한국수의학교육인증원

introduction

home > Introduction

About The Accreditation Board of Veterinary Education in Korea:

The Accreditation Board of Veterinary Education in Korea (ABOVEK) was established to ensure the qualitative equality of veterinarians in countries around the world, and to foster the veterinarians needed. To this end, ABOVEK establishes standards for veterinary medical education, and evaluates and accredits veterinary medical education in line with such standards.

ABOVEK is dedicated to improving the quality of veterinary educational facilities, and to promoting growth in the number of veterinary educators that can meet the standards of the global era. By producing highly trained veterinarians, ABOVEK can bring the benefits of superior quality veterinary services to society by helping to provide safer livestock products and to increase productivity in the animal husbandry, promoting public health, and improving animal health and welfare.

Goals & History

Goals

  • Qualitative improvement in veterinary medical education and services
  • Comprehensive research, development, and evaluation of veterinary medicine and veterinary education
  • Research on policies and systems related to veterinary medicine
  • Development of the veterinary and animal husbandry, and improvement of national and public welfare

History

  • 2011/ 6/10: Attained authorization as a foundation by the Ministry For Food, Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries
  • 2010/11/29: Formed the General Assembly for establishment of ABOVEK held jointly by the Korea Veterinary Education Association (KoVEA), the Korea Association of Deans of Veterinary Colleges (KADVC), and the Korean Veterinary Medical Association (KVMA)
  • 2010/10/ 7: Public hearing for Accreditation Standards jointly held by KoVEA, KADVC, and KVMA
  • 2010/ 5/11: Agreement to form an Organization Committee at a meeting held by KoVEA, KADVC, and KVMA
  • 2010/ 4/24: Decision to pursue establishment of ABOVEK at a joint meeting of KoVEA and KADVC
  • 2010/ 3/24: Research report on the introduction of a veterinary medicine education accreditation system by KoVEA
  • 2009/10/29: Panel discussion on the establishment of ABOVEK by KoVEA
  • 2009/ 4/24: Consultation on standards for a veterinary accreditation system for Asia at the General Assembly of the Asia Association of Veterinary Schools (AAVS)
  • 2008/12/ 8: Discussion in detail on the establishment of ABOVEK at the Korea Veterinary Forum
  • 2008/ 7/17: Discussion on establishment of ABOVEK at the KADVC
  • 2007/12/ 3: Hosting the National Conference of Korean Veterinarians for rapid implementation of an accreditation system by KVMA
  • 2007/11/15: Seminar on pursuing an accreditation system by the Korea Society of Veterinary Science (KSVS)
  • 2005/12/ 2: Resolution to introduce an accreditation system at the conference of the KVMA
  • 2004/ 7/15: Report on securing advanced veterinary resources (accreditation system) by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestries
  • 1995/ 7/12: Public hearing to introduce an accreditation system over six-years curriculum by KoVEA and KVMA

top

Authentication defined

Authentication defined

top

Activities

  • Assessment and evaluation of the broad spectrum of veterinary medical education process, educational institution and educational program, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, Science & Technology, including over all veterinary education, veterinary primary education, post-graduate education and life-long education
  • Research and policy development on Korean National Licensing Examination
  • Accreditation of veterinary medical education and educational institution
  • Support veterinary medical education research
  • Support R & D of veterinary medicine policy and system
  • Conduct veterinary education projects by the government or related agencies
  • Other projects as needed

top

Organization Chart

Organization Chart

top

Member of Board of Directots

Ex Officio Directors Elected Members Auditors
1. Kim Ok-Gyeong (President, KVMA) 1. Kwak Hyung-Keun(President, Korea Animal Health Products Association) 1. Roh Cheon-seop (Vice President, HanSoo Veterinary Pharmaceutical Co.)
2. Kim Jae Hong(President, AKVMC) 2. Kim Tae Hwan(President & CEO Livestock, National Agricultural Cooperative Federation) 2. Yun Hyo In(Professor, Chungnam National University)
3. Kang Jong Koo(Chairman, KSVS) 3. Yoon In-jung (President, Choong Ang Vaccine Laboratories)
4. Park Bong-Kyun (Commissioner, Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency) 4. Kim In Sik (Chairman, CherryBro Co., Ltd.)
5. Kim Yeon-hwa (President, Korea Consumer Affairs Institute) 5. Lee Sang Mok (Vice President, Konkuk University)
6. Lee Chunil (Director Livestock Policy Division, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs) 6. Lee Gee Ock(Vice President, KVMA)
7. Lee Heungshik S. (Director, ABOVEK) 7. Ryu Pan Dong (Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, Seoul National University)
8. Kim Doo (President, Korean Society of Veterinary Clinics)
 
 

top

Bylaws and Guidelines

BYLAWS OF THE ACCREDITATION BOARD OF VETERINARY EDUCATION IN KOREA

Section 1: General Provisions

Article 1 (Purpose): The purpose of this foundation is to perform research, development, and evaluation of veterinary and related education to improve the quality of veterinary education and veterinary clinical services, and contribute to the development of the veterinary and animal husbandry and the promotion of national and public welfare through research on policies and systems related to veterinary medicine.

