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  • 20 November 2019

    Participation of AAC-DEVA in an ERSMUS+ project

    AAC-DEVA participates in the international project STUPS-Student participation without borders funded by the ERASMUS+ program and coordinated by the University of Huelva. The European Students Union (ESU), the University of Evora and the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria also participate in the project.

    The overall objective of the project is to lay the foundations of a European network focused on the development of new practices and genuine solutions to promote student participation. The specific objectives of the project seek to increase and improve knowledge, cooperation, training and awareness of student participation that is an invaluable source of social innovation and is key to establishing efficient governance and a more inclusive system of higher education.

    The duration of the project is 32 months ending in 2022.

    More information at: https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/projects/eplus-project-details/#project/2019-1-ES01-KA203-065945
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  • 17-18 October 2019

    10th ENQA 2019 General Assembly

    The Coordinator of the Area of International Relations has attended the General Assembly of ENQA celebrated on October 17 and 18 in Yeveran (Armenia). The event was organised in cooperation with the National Centre for Professional Education Quality Assurance Foundation (ANQA) of Armenia. Among the main topics that have been discussed are the future of higher education quality assurance and ENQAs role to play in these future developments, the ENQA Strategy 2021-2025 and the thematic poster on various topics presented by some agencies.

    More information about the Assembly can be obtained at https://enqa.eu/index.php/events/10th-enqa-general-assembly-17-18-october-2019-yerevan-armenia/

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  • 1-2 Octubre 2019

    DEVA-AAC participates in the second ENQA Seminar for Recently Reviewed Agencies

    The second ENQA Seminar for Recently Reviewed Agencies has taken place on 1-2 October 2019 in Porto, Portugal, organised by ENQA and hosted by the portuguese Agency for Evaluation and Accreditation of Higher Education (A3ES).

    The seminar has been open by invitation to ENQA member agencies that have recently undergone an external review against the ESG 2015. Beln Floriano (Coordinator of the International Relations Area) and Juan Carlos Fernndez (Techincal support to such area) have represented AAC-DEVA. The seminar has aimed to support development of the agencies by inviting them to share post-review progress and good practices. Participants also have had an opportunity to discuss some of the challenges in meeting the expectations of the ESG 2015 and exchange ideas on how to approach those challenges. Finally, the follow-up report has been discussed and the aims and benefits of a progress visit and how to prepare well for this post-review activity of ENQA Agency Reviews have been presented.

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  • 27 September 2019

    Third reconfirmation of AAC-DEVA's full-membership in ENQA (European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education)

    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).

    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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  • 25-26 April 2019

    AAC-DEVA has participated in the 9th ENQA Members Forum held on25-26 April 2019 in Tallinn, Estonia

    In this Forum, the General Assembly meeting has been held in which the first documents for the ENQAs strategic plan 2021-2025 development (which have been discussed in a specific session) and the European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIEC) have been presented. The admission and reconfirmation of full members and affiliates, the reports on ENQAs finances 2018 and the revision of the ENQA Complain Policy have been approved. In addition, the European Universities Initiative has been presented and reflexions on the landscape of higher education in 2020 and beyond have taken place. Finally, a SWOT analysis of the ENQA Agency Reviews has been carried out and the expectations of quality assurance agencies for the developments of the European High Education Area (EHEA) have been discussed.
    More information about the event and the access to the presentations can be found here https://enqa.eu/index.php/events/9th-annual-enqa-members-forum

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