All universities should be required to undergo accreditation, OECD says.
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) recommended that Chile tighten its accreditation process, an area of particular scrutiny lately, in order to improve its higher education system.
The recommendations were part of an OECD report published this month at the request of the Education Ministry, which proposed more rigorous licensing requirements for universities, continuous monitoring of university standards and restructured leadership.
“Chile needs a short-term solution to a long-term problem,” the report read. “The current (quality assurance) system is not working as well as it should.”
The OECD’s recommendations follow a recent scandal among some university directors and the former councilor of the National Accreditation Committee (CNA), Luis Díaz. Read more...