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Accreditation

Schools of Public Health

Standards Objectives and Characteristics
Schools Subject to Evaluation Evaluation Process
Accreditation Mark  

Standards

The JUAA Standards for Professional Graduate Schools of Public Health serve as criteria for JUAA to evaluate and accredit professional graduate schools of public health, as well as a guideline for the schools to maintain and improve their quality. The Standards consist of:

1. Mission and Goals
2. Educational Program, Instruction and Outcomes
3. Faculty
4. Admissions
5. Student Services
6. Educational and Research Environment
7. Administration
8. Self-study and Accountability

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Objectives and Characteristics

The JUAA conducts Certified Evaluation and Accreditation for professional graduate schools of public health to assure and enhance the quality of their academic activities by focusing on:

1) the Mission, Goals, and Educational Objectives

The JUAA evaluates the academic activities of each school, shedding light on how each school strives to attain the mission, goals, and educational objectives declared by the school itself.

2) Continuous Improvement

Each accredited school is required to submit a Progress Report based on the accreditation results, demonstrating improvement on insufficiencies or non-compliances identified in the accreditation evaluation. The JUAA encourages the school to make improvements, providing continuous support through reviewing the Progress Report.

3) Peer Review

The evaluators assigned in Certified Evaluation and Accreditation for professional graduate schools of public health are mainly the faculty members of professional graduate schools of public health who take part in the evaluation as peers.

4) Characteristic Good Practices

The characteristics and excellent activities identified in the process of evaluation are publicized widely as good practices.
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Schools Subject to Evaluation

Applicable schools to JUAA’s Certified Evaluation and Accreditation are those meeting the following requirements
1) The titles of degrees conferred must be Master of Public Health (professional), or other equivalent titles
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Evaluation Process

The accreditation is implemented through the following process:

The applicant-school conducts a self-study based on the evaluation items specified by JUAA (①) and submits a Self-study Report. The Professional Graduate School of Public Health Certified Evaluation and Accreditation Committee reviews this Report. (②). The Committee sends evaluators to each applicant-school (③). Taking the results of this site visit into consideration, the Committee drafts the accreditation results and forwards it to the applicant- school for opinions (④). After hearing the opinions of the applicant-school, the Committee formulates the final results of the accreditation, which will be notified to the applicant-school, the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, and disclosed to the general public (⑤). The accredited school submits a Progress Report within 2 years after the accreditation concerning issues identified in the accreditation evaluation (⑥). The JUAA reviews the status of improvements and provides feedback to each school(⑦).
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Accreditation Mark

The JUAA issues an accreditation mark to each school satisfying the Standards to certify its accredited status.
JUAA Mark
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