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Higher Education and Quality: Expectations, Quality Standards and Tools. What kind of information do we provide? And for what purposes?. Prof. György BAZSA, President Hungarian Accreditation Committee (HAC) ENQA Seminar Quality and Transparency in Higher Education:

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Prof gy rgy bazsa president hungarian accreditation committee hac enqa seminar

Higher Education and Quality: Expectations, Quality Standards and Tools.

What kind of information do we provide? And for what purposes?

Prof. György BAZSA, President

Hungarian Accreditation Committee (HAC)

ENQA Seminar

Quality and Transparency in Higher Education:

Expectations, Tools and Link to Institutional Autonomy

Bologna, 17-18 May, 2010


Prof gy rgy bazsa president hungarian accreditation committee hac enqa seminar

Hungary and Hungarian Higher Education (HHE)

Population: 10 million

HHE enrollment: before 1990 < 10% of age group

at present ~ 40 % of age group

HHE Students total: ~ 400.000 (half state funded)

Legal background: HE Law in 1993 and 2005

HHE Institutions: ~7 HEI/ 1 million inhabits


Prof gy rgy bazsa president hungarian accreditation committee hac enqa seminar

Functions of actors in Hungarian HE Quality

State: HE Q policy, legal and financial conds.

HAC:external Q evaluation and accreditation

HHEI: key performers in quality of the „product”, responsible for internal Q Assurance

Faculty: determinesQ of teaching and research

Students: acceptandreflectQof teaching

Labour market: labels Q of HEIs, employs graduates

Media: reports Q and publishes HE ranking

Europe: Bologna, EHEA, ESG, ENQA


Prof gy rgy bazsa president hungarian accreditation committee hac enqa seminar

  • HHEI quality management:HE Act + ESG based

  • HHE Act: „The HEI operates an internal QA system.

  • The HEI prepares quality development scheme. It specifies the process of operation, like the execution of management, planning, control, measurement,assessment, and consumer protection related tasks, regulates the rules pertaining to the evaluation oflecturer performance by the students.

  • The HEI annually revises the implementation of theQdevelopment scheme, results of action plan and publishes its findings on the website.”

    The HHEIs carry out intensive, broad, competitive PR activity for new students with a lot of information.


Prof gy rgy bazsa president hungarian accreditation committee hac enqa seminar

  • HAC

  • Independent (only) national body. Its external inst-ruction are forbidden by law. Funded by Parliament.

  • Its resolution (decision) is legally an „expert opinion”: yes or no with argumentation, not to overwrite.

  • It’s sent to the claimer (HEI or ministry) and is published on the website www.mab.hu. (Except: pr.)

  • There is an independent HAC appeal board (with 3 members). Its resolution is also public.

  • Legal decision comes effective through minister(ial organs). In 2 cases (establ. HEI and doctoral school) HAC’s opinion is binding for the Minister.

  • HAC activity and decisions are yearly published in a series of printed reports (appear on website, too).


Prof gy rgy bazsa president hungarian accreditation committee hac enqa seminar

System of HAC activities(as external QAA)


Prof gy rgy bazsa president hungarian accreditation committee hac enqa seminar

Quality:

expectations, standards and tools

Information:

kind, target and purposes

in a systematic broader context