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SHEQA Delegation visit to UCC

SHEQA Delegation visit to UCC

SHEQA group photographed during visit to UCC in April 2011. Front row, L to R: Mr. Goran Janji?, Dr. Suad Kasapovi?, Mr. Alim Abazovi?, Prof. Darko Petkovi?, Mr. Trevor Holmes, Prof. Dražena Gaspar, Dr. Norma Ryan, Ms Ivana Milinkovi? Rosi?, Mr. Enes Dedi?, Ms Sanela Paši? Delahmetovi?, Prof. Jasmina Ibrahimpaši?, Prof. Esma Velagi?-Habul. Back row, L to R: Sr?an Maši?, Prof. Dejan Bokonji?, Ms Aleksandra Bokonji?, Dr. Edin Mutap?i?, Mr. Ibrahim Plan?i?, Ms Ana Mari?, Prof. Simo Jokanovi?, Mr. Željko Mikuli?, Prof. Senad Rahimi?, Dr. Aleksandra Nikoli?.

 

 As part of the Tempus IV SHEQA project, a study group from Bosnia & Herzegovina visited UCC from the 4th-8th April, 2011. The purpose of the visit was to gain an overview of the best Quality Assurance practices that have been implemented by UCC as well as gaining an overview of the academic and administrative areas within the University structure. The study group comprised a total of 21 delegates who represented eight Universities, two ministries of Education and Science and a Higher Education Agency in Bosnia & Herzegovina.

 

Please click on the following link: http://sve-mo.ba/medjunarodna-suradnja/tempus_sheqa/studijska-posjeta-university-college-cork/

SHEQA

SHEQA - 'Strategic Management of Higher Education Institutions Based on Integrated Quality Assurance System'

The overall aim of the project is to ensure that quality assurance becomes recognised as an instrument in strategic development of institutions and as a means of cooperation with the Agency for Higher Education Developemnt and Quality Assurance, and authorised ministries. In the long term this will support structural reform of higher education in Bosnia i Herzegovina (BiH).

Aims

The overall aim of the project is to implement quality assurance as an instrument in the strategic development of BiH universities in close cooperation with the Agency for higher education and quality assurance and the authorised Ministries in charge of Higher Education. In this way this proposal of structural measures fully supports the structural reform of higher education in the entire BiH. The consortium is composed of 8 public universities in BiH, 4 EU universities, WUS Austria, Agency for higher education and quality assurance, ministries of education of Republika Srpska, West Herzegovina canton, Zenica-Doboj canton and Sarajevo canton.

After evaluation of the state of the art in the area of Key Performance Indicators (KPI) in EU, a set of common key performance indicators will be developed for BiH Universities, as well as the monitoring system. The BiH university management staff members will be trained for monitoring KPI and for using KPI in strategic governance of the University. After analysis of information which each University must have at its disposal, a register of all study programmes in higher education in B&H will be developed. Together with the defined KPI, this will enable to collect all necessary information for the strategic management of the University: accreditation, evaluation, planning, enrolment procedures etc.. 

Outcomes and Objectives

The wider outcome of this project is: To contribute to the further development and modernization of higher education in BiH in accordance with European standards in EHEA and to further develop a quality assurance system to support the strategic management of HEI in BiH.

The specific objectives of this project are:

  1. Analysing the existing key performance indicators (KPI) for quality assurance in Europe;
  2. Defining and implementing key performance indicators for quality assurance in BiH;
  3. Developing and implementing a register of study programmes for BiH Universities;
  4. Contributing to strengthening and developing the strategic management at HEI on the basis of KPI, which are used in the European Area of Higher Education (on the basis of ENQA recommendations);
  5. Strengthening cooperation with the Agency for higher education and quality assurance and authorized ministries of education;
  6. Dissemination and sustainability of project results.

The benefit of this project realization is multiple for all users of QA system: University management, students, teaching and administrative staff, Agency for higher education and quality assurance, authorised ministries of education, employers, governments of cantons, Federation, RS and Council of Ministers.

Continuous monitoring and analysis of KPI will create a basis not only for strategic planning of higher education institutions, but also for planning of higher education done by authorised institutions, both cantonal and state ones. Students, either current or potential ones, will have necessary information about study programmes (curricula, enrolment quotas, study programmes offer, learning outcomes, required competences etc..

Work of administrative staff will be facilitated in collecting and analyzing data in more flexible curricula. Academic staff can make a comparison of courses and modules within study programmes, including indicators with info on the success rate of students.

Public authorities can have information based on KPI and the register of study programmes can be used as an instrument in creating policy of higher education and allocation of funds. The register of study programmes can give to employers a clear overview of available study programmes and the number of graduated students in certain areas.
KPI and the creation of register of study programmes would also considerably facilitate the evaluation and accreditation processes, as defined by the Agency for higher education and quality assurance.


For further information, please see the SHEQA website: http://www.sheqabih.eu/

See also:

http://sve-mo.ba/obavijesti/

http://www.wus-austria.org/project/0/78.html


SHEQA Delegation visit to UCC

As part of the Tempus IV SHEQA project, a study group from Bosnia & Herzegovina visited UCC from the 4th-8th April, 2011. The purpose of the visit was to gain an overview of the best Quality Assurance practices that have been implemented by UCC as well as gaining an overview of the academic and administrative areas within the University structure. The study group comprised a total of 21 delegates who represented eight Universities, two ministries of Education and Science and a Higher Education Agency in Bosnia & Herzegovina.

Please click on the following link: http://sve-mo.ba/medjunarodna-suradnja/tempus_sheqa/studijska-posjeta-university-college-cork/

Quality Enhancement Unit

Aonad Feabhsaithe Cáilíochta

Room 2.18, West Wing, UCC

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