About The College :


The college was founded in 1965 as the Jordanian Institute for Social Work and as a result of cooperation with the United Nations and under the umbrella of the Ministry of Social Development to teach the specialization of Social Work at the level of Diploma degree. In 1982 and because of the kingdom’s needs to provide specialists in Special Education, the institute developed a program in Special Education at the diploma degree level to serve people with special needs and it was the only institute that teaches this specialization in Jordan.

In 1991 the college was moved from Amman to Allan area - Balqa governorate under the name of Princess Rahma College for Social Work. And after the establishment of Balqa Applied University in 1997 the college moved to work under the umbrella of the BAU as Princess Rahma University College. Therefore, the college grants a Bachelor Degree in Social Work early in 1999 and a Bachelor Degree of Special Education degree in 2001. In 2009 the Department of Crime and Delinquency was established. The number of faculty members is 56, administrative staff is 128 and the number of students is 1400 for the academic year 2012/2013.

The collage is located in Allan area on about 63 000 squire meter. Allan is a small town eight Kilometers north of Salt City, Balqa Governorate. It is a hilly and rural area located thirty five kilometers from the capital Amman. It is surrounded by oak and pine trees. It is also famous for olive trees and vine, which gives it beautiful natural scenery. The climate is temperate in summer and winter. As one of the first colleges based outside a capital city, Princess Rhama University College has a long tradition of serving the local region and regions elsewhere in Jordan.

For over 50 years Princess Rhama University College has not only provided the broad range of high-quality offerings expected from any college, but has also built significant strength and expertise through attention to a range of regional issues. Now, the college is capitalizing on that expertise by focusing on “regionality” at domestic, national and international levels.

Placing priority on regional needs, issues and interactions allows the college to provide increasing levels of leadership at domestic, national and international levels through effective contributions to regional areas in collaboration with communities and government.

Therefore, Princess Rhama University College is the smart choice for students of the future. The college combines high academic standards and industry-valued qualifications with flexible modes of learning.


Vision


The Vision of the college is to achieve excellence and leadership in the preparation of specialists, academics, professionals and practitioners in the fields of social sciences and education.


Mission


Preparing academics, professionals and specialists in the fields of special education and social work are able to compete in the domestic, regional and international market levels through upgrading college programs to establish a learning community based on knowledge economy with the response to the diverse needs of society and the challenges of national comprehensive development.


Values


The college is committed in all its activities to consolidate a set of values is the emphasis on the ethical work of social, academic and active learning through field application and integration between different disciplines and strengthening human and material and achieve a comprehensive quality and community partnership.


Research


The college conducts annually variety of studies and research that contribute to the development of special education, social work and Crime and Delinquency. In addition to the participation of academics at the college in research seminars and symposia organized by educational institutions and there are different projects with international institutions and organizations.


Learning and Teaching


An important part of Princess Rahma University College’s high quality academic experience is its commitment to teaching and learning. With one of the lowest staff-to-student ratios among BAU Colleges, the college provides opportunities for students to interact more easily with student peers and academic staff, promoting discussion and effective teaching and learning.


Degrees and Academic Disciplines


  • Bachelor degree in Special Education
  • Bachelor degree in Delinquency and Crime
  • Bachelor degree in Social Work
  • Diploma in Special Education
  • Diploma in Social Work
  • Graduate Diploma (Professional) in School Administration
  • Graduate Diploma (Professional) in Curriculum and Instruction

  • The College and the Surrounding Community


    There is a close relationship between the college and the local community because of its disciplines and values that focus on community service through the establishment and organization of many activities and cultural events, social and training courses that will directly contribute to community and to meet their needs and the organization of seminars to study the social problems in cooperate with workers in the fields of special education, social work and Crime and Delinquency.


    Objectives


    1. Provide quality teaching and learning to contribute to the preparation of specialized human forces.
    2. Activating field training programs for applied aspects and work skills.
    3. Apply the principle of management by objectives to the academic and administrative departments.
    4. Developing the skills of scientific research to improve the quality of the educational product.
    5. Continuous development of the disciplines offered by the college and ensures the applicability to the needs of the market.
    6. Ensure and control the quality of academic programs and increase their effectiveness in achieving the mission of the college.
    7. Continuous development of the necessary infrastructure to serve the teaching and learning process and scientific research.
    8. Building partnerships with academic, social and educational institutions at the domestic, regional and international levels.
    9. Continuous assessment and provide feedback regarding academic and administrative programs at the college.


    Policies


  • Maintain the values of Jordanian society and its basic elements.
  • Partnership and interaction with the public and private sectors.
  • Communicate and cooperate with institutions and bodies and relevant international organizations.
  • Contributing to sustainable development and human is the core of the development.
  • Preparation of trained specialists and social leaders.
  • Establish culture of change and accept new at the Jordanian society.
  • Raise awareness of the culture of human rights.
  • Contribute to the development of social policy by providing decision-makers of the most important results of the studies and development strategies carried out by the college.
  • Create culture of inclusivity, national, and objectivity in the work.

  • College Activities


    1 –Training courses in various fields that contribute to the development of the faculty and administrative skills.
    2 - Seminars, lectures and workshops in various fields.
    3 - Sports leagues and participate in tournaments organized by the sports federation of undergraduate and postgraduate colleges medium.
    4 - Exhibitions and concerts in national events and recreational trips and science for students.
    5 - Religious, cultural and social activities in various national and international events.
    6 - Services and care for students.
    7 - Specialized scientific library books and periodicals.
    8 - Medical care through the college clinic for students, faculty and administrative.
    9 - Receiving student delegations and officials from the local and external community colleges and introducing the faculty and programs offered and viewing the college facilities.


    College Strategy


    Overall strategy includes many of the plans and programs and aspirations for the future and represents a quantum leap in terms of academic orientation and spatial planning in accordance with the following directions:
    1. Continuing the cooperation with Coast Scoop Foundation for Social Development in Middle East.
    2. Signing of an agreement with the Organization of (Aacottas) for the preparation of the national guide to teach the concepts of national education.
    3. Marketing faculty and graduates at the national level and the Arab and community awareness of the importance of the role of Special Education, Social Work and Crime and Delinquency.
    4. Increase the efficiency of college graduates through reconsideration of study plans and field training programs and follow-up of graduates after graduation.
    5. Provide various training programs for Special Educators, Social Workers and specialists in Crime and Delinquency in Jordanian society: courses in communication skills and human rights.
    6. Signing treaties and agreements with national and international institutions to facilitate exchange students in field training.


    Admission


    The college Accept students who passed the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) or equivalent through the office of unified admission in Jordanian universities for undergraduate program and for diploma applications can be received at the college directly so that they are accepted in accordance with established admission conditions issued by the university, which allows students the scientific stream and information management, literary Islamic studies and nursing to study disciplines offered by the college and students whom have GCSE in home economics are allowed to study Special Education and commercial stream students are allowed to study discipline of social work if they completed additional material successfully.


    Future Directions


    1. Open new disciplines at the level of graduate diploma degrees in special education, Social Work and Crime and Delinquency.
    2. Establishment of a specialized training center in the fields of special education, Social Work and Crime and Delinquency.
    3. Establish a diagnostic center in the field of special education.
    4. Establishment of a community consulting center in the fields of special education, social work and crime and delinquency.
    5 Conduct different conferences, symposiums and workshops in the fields of special education, social work and crime and delinquency on the faculty and administrative levels.
    6- Strengthen the relationship between the college and other educational institutions partners around the world in terms of exchange visits in scholars and students levels.