Yes, this is exactly what I mean. There are quite a few advocates of regional accreditation in the world of academics and they do have valid points, however debatable. Many people are under the erroneous impression that if an educational institution is regionally accredited, it essentially imparts high quality of education.
The truth is actually a mile away. In no way can regional accreditation be used as a stick to measure the quality of education. There are few, albeit kept under wraps, facts that question regional accreditation and its worth to a student. See also the following video in which Costa Rica Business Faculty member Rina Coronel talks about St. Petersburg College PC Study Abroad programs.
Cost: In a recent documentary by Frontline, Inc., it was revealed that the cost of attaining regional accreditation is almost $10 million. Academic institutions are rarely non-profit these days, so one might wonder how they manage to pay this exorbitant price for regional accreditation. The answer lies in the high priced programs that they offer to students. They earn it all back via high tuition fees that they charge students.
There has been a lot of debate regarding international accreditation, its impact on students and the benefits it has to offer. Following are a few facts that I have gathered, out of which some are known to many while others will come as a pleasant surprise.
On the basis of these facts and supporting research, suffice it to say that a university, either online or offline, that is internationally accredited certainly does a student more good than regionally or nationally accredited university can.
Moreover, attaining international accreditation also benefits a university in many ways. It allows them to reach out students in the most remote areas and offer high-quality degrees and diplomas that are universally accepted.
In response to the need for tertiary-level studies in Central America Capitals and other cities over the past decades, we’ve seen many new colleges and universities open their doors to deal with the continually growing number of applicants. This response came mainly from the region’s private sector and happened without much regulatory oversight. So take a closer look at this post with Central America news on Regional Accreditation of academic institutions.
It was traditionally the responsibility of individual states or state-sponsored colleges and universities to safeguard the quality of education and degrees offered by a country’s institution of post-secondary education.
We could see, however, that the poorly equipped and relatively small governments and academic institutions in Central America had enormous difficulty in reacting to the huge growth in the need for tertiary education, let alone that they could monitor or assess the new institutions’ quality of their educational programs.
Most of the university assignments that are given to students are aimed at improving their language and writing skills. It is definitely worth taking advantage of this opportunity to be great at writing because this exercise prepares you well for your exams. So read on to learn more about how to structure an Academic Strengths and Weaknesses Essay.
For this, you need to make a detailed plan in your mind of how should you go about it. Doing a little research on the topic is of great help so that you know exactly what to write. In fact, you need to structure the essay well because the structure is the key to making a reader hooked on to the content presented by you.
A well-structured essay makes the essay look concise and easy to read.
Let’s now discuss how the structure should be like to make it interesting for the reader. What should the introduction, main body and conclusion be like?
• The essay should always begin with a proper introduction. It could be with a sentence or phrase or a question that makes the reader want to know more.
• However, it should always be borne in mind that the introduction doesn’t say too much. It should clear and concise, say about 5-6 sentences to introduce the reader to the topic.
• It should very briefly discuss what points you will raise in the entire essay
• Moreover, open-ended and unbiased comments must be avoided.
The Association of Private Universities of Central America (AUPRICA), chapter Nicaragua, has been proposed to strengthen its leadership as the best Association of private universities in our country. For this reason, recently the organization presented its Strategic Plan which is in line with and inspired by its mission, vision, and guidelines of its members, that define the lines of work undertaken for the continuous improvement of the quality of teaching, curricula, research, and University promotion and expansion. So read on to learn more Central America News – AUPRICA in Nicaragua.
AUPRICA understands that institutional quality should endorse practices that have a strong link with their environment, especially with those organizations and entities that play a fundamental role in the socio-economic development of Nicaragua.
As the expenses of traditional higher education continue to get higher, also in Central America, more and more students are choosing to pursue online degrees. And as the offerings of online degree programs continue to expand and improve, employers are beginning to have a greater regard for online degrees. We can see that more and more AUPRICA-accredited universities in Central America are offering their programs and courses over the internet as well. To learn more, check out this interesting video as well:
Recent reports indicate public awareness of online education is improving, along with the quality of online colleges, which has helped boost legitimacy for online degrees for employers. That value continues to rise as employers become more familiar with online degrees, which are turning up more and more frequently on applications. A report by Reuters showed that the online education sector grew 13% last year and that almost a quarter of students enrolled in at least some online college classes.
As online education becomes a highly popular mode of education, students around the world must learn the important facts about the accreditation process and benefits of accreditation. More and more brick-and-mortar universities in Central America hold AUPRICA accreditation and the purpose is that their online available courses and programs will acquire the same stature, respect, and value.
Once the institution is accredited by an accreditation body, it becomes liable to uphold the status by maintaining the education quality and is thus required to make the availability of accreditation review once in a while by the accreditation body.
Internationally accredited universities like the ones that are accredited by AUPRICA strive to provide a high quality of education by keeping abreast of the new and updated curriculum, updated faculty and new financial aid programs.
Did you hear this advice “Go with your heart?” I read it so many time on almost every educational blog. So let’s break down exactly what it means to “Go with your heart.” To go with your heart means to pick the major that you are sincerely most interested in. It means to pick the major that will get you the job that you will enjoy the most. But it also means to pick the major as if you were seven years old again. Let me explain.
Being eighteen has its advantages, but it also has its disadvantages – one of them being that you start to overanalyze nearly everything you do. Now you may be thinking to yourself, “I don’t overanalyze…wait, do I?” See, that’s what I’m talking about – stop second guessing!
When you were seven years old, you went with your gut. You said to yourself, “I am gonna go play in the mud.” Why did you play in the mud? Because it’s what you truly wanted to do. You didn’t sit there and think about the consequences, or the ramifications of playing in the mud. You did it because that’s what your heart told you to do, right?
Medical education has always been a very competitive arena, and this post is actually for students who want to study in the United States. All across the world, also in Central America, the demand for medical graduates is increasing steadily, more so with growing instances of illnesses and subsequent healthcare requirements.
However, getting into medical school is a tough ask, mainly because of the competition and because of the high level of intellect required to gain admission into these courses. You really do need to be among the best and smartest to get through the system. Once you do, however, the opportunities are aplenty. As for the financial part of it, there are lots of medical school scholarships and grants that help students get through the grind and become a boon to the society.
Informed decision making and research will not only help candidates understand grants, scholarships and opportunities for financial aid in a much better way but also help dispel misconceptions about the process. Many students of medicine think that they’re not eligible for many forms of support and aid, and this applies particularly to students from Central America, even when their previous courses are properly accredited. Several students assume that applying for a grant will not only be time-consuming, but also futile. The truth is, the financial aid and grant process is one of the most important steps that you’ll take towards getting yourself some financial relief in medical college.
In response to increased demand for tertiary-level academic education in Central America over the past decades, we’ve seen many new universities and colleges opening their doors. However, this response came primarily from the private sector without the needed regulatory oversight. So check out this article with Central American news on Higher Education Accreditation
Usually, it was a state’s responsibility, or that of a state-regulated university, to safeguard the quality of education and degrees granted by the country’s institutions of tertiary education. The fact was thought that the relatively small and resource-poor governments in the Central American region not only had great difficulty to answer to the ever-increasing demand for higher education, they also were not in a position to monitor and guarantee the quality of academic standards and education provided by the private institutions that filled in the student demands.
The result was that the quality of education and degrees offered at colleges, universities, and other professional schools showed immense variety and has been questioned by citizens, businesses, and governing bodies who demanded better and regulated academic standards and equally granted access to quality education across all social classes.