Self-evaluation process and university quality in Ecuador

Segundo Nelson Castillo-Cabeza, Raúl Alfonso Camacho-Marín

Abstract


The quality of Higher Education in the Ecuador has been a topic widely addressed in the last 10 years, generating transcendental changes from the modification of the structures of the system to the reconsideration of its planning and processes. The purpose of this research is to study the process of self-evaluation and quality in institutions of higher education of the Ecuador. For this, a qualitative research was carried out where models, management indicators and general aspects based on current laws were conceptualized. It is concluded that it is imperative to promote the self-evaluation of universities, not only for accreditation purposes but as a complex and continuous social process in their ontological, gnoseological and axiological references, contributing to the progress and reconstruction of the substantial processes of the institution, in order to improve its management mechanisms and respond satisfactorily to the expectations of the entire university community; under own institutional guidelines and follow-ups and of the quality assurance system in education superior.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.31876/er.v4i33.728

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