RU arranges two-day accreditation training
RAJSHAHI, June 21, 2022 (BSS) - Rajshahi University (RU) has arranged a two-day training on accreditation for its teachers with the main thrust of developing their capacity to evaluate and accredit the academic programmes being conducted in different faculties.
Initiated by the Institutional Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), the training titled "Compliance of BAC Accreditation Standards & Criteria" is being held at its conference hall since this morning.
Vice-Chancellor (VC) Professor Golam Sabbir Sattar addressed the inaugural ceremony as the chief guest with IQAC Director Prof Dulal Chandra Roy in the chair. Engineering Faculty Dean Prof Abu Zafar Towhidul Islam and IQAC Additional Directors Prof Moshihur Rahman and Prof Abdur Rashid Sarker also spoke on the occasion.
After the inaugural session, two technical sessions, "Accreditation in Higher Education and BAC Accreditation Rules and Standards" and "Compliance of BAC Accreditation Criteria" and "Mapping to Assess Preparedness for BAC Accreditation" were held on the opening day.
Two other technical sessions are scheduled to be held on the second day.
Member of Bangladesh Accreditation Council Prof SM Kabir conducted technical sessions as resource person.
VC Prof Golam Sabbir told the participants that the University Grant Commission has developed a national qualifications framework of higher studies for Bangladesh Accreditation Council (BAC) which would provide guidance to students pursuing higher education.
With this breakthrough, any student can get information about the learning process and skills before his or her admission or studies in different sectors.
It will also help to maintain international standards in Bangladesh's education system, he hoped.
The framework covers all sectors including skills, technical, vocational, and academic sectors. It was designed based on a credit point system and qualification levels.
The country's higher education system is designed under three structures--bachelors, masters' and doctoral degrees.
Prof Sabbir Sattar urged the participating teachers to make the best use of their knowledge to be acquired from the training workshop, in their practical field.
A total of 100 teachers, including faculty deans and departmental chairmen, are taking part in the training workshop. They are being given ideas on how to prepare self-assessment reports and evaluate those to get accreditation of their academic programmes.