Mongolian National Council for Education Accreditation

Membership Type: Full
Email: battsetseg@accmon.mn
Year in which Organisation/Agency commenced operations: 1998
Countries/regions/states of operation: Institutional and Program Accreditation., Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Title: Mr
First Name: Ariunbold
Surname: Jaaljav
Job Title: Vice-Chairman & Director of Secretariat
Phone: +976-70109391
Fax: +976-70104507
Email Id: info@accmon.mn
Alternative Email Id: yanjmaa@mncea.edu.mn

Nominated Contact Person (if different from CEO)

Title: Mr
First Name: Batbayar
Surname: Tsagaach
Job Title: Officer for Foreign Affairs & International Accreditation
Phone: +976-70109391
Fax: +976-70104507
Email Id: accmon@mongolnet.mn
Alternative Email Id: batbayar3967@yahoo.com

Organisation Details

Mongolian National Council for Education Accreditation
Address: 401, The Teacher’s Development Palace, Peace Avenue-10, Ulaanbaatar-14191, Mongolia.
Mongolia
Website: www.mncea.edu.mn

Additional Contacts

Name 1: Altanchimeg Bat-Ulzii
Email 1: altaahappy@yahoo.com
Name 2: Tungalag Jamts
Email 2: j_tun@yahoo.com

Criteria Requirements for Full Member

1 Criterion: Nature of the operations of the agency:
Measure: The agency is responsible for reviews at institutional or programme level of post-secondary
education institutions or post-secondary quality assurance agencies
Description: Legislation: Charter of the National Council for Education Accreditation of Mongolia /Approved by The Government Resolution No.276 from 2003/
The formal statement of purpose of the Council is:

â??The Mongolian National Council for Education Accreditation has three Objectives:

- To establish processes for the assurance of quality in higher education institutions , technical education and vocational training centers and their educational activities,

- To implement evaluation and accreditation activities for the overall improvement of the quality and effectiveness of higher education,

- To provide quality management technical assistance and consulting services for higher education institutions, technical education and vocational training centers and their educational activities.

P.S.
Work plan and Annual report will be submitted in English in the mid of August, 2005
2 Criterion: Mission statement and objectives:
Measure: The agency has formulated a mission statement and objectives which are consistent with the nature of the agency
Description: The Mission Statement of NCEA says:

"To establish a monitoring and assuring mechanism for quality and effectiveness, to improve educational effectiveness, to examine the institutions and their educational programs whether they meet the requirements of an institution of higher education through an accreditation process evaluating institutional education and research".

P.S.

Strategy
Business plan will be submitted in English in the mid of August, 2005
3 Criterion: Agency staff, Numbers, Profile, Roles:
Measure: The profile of the staff is consistent with the Mission Statement
Description: Fulfillment:
Our MNCEA consists of 485 professional individuals from all different fields of social and academics. :

The office consists of 6 people. CEO Alzakhgui Vandan, Insitutional Accreditation senior officer Jamts Tungalag has been teaching for 17 years as a physics teacher. TVET accreditation senior officer Bat-Ulzii Altanchimeg graduated with the degree of Engineering, Ecnomics and Accounting and as a teacher. She has been working for MNCEA since 1998.Officer of external relations and program accreditation, Saruul Bat-Ulzii, graduated with the degree in international relations and with an honour of magna cum laude. Research officer Myadagmaa Bazargur, phylosophy teacher.

We also have 220 assigned external reviewers each have showen great leadership and earned high degrees in their working and taeching fields.

Also we have 11 Professional councils each consists of 17-20 members. Total around 200 individuals.

Professional council of Medical Studies

Professional council of Economics, Business and Accounting Studies

Professional council of Law Studies

Professional council of Tourism Studies

Professional council of Enginerring Studies

Professional council of Social Studies

Professional council of PHysics, Chemistry and Biology Studies

Professional council of Cultural Studies

Professional council of Historical Studies

Professional council of Agricultural Studies

Professional council of Anthropology, Geography Studies


And we have 25 members in our National Council, representatives from Public, private, university, instituions, colleges and professional associations.

