NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED542058
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 114
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-9-5255-3931-8
ISSN: ISSN-1458-1051
Quality Procedures in the European Higher Education Area and Beyond--Second ENQA Survey. ENQA Occasional Papers 14
Costes, Nathalie; Crozier, Fiona; Cullen, Peter; Grifoll, Josep; Harris, Nick; Helle, Emmi; Hopbach, Achim; Kekalainen, Helka; Knezevic, Bozana; Sits, Tanel; Sohm, Kurt
ENQA (European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education)
Quality assurance for higher education in Europe has developed significantly since 2002, and has increasingly influenced, and been influenced by, the Bologna Process. A major step in the Bologna Process was taken at the ministerial meeting in Bergen in May 2005, with the adoption of the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG) and of the Framework for Qualifications of the European Higher Education Area (FQEHEA). The ESG were developed to meet the need for a common understanding of quality assurance in European higher education. The FQEHEA was developed to meet the need for a common understanding of the generic learning outcomes that signified completion of each of the three cycles of higher education. Both documents have encouraged change and are having a growing impact on quality assurance procedures. The present report updates the findings of the first ENQA (European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education) survey on Quality Procedures in European Higher Education, undertaken by the Danish Evaluation Institute (EVA) in 2002, and considers the main developments that have taken place since then. In addition, the survey looks at agencies' views on their compliance with Part 3 of the ESG; their attitudes towards the European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education (EQAR); and their external review plans. The results of this survey offer a valuable insight into quality assurance procedures across Europe, and it is hoped that this survey will contribute to further future discussions between agencies. "The Quality Procedures Questionnaire" is appended. A glossary is included. (Contains 68 figures, 66 tables, and 14 footnotes.)
ENQA (European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education). Avenue de Tervuren 36-38 - boite 4, 1040 Brussels, Belgium. Tel: +32-2-735-5659; Fax: +32-2-735-6153; Web site: http://www.enqa.eu/index.lasso
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: European Commission
Authoring Institution: European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA)