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External quality assurance vis-à-vis internal quality assurance. Axel Aerden. 17 April 2012. NVAO?. Set up in the framework of the Bologna Process Bi-national organisation Established by treaty Safeguards for independence procedures, methodologies, decision-making Publicly funded

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NVAO?
  • Set up in the framework of the Bologna Process
    • Bi-national organisation
    • Established by treaty
  • Safeguards for independence
    • procedures, methodologies, decision-making
  • Publicly funded
    • Pre-funded by the Netherlands & Flanders (60/40)
    • HEIs pay for procedures
  • Accountable
    • Committee of ministers
    • Respective parliaments
european he quality assurance landscape
European HE Quality Assurance Landscape

European Credit Transfer System

Level descriptors AD, Ba., Ma. & Dr.

Qualifications Framework for EHEA

“Ph.D.”

3rd cycle

European University Association (EUA)

European Standards & Guidelines for QA

European Student Union (ESU)

“Master”

2nd cycle90-120 ECTS

Peer review of QA Agency

Bachelor

1st cycle

180-240 ECTS

European Association of HEIs (EURASHE)

AssociateDegree+/- 120 ECTS

European QA Register

European Association for QA in HE (ENQA)

from internal to external quality assurance1
From internal to external quality assurance
  • Internal QA assurance
    • To achieve academic excellence (“improve”)
      • quality of teaching, learning, research and scholarship
    • To demonstrate achieved academic quality (“proof”)
    • To keep at the level of achieved quality
  • External QA assurance
    • To contribute to the enhancement of quality
    • To provide third-party information about quality
    • To support transparency
from internal to external quality assurance2
From internal to external quality assurance

Internal

quality

assurance

system

Assessment frameworks

External

quality

assurance

system

Institutional

level

Institutional

audit

Self-evaluation report

Self-evaluation report

Programme

level

Programme accreditation

nvao s general principles
NVAO’s general principles

?

  • Open and inclusive approach
    • One framework for all assessments in a given type of procedures
      • E.g. one assessment framework for all types of initial accreditation
    • Fit for purpose (~appropriate burden)
  • Respect for institutional autonomy
    • Internal quality assurance system
    • Assessment in line with institutional choices on the basis of the relevant framework
      • Programme level
      • Institutional level
nvao s framework principles
NVAO’s framework principles
  • Generic, descriptive standards

≠ Narrow, prescriptive and highly formulated

      • Broad acceptance
  • Focus on what should be done (~fitness of purpose)

≠ How they should be achieved

      • Do not dictate practice
  • Focus on teaching & learning (~education)
    • Incl. academic standards ≠ Research
    • Incl. professional orientation ≠ Service to society
the self evaluation report nl
The self-evaluation report (NL)
  • Central documentation for External QA
    • Self-contained document – relatively brief
    • Basic information
      • Institution / programme details
  • Presents perspective shared by (internal) stakeholders
  • Addresses each standard in relevant framework
    • rationale, practice, ambition
  • Provide insight into strengths & weaknesses
    • Maximising strengths?
    • Converting weaknesses into strengths?
  • Mandatory annexes