What is accreditation?
Institutional accreditation – this term refers to the accreditation of the entire university, including all of its curricula, resources and teaching methods.
Specialized accreditation is an assessment of the quality of individual educational professional programs implemented by an educational organization.
Who decides in which quality assurance agency the educational institution or education program will be accredited?
According to Education Act of the Republic of Kazakhstan, accreditation is voluntary and educational institution is independent to choose the accrediting agency from the list of the national registry of accreditation bodies.
Who funds accreditation of educational institutions or education programs?
In accordance with the Education Act of the Republic of Kazakhstan, accreditation of educational institution or education programs is carried out at the expense of educational institutions.
Are all educational institutions or education programs that have applied for accreditation, will be accredited?
According to the Education Act of the Republic of Kazakhstan “decision on accreditation or refusal of accreditation is made by the Agency due to the results of examination of educational institution`s application and the documents, the list of which is determined by the Agency».
What are the terms and conditions of accreditation?
According to the Education Act of the Republic of Kazakhstan, “the terms and conditions of accreditation are defined in the contract on accreditation between the educational institution and accreditation agency”.
What are the requirements of educational institution and education program accreditation?
According to the Education Act of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the agency accredits the educational institution and education program in line with its standards and criteria.
Who decides on accreditation of educational institution or educational program?
At the completion of all stages of accreditation from the preparation of self-assessment report by educational institution to external visit, due to the results of self-assessment report analysis and examination of the external visit report the agency prepares a report for the Accreditation Council. As the result of the meeting of the Accreditation Council, regarding the consideration of educational institutions and education programs one of the following decisions are made:
- accredit for 5 years;
- accredit with the condition for up to 3 years;
- not to accredit the educational institution or education program.
A decision taken by the Accreditation Council, which is an elected, collegial body, composed of representatives of the academic community, employers and students. Accreditation Council is responsible for the approval of regulatory documents and the decision making on accreditation.