Revisiting the Legal Consequences of International Accreditation of Higher Education Programs in the Russian Federation

  • Andrey Y. ALEKSANDROV
  • Svetlana V. BARABANOVA
  • Svetlana B. VERESHCHAK
  • Olga A. IVANOVA
  • Zhanna A. ALEKSANDROVA

Abstract

The urgency of the problem under investigation is due to the fact that in the conditions of educational reform as
an integral part of the Russian Federation's state policy in establishing constitutional state and civil society, the
approach to assessing the quality and relevance of educational services by applicants, students and employers
has changed. The article aims at making recommendations to improve the efficiency of public control over the
quality of educational services and specialist training in educational institutions of higher education. The leading
approach to the study of this problem is to analyze the Volga Federal District higher education institutions’
experience of public accreditation of educational programs of higher education, including international
accreditation, and the assessment of its legal and other consequences to applicants, students, employers and
universities. As a result of the research a conclusion was made to further use the procedures of international
accreditation in assessing the quality of higher education, as well as to widen the scope of international public
control subjects concerning the quality and relevance of education by including the humanities and social
sciences in the list. Proposals are made to improve the legal framework of international accreditation system by
establishing uniform criteria for assessment, which are relevant in state monitoring, prohibition of control procedures duplication, which the university goes through within the process of state accreditation, setting the
frequency of public accreditation, determining the subjects of international public accreditation, whose decision
have a legal consequences to educational institutions. The subject-matter of the article may be useful in practical
terms to legislative and executive authorities, public organizations carrying out the procedure of public
accreditation of educational programs of higher education and other participants of higher education system, as
well as scientific and teaching staff for further research of international accreditation problems of educational
programs, taking into account the national and international experience.
Published
2016-05-10
How to Cite
ALEKSANDROV, Andrey Y. et al. Revisiting the Legal Consequences of International Accreditation of Higher Education Programs in the Russian Federation. Journal of Advanced Research in Law and Economics, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 2, p. 202-210, may 2016. ISSN 2068-696X. Available at: <https://journals.aserspublishing.eu/jarle/article/view/206>. Date accessed: 14 apr. 2024.
Section
Journal of Advanced Research in Law and Economics