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TAC Establishes 2021 Strategic Priorities
With the support of its nine members, Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC) has established its 2021 strategic priorities to confidently advance the organization. The six priorities build on activities and progress from 2020, specifically, transitioning CTAB accredited programs to the TAC model, securing accreditation commitments from new institutions and programs, implementing changes to the National Accreditation Criteria and accreditation process and continuing the in depth CTAC reviews under phase 2 of the CTAC Review Project.
The audits of new programs, programs up for TAC renewal and CTAB programs transitioning to TAC accreditation will continue to be conducted with a virtual site visit. Key activities also include finalizing national and international recognition for graduates of TAC and CTAB accredited programs, revising the accreditation model for greater efficiency, launching a communications campaign to promote accreditation to students and industry and publishing revised CTAC for the Electrical and Civil disciplines.
“We have an ambitious plan this year, with our primary focus on conducting a significant number of audits this year using virtual site visits,” comments Richard Stamper, TAC Executive Director. “We also are excited about a number of new initiatives which will enhance our value proposition for customers and stakeholders”.
Additional information, including the list of strategic priorities and key activities, can be accessed in TAC’s 2021 Plan.
Accreditation is recognized worldwide as an objective method of assessment and a valuable tool to identify program strengths and challenges. This independent seal of approval represents excellence in education and the high standards of the profession graduates will be joining. TAC accreditation involves a qualified, trained audit team evaluating an educational institution’s program against the National Accreditation Criteria. Achieving accreditation provides students, the educational and industry confidence that the program has met the profession’s national standards.
As the national accrediting body for the engineering technology and applied science profession, TAC is committed to partnering with educational institutions to ensure students receive the highest quality education which meets the profession’s national educational standards. For more information about TAC, visit technologyaccreditation.ca.
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