EURASHE is leading the EQUIP project on Enhancing Quality through Innovative Policy & Practice.
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The Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG) are the basis for quality assurance in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). The revised version of the ESG was approved by the EHEA Ministerial Conference in May 2015.
The revised ESG include a number of updated and amended elements that will undoubtedly bring implementation challenges for users of the ESG, namely higher education institutions and quality assurance agencies. Quality assurance in general, and the ESG in particular, are a recognised driver in enhancing the attractiveness and competitiveness of European higher education. Yet, previous studies (e.g. MAP-ESG, Bologna progress reports) have shown that inconsistent implementation has been a major issue.
The EQUIP project aims at Enhancing Quality through Innovative Policy & Practice in European higher education by supporting and promoting a consistent, efficient and innovative embedding of the revised ESG at grass-root level. The project will identify the challenges and work collaboratively with all stakeholders and policy-makers to propose, share and discuss the applicability of new solutions.
The project will:
- Produce an analytical report highlighting the innovative aspects of the revised ESG;
- Publish and promote the revised ESG to the entire higher education community;
- Facilitate the use of the revised ESG through multi-level peer-learning groups with five training events including webinars;
- Identify and promote innovative ways to apply the revised ESG by consulting all higher education actors;
- Highlight changes to be made in quality assurance at various levels with a study on implementation challenges, solutions and policy impact;
- Put forward European-level policy recommendations to stakeholder groups to feed into the discussions leading up to the 2018 EHEA Ministerial Conference.
- Comparative analysis of the ESG 2015 and ESG 2005 (1.8 MB)
- Different modes of delivery - Dual Education Programmes (1.7 MB)
- Enhancing quality of programmes: connecting internal and external QA (0.2 MB)
- EQUIP workshops & webinars flyer (0.2 MB)
- ESG 2015 what has changed and what does it mean for the QA professionals? (0.7 MB)
- ESG 2015 – What has changed and what does it mean for QA practitioners? (0.5 MB)
- ESG 2015: Enhancing quality of programmes – connecting IQA and EQA (1.0 MB)
- ESG review 2016 of AAQ (0.1 MB)
- FAIR project: Recognition & ESG 1.4 (0.7 MB)
- How will external QA change as a result of the adoption of ESG 2015? - key challenges identified by QA agencies (0.2 MB)
- How will external QA change as a result of the ESG 2015? (0.2 MB)
- Institution's responsibility: Supporting teaching staff (0.4 MB)
- New modes of delivery… e-learning (1.9 MB)
- New tools for new realities: Intro to the revised European Standards and Guidelines (ESGs) for Quality Assurance (2.1 MB)
- New tools for new realities: Student Centred Learning & the European Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance (1.3 MB)
- Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG) (0.7 MB)
- Student Centred Learning from the teachers’ perspective (0.8 MB)
- Student-Centred Learning (2.1 MB)
- Student-Centred Learning (1.6 MB)
- The role of teachers in QA (0.4 MB)
Following are some of the experts involved in the project: