World Association for Distance Education

WADE

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Incorporated under the Laws of Delaware, United States of America
Approval to Quality Control for distance education
Delaware Division of Corporations file # 45043-45
the purpose of this organization is to provide General
Education services & Quality Control of distance education


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Accreditation:


Fees for the Accreditation of Institutions of Education

The institution of education applying for quality accreditation to the World Association for Distance Education must pay the accreditation fee once the eligibility has been confirmed by the WADE Secretary, and before any actual evaluation of the accreditation process starts.
Accreditation Fee: $1.200

  • This fee is payable upon acceptance of the eligibility of the institution into the accreditation process.
  • This fee includes the evaluation of the application for accreditation (Self Assessment Report).
  • This fee includes the final applicant accreditation assessment report.
  • This fee includes the first year of accreditation maintenance fee.
  • This fee does NOT include any additional expenses derived from required site visits.
Re-accreditation Fee: $800 

  • The re-accreditation process is the same as the initial accreditation process.
  • This fee includes the re-evaluation of the application for accreditation.
  • This fee includes the final applicant accreditation assessment report.
  • This fee includes the the year of accreditation maintenance fee.
  • This fee does NOT include any additional expenses derived from required site visits.
Yearly Maintenance Fee: $300 a year

This fee is payable every year since the date of the full accreditation of the institution.

Advantages of the WADE Accreditation 

The WADE accreditation is an important recognition because it gives the assurance to the public, in particular to prospective students, that you, as an distance education provider, meet quality educational standards in the global market.

The WADE accredited institutions are entitled to: 

  1. Claim Accreditation by the WADE.
  2. Use the WADE name and logo.
  3. Receive an accreditation diploma.
  4. Be listed on the WADE Web as an Accredited member.
  5. The WADE Web will provide a link to the accredited member web.
  6. Be periodically informed of any comments received on its behalf.
  7. Get a fee invoice for tax deduction purposes.
  8. Promote your institution through the WADE Education Network.
AND ONCE ACCREDITED YOUR GRADUATES MAY ALSO VALIDATE THE DEGREES & DIPLOMAS EARNED AT YOUR INSTITUTION!!! This is a very much appreciated added value to your degree program.
 

Benefits of the WADE Quality Accreditation: 

Improvement.

The accredited member institution going through the self assessment process guided by the Education Quality Accreditation Commission standards will learn how to further enhance its educational quality, how to improve its internal and administrative processes and how to optimize its overall outcome.
Recognition.
Each World Association for Distance Education accredited member institution will receive a recognition diploma certifying the accreditation. This status may be permanently checked by any third party at the WADE website.

Promotion.

The World Association for Distance Education will promote its accredited members through the Internet and will forward any request to the appropriate institution. The World Association for Distance Education will finally reinforce the decision process of some potential students by emailing verification of the accreditation status of its members to any questioner.

Networking.

All the WADE accredited member institutions aim towards a similar quality and long terms goals despite of their country of origin. This goal is reassured by the WADE accreditation they share. This fact facilitates the establishment of diverse types of international cooperation and agreements among member institutions, such as learning from other colleagues around the world, establishing academic synergies, creating cooperative global market strategies, etc...

Quality Control.

The World Association for Distance Education accreditation does not only provide a warranty of academic quality, educational integrity and administrative responsibility of the accredited institutions, but also ensures a continuous quality monitoring and feedback. The WADE welcomes complains, suggestions and comments related to any member institution. These comments may provide a useful and quick feedback to the institution about any academic or marketing actions it conducts. Comments are also efficient to help the institution in detecting problems as well as to monitor that WADE standards are respected.

Conflict Resolution.

The World Association for Distance Education may intervene in several ways in the resolution of conflict within the different layers of the accredited institution. The WADE may arbitrate disputes between members and/or students. The WADE may guide and support the institution during periods of serious difficulty, potential liability, insecurity of continuation and even possible shut down. The World Association for Distance Education advice will be always aimed to preserve the student welfare