Assessment Framework for Joint Programmes in Single Accreditation Procedures

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Assessment Framework for Joint Programmes in Single Accreditation Procedures

Abstract
The European Consortium for Accreditation (ECA) developed an assessment methodology to assess joint programmes. This methodology is laid down in this assessment framework. It is intended to replace the regular assessment frameworks of (national) accreditation bodies. When used it replaces all the regular accreditation procedures and can lead to accreditation decisions in all relevant countries. The basis of the methodology are ECA's Principles for accreditation procedures regarding joint programmes. The framework consists of two building blocks: a shared (European) component and the relevant national components.

Publisher: European Consortium for Accreditation.

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European Consortium for Accreditation. (2014). Assessment Framework for Joint Programmes in Single Accreditation Procedures. ECA Occasional Paper. The Hague. Download





The framework consists of two building blocks:

The ECA assessment framework covers the essential core elements that need to be taken into account in all single accreditation procedures.

The ECA assessment framework includes two parts:

  • the assessment criteria and
  • the assessment procedure.
    The procedure covers the self-evaluation by the joint programme (i.e. the self-evaluation report and the documentation required), the composition of the panel, the organisation of the site visit and the assessment report.

Joint programmes are therefore assessed according to the elements included in the European shared component and the relevant national components. The relevant national components then refer to all the components of the (sub)national higher education system where the results of the single accreditation procedure will be used for accreditation purposes.


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European Consortium for Accreditation. (2014). Assessment Framework for Joint Programmes in Single Accreditation Procedures. ECA Occasional Paper. The Hague.

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