The Polish State Accreditation Committee Tasks New objectives of the State Accreditation Committee under the Law on Higher Education of 27 July 2005 : Presentation to the minister responsible for higher education opinions and proposals concerning:
New objectives of the State Accreditation Committee under the Law on Higher Education of 27 July 2005:
Presentation to the minister responsible for higher education opinions and proposals concerning:
1) the assessment of the quality of education in a given field of study, including teacher training,
2) the compliance with legal requirements for the running of degree programmes of higher education,
3) the establishment of a new higher education institution,
4) awarding a school the right to run degree programmes:
- in a given field of study and at a given level of study,
- as part of a macro-field of study,
- as part of an interdisciplinary programme,
5) awarding the right to run degree programmes at an external centre established by a unit with the right to offer postgraduate (M.A.) programmes and the establishment of an external teaching centre by a higher education institution that does not have basic organizational units ,
6) the extension of licences granted to non-public higher education institutions,
7) the establishment of a higher education institution in Poland by a foreign school.
a) core staff resources (scientists responsible for the education) – number and qualifications,
b) the staff / students ratio.
a) educational profile of a graduate,
b) the core curriculum contents.
a) compliance of the curriculum with the educational profile for the graduates,
b) courses layout,
c) analysis of lecturers’ qualifications / course programme compliance,
d) quality of syllabi and support literature advised,
e) quality of class teaching (random classes observations),
f) workload per semester (per day, per course).
a) teaching facilities, labs, equipment,
b) library and electronics resources.
a) student facilities and services,
b) students’ satisfaction.
a) analysis of diploma dissertations,
b) analysis of exam contents,
c) credit point system.
a) staff evaluation system,
b) students’ course evaluation system.
a) staff publications,
b) conferences and grants,
c) students’ involvement in research.
The Presidium selects the area of studies and institutions of higher education to be evaluated in a given calendar year.
The institutions which are early informed about the beginning of the assessment procedure submit a self-evaluation report to the Committee
The Committee Secretary appoints the experts panel.
The evaluation panel inspects the institution
/EXTERNAL EVALUATIONS, SITE VISIT & REPORTING/.
The institution studies the report prepared by evaluation panel and sends its response to the State Accreditation Committee.
The Presidium of the Committee adopts a resolution by voting it on.
The resolution is presented to the higher education institution and the Minister of Scienceand Higher Education.
Negative assessment of the quality of education were made with respect tothe organizational units, which opened an area of study or a field of vocational study in violation of the law or offered education at a level much lower than the necessary minimum, which was mainly due to the following reasons:
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