Accreditation Evaluation and Decision

The evaluation process of program performance against requirement items of the Accreditation Criteria and Rule and Procedure, both derived from desk evaluation and site visit, resulted in judgment about the level of program conformity to the requirements, namely:

  • Acceptable (A), which means that program performance meets the criteria or rules.
  • Concern (C), which means that the current performance of the program meets the criteria and rules, but there is potential in the future the criteria and rules are violated.
  • Weakness (W), which means that program performance is not considered strong enough to meet the criteria and rules. Given this weakness, correction or corrective action is required to strengthen its compliance with the criteria and rules.
  • Deficiency (D), which means that program performance does not meet the criteria or rule requirements.

In addition, evaluation may also provide an Observation, ie comments or suggestions that are not directly related to accreditation actions but are offered to assist the program in an effort to continually improve the quality of the program; and the Statement of Strength, which is a very effective and prominent condition or practice that is above the norm, and has a positive effect on the program.

The General Accreditation evaluation assesses the conformity of the program to all evaluation items mentioned in Accreditation Criteria and Rule and Procedure of Evaluation. The accreditation evaluation decision is one of the following:

  1. Accredited with a validity period of 5 years, and for extension following General Accreditation evaluation procedures
  2. Accredited with a validity period of up to 3 years, followed by interim evaluation without site visit
  3. Accredited with a validity period of up to 3 years, followed by an interim evaluation with site visits
  4. Not accredited.

Interim Evaluations, which can be carried out with or without site visitation, assess the appropriateness of correction and corrective action on the shortcomings reported during the General  accreditation evaluation.If correction and corrective actions meet the requirements, the accreditation status is extended up to the next General Evaluation. If it fails to meet the requirements, the accreditation status is terminated.

Provisional Evaluation assesses the readiness, direction and potential of the program to meet the requirements of the Accreditation Criteria and Rule and Procedure of Evaluation. The same evaluation items are applied, except for those related to graduate performance that can only be evaluated after graduates are produced. The evaluation decision is whether the program accredited provisionally with a validity period of 4 years or not accredited.