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    GLOBAL ACCREDITATION BOARD FOR DISTANCE LEARNING (GABDL) PUBLISHES COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE FOR EVALUATION & ACCOUNTABILITY IN HIGHER EDUCATION

     
    Keeping in view the growing importance of accreditation, as it provides credibility to educational institutions for the quality of their offered programs and services, Global Accreditation Board for Distance Learning (GABDL) published a guide for evaluation and accountability in higher education. This will help institutions in assessing themselves as well as aid accrediting bodies, before awarding accreditation to any university, college and school.
    The first thing highlighted in the guide is to set ambitious goals. According to CEO of GABDL “Every educational institute must communicate their explicit goals for student learning to institution’s internal constituents as well as different stakeholders and public. Academic divisions and other departments operating within an educational institution should communicate their goals and define a link between their goals and institution’s goals. Students, instructors, staff and administrators need to understand that their contribution to learning goals is important”.
    GABDL’s second point of emphasis is to collect evidence of student learning. Academic institutions should integrate efficient processes for the collection of overall evidence. This helps institutions to determine students’ performance and their progress as per the standard learning outcomes. Collecting evidences is an ongoing task, performed by faculty and staff. This process aids in measuring the success of educational institutions and also recognizes areas of improvement.
    Global Accreditation Board for Distance Learning further emphasizes that institutions should ensure quality of student learning through implementation of its QA model Also, these evidences can lead to institution’s improvement. The evidence-based evaluation of academic institutions, their offered programs and their practices leads to constant review, assessment and improvement.
    The Director of Global Accreditation Board for Distance Learning suggests to state evidences and outcomes of student learning. He said “Stating out the facts justifies an institution’s commitment for improving its academic programs and also to assist students in achieving their educational goals. The outcomes of student learning should be shared with internal and external constituents of academic institution.”

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