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1 Professional Bodies Forum Murisi Auditorium CHE 28 February 2012

2 Update on CHE’s Quality Assurance Activities Professional Bodies Forum Council on Higher Education Dr Mark Hay Executive Director: Quality Assurance 28 February 2012

3 Quality assurance and what is ‘higher’ about higher education Outline  Update on CHE activities  One system different parts  Memorandum of Understanding

4 Update on CHE activities  CHE’s QA and QP mandate  Defining quality and its achievement  The national and institutional contexts  What’s to be done?  Available tools in the QA toolbox

5 Our higher education system  Maturing HE system, public and private  Institutions at various levels of quality maturity  Some public institutions are struggling  Need for both accountability and development tools  Next period of quality assurance

6 CHE’s QA tools QA and the public good: society, students and staff  Accreditation  National reviews  Institutional audits/reviews  Quality promotion and development

7  The HEQC, professional bodies and HE providers play different roles. As they all have an interest in the academic programmes, their responsibilities are separate but complementary. One system: different parts HEIs Professional Bodies HEQC How do they each do their parts which they do well and are good at and are interested in? As they all have an interest in the academic programmes, their responsibilities are separate but complementary

8 MoUs  Individual agreements between the CHE and a statutory professional body, taking into account principles of collaboration. Formal channels of information sharing and communication Cooperate in the evaluation and accreditation of higher education programmes (where relevant), and quality support and promotion in areas where there is an overlap in mandates Cooperate to ensure continuous improvement in the quality of education and training leading to a qualification in the relevant profession

9 Conclusion Collaborating to ensure quality and growing towards system maturity and enhanced self-regulation in higher education.


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