Presentation on theme: "WORKING GROUP 1 How to get a newly established agency up and running ORGANISATIONAL MATTERS: Nominate, elect a Rapporteur: 5 minutes Short presentation."— Presentation transcript:
WORKING GROUP 1 How to get a newly established agency up and running ORGANISATIONAL MATTERS: Nominate, elect a Rapporteur: 5 minutes Short presentation of a case study: Albania: 15-20 minutes Propose topics for discussion; 5-10 minutes Discussions: 60 minutes
HOW TO SET UP AND RUN A QA AGENCY - Albania - 9 NOVEMBER 2007 SOFIA DHURATA BOZO PUBLIC ACCREDITATION AGENCY FOR HIGHER EDUCATION
Higher Education Institutions in Albania Public HEIs 13 3 main HEIs in Tirana 3 academies 1 military HEI 6 regional HEIs > 200 programmes Private HEIs15 (+??) 13 domestic 2 cross-border&joint >70 HE programmes
QA Institutions Public Accreditation Agency for HE (PAAHE) Evaluation (periodic, analitical, comparative) Procedure, criteria, requirements, peers Evaluation results Publication Accreditation Council (AC) Recomendations to Government Decision on procedures, criteria, standards Appeal Council for Higher Education and Science (CHES) Recomendations to Government Decision on procedures, criteria, standards Appeal Ministry & Government
Evaluation and Accreditation Procedure Self-evaluation (se): se team and se folder External evaluation (ee): ee peers, report Training of se and ee teams Evaluation result:report Comments from HEI Appeal Recomendations: AC Decision: Ministry (but consistent with) Publication (AAHE) of results (ee reports) and decisions (web site) Follow up
Internationalisation of PAAHE INQAAHE : full member 2002 CEE Network : full member 2003 EAIE - individual membership – 2004 ENQA -about to apply for ECA - cooperation agreement (CEE – Network) - 2006
Last and next developments National Level: New Higher Education Act: 1 July 2007– QA ridesign More foreign experts and expertise involvement Diversification of procedures: first/ periodical, programme/ institutional, joint and cross-border HEIs and Student feed back - institutionalisation QA for QA System A more close collaboration with HEIs for Internal QA in HEIs
Last and next developments International Level: ENQA: SG – How AAHE knows its work? Selfevaluation – ESG (ENQA), GGP (INQAAHE), GQPCE (UNESCO) Selfcheck analysis Self-evaluation report External evaluation from ENQA - Register
New tasks and challenges for QAA Shifting towards a learning outcomes based process QA of the Curricula development reform under Bologna Institutional and operational cooperation and coordination with recognition issues Institutional and operational cooperation and coordination with National Qualifications Framework System wide analysis on a more regular basis Prepare for an external (foreign) evaluation
- ESG for QA in EHEA UNESCO_Guidelines for Quality Priovision in Cross- border Education
TOPICS FOR DISCUSSIONS Why to establish a QA agency? Why a separate and independent agency? Whom are we working for? Who benefits from our work? Do we know our work? How well do we know our work? How do we assess our work? Which are the progress and/or doing well indicators? How we get feed back from stakeholders? Who are they? When and how we do? What self-assesment is good for? Other?
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