Article 2 (Name): The name of this foundation shall be the Accreditation Board of Veterinary Education in Korea (hereafter as “ABOVEK”).

Article 3 (Office): The place of business of ABOVEK shall be located at the Veterinary Science Building at 272-5 Seohyun-dong, Bundang-gu, Seongnam City, Gyeonggi Province, S. Korea

Article 4 (Business): ① ABOVEK shall perform the following items to fulfill the purpose delineated in the foregoing Article 1.

1. Matters in measuring and evaluating the general educational processes (including pre-veterinary, basic, post-graduate, and lifelong vet education etc. in consultation with the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology), educational institutions, and educational programs for veterinary medical education

2. Research and policy development on Korean National Veterinary Licensing Examination

3. Research on veterinary licensing and related matters, and development of relevant policies

4. Accreditation of veterinary education and educational institutions

5. Support for research on veterinary education

6. Research and development on, and support for veterinary clinical medicine policies and systems

7. Projects requested by the government and related organizations regarding veterinary education

8. Other necessary matters for fulfillment of the purpose of ABOVEK

② Other matters necessary in the performance of the items in the foregoing ① shall be defined separately.

Section 2: Membership

Article 5 (Members): ABOVEK’s members shall consist of groups, universities, individuals, government departments, and industries that support the purpose of ABOVEK.

Article 6 (Rights and Duties of Members): Members of ABOVEK may participate in and speak at its General Assembly, and may participate in its resolutions, and are duly endowed with rights to participate in its business, as well as obligations to comply with its bylaws and to remit its membership fees.

Article 7 (Admission and Withdrawal of Membership): Any entity desiring admission to or withdrawal from membership in ABOVEK shall present the requisite admission or withdrawal form, and shall be admitted or withdrawn upon approval by the Board of Directors.

Article 8 (Disciplinary Measures on Members): Members of ABOVEK who defame its reputation or who fail to fulfill their obligations as members may be subject to disciplinary action upon a resolution by the Board of Directors.

Section 3: Executive Officers

Article 9 (Number and Categories of Executive Officers):

① The following persons shall constitute the Executive Officers of ABOVEK

1. Chairman of the Board of Directors (hereafter as “the Board”): One person

2. Executive Director of ABOVEK: One person

3. Up to 20 members of the Board (including the Board Chairman and the Executive Director)

4. Auditors: Two

② In principle, executive officers should not be in a full time status; provided that the Board has authority to pass a Board’s resolution for designating certain numbers of executive officers in full time status.

Article 10 (Appointment and Term of Employment of Executive Officers): ① A member of Board shall be appointed by a majority vote of standing members of the Board, and the following persons shall be regarded as the Board’s ex officio.

1. The President of the Korean Veterinary Medicine Association

2. The President of the Korean Veterinary Education Association

3. The President of the Korean Association of Deans of Veterinary Colleges

4. The Chairman of Board of Trustees of the Korean Society for Veterinary Science

5. The Executive Director of ABOVEK

6. The Director of the Animal, Plant, and Fisheries Quarantine and Inspection Agency

7. One person recommended by the Minister of Food, Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries, and one person appointed as a representative for the public interest by the Board of Directors

8. The President of the Korean Society of Veterinary Clinicians

② The Chairman of the Board shall be elected among the members of the Board by a majority vote of standing board members

③ If the Chairman of the Board is unable to fulfill his or her duties due to unforeseen circumstances, the Executive Director shall assume the duties of the Chairman until the new Chairman is elected and qualified.

④ If there is a vacancy that occurs during the term of an elected Board member, a special election shall be held within two months of the date of commencement of the vacancy, and when a vacancy occurs due to the end of term, a replacing member shall be elected prior to the closure of the relevant term.

⑤ The term of a member of the Board shall be three years and a member may serve consecutive terms; provided that an ex officio member shall be appointed for the duration of their term in their corresponding external position, and a specially elected member shall serve for the remainder of the unfinished term.

Article 11 (Executive Officers’ Compensation): To conduct the amicable operation of the business of ABOVEK, executive officers are non-compensatory, except a few designated full-time officers; provided that the legitimate business related expenses may be provided when necessary.

Article 12 (Duties of Members of the Boar) ① The Chairman of the Boar shall convene the meeting of the Board, and shall act as the Chairman thereof.

② A member of the Board shall attend the Board meeting, and shall deliberate and resolve matters related to the business of ABOVEK.

③ A member of the Board for the official court certification can be chosen among the Chairman of the Board, Executive Director, or an elected member of the Board.

