At the Global Education Accrediting Commission (GEAC), we use a standards-based approach to accreditation, which means that we evaluate educational institutions based on a set of high standards of quality and effectiveness. Our accreditation process is rigorous and comprehensive, and we assess institutions on a variety of standards to ensure that they meet our high expectations.
The standards that we assess institutions on are designed to evaluate various aspects of an institution's operations, including its mission and goals, governance and leadership, academic programs, faculty and staff, student services, facilities and resources, and outcomes and assessments. These standards have been developed through extensive research and consultation with education experts and stakeholders, and are regularly reviewed and updated to reflect best practices in the field.
During the accreditation process, institutions are required to demonstrate compliance with each of our standards. Our evaluators conduct a thorough review of an institution's documentation and conduct an on-site evaluation to assess the institution's operations and practices. The evaluation includes interviews with faculty, staff, students, and other stakeholders to gather feedback and perspectives on the institution's operations.
At the conclusion of the evaluation, the evaluators make a recommendation to the GEAC committee regarding the institution's accreditation status. If the institution has demonstrated compliance with all of our standards, it will receive accreditation for a specified period of time. If the institution has not met our standards, it may be given an opportunity to address the deficiencies and undergo another evaluation at a later time.
Accreditation with GEAC is a mark of distinction and a recognition of excellence in education. It demonstrates that an institution has met our high standards of quality and effectiveness and is committed to continuous improvement and innovation. Accreditation also provides assurance to students, parents, employers, and the broader community that an institution is providing quality education that meets recognized standards.