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On March 17, 2021, on behalf of the Agency for Higher Education of the Republic of Srpska, the Head of the Department for Quality Assurance and International Cooperation, Duska Radmanovic, participated in the thematic meeting of the International Network of Agencies for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (INQAAHE) on the occasion of marking the thirtieth anniversary of the global network of quality assurance agencies in higher education. The topic of the meeting were the effects of the work of the network so far, as well as the work of quality assurance agencies on improving standards in the field of higher education. The meeting also discussed the achievements so far in the field of assessment and quality assurance in higher education, as well as future steps in cooperation between agencies and higher education institutions necessary for further improvement of quality in the field of higher education.

Participants had the opportunity to hear introductory speeches by previous presidents of the network, who have been actively working for thirty years to adopt standards necessary to improve quality in higher education, as well as to hear their ideas and suggestions related to this area in the future.

 

The Agency for Higher Education of the Republic of Srpska has prepared a thematic analysis of online teaching in higher education during the extraordinary circumstances.

Since the current epidemiological measures do not recommend gathering a larger number of people, the Agency will present the results of the survey to the representatives of higher education institutions when the conditions for that are met.

In the meantime, the thematic analysis is available on the agency's website https://www.heaars.com/index.php/sr/ins-i-uci-vis-r-br-v-nj-r-publi-srps/tematske-analize.

The analysis included 146 study programs from 14 accredited higher education institutions. The agency prepared two questionnaires, one for academic staff and the other for students aimed at assessing the level of satisfaction with the quality of distance learning of key stakeholders.

 

The Agency for Higher Education of the Republic of Srpska (AHERS) and the Agency for Quality in Higher Education of Catalonia (Agència per a la Qualitat del Sistema Universitari de Catalunya - AQU) held a meeting through the Zoom application on March9, 2021 to discuss positive practices in the field of quality assurance in higher education.

Both agencies presented their history, quality assurance mechanisms and procedures, as well as the context of action within specific education systems.

On that occasion, further cooperation between the two agencies, mutual visits, as well as the signing of a cooperation agreement were agreed upon.

 

At the 26th regular session, held through the Zoom application, the Management Board of the Agency for Higher Education of the Republic of Srpska considered and adopted a number of important documents for the work of the Agency: Rules of Procedure of the Management Board, Report on work of the Agency with financial report for 2020 , the Work Program of the Agency with the financial plan for 2021, the Public Procurement Plan for 2021 and the proposal of the Rulebook on internal organization and systematization of working places in the Agency for Higher Education of the Republic of Srpska.

Session of the Management Board of the Agency was attended by all acting members of the Management Board: prof. Dejan Bokonjić, PhD, prof. Nevenko Vranješ, PhD and prof. Mariana Kapović Solomon, PhD from the academic community, Tamara Simić, representative of economy and practice and Filip Matić, student representative.

 

 

The Agency for Higher Education of the Republic of Srpska (AHERS) and the Association for Evaluation and Accreditation of Teacher Education Programs from Turkey (EPDAD / EPDAD) held on March 5, 2021 the second in a series of meetings within the staff exchange program.

The meeting was held through the Zoom application and was attended by AHERS Director Biljana Vojvodić and EPDAD President Cemil Öztürk and associates.

The history and competencies of the agencies were presented at the meeting, as well as the procedures and mechanisms for accreditation of higher education institutions and study programs.

Both agencies presented accreditation standards that they use as a reference framework for evaluating the level of quality in higher education, and on that occasion it was noticed that the standards are significantly compatible.

During the meeting, a draft memorandum of cooperation between the two agencies was discussed, which enables the continuation of cooperation in different areas.

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