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European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) on May 11 2020 organized webinar within which the outcomes of the Trust-based Authentication and Authorship e-assessment analysis (TeSLA) project were presented.

Representative of Higher Education Accreditation Agency of Republic of Srpska was Duska Radmanovic, Head of Quality assurance and International Cooperation Department.

Ana Guerrero Roldán, coordinator of the TeSLA project (Oberta University of Catalunya) and Esther Huertas (AQU Catalunya, Spain), presented respectively an overview of the TeSLA project and one of the outcomes developed by the QA organisations (among which ENQA): the Framework for the Quality Assurance of e-Assessment.

Special mention was made of the trust-based electronic evaluation system developed within the project, as well as the building and enhancement of trust in distance learning.

 

Participants also had the opportunity to contribute to the discussion and ask questions.

 

Due to measures to limit the gathering regarding the pandemic caused by the Coronavirus, the European Association for Quality Assurance in Education (ENQA) canceled the annual assembly in Istanbul and it was held online on April 29 from 2 pm to 5 pm.

On behalf of the Higher Education Accreditation Agency of Republika Srpska, the Assembly was attended by Duska Radmanovic, Head of the Department for Quality Assurance and International Cooperation.

The membership of the Agencies in ENQA was discussed at the Annual General Assembly together with the ways of deciding on membership admission, as well as financial issues that were discussed in particular.

A significant part of the discussion dealt with the challenges of working and operating for Agencies and Associations during the pandemic.

The Assembly also discussed the changes to the Statute of the ENQA, the Strategic Plan of the ENQA 2021-2025, how to monitor the external evaluation process of Agencies, and the appointment of a new member of the Appeals and Complaints Committee.

Director of the Higher Education Accreditation Agency of the Republic of Srpska, Biljana Vojvodic, PhD, attended the opening ceremony of the 15th International Education Fair "Putokazi" on the 4th of March 2020, which was held this year as part of the Book Fair and International Art Exhibition "Art Expo" in Novi Sad.

The Education Fair aims to promote education for all ages and the affirmation of lifelong learning, and presents an overall picture of the educational profiles of secondary and higher education.

About 150 exhibitors from 13 countries and more than 70 educational institutions from Serbia, Republika Srpska, Croatia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Italy, France and Canada participated in the fair.

 

 

 

Given the current situation regarding the spread of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and  COVID-19 desease in Republika Srpska, the Agency will organize the work and scheduling of employees in accordance with the measures of the Government of Republika Srpska. There will be no reception of the parties at the Agency's premises until further notice, and interested parties may receive all necessary information by telephone or email from the Agency.

We also inform all higher education institutions that are obliged to submit an application for accreditation during this period, that the deadline for submission of applications is extended by two months.

The Steering Board considered and adopted a number of important documents for the Agency's work, namely: The Agency's Work Report with the Financial Statement for 2019, the Work plan of the Agency with the Financial Plan for 2020, the Public Procurement Report for 2019 and the Plan of public procurement for 2020.

The members of the Steering Board were also informed of current developments in the process of accreditation of higher education institutions and of the Law on Quality Assurance.

Dragomir Jovicic, PhD, acting Member - Representative of the founder, was elected as Chairman of the Steering Board of the Agency.

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