Click the following link for the signatory page National Board of Architectural Accreditation (NBAA)
National Collegiate Architectural Education Accrediting Committee is set up, aiming at evaluating the quality of collegiate architectural education. The purpose of evaluating collegiate architectural education quality is to reinforce the macro-guidance and control of the country and trade over the architectural education, guarantee and improve its teaching quality and further implement the fundamental policy-education must serve the socialist construction.
The Accreditation Committee is a special organ, entrusted by National Education Commission and Ministry of Construction, to organize evaluation about national collegiate architectural education. The Committee also receives academic guidance from Architectural Society of China.
The fund of the Committee goes mainly to the application fee and accrediting fees of applicant colleges, financial aid from Ministry of Construction and auspices of the society. The Committee will decide on expenditure means.
The accrediting work includes three stages:
The Committee is composed of 15 to 17 members. One is from the Architectural Society of China, 6 to 7 are architectural experts, another 6 to 7 are senior architects and the last two are respectively from the related national construction and education departments in charge. The Accrediting Committee?s term of services is no more than four years and the members can only be selected twice. The Committee will decide its internal division and non-committee members such as architectural educators and architects can be employed to form temporary visiting, supervising, and consulting teams so as to improve the work. Foreign experts can also be invited for consultation when necessary.
The professional architectural education accreditation visiting team will assess student performance outcomes by interviewing students, checking student?s study achievements, examining students and interviewing alumni.
There are one chairman, two deputy chairman and one secretary general in the NCAEAC. Members of the Accrediting Committee should avoid contacting the related schools and departments after receiving their self-assessment reports. The Accrediting Committee holds an annual meeting a year. The decision of the Committee is valid only when 2/3 of the members or above are present and half of the members agree on it. The Committee scheme out related evaluation standards, procedures and methods as well as guidance for the visiting team and regulations concerned. The Committee should summarize its accreditation and make necessary revision about related documents. Any increase, correction and annulment of the constitution?s clauses should be passed by the Committee and then put into force after approval of Ministry of Construction.
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