Accreditation & Membership is a process of validation in which colleges, universities and other institutions of higher learning are evaluated. The standards for accreditation are set by a peer review board whose members include faculty from various accredited colleges and universities.
Accreditation is the process that entails recognition and confirmation in writing, by certificate, licence, charter or document issued by the National Council for Higher Education that following its application for establishment, recognition or upgrade, a higher education institution has met and continues to meet the standards set by the National Council for delivery of higher education in accordance with the provisions of universities and other Tertiary Institutions Act, 2001.
For any institution to be accredited, the National Council must be satisfied, after a series of inspections and visitations, that the institution concerned has adequate physical and financial resources, viable programmes, adequate qualified staff and structures of governance to deliver quality higher education.
Institutional accreditation or permitting institutions to exist and deliver higher education, is a key tool of quality assurance. It is a process through which institutions are assessed at various stages before they are licensed.
It covers all aspects of institutions; including land, staffing, educational facilities, governance, financial resources and physical facilities.
In processing the applications for accreditation, the NCHE follows the provisions of the University and other Tertiary Institutions Act, 200I, which empowers the NCHE to make regulations to ensure the provision of quality higher education. Accordingly, the NCHE has issued a number of Statutory Instruments.
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The International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) is an educational accreditation agency for college and university business programs. It is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)as a programmatic accrediting organization. It is also a member of the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education - (INQAAHE).
The Benefits of IACBE Membership are:
In 1988, only 288 of the approximately 1400 U.S. colleges and universities offering bachelor's or graduate degrees in business had their programs accredited. Now, more than half of them do. In ten more years, it is anticipated that over 90 percent of these programs will have specialized accreditation. Therefore, it is becoming increasingly important for an institution's reputation and standing to have achieved accredited status for its business programs.
Evidence of Quality
Through its Membership process, the IACBE provides external validation and confirmation of quality in an institution's business programs, and ensures that its academic business unit exhibits the characteristics of excellence in business education. Both graduates and their employers benefit from this external quality assurance.
Sharing of Best Practices
The IACBE supports and promotes innovation and creativity in teaching and learning through the sharing of best practices in business education. The IACBE sponsors and conducts conferences and workshops throughout the year to assist in the professional development of business faculty and to share best practices in business education.
The demand for public accountability in higher education is increasing rapidly. Specialized accreditation by the IACBE provides external accountability for the quality of an institution's business programs.
International Partnership Opportunities
The IACBE provides opportunities to partner and engage in student/faculty exchanges with IACBE member schools around the world.
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The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, also known as AACSB International, is an American professional organization. It was formerly known as the American Association of Collegiate Schools of Business. It was founded in 1916 to accredit schools of business. It is membership organization; not all its member institutions are accredited. It was regarded as the benchmark for business school quality among the academic community, but is now an unrecognized accreditor due to losing its recognition from the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and from the United States Department of Education.
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