West Coast University
West Coast University
Panama

WEST COAST UNIVERSITY ACCREDITATIONS, MEMBERSHIPS & LICENSING

                           
  • Licensed & accredited by CCLP Worldwide Education Charter International
  • Consorcio Universitario Euro Americano, Spain.
  • Accreditation Syndicate for Education & Training, England & Wales, U.K.
  • Quality Assurance Commission, United Kingdom.
  • Institutional member of the ACBSP-recognized by CHEA, US Department of Education.
  • International Accreditation Organization (IAO) Houston USA
  • Equivalency & Validation by California University FCE
The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP): West Coast University (WCU) Panama is an Institutional Member of this accreditation council ACBSP. It is a leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence. The association embraces the virtues of teaching excellence and emphasizes to students that it is essential to learn how to learn. ACBSP acknowledges the importance of scholarly research and inquiry and believes that such activities facilitate improved teaching. Institutions are strongly encouraged to pursue a reasonable mutually beneficial balance between teaching and research. And further, ACBSP encourages faculty involvement within the contemporary business world to enhance the quality of classroom instruction and to contribute to student learning. In accordance with the 2006 CHEA Recognition Policy and Procedures (#38, pp. 15- 16), the ACBSP is recognized for the scope of recognition: ACBSP accredits business, accounting, and business-related programs at the associate, baccalaureate, master, and doctorate degree levels worldwide. ACBSP is recognized by US Education Department.
International Accreditation Organization (IAO): WEST COAST UNIVERSITY PANAMA has been approved by the Evaluation Commission of International Accreditation Organization (IAO) as a member Institution of Higher Education and as an eligible candidate for accreditation. IAO's International Accreditation represents an institution's commitment to delivering quality education which is on a par with the global standards. IAO grants accreditation through a unique and patented Points Profile System. The Points Profile System works as a general basis of evaluation for any education provider.. It assures the institute's students that their degrees and credits will have increased acceptability around the world. IAO headquarter is based in Houston, USA. The National Commission for University Evaluation and Accreditation (CONEAU) has co-branded with IAO to ensure promotion and implementation of quality education all across Argentina. CONEAU is a decentralized agency that operates under the Ministry of National Education, Argentina. IAO and Higher Education Quality Evaluation Centre HEQEC signed a memorandum of co-operation to work for the promotion of quality education in Latvia. Higher Education Quality Evaluation Centre, Latvia, is aimed to promote development of higher education in Republic of Latvia; and improve quality, affectivity and accessibility of higher education to all interested parties. Department of Adult & Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Bhutan (QAAD) has entered into partnership with IAO to monitor and evaluate educational schools and programs in the Bhutan region.
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) based in Chicago USA has recently accredited West Coast University (WCU) Panama and granted international member Status. CAEL sets the standard for quality in Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) and best practices for adult learning programs. CAEL focuses on expanding lifelong learning opportunities for adults by advancing experiential learning and its assessment through joint ventures with higher education, industry, and labour unions. WEST COAST UNIVERSITY (WCU) PANAMA – Department of Sociology is a collective member of the International Sociology Association (ISA) based in Madrid- Spain The ISA was founded in 1949 under UNESCO and it has about 4,500 individual and 45 collective members, hailing from 167 countries. Its purpose is to "represent sociologists everywhere, regardless of their school of thought, scientific approaches or ideological opinion" and its objective is to "advance sociological knowledge throughout the world". Along with the Institut International de Sociologie (IIS), it is seen as a world leading international sociological organization. ISA is a member of the International Social Science Council with the status of the Non-Governmental Organization in formal associate relations with UNESCO and special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations
WEST COAST UNIVERSITY (WCU) PANAMA is now recognized by Chartered Institute of Management and Leadership - USA. Click here to see the letter of accreditation from CIML-USA
WEST COAST UNIVERSITY (WCU) PANAMA – Chairman of the Department of Sociology is also a member of the European Sociological Association (ESA) based in Paris-France. ESA is an academic association of sociologists and a non-profit Europe-wide association that aims to facilitate sociological research, teaching and communication on European issues, and to give sociology a voice in European affairs. ESA is an academic association of sociologists and a non-profit Europe-wide association made up of over 2000 members. It was established in 1992, Europe is in the midst of massive changes, including the transformations in east and central Europe and the increasing integration of the European Union. Sociology has much to contribute to European level debates and developments. The ESA has an important role to play in organizing the European debate and setting the agenda WEST COAST UNIVERSITY (WCU) PANAMA- Faculty of Physical Education & Martial Arts is now an associate member with the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education .(ICSSPE) based in Berlin, Germany. , ICSSPE serves as a permanent advisory body to UNESCO and regularly conducts research and other projects on behalf of this United Nations agency. ICSSPE has a long tradition of co-operation with the world’s leading sport body. The IOC and ICSSPE have recently agreed to update their existing agreement and to work even more closely in the future. ICSSPE collaborate with the WHO in the area of physical activity and health promotion. ICSSPE maintain close links through ex-officio representation on each other’s Boards and co-operate in various areas of common interest.
WEST COAST UNIVERSITY (WCU) PANAMA is a member of the “Organization International Para La Integracion Y Calidad Educativa (OIICE)” Peru, South America.It is an international non-governmental non-profit organization, established in order to promote the adoption of standards for Quality Education, to get the education and development of democratic access to the same fairness and harmony through the transmission of knowledge that are a priority in the Ibero-on the basis of the claim that knowledge is crucial for the progress of the countries that make up that community West Coast University is an Institutional Members of the Open Course Ware Consortium an Open Courseware (OCW) .These materials are organized as courses, and often include course planning materials and evaluation tools as well as thematic content The OpenCourseWareConsortium is a worldwide community of hundreds of higher education institutions and associated organizations committed to advancing OpenCourseWare and its impact on global education. We serve as a resource for starting and sustaining OCW projects, as a coordinating body for the movement on a global scale, and as a forum for exchange of ideas and future planning
Accreditation Syndicate for Education & Training, England & Wales, U.K. has fully accredited West Coast University Panama.
ASET (Accreditation Syndicate for Education & Training) is a leading National Award Body specializing in providing, quality assuring and certificating vocational learning programs. 
All ASET Accredited Courses lead to a Nationally Recognized ASET Award. ASET are recognized in the UK by DfEs, LSC and the Qualifications & Curriculum Authority (QCA) and thus the qualification is accredited by the QCA in England, by the CCEA (Council for the Curriculum Examinations and Assessment) in Northern Ireland and by the ACCAC (The Qualifications, Curriculum and Assessment Authority) in Wales. ASET are recognized to provide awards to the NQF (National Qualifications Framework). That means that the courses are independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to at least level 3 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (in which GCSEs are at levels 1 and 2 and A-Levels are at level 3).


