QUAERE-562013-EPP-1-2015-1-PL-EPPKA2-CBHE-SP «Quality Assurance System in Ukraine: Development on the Base of ENQA Standards and Guidelines»

 

Project acronym: QUAERE

Period of realization: 15.10.2015 – 15.10.2018

Budget: about 717 000 Euro.

Contractor: Wrocław University of Science and Technology (Poland).

Official web-site of the project: http://quaere.pwr.edu.pl/

Main Goal of the Project: contribution to reform of Higher Education system of Ukraine by implementing the best EU practices in term of quality assurance of HEIs, based on ENQA standards and guidelines.

Specific Objectives

  • To develop tools ensuring functioning of internal and external QA systems.
  • To build on the capacity of HEIs, Ministry and IA QAHE through training of staff to use QA tools, establishment of organizational QA infrastructure and piloting internal and external QA models.
  • To promote student involvement in university self-assessment processes.
  • To make the self-assessment mechanism an integral part of university functioning.
  • Pilot implementation of internal QA systems.
  • Pilot implementation of external QA system.
  • Contribution to the process of creation National QA standards in UA.
  • Popularization of Quality Assurance ideas in HEIs.
  • Wider involvement of stakeholders in QA processes.
  • Providing support to activities of newly created International Agencies for QA of higher education

Project structure:

Work package 1

  • Forming project work group (WG) for comprehensive analysis of Ukrainian QA system as well as local coordination teams (LCT) and institutional WGs.
  • Preparation of report on monitoring of extant state of Ukrainian QA system and/or its attributes.
  • Preparation of analytical review of legal environment that regulates QA in Ukrainian higher education.
  • Preparation of research report on results of surveys to all Ukrainian HEIs on structure and functionality of internal QA systems.
  • Preparation of analytical report on EU partners and countries experience.
  • Mapping existing QA system to new legal frame and EU best practices.

Work package 2

  • Development of training package for CB of HEIs and Ministry staff
  • Carrying-out workshop to finalize training package
  • Carrying-out training of HEI and national QA responsible staff
  • Development of a typical model of QA organizational structure at HEIs
  • Development and adoption of models of QA organizational structure at each HEI

Work package 3

  • Development of Guidelines on policies and procedures for external QA system
  • Elaboration of model for ensuring effective external QA of HEIs educational activity
  • Organization of in-house trainings for the QA responsible staff

Work package 4

  • Development of Guidelines (methodology) for HEIs on structure, functions and procedures of internal QA system
  • Development of road maps, QA policies, procedures, tools; standards and criteria for HEI self-assessment at programme and institutional levels
  • Organization of in-house trainings for the QA responsible staff and students

Work package 5

  • Establishing HEI board and national QA body expert panel to pilot developed tools
  • Identifying 1 AP at each HEI and 2 HEIs to pilot at programme and institutional level 
  • Piloting the QA tools
  • Reviewing the newly developed tools and mechanisms

Work package 6

  • Adoption of regulatory framework for QA units at HEIs
  • Adoption of HEI strategy and procedures for QA
  • Design of recommendations to national QA regulations with further approval

Work package 7

  • Elaborating dissemination plan
  • Design of project website
  • Organization of information sessions for Ukrainian HEIs
  • Publication of brochures, leaflets
  • Preparing survey to stakeholders, report on results

Work package 8

  • Elaborating QCM plan
  • Preparing reports per WP
  • Preparing evaluation reports on developments
  • Preparing analytical reports on feedback from students and faculty

Work package 9

  • Signing partnership agreements
  • Establishing project Governing Board and schedule of its meetings
  • Establishing Local Coordination Team, institutional WGs
  • Carrying-out coordination meetings
  • Updating and implementing work plans
  • Managing day-to-day activity and keeping records of activities and results

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