Full Accreditation Awarded to
Andragogy Autonomous University

IAO's Full Accreditation Awarded to Andragogy Autonomous University

Andragogy Autonomous University has successfully met all of the IAO's accreditation requirements and as a result has been awarded Full Accreditation by IAO. The university has been awarded Full Accreditation after evaluating it on IAO standards of the global best practices in Organizational Management, Academic Management and Institutional Performance. IAO's full accreditation is a proof that Andragogy Autonomous University offers education to its students that is on par with global education standards and that the university is fully committed towards continous improvement of its educational standards.

Overview of the Institution Accreditation certificate VISIT GALLERY

Name:
Andragogy Autonomous University

Andragogy Autonomous University Accredited Since:
Oct 02, 2014

Head of Establishment :
Hector Martinez

Address :
13 calle 31-98 zona 7 tikal 3, Guatemala, Guatemala, GUATEMALA, 01007

Website :
www.aaucampus.com

Granted to

Andragogy Autonomous University

for achievement of the highest standards in Organizational Management, Business Management and Business Performance through a commitment to quality and continuous improvement

What is the Points Profile?

IAO's Points Profile System is developed on the bench mark standards in education's best practices and consists of 18 organizational management metrics, 6 academic management metrics and 3 university performance metrics. It provides a score of all quantitative measures of the university that are deemed fit towards the standards.

  • Indicates the institution does not have this subjective factor
  • Indicating the institution has this subjective factor but it does not address complete dimension's criteria
  • Indicating the subjective factors in this section are fully met and explicitly address students needs.

Andragogy Autonomous University Points Profile© score

Main-section Organizational Management
Sub-section Governing Board
The point profiling system has assessed the following metrics in this section:

IAO refers to the existence and composition of a qualified and experienced body of educational and other professionals that reviews and authorizes educational and administrative plans for the university as Governing Board. It is expected that the members of the governing body should be elected through an open system that is transparent and acceptable to all. IAO approval in this regard is subject to queries like the university having a functioning governing board with a minimum of 5 members, their educational qualifications, and terms of policies outlines by the board, any changes the board may have gone through ever since its inception and current board members' names; for example:
  • A functioning Governing body with a minimum of 5 current members, their details and whether the board represents 5% of the staff
  • Policy Development dependency and the changes that the board may have gone through.
Sub-section Points profile© 7.30
BLUE

Andragogy Autonomous University Points Profile© score

Main-section Organizational Management
Sub-section Admissions
The point profiling system has assessed the following metrics in this section:

The university must develop, endorse, manage, and on a regular cycle, review its admission policy and procedure under effective university policies that are implemented by selected bodies with established mediums of communication and control. The university must exhibit its capability to admit students who can be successful in the university's academic programs and ensure an efficient approach to providing accessible and efficient programs designed to provide opportunities for registered students to be successful in achieving their academic goals.
  • The university has and strictly follows its admission policies, which are made public and transparent for both graduate and undergraduate admission.
  • An equal opportunities admissions process is in place, with actively managed programs to increase diversity and /or develop a student body representative of the population.
  • The admissions criteria reflect the university's mission and values.
  • The current admissions rate and rate for the past three years is positive.
Sub-section Points profile© 10.00
GREEN

Andragogy Autonomous University Points Profile© score

Main-section Organizational Management
Sub-section University Structuring
The point profiling system has assessed the following metrics in this section:

University Structuring describes the country of origin and registration, legal structure (whether it is a profit or non- profit) as well as other factors including license and state authority. This also includes legal details considering the university’s degrees issuing rights in their country of operation. The university structure affects the policies in practice. It emphasizes on gathering information in university planning, policy formation, and decision-making categories to analyze the university effectiveness. The universities are evaluated on:
  • The expertise available for university policy planning, development and analysis.
  • The extent to which implementers of policy feel a sense of commitment to policy change.
  • The degree to which policy proposals are regional or international.
  • The support for new proposals.
Sub-section Points profile© 10.00
RED

Andragogy Autonomous University Points Profile© score

Main-section Organizational Management
Sub-section Financial Resources and Management
The point profiling system has assessed the following metrics in this section:

