Design and Development of Quality Assurance System

This particular phase includes:
  • HQA Actions (visits, meetings, seminars, workshops, issuing of circulars, etc.) in order to analyze and clarify the principles, criteria, methods and organizational and assessment procedures for the Quality Assurance system for institutions.
  • Systematic "analysis of the general Quality Assurance principles and criteria for institutions", under the responsibility of the HQA. The relevant diagram is based on international practices, as mentioned above, especially those of the European Higher Education Area, and on the principles and guidelines of the HQA (Law 4009/2011, Article 14, 1 ). The principles and criteria and the specific points analyzed dictate the configuration/structure of the specific arrangements, regulations, and observations which constitute parts or chapters of the internal Quality Assurance system of the institution and should be included as supporting documentation in the self-evaluation phase. The "Analysis of the Principles and Criteria" is the basis of the "Self-Evaluation Template of the institution". It is anticipated, however, that it will also serve to shape the standard framework of the Accreditation Report, against which it is checked, and that each of the criteria and the individual points included will be assessed by the External Committee of experts.
  • Establishment by the Quality Assurance Unit of working groups of specialists and members of the academic community to whom the design, development and handling of individual sections of the internal Quality Assurance system of the institution will be assigned. The HQA is available to Institutions of Higher Education for substantial assistance in the design, implementation and monitoring of the internal Quality Assurance system.