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An Analysis of the Operation Status of Single Accreditation System on Engineering Education Accreditation (공학교육인증에서 단일인증제 운영 현황 분석)

  • Kim, Jung-gyu;Yang, Sung-chae;Doh, Yang-hoi
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.23 no.6
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    • pp.33-39
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    • 2020
  • This paper analyzes the current state of operation and the effect of introduction of the single accreditation system, which was fully introduced in 2016 by the Accreditation Board of Engineering Education Korea(ABEEK). Because Engineering Education Accreditation are program-based certification, and department operates accreditation programs and non-accreditation programs, if a student under the accreditation program fails to graduate from the accreditation program, he or she must complete the transfer to a non-accreditation program at least one year before graduation. Since 2016, when the single accreditation system was introduced, freshmen of department have allowed non-accreditation graduation only for reasons prescribed separately by the program's regulations or guidelines. In order to identify and reflect the operational status and effectiveness of the single accreditation system in the 2020 accreditation review, ABEEK conducted a complete survey on the current status of graduates in February 2020 among 157 programs at 26 universities receiving the 2020 accreditation review. The results of this study are expected to be used as basic data for the improvement of the single accreditation system in the future by examining the effects of the single accreditation system implemented after 2016 and considering the problems at the site due to the introduction of the single accreditation system of programs that ABEEK had not previously expected.

The Analysis of the 2014 Accreditation Review Findings by the EAC : Focused on the Causes for Deficiencies (2014년 인증평가 결과 분석: EAC 프로그램의 결함 판정 사유를 중심으로)

  • Kang, Sang Hee;Song, Dong Joo
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.18 no.5
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    • pp.32-41
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    • 2015
  • This paper deals with analyzing accreditation findings and the causes for the deficiencies in the review by the EAC(Engineering Accreditation Committee) of ABEEK in 2014. For this purpose Final Statements of the 266 engineering education programs reviewed by the EAC of ABEEK in 2014 were analyzed on the basis of the each criterion. However, Accreditation Criterion 8(Program Criterion) was excluded in the analysis of the causes for the deficiencies since the program-specific requirements within areas of specialization might vary with the program criteria. As results of accreditation review by the EAC of ABEEK, Deficiency findings were 81 cases which made up 3.81% of total findings, Weakness findings were 1,679 which made up 78.91% of total findings, Concern findings were 124 cases which made up 5.83% of total findings, and Satisfaction findings were 244 cases which made up 11.47% of total findings. Deficiency and Weakness findings against which the relevant program must take actions for the improvement were 82.71% in all. The findings on program accreditation are made on the basis of the Accreditation Actions Guide. Accordingly, in view of formal logic in the accreditation review, the accreditation findings should comply with the Accreditation Actions Guide consistently. In this respect, the Deficiency findings in the accreditation review can be justified. So it is useful for a program or an institution which prepares for the accreditation review to check over the causes for the Deficiency against the Accreditation Actions Guide. On the other hand changeover in the accreditation policy of the ABEEK may be necessary. If the quality of the engineering education is improved continuously through the accreditation review, accreditation fulfills its purpose. To gain this end it is important to place higher value on the 'bigger picture' than on the minor details. In other words, "holistic" evaluation of evidence should form the basis of accreditation review.

Impact of Healthcare Accreditation Using a Systematic Review: Balanced Score Card Perspective (의료기관인증의 효과에 대한 체계적 문헌고찰: Balanced Score Card 관점으로)

