EQAC - EDUCATION QUALITY ACCREDITATION COMMISSION
EDUCATION QUALITY ACCREDITATION COMMISSION
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Academic Quality Recognition
Academic Quality Recognition in its broadest sense, encompasses activities and outcomes in all areas of academic work. The scope of “academic work” includes teaching, research, scholarship, administration and service to the university and broader community. Academic Quality Recognition therefore encompasses the quality of the learning environment that is available to students. The learning environment is complex. The Academic Quality Recognition monitors academic quality within the institution and provides advice on data used to assess academic quality and standards. Academic Quality Recognition may also be understood as a form of accreditation. Accreditation is the primary way of ensuring the quality of higher education to its many constituencies. This self-regulating system of institutional peer review is surely better than direct government oversight, but critics say the current system is a compromise between accreditors and colleges presidents, rather than a rigorous set of common standards of Academic Quality Recognition. Is today's accreditation meeting our needs? The public want assurance of Academic Quality Recognition. The legislators want accountability and results. The faculty want a smooth process and recognition for their hard work. Plus there are new initiatives such as focused self-studies, coordinated evaluations with other agencies, and new models of periodic review that affect Academic Quality Recognition.