An Authentic Assistance to the Educational Institutions for getting Accreditation
In the recent years, Student learning outcomes have been given utmost importance and attention by implementing innovating techniques of assessment which can specify the expected attainment of knowledge, skills and attributes by the students after the completion of their graduation from their respective institutions. These learning objectives and outcomes are becoming the main gauge of higher education’s effectiveness and that’s why accreditation committees expect learning outcomes to be clearly defined, enunciated, evaluated, corroborated and used as a guide for future enhancement.
When any higher educational institute goes through a rigorous process to authenticate that it meets all the benchmarked educational standards then it is known as accreditation. There are integral and reputed accrediting bodies like NAAC, NBA, AICTE, UGC, AIU, DCI, NCTE, BCI, PCI, INC etc. that stage various criteria for the institutes to review their performance and to ensure their credibility to meet expected levels of quality.
Why is Accreditation important?
Accreditation impetuses all the educational institutions to meet the given criteria and maintain their teaching & learning standards so that they can establish a boosting accountability among the public and develop confidence in the aspiring students and their parents to place their trust considering the accreditation received by these institutes. To keep it simple, it can be said that accreditation generates accountability and confirms innovative and effective levels of quality education so that the students and their parents don’t nurture any doubt while taking admission.
Accreditation is important because:
-> It determines if an institute fulfils all the criteria to meet the standards of quality or not.
->It guides students to choose the apt institution for the betterment of their future career.
-> It helps the employers to identify the validity of programs accomplished by the candidates graduated from an institute.
-> It becomes an evidence for the employers of government and non-government companies so that they can hire the graduates determining their eligibility.
-> It helps the students to take various certificate exams for their skills enhancement and further studies.
-> It helps faculty members and staff as well to strengthen their experience portfolio as working in an accredited institute has its own glory and dignity.
-> It helps to set goals for the institutions for self-improvement and to be more futuristic.
The eligibility needs for accreditation vary according to the agencies which set them but they are, indeed, laborious and all inclusive. Common requirements include demonstration of institutional stability, educational programs that meet minimum standards, presence of high-quality faculty members, and integrity in communication efforts with the public and the accrediting commission in question.As accreditation focuses on inputs such as staffing, resources, curricula designing, content creation, evaluation of outcomes etc., it’s quite obvious that universities and colleges face many challenges to achieve the desired results.
These challenges can be:
1. Tedious & Time- consuming Paperwork
2. Collection & Maintenance of Students’ Records
3. Designing & Implementation of Syllabus, Lessons and other study resources
4. Identifying Curriculum gaps and upgrading them at regular intervals.
5. Tracking students’ performance and their results analysis
6. Course Assessment & Students’ Feedback Management
7. Storing Alumni information and maintaining contacts with them
8. Collecting details of university events & activities and their documentation
9. Budgeting & Financial Control
iCloudEMS offers its support by:
1. Simplifying the accreditation process by customizing the needs and requirements of the institutions
2. Automating your tasks by aligning them with reputed Accrediting & Governing bodies
3. Maintaining Outcome Based Education (OBE) system & generate effective results based on analytics
4. Generating authentic and accurate reports for the smooth auditing procedures.
5. Controlling the examination conduction and evaluation process to assure 100% genuine results.
6. Providing transparent portal for students’ feedback on the basis of which Faculty members’ performance can be assessed.
7. Offering Learning Management System (LMS) for proper scheduling of classes and their smooth execution.
8. Streamlining the process of uploading the course materials, videos, notes etc. for the students who can avail this opportunity anytime.
9. We operate on effective planning and regular assessment of students.
10. We manage the Fee payment, receipt generation and storing the data of every single student as even a minor manual error can create a big chaos.
11. We play a key role in bringing all the stakeholder …. students, teachers, administration, management and the parents on one digital platform where everything is clear and result-oriented.
In a nutshell, we can say that iCloudEMS assists you by automating tasks through the accreditation process with configurable workflow that is aligned with reputed accredited bodies and enables you to save your valuable time,efforts and resources. We help Educational Institutes in accomplishing the four major tasks which are required for getting accredited as follows:
1. Self-assessment: An institute should familiarize itself with the committee’s standards for the accreditation and then compare its work with them. If all the documents are authentic and updated, then a review report can be sent along with a formal request for the evaluation.
2. Review of the Documents: The accreditation body reviews the documents and gives its consent if they appear genuine and all correct.
3. Then there is on-site pre-assessment meeting and later on full-assessment as per the decisions taken by Accreditation body. During the entire evaluation process, everything should remain up to date as even a minor mistake can affect the grades given by the committee.
4. Finally, the committee grants accreditation after rigorous and strict inspection and evaluation of the provided data.
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