This template is designed to assist applicants to submit a Request for Accreditation for WFSF programme accreditation of Foresight Programmes (including other programme names such as futures studies / prospectif / prospectiva, futures foresight/ estudios de futuros / études futures, or other similarly termed programmes) (effective 1 March 2021, version 2.4).
The World Futures Studies Federation Programme Accreditation Council (WFSF PAC) considers both documentary evidence and experiential evidence to assess whether each criterion is met or not met.
When preparing documentation for review it is important to keep in mind:
readability – use clear, concise statements directly addressing each criterion including an explanation of how the evidence submitted demonstrates the criterion is met.
accessibility – use hyperlinks to key documents within the submission or information available on websites.
searchability – supporting evidence (for example, policies, procedures, timetables, reports, meeting minutes etc.) referenced in the text should be included in appendices and be easily found by using search tools, bookmarks or accurately referenced pages.
duplication – there is no need for duplication. When supporting evidence for a criterion is the same for different parts of the submission or programs delivered in all modes and at all campuses, indicate this in the response and cross reference all relevant documentation.
assumptions – do not assume the Assessment Team will have prior knowledge of the programs and information submitted for previous cycle assessment reviews. The submission is a point in time self-assessment and the aim of a cycle re-accreditation site visit is to gather evidence which helps determine if the programs meets all the Accreditation Standards at the time of the visit.
Applications (‘Request for Accreditation’) are submitted automatically at the end of this template online or a manually completed form can be submitted via email submission to email@example.com Please ensure that file names do not exceed 128 characters.
The WFSF accreditation process consists of three phases – the Request for Accreditation Phase (meeting pre-conditions), the Application Assessment Phase (assessment of Programme Accreditation Submission and site visit) and The Accreditation Phase (assessment outcome).
The below table Illustrates the phases and the criteria for assessment