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AAALAC International Standards and Accreditation Process

  • Gettayacamin, Montip;Retnam, Leslie
    • Toxicological Research
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    • v.33 no.3
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    • pp.183-189
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    • 2017
  • AAALAC International is a private, nonprofit organization that promotes humane treatment of animals in science through a voluntary international accreditation program. AAALAC International accreditation is recognized around the world as a symbol of high quality animal care and use for research, teaching and testing, as well as promoting animal welfare. Animals owned by the institution that are used for research, teaching and testing are included as part of an accredited program. More than 990 animal care and use institutions in 42 countries around the world (more than 170 programs in 13 countries in the Pacific Rim region) have earned AAALAC International accreditation. The AAALAC International Council on Accreditation evaluates overall performance and all aspects of an animal care and use program, involving an in-depth, multilayered, confidential peer-review process. The evaluators (site visitors) consider compliance with applicable local animal legislation of the host country, institutional policies, and employ a customized approach for evaluating overall program performance using a series of primary standards that include the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, the Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Research and Teaching, or the European Convention for the Protection of Vertebrate Animals Used for Experimental and Other Purposes, Council of Europe (ETS 123), and supplemental Reference Resources, as applicable.

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.

Current Status of Management on Pharmacopuncture in Korea through Introduction of an Accreditation System

  • Sung, Soo-Hyun;Shin, Byung-Cheul;Park, Min-Jung;Kim, Kyeong Han;Kim, Ji-Won;Ryu, Ji-Yeon;Park, Jang-Kyung
    • Journal of Pharmacopuncture
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    • v.22 no.2
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    • pp.75-82
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    • 2019
  • Objectives: Pharmacopuncture is a new form of acupuncture treatment that injects herbal medicine into acupuncture points. This paper introduces the management status of pharmacopuncture through accreditation, and examines the effect of accreditation on pharmacopuncture management. Methods: The Accreditation System of External Herbal Dispensaries (EHDs) of traditional Korean medicine clinics announced by the Ministry of Health and Welfare in September 2018 were investigated. Results: The Accreditation System of EHDs assesses and certifies herbal medicine and pharmacopuncture preparations. Regular components for the 'pharmacopuncture' certification consist of nine standards, 30 categories, and 165 items. The nine standards include: herbal dispensary facilities, clean room management, management and organization operation, employee management, document management, continuous quality control, herbal medicine management, management of preparation, and pavement management. Conclusion: Through EHD accreditation and certification system, traditional Korean medicine clinics and EHDs can now manage pharmacopuncture medicine quality and promise safe pharmacopuncture treatment for the people.

The Improvements of a College's Internal Accreditation System (대학 자체교육인증제 개선 방안 모색 -A대학 운영 사례를 중심으로)

  • Seo, Boem-Jong;Ha, Jung-Youn;Kang, Jiyeon;Park, Taeyang
    • The Journal of the Korea Contents Association
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    • v.17 no.12
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    • pp.368-377
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    • 2017
  • The purpose of this study was to find improvement measures of the internal accreditation system which is spontaneously operated by A university. To do so, this study reviewed the historical backgrounds and current issues of A university's internal accreditation system mainly based on government's accreditation and financial support programs on higher education institutes. And, this study also analyzed qualitative data which were collected via interviews with members of the committee of internal accreditation and the minutes of accreditation related meetings. These procedures were conducted by using Nvivo 11, which is specially designed for the qualitative research method. The main results of this study were the following: the current issues that A university's internal accreditation system faced included the faculties' unwillingness to participate due to the administrative work load caused by the internal accreditation program, and the difficulties of the preparation of evaluation reports caused by the ambiguity of evaluation standards. The measures for improving A university's internal accreditation system included (1)offering the enough time and detailed information for the preparation of evaluation reports, and (2)providing the specific feedback and the consistent and systematic management, (3)establishing the ordinary recording system of achievement, (4)setting the standards for the renewal of accreditation, (5)setting the evaluation standards that considers the uniqueness of various faculties, and lastly, (6)providing the official templates for evaluation reports.

