TRAINING OF EXPERTS

6th ENQA Training of Experts for Agency Reviews

The 6th training of experts took place from 10-11 May 2012, Córdoba, Spain. It was organised by ENQA and hosted by the Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento (AAC). The experience gained over the last years on the use of the ENQA membership criteria in the external reviews of ENQA member agencies, and the parallel use of the European Standards and guidelines (ESG) as the criteria for EQAR listing, emphasised the importance of experts being well prepared for the agency reviews.

Based on the lessons learned, feedback and materials from the already completed reviews, the training session aimed at providing experts with, amongst other things, the necessary knowledge and guidance on the interpretation of the ENQA membership criteria/ESG. Experts who attended the training session will be included in the ENQA pool of trained reviewers. The training was aimed at experts from the ENQA expert pool. It was both for those who had already been involved in national or ENQA coordinated reviews, and for potential future reviewers.

The training was part of ProENQA Project and supported by the Lifelong learning Programme of the European Commission.

The training programme is available here.

Presentations

Fiona Crozier, QAA, United Kingdom, ENQA Vice-President
Background to European Standards and Guidelines for QA in the EHEA

Helka Kekäläinen, FINHEEC, Finland, ENQA Vice-President
The Notion of Independence

Padraig Walsh, QQAI, FETAC, HETAC, NQAI and IUQB, Ireland, ENQA Board
The Notion of compliance: definitions and examples

Laura Beccari, OAQ, Switzerland
Experience of reviews, an agency view

Marion Coy, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Ireland
Chairing a Panel

Janja Komljenovic, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
The Role of the Review Secretary

This activity has been organised within the “ProENQA 2010-2012” project (510499-LLP-1-2010-1-FI-ERASMUS-EMHE ) with the financial support of the Lifelong Learning Programme/ Erasmus sub-programme. The consortium was formed of ENQA and eleven of its member agencies. The ENQA led ” ProENQA 2010-2012” project aimed at bringing together QA professionals from QA agencies in Europe, and other related stakeholders, in order to engage them in a fruitful and continuous dialogue on the current challenges and developments in higher education and its quality assurance. In addition, the project supported ENQA’s role at the European level, the creation of informed policies and furthering of a European dimension in quality assurance of higher education through participation in the Bologna Follow-Up Group and cooperation with the E4 Group.