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A Comparative Analysis on University Accreditation Standards of Korea and USA in the View Point of Information Literacy (정보활용능력의 관점에서 본 한국과 미국의 대학평가인증기준 비교.분석)

  • Lee, Byeong-Ki;Kim, Kioh
    • Journal of the Korean BIBLIA Society for library and Information Science
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    • v.24 no.3
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    • pp.135-156
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    • 2013
  • In recent years, universities as higher education institutions have counted upon social accountability that assure their educational performance and quality. University assessment accreditation are being used internationally as a means to ensure the accountability. Current trends in American accreditation standards emphasize student learning outcomes such as problem solving, critical analysis, creativity instead of inputs such as physical and human resources. Also, American accreditation standards underscore the importance of information literacy as a learning outcomes. The purpose of this study is to compare and to analysis accreditation standards of Korea and American in the view point of library and information literacy. This study suggest basic directions how to apply these information literacy in accreditation standards of Korea. The accreditation standards of Korea need to reflect information literacy in terms of to enhance learning outcomes. In particular, this accreditation standards has to include collaboration between librarian and faculty within standard for accreditation.

Recent Trends of the Assessment of Academic Library Services in the Context of American Regional Accreditation Standards (미국의 대학평가인정기준에 나타나는 대학도서관 평가기준의 최근 경향)

  • Suh, Hye-Ran
    • Journal of the Korean BIBLIA Society for library and Information Science
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    • v.15 no.2
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    • pp.255-270
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    • 2004
  • American Academic Accreditation System was reviewed. Current accreditation standards of the six regional accreditation associations were analysed with reference to the evaluation of academic libraries. That analysis was led to the recognition of some trends; mission and goal based assessment, qualitative evaluation, emphasis on the student learning outcomes, emphasis on the teaching role of academic librarians, distance education, and less prescriptive text. Some suggestions were made for revision of the Korean academic accreditation standards related to libraries.

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Accreditation Standards and Procedures for Institutions of Early Childhood Education and Care (유아교육·보육기관 평가인정제 개발 연구)

  • Yang, Ok Seung
    • Korean Journal of Child Studies
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    • v.21 no.4
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    • pp.177-196
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    • 2000
  • A large sample (1090) of randomly selected early childhood education professionals and government officials rated each of the 133 standards of "A Model for Institutional Accreditation for Early Childhood Education and Care"(Yang, 1999) on a scale of 1 (least important) to 5 (most important). Findings were that all kindergartens and child care centers should be evaluated for accreditation every 3 years with 3-6 months for self-study and on-site validation visits by representatives of the appropritates agencies for 1-2 days. Evaluation results are should be used by institution personnel as a guide to self-supervision, by government officials as a funding standard and by parents as criteria of program quality. Essential accreditation standards included: facilities and equipment; curriculum; nutrition, health and safety; administration and management; and support systems. Safety and teacher-child interactions were most highly rated while parent involvement was not highly rated.

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A Review of Laws and Evaluation Criteria on Health, Nutrition, and Safety in Child Care Centers (어린이집 건강과 영양, 안전관리 현황과 과제)

  • Choi, Hye Jin;Nam, Mi Kyoung;Son, Won Kyoung
    • Korean Journal of Childcare and Education
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    • v.10 no.2
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    • pp.43-71
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    • 2014
  • This study reviews recent trends of laws and evaluation criteria of heath, nutrition, and safety in child care centers, and addresses future research directions on them. To this end, we analyzed Child Care Laws, Child Care Acts, Child Care Program Accreditation Standards and Criteria, as well as master's theses, doctoral dissertations and journals that have been published on these issues since 1991. Through a comprehensive and critical review, we revealed three following findings in terms of child heath, nutrition, and safety. First, it is necessary to strengthen regulations for all children's heath, nutrition, and safety, or to discuss measures corresponding to those regulations to provide the best possible care to every child. Second, a careful examination of accreditation standards on health, nutrition and safety found that, although specific actions and criteria on these issues were already prepared, their implementation is not mandatory and the quality of provided health, nutrition and safety is not properly guaranteed. This finding shows that what is still necessary is to devise effective plans for handling institutional frameworks and processes of child care program accreditation standards. Third, among the three categories of health, nutrition, and safety, the topics on safety were found to be studied most frequently, whereas the other two topics were considered much less. It thus indicates that more research on health and nutrition are necessary.