Europass and the CEFR: Implications for Language Teaching in Korea

  • Finch, Andrew Edward
    • English Language & Literature Teaching
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    • v.15 no.2
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    • pp.71-92
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    • 2009
  • Europass was established in 2005 by the European Parliament and the Council of Europe as a single framework for language qualifications and competences, helping citizens to gain accreditation throughout the European Community. In addition, the 1996 Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment (CEFR) provides a common basis for language syllabi, curriculum guidelines, examination, and textbooks in Europe. This framework describes the required knowledge and skills, the cultural context, and the levels of proficiency that learners should achieve. In combination, Europass and the CEFR provide employers and educational institutes with internationally recognized standards. This paper proposes that current trends such as globalization and international mobility require a similar approach to accreditation in Asia. As jobs and workers become independent of national boundaries and restrictions, it becomes necessary to educate students as multilingual world citizens, using standards that are accepted around the world. It is suggested, therefore, that assessment models such as Europass and the CEFR, along with successful language teaching models in Europe and Canada, present opportunities of adaptation for the Korean education system. Finally, rigorous teacher training to internationally recognized levels is recommended, if Korea is to produce a workforce of highly-skilled, plurilingual world citizens.

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Urgent problems and solution strategies in 2nd cycle of long-term care hospital accreditation (요양병원 인증 2주기 당면과제 및 해결방안)

  • Kim, Kyung Sook
    • Korea Journal of Hospital Management
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    • v.21 no.3
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    • pp.65-70
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    • 2016
  • The Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) accreditation system was initiated in 2013 in the form of mandatory accreditation system in order to improve patient safety and the quality of medical service at LTCHs. By June 2016, the accredited LTCHs were 76.2%. This research was conducted to review the implementation process in the first cycle and to promote development of the second cycle of LTCH accreditation system. There are some changes which reinforced the accreditation standards, accreditation survey, and public access to accreditation results in order to strengthen patient safety in the first cycle LTCH accreditation system. LTCHs which participated in the accreditation system achieved certain outcomes in respect to patient safety and employee satisfaction. However, there are several urgent problems in placement criteria of night duty health care providers, reinforcement plans in the accreditation system, and incentives for accredited hospitals. In order to solve these problems, the most important thing is to clearly recognize the fact that the healthcare accreditation system is not the means for control and regulate hospitals but a system to induce hospitals to continue to strive for improvements in patient safety and medical service quality. In addition, it is required that LTCHs, accrediting agency and the Ministry of Health and Welfare compromise and cooperate to seek solutions every time issues related to the accreditation system arise.

A Study on the International Accreditation Standard and Unit Spatial Organization of Public School in Korea (국내공립학교의 국제인증기준과 단위공간구성에 관한 연구)

  • Lee, Eul-Gyu;Jeon, You-Chang
    • Journal of the Korean Institute of Educational Facilities
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    • v.23 no.1
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    • pp.13-22
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    • 2016
  • Recently, Korea has been established and operated International Schools manifesting to improve the nation's capacity of the foreign languages skill and to cultivate internationally trained professional manpower. In order to achieve the vision of a world-class educational organization, it has to be designed for the facility standards to meet the international accreditation standards. Therefore, the main purpose of this study is to research about basic resources through comparison of facility conditions between public schools in Korea and international accredited schools. By comparing those two different plan drawings are found the following things. First, Schools which established with International Accreditation Standard are prepared detailed criteria for the facility, Furthermore information about the furnishings included, in addition to specific equipments for classes are stated to be prepared. Secondly, it is more effective when special classrooms such as music and science are equipped with various spatial elements, enough educational equipment storage, teacher's study rooms, practical training rooms and student's activity rooms to support various teaching programs and learning efficiently. Lastly, there was a clear tendency that not only hardware but also software standards for the audiovisual room and library have been more enhanced to enable multidisciplinary educational approaches with the recent education training trend.

