Project: Internal Quality Assurance at Serbian Universities

Acronym Application year Grant Reference number Duration Scope Project status
SIQAS 2008 491869.0 SM 145677-2008 3 years finalized
Eligibility period start Eligibility period end Extended until Website Facebook
January 15, 2009 January 14, 2012 April 14, 2012 http://www.siqas.ni.ac.rs

Project summary

The IQA and enhancement system at Serbian universities is built with the observance of the autonomy and specific character of the university units, on the basis of their positive experiences in the QA. Excellent experiences and efficient suggestions of EU partners shall be used for the development of the IQA system in the vertical line, from the level of individual HE process participants up to the university level. This shall also assist in a better interconnection among Serbian HE institutions, as well as their integration into the European HE area.

In this respect, a formation of quality centres is planned at each university, with full engagement of students, teachers and administrative staff. At the same time, university information systems shall be improves and transparency shall be achieved.

Objectives

1. Internal Quality Assurance (IQA) framework for Serbian universities adopted at the national level
2. IQA Centers (IQAC) established and adequately equipped at each partner country university
3. Information system for support of IQ evaluations and data analyses established at each university
4. Teaching staff, administrative staff and students fully educated about and actively participating in all the IQA activities
5. Project results disseminated to HE community and interested stakeholders
6. Project sustainability ensured
7. Project quality control provided
8. Project management conducted successfully.

Programme

Programme
TEMPUS PROGRAMME
Subprogramme
Structural Measures-Governance Reform

Subject areas

  • Quality Assurance Mechanisms

Partners

University of Nis, SRB Project coordinator
Vesna Lopicic (Весна Лопичић) Contact person, Miroljub Grozdanovic, Vlastimir Djokic, Slobodan Antic, Dragan Denic, Dragan Antic (Драган Антић), Zoran Nikolic (Зоран Николић), Vera Markovic, and Ivan Milentijevic
University of Belgrade, SRB
Miodrag Lazarevic (Miodrag Lazarević) Contact person, Neda Bokan, Slavko Pesic, Ana Cekerevac, Vladimir Markovic, Ana Jakovljevic, and Igor Miskovic
State University of Novi Pazar, SRB
Irfan Hodzic, Velida Kijevcanin, and Bratislav Miric
University of Arts in Belgrade, SRB
Milos Zatklalik Contact person, Sonja Marinkovic, Jasmina Milovanovic, and Olga Stankovic
University of Kragujevac, SRB
Ruzica Nikolic Contact person, Slobodan Jankovic, Predrag Stancic (Предраг Станчић), Nenad Grujovic (Nenad Grujović), Aleksandar Teodorovic, Zivadin Micic, Olivera Mijatovic, and Slobodan Arsenijevic
University of Novi Sad, SRB
Veljko Malbasa Contact person, Ladislav Novak, Zorana Luzanin (Зорана Лужанин), Dragan Seslija (Драган Шешлија), Mirjana Djuric, Jovan Popovic, and Maja Kondic
National Council for Higher Education of the Republic of Serbia, SRB
Vladislav Stefanovic
Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", BGR
Middlesex University, UK
University of Zilina, SVK

Equipment

University of Nis
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
Laptop IT equipment - notebook computer 13 Rectorate, Junis, Centre for Quality, Centre for international cooperation, Secreteriat
Desktop computer + monitor IT equipment - desktop computer 18 Rectorate, Junis, Centre for Quality, Centre for international cooperation, Secreteriat
Copy machine + cartridge IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 3
Wireless projector + projector stand Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 3 Rectorate
Interactive board IT equipment – smart board 2
Server IT equipment – server 3 Rectorate, Junis
Network switch IT equipment – other 2 Rectorate, Junis
Printer IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 16 Rectorate and faculties
Projector screen Audio, Video and Communication equipment – other 2
Software Software 1
Desktop computer + monitor IT equipment - desktop computer 13
Printer IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1
University of Belgrade
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
Laptop IT equipment - notebook computer 2
Desktop computer IT equipment - desktop computer 1
Copy machine + cartridge IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 2
Projector Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 1
Printer IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1
Infoboard with touch screen IT equipment – smart board 2
Card printer + ribbon + HDP film Office equipment (fax, telephone, white board) 1
UPS device IT equipment – other 1
Printer IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 3
State University of Novi Pazar
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
Laptop IT equipment - notebook computer 2 State University of Novi Pazar - Block A, III floor
Desktop computer with monitor IT equipment - desktop computer 8 State University of Novi Pazar - Block A, III floor
Copy machine IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 State University of Novi Pazar - Block A, III floor
Videoprojector Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 2 State University of Novi Pazar - Block A, III floor
Interactive whiteboard IT equipment – smart board 1 State University of Novi Pazar - Block A, III floor
Server IT equipment – server 1 State University of Novi Pazar - Block A, III floor
Network switch IT equipment – other 1 State University of Novi Pazar - Block A, III floor
Multifunction printer IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 State University of Novi Pazar - Block A, III floor
Projector screen Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 1 State University of Novi Pazar - Block A, III floor
National Council for Higher Education of the Republic of Serbia
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
Laptop IT equipment - notebook computer 1
Desktop computer + monitor IT equipment - desktop computer 1
University of Arts in Belgrade
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
Laptop IT equipment - notebook computer 2 Rectorate
Copy machine + cartridge Office equipment (fax, telephone, white board) 1 Rectorate
Videoprojector Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 1 Rectorate
Interactive board IT equipment – smart board 1 Rectorate
Printer IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 Rectorate
University of Kragujevac
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
Laptop IT equipment - notebook computer 10
Desktop all-in-one computer IT equipment - desktop computer 13
Copy machine IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 3
Videoprojector Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 3
Interactive board IT equipment – smart board 2
Server IT equipment – server 2
Network switch IT equipment – other 2
Printer IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 5
Projector screen Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 5
University of Novi Sad
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
Laptop IT equipment - notebook computer 6
Projector Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 1
Printer IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1
Projector screen Audio, Video and Communication equipment – other 1

