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¿Que es el Autoestudio / Self Study?

Es una autoevaluación expresada en un documento donde se presenta, como conducimos los esfuerzos de manera colaborativa para lograr un propósito en común, la efectividad institucional, mejorar la excelencia y calidad en los programas y el servicio al estudiantado. Cumpliendo con la misión y la metas establecidas.

 

El autoestudio demuestra el compromios de una institución con la mejora continua y se utiliza para fortalecer y sostener la institución. La institución debe de estar preparada para realizar un análisis cuidadoso de las prioridades institucionales que ha seleccionado con el fin de identificar áreas de mejora relacionadas con la misión, responder de manera efectiva a los desafíos e identificar y adoptar prácticas innovadoras para lograr más fácilmente la misión institucional adaptarse a los cambios en els sector de la educación superior, y para servir mejor a los estudinates y la sociedad.

 

¿Para qué sirve?

En Puerto Rico es necesario cumplir con la revalidación para obtener la licencia para poder operar como una institución de enseñanza. La acreditación con evaluadores externos es voluntaria, por lo tanto la misma no se necesita para operar pero si es necesaria por el prestigio y para poder obtener fondos federales.

 

Si el alumno proviene de un programa acreditado tiene mayor oportunidad de continuar estudios graduados y ejercer la profesión en los Estados Unidos. Además, la acreditación es importante para la obtención de fondos federales en Intituciones de Educación Superior (IES).

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Diseño del Self Study de MSCHE

UPRH has identified three institutional priorities that align with the Requirements of Affiliation and Standards for Accreditation. The three priorities are:

I. Innovation – Planning for a technological future and integrated globalization

  • Developing Distance Education Programs
  • Developing Graduate Programs
  • Creating Microbusiness Ventures

 

We recognize that a robust venture toward using technology as a primary means of communication is a common sense approach toward effectively delivering our mission and aspirations to our students and constituents. We have created a Distance Education Office that at this moment is offering general education and professional concentration courses in hybrid and online formats. Our goal is the development of fully online B.A. and M.A. programs. Therefore, our move toward developing graduate degree programs is a natural segue into enhancing our use of technology that will enable us to reach a world-wide population. Also, the concept of globalization extends toward creating microbusiness ventures that will awaken the entrepreneurial spirit in our students and constituents in which we are seen as an integral part of community life.

II. Sustainability – Striving toward maintaining economic and academic institutional autonomy as we progress into the future

  • Restructuring Administrative Offices and Academic Programs
  • Diversifying Financial Base
  • Enhancing Infrastructure

 

Economic and academic institutional autonomy is one of our priorities within the UPR central university system in which we are one of 11 campuses. We are fully committed to begin restructuring at all levels, both within administrative offices and academic programs, in order to embrace a culture of right sizing that will lead to greater efficacy in use of our physical, human, and fiscal resources. Autonomy entails that we diversify our financial base in terms of obtaining funds that go beyond central administration’s allotment that we receive every year. This allotment has been decreasing every year, at a time when our institution is in the process of enhancing it academic offerings, hence the need for financial diversification. A stronger financial base will also increase the likelihood that we will be able to enhance our physical facilities to meet the growing needs of our academic programs and service offices.

III. Service – Benefitting our community in a way that is ethically responsible and meaningful

  • Involving Students in Community Outreach Activities
  • Preparing Students to meet the Professional Needs of their Community
  • Involving community leaders, alumni, and other constituents

 

Total involvement with our community and Puerto Rico at large has always, and will continue to be, at the heart of our mission and strategic planning. Most of our students are not only required, but also encouraged, to give back to the community which supports them and champions their endeavors. This involvement means that we recognize that our students need to be prepare themselves to be consummate professionals in their chosen fields in order to meet the needs of the community in which they live. We also recognize the importance of having community leaders, alumni, and other constituents directly give us input and ideas through an advisory board that will give us invaluable feedback on shaping our future for the benefit of both our institution and the community we serve.

Our three priorities focused on Innovation, Sustainability, and Service are aligned with the UPR 2017-2022 Strategic Plan, the UPRH 2013-2018 (extended to 2022) Strategic Plan, the UPRH Mission, and Chancellor Aida Rodríguez Roig’s commitment to UPRH and the surrounding community.

Innovation, Sustainability, and Service are not conceptualized as three separate priorities. The three priorities are conceptualized as interlocking and inseparable, in which each priority is inextricably linked to each other to create one whole concept. Our singular priority then becomes fomenting the idea that UPRH is forward-thinking, economically viable, and valuable to the community we serve.

 Steering Committee

Chairperson – Dr. Nilsa Lugo Colón

Co-chairperson – Dr. Mildred Cuadrado Cuadrado

Accreditation Liaison Officer – Prof. Ivette Irizarry Santiago

Working Groups

Standard I: Mission and Goals

Dr. Mildred Cuadrado Cuadrado
Prof. Ivette Irizarry Santiago

Prof. Flor I. Figueroa Rosa

Standard II:  Ethics and Integrity

Dr. Maximiliano Dueñas Guzmán
Dr. Hector R. Piñero Cádiz
Prof. Ivette Irizarry Santiago

Standard III:  Design and Delivery of the Student Learning Experience

Prof. Ivelisse Reyes García
Dr. Liz Pagán Santana
Dr. Magaly Rodríguez Pérez
Prof. José A. Baldaguez Matos

Standard IV: Support of the Student Experience

Dr. Ivelisse Blasini Torres
Mrs. Carmen B. Rodríguez
Prof. Julia Alicea Campos
Prof. Olga L. Berríos Villegas
Ms. Alondra Díaz Delgado

Standard V: Educational Effectiveness Assessment
 Dr. Eneida Silva Collazo
Prof. Alba I. Pérez Ramos
Prof. Zaira Luna Laboy

Standard VI: Planning, Resources, and Institutional Improvement
 
Prof. Rody Rivera Rojas
Dr. Rosa Reyes Borges
Mrs. Daisy Rivera Torres
Mrs. Inés Sánchez Mercado
Mrs. Adiary Laviena Rodríguez

Standard 7: Governance, Leadership, and Administration
 

Dr. Aníbal Muñoz Claudio
Mrs. Mariolga Rotger González
Dr. Daniel Rodríguez Howell
Mrs. Edna I. Reyes Pomales
Ms. Nina F. Morales Vázquez

Documentos para facilitar la recopilacion de información para un autoestudio exitoso