Standards of Excellence for UPR-RP Graduate Programs
The model for the Evaluation Plan incorporates standards common to several renowned entities, and to the distinctive areas, it introduces new standards commensurate with the ideals of excellence expected of any doctoral research campus.
In developing these Standards of Excellence for the UPR-RP Graduate Programs, the criteria and evaluation standards of the following were taken into account:
- Council for Higher Education (CES)
- Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
- Agencies providing professional accreditation
- Evaluation models for academic programs from several universities across the United States and Europe
The standards developed serve as a guide for graduate programs with the aim of bringing about reflection on their significance, effectiveness and efficiency.