Junta de Instituciones Postsecundarias (JIP)
In 2016, the Puerto Rico Board of Education (CEPR) approved the renewal license for the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico and all its campuses and professional schools. At present, the Board of Postsecondary Institutions (JIP), formerly CEPR, continues to evaluate and authorize the new and transfer programs that the Barranquitas Campus wants to offer.
The Administration area offers support to the executive director of the Puerto Rico Board of Education in the development of an agile and efficient organizational structure that provides support to the Programmatic Areas of the Agency.
Our mission is to plan, design and establish the necessary controls and processes to guarantee the efficient use of CEPR resources, in strict compliance with the Laws of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, ensure compliance with the administrative procedures established to guarantee uniformity, continuity and efficiency in the provision of services, and the development of the necessary regulations to provide fiscal and administrative agility to the Agency.
| ACCREDITING AGENCIES
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Inter American University of Puerto Rico- Barranquitas Campus is an accredited institution and a member of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) www.msche.org. IAUPR-Barranquitas Campus accreditation status is Accreditation Reaffirmed. The Commission’s most recent action on the institution’s accreditation status on 2013 was to reaffirm accreditation. MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements
The Barranquitas Campus has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Approval as a participating institution facilitates the recognition of distance learning offerings among the various jurisdictions in the United States that are affiliated with NC-SARA.
For more information, you can access the NC-SARA portal at https://nc-sara.org/.
| ACCREDITED ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
International Accreditors of Continuing Education and Training (IACET)
The organization began in 1968 as a U.S. Department of Education task force, the Council on the Continuing Education Unit (CCEU). Their challenge was to determine: “Is it feasible to measure noncredit continuing education activities?” As a result of the research, in 1970, the CEU was born and standardized as 10 contact hours. The task force continued to grow and IACET was founded in 1990. And in 2006, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approved IACET as an ANSI Standards Developer.
Today, IACET uses the ANSI/IACET Standard, in-depth research on the learning process, and a global network of experts to inform further standards development. As a thought leader for the industry, it is our mission to assist continuing education and training providers to develop a framework for continuous improvement and a superior learning experience for adult learners.
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is an autonomous accrediting agency, contributing to the improvement of the public’s health. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency/fellowship programs in nursing.
CCNE serves the public interest by assessing and identifying programs that engage in effective educational practices. As a voluntary, self-regulatory process, CCNE accreditation supports and encourages continuing self-assessment by nursing programs and supports continuing growth and improvement of collegiate professional education and nurse residency/fellowship programs.