Seminar on Internal Quality Assurance Systems

Centralised Support to the Network of Higher Education Reform Experts (HERE)

Technical Assistance Missions (TAM)

Name of Expert

Rafael Llavori

Date of Visit

4 – 7 October 2015

Themes

HERE Seminar on Internal Quality Assurance Systems

Objectives of the visit

To inform about methodologies on internal quality assurance systems in the European Higher Education Areas identifying good practices to be analysed by the Lebanese Higher Education Institutions.

Format of the activity (seminar, training, etc)

Seminar

Brief description of activities conducted

Seminar with a PPT presentation and a debate afterwards and acting as a facilitator in a debate breakout session

Participants targeted 

The number of participants was around 150 approximately. The profiles of the audience were governing, administrative and technical staff of higher education institutions, experts in quality assurance of higher education, representatives of the ministry of higher education, academic staff of higher educations. 

Main ‘take-aways’ from the perspective of the expert

A completely updated view of the experiences on internal quality assurance systems carried out by a number of Lebanese higher education institutions inspired in international models but analysed and implemented according the mission-driven objectives of the institutions.

A deep reflection and a vivid debate on how international standards can be adapted to a very diverse higher education landscape in terms of institutional mission/vision and academic contexts.