IQA workshop in Tunisia
Crucial to the development of a quality culture is the need to develop an integrated internal quality assurance system that promotes quality enhancement and which takes into consideration the particularities and context of individual institutions and that helps respond to the needs of external quality assurance agencies. The integration of online learning as a response to COVID19 has also impacted aspects of QA which is to be addressed within the scope of institution’s IQA. The aim of this two day ‘hands-on’ program which has been delivered in various Arab Countries is to raise awareness on how to develop internal quality systems, and grow and sustain an internal quality culture. It aims at building capacity among universities and colleges to enable them to develop internal quality assurance systems that are embedded in the strategies and culture of their institutions and aligned with external national and international accreditation agencies requirements.
Throughout the program emphasis will be placed on how internal and external HE Quality Assurance is delivered internationally, with special focus on the UK, the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and the Arab region.
By the end of the workshop participants will:
Strengthen their understanding of the current issues pertinent to implementing quality, quality assurance and quality enhancement in Higher Education.
Understand the impact of transitioning to online and distance learning on internal quality assurance systems
Analyze various approaches and tools for quality assurance in the context of HE.
Develop and implement an eﬀective and integrated internal quality assurance (IQA) system.
Develop and promote an institution-wide culture for quality and quality enhancement.
Discuss various approaches to monitor and assess internal quality assurance systems and to ensure their continuing eﬀectiveness. Share best practices and learn from each other.
Understand the external QA system in the UK and how its institutions are quality assured by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA).
Develop an understanding of how internal and external HE Quality
Assurance is delivered internationally, with a focus on the UK and EHEA.
WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR?
The workshop is relevant to anyone involved with ensuring the quality of higher education whether from an academic or administrative stand, this include but is not limited to:
University Vice Presidents, Provosts and Members of Executive Management.
Deans and Directors of Quality Assurance and Accreditation Offices.
Managers and staff working in Institutional Effectiveness and Institutional Research Offices.
Deans and Heads of Department of Administrative and Academic Support Units in charge of overseeing the quality of programs and services within their Units.
Representatives from Ministries of Higher Education and External QA agencies involved with Quality Assurance from Higher Education may also
find the workshop relevant.