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DEVA reviewed positively by ENQA. 2019

The Board of ENQA, at its meeting of September 19, 2019, agreed to reconfirm the Andalusian Knowledge Agency-Direction for Evaluation and Accreditation (AAC-DEVA) full-membership of ENQA, taking into account the external review conducted by the independent experts panel appointed by ENQA for this purpose. In this evaluation, the panel underlined DEVAs staff professionality and commitment as well as the agencys fundamental role concerning the Andalusian University System continuous improvement.

The external review process to reconfirm the AAC-DEVA membership in ENQA started in December 2018 with the provision of the self-assessment report, which includes detailed information on the agency compliance with the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG 2015), a SWOT analysis and a proposal for areas for improvement. In April, from 2 to 5, 2019, the experts panel site visit to DEVA took place. During this visit the panel conducted interviews with the presidency of the Andalusian Knowledge Agency, members of the Governing Board, the Technical Committe for Evaluation and Accreditation, DEVAs Director, AAC-DEVAs technical and administration staff, national and international evaluators, students, Andalusian Universities Rectors and Quality Assurance representatives, academic and professional students counselling services officers and entrepreneurs. This review process culminates with the external review report and the decision issued by the Board of ENQA concerning the AAC-DEVA's application.

This reconfirmation of membership of AAC-DEVA in ENQA will allow to apply for the renewal of AAC-DEVA inclusion within the European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education (EQAR).

DEVA reviewed positively by ENQA. 2014

The Evaluation and Accreditation Unit (DEVA) of the Andalusian Agency of Knowledge (AAC) renews its presence as full member in ENQA.

For the second time DEVA has passed successfully the external review conducted by ENQA. The review, conducted by a panel of five experts designated by ENQA, acknowledges that DEVA abides by the principles of transparency, independence and efficiency.

On September 26, 2014, the ENQA Board officially communicated to DEVA its renewal of full membership. The review panel met in Cordoba in March, 19th and 20th, 2013. For two days twenty meetings were held with representatives from the Regional Council of Innovation, Science and Business, Andalusian Universities and AAC staff.

AGAE (now DEVA) reviewed positively by ENQA. 2009

On April 6, 2009, the Governing Board of ENQA made public to the Direction of the Andalusian University Evaluation and Accreditation Agency the positive outcome of the evaluation carried out by the external Experts Committee appointed by the European Agency for that purpose. The positive evaluation carried out by ENQA ensures the continuity of the Agency as member of this institution for the next five years. The recognition received strengthens the guarantee of quality of the services rendered by the AGAE to the agents of the Andalusian University System.

ENQA AGENCY REVIEWS

Further information on this process and the review reports are available on ENQA website at: https://enqa.eu/index.php/reviews/enqa-agency-reviews/

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