The declaration of state of emergency over COVID-19 has affected the operation of the Slovenian Quality Assurance Agency (SQAA) and its accreditation and evaluation procedures. Due to the pandemic outbreak all site visits of expert groups at higher education institutions and vocational colleges have been cancelled. In order to resume its work, the SQAA prepared the guidelines for distance evaluations.
This document follows ENQA recommendations and is aligned with the yearly plan of sample evaluations of study programmes and external evaluations of vocational colleges. SQAA should therefore resume its work in a different manner. The purpose of these guidelines is to assist all stakeholders (agency employees, expert groups, institutions and colleges) in planning, organizing and conducting evaluations and for preparing reports.