The accreditation process requires that the program make a deep prior reflection about compliance with the quality criteria of Acredita CI. This reflection is called Self-Evaluation.
As a result of this reflection, the program is expected to demonstrate that it has the necessary policies and mechanisms to meet the quality criteria, ensuring student learning and incorporating the Graduate Attributes into its education. In addition, it demonstrates the internal consistency of purposes and the external consistency with its relevant environment, being especially relevant the ability of the program to maintain a permanent process of linking with that environment for an education with a high level of practice based on real cases.
In this way, the self-evaluation allows a diagnosis to be made regarding the state of development of the engineering program in all its locations, schedules and modalities in light of the quality criteria of Acredita CI and its own purposes, which constitute the framework reference.
It is carried out to improve and support decision-making so that, based on the real situation, work is done to achieve the ideal situation that has been projected, established by its purposes and by quality criteria.
The self-evaluation requires the participation of all levels of the community related to the program: managers, students, faculty, administrators, graduates, employers, etc.
The result of this process is validated by peer external evaluators who are experts in applying the quality criteria in engineering, who, led by this Agency, verify compliance with the criteria by issuing an external evaluation report.