Work programme of the Bologna Follow-Up Group 2005-2007
Forum The Legitimacy of Quality Assurance in Higher Education
The Steering Committee for Higher Education and Research (CDESR) of the Council of Europe organised a Forum on "The Legitimacy of Quality Assurance in Higher Education: the Role of Public Authorities and Institutions” that took place in the Headquarters of the Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France on September 19 – 20, 2006.
Council of Europe Forum
This event will marked the 3rd annual Council of Europe Higher Education Forum and looked at the triangle of public responsibility, governance and quality assurance. In particular, it focused on the roles and responsibilities of public authorities and institutions in quality assurance, and considered elements of importance to the legitimacy and acceptance of quality assurance methods and results. In keeping with the Council of Europe’s long-standing activities on the recognition of qualifications, the relationship between recognition and quality assurance was also among the discussions.
The forum gathered some 100 high level policy makers in quality assurance in higher education in Europe, including representatives from public authorities, higher education institutions, student representatives, other organisations/agencies active in quality assurance issues in higher education, in particular the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) as well as the European University Association (EUA).
Conclusions and recommendations
Synopses of speakers
Written contributions of speakers
Examples of practice
Role, responsibilities and means of public authorities and institutions
Ossi V Lindqvist
Jürgen Kohler - Quality Assurance: Role, Responsibilities, and Means of Public Authorities
Andrejs Rauhvargers - Quality assurance and recognition of qualifications
Peter Williams - Implementing the European Standards&Guidelines on Quality Assurance
Norman Sharp - The use of outcomes of quality assurance