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Local relevance evaluation in the accreditation bodies for engineering master¿s programs
Year:2011
Research Areas
  • Engineering,
  • Humanities
Information
Abstract
Accreditation models in the international context mainly consider the evaluation of learning outcomes and the ability of programs (or higher education institutions) to achieve the educational objectives stated in their mission. However, it is not clear if these objectives and therefore their outcomes satisfy real national and regional needs, a critical point in engineering master's programs, especially in developing countries. The aim of this paper is to study the importance of the local relevancy evaluation of these programs and to analyze the main models of quality assurance and accreditation bodies of USA, Europe and Latin America, in order to ascertain whether the relevancy is evaluated or not. After a literature review, we found that in a free-market economic context and international education, the accreditation of master?s programs follows an international accreditation model, and doesn¿t take in account in most cases criteria and indicators for local relevancy. It concludes that it is necessary both, international accreditation to ensure the effectiveness of the program (achievement of learning outcomes) and the national accreditation through which it could ensure local relevancy of programs, for which we are giving some indicators
International
Si
JCR
No
Title
Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences Journal
ISBN
1877-0428
Impact factor JCR
0
Impact info
Volume
1
10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.03.125
Journal number
15
From page
475
To page
479
Month
MAYO
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Erick Alexander Miñán Ubillús (UPM)
  • Autor: Isabel del Rosario Chiyon Carrasco (UPM)
  • Autor: Jose Maria Diaz Puente (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Planificación y Gestión sostenible del desarrollo rural/local
  • Departamento: Proyectos y Planificación Rural
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