Local relevancy evaluation in the accreditation bodies for engineering master's programs

Miñán Ubillús, Erick Alexander; Chiyon Carrasco, Isabel del Rosario y Diaz Puente, Jose Maria (2011). Local relevancy evaluation in the accreditation bodies for engineering master's programs. "Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences Journal", v. 15 (n. 1); pp. 475-479. ISSN 1877-0428. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.03.125.

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Título: Local relevancy evaluation in the accreditation bodies for engineering master's programs
Autor/es:
  • Miñán Ubillús, Erick Alexander
  • Chiyon Carrasco, Isabel del Rosario
  • Diaz Puente, Jose Maria
Tipo de Documento: Artículo
Título de Revista/Publicación: Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences Journal
Fecha: Mayo 2011
Volumen: 15
Materias:
Escuela: E.T.S.I. Agrónomos (UPM) [antigua denominación]
Departamento: Proyectos y Planificación Rural [hasta 2014]
Licencias Creative Commons: Reconocimiento - Sin obra derivada - No comercial

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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.

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ID de Registro: 11866
Identificador DC: http://oa.upm.es/11866/
Identificador OAI: oai:oa.upm.es:11866
Identificador DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.03.125
Depositado por: Memoria Investigacion
Depositado el: 27 Sep 2012 09:46
Ultima Modificación: 21 Abr 2016 11:03
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