On 1 August 2014, the European Commission published a study by CHE Consult. This study provided the background material as part of the evidence base for the European Commission’s second Report on Progress in in Quality Assurance in Higher Education. This report, published on 28 January 2014, sets out how quality assurance is helping to establish quality goals and address challenges such as the expanding student population in Europe.
Read the original QAzette article: Report on Progress in Quality Assurance in Higher Education
The underlying study by CHE Consult aims to answer which progress has been made towards achieving the recommendations made in the first Report on Progress in Quality Assurance (2009) and towards achieving the objectives set in the Parliament and Council Recommendation on further European cooperation in quality assurance in higher education (2006).
The study tries to answer the following questions:
- What were the developments regarding QA action line and policies on the European level?
- What were the developments regarding internal QA?
- What were the developments regarding external QA?
- What were the developments regarding EQAR?
- What were the developments regarding EHEA-wide recognition of EQAR-registered agencies?
- What were the developments regarding other structures, tools and initiatives aimed at building mutual trust, recognition of QA/accreditation assessments and recognition of qualifications for the purpose of study or work in another country?
- What were the developments regarding the E4 Group?
- What were the other developments in QA in European HE?
- What were the developments regarding students, academics and other stakeholders involvement in QA processes and their perception of QA? Have QA structures, organisations, processes and tools met their needs?
- What are the trends, achievements, areas requiring attention, recommendations, good practices regarding QA in European HE?
Download the Input Study to the Report from the European Commission on Progress in the Development of Quality Assurance Systems in the Various Member States and on Cooperation Activities at European Level.