responsible to establish the White Paper, the Accreditation Criteria, namely Common Criteria and Criteria Guide, and approve the Discipline Criteria proposed by the professional societies. These criteria form the basis for the program evaluation. The committee is also in charge of conducting periodic reviews and revisions of the Accreditation Criteria based on the input from stakeholders and the existence of circumstances that require the criteria to be revised.
Evaluation and Accreditation Committee is responsible for developing IABEE’s Rules and Procedures for Evaluation and Accreditation (RPEA), evaluation instruments, and IABEE’s Online Evaluation System (OES). This committee is also responsible to plan, conduct and monitor the program accreditation processes in an accreditation cycle, including appointment of the evaluation team, monitoring the online review and on-site evaluation, and post evaluation activities, such as harmonization and reporting. The committee shall recommend accreditation status to the Accreditation Council. In addition to that, the committee also develops training programs and materials and conducts a series of training for program evaluators.
Finance Committee has the main duty to maintain a continuing review of the financial affairs and make appropriate recommendations to the Executive Committee regarding financial matters for the annual budget and the business plan. The committee also authorizes investment policy, accounting and disbursement procedures for all funds under the authority of IABEE.
International Affairs Committee is responsible for managing IABEE’s international activity, such as developing partnerships and collaborations, building international profile through presence at international events, meetings and forums, hosting visits by delegations from international bodies, preparing documents for application of WA membership and international agreements.
Public Affairs Committee has responsibility to build, develop and manage a good relationship between IABEE and its stakeholders, by providing factual information and lobby on issues that could impact upon IABEE’s ability to operate successfully.