GCREAS VISITS QUALITY PROMOTION OFFICE AT UASD

In the context of its participation in the International Conference on Accreditation organized by the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo, UASD, the Executive Director of GCREAS held a meeting with officials of the Office for Quality Promotion at the university, in order to explore the possibilities that the higher education programs on Engineering dictated by UASD join the GCREAS process of quality accreditation. In this regard Dr. Hugo Pirela exchanged views with Dr. Amado Reyes, Director of Quality Promotion at UASD, and agreed to continue contact with him on this topic. The idea is to develop preparatory activities in coordination with the Dean of Engineering, including a future meeting with the highest authority of the university, the Rector Dr. Ivan Grullón.

GCREAS work meeting at the Office for Quality Promotion at the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo. Dr. Pirela (right) explains details of the GCREAS process for quality accreditation of Engineering Education to Dr. Amado Reyes, Director of the aforementioned office, and Ms. Yuberkis Chevalier, Dr. Reyes’s Assistant.

PEER FRIEND SELF-STUDY WORKSHOP FOR APEC UNIVERSITY

GCREAS organized a Peer Friend Self-Study Workshop forAPEC University, to help its Electronic Engineering Team with preparations for the Program’s Self-evaluation study to be submitted for re-accreditation by GCREAS (the first accreditation for three years was granted to the program in 2011). Said workshop, which was facilitated by Dr. Yajaira Mejia, the veteran GCREAS Evaluation Team Leader, from the City College of New York, was attended by faculty and staff of all the University´s engineering programs. The workshop also merited the recognition of the APEC University’s staff and authorities as a very useful exercise for their process to re-accredit their Electronic Engineering Program with GCREAS.

Dr. Yajaira Mejía, of the City College of New York (at left), facilitates a GCREAS Peer Friend Workshop on Self-Study for the faculty of APEC Universities’ engineering programs.

EVALUATION VISIT TO INTEC´S MECHANICAL, INDUSTRIAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING PROGRAMS

The GCREAS Agency has recently added four new engineering careers to its portfolio of programs evaluated. Three of these careers were the Mechanical, Industrial and Systems Engineering programs of the Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo, INTEC. Once they received a Peer-Friend self evaluation workshop and completed their Self-Evaluation Study, a peer evaluator team, presided by Dr. Yajaira Mejía of the City College of New York, visited the INTEC campus and made the corresponding on-site inspection. The team, which also included Dr. Juan Luis Crespo, of the Universidad Latina de Costa Rica, and Eng. Máximo Martínez of the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, PUCMM, de República Dominicana, submitted the corresponding report of its findings to the GCREAS Accreditation Council.

Activity during the Evaluation Visit to INTEC´s  Mechanical, Industrial and Systems Engineering Programs. At left and at center, Dr. Juan Luis Crespo, Director of Engineering Research at Universidad Latina, Costa Rica, and Eng. Máximo Martínez, of the PUCMM D.R., respectively, members of the Evaluation Team. 

 

UNPHU´s CIVIL ENGINEERING PROGRAM GETS GCREAS ACCREDITATION

The GCREAS Accreditation Council decided to award a two-year accreditation to the Program of Civil Engineering of the Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña, and make several improvement recommendations. Eng. Rafael Marion-Landais, senior member of the GCREAS Accreditation Council, presented the authorities of the university with the corresponding certificate of accreditation.

Eng. Rafael Marión-Landais, member of GCREAS Accreditation Council (center left) presents Arch. Miguel Fiallo, President of UNPHU (center right) the certificate accrediting the University´s Civil Engineering Program. At the far right, Eng. Manuel Troncoso, UNPHU´s Dean Emeritus of Engineering, witnesses the act.