5 observers in our national council who have a strong voice.
4 Criterion: Profile of reviewers:
Measure: The profile of the reviewers is consistent with the Mission Statement
Description: Fullfillment: We have 250 Evaluators assigned by the MNCEA.


Attachment /External Reviewers Application Form/
5 Criterion: Independence:
Measure: The judgements and recommendations of the agency’s reports cannot be changed by third parties
Description: 26.1 Mongolian National Council for Education Accreditation in a quality assurance institution that evaluates higher education institutions, Technical and Vocational Education Training Centers and their study program.
26.2 MNCEA is authorized by the Department of Education in Central Government and runs as a full autonomous body.
26.3 Government approved MNCEA's Procedure and legal environment
26.4 Accreditation process is a voluntary action and the accreditation payment to MNCEA is defined by the Government.
6 Criterion: Resources:
Measure: The agency has sufficient resources to run its operations in accordance with its mission statement and objectives
Description: MNCEAâ??s INCOME consist of:

1. Funding from Ministry of Education Culture and Science.

2. Application charges from Applying insitutions and their programs.

3. MNCEAâ??s activity income;

4. Foreign and national supporting organizationâ??s funding, financial support.

5. Project Income;

6. Other resources.

Annually MNCEA accredits 10 higher education institutions and 20 study programs on their own request voluntarily.
MNCEA is a full member of INQAAHE (International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education).
7 Criterion: External quality assurance criteria and processes:
Measure: The description of the processes and criteria applied should be transparent and publicly available and normally include:
self evaluation, site visit, public report and follow-up measure
Description: Mongolian National Council for Education Accreditation

The Criteria for Accreditation

of Higher Education Institutions and its programs

A program applying for accreditation should meet the following criteria:

Criterion One. The program has clear and publicly stated purposes consistent with the mission of an institution of higher education and appropriate to its main functions

Pattern of evidence supporting this Criterion:

1. Purposes and goals of a program are consistent with the mission of a higher education institution.
2. Defining program's purposes and goals by involving of its constituencies - faculty, students, program supporters, amateurs, employers, and investors - and their supported unanimity.
3. Institution and unit's decisions are appropriate to purposes and goals of a program.
4. Program's purposes and goals are publicly stated.


Criterion Two: The program has the human, financial, and physical resources necessary to accomplish its purposes.

Pattern of evidence supporting this Criterion:

1. Program activities are appropriate to institution's policy and students and employers' needs.
2. Program implementing unit has qualified and experienced administrative and managerial personnel who oversee program activities and exercise appropriate responsibility for them.
3. It has a system of governance that provide dependable information to the program's constituencies - institution's staff, program amateurs and supporters, professional institutions and employers - and involve them in the program process.
4. Faculties have educational credentials that testify required knowledge and experience for teaching.
5. Program implementing unit evaluates the faculty performance, provides a systematic improvement of their knowledge and professional skills, and has a database on highly qualified teachers to involve them into program implementation when necessary.
6. The number of students enrolled is appropriate to the institution and unit's purposes, plans and abilities.
7. It has academic resources and equipment (e.g. libraries, learning resource centers, laboratories, equipment for research, computers, and studios) necessary for program's activities and for the self-study of students.
8. It has hygiene and security service important for effective teaching and learning.
9. It has a pattern of financial resources to maximize the program's capability to meet its purpose.


Criterion Three: The program is accomplishing its educational and other purposes.

Pattern of evidence supporting this Criterion:

1. Educational programs are appropriate to the general rule, regulations, and standards of higher education.


· Courses of study are clearly defined, coherent, appropriate to up-to-date requirements of science and technology, and intellectually rigorous.
· Program's content and educational activities aim to stimulate individuals' personal, social and civic values.
· Programs that require of faculty and students the participation in research
· Educational program content is different in each degree and continuously profound.
· It has a register system for faculty, enrollments, students and graduates and makes analysis of it
2. It carries out scientific researches, which support the faculty and students to acquire methodology of research work.