All the universities applying for accreditation must already have an established financial plan for the year. The expected admissions should be tied in to the revenue and expense structure, such that a minimum number of admissions must be on record for starting the course. All financial records should be regularly audited by independent bodies, and results of audit clearly indicated and published. It is expected that a qualified and experienced financial planner will look at this aspect of the business. An internal auditor should help the accounting and finance department meet auditing standards.
  • Financial Statements of the past three years that have been made available through an external financial audit conducted minimum once a year and through an Internal Audit Team
  • Financial Stability Indicator Ratios through a viable funding/revenue base and adequate financial resources and cash flow
  • Indication of financial Planning through a financial plan document prepared a minimum of once a year, formal allocation of financial resources and involvement of stakeholders such as administration and faculty in a formal budget consultation process
  • Financial Resource Controlling through the management following policies on financial resources controlling
  • Financial Aid Provision with an annual financial aid audit
Sub-section Points profile© 8.00
BLUE

Andragogy Autonomous University Points Profile© score

Main-section Organizational Management
Sub-section University Integrity
The point profiling system has assessed the following metrics in this section:

The members of the university community, including the panel, management, staff, personnel, and students must behave responsibly and with unity; and it consistently provides backing in the quest thereof. University leadership encourages an air where issues of unity can be openly considered, and members of the community realize and accept their responsibilities in the quest of unity.
  • The university's mission / value / corporate culture encouraging high ethical standards
  • The university communicating to the public its compliance to all government policies
Sub-section Points profile© 9.20
GREEN

Andragogy Autonomous University Points Profile© score

Main-section Organizational Management
Sub-section Polices & Public Information
The point profiling system has assessed the following metrics in this section:

This policy formulates the standards and practices being followed by a university. It requires disclosure of a university’s information and describes the extent and nature of the materials which will be made available to the public. This policy reflects the university’s commitment to the disclosure of information in an open, honest and fair manner.

  • The information that has to be voluntarily disclosed by the university includes:
    • Letter of incorporation
    • Annual report/financial statements
    • Tax exemption letter (if any)
    • University’ laws and policies
    • Board of trustees
    • Organization chart
    • Scholarships/research proposals
    • Donor information
    • Study programs, courses and Faculty
  • Since IAO respects the privacy of individuals, it does not disclose the following information:
    • Private information of donors/ prospective donors
    • Donor amounts/ gift amounts
    • Personal information about students, employees or other stakeholders
Sub-section Points profile© 8.40
GREEN

Andragogy Autonomous University Points Profile© score

Main-section Organizational Management
Sub-section Research & Scholarship
The point profiling system has assessed the following metrics in this section:

The IAO expects that each research and scholarship plan demonstrates cohesion through its goals, system, and satisfies policies and procedures for admittance and retention, instructional methods and procedures, and the nature, character, and extent of professional education and accomplishment. The university must offer scholarships that ensure all programs meet or surpass the fundamental character standards of the university and that there is a rational consistency in character among them. The university provides adequate resources to suffer and better its research and scholarship programs.
  • Percentage of faculty pursuing scholarship including the ongoing application, utilization/ dissemination of existing knowledge
  • Creative activity within and outside classroom
  • Formal policy for the pursuit of research and scholarship in detail if any
Sub-section Points profile© 6.80
RED

Andragogy Autonomous University Points Profile© score

Main-section Organizational Management
Sub-section Campus / Online area / Medium
The point profiling system has assessed the following metrics in this section:

IAO requires that the university has adequate and suitable physical and technological resources essential for the accomplishment of its purposes. It manages and maintains these resources in all domains to maintain and enhance the realization of university purposes. The quality of the campuses will be based on the accessibility of information and online resources. It is required that the classrooms and other facilities are properly equipped and sufficient in capacity. Classrooms and other teaching mediums support teaching methods appropriate to the discipline for both on campus and off-campus students. Distance learning and user interface must have a wide variety of solutions ranging from broadcast, CDs, books and handouts and must have elaborate systems for conferences accessible to both on campus and off-campus students.
  • Traditional / offline number of campuses of the university, quality and accessibility of campuses
  • Speed of the online area and the uptime
  • User interface in terms of distance learning, broadcast, CD/DVD, books / handouts and conferencing
  • Resource Medium like broadcast, CD/DVD, books / handouts
Sub-section Points profile© 9.00
RED

Andragogy Autonomous University Points Profile© score

Main-section Academic Management
Sub-section Faculty
The point profiling system has assessed the following metrics in this section:

This section evaluates how willing the experts of an academic discipline or field of study are to disseminate their expertise and knowledge to peers, students, and external audiences, and if they are interested in serving on advisory board, and mentoring and advising students. The faculty is sufficient in number and qualification to meet its commitment towards achievement of the university’s mission and goals.
  • The university has an appropriate number of qualified instructors/faculty to give individualized service to each student.
  • The university maintains files containing the resumes and official transcripts of its instructors/faculty.
  • Faculty is carefully screened for appointment, and is properly and continuously trained with respect to university policies, learner needs, and the use of appropriate instructional technology.
  • The university has clear, consistent procedures to evaluate faculty performance.
Sub-section Points profile© 10.00
RED

