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  • 20 January 2020

    El Consejero de Economía visita las instalaciones de la Dirección de Evaluación y Acreditación (DEVA) de la Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento

    El Consejero de Economía, Rogelio Velasco, ha visitado en Córdoba las instalaciones de la Dirección de Evaluación y Acreditación (DEVA) , un órgano que, pese a depender de la Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento (AAC) , realiza su labor de evaluación y acreditación universitaria y de la I+D+I andaluza de forma autónoma e independiente.

    Durante el recorrido, Velasco estuvo acompañado por el nuevo director de Evaluación y Acreditación, el catedrático Sebastián Chávez, que ha asumido recientemente el mando de la DEVA. De él destacó su "acreditada solvencia y gran experiencia en el ámbito de la evaluación de la calidad” y el hecho de que su nombramiento responda "al compromiso del nuevo Gobierno de profesionalizar la Administración pública con un organigrama donde primen, por encima de todo, los requisitos de mérito y capacidad”.

    Durante el recorrido le acompañaron también la Secretaria General de Universidades, Investigación y Tecnología de la Junta, Rosa María Ríos Sánchez, y la Directora General de Universidades, María Inmaculada Ramos Tapia, que coincidieron con el Consejero en agradecer al personal de la DEVA su esfuerzo para resolver las últimas convocatorias de ayudas a proyectos de I+D "que acumulaban un importante retraso debido a la ralentización -e incluso parálisis- por parte del Ejecutivo anterior”.

    Velasco quiso reconocer, igualmente, el trabajo realizado por esta Dirección para renovar su homologación con ENQA, la Asociación Europea para el Aseguramiento de la Calidad en la Educación Superior. Esta renovación supone un reconocimiento y respaldo internacional a la DEVA, que es miembro de pleno derecho de ENQA desde el año 2000, y que forma parte de un selecto club de entes evaluadores cuya finalidad es garantizar el cumplimiento de los criterios y estándares para el aseguramiento de la calidad en el marco del Espacio Europeo de Educación Superior (EEES).

    Nuevo Director

    Sebastián Chávez, ahora al frente de la DEVA, es catedrático de Genética en la Universidad de Sevilla (US) e investigador responsable en el Instituto de Biomedicina de Sevilla , donde dirige el Laboratorio de Expresión Génica. Doctor en Biología por la US, Chávez ha realizado estancias posdoctorales en la Philipps Universität de Marburg (Alemania) y en los laboratorios del Imperial Cancer Research Fund (Reino Unido) y ha sido, asimismo, investigador visitante en la Universidad de Colorado en Denver (Estados Unidos).

    Dispone de una considerable experiencia en gestión universitaria y ha ostentado, entre otros cargos, el de vicerrector de la Universidad Internacional de Andalucía (UNIA). Ha desarrollado también de forma continuada tareas de evaluación de investigación y de acreditación académica en varias agencias nacionales e internacionales.
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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 ENQA’s 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. Belén Floriano (Coordinator of the International Relations Area) and Juan Carlos Fernández (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.

    For more information:
    https://enqa.eu/index.php/events/enqa-agency-reviews-seminar-for-recently-reviewed-agencies-2/


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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 DEVA´s staff professionality and commitment as well as the agency´s 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, DEVA´s Director, AAC-DEVA´s 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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