To cite this article:
Sokolova, I. (2017). The EUA education policy: quality assurance strategies. Osvitolohiya6, 143-149, doi: 10.28925/2226-3012.2017.6.143149

To link to this article:
https://doi.org/10.28925/2226-3012.2017.6.143149


Sokolova Iryna, 
ORCID iD 0000-0003-4425-1859
Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor of the Department of Pedagogy and Education, Mariupol State University, 129 a, Budivelnykiv Ave., 87500 Mariupol, Ukraine,  Ця електронна адреса захищена від спам-ботів. вам потрібно увімкнути JavaScript, щоб побачити її.

THE EUA EDUCATION POLICY: QUALITY ASSURANCE STRATEGIES

The Bologna Reform Process, which became the focal point of reform in most European countries, brought a wide range of quality concerns into the central arena of higher education discourse. Quality Assurance processes were supposed to support an increased institutional attention. The aim of this paper is to create a better the EUA's Input to EHEA Policy Making.  EUA carries out a variety of activities that are underpinned by the belief that the main responsibility for quality assurance lies within higher education institutions. EUA Policy Statement on Quality and Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area аre identified and described in the article.It is determined the impact of the EUA in shaping European quality culture through the development of educational policy and decision-conceptual documentsthe annual European Quality Assurance Forums to consolidate internal and external stakeholders, expand the dialogue format in the context of the EHEA changing landscape and the best practices implementation for quality assurance. The keynote presentations of the EQAF (2006-2016) focused on current trends in quality assurance. The quality culture approach promoted by EUAdiffers clearly frommore traditional quality management strategies, shifting attention to more development-oriented and value-based aspects.

Based on the results of the projects different approaches towards quality, quality culture, or formal quality assurance and accreditation procedures are focusedin the paper. The Institutional evaluation programme in higher education, realizedin 45 countries, is described. Other programs and projects that define the tasks of quality management are characterized in thepaperTrends in quality assurance are presented in the article taking into account the national and European contexts. This paper outlines EUA key objectives for 2017-2019. Support the creation of thequality culture in higher education institutionsis one of them.

Key words: European University Association; quality assurance; quality culture;  quality management. 

References

 

Annual report 2015 (2016). European University Association. Editing: Jessica Carter. Retrieved from http://www.eua.be (eng).
Building bridges: Making sense of quality assurance in European, national and institutional context (2011). A selection of papers from the 5th EQAF, 18–20 November 2010. EUA, 72 (eng).
Creativity and diversity: Challenges for quality assurance beyond 2010: a selection of papers from the 4th EQAF (2010). 19–21 November 2009. EUA, 76 (eng).
EUA Policy Statement on Quality and Quality Assurance in theEuropean Higher EducationArea. Retrieved from http://www.eua.be/Libraries/publications-homepage-list/EUA-QA-Policy-2010.pdf?sfvrsn=4 (eng).
EUA key objectives 2017-2019 (2017). EUA, 8. Retrieved from http://www.eua.be/ Libraries/EUA-AnnConf017/item5_2017_ga_19_key_objectives_2017-2019.pdf?sfvrsn=0 (eng).
Glasgow declaration (2005). Strong Universities for a Strong Europe, 24. Retrieved from http://www.eua.be/eua/jsp/en/upload/ Glasgow_Declaration.1114612714258.pdf (eng).
Graz Convention (2003). Retrieved from http://eua.uni-graz.at/graz_docs/Graz0531-manus.doc on September 27th, 2007. – 6. p. (eng).
Greere Anca and Riley Catherine (2014). Engagement, empowerment, ownership. How to nurture the quality culture in higher education. Working together to take quality forward: a selection of papers from the 8th EQAF, 21-23 November 2013. D. Derricott, & H. Kekäläinen (Eds.). EUA Case studies, 38–43 (eng).
Harvey, Lee (2008). Using the European Standards and Guidelines: Some concluding remarks. Implementing and using quality assurance: strategy and practice: a selection of papers from the 2nd EQAF, 15–17 November 2007. EUA, 93 (eng).
Harvey, L., & Stensaker, B. (2008). Quality culture: Understandings, boundaries and linkages. European Journal of Education, 43(4), 427–442. doi:10.1111/j.1465-3435.2008.00367.x. (eng).
How does quality assurance make a difference? (2013): a selection of papers from the 7th EQAF. 2013, 84 (eng).
Institutional Evaluation ProgrammeA tool for strategic change. Supporting continuous improvement (2015). Retrieved from http://www.eua.be/Libraries/iep/ eua_iep_leaflet_webc95b64ca84b96a879ce5ff00009465c7.pdf?sfvrsn=0 (eng).
Lisbon Declaration (2007). Europe's Universities beyond 2010: Diversity with a Common Purpose. Retrieved from http://www.eua.be/activities-services/publications/eua-policy-positions.aspx (eng).
Manfred, Lueger, & Oliver, Vettori (2009). «Flexibilising» standards? The role of quality standards within a participative quality culture. Implementing and using quality assurance: strategy and practice: a selection of papers from the 2nd EQAF, 15–17 November 2007. EUA, 12–14 (eng).
Prague declaration (2009). European Universities – Looking forward with confidence. Brussels, Belgium: European University Association, 8 (eng).
The 9th European Quality Assurance Forum (2014). Retrieved from https://www.eurashe.eu/events/eqaf/9-barcelona-2014/ (eng).
The 10th European Quality Assurance Forum «Taking stock and looking forward» (2015). Retrieved from https://www.eurashe.eu/events/eqaf/10-london-2015/ (eng).
The 11th European Quality Assurance Forum Quality in context – embedding improvement (2016). Retrieved from http://eua.be/activities-services/events/event/2016/11/17/default-calendar/11th-european-quality-assurance-forum?tab=presentations (eng).
Trends 2010: A decade of change in European Higher Education (2010). Andree Sursoce & Hanne Smidt (Eds.). EUA (eng).
Trends 2015: Learning and Teaching in European Universities (2015). Andree Sursoce (Ed.). EUA (eng).
Trends in quality assurance (2009): a selection of papers from the 3RD EQAF 20–22 November 2008, Hungary. EUA (eng).
Quality and trust: at the heart of what we do (2012): a selection of papers from the 6th EQAF, 17–19 November 2011, Belgium. EUA (eng).
Quality Culture in European Universities: A Bottom-Up Approach Report on the Three Rounds of the Quality Culture Project 2002 – 2006 (2006). Brussels, Belgium. EUA (eng).
Working together to take quality forward (2014). A selection of papers from the 8th EQAF, 21–23 November 2013, Sweden. Dan, Derricott, Helka, Kekäläinen, & Maria, Kelo. EUA CASE STUDIES (eng).

 

 Full Text: PDF (ukr.)