Quality Assurance Office

 

Prof. Dr. Ekaterine Pipia
Quality Assurance Manager of the Faculty of Education and Humanities

The Work of Quality Assurance Office at IBSU is in accordance with:

Georgian Law on Higher Education (Article 25, par. 4);

Guidelines of National Center for Quality Enhancement of Georgia (NCQE);

Authorization /Accreditation Standards;

IBSU Regulation for Quality Assurance Office;

Other University Regulations and Relevant Legal Documents.

 

The Functions of the Faculty Quality Assurance Office Manager:

Participation in university and faculty Quality Assurance politics, Quality Assurance mechanisms and procedures in the process of elaboration of teaching and research assessment rules;

Cooperation with corresponding offices of Georgian and foreign countries’ higher educational institutions in order to form transparent criteria of quality control and ensure their methodology;

Participation in elaboration of university documents, instructions and rules connected to the educational process, scientific research, implementation of the Bologna process, authorization and accreditation  procedures;

Participation in Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral educational programs’ periodical academic evaluation process, cooperating with Georgian and foreign experts;

Presenting recommendations to educational program coordinators about improvement of Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral educational programs, their technical monitoring and academic examination, cooperating with University Quality Assurance Office;

Participation in processing self-assessment questionnaire results of the academic personnel;

Participation  in  working  out  students’  inquiry  questionnaire, organizing  the inquiry and processing student inquiry results;

Introduction of students’ inquiry results to the academic personnel of the faculty, who were evaluated;

Participation in working out recommendations on the basis of students’ evaluation, monitoring the process  of dealing with problems that exist during the educational process;

Participation in the process of implementing modern methods of teaching and assessment (credits, modules, etc.);

Carrying out consultation and information for faculty’s academic and administrative personnel dealing with Bologna process, working out curricula, important issues connected with authorizationand accreditation;

Maintaining the correspondence of the educational programs with accreditation standards and preparing recommendations for program coordinators about bringing into correspondence the educational programs to program accreditation standards;

Participating  in  the  process  of  monitoring  of  university’s  material-technical equipment – its correspondence with the authorization standards;

Taking part in working out administrative personnel’s performance assessment questionnaire and organizing inquiry and processing inquiry results;

Introduction of office assessment results of the faculties administrative personnel to the faculty administration;

Participation in administrative personnel’s performance assessment results for workingout recommendations on the basis of the analysis;

Participation in preparation procedures of authorization and accreditation self-assessment questionnaires/reports and accompanying documentation;

Participation  in  preparation procedures of educational programs for the Accreditation;

Preparing information placed on the university’s and faculties’ webpage, placing new and timely removing from the webpage outdated information (or transferring it to archives or special webpage section);

Searching systematically for information on the web about the Bologna Process;

Secretariat, European University Association, European Registry of Quality Assurance and its member organizations, international agencies of Quality Assurance and accreditation, lifelong education’s network of European universities, corresponding profile organizations and news;

Participation in the meetings held by the Head of the Quality Assurance Office and dissemination of the decisions and received information  among the faculty’s academic and administrative personnel.