EQAC - EDUCATION QUALITY ACCREDITATION COMMISSION
EDUCATION QUALITY ACCREDITATION COMMISSION
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EDUCATION QUALITY ACCREDITATION STANDARDS
The Education Quality Accreditation Commission Standards become an easy and effective instrument for measuring institutional education quality on international level because they are not affected by local legislative formats, regulations or cultural idiosyncrasies.
Any educational institution that intends to earn the accreditation status from the Education Quality Accreditation Commission must demonstrate compliance, through the application for accreditation (Self Assessment Report), with the education quality standards set forth by the Education Quality Accreditation Commission.
The accreditation standards set forth by the Education Quality Accreditation Commission are:
A ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITY ACCREDITATION
- Legal authorization
- Accreditation, recognition and references
- Financial stability
- Qualified staff
- Educational values & ethics
- Permanent quality control
- Continuous improvement
B INSTITUTIONAL INTEGRITY ACCREDITATION
- Information & Veracity
- Admission Procedures
- Legal contract
- Post-Graduate Service
C ACADEMIC QUALITY ACCREDITATION
- Courses / Programs description
- Hours of study
- Course objectives or expected learning outcomes
- Course contents & materials
- Course delivery & availability
- Course update
- Teaching methodology
- Tutorial or guidance
- Teachers proficiency
- Assessment & Evaluation
- Certificate or diploma
- Transcript or equivalent
Why is Accreditation Important?
In nearly every country, higher education is controlled and monitored by the national government, which promulgates higher education policy. As free markets, open frontiers, and individualism spread around the world, however, many nations are adapting their higher education systems to the more liberal, competitive and diverse. Today, higher education is emerging as a diverse, competitive, decentralized "system," with vibrant private and public sectors in which colleges and universities enjoy comparatively high autonomy. Accreditation is one of the major factors to monitor education quality behind this global trend. Accreditation reflects the comparative advantages of numerous and diverse institutions and methods of higher education, and respects their core values of autonomy, self-governance, scholarship, and the assurance of academic quality through peer review or accreditation.
Employers, parents, students, and others look to accrediting organizations for consistent and reliable information about educational institutions. There is no single model for providing information about education quality that is so important for public accountability. The accreditation from the Education Quality Accreditation Commission want to relate each educational institution own structure and procedures with an efficient way to guarantee their accountability.