Article 13 (Duties for Auditors): The Auditors shall undertake the following duties

1. Auditing of the status of the assets of ABOVEK

2. Investigations on the operations and business of ABOVEK

3. Presentation of reports and opinions to the Board of Directors in respect of the foregoing Items 1 and 2.

4. Attendance at Board meetings and statement of opinions therein.

Article 14 (Appointment and Duties of the Executive Director): ① The Board shall appoint an Executive Director when the Chairman of the Board selects and recommends a candidate to the Board for approval.

② The Executive Director shall be the chief administrative officer who represents ABOVEK and shall oversee its daily business.

③ When the Executive Director’s position is vacant, a special election shall be held by the Board. During the period of the vacancy, the most senior member of the Board shall assume the duties of the Executive Director.

Article 15 (Grounds for Disqualification of Executive Officers): Persons corresponding to any of the following shall be disqualified from becoming an executive officer of ABOVEK.

1. An individual who is declared as an incompetent or a limited competent person

2. An individual who has been convicted of a crime where the sentence is imprisonment or above, where less than two years has elapsed from the date whereupon the sentence has been concluded (including where the sentence is regarded as having been de facto concluded) or from the date where the sentence has been waived.

3. An individual convicted of a crime whose sentence is imprisonment or above, whose sentence has been suspended, and whose term of suspension has not yet elapsed.

4. An individual who has lost qualifications or whose qualifications have been suspended under the law or under a court verdict.

5. Persons who have failed to attend more than one half of the meetings of ABOVEK without just cause

Article 16 (Dismissal of Executive Officers): Executive Officers of ABOVEK who correspond to any of the following may be dismissed by a vote of two-thirds of standing members of the Board.

1. Officers who have defamed the reputation of ABOVEK by violating its bylaw or its regulations

2. Officers who have induced a significant loss to ABOVEK through willful misconduct or gross negligence

3. Officers who are unable to fulfill their duties with other reasons

Section 4: General Assembly

Article 17 (General Assembly): ① The General Assembly shall be the highest decision making body of ABOVEK.

② The General Assembly shall be established by the attending members.

③ The General Assembly shall be convened upon a resolution of the Board.

④ Resolutions of the General Assembly shall be established by the vote of a majority of attending members.

⑤ The General Assembly shall decide on the drafting and amendment of the bylaw and matters presented by the Board.

⑥ The General Assembly shall elect auditors.

⑦ Members of the General Assembly may delegate attendance and voting rights to the Chairman of the Board by a Letter of Proxy.

Section 5: Board of Directors

Article 18 (Composition of the Board of Directors): ① The Board of Directors shall consist of the Chairman and the members of the Board and the Executive Director.

② Auditors may attend and has right to speak at the Board meetings.

Article 19 (Functions of the Board of Directors): The Board shall deliberate and resolve the following matters:

1. Budget preparation and execution, account settlements, loan management, and acquisition, disposal, control assets of ABOVEK

2. Matters of drafting and amendment of miscellaneous regulations

3. Matters regarding dissolution of ABOVEK

4. Matters regarding business plans and operations

5. Approval of admission and withdrawal of membership

6. Matters convening of the General Assembly

7. Other matters adjudged by the Chairman as pertinent to the operations of ABOVEK and presented to the Board for their consideration

Article 20 (Convening of the Board of Directors): ① Board meetings shall be divided into regular and special meetings.

② Regular meetings shall be held on one occasion in the first half of every year, and special meetings shall be convened by the Chairman of the Board upon the request of the Chairman or the Executive Director, or upon the request of one-third or more of standing members of the Board.

③ The Chairman of the Board shall specify the agenda, date, and location of the Board meeting, and shall provide notification to each member of the Board 7 days prior to the hosting of the meeting; provided that this shall not apply for special meetings convened for urgent matters.

Article 21 (Quorum for a Board Resolution): ① Board meetings shall be established by the attendance of a majority of standing members of the Board, and resolutions shall be established by the vote of a majority of attending members of the Board.

② A member of the Board may delegate attendance and voting rights by proxy to the Chairman; provided that such proxy votes must not account for more than half of standing members of the Board.

Article 22 (Grounds for Exclusion from Resolutions): A member of the Board shall be excluded from participation in deliberations or resolutions on any of the following grounds.

1. Deliberations and resolutions on the appointment or the dismissal of a member of the Board where the member of the Board is oneself.

2. Matters where money or property is exchanged that directly involve the member of the Board in question.

Article 23 (Written Resolutions): In regard to a matter adjudged as minor by the Chairman of the Board among the situations in the foregoing Item 7 of the Article 19, the Board may resolve it via a written letter, telephone, or electronic mail; provided that the Chairman must report such resolutions in writing to the Board at the very next regular Board meeting.

Article 24 (Minutes of Board Meetings): Minutes shall be kept of resolutions made by the Board. The minutes shall record the progress of Board meetings and shall be stored at the office of ABOVEK after being signed and sealed by the Chairman of the Board.

Section 6: Assets and Accounting

Article 25 (Classification of Assets): ① The assets of ABOVEK shall be classified into the “permanent endowment” and “ordinary assets,” and shall be maintained accordingly.

