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Quality Assurance Office

FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, HUMANITIES AND EDUCATION

Quality Assurance Office

 

Prof. Dr. Ekaterine Pipia
Quality Assurance Manager of the Faculty of Education and Humanities

The Work of Quality Assurance Office at IBSU is in accordance with:

Georgian Law on Higher Education (Article 25, par. 4);

Guidelines of National Center for Quality Enhancement of Georgia (NCQE);

Authorization /Accreditation Standards;

IBSU Regulation for Quality Assurance Office;

Other University Regulations and Relevant Legal Documents.

 

The Functions of the Faculty Quality Assurance Office Manager:

Participation in university and faculty Quality Assurance politics, Quality Assurance mechanisms and procedures in the process of elaboration of teaching and research assessment rules;

Cooperation with corresponding offices of Georgian and foreign countries’ higher educational institutions in order to form transparent criteria of quality control and ensure their methodology;

Participation in elaboration of university documents, instructions and rules connected to the educational process, scientific research, implementation of the Bologna process, authorization and accreditation  procedures;

Participation in Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral educational programs’ periodical academic evaluation process, cooperating with Georgian and foreign experts;

Presenting recommendations to educational program coordinators about improvement of Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral educational programs, their technical monitoring and academic examination, cooperating with University Quality Assurance Office;

Participation in processing self-assessment questionnaire results of the academic personnel;

Participation  in  working  out  students’  inquiry  questionnaire, organizing  the inquiry and processing student inquiry results;

Introduction of students’ inquiry results to the academic personnel of the faculty, who were evaluated;

Participation in working out recommendations on the basis of students’ evaluation, monitoring the process  of dealing with problems that exist during the educational process;

Participation in the process of implementing modern methods of teaching and assessment (credits, modules, etc.);

Carrying out consultation and information for faculty’s academic and administrative personnel dealing with Bologna process, working out curricula, important issues connected with authorizationand accreditation;

Maintaining the correspondence of the educational programs with accreditation standards and preparing recommendations for program coordinators about bringing into correspondence the educational programs to program accreditation standards;

Participating  in  the  process  of  monitoring  of  university’s  material-technical equipment – its correspondence with the authorization standards;

Taking part in working out administrative personnel’s performance assessment questionnaire and organizing inquiry and processing inquiry results;

Introduction of office assessment results of the faculties administrative personnel to the faculty administration;

Participation in administrative personnel’s performance assessment results for workingout recommendations on the basis of the analysis;

Participation in preparation procedures of authorization and accreditation self-assessment questionnaires/reports and accompanying documentation;

Participation  in  preparation procedures of educational programs for the Accreditation;

Preparing information placed on the university’s and faculties’ webpage, placing new and timely removing from the webpage outdated information (or transferring it to archives or special webpage section);

Searching systematically for information on the web about the Bologna Process;

Secretariat, European University Association, European Registry of Quality Assurance and its member organizations, international agencies of Quality Assurance and accreditation, lifelong education’s network of European universities, corresponding profile organizations and news;

Participation in the meetings held by the Head of the Quality Assurance Office and dissemination of the decisions and received information  among the faculty’s academic and administrative personnel.