Academic and administrative staff at higher education institutions, esp. staff of quality assurance departments, programme managers and coordinators, staff at international offices
The workshop will provide an introduction to central standards of quality underlying the European Bologna Reform Process. The applicability of these standards and ideas to the Egyptian higher education system shall be discussed with the participants.
In this context we will also explore the significance of internal and external quality assurance for universities wishing to extend their network of partners and to attract more foreign students.
The second part of the workshop will shift the focus from standards to procedures and instruments of (internal) quality assurance in teaching and learning. Participants will be provided with best practice examples from German universities and will discuss possible tools, quality indicators and other central elements and principles of quality assurance in teaching and learning.
Finally, typical external quality assurance procedures (international accreditation, audits etc.) shall be briefly introduced.
Participants acquire basic knowledge of European quality standards in higher education. They gain a deeper understanding of the role quality assurance plays in forging cooperative relationships with European universities. They get to know a set of quality assurance tools which they may apply in their own daily work. They become familiar with the principles of cross-border quality assurance procedures based on the ESG and understand their inherent benefits.
Anja Grube works as a project officer for the Central Evaluation and Accreditation Agency (ZEvA) in Hanover, Germany. She coordinates accreditation procedures and audits in Germany and abroad and has frequently acted as a speaker and trainer at DAAD workshops and seminars. She holds a Master’s degree in English language and literature from the University of Osnabrück, Germany and spent a year as a DAADexchange student at University College Cork, Ireland.