Last week we had the pleasure of participating in a workshop “Dialogue on national policy and development of institutional Quality Assurance system“, within the framework of the Project for the Enhancement of Quality Assurance in the Higher Education System in Moldova (QFORTE). The main area of focus of this project is the assurance of the quality of education in Europe.
It was a hybrid event, which was attended both online and in-person, at the State University of Moldova. During the workshop I delivered a talk about the Quality Assurance System in Spain.
The QFORTE project seeks to ensure that the views of the university sector are considered in nationwide political discussions on internal and external quality assurance. It will also support its members in developing internal quality systems and will promote institutional quality cultures.
The following topics were discussed during the workshop:
- Good practices in institutional accreditation in EHEA.
- The current methodology and guidelines for external institutional evaluation.
- Discussion and recommendations for improving the education code and institutional accreditation of QA.
This initiative is funded with the support of the European Commission within the Erasmus + program in which we participate together with the University of Montpellier, FRANCE (UM) -UM, University of Leipzig, GERMANY (DE) – ULEI, European Policy Research and Development Institute, Maribor, SLOVENIA (EPDRI), the Central and Eastern European Network of Higher Education Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (CEENQA),Moldova State University (USM) – coordinator, Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova (ASEM), State University of Balti (USARB), State University of Cahul (USC), Comrat State University (KDU) ,Academy of Music, Theatre and Fine Arts (AMTAP), University of European Political and Economic Studies (USPEE), National Agency for Quality Assurance in Education and Research (ANACEC), Ministry of Education, Culture and Research of the Republic of Moldova (MECRRM).