Improving Institutional QA throught student's participation   Mihai VILCEA, Alina GAVRA ASPR International Conference of P...
<ul><li>First of all </li></ul><ul><li>the idea of EHEA  </li></ul>
Bologna process  <ul><li>Action lines like: </li></ul><ul><li>three cycle system  </li></ul><ul><li>social dimension  </li...
<ul><li>Quality Assurance is an ongoing process that ensures the delivery of agreed standards in a educational institution...
<ul><li>QA can be approached from two points of view: </li></ul><ul><li>- internal QA </li></ul><ul><li>all process in whi...
Why should involve students in quality assurance? <ul><li>students are  aware of what they need   </li></ul><ul><li>studen...
Report on the Implementation of Bologna Process 2009 – student perspective <ul><li>Realized by  ANOSR </li></ul><ul><li>23...
Main Conclusions on internal QA <ul><li>Students   tend not to be regarded as equal partners in educational and decision-m...
<ul><li>Adaptation of the teaching methods (<50% changed their teaching styles and instruments for SCL improvement) </li><...
External QA <ul><li>One of the main role is played by the institutional evaluation program </li></ul><ul><li>Romanian case...
<ul><li>Being equal partners at national level, students began to acquire experience and knowledge in QA. </li></ul><ul><l...
Next step <ul><li>Involving students in internal QA: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Being recognize like partners  </li></ul></ul><...
<ul><li>Thank You </li></ul><ul><li>for </li></ul><ul><li>your attention!  </li></ul>
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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  • In 2009 , ANOSR designed a questionnaire that aimed at identifying most important aspects on different action lines of the Bologna Process: Social Dimension Qualification Framework Employability Recognition of prior studies Mobility Life Long Learning Quality Assurance
  • Since 2005 there was given a government order which stated that each and every HEI has to have in it’s structure a quality assurance commission/ department – presence of at least one student in it.
  • We consider that it should be underlined the difference between the quality control and the elements that deals with quality assurance
  • impstudents participation in QA at institutional level

    1. 1. Improving Institutional QA throught student's participation Mihai VILCEA, Alina GAVRA ASPR International Conference of Psychology Students, 6-9 May, 2010
    2. 2. <ul><li>First of all </li></ul><ul><li>the idea of EHEA </li></ul>
    3. 3. Bologna process <ul><li>Action lines like: </li></ul><ul><li>three cycle system </li></ul><ul><li>social dimension </li></ul><ul><li>mobility </li></ul><ul><li>qualification framework </li></ul><ul><li>QA </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>Quality Assurance is an ongoing process that ensures the delivery of agreed standards in a educational institution. </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>QA can be approached from two points of view: </li></ul><ul><li>- internal QA </li></ul><ul><li>all process in which are involved the members of academic community </li></ul><ul><li>- external QA </li></ul><ul><li>includes all the action and feedback from stakeholders outside the university </li></ul>
    6. 6. Why should involve students in quality assurance? <ul><li>students are aware of what they need </li></ul><ul><li>students have a fundamental interest </li></ul><ul><li>the quality of their education affect professional careers </li></ul>
    7. 7. Report on the Implementation of Bologna Process 2009 – student perspective <ul><li>Realized by ANOSR </li></ul><ul><li>23 universities </li></ul><ul><li>36 students organizations </li></ul>
    8. 8. Main Conclusions on internal QA <ul><li>Students tend not to be regarded as equal partners in educational and decision-making structures </li></ul><ul><li>Not all the universities in Romania involve students in QA departments – 12% of the HEI don’t involve students </li></ul><ul><li>Only 10% of the QA Departments focus on research on social dimension regarding students </li></ul><ul><li>In only 22% of universities students are directly involved in curriculum design </li></ul>
    9. 9. <ul><li>Adaptation of the teaching methods (<50% changed their teaching styles and instruments for SCL improvement) </li></ul><ul><li>Organizations consider that ECTS was implemented just formally </li></ul>
    10. 10. External QA <ul><li>One of the main role is played by the institutional evaluation program </li></ul><ul><li>Romanian case: </li></ul><ul><li>ARACIS is the Quality Assurance Agency in Romania </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students are equal partners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Need for better understanding of QA (students view) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enhancing quality through creating a quality culture </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. <ul><li>Being equal partners at national level, students began to acquire experience and knowledge in QA. </li></ul><ul><li>The feedback from stakeholders was gratifying </li></ul>
    12. 12. Next step <ul><li>Involving students in internal QA: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Being recognize like partners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Full members in all commissions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Starting a QA culture with the student education </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. <ul><li>Thank You </li></ul><ul><li>for </li></ul><ul><li>your attention! </li></ul>

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