The overall aim of the project was to assist Morocco in its ambition to further develop and enhance a new national Quality Assurance Agency for HE whose work would be aligned with the immediate and direct needs of society, whilst also meeting international expectations. The project was concerned specifically with the development, application and outcomes of academic QA and its improvement/enhancement. The Project aimed at identifying and assisting in the development of a) the essential components of QA system that meet national and institutional needs, and b) a ‘road map’ and White Paper setting out a reasonable transition from the current situation to one that demonstrably meets international norms and expectations.
The specific objectives for the Project included the development of:
The project was divided in six main phases:
ENQA main activity was the organisation of a Roundtable on EU QA management for the Moroccan partners held in Brussels with the participation of ENQA member agencies. ENQA chaired the Quality Committee and developed a “Quality Plan” to perform monitoring and impact evaluation activities. ENQA contributed to the development of various deliverables, the White Paper, the Tool Kit and the Code of Practice described more in detail above. It also contributed to different events as a speaker, in the Roundtable Discussion meetings, Study visits and Workshops in Morocco and in Europe ENQA also disseminated the project’s objectives and outcomes at the EU level.
The project brought together a consortium of 19 partners:
The project has received funding under Erasmus+ KA2 “Capacity building in the field of higher educational”. TERM/DURATION Original duration from 1 October 2017 to 30 September 2020 (36 months), followed by an extension to 30 April 2021.
Road Map addressing the requirements for implementing and/or improving the functions and procedures of QA at the institutional level and the link between Internal and External QA. White Paper on the progressive implementation of the new QA system in Morocco. Shared Toolkit to meet needs of Internal and External QA in Morocco. Code of Practice for the Management of Quality Assurance in Moroccan universities.