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Within the accreditation procedure of the University "Bijeljina", in the period from December 21 – December 23, 2020, the Commission of Experts visited the University "Bijeljina". The visit of the Commission of Experts to this higher education institution included interviews with teaching staff, students, University and faculty services as well as other stakeholders. Through interviews, review of documentation and a tour of the physical resources of the University, the Commission gained insight into the level of fulfillment of standards and criteria for accreditation, about which a detailed report will be compiled in the coming period.

 

In the period from December 22 – December 23, 2020 the external evaluation of the College of Service Business East Sarajevo-Sokolac and the registered study program Economics and Business was performed. The Commission of Domestic and International Experts for Assessment, Quality review and Accreditation Recommendation spoke with representatives of: higher school management, quality and self-evaluation team, student services, libraries, legal services, accounting, teaching staff and students, alumni associations, labor market , and visited the resources of the higher education institution and gave general recommendations for improving the work in the coming period.

In the next month, the commission of experts will prepare a report on the external evaluation of the higher education institution with a recommendation on the outcome of the external evaluation procedure for the College of Service Business East Sarajevo-Sokolac and the study program Economics and Business.

 

The European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF) was held for the first time this year on the topic "Flexible Education: Implications for Quality Assurance".

The forum was held on November 12 and 13, and the introductory session was attended by more than 400 participants from institutions dealing with higher education, primarily from Europe, but also from the rest of the world.

On the first day of the Forum, several presentations were held regarding the flexible work of higher education institutions in the conditions caused by the Corona virus pandemic, while the second session dealt with issues of internal quality assurance in emergency situations.

The second half of the first day was dedicated to issues related to external quality assurance in emergency situations. The second day of the forum dealt with the issues of how to teach specific skills in the new conditions, as well as the involvement of students in the development of a culture of quality.

The representative of the Agency for Higher Education of the Republic of Srpska at the European Forum for Quality Assurance was the Head of the Department for Quality Assurance and International Cooperation, Duška Radmanović.

 

The initial meeting which started the realization of the project "Education and Employment" financed by the European Union was held on November 18, 2020. year through the Internet platform Zoom (Zoom), and brought together representatives of various institutions  from all levels of education.

The project includes four components related to different aspects of all education systems in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as all relevant education authorities.

The first component of the project "Transition from education to work" aims at strategic career guidance through lifelong learning, and the development of models of cooperation between educational institutions and the labor market, as well as career guidance centers.

 

The Network of Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education of Central and Eastern Europe (Central and Eastern European Network of Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education - CEENQA) held on November 17, 2020 the second in a series of two-month online meetings of representatives of network member agencies dedicated to the work of agencies and higher education institutions during the pandemic.

The presentation of the thematic analysis on the quality of work of higher education institutions during the online semester in the previous academic year at the start  of the pandemic was prepared by the Agency for Higher Education of the Republic of Srpska (AVORS). The thematic analysis was presented by Duška Radmanović, Head of the Department for Quality Assurance and International Cooperation, emphasizing that the sample of teachers and students who filled out the surveys prepared for the purpose of analysis is very high (419 teachers and 552 students). Presenting the analysis, she emphasized that it was determined that the institutions reacted very efficiently when switching to online classes, and that the vast majority of teachers (more than 99%) organized online classes. Radmanović also pointed out the differences in the realization of teaching related to the scientific field to which the study programs belong, and announced the recommendations that the Agency will send to the institutions on the basis of the prepared analysis.

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