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  1. IMPROVEMENT & ACCOUNTABILITY QUALITY ASSESSMENT IN DUTCH UNIVERSITIES Ton Vroeijenstijn Association of Universities in the Netherlands VSNU

  2. CHARACTERISTICS ‘DUTCH MODEL’ • Universities responsible for quality and QA • VSNU acts on behalf of the universities • external legitimization by role inspectorate • nation wide • comparative • programme oriented • covers all programmes • cyclical • self evaluation + external assessment • public report • no direct link with funding VSNU

  3. PLAYERS IN THE GAME • Universities and the VSNU • inspectorate • Minister of Education, Culture & Science • parliament • employers • students VSNU

  4. DIVISION OF RESPONSIBILITIESQUALITY ASSESSMENT Inspectorate Minister Meta- evaluation Evaluation follow up VSNU Departments Universities

  5. Purpose of assessment Internal function: Quality assurance • Improvement • bench marking • self regulation External function: Accountability • insight into quality • insight into diversity • hall mark for quality VSNU

  6. BASIC ELEMENTS • self assessment • external review • public report • check on assessment by inspectorate • check on follow up by inspectorate VSNU

  7. Quality indicators 1 • Goals and aims • the program • the organization of the teaching/learning process • final thesis/research assignment • pass rates / dropout • Student counseling and advise VSNU

  8. Quality indicators 2 • Feasibility of the program • Qualifications of the staff • Facilities • external contacts • Internal quality assurance • international dimension • the graduate VSNU

  9. THE PROCESS • Formal announcement • self assessment by the department • site visit expert committee • public report • meta-evaluation by inspectorate • eventually “yellow cards” • check on follow up after 2 years VSNU

  10. THE SELF EVALUATION • is not only descriptive • but analytical and critical • looks for how to solve problems • it is never a PR document VSNU

  11. COMPOSITION OF THE REVIEW COMMITTEE • Experts in the field • labour market • foreigners • educationalist • student VSNU

  12. FUNCTIONS OF THE REVIEW COMMITTEE Consultant • quality improvement • feedback to the faculty • dialogue with the faculty • incentive for internal quality management Accountant/controller • legitimisation internal quality management • accountability VSNU

  13. THE SYSTEM OF EQA IN THE YEAR 2000 • Improvement & accountability • Diversity instead of uniformity • How to make quality more visible? • Accreditation or not? • More flexibility and tailor made assessments • The international dimension of EQA