A Study on the Program Operations based on the Evaluation of Program Education Objectives and Program Outcomes (교육목표와 학습성과 평가를 통한 프로그램 운영 방안에 대한 연구)

  • Lee, Kang-woo;Shin, Youn-soon
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.12 no.2
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    • pp.71-82
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    • 2009
  • In spite of rather short history of about 10 years, Engineering Accreditation has been spreaded, drastically. Considerable number of faculties in diverse engineering majors keep pouring their efforts for better engineering education. Nevertheless, due to unfamiliarity to certain terminologies that can be easily found in other areas, major number of engineering faculties suffer from difficulties in fulfilling the requirements for Engineering Accreditation. This paper presents fundamental knowledge underlying Accreditation Standards and requirements of each Standard, in detail. This paper eventually provides engineering programs with concrete ways by which one can fulfill all the requirements for Engineering Accreditation.

Efficiency Comparison and Performance Targets for Academic Departments in the Local Private College Using DEA (자료포락 분석을 이용한 지방 사립 전문대학교 학과의 효율성 비교 및 성과 달성 목표수준 정의)

  • Bae, Jae-Ho
    • Journal of Korean Institute of Industrial Engineers
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    • v.39 no.4
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    • pp.298-312
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    • 2013
  • This paper compares efficiency results and performance targets for academic departments in a local private college using DEA (Data Envelopment Analysis). Because of an aging society, a smaller school-age population entering colleges, and enhanced accreditation standards by the government, colleges and universities are not recruiting and retaining sufficient students and therefore are struggling for survival. In contrast to popular four-year undergraduate universities concentrated in Seoul and its satellite cities, retaining students is critical for the survival of local private colleges in poor or remote regions. Therefore, it is very important to identify the factors involved in the retention of students in the various departments of a college. However, given the different characteristics of the departments, it is difficult to identify one unique or robust set of standards to evaluate their performance. The purpose of this paper is to maximize student retention capabilities by ensuring that additional resources are assigned to efficient DMUs, while, inefficient DMUs are given benchmarked targets. Based on previous studies and college accreditation standards, this paper presents indices to be used in evaluating the efficiency of academic departments in a college. In evaluating relative efficiency, this paper uses the output-oriented BCC model. To define target levels to be achieved for efficient DMU, a multi-stage DEA procedure is used.

Exploring the Conditions that will Allow for Change in Traditional Korean Medicine Curricula - Focusing on the Integrated Curriculum - (한의학 교육과정 변화의 조건 탐색 - 통합교육과정을 중심으로 -)

  • Jo, Hak-jun
    • Journal of Korean Medical classics
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    • v.33 no.3
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    • pp.63-89
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    • 2020
  • Objectives : To suggest conditions that will allow for change in Traditional Korean Medicine (TKM) curricula through analysis of the failure of widespread acceptance of the integrated curriculum into all Traditional Medicine Colleges. Methods : First, the process of change between TKM education and medical education was compared. Next, the conditions that would stimulate change in TKM curricula were analyzed in three levels: structure, policy, and actor. Results : TKM colleges have not experienced a structural change from the six-year to four-year structure. The accreditation standards of TKM education (KAS2021) should be more supportive instead of forcing change, and the goals should be reset to education improvement instead of meeting the standards of WFME. The deans' leadership and professors' ownership over their subjects need to be modified. A group of professionals that could lead change is required, while other factors such as full-time professorships, clinical practice hours, obligatory teaching hours and overall teaching environment need to be improved. Conclusions : It would be ideal if individual TKM colleges created success models of curricula change-despite the time and effort that is required-that could spread to other colleges. After the new curriculum has been accepted in more that half of the total eleven TKM colleges, an institutional isomorphism can be demanded.

