Workpackage 4

To ensure legitimacy of the developments the new policies and procedures will be put into practice and evaluated against ASIIN&ANQA criteria for good teaching and successful learning, that is system evaluation, which will serve as good-practice standards. The lead partner of the WP is ASIIN.

The HEIs will set up self-evaluation committees to start system and programme level evaluation against ASIIN&ANQA standards. For the purposes each HEIs will pick up an academic programme. A workshop will be held at YSLU to guide self-evaluation teams through ASIIN&ANQA standards; the HEIs will start the self-evaluation.

The external evaluation will be conducted in three directions: (1) strategic management, (2) structural, budget and human resource management (3) operationalization of student-centered approaches in general and student mobility in particular, that is evaluation of selected academic programmes against implementation of selected Bologna tools, e.g. ECTS operationalization. For the evaluation of the first two directions activities will be undertaken at HEI level: regulatory framework, policies and procedures, implementation of the developed policies and procedures and analysis of the impact.

For the evaluation of the 3rd direction each of 11 HEIs will pick up an academic programme and apply the newly developed policies and procedures that refer to student-centered approach and operationalization of ECTS. One Bologna tool to be evaluated is learning outcome implementation that is the new curricula design, with a gap analysis as a result.

Drawing on the evaluation results the policies and procedures promoting student mobility and operationalization of ECTS will be refined and adopted by the Academic Councils and Governing Boards of respective HEIs. One of the outputs will be preparation of the draft recommendations to the MoES on the revision of the legal and regulatory frameworks at national level to ensure smooth implementation of the Bologna action lines.