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The National Assembly of the Republic of Srpska adopted on June 26, 2020. Proposal of the Law on Quality Assurance in Higher Education of the Republic of Srpska. This is a pioneering law that is being passed for the first time in Srpska, and this area has so far been regulated by the Law on Higher Education. The draft law envisages significant changes regarding the competencies of the Higher Accreditation Accreditation Agency, which grows into the Agency for Higher Education, and acquires competencies in the field of initial accreditation, part of the external evaluation procedure preceding the issuance of work permits and other forms of external quality evaluation of higher education institutions and study programs. The law is expected to enter into force soon, which will provide the preconditions for its implementation.

 

 

European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) this week organized the webinar on the topic of quality assurance agenicies conduct in extraordinary situation related to COVID-19 pandemic.

The webinar was introduced by following speakers:

  • Maria Kelo, Director, ENQA
  • Peter Mall, Scientific Advisor, Evalag (Germany)
  • Esther Huertas Hidalgo, Head of Quality Assurance, AQU Catalunya (Spain)
  • Elena Cirlan, Policy & Project Officer, IEP (Switzerland)
  • Alastair Delaney, Director for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, QAA (UK)

 

Head of Quality Assurance and International Cooperation Department Duska Radmanovic was a participant in webinar.

Following the introduction of lockdown measures related to COVID-19, quality assurance agencies are in a search of solutions to deliver site visits. This webinar explored conditions and criteria related to the online implementation of site visits and what challenges EQA is facing in this regard. The webinar also included a presentation of a few case studies from ENQA member agencies.

 

After considering the Work Program of the Higher Education Accreditation Agency of the Republic of Srpska, with the financial plan for 2020, the Government of the Republic of Srpska at its 72nd session held on May 22, 2020 passed a Decision on giving consent to the Work Program of the Higher Education Accreditation Agency of the Republic of Srpska with the financial plan for 2020. 

The session Government also adopted the Work Report and the Financial Report of the Agency for 2019.

 

Representatives of the Higher Education Accreditation Agency of The Republic of Srpska participated in the work of the webinar with the topic "How the Covid-19 has changed our Universities for good". Participants from all over the world were given the opportunity to exchange experiences and opinions on how the corona virus pandemic has affected everyday university life. During the event, participants had the opportunity to hear introductory speeches and various experiences related to distance learning, as well as to detect during the discussion various problems encountered by representatives of the academic community around the world.

Also, on the framework of the mentioned discussion, opinions were exchanged on how the academic community will function in the future, what challenges await us and what are the recommendations regarding the further development of the situation. This webinar is just one in a series of discussions planned on this topic, and in the coming period it is expected that this type of exchange of experiences will continue with the aim of improving the quality of teaching in higher education.

The organizer of the webinar is the European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL).

 

The Steering Committee of ESU’s Quality Assurance Students Experts now opens the call for 60 members for the Quality Assurance Students Experts’ Pool. The call is open to new applicants as well as to current Pool members.

More information about the Pool can be found in this brochure. More information about the call can be found in the Membership Call.

Download the call for students for the ESU Quality Assurance Students Experts’ Pool here.

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