Accreditation and Quality Assurance

Accreditation in Latin America and the Caribbean: Dominican Republic

La Asociación Dominicana Para el Autoestudio y la Acreditación (ADAAC) La Secretaria de Estado de Educación Superior, Ciencia, y Tecnología (SEESCYT) Background: The Dominican Republic’s institutions of higher education are accredited by the Dominican Association for Self-Evaluation and Accreditation (ADAAC).


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Accreditation in Latin America and the Caribbean

In this month’s edition of World Education News and Reviews, we continue our review of accreditation procedures across Latin America and the Caribbean with a look at developments in Panamá and Nicaragua. These two Central American nations are both slowly


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Accreditation in Latin America and the Caribbean: Nicaragua

Nicaragua Consejo Nacional de Universidades (CNU) Sistema Nacional de Evaluación y Acreditación Background: In 1990, the Nicaraguan government passed Law 89 granting academic, financial, and administrative autonomy to the nation’s institutions of higher education. The law also established the National


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Accreditation in Latin America and the Caribbean: Panamá

Panamá Universidad de Panamá (UP) Background: Under article 95 of the Panamanian Constitution and articles 1 and 13 of Law 11 of 1981, the Academic Council of the University of Panamá is designated as the national body overseeing the process


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Accreditation in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Review of the Accreditation Process across the Region – Part I

  VIEW WEBINAR ARCHIVE: EDUCATION IN BRAZIL   Introduction Since the 1990s, the issue of quality assurance in higher education has become a focus of governments across Latin America and the Caribbean, and numerous accreditation organizations have emerged as a


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Accreditation in Latin America and the Caribbean: Belize

In Belize, an independent organization responsible for evaluating, accrediting and assessing the quality of education at the nation’s institutions of higher education does not currently exist. In order for new universities to be established, or for existing universities to implement


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Accreditation in Latin America and the Caribbean: Guatemala

Guatemala Universidad San Carlos (USAC) Consejo de la Enseñanza Privada Superior (CEPS) Background: The higher education establishment of Guatemala consists of one public and nine private universities that operate with official State recognition. The Guatemalan Constitution grants the Universidad San


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Accreditation in Latin America and the Caribbean: El Salvador

El Salvador La Comisión de la Acreditación de la Calidad de Educación Superior (CdA) Background: In 1995, the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador passed an education law sanctioning the creation of the System of Supervision and Betterment of the Quality


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Accreditation in Latin America and the Caribbean: Costa Rica

Sistema Nacional de Acreditación de la Educación Superior (SINAES) Background: SINAES, the National Accreditation System for Higher Education, was formed in 1999 as part of an agreement between four public and four private Costa Rican universities seeking to mutually improve


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Accreditation in Latin America and the Caribbean: Honduras

Honduras Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras(UNAH) Sistema Nacional de Acreditación de la Educación Superior de Honduras (SINAESH) Background: Article 160 of the Honduran Constitution designates the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras (UNAH) as a decentralized body autonomous from the State


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