  • Park, Il-Tae;Jung, Yoen-Yi;Park, Seong-Hi;Hwang, Jeong-Hae;Suk, Seung-Han
    • Quality Improvement in Health Care
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    • v.23 no.1
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    • pp.69-90
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    • 2017
  • Purpose: The purpose of this study was to analyze the impact of healthcare accreditation and to provide empirical evidence to validate positive effectiveness. Methods:Six electronic databases (KERIS, KoreaMed, NDSL, Ovid-medline, Embase, Cochrane library) were accessed in May 2016. Keywords used were 'accreditation' and 'Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization (JCAHO)'. Of the initially identified 3,008 articles, 60 studies on healthcare accreditation were selected based on inclusion criteria that are hospital accreditation, accreditation by disease and clinical center accreditation. These were retrieved and analyzed. Result: The 60 study results were on the impact of healthcare accreditation. Results were classified into four perspectives of Balanced Score Card (Financial, Customer, Internal Process, Learning & Growth). In internal process perspective, results revealed that healthcare accreditation has made a positive impact on "care process and procedure". In learning & growth perspective, healthcare accreditation has made a positive influence on "leadership", "organizational cultures" and "change mechanisms". However, it revealed that healthcare accreditation does not directly affect financial performance. It is also difficult to reach a definitive conclusion that healthcare accreditation programs affect patient satisfaction of customer and clinical outcome of the internal process. Conclusion: Healthcare accreditation programs provide positive impact on change of care process and building communication-oriented hospital culture. However, more rigorous and diverse research is needed on financial effects and clinical outcomes of healthcare accreditation.

Challenges in Korea Hospital Accreditation: Focused on Post-Accreditation Management System (국내 의료기관 인증제의 과제: 사후관리 중심으로)

  • Kim, Ji-Eun;Shin, Kyong-A;Shin, Min-Kyung;Shin, Jae-Joon;Lee, Hyun-Hee
    • Quality Improvement in Health Care
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    • v.24 no.1
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    • pp.1-8
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    • 2018
  • Objectives: The post-accreditation management system should be systematic in order to ensure that the accredited hospital continues to strive for patient safety and quality improvement during the accreditation period. In this study, we compare the post-accreditation management system in four countries (the U.S., Australia, Japan, and Korea) and provide suggestions for improving the post-accreditation management system in Korea. Results: All four countries had the post-accreditation management system, and the basic structure of the system in Korea was similar to that of others. However, there were differences in the practical operation processes and the use of the results. In the operation process, Korea's monitoring relies on voluntary reporting by accredited hospitals. In terms of results utilization, analytical feedback to data submitted by the acrredited hospital is not provided in Korea. Conclusions: It is necessary to establish a continuous monitoring system for post-accreditation changes and provide feedback to accredited hospitals. It is also necessary to perform a survey without advance notice and establish a firm legal basis for monitoring.

Healthcare Accreditation in Korea: The Current Status and Challenges Ahead (의료기관 인증제도의 현황과 과제)

  • Lee, Sang-il
    • Health Policy and Management
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    • v.28 no.3
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    • pp.251-256
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    • 2018
  • The origin of hospital accreditation in Korea is the Hospital Standardization Program of the Korea Hospital Association. Current accreditation program implemented by the Korea Institute for Healthcare Accreditation has succeeded in stimulating quality improvement activities of participating hospitals since its launching in 2010. However it has been criticized due to some unintended consequences of accreditation. In order to fully enjoy the benefit of the accreditation program in Korea, national efforts to expand accreditation scheme and coverage, upgrade accreditation standards, insure substantiality of accreditation process, provide consumers with more useful information, and strengthen the professional capacity of accreditation organization will be needed.

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.

The Analysis of the Causes for Weakness on the Basis of the 2015 Accreditation Review Findings by the EAC : Focused on the Criterion 3 Curriculum (2015년 공학교육인증평가의 미흡 판정 사유 분석: 인증기준 3 교과과정을 중심으로)

  • Kang, Sang Hee;Song, Dong Joo;Kim, Jong Hwa;Lee, Kang woo
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.20 no.1
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    • pp.28-44
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    • 2017
  • This paper deals with analyzing accreditation findings and the causes for the Weakness in the review by the EAC(Engineering Accreditation Committee) of ABEEK in 2015. As results of accreditation review by the EAC and CAC of ABEEK, Weakness findings were 697 cases which made up 56.94% of total findings. Deficiency and Weakness are considered to have been resolved only when the correction or revision has been implemented. The criterion which has the most Weakness findings in the 2015 accreditation review was the criterion 3 Curriculum. By the way the variety and quantity of the Weakness findings are so huge that the analysis of the causes for Weakness findings is focused on the Criterion 3 Curriculum. The findings on program accreditation are made on the basis of the Accreditation Actions Guide. Accordingly in view of formal logic in the accreditation review, the accreditation findings should comply with the Accreditation Actions Guide consistently. In this respect, the Weakness findings in the accreditation review can not be justified. On the other hand changeover in the accreditation policy of the ABEEK may be necessary. If the quality of the engineering education is improved continuously through the accreditation review, accreditation fulfills its purpose.

