Programmatic Accreditation includes individual programs, schools and departments within the academic institutes across the globe. There are numerous accrediting agencies that provide specialized accreditation in various fields of study, including engineering, nursing, project management, business, law, arts and many more. The core focus of programmatic accreditation is on individual programs as it holds the same significance as regional accreditation. Programmatic accreditation makes sure that the programs offered meet the international education standards.
As far as institutional accreditation is concerned, USHLBE offers international accreditation to those educational institutes that provide quality education to students, based on global academic standards and policies. The aim is to make the education standardized on a global level. USHLBE offers an evaluation process for academic institutes which measures the institute based on the quality of the programs offered, education provided, type of faculty, fee structure, curriculum, organizational structure and other career services offered.
Once the institute is accepted for accreditation, it has to take up to 3 months to complete the accreditation process and achieve the prime membership status. The process usually takes a year. After the accreditation status is granted, it is valid for up to years approval granted. During that time, the institute will undergo a site visit and will be reviewed by the Evaluation Committee Members for the reaffirmation of accreditation.
USHLBE accredits all academic programs that include the associate, bachelors, masters and doctoral level of higher education. The ‘academic program’ is considered for accreditation only if it fulfills the below mentioned criteria:
The program leads to the awarding of a degree, diploma, or other equivalent credential like associate, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral level.
The credit hours in the traditional areas of academics in the courses, modules, subjects, etc. Comprising the program constitute 20% or more of the total hours required for an undergraduate degree, diploma, or other equivalent credential.
The program appears on a student’s official transcript or any other official record of program completion.
Furthermore, all majors, concentrations, specializations, emphases, options, and tracks contained within a program will also be encompassed by the USHLBE’s scope of accreditation if and only if they satisfy the following two criteria:
50% or more of the credit hours required for any major are in the traditional areas of business education.
The majors appear on a student’s official transcript, diploma supplement, or other official record of program completion.
To become an educational member of USHLBE, an academic business unit must submit an application for the educational membership, make the membership payment, provides proof that it is a publicly stated mission oriented college or university, submit a copy of a recent catalogue, prospectus, bulletin, brochure or other material portraying the academic programs offered and also provide evidence that the parent institute has national recognition through international accreditation.
Membership dues for academic programs are $2150 per annum(Basic Package). Membership dues for a given calendar year are payable in advance and must be paid before due date, or late fees will be assessed and negative marking will be done against the profile.
The annual USHLBE conference is an excellent opportunity to learn about accreditation and its process in detail. It is also an important opportunity for professional development where the sessions are conducted by the experts form USHLBE member institutes. Moreover, it is an excellent networking opportunity to meet and form alliances with other education providers.
If any academic program is accredited by USHLBE, the programs must comply with the USHLBEaccreditation criteria. To learn more about the accreditation process, visit dates and other details pertaining to an accredited institute, feel free to contact us. https://www.ushlbe.education/contact-us/
USHLBE accreditation ensure that your academic degrees are of high quality. USHLBE accredited programs undergo a rigorous and self-evaluated process by highly trained and expert committee members. Moreover, the institute and the academic programs ensure that they demonstrate commitment towards continuous improvement in the quality of higher education.
The decision to accept credit transfer varies from institution to institution.
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