ERIC Number: ED512348
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep-29
Reference Count: N/A
ENQA: 10 Years (2000-2010): A Decade of European Co-Operation in Quality Assurance in Higher Education
Crozier, Fiona, Ed.; Costes, Nathalie, Ed.; Ranne, Paula, Ed.; Stalter, Maria, Ed.
ENQA (European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education)
The history of ENQA (European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education) arises in the late 1990s when the first formal procedures for quality assurance begun to stabilize on a national level. As a result of the European Pilot Projects in the field of external quality assurance during the nineties, participants felt the need for further exchange of information and experience in a relatively new field in order to provide an opportunity for mutual learning. From these first steps, ENQA has developed from a discussion forum of few quality assurance enthusiasts into a network of a slowly but steadily growing number of agencies in Europe, and from a network into an elaborated association with a wide membership across Bologna signatory countries in Europe with a firm political role. This publication presents addresses from four persons who engaged themselves during the past years, and thus made the most significant contribution to the development of ENQA. The addressed included in this report are: (1) From the first pilot projects to the founding of ENQA (1994-2000) (Dorte Kristoffersen); (2) ENQA 2000-2005: From the launch of a professional network to the success in Bologna of a new association (Christian Thune); (3) From Bergen to the Register: A long and winding road (Peter Williams); and (4) Toward the European quality assurance dimension: Fostering the participation of ENQA members (Bruno Curvale). Individual addresses contain footnotes.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Pilot Projects, Educational Quality, Quality Control, Educational History, Organizational Development, Personal Narratives, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Criteria, Institutional Evaluation, International Education, Educational Strategies, Educational Development, International Organizations, Comparative Education, Standards, Educational Policy
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA)