Accreditation Issues of Concern - Prof. H. A. Ranganath, National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)
Accreditation: Issues of Concern Prof. H. A. Ranganath National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) Bangalore, India e-India 2012eindia.eletsonline.com
A few Comments The public’s need for critical information is not being met, Traditional approaches to accreditation are not meeting today’s needs, Accreditation is arbitrary, Should the result of accreditation be only binary or have different levels of expressions such as fails / Meets / Exceeds / surpasses with reference to minimum requirements, Are there viable alternatives to accreditation?.eindia.eletsonline.com
Diversity of Higher Educational Institutions. HEIs at different stages: (a) Yet approach NAAC (b) LOI (c) IEQA (d) Accredited1 (e) Accredited2 (f) Accredited3 Limitations of one-size fit all methodology. Internal Quality Assurance (IQA) v/s External Quality Assurance (EQA). Quality and consistency of Assessment and Assessors.eindia.eletsonline.com
Integrated approach with provisions to measure Input, Process, Output and Outcome. A shift from static minimum standards to a continuous process of improvement. Criteria that offer space for dynamics and versatility. Space for public/stakeholders opinion. Effect of feedback from students, employers etc. Incentivisation of Assessment and Accreditation.eindia.eletsonline.com
Quantification quality of research and innovation. Accountability in relation to finantial resources. Disclosure by the institution - in the public domain. ICT in Accreditation. Evolution of the quality management system.eindia.eletsonline.com
Accrediting agencies: (a)Reserve the right to review the accredited institutions; (b)Must be diligent in protecting the integrity of accreditation brand granted to an institution; (c)Accountability of accrediting agencies.eindia.eletsonline.com
Programme Accreditation. NAAC-Ranking of Institutions. Internationalization: 1.International recognition of local accrediting agencies; 2.Recognition of foreign accrediting agencies; 3.Convergence of International and National Standards – Mutual Recognition; 4.Accreditation to facilitate HEIs to move towards global rankings.eindia.eletsonline.com
Message Accreditation = Assessment + Reformation. Introspection, Innovation, and Improvement has to be a continuous process not only to sustain but also to enhance the Quality & Excellence in Education. This can be facilitated by ACCREDITATION.eindia.eletsonline.com
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