Technology Accreditation Canada Celebrates World Accreditation Day

In celebration of World Accreditation Day on June 9th, Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC) announces it will be automating its accreditation process to provide a more user-friendly experience for educational institutions and audit team members.

08, Jun, 2018

In celebration of World Accreditation Day on June 9th, Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC) announces it will be automating its accreditation process to provide a more user-friendly experience for educational institutions and audit team members.

Beginning with the accreditation application, to the self-assessment package and through to the annual report, the fully automated forms system will be simplified, easier to complete and eliminate a significant amount inputting of information multiple times, ultimately saving time. The streamlined process will allow auditors to assess the material provided within the self-assessment package and pull ratings, general comments and interview answers directly into the audit report. The project to digitize all accreditation forms is well underway and will be available beginning this August. 

“We appreciate the amount of time educational institutions and auditors require to complete and assess the accreditation process and the self-assessment package in particular”, comments Richard Stamper, TAC Executive Director. “Automating our process is part of our continued commitment to offering customers and auditors an exceptional experience”.

Educational accreditation is a type of quality assurance process under which programs and operations of educational institutions are evaluated by an external body to determine if applicable standards are met. If standards are met, accredited status is granted by the accrediting body.

TAC accreditation is a fair, responsive and transparent audit process which measures an engineering technology or applied science program against the profession's national standards using a trained, skilled audit team. In addition to determining whether a program meets the standards, the TAC accreditation process provides value through the identification of best practices and opportunities for improvement. 

TAC has received over 110 accreditation applications and recently accredited its 38th program. 

About TAC

Through accreditation, TAC is committed to serving students by collaborating with educational institutions to support the delivery of engineering technology and applied science programs which meet the standards of Canada’s engineering technology profession. For more information about TAC or how to apply for accreditation, please visit technologyaccreditation.ca.

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Contacts:
Richard Stamper
Executive Director
t: 416-847-1016, ext. 254
rstamper@technologyaccreditation.ca