② The permanent endowment shall be those assets among the assets of ABOVEK resolved as to be incorporated into the permanent endowment by the Board.

③ Assets incorporated into the permanent endowment shall be listed in a separate addendum to the Supplementary Provisions of this Bylaw.

④ “Ordinary assets” shall be all assets other than the permanent endowment in the foregoing Item ②.

Article 26 (Management of Assets): ① in regard to disposal of the permanent endowment of ABOVEK through its sale, bestowal, leasing, exchange, or provision as security or the forfeiture of the bearing of obligations or rights with respect to the permanent endowment, the resolution shall be determined by the vote of a two-thirds majority of standing members of the Board.

② Matters with respect to the maintenance, operation, and management of the permanent endowment or the ordinary assets of ABOVEK other than as specified in the foregoing Item①, it shall be determined by the Board.

Article 27 (Management of the Fund): ①A fund system may be established to procure funds needed for the operation of ABOVEK.

② Necessary matters, with respect to the formation, management, and operation of the fund in the foregoing Item ①, shall be defined in separate regulations through a resolution of the Board.

Article 28 (Operating Funds): Operating funds for ABOVEK shall be procured via membership fees, business revenue, governmental subsidies and other related and supporting groups’ financial supplements and donations.

Article 28-1 (Disclosure of Fund Raising Data): Funds raised through annual donations and the results of fund raising activities shall be disclosed by the end of March of the succeeding fiscal year on the ABOVEK homepage.

Article 29 (Reporting of Business Results and Business Plans): ABOVEK shall report the following documents to the Minister of Food, Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries within two months of the end of every fiscal year upon a resolution of the Board of Directors, and the business plan and income and expenditure budget plan for the next business year shall be reported prior to the commencement of the fiscal year upon a resolution of the Board of Directors; provided that matters with respect to evaluation and accreditation of veterinary medical education shall be reported to both the Minister of Education, Science, and Technology and the Minister for Food, Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries.

1. One copy of the business plan and income & expenditure budget plan for the following business year

2. One copy of the business results and income & expenditure financial statement for the relevant business year

3. One copy of the list of current assets as of the end of the relevant business year.

Article 30 (Fiscal Year): The fiscal year for ABOVEK shall be in accordance with the fiscal year of the government of the Republic of Korea.

Article 31 (Handling of Surpluses): Any surplus left over from any fiscal year shall be first used to cover losses carried over from the previous year; and any remaining funds shall be used to repay loans or shall be added to the fund upon a resolution by the Board of Directors, or shall be carried over to the following fiscal year

Section 7: Organization

Article 32 (Composition of the Executive Committee): ① The Executive Director shall form an Executive Committee to support the business of ABOVEK.

② The Executive Committee shall consist of approximately 10 members, and shall be appointed by the Executive Director; provided that members of the Committee shall include persons recommended by the Korea Society for Veterinary Medicine, the Korea Veterinary Education Association, the Korea Association of Deans of Veterinary Colleges, and the Korea Society for Veterinary Science.

Article 33 (Functions of the Executive Committee): The Executive Committee shall assist the Executive Director with respect to the following matters.

1. Matters of progressions of the ABOVEK business.

2. Matters of business plans, preparing budgets and compiling expenditure reports.

3. Matters entrusted by the Chairman of the Board of Directors and the Board.

4. Matters of asset management and operation

5. Matters of appointment of employees

6. Matters of general affairs and accounting

7. Other work related matters

Article 34 (Committees): ① The Executive Director may form committees for the purpose of smooth conduct of ABOVEK’s business, and the term of each committee member shall be separately defined.

② An Executive Committee member may become the chairperson of each committee.

③ Matters with respect to the operation of committees, including the composition of each committee and their jurisdiction shall be defined in separate regulations.

Article 35 (Executive Office): ① The Executive Director shall maintain an executive office to undertake the duties of ABOVEK, and may hire employees.

② Necessary matters with respect to the organization of the office and with respect to the hiring of employees, promotions, compensation, and duties, etc. shall be defined in separate regulations upon a resolution of the Board of Directors.

Section 8: Supplementary Provisions

Article 36 (Revision of the Bylaws): Any changes in the Bylaws of ABOVEK must be approved by a resolution of the General Assembly and must be approved by the Minister of Food, Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries.

Article 37 (Report of Dissolution): ABOVEK may be dissolved upon the approval of three-fourths of members attending the General Assembly, and such dissolution shall be reported to the Minister for Food, Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries.

Article 38 (Distribution of Remaining Assets): If ABOVEK is dissolved, any remaining assets shall be donated to the national or local government or other nonprofit institutions upon a resolution of the Board of Directors and an approval of the Minister of Food, Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries.

Article 39 (Application of Rules Mutatis Mutandis): Matters not regulated herein or matters contravening the Civil Code or the Rules on Establishment and Supervision of Nonprofit Organizations under the Jurisdiction of the Minister of Food, Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries and Associated Directors (hereafter “Rules”) shall defer to the Civil Code or the Rules.

