Standard A.1 - Identity and purpose
Institutions have clearly formulated statements of identity and purpose
[ A.1 - Identity and purpose ]Alignment with evangelical stakeholders (A.1.1)Institutions understand themselves as providers of tertiary level evangelical theological education, endorsing the statement of faith and theological orientation of their relevant evangelical stakeholders and communities and integrating core Christian values into their operations and programmes.
[ A.1 - Identity and purpose ]Biblical grounding (A.1.1)
Biblical grounding is evident in all programmes.
[ A.1 - Identity and purpose ]ECTE core values applied (A.1.1)ECTE core values should be endorsed, applied, and reflected in learning activities, programmes and institutional aspects.
[ A.1 - Identity and purpose ]Influence of the statement of faith (A.1.1)
Institutions’ statements of faith should influence every area of operations, including what is taught in the classroom, what is modelled by staff and faculty, and what is required of graduates.
[ A.1 - Identity and purpose ]Appropriate legal status (A.1.2)
Institutions have appropriate legal status within the country where they operate in accordance with local laws and as suitable for their purposes.
[ A.1 - Identity and purpose ]Fiscal compliance (A.1.2)
Institutions comply with fiscal and financial regulations in the country in which they operate.
[ A.1 - Identity and purpose ]Legal academic nomenclatures (A.1.2)Institutions operate within national legal frameworks in their usage of academic terminologies and award nomenclatures.
[ A.1 - Identity and purpose ]Clear vision and mission statement (A.1.3)
Institutions have a clear vision and mission statement
[ A.1 - Identity and purpose ]Reviewing vision and mission statement (A.1.3)
The vision and mission statement is periodically reviewed by the leadership, understood by internal and external stakeholders, and matched with strategic planning and budget operations.
[ A.1 - Identity and purpose ]Vision matches institutional identity (A.1.3)
The vision and mission statement clearly reflect institutional identity.
[ A.1 - Identity and purpose ]Publication of accurate and accessible information (A.1.4)
Institutions publish information about their identity, activities and programmes that is accurate and accessible.
[ A.1 - Identity and purpose ]Suitable programme information available (A.1.4)Programme information includes access and selection criteria, programme learning outcomes and graduate profiles, qualifications, teaching and learning procedures, assessment procedures, pass rates, and student retention data, learning opportunities for students, progression and mobility opportunities and graduate employment information.
[ A.1 - Identity and purpose ]Programme completion information (A.1.4)
Institutions provide easy access to adequate information on the conditions to be fulfilled for the completion of a given programme of studies, the earning of an award or the transfer of accumulated credits to another institution. In particular, it must specify all financial charges.
[ A.1 - Identity and purpose ]Information packages (A.1.4)
Institutions have an information package/module catalogue (or equivalent) that makes its study programmes easy to understand and compare for all students and staff – local and foreign – and provides them with essential institutional, academic and practical information. The module catalogue not only lists and describes the study programmes and their module units and modules, but also supplies all the information which a student needs to make decisions regarding study at that institution, enrolment in any of its specific programmes, or to take certain modules. It is strongly recommended that the module catalogue be available on the Internet and be updated every year. It should be published in the local language of instruction essential parts should and also be available in English.
Comments, recommendations, requirements for Standard A.1
2 out of 3
Standard A.2 - Governance and quality assurance
Institutions have appropriate and effective governance and quality assurance structures
[ A.2 - Goverance and quality assurance ]Governance representing stakeholders (A.2.1)
Institutions have appropriate institutional governance that represents stakeholders.
[ A.2 - Goverance and quality assurance ]Governance and executive leadership (A.2.1)
Institutions have appropriate institutional governance constitutes the body to which executive leadership is accountable.
[ A.2 - Goverance and quality assurance ]Governance for identity, purpose and mission (A.2.1)
Effective governance is in place to preserve and protect the institutions’ identity and purpose, ensure the necessary means to accomplish the institutions’ mission, intervene in institutional crises and leadership succession.
[ A.2 - Goverance and quality assurance ]Delineated lines of responsibility (A.2.1)
Effective governance is in place to clearly delineate lines of responsibility between board governance, executive management and delegated authority.
Comments, recommendations, requirements for Standard A.2
3 out of 3