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Axel Aerden 19 May 2011. 2 Source: Cohen, E.B., Winch, R., Diploma and Accreditation Mills: New Trends in Credential Abuse, March 2011.

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1 Axel Aerden 19 May 2011

2 2 Source: Cohen, E.B., Winch, R., Diploma and Accreditation Mills: New Trends in Credential Abuse, March 2011

3 3 ‘Higher education’ ‘Government’ ‘Society’ Enhancement Accountability Information Recognition Funding Support Appreciation Support Appreciation Value for € Proof of use Quality Access Quality Access (Consumer) protection Support

4 General clarity in NVAO’s system Providers need to be recognised as HE institutions HE provision needs to be accredited (Initial) accreditation decision Identifies level, discipline and orientation  “The programme is in line with what is (inter)nationally accepted for a programme of this level and in this subject/discipline” “They practice what they preach” National register of recognised higher education 4

5 European Association of HEIs (EURASHE) European Student Union (ESU) European University Association (EUA) “Master” 2nd cycle ECTS “Master” 2nd cycle ECTS Bachelor 1 st cycle ECTS Bachelor 1 st cycle ECTS Associate Degree +/- 120 ECTS “Ph.D.” 3 rd cycle “Ph.D.” 3 rd cycle Internal QA External QA QA Agency Qualifications Framework for EHEA European Standards & Guidelines for QA European QA Register Level descriptors  AD, Ba., Ma. & Dr. Peer review of QA Agency European Association for QA in HE (ENQA) 5 European Credit Transfer System

6 Learning outcomes -… Learning outcomes -… Diploma Supplement Qualification Master of Science in Engineering UNI. XYZ Qualification Master of Science in Engineering UNI. XYZ External QA ENQA EQAR ECA QA/A Agency 6

7 P ARTICIPANTS : Partners Observers P ARTICIPANTS : Partners Observers A IMS : Mutual recognition of accreditation & quality assurance decisions Dissemination of experiences with accreditation(-like) practices Provision of transparent information on quality Facilitation of internationalisation of institutions and students A IMS : Mutual recognition of accreditation & quality assurance decisions Dissemination of experiences with accreditation(-like) practices Provision of transparent information on quality Facilitation of internationalisation of institutions and students R ESULTS : Code of good practice (2004) Principles for the selection of experts (2005) Principles for accreditation procedures regarding joint programmes (2007) Mutual recognition agreements (2007) Qrossroads.eu (2008) Principles regarding learning outcomes in accreditation procedures (2009) Multilateral agreement regarding joint programmes (2010) R ESULTS : Code of good practice (2004) Principles for the selection of experts (2005) Principles for accreditation procedures regarding joint programmes (2007) Mutual recognition agreements (2007) Qrossroads.eu (2008) Principles regarding learning outcomes in accreditation procedures (2009) Multilateral agreement regarding joint programmes (2010) Mutual recognition accreditation decisions Signed agreementsLetters of Intent Mutual recognition accreditation decisions Signed agreementsLetters of Intent Joint declaration regarding the automatic recognition of qualifications Aim: if preconditions are met, degrees awarded by accredited institutions and/or accredited programmes should be automatically accepted in the countries concerned 7

8 8 ANECA db QROSSROADS database Secure sync XML XML parser Public website InternetInternet FHR db AAC db CTI db HRK/AR db PKA db OAQ db NVAO db NOKUT db EVA db SLAC db HAC db ACE db HSV db AZVO db

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