Article 40 (Enactment of Regulations): Necessary regulations for the performance of the duties of ABOVEK shall be separately defined by the Executive Committee.

Addendum

① (Date of Execution): This Bylaws shall be in effect from the date of receipt of authorization from the relevant Ministers.


VETERINARY EDUCATION ACCREDITATION REGULATIONS

Article 1 (Purpose):

The purpose of these regulations is to regulate the matters and proceedings set forth in Article 4.1.4 of the Charter of the Accreditation Board for Veterinary Education in Korea.


Article 2 (Definitions):

① Institutions eligible for accreditation shall consist of colleges of veterinary medicine located in the Republic of Korea.

② Accreditation shall involve verification of veterinary education programs established independently by universities pursuant to Article 11.2 of the Higher Education Act, and shall be attained from a specialized accrediting institution in accordance with the Accreditation Standards.


Article 3 (Accreditation Standards):

① The Board of Directors of the Accreditation Board of Veterinary Education in Korea (hereafter “ABOVEK”) shall be responsible for drafting and amending the Accreditation Standards.

② When drafting or amending the Accreditation Standards, the Board shall receive suggestions for two weeks from various committees within ABOVEK, deans of veterinary colleges, and university evaluation experts.

③ The Board shall provide notification of the Accreditation Standards to deans of colleges of veterinary medicine, and shall post them on the homepage of ABOVEK.

④ The Board may review the propriety of the Accreditation Standards annually.


Article 4 (Cycle of accreditation):

① The cycle of regular accreditation for accredited institutions shall in principle be five years.

② Aside from the regular accreditation mentioned in the foregoing ①, accreditation may be extended or curtailed upon requests from government organizations etc.


Article 5 (Categories and terms of accreditation):

Categories and terms of accreditation shall be classified into the following:

① Accreditation (5 years): Full accreditation granted when the candidate institution has fully met the criteria set forth in the Accreditation Standards.

② Limited accreditation (2 years): Limited accreditation when the candidate institution has fallen significantly short of meeting the Accreditation Standards; provided that the candidate institution intends to improve its qualifications within two years, and presents written reports of improvement and undergoes interim visits by an evaluation team to confirm the candidate institution’s qualifications.

③ Provisional accreditation: Temporary accreditation granted for no more than two years when a newly established college has not met the criteria set forth in the Accreditation Standards but has undertaken more than one-half of all the programs.

④ Denied accreditation: The candidate institution has not met the criteria set forth in the Accreditation Standards.

⑤ Revoked accreditation: Accreditation is revoked by the accreditation committee (upon due process) in cases where fraud is confirmed after the completion of the accreditation evaluation.


Article 6 (Newly established colleges):

Newly established colleges can undergo provisional accreditation up to the time when the first student graduates, whereupon the regular accreditation cycle shall apply.


Article 7 (Accreditation proceedings):

Accreditation proceedings shall be pursued in the following order.

1. Selection of an candidate institution

2. Research on the self-evaluation of the candidate institution

3. Written evaluation and on-site evaluation

4. Statement of deficiencies in meeting the Accreditation Standards

5. 14 day response statement

6. Drafting of a preliminary evaluation and review

7. Response to the preliminary evaluation

8. Drafting of the final evaluation

9. Final decision on accreditation and closure

10. Notification and announcement of results


Article 8 (Accreditation evaluation and decision on accreditation):

Accreditation evaluation and decisions on accreditation shall be undertaken independently by both the Accreditation Evaluation Committee and the Accreditation Deliberations Committee, and matters with respect to operation of both committees shall be separately defined.


Article 9 (Qualifications and terms for committee members):

① Qualifications for the members of the committees delineated in the foregoing Article 8 shall be as follows:

1. Persons with a Ph.D. and five or more years of experience in veterinary education

2. Persons working in veterinary medicine for ten years or more upon attaining a license as a veterinarian, including in veterinary treatment, public health, and livestock sanitation inspection.

3. Persons working for ten years or more in a field other than veterinary medicine

② The term of committee members in the foregoing ① shall be five years; provided that committee members ex officio shall be appointed for the duration of their term in their corresponding external post.


Article 10 (Notification of results):

① If the Accreditation Deliberations Committee provides final approval of the accreditation results, the President of ABOVEK shall provide notification thereof to the relevant candidate institution within 14 days.

② The President of ABOVEK may provide notification of results upon request or demand by a public agency.

Article 11 (Use of results):

Accreditation results may be used as research data for the purposes of qualitative development of veterinary education and the qualitative improvement of colleges of veterinary medicine.


Article 12 (Management of results):

① Applying institutions shall present a self-evaluation report once a year in accordance with the category of their accreditation during its term, and matters with respect to this shall be separately defined.

② The President may request an on-site evaluation when deemed necessary in addition to the written evaluation.

③ The President may maintain, cancel, or amend the category or duration of accreditation.


