Legal Provisions and Responsibilities
The DRPFAA’s primary responsibilities are:
- Accreditation of Public and Private Higher Education Institutions;
- Accreditation of new Higher Education Institutions and their programs;
- Accreditation of new programs at accredited Higher Education Institutions;
- Continuous monitoring of Quality at accredited Higher Education Institutions.
The DRPF Accreditation Agency is a quality assessment agency in public and private institutions of higher education. Through the accreditation process, it supports the development of quality in these institutions. The responsibilities of the DRPFAA and the accreditation criteria are provided through the following documents:
Accreditation is a procedure carried out for the purpose of verifying the compliance of the activity of the educational institution with the accepted state educational standards and the requirements of other normative legal acts and used to ensure that the status and quality of the educational institution meet and protect the minimum standards. Accreditation is a must for an educational institution to obtain legal protection for its activities or educational programs it teaches.
Accreditation assessment of educational institutions is carried out based on the results of examining, analyzing and comparing the submitted documents, as well as on-site or remote interviews with the employees of the institution.
Documents required from the educational institution for accreditation:
After receiving the notification of institutional and program accreditations, the educational institution fills out the electronic application for accreditation and uploads the following documents to the system:
– The charter of the educational institution;
-Educational institution development strategy and action plan;
– The self-analysis report of the educational institution and its appendices;
– A document reflecting the internal quality assurance policy of the educational institution;
-Annual report on the activity of the enterprise on internal quality assurance;
-Study plans and other relevant documents on the regulation and organization of the scientific (pedagogical) activity of the institution and the educational process drawn up by the educational institution;
-Description of the programs, syllabuses (work study programs) and (or) modules of the subjects, extracurricular activities, associations included in the curriculum of the accredited programs;
– The number of students on accredited programs and the copy of the orders on admission, transfer, transfer, restoration and expulsion of students;
– List of academic (pedagogical) staff, personal account information of professors and teachers, general education and specialized subject teachers and industrial training masters;
– Programs for all types of experiences provided for in the curriculum, copies of contracts concluded with institutions where the experience is held, and a report on the results of the experience;
– The results of the final attestation of the graduating students of the general education institution, the results of all the exams on the programs, information about the diploma works and the list of the final theses of the students;
– An overview of the previous accreditation assessment results and a report on the implementation of the recommendations and instructions specified in the relevant Final Report;
-Agreement between educational institutions offering a joint educational program (if any);
– The set of relevant information on the Accreditation Criteria submitted through TMIS by September 10 for each completed academic year;
– Document confirming the payment of the state fee for accreditation.
Accreditation evaluation of educational institutions is carried out on the basis of the results of examination, analysis and reconciliation of the submitted documents taking into account the Accreditation Criteria approved by the Ministry of Education according to the relevant level of education, as well as on-site or remote interviews with the employees of the institution.