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Recognition of Self-Accreditation

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  • Source:Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan
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Recognition of self-accreditation is designed to guide institutions in self-accrediting their departments, graduate institutes, and degree programs, based on their particular needs and distinct features. Recognition of self-accreditation is divided into two stages:(1) recognition of an institution’s self-accreditation mechanisms; and (2) recognition of the outcomes of the program accreditation (i.e., recognition of accreditation results).

 1.Recognition of Self-Accreditation Mechanisms

 The recognition of self-accreditation mechanisms first requires that an institution reviews the mechanisms to be employed in the accreditation of its programs. Recognition itself consists of reviewing whether or not an institution has drawn up a Self-Accreditation Action Plan and then created relevant regulations and procedures based on the accreditation categories therein. An institution must submit its Self-Accreditation Action Plan, which will be used as the primary basis in granting recognition.

 2.Recognition of Self-Accreditation Results

 The review of self-accreditation results consists of HEEACT utilizing an institution’s Self-Accreditation Action Plan (approved by HEEACT in the previous stage) and employing the PDCA model to review whether or not the institution self-accredited one of its departments, graduate schools, or degree-granting programs in accordance with its action plan. Recognition is granted based on whether self-accreditation outcomes and practices for ongoing improvement are appropriate and comprehensive.


  • HEEACT Recognition of Self-Accreditation Handbook (2019) pdf