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29 March 2020

Activity Details (ID# 27631)  

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Title 2nd CoE expert meeting with piloted HEIs 
Description The purpose of the meeting is to have:

- In depth discussion regarding revised self evaluation reports for two piloted HEIs,
- Initiate improvement of prepared self evaluation reports

Partners & participants:
1 CoE experts and 2 HEIs

Status Completed 
Date 21/07/2009 - 22/07/2009 
Location Nis, Serbia
Countries CoE Members: Serbia
  Joint Programme Activity - Serbia-Educ
Joint Programme EC/CoE
JP Serbia-Educ - Strengthening Higher Education Reforms in Serbia    (Logframe)  (Activities)
Project Purpose 1 - 2007/DG4/JP/1741   Serbia-Edu - Strengthening Higher Education reforms in Serbia
Expected Result 1.2 - Quality Assurance and Accreditation • Support provided to NCHE and CAQA in their respective tasks based on the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the EHEA • NCHE and CAQA have established working relations with relevant partner institutions abroad.
Council of Europe Programme of Activities
I – Culture and intercultural dialogue
Line of Action ⇒ V.1 – Education and linguistic diversity: promoting democratic culture
Programme ☆ V.1.2  European dimension of Higher Education: promoting humanistic values and optimising structures
Project 1994/DG4/104 European Higher Education Area: structural reform and qualifications in higher education
Expected Result 6 Stakeholders and authorities in countries that recently joined the Bologna Process benefit from expert advice and targeted assistance in implementing higher education reforms.

Working Method

Organisation of meetings - Conference 
Directorate (Service) Education, Culture and Heritage, Youth and Sport (Directorate of Education - Higher Education and Research Division)
CoE Contact KEATING, Sarah   email
Last Modified 08/12/2009 

Activity Synopsis (ID# 27631) (Hide Synopsis)

Objective(s) After expert reports have been submitted to piloted HEIs only two expressed the wish to further pursue activities aiming at improving / enhancing their quality. Medical Faculty Nis not only requested to meet the expert, but expressed willingness to continue working further on improving their self-evaluation report and undertaking other essential actions. They offered end of July for the meeting with the whole self-evaluation team. Eleven representatives of the Faculty had all day discussion with the expert and during breaks visits of the Faculty’s premises were organized.
Brief meeting with the Dean also chairperson of the self-evaluation team from Nis Law Faculty was held as well and the conclusion is that they will try to prepare improved version until autumn.
Output/Results The whole process was designed as a consultative one between HEI and expert aiming to enhance the quality of the institution by increasing their own capacity to detect weaknesses in the system and to provide adequate solutions. It was agreed to start preparations for the external on-site evaluation visit for the Medical Faculty.

Conclusions/Follow Up Activity will be further pursued as planned, namely external evaluation visit of the team of three experts will be organized. Beside the expert that reviewed the self-evaluation report, two more from the relevant field (medicine) and huge experience in EUA evaluations will join. Before the visit can take place, second improved version of the self-evaluation report needs to be prepared and further commented by the CoE expert. 
Participants Eleven representatives of the Medical faculty Nis; some of them are also members of the self-evaluation team.
Students from the Medical Faculty Nis
Dean and chairperson of the self-evaluation team, Faculty of Law, Nis

Consultants/Experts Mr Bastian Baumann, Secretary General Magna Charta Observatory

CoE Secretariat Ms Silvija Panovic-Djuric, Project manager
Mr Aleksandar Stojanovic, Project assistant
Total No. Participants 18 
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