GVASEAS, grants accreditation to a number of educational institutions that are committed to a high-quality education and other student-driven benefits. By virtue of its high-quality accreditation services, GVASEAS has acquired the status of a globally recognized accreditation body with a presence in more than 180 countries.Read more
ACCREDITATION FOR EDUCATION PROVIDERS
GVASEAS provides international accreditation to the education providers to serve as secondary accreditation, enhance the entity's regional accreditation and assures stakeholders that the educational program, policies and procedures of the institute, university and school are up to the international standards of quality. GVASEAS's International Accreditation represents an education provider's commitment to delivering quality which is on a par with the global standards.
Accreditation is a process of recognizing educational institutions for performance, integrity, and quality that entitles them to the confidence of the educational community and the public.
GVASEAS has been operating to perform a number of important functions, including the encouragement of efforts towards maximum educational effectiveness.The accrediting process requires institutions and programs to examine their own goals, operations, and achievements. It provides the expert criticism and suggestions of a visiting evaluation committee, and, later, the recommendations of the accrediting body. Since the accreditation is reviewed periodically, institutions are encouraged toward continued self-study and improvement.
GVASEAS identifies and accredits distance education and training institutions that have attained and maintained the standards deemed necessary to operate at a basic level of quality. Its accrediting program employs procedures similar to those of other acknowledged educational accrediting agencies.
Purpose of Accreditation
Accreditation is intended to fulfill the following purposes:
a) Excellence in education through the development of criteria and guidelines for assessing educational effectiveness.
b) Encouraging institutional improvement of educational endeavors through continuous self-study and evaluation.
c) Assurance to the counselors, employers, educators, governmental officials, and the public, that an institution has clearly defined educational objectives and is accomplishing them substantially.
d) Counseling and assistance to establishing and developing institutions.
Powers and Responsibilities
GVASEAS has the following powers and responsibilities:
a) Establishing and disseminating evaluation criteria for the accreditation of organizations offering online education.
b) Receiving applications from the institutions aspiring for accreditation.
c) Assigning experienced evaluators for a thorough evaluation of institutes.
d) Re-evaluating the accredited organizations’ programs, changing policies, and courses of study at reasonable intervals.
e) Critically reviewing all the pertinent material provided by the applicant institutes and accredit or withhold accreditation if not fulfilling the established criteria.
f) Assuring the financial soundness by establishing reasonable operating budget and a schedule of fees.
g) Accreditation by providing information on GVASEAS’s accreditation procedures and criteria.
h) Educating public about the accredited institutes by issuing a directory of accredited organizations (GVASEAS Directory of Accredited Institutions) and a Web site listing, identifying their course offerings.
i) Take decisions that are not subject to review or revision by the membership of the GVASEAS or the Board of Trustees.
Benefits for an Accredited Institute
An Accredited institute receives the following benefits:
a) An external source of stimulation to improve its services, programs, and staff through periodic self-studies and evaluations by an outside agency.
b) Provides confidence to the counselors, employers, educators, governmental officials, and the public in the educational program, the policies, and the procedures of the institution.
c) Assures that the institute is meeting high educational standards and quality by adhering to the established criteria, policies, and standards established by the accreditation agency.
d) Expedites the acceptance of advertising by newspapers, magazines, radio; stations, and other advertising mediums.
e) Brings the institution recognition when several states under their legislation and regulations as well as local agencies refer students to accredited schools.
f) Allows listing the institution and its courses in the GVASEASDirectory of Accredited Institutions.
g) Provides a unique professional development opportunity for the institution’s staff members to serve on accrediting examining committees visiting other institutions.
To be accepted as an accredited member of GVASEAS, a university must meet the following standards.
The university must be legally registered within the country it is located. It must offer a distance learning degree program without any resident requirement.
The university must have a non-discrimination policy on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, or marital status.
The university will have to provide a confidentiality policy to students regarding privacy of academic and personal record. The university will not graduate any student who fails to meet the academic requirements as set by that institution.
It would be the responsibility of the university to inform GVASEAS about any material change in the operation of their college that might cause concern.
A university may only be considered for accredited membership when nominated by a member of GVASEAS.
A member may quit any time by tendering his resignation either in writing or by e-mail.
If you fulfill all these requirements, you may ask for our registration form by contacting us.
GVASEAS receives frequent inquiries from the colleges, universities and other sources about its accreditation procedure and its intricacies. Below are answers given to some of the frequently asked questions; however if you require any further information, you may contact us atRead more