(http://qac-uk.org/quality-assurance.html)
Quality Assurance Commission, United Kingdom has accredited higher educational degree programs of West Coast University Panama
The Quality Assurance Commission (QAC) was formed as an autonomous not-for-profit organization. It was established as an accreditation organization in education & training for learning programs at vocational and professional levels.
The QAC is registered with government of United Kingdom as Learning Providers. The UK Register of Learning Providers is an external verification agency set up by the UK governmental funding agency, The Skills Funding Agency under the Department for Business Innovation & Skills.

West Coast University (WCU) Panama is now an accredited member institution of
"Consorcio Universitario EuroAmericano", Spain.
The International Council of CCLP Worldwide has signed the treaty of academic, cultural and technical co-operation with one of the largest consortium of Universities in Spain and Europe having presence in Latin America "University Consortium Euroamerican" (CUE). UMM congressionally granted full authority to WCU to issue certificates, diplomas, higher diplomas, Associate Degrees, Bachelor, Master and PhD as an autonomous, internationally accredited by the International Parliament. Publicado a la(s) 10/05/2011 14:01 por C.U.E.
It is a registered NGO participant of United Nations Global Compact and has applied for Consultative Status with both United Nations Economic Council (ECOSOC) and UNESCO. CCLP Worldwide has been admitted as full member of both the Indian and Nigeria Networks of the UN Global Compact and the Conference of Non-governmental organizations. CCLP Worldwide has been admitted as Global NGO Participants of UN Global Compact from four Countries- Nigeria, India, Germany and Ghana.
California University Foreign Credential Evaluator (CUFCE) certifies the credits earned at WCU to be equivalent to any other nationally and regionally accredited colleges and universities of United States of America. CUFCE is recognized by US Department of Education with EROD Unique ID 7499 and has got grant of status of accredited institution by American Association of Higher Education and Accreditation (AAHEA). http://cufce.edu.tc/

West Coast University - Panama is recognized and accredited by Oxford Association of Managers and Cambridge Association of Managers. The Oxford Association of Managers and The Cambridge Association of Managers are recognised as a professional body by the UK Department for Business, Innovation & Skills. Department Of Business Innovation & Skills (BIS) is a ministerial department of the United Kingdom Government created on 5 June 2009 by the merger of the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) and the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR). The department is responsible for UK Government policies on business regulation, operation & licensing, further education, higher education, innovation, science & research, skills, trade and training. The Oxford Association of Managers and The Cambridge Association of Managers are listed in the 38th, 37th and 36th Edition of the British Qualifications - QUALIFICATIONS AWARDED BY PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS.
   
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