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New approaches in accreditation of universities and higher education institutions

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The main objective of the accreditation of universities and other higher education institutions is to ensure the quality of education through specific frameworks established by the government and other entities.

There is no doubt about the high-quality standards of the institutions that obtain the corresponding accreditation. However, due to the current changing environment of the education industry, the question is whether these frames of reference are adequate to represent all the current needs of both universities and their students in terms of technological change, new student profiles, the future of work, industry 4.0, continuing education, life transformation, etc..

Therefore, it is logical to think that there is a need to have new approaches and accreditation systems for universities, colleges, schools and other organizations that offer tertiary education.

This article aims to present the currently available new accreditations for higher education institutions, as well as offer a series of resources to help reflect on this aspect.

New accreditations

“International Experience” Accreditation for Higher Education Institutions – online process

Offered by us, The Transfer Institute, to validate the intent and achievements of universities, colleges, schools and other tertiary education institutions in providing a remarkable experience for its international students.

“Future of Work” Accreditation for Higher Education Institutions – online process

Offered by us, The Transfer Institute, to validate the intent and achievements of universities, colleges, schools and other tertiary education institutions in preparing its students for the future of work.

Opinions on the future of accreditation

The future of higher ed accountability — where accreditors, administrators divide

“Simply, the reality is that higher education and its expectations have changed, which means the standards for evaluating an excellent education must also change […]”. By Shalina Chatlani, educationdive.com.

Higher Education Accreditation and the Federal Government

“[…] a bipartisan group of scholars and policy advisers to write a series of memos highlighting some of the most critical issues in higher education and recommending policy solutions”. By Robert Kelchen, Urban Institute.

A Tipping Point for Accreditors

Q&A with the co-editors of an anthology of essays on accreditation about new challenges for the college oversight bodies. By Andrew Kreighbaum, insidehighered.com.

La universidad del futuro será más digital, flexible y especializada

“[…] Universidades, administraciones y empresas deberán desarrollar un sistema compartido de evaluación y acreditación de competencias profesionales […]”. By Jordi Rovira, uoc.edu.

Opinions on the future of higher education

The Future of Higher Education

Compilation of articles on change in the higher education sector, differentiation of universities, role of government, etc. By evolllution.com.

Universities must prepare for a technology-enabled future

“[…] Equally daunting challenges confront colleges and universities, but they’ve been slower to acknowledge them […]”. By Subhash Kak, theconversation.com.

The future of college education: Students for life, computer advisers and campuses everywhere

“[…] The Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta is imagining what it might look like in 2040 […]”. By Jeffrey J. Selingo, washingtonpost.com.

The Future of the University: Speculative Design for Innovation in Higher Education

“[…] This essay proposes five models of innovation in higher education that expand our "Ideas of the University," envisioning educational start-ups in the spirit of entrepreneurial experimentation […]”. By David Staley, educause.edu.

Reports on change in higher education

The future of higher education. Transforming the students of tomorrow

“[…] Global higher education (HE) is a $3 trillion-per-year market that is expected to grow at 9% annually over the next five years.1 This market is transforming rapidly, with nine major trends changing the educational landscape and posing challenges for universities that wish to remain competitive […]”. By Arthur D. Little, October 2016.

Education forums

New York Times Higher Ed Leaders forum

Meeting point of leaders to discuss the challenges of higher education.

New alternative emerging players

Tailor-made degrees and specific competences from online courses

Coursera

“From courses to degrees. 100% online learning from the world’s best universities and companies”.

Udacity

“where lifelong learners come to learn the skills they need, to land the jobs they want, to build the lives they deserve”.


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