A Study on the Implication from Reform of HLC Institutional Accreditation Model (미국 고등학습위원회 기관평가인증제 평가모형 개혁의 시사점에 관한 연구)

  • Lee, Young-Hak
    • Korean Journal of Comparative Education
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    • v.24 no.3
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    • pp.245-265
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    • 2014
  • The purpose of this research is to find the features of HLC institutional accreditation model and the implication on the second period institutional accreditation of Korea. This research focus on accreditation model, accreditation period, comprehensive evaluation, criteria, decision making for accreditation status and accreditation supporting system. This research draws following suggestions to the second period institutional accreditation of Korea. 1. The institutional accreditation should apply various accreditation models according to the features of institute. 2. The institutional accreditation should focus on the autonomous quality improvement of institute with the quality assurance. 3. The quantitative evaluation should be reduced and qualitative evaluation based on mission and objects should be reinforced. 4. The interim evaluation should be strictly enforced for quality improvement. 5. The government should enlarge reflection the results of accreditation on financial aid to universities. 6. The web-based accreditation supporting system interworking with "Higher Education in Korea" service is needed.

Guidelines on Accreditation of Forest Culture and Recreation

  • Lee, Ju-Hee;Bae, Min-Ki
    • Journal of Korean Society of Forest Science
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    • v.95 no.2
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    • pp.194-202
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    • 2006
  • The purpose of this study was to provide necessary requirements on accreditation for forest culture and recreational interpretive programs in order to set up the enforcement regulations of the Forest Culture and Recreation Act. The intention of this study was to contribute to raising the qualitative standards of forest interpreters through the adoption of accreditation procedures for forest culture and recreational education programs, to establish detailed standards regarding the accreditation of forest interpreter training courses, and to provide materials and resources useful in creating forestry policies regarding forest interpreters and forest culture and recreation. This study examined five topics: 1) To establish conceptual understanding of the accreditation procedures for forest culture and recreation interpretive programs, 2) To understanding the present status of training programs and courses related to accreditation procedures for forest culture and recreation interpretive programs, and examining the status of current forest interpreter training courses, 3) To propose an operational scheme for accreditation procedures for forest culture and recreation programs, and develop the goal of an operation of the accreditation procedures for forest culture and recreation programs, 4) To propose an operational scheme for accreditation procedures for forest culture and recreational education programs, and the operational scheme for forest interpreter training courses, and 5) To establishing a commission to evaluate the accreditation procedures for forest culture and recreation programs and operating guidelines.

A Study on computer engineering graduates' perception of CAC(Computing Accreditation Committee) evaluation (컴퓨터·정보(공)학 분야 졸업생의 CAC 인증성과 인식에 관한 연구)

  • Han, Jiyoung;Kang, So Yeon;Jeon, Ju Hyun
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.19 no.4
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    • pp.24-34
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    • 2016
  • There's been few research to study the effects of CAC(Computing Accreditation Committee) evaluation, since start of CAC accreditation 10 years ago. The purpose of this paper is to find what computer engineering graduates perceive the effects of CAC accreditation and to suggest how CAC accreditation process can be improved. The research findings through survey are followings; First, computer engineering graduates' undergraduate education satisfaction is not high enough(3.28). Second, the computer engineering graduates don't recognize CAC accreditation necessary. Third, graduates who work in company chose design courses as the most helpful, while graduates who study in graduate school pursuing further career in master or doctor program chose major subjects. Lastly, graduates from accredited program do not think their completion of accreditation program influence their employment. Strategic approaches to make higher effectiveness of CAC accreditation system are suggested. First, improvement of curriculum and instruction method in CAC accredited program is required to satisfy the needs of students and industry. Second, efforts to inform students of understandings and necessity of accreditation are highly recommended. Third, industrial sector needs to understand CAC accreditation and give graduates from accredited program more incentives. Lastly, government support like Seoul Accord Activation Project should last for a while.