National Agency for Academic Assessment and Accreditation

Membership Type: Intermediate
Email: dirce.belo@anaaa.gov.tl
Year in which Organisation/Agency commenced operations: 2010

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Title: Mr
First Name: Constantino
Surname: Godinho
Job Title: Executive Director
Phone: +670 78011038
Fax: 6707304157
Email Id: constantino.godinho@anaaa.gov.tl
Alternative Email Id: barretosasa@yahoo.com

Nominated Contact Person (if different from CEO)

Title: Ms
First Name: Dirce
Surname: BELO
Job Title: Quality Officer
Phone: +670 753 00 35
Fax: +670 3339645
Email Id: dircebelo1122@gmail.com
Alternative Email Id: dirce.belo@anaaa.gov.tl

Organisation Details

National Agency for Academic Assessment and Accreditation
Address: Ministry of Education Directorate of Higher and Technical Education, Villa Verde, Dili, Timor Leste
Timor-Leste
Website: http://www.anaaa.gov.tl/

Additional Contacts

Criteria Requirements for Full Member

1 Criterion: Nature of the operations of the agency:
Measure: The agency is responsible for reviews at institutional or programme level of post-secondary
education institutions or post-secondary quality assurance agencies
2 Criterion: Mission statement and objectives:
Measure: The agency has formulated a mission statement and objectives which are consistent with the nature of the agency
3 Criterion: Agency staff, Numbers, Profile, Roles:
Measure: The profile of the staff is consistent with the Mission Statement
4 Criterion: Profile of reviewers:
Measure: The profile of the reviewers is consistent with the Mission Statement
5 Criterion: Independence:
Measure: The judgements and recommendations of the agency’s reports cannot be changed by third parties
6 Criterion: Resources:
Measure: The agency has sufficient resources to run its operations in accordance with its mission statement and objectives
7 Criterion: External quality assurance criteria and processes:
Measure: The description of the processes and criteria applied should be transparent and publicly available and normally include:
self evaluation, site visit, public report and follow-up measure
8 Criterion: Quality assurance:
Measure: The description of the processes and criteria applied should be transparent and publicly available and normally include:
self evaluation, site visit, public report and follow-up measure

Criteria Requirements for Institutional Member

Institutional Member Criteria:
Measure: Institutional Members are institutions of higher education in the region that are in good standing with the relevant quality assurance agency if one exists.

Criteria Requirements for Associate Member

Associate Member Criteria:
Measure:Associate Members are organisations with a major interest and active involvement in evaluation, accreditation and quality assurance in higher education, but without the responsibility for assuring the quality of institutions, education programs, or external quality assurance agencies

Criteria Requirements for Intermediate Member

1 Criterion: Nature of the operations of the agency:
Measure: The agency is responsible for reviews at institutional or programme level of post-secondary education institutions or post-secondary quality assurance agencies
Description: NCAAA is responsible for institutional reviews and program accreditation of Timor Leste HEIs. The Accreditation Manual used for the 2008 and 2009 reviews is enclosed. During 2007-2009, NCAAA was in a project mode under the Directorate of HE. On 30 July 2009, the Ministry of Education appointed Dr Antony Stella as the Establishment Adviser to launch NCAAA as a full fledged QA body. Staff have been recruited now and on 6 January 2010 the newly recruited staff joined NCAAA.
2 Criterion: Mission statement and objectives:
Measure: The agency has formulated a mission statement and objectives which are consistent with the nature of the agency
The accreditation manual, enclosed under criterion 1, provides the objectives for which NCAAA has been established. The primary mission of NCAAA is to monitor the quality and standards of the Timor Leste HEIs. The 2009 Accreditation Reports based on which two institutions are kept under probation and anotehr has been closed is enclosed.
3 Criterion: :
Proof of the organisation’s good standing with the local QA agency
NCAAA has been established by the Minsitry of Education and funded by the Ministry. The accreditation reports of 2008 based on which the Minsitry took serious decisions is enclosed.

Criteria Requirements for Observer

Criterion For Observers:
Measure: APQN accepts as Observers organisations outside the Asia-Pacific region, including: external quality assurance agencies; institutions with a major interest in evaluation, accreditation and quality assurance in higher education; other regional networks that have major interests in and strong links with the region

Documentation and Fees

Additional Information: I will be emailing additional supporting information
Upon approval of my application I agree to pay:
  • $500 (Initial Joining Fee: Full Member, Intermediate Member, Associate Member)
  • $300 Member Fee: Full Member, Intermediate Member (if not INQAAHE Member)
I will be applying for support for: None

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