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  1. Framework implementation & institutional quality assurance 8 June 2007 by Axel Aerden International Policy Advisor

  2. I. Introduction of accreditation • Strong institutional autonomy (NL & FL) • Nationally recognised degrees • Trust • Transparency • Emergence of the private sector in HE °Accreditation • National motives • International perspective Framework implementation & institutional quality assurance | 2

  3. I. Introduction of accreditation • National degrees • Degree awarding power  • Recognition of HEI • (Initial) accreditation Inclusion of the programme in the national register Registered programmes can award recognised degrees Framework implementation & institutional quality assurance | 3

  4. II. NVAO’s scope of work • Recognition of new higher education institutions • Initial accreditation • (new) programmes that want to offer a recognised degree • Accreditation • programmes that already offer a recognised degree • all bachelor and master’s programmes • Publication of assessed programmes (online database) and recognised programmes (FL) • Internationalisation Framework implementation & institutional quality assurance | 4

  5. III. NVAO’s procedures & methodologies • Frameworks • Open and generic approach • Institutional autonomy • Assessment in line with institutional choices on the basis of the relevant framework • Programme level • Institutional level • (Initial) accreditation decision • Fixed period of accreditation for a programme How to ensure quality with a long term perspective? Framework implementation & institutional quality assurance | 5

  6. IV. Internal quality assurance system • Standard: Internal quality assurance system • The curricula are periodically evaluated in the light of verifiable objectives and other measures. • Standard: Improvement measures • The outcomes of the evaluation form the basis of verifiable measures for improvement that contribute to the achievement of the objectives. • Standard: Involvement of staff, students, alumni & relevant professional field • …actively involved in internal quality assurance Framework implementation & institutional quality assurance | 6

  7. Thank you More information: http://www.nvao.net Framework implementation & institutional quality assurance | 7