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1 Accreditation of Public and Private Universities in the Republic of Serbia Accreditation of Public and Private Universities in the Republic of Serbia Republic of Serbia COMMISSION FOR ACCREDITATION AND QUALITY ASSURANCE

2 – adoption of the Law on Higher Education – constitution of the National council for Higher Education (NCHE) and the Commission for Accreditation and Quality Assurance (CAQA) NCHE, after the CAQA suggestion, adopted: - Standards for accreditation of institutions and study programs - Standards for self-evaluation and assessment of institutional quality - Standards for external institutional quality assurance – adoption of the Law on Higher Education – constitution of the National council for Higher Education (NCHE) and the Commission for Accreditation and Quality Assurance (CAQA) NCHE, after the CAQA suggestion, adopted: - Standards for accreditation of institutions and study programs - Standards for self-evaluation and assessment of institutional quality - Standards for external institutional quality assurance

3 Standards for accreditation of institutions Standard 1: Basic tasks and aims of an institution of higher learning Standard 2: Planning and control Standard 3: Organization and management Standard 4: Studies Standard 5: Scientific-research and artistic work Standard 6: Teaching staff Standard 7: Non-teaching staff Standard 8: Students Standard 9: Facilities and equipment Standard 10: Library, textbooks, and information technology (IT) support Standard 11: Financial resources Standard 12: Internal mechanisms of quality assurance Standard 13. Activities open to the general public

4 Standards for accreditation of the study programs of I and II level of studies Standard 1: Structure of the study program Standard 2: Purpose of the study program Standard 3: Aims of the study program Standard 4: Competences of graduate students Standard 5: Curriculum Standard 6: Quality, up-to-datedness, and international co-ordination of the study program Standard 7: Student admission Standard 8: Student assessment and progress Standard 9: Teachers Standard 10: Organization and material resources Standard 11: Quality control Standard 12: Distance studies

5 Standards for accreditation of study programs of doctoral studies Special standard: Competence of an institution of higher learning for the realization of doctoral studies Standard 1: Study program structure Standard 2: Study program purpose Standard 3: Study program aims Standard 4: Competences of graduate students Standard 5: Curriculum Standard 6: Quality, up-to-datedness, and international co-ordination of the study program Standard 7: Student admission Standard 8: Student assessment and progress Standard 9: Teachers Standard 10: Organization and material resources Standard 11: Quality control

6 CAQA selects 700 reviewers (10%) There were 20 single day seminars in order to train the reviewers There were 4 seminars with 856 participants from all the institutions in Serbia, dedicated to the preparation of accreditation documents CAQA selects 700 reviewers (10%) There were 20 single day seminars in order to train the reviewers There were 4 seminars with 856 participants from all the institutions in Serbia, dedicated to the preparation of accreditation documents

7 Accreditation of universities 18 universities applied for accreditation: 8 public (7+1) 10 private (7+3) Up to September 2010, the following were accredited: 7 public universities (87.5%) Universities in Belgrade, Novi Sad, Niš, Kragujevac, Priština, Novi Pazar, and the University of Defense 5 private universities (50%) Singidunum, Megatrend, Educons, Academy of Economy, and Metropoliten 18 universities applied for accreditation: 8 public (7+1) 10 private (7+3) Up to September 2010, the following were accredited: 7 public universities (87.5%) Universities in Belgrade, Novi Sad, Niš, Kragujevac, Priština, Novi Pazar, and the University of Defense 5 private universities (50%) Singidunum, Megatrend, Educons, Academy of Economy, and Metropoliten

8 Accreditation of all study programs Up to September 2010, in all 18 universities the following were accredited: 959 study programs for students admitted to the first year, out of which in public universities 791 study programs for students (84%) in private universities 168 study programs for 9806 students (16%)

9 Accreditation of study programs of doctoral studies Up to September 2010, in all 18 universities, the total number of students admitted to the first year of doctoral studies at accredited study programs was 3027, out of which in public universities: 2816 (93%) in private universities: 211 (7%)

10 Structure of the accredited study programs By their accreditation field, study programs can be divided into 5 groups: In public universities: ТТ (technic-technology): 40%; HS (humanities and social sciences: 30%; NM (natural sciences and mathematics: 9.5%; MS (medical sciences) 9.5%; A (arts): 10% In private universities: ТТ: 15%; HS: 55%; NM: 11%; MS: 2%; A: 17%

11 Outcomes of accreditation of faculties 83 public and 40 private faculties entered the accreditation process According to the original accreditation decision, the outcomes were as follows: Public: 67% accredited, 33% warning letter Private: 15% accredited, 80% warning letter, 5% declined After the amendments requested in warning letters: Public : 93% accredited, 7% warning letter Private: 55% accredited, 13% warning letter, 32% declined After the decisions issued after the appeals to the NCHE Private: 72% accredited, 15% declined

12 Outcomes of accreditation of study programs 1064 study programs from public and 262 from private faculties entered the accreditation process According to the original accreditation decision, the outcomes were as follows : Public: 64% accredited, 36% warning letter Private: 25% accredited, 68% warning letter, 7% declined After the amendments requested in warning letters : Public : 88% accredited, 11% warning letter, 1% declined Private : 59% accredited, 17% warning letter, 24% declined After the decisions issued after the appeals to the NCHE Public : 88% accredited, 1% declined Private : 65% accredited, 18% declined

13 Future activities in quality improvement Institutions have to prepare their self-evaluation reports (3 years); CAQA is obliged to perform external quality control of all institutions and study programs (2011); From 2012 onwards, the next accreditation of all institutions and study programs is to begin (5 years) Institutions have to prepare their self-evaluation reports (3 years); CAQA is obliged to perform external quality control of all institutions and study programs (2011); From 2012 onwards, the next accreditation of all institutions and study programs is to begin (5 years)

14 Future activities in quality improvement of the CAQA Full membership in the ENQA Steps taken: - Rectors Conference in Belgrade, October Mute Application organized bу the European Council, December The CAQA became a signee of the joint declaration about the ENQA membership of all regional accreditation bodies, May Visit of the five member delegation of the CAQA to the ENQA headquarters in Helsinki, organized by the WUS, June Application for Candidate Membership, August Self-evaluation report preparation, October Application for the visit of an expert tean, the positive report of which precedes full membership, Full membership in the ENQA Steps taken: - Rectors Conference in Belgrade, October Mute Application organized bу the European Council, December The CAQA became a signee of the joint declaration about the ENQA membership of all regional accreditation bodies, May Visit of the five member delegation of the CAQA to the ENQA headquarters in Helsinki, organized by the WUS, June Application for Candidate Membership, August Self-evaluation report preparation, October Application for the visit of an expert tean, the positive report of which precedes full membership, 2011.


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