THE AGENCY STRENGTHENS ITS INTERNATIONAL VISIBILITY AND ROLE, WITH ACTIVE PARTICIPATION IN VARIOUS EUROPEAN AND INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS.
By participating in European and international projects, the Agency strives to strengthen its role in the international arena. Through bilateral cooperation with individual quality assurance agencies and membership in international associations, it strengthens the visibility and international comparability of the Slovenian Higher Education Area, thus contributing to the development of quality, open and accessible higher education. Within the Erasmus + programme, the Agency participates in international projects focused on transferring good practices and developing innovation and strategic guidelines in the field of quality assurance of higher education systems.
The general aim of the project is to facilitate the treatment joint study programmes, particularly in the fields of accreditation and recognition. Project partnership involves quality assurance agencies and accreditation agencies and bodies (services) for the recognition of qualifications. SQAA participates in the project as one of the four Coordinating agencies of the pilot procedures.
The multilateral agreement on Mutual Recognition of Accreditation Results regarding Joint Programmes, signed at the The Hague in the Netherlands in December 2013, is a project of the ECA Consortium involving 12 agencies or members . They all agreed with the SQAA approach to the MULTRA project.
The Certificate for Quality of Internationalisation is a project under the Erasmus Lifelong Learning Program; Erasmus Multilateral projects. Its purpose is to improve and accelerate the process of internationalization of higher education and the development of a methodology for measuring internationalization, both at programmme and institutional level. Successful evaluation will lead to the European internationalisation certificate providing findings as to whether a study programme or higher education institution has successfully included international and intercultural dimension into its purpose, activity and transfer of higher education. SQAA participates in the project in the Steering group and is responsible for selecting the study programme and conducting evaluation. The evaluation with the international group of experts from the field of higher education internationalisation is not intended for the assessment of quality standards aimed at accreditation or re-accreditation but for assessing the standards of internationalisation quality and awarding the certificate.
The main aim of Qrossroads is to present qualifications granted within state-approved or accredited European higher education institutions and study programmes in the form of a register. These qualifications are presented from the aspect of the higher education system, a part of which is the information on national quality assurance and accreditation bodies and bodies for the recognition of acquired qualifications.
The project seeks to combine applied knowledge from all areas of operation of quality systems in higher education. The collection consists of two modules; the first refers to the training of European quality assurance experts, and the second to the quality of joint study programmes. The project is still at a development stage.
Intended to facilitate locating experts, publishing experts’ background in panel reports and, finally, sharing of (trained/experienced) experts across borders. The EEEP provides searchable, easy access information to experts’ profiles according to a common format. The experts’ profiles include information on personal details and CV, language skills, experience in academia/HE, professional experience, QA experience, QA training received.