Accreditation Notations

N.1. ADMISSION STANDARDS

N.1.1. The entrance requirements are now below those set by the Association for the programme.
N.1.2. The school does not screen applicants carefully enough before admission.
N.1.3. The school is not sufficiently free to select or reject students.

N.2. FACULTY

N.2.1 The school has fewer than the required number of full time teaching faculty members with academic qualifications adequate for the programme
N.2.2. The full-time faculty is insufficient in number for students enrolled.
N.2.3. The student /faculty ratio is in excess of 20:1, which jeopardizes educational standards.
N.2.4. The school has inadequate faculty development policy.
N.2.5. The faculty is not representative in certain fields.
N.2.6. Faculty members are unduly diverted from their essential tasks.
N.2.7. The ratio of full-time national faculty to full-time foreign faculty is less than 2:1.
N.2.8. The school has no sufficient provisions for faculty scholarly research and writing.
N.2.9. The school does not have a conscious faculty development plan for women.

N.3. CURRICULUM AND FIELD EDUCATION

N.3.1. The curriculum seems fragmented by having too many courses that do not cohere within a specific framework or thrust.
N.3.2. The relation between class hours and the time provided for independent study is disproportionate.
N.3.3. The curriculum is insufficiently related to the contemporary situation of the church and society.
N.3.4. The curriculum is weak in women’s concerns and issues.
N.3.5. The curriculum is weak in issues and concerns regarding persons with special needs (differently-abled, homosexual, HIV/AIDS, etc.)
N.3.6. The curriculum is weak in the areas of the history, culture and religions of the nation and of the region.
N.3.7. Academic and practical disciplines are not coordinated and/or do not encourage contextualization in theological reflection and action
N.3.8. The planning and/or supervision of field education internship is inadequate in this school
N.3.9. The academic and practical disciplines do not give adequate priority to equipping students to enable Christian community to recognize the gifts of its members and prepare them to carry out their diverse ministries in the world.
N.3.10. The school is not making adequate efforts to improve the effectiveness of teaching by using innovative methods or by sharing creative educational skills and instructional tools in the wider educational context.
N.3.11.  Insufficient emphasis is placed on the academic language reading comprehension as a tool for study.
N.3.12. The school does not conduct a regular learning assessment process.
N.3.13. The curriculum is weak in the following aspects:

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N.4   LIBRARY                                                                                               

N.4.1 The library does not have the required number of titles for the program levels (licentiate, bachelor, masteral or doctoral level)

1. Undergraduate Studies
Baccalaureate Programs (Collection of about 6,000 appropriate titles)

2. Graduate Studies
MDiv, MA Graduate Programs (Collection of about 8,000 appropriate titles)
   MTheol Program (Collection of about 15,000 appropriate titles)

3. Postgraduate Studies
Doctoral Programs (Collection of about 30,000 appropriate titles)

N.4.2. The quality of books and other learning resources is below standard.
N.4.3.  There are insufficient books in the national language.
N.4.4. There are insufficient books and other learning resource materials on gender concerns and issues.
N.4.5.  There are insufficient books and other learning resource materials on issues and concerns regarding  persons with special needs (differently–abled, homosexual, HIV/AIDS, etc.).
N.4.6.  The selection of titles is inadequate in certain fields.
N.4.7.  The selection of  periodicals is inadequate.
N.4.8.  The circulation of  books and other learning resource materials appears to be low.
N.4.9.   The library cataloging systems need improvement.
N.4.10.  The library budget is inadequate for the necessary acquisitions.

When the library has met only the accreditation minimum, 5% of the budget is expected. Where the minimum library acquisition is tripled and beyond, then 3%.  

N.4.11. The librarian(s) is (are) not professionally trained.
N.4.12. The library space is insufficient for the student population.
N.4.13.  The library administration is deficient in the following aspects.

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N.5.    COMMUNITY LIFE AND SPIRITUAL FORMATION

N.5.1.  The emphasis on nurture, spiritual discipline and worship is inadequate.
N.5.2.    Relationships and community life are poor in the following areas:

a.    Faculty-administration
b.    Faculty-faculty
c.    Faculty-students
d.   Students-students  

N.5.3.    Student participation in education policy-making and planning is weak.

N.6. ON GOVERNANCE AND MANAGEMENT                                             

N.6.1. The Board of Trustees/Governors has no clear understanding of its task and does not properly discharge its responsibilities.
N.6.2. The composition of the Board of Trustees/Governors does not provide for a reasonable representation of lay people, women, alumni and other sectors of the community such as education, finance, or other professions.
N.6.3. The appointing bodies do not act responsibly in selecting representatives to the Board of Trustees/Governors.
N.6.4.  The faculty does not exercise effective control over admission, the curriculum and other aspects of the academic life of the school, including field education.
N.6.5. The management structure of the school is inadequate to carry out the program.
N.6.6. The school does not have a systematic way of promoting and remunerating the faculty and staff.
N.6.7. The school is late in submitting reports.
N.6.8. The management of the school needs improvement in the following areas:

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N.7.     FINANCES                                                                                      

N.7.1.  The school is too dependent on financial support from abroad (exceeds 50% of its financial requirements).
N.7.2.  The  school has made little progress in developing local  support  (has generated less than  5% local support for the last 3 years).
N.7.3.  Faculty and Staff salaries are low in comparison with the prevailing standards in comparable/similar academic community or church within the region/locality.
N.7.4.  Faculty and staff terms of service are not satisfactory in the following aspects:
N.7.5.  The budget is not complete and/or realistic in the following aspects:

1. Audited Financial Statements
2. No designated Finance Manager

N.7.6.  The school does not provide adequate funds for faculty, staff and student recruitment programs.
N.7.7.  The financial management is inadequate in the following aspects:

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N.8.   RELATIONSHIP OF THE SCHOOL WITH OTHER SCHOOLS, CHURCH, AND COMMUNITY

N.8.1. The school does not have creative relationships with other theological institutions.
N.8.2.    The school does not have creative relationship with the church in the following aspects:
N.8.3.   The school does not have creative relationship with the University or other departments in the University system.
N.8.4. The school does not have a meaningful relationship with the community in the following aspects:

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N.8.5. The school does not foster the unity of the church in the following ways:

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N.8.6.   The school is unduly restricted in its freedom to determine its programs by its relations either to the church, or the university of the state educational system.

N.9.  BUILDINGS, GROUNDS AND EQUIPMENT

N.9.1  The physical plant is inadequate in the following ways:

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N.9.2. The physical plant is not being used to full advantage.
N.9.3. The grounds or buildings of the school are not adequately maintained.
N.9.4. The school has not taken sufficient precaution to secure the safety of its plant and  facilities, e.g. against fire hazards.
N.9.5. The educational equipment of the school is inadequate in the following ways:

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