Divisional Accreditation

Divisional ACEEU Accreditation allows single academic units in universities, including faculties, schools and departments, to showcase to students, university stakeholders, industry stakeholders and society their unwavering dedication to engagement and/or entrepreneurship.
The objectives, process and standards of divisional ACEEU accreditation are aligned to institutional ACEEU accreditation, providing a coherent system for higher education institutions. On the following pages, we provide you with all details for divisional accreditation and point to the main differences between ACEEU's two accreditation levels.
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4 phases with 20 clearly defined steps

Accreditation Process

Going through main 4-step journey, divisional accreditation is a comprehensive undertaking supported by more than 40 experts from university leadership, academia and industry. ACEEU's divisional accreditation process follows the same 4 phases and 20 steps as institutional accreditation.

1. APPLICATION

In the first phase, institutions apply for eligiblity and the administrative work is being done for the process (e.g. signing the accreditation contract)

2. SELF-EVALUATION

In the second phase, institutions perform a self-analysis and get an initial evaluation report from the appointed accreditation committee that overlooks the accreditation.

3. PEER VISIT

Following self-evaluation, a 3-person strong Peer Review Team visits the applicant institution to evaluate the facilities and meet with a wide variety of stakeholders, including HEI leadership, academics, support staff, students and ecosystem partners.

4. FINAL EVALUATION

In the last phase, all documented material is reviewed by the Accreditation Committee to reach a decision on whether or not accreditation is granted.

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The core of ACEEU's evaluation framework

Accreditation Standards

ACEEU's divisional accreditation follows the same structure as institutional accreditation, with the same 5 dimensions and 15 standard categories at its core. Slight differences, however, exist in the definition of the individual standards, reflecting the distinct characteristics of entrepreneurship and engagement practices at institutional and divisional level.

Dimension 1:
Orientation and Strategy

Dimension 1:
Orientation and Strategy

Institutional Commitment
Shared Goals
Financial Planning

Dimension 2:
People and Organisational Capacity

Dimension 2:
People and Organisational Capacity

Leadership
Staff profile
ncentives and rewards

Dimension 3:
Drivers and Enablers

Dimension 3:
Drivers and Enablers

Culture
Internal Support Structures
Service Alignment

Dimension 4:
Education, Research and Third Mission Activities

Dimension 4:
Education, Research and Third Mission Activities

Education
Research
Third Mission Activities

Dimension 5:
Innovation and impact

Dimension 5:
Innovation and impact

Continuous improvement
Influence within the Ecosystem
Impact

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