21 October 2021 14:30-16:00
This webinar explored how external quality assurance can respond to some of the lasting changes on higher education caused by Covid-19. Participants heard from representatives of higher education institutions and students about their perspectives and expectations regarding education provision in the post-Covid era. This was followed by reflections from representatives of ENQA member agencies on how external quality assurance can remain fit-for-purpose in the move towards a new normal.
The programme and speakers is available below. The webinar formed part of the programme for ENQA’s online General Assembly Seminar. It was open exclusively to ENQA members and affiliates.
14.30 Welcome and introduction
14.35 The university perspective
Thérèse Zhang, Deputy Director for Higher Education Policy, European University Association (EUA)
14.50 The student perspective
Jakub Grodecki, Vice-President, European Students’ Union (ESU)
15.05 How might external quality assurance look in the new normal?
Doris Herrmann, Managing Director, Agency for Quality Assurance through Accreditation of Study Programmes (AQAS)
15.25 Discussion with panel and audience
15.55 Conclusions and closing
The webinar was chaired by Anna Gover, Deputy Director of ENQA.
- Learning and teaching at European universities in post-COVID times by Thérèse Zhang
- ‘QA fit for the post-Covid era’ – The student perspective by Jakub Grodecki
- From emergency response to new practice by Doris Herrmann
- ESU’s publication Bologna With Student Eyes 2020
- ESU’s poster Student involvement in QA
- EUA’s publication Digitally enhanced learning and teaching in European higher education institutions
- EUA’s publication Universities without walls – A vision for 2030
The recording of the webinar will be available soon.