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Bruno Curvale President of ENQA Bologna expert Head of international affairs at AERES 21st of May 2009 Paris Introduction to the first ENQA training of.

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1 Bruno Curvale President of ENQA Bologna expert Head of international affairs at AERES 21st of May 2009 Paris Introduction to the first ENQA training of agency reviewers

2 Outline of the presentation I - ENQA The European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education II - European Quality Assurance Major steps III - The external evaluation of QA agencies ENQA and EQAR

3 I - ENQA The European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education

4 Background information on ENQA Network in 2000; association in 2004 open to agencies in the EHEAEHEA 39 Full members, 8 Candidate members Associates and Affiliates since 2006: 24+2 (Maps) Umbrella NGO for European QA agencies Structure: Board, General Assembly, Secretariat External reviews of ENQA member agencies by 2010 Co-operation within E4 (EUA, ESU, EURASHE) A consultative member in the Bologna Follow-up Group

5 II - European Quality Assurance Major steps

6 Bologna process and quality assurance developments 1999 Bologna 2001 Prague 2003 Berlin 2005 Bergen 2007 London European cooperation in quality assurance Primary responsibility of HE institutions for quality European Standards and Guidelines European Register EQAR Cooperation of QA agencies and HE institutions E4 Group 1998 Reco CE 2006 Reco CE Source : Colin Tück, E4, B. Curvale 04/ Leuven Louvain-la- Neuve Evaluation of EQAR

7 European standards and guidelines (ESG) Drafted by ENQA in consultation with EUA, EURASHE and ESU Approved by the Bologna ministerial conference in Bergen in 2005 Introduced internationally accepted standards for quality assurance in higher education ESG for internal QA within HEIs ESG for the external QA of higher education ESG for external QA agencies Introduced a peer review system for quality assurance agencies: Cyclical reviews of agencies, based on ESG, every five years for (reconfirmation of) full ENQA membership and/or for being (re)listed in EQAR

8 European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education After the ministerial endorsement, a Register working group set up by E4 EQAR founded by the E4 Group as an association under Belgian Law on 4 March 2008 A web-based information tool (www.eqar.eu), list of QA agencies operating in Europe, containing basic informationwww.eqar.eu First applications received in September 2008 ENQA has nominated two representatives for the Register Committee as well as ESU, EURASHE and EUA ENQA has nominated one of the four members of the Executive Board and is thereby involved in the day-to-day management of the EQAR

9 Relationship between ENQA and EQAR ENQA is an umbrella organisation for QA agencies, a membership organisation organises events, publishes reports, shares and promotes good practice, conducts different (research) projects represents the interests of its members in the EHEA and internationally The ESG are one of the basis of the ENQA membership criteria (that have all to be met) EQAR is an information tool on trustworthy agencies, a list on the internet does not organise events, publish reports, share good practice or conduct (research) projects Substantial compliance with the ESG is the basis for inclusion

10 III - The external evaluation of QA agencies

11 Application process Nationally or internationally coordinated review Inclusion in EQAR ENQA membership Review report Application for inclusion Consideration by the ENQA Board Decision by the ENQA Board Consideration by the Register Committee Decision by the Register Committee Appeal possible Appeal possible ApprovalRefusalApprovalRefusal Prima facie evidence for inclusion Application for inclusion N o r m a l l y o n l y o n e e v a l u a t i o n p r o c e s s a n d a r e p o r t

12 Review AND evaluation of the review Agency Procedures, behaviour Q Standards Review of the agency (ESG 3, 2 and 1) + specific ENQA criteria Purposes Evaluation of: - the review process - the review outcomes National regulations Specific objectives Inclusion in EQAR ENQA full membership External review ENQA board Register committee

13 The training The belief that the external review of agencies is crucial To build from experience, to share experience and views A learning process for all A mixed audience (reviewers, future reviewers, EQAR register committee members, ENQA board members) The programme should allow all participants to: Understand how review reports are used Understand what is expected from review reports Prepare for review processes …

14 Thank you for your attention

15 1999 Allemagne, Autriche, Belgique, Bulgarie, Danemark, Espagne, Estonie, Finlande, France, Grèce, Hongrie, Islande, Irlande, Italie, Lettonie, Lituanie, Luxembourg, Malte, Norvège, Pays-Bas, Pologne, Portugal, République Slovaque, République tchèque, Roumanie, Royaume-Uni, Slovénie, Suède, Suisse Chypre, Croatie, Liechtenstein, Turquie Albanie, Principauté dAndorre, Bosnie-Herzégovine, « ex-République yougoslave de Macédoine », Russie, Saint Siège, Serbie-Monténegro Arménie, Azerbaïdjan, Géorgie, Moldavie, Ukraine Monténégro. The 46 signatory countries of the Bologna process

16 1999 Allemagne, Autriche, Belgique, Bulgarie, Danemark, Espagne, Estonie, Finlande, France, Grèce, Hongrie, Islande, Irlande, Italie, Lettonie, Lituanie, Luxembourg, Malte, Norvège, Pays-Bas, Pologne, Portugal, République Slovaque, République tchèque, Roumanie, Royaume-Uni, Slovénie, Suède, Suisse Chypre, Croatie, Liechtenstein, Turquie Albanie, Principauté dAndorre, Bosnie-Herzégovine, « ex-République yougoslave de Macédoine », Russie, Saint Siège, Serbie Arménie, Azerbaïdjan, Géorgie, Moldavie, Ukraine Monténégro. The 46 signatory countries of the Bologna process

17 39 agencies

18 47 agencies

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20 15 agencies

21 Central and Eastern European Network of QA agencies in HE 21 agencies

22 … 4. Enable higher education institutions active within their territory to choose among quality assurance or accreditation agencies in the European register an agency which meets their needs and profile, provided that this is compatible with their national legislation or permitted by their national authorities 5. Allow higher education institutions to work towards a complementary assessment by another agency in the European Register, for example to enhance their international reputation. … Hereby recommend that member States: The European parliament and the council of the European Union… Extract of the Recommendation of 15 February 2006 on further cooperation in QA in HE


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