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IMPROVEMENT & ACCOUNTABILITY QUALITY ASSESSMENT IN DUTCH UNIVERSITIES. Ton Vroeijenstijn Association of Universities in the Netherlands. VSNU. CHARACTERISTICS ‘DUTCH MODEL ’. Universities responsible for quality and QA VSNU acts on behalf of the universities

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Improvement accountability quality assessment in dutch universities

IMPROVEMENT & ACCOUNTABILITY QUALITY ASSESSMENT IN DUTCH UNIVERSITIES

Ton Vroeijenstijn

Association of Universities in the Netherlands

VSNU


Characteristics dutch model

CHARACTERISTICS ‘DUTCH MODEL’

  • Universities responsible for quality and QA

  • VSNU acts on behalf of the universities

  • external legitimization by role inspectorate

  • nation wide

  • comparative

  • programme oriented

  • covers all programmes

  • cyclical

  • self evaluation + external assessment

  • public report

  • no direct link with funding

VSNU


Players in the game

PLAYERS IN THE GAME

  • Universities and the VSNU

  • inspectorate

  • Minister of Education, Culture & Science

  • parliament

  • employers

  • students

VSNU


Division of responsibilities quality assessment

DIVISION OF RESPONSIBILITIESQUALITY ASSESSMENT

Inspectorate

Minister

Meta-

evaluation

Evaluation

follow up

VSNU

Departments

Universities


Purpose of assessment

Purpose of assessment

Internal function: Quality assurance

  • Improvement

  • bench marking

  • self regulation

    External function: Accountability

  • insight into quality

  • insight into diversity

  • hall mark for quality

VSNU


Basic elements

BASIC ELEMENTS

  • self assessment

  • external review

  • public report

  • check on assessment by inspectorate

  • check on follow up by inspectorate

VSNU


Quality indicators 1

Quality indicators 1

  • Goals and aims

  • the program

  • the organization of the teaching/learning process

  • final thesis/research assignment

  • pass rates / dropout

  • Student counseling and advise

VSNU


Quality indicators 2

Quality indicators 2

  • Feasibility of the program

  • Qualifications of the staff

  • Facilities

  • external contacts

  • Internal quality assurance

  • international dimension

  • the graduate

VSNU


The process

THE PROCESS

  • Formal announcement

  • self assessment by the department

  • site visit expert committee

  • public report

  • meta-evaluation by inspectorate

  • eventually “yellow cards”

  • check on follow up after 2 years

VSNU


The self evaluation

THE SELF EVALUATION

  • is not only descriptive

  • but analytical and critical

  • looks for how to solve problems

  • it is never a PR document

VSNU


Composition of the review committee

COMPOSITION OF THE REVIEW COMMITTEE

  • Experts in the field

  • labour market

  • foreigners

  • educationalist

  • student

VSNU


Functions of the review committee

FUNCTIONS OF THE REVIEW COMMITTEE

Consultant

  • quality improvement

  • feedback to the faculty

  • dialogue with the faculty

  • incentive for internal quality management

    Accountant/controller

  • legitimisation internal quality management

  • accountability

VSNU


The system of eqa in the year 2000

THE SYSTEM OF EQA IN THE YEAR 2000

  • Improvement & accountability

  • Diversity instead of uniformity

  • How to make quality more visible?

  • Accreditation or not?

  • More flexibility and tailor made assessments

  • The international dimension of EQA


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