Our programs are endorsed by the most important representatives of the industry

Our programs are endorsed by the most important representatives of the industry

If we were to define Atlantis University, the famous extra mile would be dotting that description, and when we talk about our academic programs we not only meet the standards but exceed them.

These days, one of the 6 to 8 Program Advisory Committees, PACs, that we hold each year, per school, at Atlantis University, was held, but what exactly is a PAC?

There are 9 types of standards that a university must meet to receive its accreditation, in the United States, one of them is the academic area. “The university must demonstrate that its programs are evaluated by academic peers, and to demonstrate this, we must hold at least 2 meetings a year in which at least 3 members of the employer community participate, graduates who are placed in strategic positions and leaders of the industry that represent the most recognized brands according to the school that is evaluated. This is what is known as a Program Advisory Committee (PAC)”, explained the Executive Director of Atlantis University.

PACs and their impact on job placement

PACs are conducted by schools or program groups. “We have a PAC for Health, one for Business, one for IT and one for Education.” During the PAC sessions, aspects such as Curriculum and content, Equipment and facilities, Trends in the industry, Placement and employment and Distance education are evaluated.

The suggestions of the members of the PACs result in modifications to the pensum, duration of the programs and academic meetings in which decisions are made aimed at strengthening the process of integral formation of the student. The purpose of all this is to guarantee that students, upon finishing their studies, have all the tools that allow them to access the job offers of their choice, because they meet market standards.

Always in search of academic excellence

That is why our academic programs vary. It is possible that a student enters the MBA, for example, and throughout his academic journey the XYZ class is replaced by ABC, because our academic programs are evolving at the same pace as the labor market.

“For example, after the Coronavirus, the needs have changed in almost all areas. Now people with much higher technical skills are needed, and with soft skills. Seeing the changing needs, and frequently reviewing our curricula, we can guarantee that the program we are offering is up to date in terms of technological tools, skills development, problems that students learn to solve, and leadership styles that lead teams to achievement. of objectives individually and collectively.