By Chiara Orsingher
European larger schooling associations are dealing with in those final years a couple of suitable political and social adjustments that experience requested for extra transparency, responsibility, comparison and legitimacy of levels. In mild of those new demanding situations, the good majority of universities have spoke back by way of enforcing caliber coverage approaches, both via review or via accreditation. This ebook collects the review and accreditation reviews accrued via larger schooling associations in Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, the uk and Sweden. It presents an artificial photo of the current kingdom of caliber insurance practices in Europe and gives a number of classes for a destiny ecu size of caliber coverage.
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The QAA is governed by a Board, which is responsible for the strategic planning and direction of the Agency. The QAA's mission is to safeguard public interest as regards higher education and to ensure continuous improvement for quality management. Each higher education institution is responsible for ensuring that appropriate standards are being achieved and that a high-level education is being offered. The QAA provides reference points that help to define clear and explicit standards. For each higher education institution, the QAA reviews standards and quality.
During the QAA Institutional Audit, the University will have the opportunity to present its main systems for quality and standards assurance and to submit them to the external analysis of senior members of other univer- Quality assurance in United Kingdom higher education 49 sities who will be part of the institutional audit. The Department of Quality and Standards has been preparing for the visit. More specifically, the draft of a self- evaluation document is being prepared in cooperation with the committee and departments, to which it will be handed over before being submitting to the external audit.
In the UK, the QAA conducts also overseas audits of partnerships between UK higher education institutions and organisations overseas that lead to the award of degrees from UK institutions. The QAA resorts to review processes whereby teams of academics conduct audits and reviews. People from the industry and the profession can sometimes be involved. The QAA helps to define clear and explicit standards for public information and acts as a reference point for its review activities. To this purpose, it has cooperated with the higher education sector and other stakeholders to implement the following initiatives.
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