Towards Trust in Quality Assurance Systems
Start date: Oct 15, 2011,
The project will provide a unified transparent framework for the quality assurance of the Ukrainian higher education system which is in line with the common European academic culture and supports both the national reform of higher education and integration of Ukraine into the European Education Area. The developed framework will build trust between all QA players and society by ensuring that all quality assurance procedures will be based on credible, transparent and relevant sources of information and explainable decision-making techniques documented in a common portal. The holistic multilayer framework based on the knowledge triangle: “education-research-innovation” will be implemented as a result of study and analysis of national and best European trends, priorities and cultures in higher education quality assurance. Impact of each dimension of the knowledge triangle on QAS will be taken into consideration and the most independent and therefore credible sources from each dimension will be included into the system of quality criteria. The developed framework will be supported by flexible and powerful instrument - Portal providing a set of solutions that enable, support and automate the activities, information flows and transactions within the ecosystem of individuals, HEIs, QA organizations, exchanging information. The core system will be extended with mechanisms supporting development of flexible multidimensional and multicontextual quality indicators. This will enable each HEI or national QA organization to develop own appropriate QA strategies, HEI evaluations, rankings, etc.All the results will be piloted and widely disseminated. The personnel in HEIs and all key QA organizations will be trained. National regulations and laws will be formulated to implement the procedures/processes/solutions developed within the project which is officially confirmed by Parliament Committee on Science and Education of Ukraine.
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