Points Profile© score

Main-section Organizational Management
Sub-section Administrative Resource Management
The point profiling system has assessed the following metrics in this section:

The university must have sufficient and suitable resources and services and information technology and develop them to support the completion of its mission. IAO standards also require that the university uses instructional technology appropriate to its academic mission and the methods of delivery of its academic program in both traditional campus based and online education domain.
  • Library having proper instructions for usage, staff sufficiently qualifications and information content in terms of quality, depth, diversity, currency, and faculty insurance that use of library /information resources is incorporated into learning process and management check for inclusion of information resources
  • Computer lab having internet availability and the student ratio
  • Research lab presence
  • Availability of preventive and emergency health care services
  • Management plan resource requirements allocation and publishing this requirement to the necessary stakeholders
  • Control and sole responsibility of department / individual for proper management, maintenance, and operation of the physical resources at both on- and off-campus sites
  • Any official policy on preventative and fault maintenance and a security and crisis plan
Sub-section Points profile© 10.00
GREEN

Andragogy Autonomous University Points Profile© score

Main-section Organizational Management
Sub-section Human Resource Management
The point profiling system has assessed the following metrics in this section:

In this head IAO aims to evaluate how the university employs people, develops their capacities, utilizes, maintains and compensates their services in line with the job and university’s requirements. The evaluating factors under this head cover how actively the university is involved in:

  • Building professional skills in all the stakeholders such as students, teachers and administrators on a regular basis.
  • Developing a culture of performance, accountability, and motivation.
  • Setting goals and sustaining achievements.
  • Balancing centralized and decentralized management.
  • Managing change and conflict in collegial environments.
Sub-section Points profile© 8.00
BLUE

Andragogy Autonomous University Points Profile© score

Main-section University Performance
Sub-section Standards Certifications
The point profiling system has assessed the following metrics in this section:

This section aims to check if the university is already recognized by regional/ international education accreditation bodies and quality standards associations.

  • Supply the names of any local, state, or other government or non-government agencies by which the university is licensed, approved, or accredited.
  • Give dates of license and/or first approval and subsequent re-approvals, and provide documentation.
  • Give the name of the agency, the dates of the action, and the details if the university or any of its programs were ever denied approval or accreditation or had approval or accreditation withdrawn by any accrediting agency.
  • Provide details if the agency is ISO 9001 certified.
Sub-section Points profile© 10.00
RED

Andragogy Autonomous University Points Profile© score

Main-section Academic Management
Sub-section Curriculum
The point profiling system has assessed the following metrics in this section:

The applicant university is expected to offer a complete working curriculum for the year that culminates in identifying student competencies and leads to degrees or certificates in recognized fields of study. The university should offer an educationally sound and up-to-date curriculum that is supported by quality instructional materials and appropriate technology.
  • The curriculum is sufficiently comprehensive for students to achieve the stated program objectives and its content is supported by sound research and practice.
  • The curriculum/curricula reflect(s) current knowledge and practice. Effective procedures are used continuously to keep it/them up-to-date. Internal course/program reviews are conducted on a periodic basis.
  • Online and written instructional materials are appropriately presented. Online materials fit the content and are delivered using readily available, reliable technology. University prepared materials must be keyed to the reading competence of the students in the program and be legibly reproduced.
  • Instructional materials are sufficiently comprehensive to enable students to achieve the announced program objectives. The instructional materials are accurate and reflect current knowledge and practice and are regularly reviewed and revised.
  • Examinations and other assessment techniques adequately measure achievement of the stated learning objectives and outcomes.
  • Instructions and suggestions on how to study and how to use the instructional materials help students to learn effectively and efficiently.
  • Learning resources for faculty and students must be available and appropriate to the level and scope of program offerings. Program designers and/or faculty/instructors make effective use of appropriate teaching aids and learning resources, including educational media and supplemental instructional aids in creating programs and in teaching students. The university makes effective provisions for students to access learning resources and libraries that are appropriate for the attainment of program learning outcomes.
  • Students who are unable to make satisfactory progress through the program are encouraged to continue until they either show inability to make satisfactory progress or demonstrate satisfactory progress.
  • An active program designed to optimize interaction between the university and the student is followed to encourage students to start, continue, and finish the program in which he/she has enrolled, if continuing and finishing are the student’s goals.
  • Reactions of students are systematically sought as one basis for evaluating and improving instructional materials, the delivery of instruction, and educational services.
  • Student assessment services are guided by published grading policies and a marking system that includes prompt return of accurately, fairly, and consistently graded assessments as well as necessary academic counseling by the instructor/faculty or qualified staff member.
  • The university articulates student learning outcomes independent of delivery method, has a systematic and ongoing process for assessing student learning, and provides documented evidence that show that the results are used to improve programs, curricula, instruction, faculty development, and services.
Sub-section Points profile© 8.00
BLUE

