Presentation on theme: "Update on HEQF Implementation 21 February 2012. HEQF ALIGNMENT: IMPLEMENTATION AND OPERATIONAL PLAN ALL HIGHER EDUCATI ON PROGRA MMES AND QUALIFIC ATIONS."— Presentation transcript:
Update on HEQF Implementation 21 February 2012
HEQF ALIGNMENT: IMPLEMENTATION AND OPERATIONAL PLAN ALL HIGHER EDUCATI ON PROGRA MMES AND QUALIFIC ATIONS SUBMITT ED VIA HEQC ONLINE FOR APPRAISA L AND CATEGORI SATION CATERGORY A MINIMAL CHANGES: EG NAMEOF QUALIFICATION CATEGORY B MINOR CHANGES: IE LESS THAN 50% CHANGE TO QUALIFICATION CATEGORY C MAJOR CHANGES: IE MORE 50% CHANGE TO QUALIFICATION UNIVERSITIES Blue Group UNIVERSITIES Purple Group UNIVERSITIES OF TECHNOLOGY COMPREHENS IVE UNIVERSITIES Red Group PRIVATE PROVIDERS EST. 60 – 70% OF APPLICATIONS LARGE SCALE EVALUATIONS OF APPLICATIONS IN AC-STYLE MODEL EST. 60 – 70% OF APPLICATIONS LARGE SCALE EVALUATIONS OF APPLICATIONS IN AC-STYLE MODEL OUTCOME: APPROVED AND DEEMED ACCREDITED EST. 30 – 25% OF APPLICATIONS ACCREDITATION-STYLE EVALUATION BY INSTITUTION TYPE, DISCIPLINE AND QUALIFICATION TYPE EST. 5% OF APPLICATIONS MAKE NEW APPLICATION FOR CANDIDACY-PHASE ACCREDITATION EST. 5% OF APPLICATIONS MAKE NEW APPLICATION FOR CANDIDACY-PHASE ACCREDITATION OUTCOME: APPROVED AND DEEMED ACCREDITED OUTCOME: PROVISIONAL ACCREDITATION NOT APPROVED NOT ACCREDITED COMPREHENS IVE UNIVERSITIES Orange Group
Plan Phase 1 – existing programmes in Categories A, B, C. Evaluate As – level of meeting parameters Bs – need more curriculum information Cs – as they are ready – candidacy.
Phase One Where are we? Almost all publics have submitted Half PHEIs … 8050 altogether 4000 As 1550 Bs 2500 Cs
Phase one evaluation 2 evaluation sessions so far: November February Checklisting Group of peers (25), in 3 groups. Reviewed by peers and Directorate 4000 As…so far Some sent back….
Issues Lots of technical or issues – fixable (grammar, spelling, caps, Latin) Abbreviations – inconsistencies in HEQF What to do with some offerings… consistency Professional, 240, MBA (revised HEQF), parked Diplomas as Bs M – structured/elective?
Issues contd. CESMs – titles, designators/qualifier – major field of study Admissions reqts – not in line with national policy or too brief SAQA info … Funding levels sometimes incorrect
Issues Institutional choices – streamlining or detailed offerings Opportunity to do major housekeeping… Category – Bs (refine process with Diplomas separately)
Next steps Finish Category A – HEQC – outcomes Define info necessary for Category B – differentiate Keep building system… (Finalise HEQF) Ask for curriculum info on some Bs Analyse Cs – impact on candidacy