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Elements of Internal Quality Assurance at Polish Universities

Agnieszka Piasecka
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Agnieszka Piasecka: Maria Curie Sklodowska University, Poland

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Abstract: Higher education is changing constantly. Signing of Bologna Declaration in 1999 caused intensification of actions related to quality assurance at universities. Quality assurance can be external or internal. The article presents elements of internal quality assurance in higher education. European standards for internal quality assurance include: policy and procedures for quality assurance, also a strategy for the continuous enhancement of quality, approval, monitoring and periodic review of programmes and awards, assessment of students according to approved criteria, quality assurance of teaching staff, learning resources and student support, information systems to collect, analyse and use relevant information for the effective management of programmes of studies, providing public information about the programmes of studies. The article presents the outcome of research conducted at 79 polish institutions of higher and university education regarding the elements of internal quality assurance.

Keywords: internal quality assurance; higher education; European standards for quality assurance (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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