Local relevance evaluation in the accreditation bodies for engineering masters programs

Miñán Ubillús, Erick Alexander; Chiyon Carrasco, Isabel del Rosario y Díaz Puente, José (2011). Local relevance evaluation in the accreditation bodies for engineering masters programs. "Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences Journal", v. 15 ; pp. 475-479. ISSN 1877-0428.

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Título: Local relevance evaluation in the accreditation bodies for engineering masters programs
Autor/es:
  • Miñán Ubillús, Erick Alexander
  • Chiyon Carrasco, Isabel del Rosario
  • Díaz Puente, José
Tipo de Documento: Artículo
Título de Revista/Publicación: Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences Journal
Fecha: 2011
Volumen: 15
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Escuela: E.T.S.I. Agrónomos (UPM) [antigua denominación]
Departamento: Otro
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 doesńt 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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