National and International Accreditation In Higher Education
National accreditation is the accreditation of educational institutions or programs by independent national accreditation agencies, while international accreditation is the accreditation of educational institutions or programs by foreign independent accreditation agencies.
Any institution with the national accreditation, can apply for international accreditation with one of the international accrediting agencies. The preference is given to accreditation agencies formally recognized by the institution’s education authority for compliance with quality standards and requirements.
Both accreditation are of equal importance in their own aspects, however, international accreditation opens the horizons for institutions for better commercial advantage, knowledge and language acquisition, enhancement the curriculum with international content, and many others.
The list below demonstrates some of the major aspects of accreditation, SPECS can support.
- Conduct initial status reports based on institution documents analysis and site-visit
- Prepare institution self-study and the proposal for eligibility and candidacy.
- Develop the National accreditation in higher education in cooperation with local accreditation bodies.
- Develop internal capability in international accreditation.
- Support International Accreditation for the institution and its programs