The 7th international Expert Training, held in Prague from 9-11 April proved to be very successful. 15 Participants were trained as experts and will be added to the EQ-Arts register. EQ-Arts would like to thank AMU for hosting the training and warmly welcoming the group to their Academy.

Participants comments:

“The simulation set-up was very well thought through and extremely helpful”

“The training was carried out in a very enjoyable manner”

“I felt that this training session provided a very realistic experience”

“Great and enjoyable experience, groups were well formed”

“A good training opportunity, particularly due to its participatory nature”

 

In 2017 EQ-Arts will perform a joint audit at The University of Art and Design Linz.
In this co-operation AQ Austria provides its specific competences in the area of national and international quality assurance procedures and consulting.
EQ-Arts provides its specific knowledge of the arts higher education sector and its competences in the area of a arts-specific quality enhancement and review.

EQ-Arts was selected to present a thematic session during the 14th ELIA Biennial Conference Turn Mirrors into Windows in Florence. The session Taking Ownership of Quality Assurance will be held on Friday 2 December from 16.00-17.00 and is open to all delegates.

Quality assurance and the enhancement of the student learning experience are key concerns for the higher education sector across Europe and beyond.
The implementation and development of Quality Assurance systems and processes often take insufficient account of the specific contexts (regional, national, subject disciplines, etc.) in which higher education is delivered.
Higher Education institutions need to take full ownership of their quality assurance and enhancement processes to ensure that they are truly fit-for-purpose and are fully transparent to both staff and students, and are in tune with both institutional mission and their unique social and cultural contexts.