A Study on the Internal Validity of Korean Medicine Education Evaluation and Accreditation (한의학교육평가인증 내적타당화에 대한 고찰)

  • Lee, Hyeong-Ju
    • Journal of the International Relations & Interdisciplinary Education
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    • v.1 no.2
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    • pp.31-47
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    • 2021
  • This study intends to examine the indicators of Korean medicine education that are directly required in the field, in the process of developing and rationalizing the second cycle of evaluation and accreditation standards for the Colleges of Korean medicine and present indicators to the Korean medicine education community. To this end, we conducted the Delphi survey on six Korean medicine education experts, and the second cycle evaluation and accreditation standards were developed after verifying the validity of the contents and through a public hearing on three experts. Based on the research results of this study, we make the following suggestions: First, the support of Korean medical education institutions should be considered. The Korean medical education institution operates the Korean medicine hospital under each institution's name. Thus, criteria for evaluation shall be considered according to the number of beds and the support of schools. Second, for the second cycle of evaluation, all six members of the evaluation committee were professors of Korean medicine; however, in the future, each group of the evaluation committee needs to be composed of an external curriculum and evaluation experts to seek the evaluation focusing on education. Third, it is necessary to include curriculum and evaluation experts in the development stage of education programs and institutional evaluation and accreditation standards. Fourth, the experts of the curriculum should be included as the members of the curriculum development team of the College of Korean Medicine. This study is meaningful as a study to improve the quality of Korean medicine education.

Development of Standards and Criteria for Accreditation of a Baccalaureate Nursing Education Program: Reflections on the Unique Characteristics of the Nursing Profession (간호학 특성을 반영한 4년제 간호교육 평가인정 표준 및 기준 개발)

  • Kim, Cho-Ja;Ahn, Yang-Heui;Kim, Mi-Won;Jeong, Yeon-Ok;Lee, Ju-Hee
    • Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
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    • v.36 no.6
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    • pp.1002-1011
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    • 2006
  • Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine characteristics of nursing science and identify expected outcomes from baccalaureate graduates, and to develop accreditation standards and criteria reflecting the characteristics of the nursing profession. Methods: A methodological research design was utilized in this study. Related literature reviews and the nursing education program goals and objectives of the 99 nursing schools in Korea were analyzed. A cross-sectional survey research design was utilized to test the validity of the developed characteristics of the nursing profession and their accreditation criteria and standards. The face validity was from the advisory committee and public committee hearing. Results: The characteristics of nursing science were defined with five concepts including humanity, scientific knowledge, professionalism, therapeutic relationship, and facilitating well-being. The expected outcomes from graduates were identified as providing holistic nursing, critical thinking, establishing professionalism and leadership, construction of a therapeutic relationship, and skilled nursing practice. Finally6 standards and 14 criteria reflecting the unique characteristics of the nursing profession were developed for accreditation. These proposed accreditation standards and criteria are a challenge to promote the quality of nursing science.

Comparison of Perceptions of the Healthcare Accreditation Program for the Accredited Hospitals and the Surveyors (의료기관 인증제도에 대한 인증 의료기관과 조사위원의 인식 비교)

  • Kim, Kyung-Sook;Lee, Sun-Hee
    • Quality Improvement in Health Care
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    • v.22 no.1
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    • pp.59-69
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    • 2016
  • Objectives: Healthcare Accreditation Program in Korea started in 2011. The aim of this study is to contribute to the development of the Healthcare Accreditation Program in Korea by comparing the perception of the Healthcare Accreditation Program for the accredited hospitals and the surveyors. Methods: This study was performed targeting 77 accredited acute care hospitals and 245 surveyors who have surveyed acute care hospitals from 2010 to February 2014. They responded to our questionnaire via a survey website, and we analyzed the results. Results: We found that the hospitals rated the professionalism of surveyors more positively than surveyors. While average score of the hospitals was higher for 'The understanding of the accreditation standards and survey methods was correct' than that of the surveyors (p<0.01), average score of the surveyors was higher for 'Mediation and collaboration between surveyors were smooth' than that of the hospitals (p<0.05). And we found that the surveyors rated the Accreditation Program more positively than hospitals. While average score of the hospitals was higher for 'Surveyors have the professionalism' than that of the surveyors (p<0.05), average score of the surveyors was higher for 'It is easy to understand the accreditation standards and evaluation items' than that of the hospitals (p<0.01). Conclusion: In order to development of the accreditation program, it is necessary to strengthen the professionalism of surveyors and improve the acceptability of the accreditation program.