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ERIC Number: ED542074
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 64
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-9-5255-3917-2
ISSN: ISSN-1458-1051
European Standards and Guidelines in a Nordic Perspective: Joint Nordic Project 2005-2006. ENQA Occasional Papers 11
Vinther-Jorgensen, Tue, Ed.; Hansen, Signe Ploug, Ed.
ENQA (European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education)
This report presents the results of the joint 2005-06 project of the Nordic Quality Assurance Network in Higher Education (NOQA). The project focused on the European standards and guidelines for quality assurance agencies, examining them in a Nordic perspective. The project aimed at interpreting and clarifying the European standards and guidelines for quality assurance, as suggested by the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) and agreed by the responsible ministers under the Bologna process in Bergen in 2005. This was realised by studying Nordic practices; thus, the project's aim was also to share and compare practices among the Nordic agencies for mutual inspiration concerning how organisations, processes and procedures could be enhanced in connection with the new European standards. The standards and guidelines in part 3 of the ENQA report, concerning external quality assurance agencies, have played a central role in the project. The project has included discussions and reflections on the standards under the following headings: Official status; Activities; Resources; Mission statement; Independence; External quality assurance criteria and processes used by the agencies; and Accountability procedures. In the report the standards and guidelines are discussed at a general level, focusing on the different aspects related to the wording of the text. Furthermore, the requirements contained in each standard and its attached guidelines are discussed in detail. Examples of Nordic practices are presented in connection of each of the standards and guidelines. (Contains 2 footnotes.) [This paper was the outcome of a project conducted by the Nordic Quality Assurance Network in Higher Education (NOQA).]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA)