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QA@PHEP: Study visit conducted at the University College Cork

Cork, Ireland. In the frame of TEMPUS project: “Supporting and Developing the Structures for the Quality Assurance at the Private Higher Education Institutions”, a study visit took place at the University College Cork, in Ireland during April 9th – 14th, 2011.

The study visit comprised of a delegation of 13 people (QA officers, management representatives of the Kosovar PHEP, as well as representatives from WUS Austria.

The Objectives of the study visit were to get familiar with:

  • Quality Procedures in UCC including discussion of Quality Promotion Committee and support for Quality Reviews.

  • Presentation of the University Governance

  • Employability of Graduates and Services Offered to Students, in addition to the student recruitment and services

  • Integrating Research, Teaching and Learning – the Institutional and National Agenda

  • Overview - Strategic Planning and Institutional Research

  • Research at University College Cork

  • Quality Assurance/validation of new and existing academic programs

  • Lifelong Learning and Adult & Continuing Education

  • The role of students in higher education institutions: participation in university committees

  • Information systems and data warehouse at UCC

The aim of the project is to introduce and enhance Quality Assurance (aspects and standards in quality) in the higher education system in Kosovo in accordance with the goals of the Strategy for the Development of Higher Education in Kosovo (2005-2015). Furthermore, the goal of the project is to establish and strengthen the quality assurance at the ten Kosovar private higher education providers (PHEP).