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Glossary: WUAS Terminology, Definition and Jargon Glossary!
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AAB

Academic Advisory Panel

The Academic Advisory Panel (AAP) consists of 10 persons representing professors from 6 business schools in 4 countries and three continents. These well-established scholars provide valuable input on the trends in educations and the various existing programmes at WUAS. 

The Panel is chaired by WUAS Vice President of Academic Affairs, Professor Ron Tuninga.

AACSB

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, also known as AACSB, is an American professional organization that accredits business schools.

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The Advisory Board: Stichting Wittenborg University Advisory Board

Accreditation

Accreditation is national and international quality recognition of degrees and higher education institutes.

National: WUAS is accredited by NVAO "it accredits existing and new programmes, and assesses the quality assurance of higher education institutions. NVAO thus monitors the quality of higher education. The NVAO decisions serve as the basis for the recognition of degrees and titles, and wherever applicable, public funding of programmes." about-us

International: WUAS is accredited by FIBAA and currently a member of AACSB, preparing for Accreditation.

Higher_education_accreditation (Wikipedia)

Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

Credit Transfer & Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences

Credit Transfer at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences (WUAS) is based on The Lisbon Recognition Convention, officially the Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education in the European Region, is an international convention of the Council of Europe elaborated together with the UNESCO. This is the main legal agreement on credential evaluation in Europe.

The Convention stipulates that degrees and periods of study must be recognised unless substantial differences can be proved by the institution that is charged with recognition. Students and graduates are guaranteed fair procedures under the convention. 

APL is a generic term covering the exemption of a student from a module or modules on taught courses at the university on the basis of prior achievement of the relevant learning outcome, whether certificated or by experiential learning. WUAS has systems in place to provide Credit Transfer for Periods of Study and exemptions in EC credits for much of the programme based on Prior Learning, both in education and in the workplace.

See https://www.wittenborg.eu/credit-transfer.htm 

APL

Credit Transfer & Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

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Credit Transfer

Credit Transfer & Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences

Credit Transfer at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences (WUAS) is based on the Lisbon Recognition Convention, officially the Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education in the European Region, an international convention of the Council of Europe together with UNESCO. This is the main legal agreement on credential evaluation in Europe.

The Convention stipulates that degrees and periods of study must be recognised unless substantial differences can be proved by the institution that is charged with recognition. Students and graduates are guaranteed fair procedures under the convention. 

APL is a generic term covering the exemption of a student from a module or modules on taught courses at the university on the basis of prior achievement of the relevant learning outcome, whether certificated or by experiential learning. WUAS has systems in place to provide Credit Transfer for Periods of Study and exemptions in European Credits for much of the programme based on Prior Learning, both in education and in the workplace.

There are 3 types of APL considered at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences: see credit-transfer.htm

 

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EB

Education Board

EBA

EBA is the bachelor of business administration pathway Entrepreneurial Business Administration.

See: eba-entrepreneurial-business-administration.htm

 

ECTS

ECTS stands for the European Credit Transfer System.

In The Netherlands, Credits awarded as part of accredited degree awards are called 'European Credits', abbreviated to 'EC'.

In The Netherlands a European Credit is equivalent to 28 hours of study. In other countries in Europe an EC credit is worth more or less.

EC's are part of the ECTS system.

The ECTS grading system for credit transfer

In cases where credits are transferred between countries (mainly in student exchanges or switching institutes) European Credit Transfer & Accumulation System (ECTS) grades can be used. It is good practice to add an ECTS grade, particularly in the case of credit transfer. The ECTS grading scale ranks the students on a statistical basis.

Therefore, statistical data on student performance is a prerequisite for applying the ECTS grading system. Grades are assigned to students with a pass grade as follows:

A distinction is made between the grades FX and F that are used for unsuccessful students. FX indicates: "Fail - some more work required to pass", and F indicates: "Fail - considerable further work required". The inclusion of failure rates in the Transcript of Records is optional.

Progression through the WUAS bachelor's programmes by gaining European Credits

 

3-PHASE PATHWAYAVAILABLE ECSECS REQUIRED AT ENTRY4-YEAR PATHWAYAVAILABLE ECSECS REQUIRED AT ENTRY
Phase 1 80 0 Year 1 60 0
Phase 2 80 80 Year 2 60 40
Phase 3 80 160 Year 3 60 100
Phase 4 80   Year 4 60 180