The Seminar was based on the European dimension of Quality Assurance (QA) and took into consideration that it starts from a guaranteed flexibility for governments to choose their system or ‘model‘ of QA, while observing the generic European Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance (ESG). These are universally used in all European institutions of higher education (HE) conducting their own internal QA and/or being subjected to EQA by agencies, next to the latter’s use for their own quality purposes.
Preliminary Conclusions of the Seminar on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), revealing the need for a manual in quality assurance.
The purpose of the internal quality assurance system is constant improvement of the higher education institution activity. In order to ensure the quality of decision-making, higher education institution should create an appropriate model of quality management. European Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance should be the basis of internal quality assurance system of every higher education institution. It’s important that continual pursuing for quality improvement is inseparable from the principle of accountability. Consolidation of responsibility for an individual activity and its result is one of the key aspects of quality culture development. Higher education institution leadership should ensure the consistency of control, improvement and transparency.