Academic quality assurance at the EUASC Committee is enforced by the Academic Quality Assurance Board, according to the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area, established by the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education in 2005 at Helsinki, Finland.
Basically, the Academic Quality Assurance Board’s work focuses on providing and permanently updating policy, methodology, and procedures to count on a proper normative framework within which tuition institutions’ performance and studies programmes’ design and development can become certified and/or validated by correspondent Boards at the Committee.
As cases analysis are permanently conducted on tuition institutions and studies programmes all over the world, a wide range of processes to be taken into consideration by the Academic Quality Assurance Board may include a number of unexpected different situations, which would not necessarily arise if this work should be performed only within the EU area.
Therefore, AQA Board must run permanent revision on a number of specific details on the normative framework to keep this “tool” in the best possible conditions, as creating, classifying, evaluating and qualifying different local indicators to match with EU Standards.
AQA Board performs its work through three Panels:
The European Higher Education Specialists’ Bodies Panel, which integrates the work of one representative from the EU-Education and Training on Higher Education, one representative from the EU-Education and Training on Adults Training, a representative form the IFTD of the UK, and a representative from Högskolevernet from Sweden;
The Partner Institutions for Higher Education Panel, which integrates the work of one representative from the European Business School (Cambridge, UK), one representative from The International Management Institute of Brussels, Belgium, one representative from the European Business School of Singapore, and one representative from the Oxford Association of Management; and
The School of Doctoral Studies (European Union) Intercollegiate Panel, which integrates the work of one representative from the Business Management and Economics Department, one representative from the Engineering and Technology Department, one representative from the Science Department and one representative from the Social Science Department.
Dr. Katherinna Kurlenko
is currently President of the AQA Board, an internationally recognised scientist with many years working on education development programmes coordination around the world.