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1 Korkeakoulujen arviointineuvosto Rådet för utvärdering av högskolorna The Finnish Higher Education Evaluation Council (FINHEEC) Internal Quality Assurance at FINHEEC Matti Kajaste Advisor

2 Korkeakoulujen arviointineuvosto Rådet för utvärdering av högskolorna The Finnish Higher Education Evaluation Council (FINHEEC) 16/2/14 Matti Kajaste 2 FINHEEC with one slide only Independent expert body since 1996 Council of 12 people and Secretariat of 11 "..to assist HEI's and the Ministry of Education in matters related to evaluation." Evaluations: Audits of Quality Assurance Systems of HEI's Centres of Excellence in Education Thematic evaluations Enhancement-led evaluations

3 Korkeakoulujen arviointineuvosto Rådet för utvärdering av högskolorna The Finnish Higher Education Evaluation Council (FINHEEC) 16/2/14 Matti Kajaste 3 Starting points for the QA Dual purpose: Develop FINHEEC activities Conform to the ESG Int'l recognition to also FINHEEC's audits Learning from HEI's QA-systems: Make it light Keep it simple Involve everyone

4 Korkeakoulujen arviointineuvosto Rådet för utvärdering av högskolorna The Finnish Higher Education Evaluation Council (FINHEEC) 16/2/14 Matti Kajaste 4 However.. Secretariat of only 11 -> easy to manage quality without a system

5 Korkeakoulujen arviointineuvosto Rådet för utvärdering av högskolorna The Finnish Higher Education Evaluation Council (FINHEEC) 16/2/14 Matti Kajaste 5 However... Had blind spots (interaction with stakeholders etc.) Need to show the quality of evaluations

6 Korkeakoulujen arviointineuvosto Rådet för utvärdering av högskolorna The Finnish Higher Education Evaluation Council (FINHEEC) 16/2/14 Matti Kajaste 6 FINHEEC's QA-system Processes Goals Results Feedback The Law Action Plan Coherence is a must

7 Korkeakoulujen arviointineuvosto Rådet för utvärdering av högskolorna The Finnish Higher Education Evaluation Council (FINHEEC) 16/2/14 Matti Kajaste 7 Efficient and well-managed enhancement-led evaluations Clear and relevant evaluation reports New, usable ideas for HEI development, good practices and comparative information Strengthening of the culture of continuous development in HEIs Close contacts to the field and to national and int'l stakeholders. High-quality seminars and training services. Active co-operation with stakeholders. Gathering and disseminating information from the field and trailblazing in evaluation matters Strengthening of the societal impact of Higher education evaluation Equal treatment of HEIs, Independence and expertise in the Council HEIs and evaluations Stakeholder co-operation IQA and culture of continuous development Pioneer of evaluations Basis for operations Stable and inspiring working environment Competitive and high-quality Higher Education

8 Korkeakoulujen arviointineuvosto Rådet för utvärdering av högskolorna The Finnish Higher Education Evaluation Council (FINHEEC) 16/2/14 Matti Kajaste 8 The Cycle Plan Ask Implement Use Action plans Budget Working plan Feedback questionnaires Indicators Self-evaluations of Secretariat and Council External Evaluation On internal development days of the Secretariat and Council Service Log Changes to documents Updating processes Summary of activities

9 Korkeakoulujen arviointineuvosto Rådet för utvärdering av högskolorna The Finnish Higher Education Evaluation Council (FINHEEC) 16/2/14 Matti Kajaste 9 Feedback questionnaire Using Webropol web-based software From each HEI taking part and evaluation teams Key indicators linked to HEI answers

10 Korkeakoulujen arviointineuvosto Rådet för utvärdering av högskolorna The Finnish Higher Education Evaluation Council (FINHEEC) 16/2/14 Matti Kajaste 10 Examples From a HEI: From experts:

11 Korkeakoulujen arviointineuvosto Rådet för utvärdering av högskolorna The Finnish Higher Education Evaluation Council (FINHEEC) 16/2/14 Matti Kajaste 11 Results of All evaluations:Average FINHEEC communications and guidelines were clear. 3,3 Sufficient time was reserved for the various parts of the evaluation. 3,1 The feedback given by the auditing group was relevant and useful. 3,4 The FINHEEC auditing group was profession ally competent. 3,4 The audit criteria were clear and wellfunctioning. 3,0 Collection of the audit material was very useful for the development of our activities. 3,4 Scale: 1-4

12 Korkeakoulujen arviointineuvosto Rådet för utvärdering av högskolorna The Finnish Higher Education Evaluation Council (FINHEEC) 16/2/14 Matti Kajaste 12 Experiences Pressure to build QA-system from HEIs -> Completes the National QA-system Pictures will be misinterpreted in numerous ways May be difficult to limit the QA-system Must involve all, including the Council members from beginning

13 Korkeakoulujen arviointineuvosto Rådet för utvärdering av högskolorna The Finnish Higher Education Evaluation Council (FINHEEC) 16/2/14 Matti Kajaste 13

14 Korkeakoulujen arviointineuvosto Rådet för utvärdering av högskolorna The Finnish Higher Education Evaluation Council (FINHEEC) 16/2/14 Matti Kajaste 14 More experiences Outside help useful, but often costly Could consider asking HEIs.. Should consider what kind of QA system helps to develop the Agency?


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