The Accreditation Agency of Curacao is currently in advanced negotiations with one of the most well-known and recognized accreditation agencies in Europe to form a long lasting strategic partnership that will be beneficial and advantageous for all universities and institutions of higher education who will wish to go through a program or institutional accreditation procedure with the AAC.
One of the most important aspects of this future association between the AAC and its partner institution in Europe will be the double accreditation option. In a joint accreditation procedure, corresponding mechanisms from both agencies are united wherever possible. Deciding on such as combined process will offer institutions the opportunity to acquire a double accreditation (program and/or institutional) on the basis of a single procedure. All the respective frameworks and standards, intended to safeguard the quality of the accreditation processes, will of course be fully covered in a combined process.
A double accreditation can help universities and institutions to profile themselves internationally and improve their standing and reputation. Applying for an accreditation process at various agencies will always require more time, effort, and administrative work. By applying only once for a double accreditation, the institution in question can significantly reduce the administrative load. The reputation of a program or institution will be improved significantly. Such an extensive process – if successful – also puts a stamp of approval on graduates: graduating from a doubly accredited institution indicates that alumni are expected to be completely ready to practice at a certain level.
Last but not least, a double accreditation procedure provides educational programs with opportunities for self-definition and self-reflection, and with feedback on program content and direction. The quality assurance process offered by not by one but by two well-known agencies will thus give universities the chance for continuous improvement.
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