· It has a legal framework and physical resources to facilitate research
· It has possibilities to get and change scientific information
· Faculty, staff and student services are well established and facilitate the successful operation of the institution and its unit.


3. Assessment of student achievement is correct and reflects reality.


· Assessment of students achievement is appropriate to that of higher education and to the degree attained
· Graduates have the knowledge and ability appropriate to the profession attained


Criterion Four: The program can continue to accomplish its purposes and strengthen its educational effectiveness.

Pattern of evidence supporting this Criterion:

1. It has a current financial, physical, and human resource base that is necessary for effective implementation of program in the future.
2. Carries out survey on program outcomes among faculty, students and graduates and reflects their opinions in renovation of program.
3. Institution and unit's ongoing and future plans aim to the continuous enhancement of program.
4. Program activity management aims to strengthen the effectiveness of the program.
5. It has a monitoring system for program implementation


Criterion Five: The program-implementing unit demonstrates integrity in its practices and relationships.

Pattern of evidence supporting this Criterion:

1. It maintains regular relationships with professional organizations and employers, analyzes their assessment of graduates' achievement and uses it to enhance the program.
2. It creates a legal environment for acceptance and response to faculty and students' requests and for appropriate grievance procedures.
3. Its published information on program is accurate and complies with the reality of program activity.
4. The program is interconnected with the similar programs of its own institution as well as local and foreign higher education institutions, and aims to meet international standards.
5. Collaborates with units of other institutions, which carry out similar educational activities, and provides mutual assistance.


The end result of program implementation is defined by the quality of students' achievement, employability of graduates and by the fulfillment of social needs and requirements.
8 Criterion: Quality assurance:
Measure: The description of the processes and criteria applied should be transparent and publicly available and normally include:
self evaluation, site visit, public report and follow-up measure
Description: FULFILLMENT: MNCEA receives Progress Report from All accredited Institutions and Universities anually.

Depending on their progress report we conduct an audit with 1-2 external evaluators for 1 day and check the overall status and progress of that particular Institution and Program.

/attached Progress Report/
Fullfillment: MNCEA is the only QA agency for higher education providers in Mongolia. Our operation is controlled and granted by Ministry of Education Culture and Science. /I have attached the CERTIFICATE of operation of MNCEA /

Criteria Requirements for Institutional Member

Institutional Member Criteria:
Measure: Institutional Members are institutions of higher education in the region that are in good standing with the relevant quality assurance agency if one exists.
Proof of recognition as a Higher Education Institution: Applicable Only For Institutional Members
Proof of the organisation’s good standing with the local QA agency: Applicable Only For Institutional Members

Criteria Requirements for Associate Member

Associate Member Criteria:
Measure:Associate Members are organisations with a major interest and active involvement in evaluation, accreditation and quality assurance in higher education, but without the responsibility for assuring the quality of institutions, education programs, or external quality assurance agencies
Applicable Only For Associate Members

Criteria Requirements for Intermediate Member

1 Criterion: Nature of the operations of the agency:
Measure: The agency is responsible for reviews at institutional or programme level of post-secondary education institutions or post-secondary quality assurance agencies
Description: Applicable Only For Intermediate Members
2 Criterion: Mission statement and objectives:
Measure: The agency has formulated a mission statement and objectives which are consistent with the nature of the agency
Applicable Only For Intermediate Members
3 Criterion: :
Proof of the organisation’s good standing with the local QA agency
Applicable Only For Intermediate Members

Criteria Requirements for Observer

Criterion For Observers:
Measure: APQN accepts as Observers organisations outside the Asia-Pacific region, including: external quality assurance agencies; institutions with a major interest in evaluation, accreditation and quality assurance in higher education; other regional networks that have major interests in and strong links with the region
Criteria Requirements for Observer: Applicable Only For Observers

Documentation and Fees

Additional Information: I will be emailing additional supporting information
Upon approval of my application I agree to pay:
  • $500 (Initial Joining Fee: Full Member, Intermediate Member, Associate Member)
  • $300 Member Fee: Full Member, Intermediate Member (if not INQAAHE Member)
I will be applying for support for: Both Initial Joining Fee and Membership Fee

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