Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Principal Professor Hazel Simmons-McDonald receiving the certificate of Institutional Accreditation from the Chairperson of the Barbados Accreditation Council Ms. Yvonne Walkes. Also shown in the photograph are Ms. Valda Alleyne (extreme left), Executive Director, BAC and Professor Vivenne Roberts (extreme right) Deputy Principal, Open Campus
Institututional accreditation is an externally driven process which is used mostly by external quality assurance agencies to assure the quality of provision within an institution. It is the process by which an insitution is evaluated against standards set by an accreditation agency, in this case, the Barbados Accreditation Council (BAC).
In July 2013, the Open Campus was accredited for six (6) years. In the BAC's Report to the Open Campus noted that:
" The committment to quality was clear from all of those the team met, from the design and delivery teamsin APAD to the online and face-to-face tutors. There are effective systems of monitoring and review of programmes and appropriate international benchmarking of standards. The Quality Assurance Unit provides an appropriate and high quality service to the Open Campus."