Assessing Quality in European Higher Education Institutions: by Chiara Orsingher

By Chiara Orsingher

European larger schooling associations are dealing with in those final years a few correct political and social adjustments that experience requested for extra transparency, responsibility, comparison and legitimacy of levels. In gentle of those new demanding situations, the nice majority of universities have replied via imposing caliber coverage approaches, both via overview or via accreditation. This e-book collects the overview and accreditation stories collected through greater schooling associations in Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, the uk and Sweden. It offers an artificial photo of the current nation of caliber insurance practices in Europe and gives a number of classes for a destiny ecu size of caliber coverage.

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4. An example of quality assurance procedure: department review The Academic Audit Unit, one of the units of the Department of Quality, Standards and Policy Development, has the responsibility to keep a copy of the SED, the review panel report and any other reports or comments concerning the review event. The Department Review procedure makes sure that each department is effectively managed, but, as previously stated, it does not analyse course provision. As to this point, different procedures are implemented depending on whether a new course must be proposed and approved or a delivery of a validated course must be analysed.

All students can gain the highest award for which, by means of their ability and dedication, they can qualify in the shortest time appropriate for them. Another purpose of these regulations is to protect the academic standing of the University and the academic integrity of its awards. These regulations also include university undergraduates and postgraduates courses. The regulation framework which governs these schemes complies with the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

More specifically, the draft of a self- evaluation document is being prepared in cooperation with the committee and departments, to which it will be handed over before being submitting to the external audit. The aim of the London Met is to show that quality management strategy and systems are intact and involve the whole Institution. All the new procedures which are also reported in the QA Handbook 2004, comply with the QAA's Code of Practice and other important external benchmarks. It is also of vital importance that all the quality assurance strategies are consolidated before introducing a more radical approach to quality in 2006.

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