Management of Self-Assessment and Quality Accreditation Activities at Vocational Colleges in Vietnam: Policy, Practice and Some Solutions
Keywords:Policy, self-assessment of quality, self-accreditation, vocational colleges, practices and solutions
Self-assessment and quality accreditation is the first step in the overall educational quality accreditation activities; they demonstrate the autonomy and self-responsibility of the school in all activities from training, and providing educational services, to teaching and learning activities. The purpose of self-assessment is not only to ensure quality education and training activities but also to
provide motivation to improve and improve the quality of education in the whole school and of the entire education system self-assessment and quality accreditation are also an essential basis to help vocational colleges improve their competitiveness, creating a premise for the vocational colleges' sustainable development in the future. For the system of vocational colleges, self-assessment, and
quality assessment help vocational colleges realize the reality of the school in their activities over the past time; advantages that need to be further consolidated and maintained; shortcomings and limitations that need solutions to overcome and repair; thereby, contributing to improving the quality in all activities that the school has committed to implement in the goals, mission and quality policy that the vocational colleges have had. On the basis of an analysis of the current situation and problems posed in self-assessment and quality accreditation activities, the legal grounds for activities of achievement assessment and quality accreditation; practice in self-assessment and quality accreditation at vocational colleges; the State’s policies on self-assessment and quality accreditation at vocational colleges; this study recommends solutions to improve self-assessment and quality accreditation activities at vocational colleges in the future.