Article 13 (Storing of data):

① Each committee Chairman must store lists and records of evaluations, reports, minutes, and emails with respect to accreditation deliberations and evaluations for eight years.

② Records regarding accreditation shall be distinguished with classifying marks and serial numbers.

③ Data may be stored in part or in whole in electronic format.


Article 14 (Improvement of accreditation systems):

ABOVEK shall establish detailed goals for improvement of the accreditation evaluation system every year, and shall make efforts to undertake the following business.

① Before/after studies on satisfaction with evaluation on interested parties

② Workshops and consultation on educational accreditation, veterinary education improvement, and evaluation

③ Formation of an accreditation evaluation committee member group and training and education

④ Collection of opinions via social networks and disclosure of data

⑤ Exchange of information with domestic and foreign educational accreditation institutions


SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS

1. These regulations shall be in effect from October 2, 2010.

2. Any accreditation evaluations undertaken prior to the foregoing date shall be regarded as having complied with these regulations.

Addendum 1. Accreditation Standards

Click the “Download” button on the right to download the Veterinary Education Accreditation Regulations


VETERINARY EDUCATION ACCREDITATION DELIBERATIONS COMMITTEE REGULATION

Article 1 (Purpose):

The purpose of these regulations shall be to regulate matters and proceedings with respect to operations of the Accreditation Committee (hereafter “Committee”) pursuant to Article 34.1 and 34.3 of the Bylaws of the Accreditation Board for Veterinary Education in Korea (hereafter “ABOVEK”) and Article 8 of the Veterinary Education Accreditation Regulations.

Article 2 (Composition):

① The Chairperson of the Committee shall be the Director of ABOVEK (hereafter “the Director”).

② The Committee shall consist of approximately ten persons appointed by the Chairperson pursuant to Article 9 of the Veterinary Education Accreditation Regulations.

③ The Evaluation Team Leader may attend the Committee meeting but shall not have voting rights.

Article 3 (Matters deliberated and obligations)

① The Committee shall approve the accreditation results in accordance with its judgment of the fairness and propriety of the accreditation evaluation proceedings with respect to the preliminary and final evaluation statements sent by the Evaluation Committee.

② If a problem is adjudged to have occurred in the process of the accreditation evaluation as a result of deliberations on the final evaluation statement or the filing of an objection, a reevaluation of the candidate institution may be requested from the Evaluation Committee.

Article 4 (Meetings):

① The Committee shall be convened at least once a year in accordance with the schedule for accreditation evaluations.

② The Chairperson of the Committee shall provide notification of the meeting schedule to each Committee member seven days prior to committee meetings.

③ Travel, food, lodging and other expenses incurred by Committee members in the process of deliberations shall be remitted by the Committee.

Article 5 (Resolutions):

① The Committee shall be established by the attendance of a majority of the standing committee members, and resolutions shall be established by the vote of a majority of attending members, and in case of a tie, the resolution shall be regarded as denied.

② Committee members who have graduated from, who are employed by the candidate institution, or who have a direct family relationship, etc. with the candidate institution shall not participate in resolutions for the relevant candidate institution.

Article 6 (Preliminary accreditation):

① If the Committee approves the preliminary evaluation, the Director as the Chairperson shall notify the candidate institution within 14 days.

② The candidate institution may request an appeal only one time, within 30 days of receipt of the preliminary accreditation results.

Article 7 (Appeals):

① If the candidate institution appeals the results of the accreditation evaluation, the Director as the Chairperson shall temporarily form an Appeals Committee that shall perform deliberations within 90 days.

② The Chairperson of the Appeals Committee shall be the Director.

③ The Appeals Committee shall consist of approximately ten persons, including both veterinarians and non-veterinarians recommended by the Chairperson, and at least 50% of Appeals Committee members shall consist of persons qualified as per Article 9.2 and 9.3 of the Vet education Accreditation Regulations.

④The agenda for deliberations by the Appeals Committee shall be confirmation of the propriety and fairness of the accreditation evaluation, and the confirmation of facts in the evaluation statement and appeal statement.

⑤ The Appeals Committee shall be the final decision regarding the accreditation evaluation.

Article 8 (Final approval):

① If the Committee approves the results of the accreditation evaluation, the Director as the Chairperson shall inform the results to the candidate institution within 14 days.

② The director as the Chairman may report the results to related organizations if necessary.

Article 9 (Maintenance of confidentiality):

All Committee members shall maintain confidentiality with respect to the details of deliberations by the Committee and any and all facts learned in the process of the accreditation evaluation.

SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS

1. (Date of Execution) These regulations shall be enforced from the date of their resolution by the Committee.


VETERINARY EDUCATION EVALUATION COMMITTEE REGULATION

Article 1 (Purpose):

The purpose of these regulations is to regulate matters and proceedings set forth with respect to the operation of the Evaluation Committee (hereafter “Committee”) pursuant to Article 34.1 of the Bylaws of the Accreditation Board for Veterinary Education in Korea (hereafter “ABOVEK”) and Article 8 of the Veterinary Education Accreditation Regulations.

