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ERIC Number: ED541662
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 28
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-9-5255-3953-0
ISSN: ISSN-1458-106X
Quality Assurance and Transparency Tools. ENQA Workshop Report 15
Costes, Nathalie; Hopbach, Achim; Kekalainen, Helka; van IJperen, Robin; Walsh, Padraig
ENQA (European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education)
The European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) realises that there is a steadily growing interest among students and all stakeholders of Higher Education and the public at large in accessing detailed and reliable information on the quality of individual study programmes, faculties and higher education institutions. ENQA is aware that external quality assurance activities in higher education set up by quality assurance agencies are producing only part of the information. Besides quality assurance agencies that enshrine their activities in the ESG, there is a growing number of providers of information about higher education. The proliferation of ranking schemes and other transparency tools is one aspect of this increasing need for information about higher education institutions and their activities. The purpose of this seminar was to discuss expectations from higher education institutions and other stakeholders concerning information on quality of higher education, and the contribution of quality assurance and transparency tools to meet these expectations. The outcome of the discussions is a position paper on information and transparency tools, which can be found in Part 2 of this report. This paper is divided into two parts: (1) Key messages; and (2) ENQA position paper on transparency tools. Programme of the Seminar is appended. (Contains 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: European Commission
Authoring Institution: European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA)