This week EURASHE invited Quality assurance practitioners to the Annual QA Community of Practice Event in Eisenstadt, Austria. Participants had an opportunity not only listen to the inspiring presentations on the future and importance of Quality assurance in higher education but also put theory into the practice by taking part in group workshops.
The first part of the event was opened by EURASHE Secretary General Michal Karpíšek and Georg Pehm, the CEO UAS Burgenland. The introduction session was followed by a presentation about UAS Burgenland and its quality management system and continued with Trends and challenges for PHE as regards QA by EURASHE expert Lucien Bollaert. The second part of the event participants discussed practical cases of QA in work-based learning and stakeholders’ engagement.
‘The interest in the event proves to us that these type of practical activities on Quality assurance are very awaited. The evaluation’s results show that more than 70 per cent of participants considered the event useful and an added value to the community development and for us, it’s a sign that we should try to gather together QA community more often’, – says Michal Karpíšek, Secretary General of EURASHE.