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European Quality Assurance Forum 2017
How can quality assurance (QA) ensure transparent and responsible action? The 12th EQAF will explore current developments in research, policy and practice from across Europe that tackle the need for QA to meet the needs of a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.
QA, whether aiming at accountability or enhancement, needs to be carried out in a transparent and responsible manner. This means finding ways of responding to the needs and interests of internal and external stakeholders. The 12th European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF) will explore how this can be done in practice, examining issues such as communication, ethics and the concept of change in QA.
The 2017 EQAF, organised by ENQA, ESU, EUA and EURASHE, will take place on 23-25 November 2017, hosted by the University of Latvia in Riga, Latvia.
Through a mix of plenary and parallel sessions, the Forum, entitled ‘Responsible QA: committing to impact’, will combine practice-oriented or research-based discussions that will take place in the paper sessions and workshops with presentations of current developments in quality assurance. The Forum provides an opportunity for participants to update their knowledge and extend their professional development.
Each year EQAF provides a platform for discussion, professional development and exchange of experiences among the main stakeholders in quality assurance (QA). Specifically, the Forum will be of interest to rectors and vice-rectors responsible for QA, QA officers in higher education institutions, students, QA agency staff and researchers working on higher education or the QA field.
The European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF) provides a platform for discussion, professional development and exchange of experiences among the main stakeholders in quality assurance (QA).