AUDIT Programme: an Initiative to Promote Internal Quality Assurance Systems in Higher Education Institutions

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Author(s)Eduardo García, José Antonio Pérez, Sebastián Rodríguez, Caterina Cazalla, Miquel Vidal, Julio Abalde, Paula Ríos, Dolores Castro.
In accordance with the trust placed by society in the autonomous administration of the universities and the transparency called for within the framework of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), a number of higher education institutions (HEIs) in Spain are participating in the AUDIT programme, which involves the design, evaluation and future certification of their internal quality assurance
systems (IQAS) to ensure the correct alignment of their activities and for goals associated with degree programmes to be achieved. To this end, there is a need for policies and processes that are formally laid down and publicly available. The aim of the AUDIT programme, which is jointly promoted by the ANECA, AQU Catalunya, and ACSUG quality assurance agencies, is to guide and facilitate
universities, in particular their institutes, faculties and colleges, in the process of defining these systems, and furthermore, to establish responsibility for external review processes and ensure that the goals of university quality are achieved.
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