If you are reading this blog, then I am pretty sure that you always dreamt of flying an aircraft in your childhood.
Want to be a part of the Aviation Industry and don’t know which college is correct to kickstart your career? Well, in the case of aviation programs AABI accredited colleges are best for you to start your career towards flying.
Want to know more about AABI, information is just a stroll away.
What is the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI)?
The Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI) was developed in 1988 through combined efforts of 100 colleges and universities offering aviation programs who saw the need to establish standards among the institutions offering aviation programs.
It is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and has maintained its high status since its accreditation in CHEA.
Their aim is to develop the 'Next Generation Aviation Professionals'.
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Mission Statement of AABI
The Aviation Accreditation Board International advances quality aviation education worldwide by offering accreditation and leadership.
Goals of AABI
The goals of AABI are to -
Stimulate collegiate aviation program excellence and self-improvement.
Establish uniform minimum educational quality standards.
Increase the credibility, integrity, and acceptance of collegiate aviation programs within colleges of higher education.
Purpose of AABI
It has three fundamental purposes -
To ensure the quality of the college or program.
To assist in the improvement of the college or program;
To maintain the relevance of education with the sector it serves.
Requirements for colleges and universities for AABI accreditation
The eligibility requirements for the purpose of accreditation include the following.
The college or university must be a proper member from AABI.
The foundation presents
an application (Form 202),
one duplicate catalog of the school,
one copy of the avionics educational programs, and
one copy of the course descriptions for all aeronautics courses. All proofs are to be submitted electronically (flash drive or CD-ROM). Email entries are not permitted.
The president audits application reports and submits all the duplicates to the Accreditation Committee chair, colleague chair, and Accreditation Committee Reviewers (ACRs) for the survey.
The Accreditation Committee Chair decides the establishment's status.
The Chair of the Accreditation Committee tells the President about their decision.
The President informs the organization, by letter, instructing with respect to status.
The foundation finishes a Self-Study Report (SSR). There are some extra expenses for SSR accommodation augmentation demands.
The Accreditation Committee Chair prompts the President if the SSR is completed.
Curriculum requirements for AABI accreditation
The curriculum is composed of these elements -
Complements technical content of the curriculum
Is consistent with institutional and program objectives
Aviation Option (program-specific)
Benefits of AABI accreditation
The accreditation commission offers a lot of benefits to the aviation and related programs. It helps to keep a check on the program standards. The benefits are given below.
Assured quality of aviation program graduates
Preferential access for hiring and interns
Access to research resources and networks
Student & Parent Benefits
Assured quality of education
Potential for internship and employment preference
Probable access to superior education equipment
Credibility with all stakeholders
Program prestige attracts talent
Decision-making bodies of AABI
These are the committees which form the decision-making body of AABI.
Ad Hoc Committees include AT-CTI Committee, CHEA Committee, Collaborative Research Committee, Diversity committee, Professionalism &, Ethics Committee, Publications Committee, and Technology-Based Education Committee.
Standing Management Committees includes the following.
|Standing Management Committees of ABHI|
|Awards Committee||Bylaws and Policies & Procedures|
|Industry Forum Committee||International Committee|
|Membership Committee||Nominating Committee|
|Safety Committee||Strategic Planning & Corporate Communications Committee|
Executive Committee - The members of the executive committee are Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary-Treasurer, Immediate Past Chairperson, President, President Emeritus, Emeritus and Assistant Officer.
Standing Operating Committees - This includes the Accreditation Committee, the Criteria Committee, and Guidance Committee.
AABI accredited Colleges and Universities
Wondering which of the colleges/university fall under the AABI accreditation? Well, the list is quite big. So, some of the institutions that are accredited by AABI are given here.
|College/University accredited by AABI|
|Arizona State University||Hampton University|
|Auburn University||Jacksonville University|
|Delta State University||Kent State University|
|Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University||Louisiana Tech University|
|Florida Institute of Technology||Middle Tennessee State University|
AABI is an accrediting body which extends accreditation to colleges and universities that provide Aviation and Aeronautical programs to students.
Its main goal is to provide high-quality education to aviation professionals.
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