Spotlight: University of Manitoba Explores Continuous Accreditation

Continuous Approach to Program Accreditation

According to a recent article in UM News, some faculties within the University of Manitoba have decided to adjust their approach to accreditation, so that it is an integrated part of day-to-day business, not a concentrated crunch every few years.

The article explains that the university expects the approach to continuous accreditation will have a range of benefits, including "improved quality and consistency of educational programs, increased accountability and transparency, enhanced institutional reputation, and better alignment with industry and professional standards."  The effort is initially focused on programs offered through the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences.

The organization is gathering an internal community of expertise around accreditation to "build strength and ease stress" and "enable programs to share practices and solutions to common challenges and make the process easier and more efficient." Their Faculty of Agricultural & Food Sciences had initiated the idea of a community of expertise a couple of years ago. 


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