National Meeting on Quality Assurance and Accreditation in HE and VET

National Meeting on Quality Assurance and Accreditation in HE and VET

June 30, 2017

Dushanbe (Tajikistan)

Tajikistan

Anna Opitz ([email protected])

The need for strengthening existing QA and accreditation systems to improve the quality of education both in HE and VET was identified in all CA countries. The aim of this meeting is to support the process of professionalisation and modernisation of education in the region by sharing EU expertise in Quality Assurance (QA) and Accreditation, facilitating policy dialogue at national level and exploring opportunities for development in the field in Tajikistan. The participation of high-level officials from the Ministry of Education and Science, Ministry of Labour, Migration and Employment and EU delegation is expected. QA experts from Latvia, Poland and Italy are participating.

The topics will be discussed in two sessions. Session 1 is called: “Standards and guidelines for quality assurance and Accreditation in the European Higher Education Area (ESG) – Latest Trends and Challenges”. It will include presentations and discussions on:

  • Good practice and lessons learnt – Legislation and practical implementation of QA and accreditation in HE in Latvia
  • QA and accreditation in HE in Poland – Experiences and good practices

Session 2 : “Internal Quality Assurance and potential for linking QA and accreditation in both HE and VET” will focus on:

  • Internal Quality Assurance – Good practice and lessons learnt
  • Practical implementation of QA and accreditation systems – Legislation, regulatory framework and institutional setting”

As a result of the meeting a series of conclusions and recommendations will be drawn and topics for CAEP QA and accreditation Peer Learning Approach will be identified.