Article 2 (Formation of the Committee):

① The Committee Chairperson shall be appointed by the Director of ABOVEK.

② The Committee members shall consist of approximately 10 persons recommended by the Chairman and appointed by the Director pursuant to Article 9 of the Veterinary Education Accreditation Regulations.

③ If the accreditation evaluation schedule for the candidate institution is confirmed, the Chairperson shall appoint an Evaluation Team Leader from among the committee members.

Article 3 (Matters of Deliberations and Duties):

① The Chairperson shall review the accreditation evaluation application and submit the same for the accreditation evaluation meeting.

② The Evaluation Team Leader shall review the self-evaluation report from the candidate institution and shall oversee the on-site inspection, and shall implement prior training and follow-up evaluation for the purpose of performing the duties of the evaluation committee members.

③ The Evaluation Committee shall oversee the following matters.

1. Selection of candidate institutions
2. Deliberations on the written evaluation statement
3. Deliberations on the on-site visit evaluation statement
4. Drafting of the final evaluation statement
5. Other matters related to the Committee

Article 4 (Meetings):

① The Committee shall be convened according to the accreditation evaluation schedule.

② The Chairperson shall provide notification of the meeting agenda to each Committee members seven days prior to the hosting of the committee meeting.

③ The Committee shall pay for Committee members’ travel, lodging, and other miscellaneous expenses incurred in the course of evaluation duties.

Article 5 (Candidate Institutions)

① Notification of eligibility for accreditation evaluation shall be provided to candidate institutions within 30 days of receipt of the application for accreditation evaluation.

② Colleges that have received notification of eligibility for accreditation evaluation shall remit the fees specified by ABOVEK within 14 days.

③ Candidate institutions that have had their accreditation revoked or denied shall be delayed for a reevaluation for the next two years.

Article 6 (Evaluation to Self-study report)

①Evaluation to self-study report shall be performed by individual members for their respective fields, and by the evaluation team as a whole.

② Matters to be confirmed via on-site evaluation shall be recorded in detail in the evaluation statement for self-study report.

③ Evaluation for self-study report shall be concluded within 60 days.

Article 7 (Sorts for Evaluations):

① Grades for written and on-site evaluations shall be “Outstanding,” “Good,” “Average,” “Requires Improvement,” and “Poor.”

② Accreditation shall be granted when grades for all accreditation standards are “Average” or above.

③ If grades are at “Requires Improvement” in only one area among the five areas in the accreditation standards, the accreditation period shall be reduced and accreditation shall be granted.

④ Limited accreditation shall be granted for candidate institutions with grades of “Requires Improvement” in two areas among the five areas in the accreditation standards.

⑤ Grades of “Poor” in one area among the five areas in the accreditation standards shall result in denial of accreditation.

Article 8 (Evaluation Team):

① The Evaluation Team Leader shall comply with the provisions of Article 9 of the Veterinary Education Accreditation Regulations, and shall select an evaluation team members consisting of four persons who have undergone at least four hours of accreditation evaluation training.

② The Evaluation Team shall undertake written evaluation of the candidate institution’s self-evaluation and conduct the corresponding on-site evaluation.

③ Evaluation shall be performed on an individual member basis for each area in the accreditation standards and by the evaluation team as a whole.

④ The Evaluation Team leader may record any deficiencies in meeting accreditation standards in detail in the Statement of Required Improvements on the last day of the on-site evaluation.

⑤ The on-site visit evaluation shall concluded within three days.

⑥ The candidate institution may submit a Response Statement to the Statement of Required Improvements (hereafter “Response”) within 14 days to the Evaluation Team Leader.

⑦ The content of the Response shall consist solely of documented concrete facts and capabilities, and shall not include plans or expected results.

⑧ The Team Leader shall conclude the accreditation evaluation within 30 days of receipt of the response.

Article 9 (Continuing Education and Training):

① Education and training on accreditation evaluation shall be implemented under the supervision of the Committee for the purpose of fair and smooth conduct of accreditation evaluations.

② Continuing education shall be implemented for those drafting self-evaluation statements and applicants to the Evaluation Committee.

③ Drafters of self-evaluation statements shall be persons recommended by the candidate institution, while applicants to the Evaluation Committee shall be sought via open tender.

④ Continuing education may be in person, on-site, or via distance learning system.

⑤ The effective term of validity for continuing education shall be good two years.

⑥ Continuing education shall include the current status of educational accreditation both domestic and overseas, vision, purpose, accreditation standards, judgment standards, drafting of reports, and ethical values and attitudes etc.

⑦ The details and results of continuing education shall be stored in physical or electronic form.

Article 10 (Resolutions):

① The Committee shall be established with the attendance of a majority of standing members and resolutions shall be made through the vote of a majority of attending members, and in the event of a tie, the resolution shall be regarded as denied.

②Committee members, who have graduated from, or who are employed by the candidate institution, or who have a direct family relationship etc. with the candidate institution, shall not participate in resolutions.

