UAB. Unit Accreditation Board.
Unit. The college, school, department, or other administrative body in colleges, universities, or other organizations with the responsibility for managing or coordinating all programs offered for the initial and advanced preparation of teachers and other school professionals, regardless of where these programs are administratively housed in an institution. Also known as the "professional education unit." The professional education unit must include in its accreditation review all programs offered by the institution for the purpose of preparing teachers and other school professionals to work in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade settings.
Unit Head. The individual officially designated to provide leadership for the unit (e.g., dean, director, or chair), with the authority and responsibility for its overall administration and operation.
Unit Operations. Activities undertaken by the unit pertaining to governance, planning, budget, personnel, facili¬ties, services and procedures such as advising and admission, and resources that support the unit's mission in pre-paring candidates.
Unit Review. The process by which NCATE applies national standards for the preparation of school personnel to the unit.