Analysis of the degree of social accountability in accreditation standards for basic medical education (기본의학교육 평가인증기준의 사회적 책무성 반영 수준 분석)

  • Sangmi T Lee;Eunbae B. Yang
    • Korean Medical Education Review
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    • v.25 no.3
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    • pp.273-284
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    • 2023
  • According to the World Health Organization, for medical schools to fulfill their obligation of social accountability, it is necessary for medical education, research, and service areas to ref lect the healthcare system's relevance, quality, cost-effectiveness, and equity. This study utilized Boelen and Heck's (1995) social accountability grid model to analyze the degree to which the Accreditation Standards of Korean Institute of Medical Education and Evaluation 2019 (ASK2019) standards apply the World Federation for Medical Education's (WFME) standards. The social accountability characteristics of the former were compared to those of the WFME, the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, and the Australian Medical Council. Experts with experience and certification in medical education and evaluation classified the ASK2019 standards according to the grid model, evaluated social accountability perspectives, and categorized them according to the process, content, and outcome. Of the 92 standards, 61 (66.30%) were selected as social accountability standards; these encompassed all areas. There was a particular focus on outcome-related areas, such as "mission and outcomes," "student assessment," "educational evaluation," and "continuous improvement." Education and quality were the most common (33, 54.11%), followed by 18 standards related to education and relevance. However, the standards on cost effectiveness and equity corresponding to education, research, and service were significantly insufficient. As a result of classification using a logic model, many criteria were incorporated into the process, producing results similar to those of international accreditation institutions. Therefore, to fulfill medical schools' social accountability, it is necessary to develop cost effectiveness and equity standards with reference to grid models and expand them beyond education to include research and service areas. Developing content and outcome standards is also required.

Study on Developing Assessment Tools for Architectural Engineering Program Outcomes - focused on the extra curriculum - (건축공학 프로그램의 학습성과 평가도구 개발에 관한 연구 - 비교과과정을 중심으로 -)

  • Kim, Tae-Keun;Lee, Dong-Jin;Lee, Yong-Kyu;Kim, Jae-Yeob
    • Proceedings of the Korean Institute of Building Construction Conference
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    • 2009.05b
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    • pp.143-147
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    • 2009
  • Graduates from engineering colleges are demanded to have been acquired some abilities and qualities during their undergraduate years through the standard of the so-called "programmed learning results and evaluation" This paper aims at analyzing the learning results evaluation tool for graduates from the architectural engineering department through the examples of the colleges with engineering accreditation in Korea, and suggesting a more appropriate programmed learning result evaluation tool. The basic theories on programmed learning results were studied, and then the previous study examples were researched. The study objects were limited to the fourteen colleges which offered the examples of the learning results evaluation tools of the colleges with engineering accreditation in Korea. Types and the present situation of those evaluation tools were analyzed. In addition, the proposals for the evaluation tool of programmed learning results and the performance standard were suggested for those with an engineering accreditation, based on the case study of the performance standards of each college with an engineering accreditation. The study results showed that much more national research needs to be conducted to clarify the standards of selecting an evaluation tool and a performance standard appropriate for the level of each college so that it can make a proper proposal.

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Association of Program Outcomes and Competency Units for Curriculum Development of NCS Based Engineering Education Accreditation (NCS기반 공학교육인증 교육과정 개발을 위한 학습성과와 능력단위의 연관 기법)

  • Park, Kyung-hwan
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.23 no.3
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    • pp.59-65
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    • 2020
  • This paper introduces the association method for the program outcomes of engineering education accreditation and the competency units of National Competency Standards(NCS). This association method can be used to efficiently develop an engineering curriculum that is based on both of the NCS and the engineering education accreditation. The association method consists of an analysis phase, an association phase and a checking phase. We also deals with the curriculum development procedure that uses the proposed association of program outcomes and competency units. Also, we provide the application of this method to the computer engineering program for NCS-based engineering education accreditation. Thus we can systematically and efficiently develop curriculums for the NCS-based engineering education accreditation by using the proposed method.