© 2018 Lesya Ros, Lilac
At the present time, Higher Education Institutions (HEI) are increasingly engaging in the accreditation process. The complexity of the accreditation process imposes on HEIs the urgent need to maintain sustainability. The pertinent literature reveals that employee engagement is an enduring praxis that helps organizations to gain sustainability and resolve organizational challenges such as the lack of cohesion so often observed in academic communities. This paper describes how a private University in the Gulf region, through promoting job autonomy and inciting engagement among its administrative staff and faculty members, has tried to successfully maneuver beyond and rode the accreditation roller-coaster.