Article 11 (Reporting of Results):

① If the Committee closes the accreditation evaluation, the Chairperson shall send a preliminary evaluation to the Accreditation Evaluation Committee.

Article 12 (Maintenance of Confidentiality):

All Committee and Team members shall maintain confidentiality with respect to the details of deliberations by the Committee and any and all facts learned in the process of the accreditation evaluation.

SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS

1. (Date of Execution) These regulations shall be enforced from the date of their resolution by the Committee.

Note: Click the “Download” button on the right to download the Veterinary Education Accreditation Deliberations Committee Operating Guidelines

top

Information Leaflet


Information Leaflet Download

INTRODUCTION

  • The Accreditation Board for Veterinary Education in Korea (ABOVE-K) and accreditation standards for veterinary education itself were established in November 2010 after numerous meetings and public hearings with the agreement of Korean Veterinary Education Association (KoVEA), Korean Association of Veterinary College Deans (KAVCOD), and Korean Veterinary Medical Association (KVMA). In 2011, ABOVE-K was recognized as an accreditation body from the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs that is in charge of the license of veterinarians. From 2012, ABOVE-K has begun to evaluate and accredit veterinary schools in Korea.

ACTIVITIES

  • Accreditation and evaluation for veterinary education
  • Development and research of National Licensing Examination
  • Support to veterinary medical education research
  • Research of veterinary medical policy and system
  • Undertaking veterinary education projects by the government
  • International co-operation for accreditation of veterinary education

 

VISION

  • ABOVE-K will enhance the professional competencies by impartial evaluation and quality assurance of veterinary education.

 

MISSION

  • To evaluate
  • To promote
  • To develop
  • To assure
  • To improve Veterinary Education Quality

 

ACCREDITATION

  • An accreditation for veterinary education will ensure that veterinarians maintain the capabilities required for veterinary professionalism, including “Day 1 skills” to provide unsupervised and self-directed veterinary practice on their own ability to perform and to contribute veterinary related tasks. In other words, accreditation is intended to determine how well the institutions of higher education have devised, improved, and satisfied the requirements for veterinary education. Therefore, final goal of accreditation is continuous quality improvement and quality assurance.

 

PROCEDURE

Leaflet

 

STANDARDS

  • Accreditation standards for veterinary education are composed of five areas that are similar to AVMA and EAEVE standards. Five areas; organization and finances, curriculum, students, faculty, and facilities and resources are as follows.
  • Leaflet

     

    STATUS

    • The cycle of accreditation for veterinary education is in principle five years. Terms and conditions of accreditation are classfied into five types: full accreditation (5 years), limited accreditation (2 years), provisional accreditation (within 2 years), unsatisfactory accreditation and revocation of accreditation. Full accreditation is granted when the candidate institution fully meets the criteria set by the accreditation standards. However, the accreditation period may be extended or shortened by the degree of compliance with accreditation standards.

     

    ORGANIZATION

    • Executive Director: Overseeing general business
    • Board of Directors: Convening the General Assembly
    • Executive Committee: Assisting ABOVE-K business
    • Evaluation Committee: Control of evaluation process
    • Accreditation Committee: Final decision of evaluation
    • Appeals Committee: Re-evaluation to appeals
    • Standard Committee: Accreditation criteria review
    • Evaluation Team: Written and site-visit evaluation

     

    ORGANIZATION CHART

    Leaflet

     

    ACCREDITATION BENEFITS

    • The accreditation system gives assurance to the public, veterinary students, veterinary schools, the government and international community as below;
    • The public can trust the quality of veterinary service.
    • Students are well educated in quality assurance.
    • Schools have established self-evaluation system.
    • The government gets objective information for financial supports.
    • International community is promoted to pursue exchanges through MRA.

     

    VETERINARY SCHOOLS IN KOREA

    • College of Veterinary Medicine, Seoul National University (http://vet.snu.ac.kr/eng/)
    • College of Veterinary Medicine, Chonbuk National University (http://vetmed.jbnu.ac.kr)
    • College of Veterinary Medicine, Chonnam National University(http://vetmed.chonnam.ac.kr/new/eng/sb1_1.htm)
    • College of Veterinary Medicine, Kyungpook National University (http://vet.knu.ac.kr)
    • College of Veterinary Medicine, Gyeongsang National University (http://vet.gnu.ac.kr)
    • College of Veterinary Medicine, Cheju National University (http://vetmed.jejunu.ac.kr)
    • College of Veterinary Medicine, Konkuk University (http://veterinary.konkuk.ac.kr)
    • College of Veterinary Medicine, Chungnam National University (http://vetmed.cnu.ac.kr)
    • College of Veterinary Medicine, Kangwon National University (http://vetmed.kangwon.ac.kr)
    • College of Veterinary Medicine, Chungbuk National University (http://vetmed.cbnu.ac.kr/index3.html)

     

    Information Leaflet Download

    top


copyright