EQArep – Transparency of European higher education through public quality assurance reports

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EURASHE is in the advisory board of the EQArep project on Transparency of European higher education through public quality assurance reports.

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The project will map the current publication practices, explore the different needs of stakeholders for transparent and comparable information, develop standards for different types of quality assurance reports in the EHEA and evaluate whether a European template for quality assurance reports is feasible.

The main direct target groups are quality assurance agencies and other stakeholders in higher education quality assurance, namely students, higher education institutions, employers and governments.

In order to assess the possibility of setting up a European template for quality assurance reports, the methodology of the project will consist in consulting various stakeholders and quality assurance agencies through online surveys in order to identify and compare their needs and demands. Based on the findings of the surveys, the project will develop recommendations and standards on external review reports and if feasible a template for review report summaries or full technical reports.

Following are events related to the project:

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EQArep Final Dissemination Conference
Brussels (Belgium), 23 Sep 2014
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EQArep Advisory Board
Brussels (Belgium), 6 May 2014
Following are the partners of the project, EURASHE is in the advisory board:

  • ASHE_logo Agency for Science and Higher Education (ASHE) - The Croatian Agency for Science and Higher Education (ASHE) was modelled after the best European practices in quality assurance in science and higher education. Becoming a full member of ENQA (European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education) and being listed in EQAR (European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education) in 2011, the Agency proved its reliability […]
  • EKKA_logo Estonian Higher Education Quality Agency (EKKA) - Estonian Higher Education Quality Agency  (EKKA) is a competence centre in the field of external evaluation of higher education and vocational education in Estonia. Key activities of EKKA include institutional accreditation of higher education institutions and quality assessment of their study programme groups, also accreditation of study programme groups in VET.
  • ENQA_logo European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) - The European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) is a voluntary association of European quality assurance agencies and currently comprises 40 members and 49 affiliates. Its aim is to contribute significantly to the maintenance and enhancement of the quality of European higher education at a high level, and to act as a major […]
  • QQI_logo Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) - QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland) is a state agency established by the Quality Assurance and Qualifications (Education and Training) Act 2012 with a board appointed by the Minister for Education and Skills. Our functions include those previously carried out by the Further Education and Training Awards Council (FETAC); the Higher Education and Training Awards Council (HETAC); the Irish […]
  • OAQ_logo Swiss Center of Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education (OAQ) - The Swiss Center of Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education (OAQ) assures and promotes the quality of teaching and research at universities in Switzerland. It is independent, uses internationally recognized methods and is able to draw upon the knowledge and experience of leading experts. The OAQ develops guidelines and quality standards, conducts accreditation and evaluation […]

 

Following are some of the experts involved in the project:

  • Stefan_Delplace_BE Stefan Delplace - Stefan Delplace became the Secretary General of EURASHE in 2004, a position he occupied until 2014. He represented in the Bologna Follow-Up Group and several of its working and coordination groups, such as of the ’Structural Reforms’ and ‘Reporting on the Implementation of the Bologna Process’ groups. Stefan Delplace was the chair of EURASHE’s working […]
  • Marieke_Janssen_BE Marieke Janssen - Since 1999 Marieke Janssen is working in the higher educational sector as a quality manager. She was staff employee for the quality of education at several Higher Educational Institutes (University of Ghent, Plantijn Hogeschool, LUCA School of Arts). At this moment she is Head of the Quality Care and Educational Development Unit of the Faculty […]