Andragogy Autonomous University Points Profile© score

Main-section Academic Management
Sub-section Flexibility
The point profiling system has assessed the following metrics in this section:

As an educational university, it is expected that multitude of applications are received for various courses.

This section discusses the flexible means and methods available to students and credit transfer possibilities.

  • IAO expects that all universities applying for accreditation will have developed written policies and procedures for evaluating and determining the equivalency for foreign/ non-local qualifications. There should also be a committee which deliberates and decides on these matters.
  • Timings of courses should suit both students and instructors. Procedures for assessment of study equivalency should be clearly defined.
  • The university uses appropriate and readily accessible technology to optimize interaction between the university and the learner and enhance instructional and educational services.
  • Training must supplement the study method whenever it is necessary to attain the stated university and program objectives and intended student learning outcomes.
Sub-section Points profile© 9.00
BLUE

Andragogy Autonomous University Points Profile© score

Main-section University Performance
Sub-section Alumni Performance
The point profiling system has assessed the following metrics in this section:

Alumni performance is the result of the qualitative and quantitative study of the student’s experiences. It shows the instrumental role the graduates of an university play in evaluating the effectiveness of the offered programs.

  • Submit any information available on the number of school alumni working in different walks of life.
  • Describe in detail the alumni services, such as alumni newsletters, honor societies, associations, clubs, user groups, etc.
  • For vocational programs, submit information available on the number of alumni working in professions in which they have received formal training.
Sub-section Points profile© 10.00
GREEN

Andragogy Autonomous University Points Profile© score

Main-section University Performance
Sub-section Measure of Students’ Performance
The point profiling system has assessed the following metrics in this section:

This is a required benchmark which calculates the number of on-time graduates with a regular degree or diploma. In this section methods of assessment and grading guidelines are discussed in detail, ensuring that the university exercises fair checking practices.

  • Provide evidence of an university’s formal written plan for regularly conducting student learning outcomes assessment for all programs on an annual basis.
  • Describe the grading policies and an assignment/lesson/project and examination marking system and how it is applied with fairness and consistency.
  • Describe how the instructor/faculty or qualified staff member scores, corrects, and grades submitted assignments/lessons/projects and examinations.
  • Explain what controls are in place to ensure the accuracy, fairness, and consistency of scoring, correction, grading, and other assessment services.
  • Explain what provisions exist for safeguarding examination answers, including those delivered online.
  • Describe methods used for submission of assignments/lessons/projects and examinations (i.e., tele-test, exam scan cards, e-mail, online auto-grading, etc.) and state how long (in days or hours) it takes to return graded examinations, assignments/lessons/projects, etc. to students.
Sub-section Points profile© 10.00
RED

Andragogy Autonomous University Points Profile© score

Main-section Organizational Management
Sub-section Organizational Planning
The point profiling system has assessed the following metrics in this section:

An organization plan is basically a ‘to-do’ list for an organization. It lists out work plan, programs and organizational growth for a certain period of time. Formulating an organizational plan involves making a list of the short, medium and long term goals to be achieved, tasks to be performed, assigning responsibilities to individuals, and setting timelines for project completion.
  • The university clearly defines its planning and evaluation processes. It develops and implements procedures to evaluate the extent to which it achieves university goals.
  • The university engages in systematic planning for, and evaluation of, its activities, including teaching, research, and public service consistent with university mission and goals.
  • The planning process is participatory involving constituencies appropriate to the university such as board members, administrators, faculty, staff, students, and other interested parties.
  • The university uses the results of its systematic evaluation activities and ongoing planning processes to influence resource allocation and to improve its instructional programs, university services, and activities.
  • The university integrates its evaluation and planning processes to identify university priorities for improvement.
  • The university provides the necessary resources for effective evaluation and planning processes.
  • The university’s research is integrated with and supportive of university evaluation and planning.
  • The university systematically reviews its university research efforts, its evaluation processes, and its planning activities to document their effectiveness.
  • The university uses information from its planning and evaluation processes to communicate evidence of university effectiveness to its public.
Sub-section Points profile© 9.60
RED



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