Activities

1.1. Workshop I: IQA State of the Art at Serbian Universities - review
1.2. Training Visit I -UM, London, UK
1.3. TV II – US, Sophia, BG
1.4. TV III - UZ, Zilina, SK
1.5. TVs' Reports Writing and Publishing
1.6. Seminar I: Presentation of TVs’results
1.7. IQA Manuals writing and publishing

2.1. Equipment purchasing
2.2. IQACs’ Statutes Proposals Writing
2.3. Adoption of IQACs Statutes
2.4. Publishing of IQACs Statutes

3.1. Software acquiring and adapting
3.2. IQA centers staff trained

4.1. Seminar II: IQA Centers’ Documents, presentation and review
4.2. Seminar III:Students Education in QA
4.3. Seminar IV: Young Teachers training
4.4 Workshop II: Admin. staff training
4.5. Workshop III: Teaching staff training

5.1. Web site creating and maintaining
5.2. Project Documents Publishing
5.3. Final conference

6.1. Results presentation to Nat. Council
6.2. Results presentation to Ministry

7.1. Quality Control Committee Meeting I
7.2. QCC Meeting II
7.3. QCC Meeting III
7.4. QCC Meeting IV

8.1. Consortium meeting I
8.2. Consortium meeting II
8.3. Interim report I writing and submitting
8.4. Consortium meeting III
8.5. Interim report II writing and submitt.
8.6. Consortium meeting IV
8.7. Final report writing and submitting
8.8. TEMPUS project representatives annual meetings I, II and III.

Deliverables

Title Type To
University of Nis: statutory acts and the acts regulating the responsibilities of the University QA Board revised Institutional regulations/strategies/QA procedures
Description
approved by the Senate on 22nd June 2010, the QA Centre is operative, located at the Rectorate, permanently employing two administrative officers.
University of Novi Sad: acts for the creation of the centre drafted, and the revision of the statutory acts carried out Institutional regulations/strategies/QA procedures
Description
internal quality enhancement at the University of Novi Sad is understood as part of the long term programme of internal integration. IQA Centre was formed on 3rd March 2011.
University of Belgrade: statutory acts for the the creation of the centre drafted and the creation of the QA centre initiated Institutional regulations/strategies/QA procedures
Description
The QA centre was formally constituted on 6th July 2010. It is located at 1 Studentski trg, and it is fully funded from the University budget.
University of Arts in Belgrade: existing statutory acts related to the QA Board had analysed Institutional regulations/strategies/QA procedures
Description
an initiative by the Board to revise the QA standards designed by the National Council for the purpose of accreditation, because some of these standards were not adequate for the needs of HE in the arts. New statutory acts have been drafted and the IQA Centre was officially founded on 24th February 2011.
State University of Novi Pazar: statutory acts for the creation of QA Centre were written and approved by the Senate. Institutional regulations/strategies/QA procedures
Description
The new QA Centre was established on 24th April 2010. It is located at the premises of the University with one administrative officer permanently employed.
Internal QA indicators defined manual
Description
Defining IQA indicators was carried out through self-evaluation procedures implemented at five Serbian state universities.

Resources

Resource title Resource type Keywords Authors
Quality assurance system report - Bulgaria Quality Assurance in Higher Education Evaluation, accreditation, education, scientific potential
Abstract
The network of higher education institutions in Bulgaria includes public and private institutions. There are three types of higher education institutions in Bulgaria: universities, equivalent to universities specialized higher education institutions, and higher education colleges. The University is a higher school which among other criteria meets the following requirements: educates on a wide circle of specialities, of professional sectors in at least three of the four basic spheres of the science - humanitarian, natural, social and technical; have academic personnel under basic legal terms of employment which, on each speciality shall carry out not less than half of the auditorium and practical classes, as the persons with academic rank shall lecture for each speciality not less than 70 percent of the lecture courses; educate for the degrees \
Quality assurance system report - Slovakia Quality Assurance in Higher Education Research, project, environment, habilitation
Abstract
The University of Žilina was established on October 1, 1953 as the University of Railway Transport in Prague. In 1959 the institution changed its name to the University of Transport and moved to Žilina. As a result of the increasing role of communications within the curriculum and research orientation of the University, the name was amended to the University of Transport and Communications in 1980. Following wide-ranging changes at the beginning of the nineties, it was renamed again to the University of Žilina. In terms of professional profile, the University is unique in Slovakia as it has a long tradition of providing education in the fields of transport and communications. Furthermore, during the last period of development the University became an educational institution with a broad profile in many areas of science, technology, economics, management, and recently, educational and natural sciences. It originally housed 3 faculties only; at present the University of Žilina consists of seven faculties and nine institutes. Faculties of the University of Žilina:  Faculty of Operation and Economics of Transport and Communications  Faculty of Mechanical Engineering  Faculty of Electrical Engineering  Faculty of Civil Engineering  Faculty of Management Science & Informatics  Faculty of Science  Faculty of Special Engineering  Research Institute of High Montain Biology Institutes, organization and other units and other ofices  Institute of Computer Technologies  Institute of Continuing Education  Institute of Forensic Engineering  Institute of Physical Education  Institute of Competitiveness and Innovations  Aviation Training and Education Centre  National Support Service for eTwinning  Editorial Centre  Institute of information and communication technologies • Industrial liaison office • CETRA - Centre of excellence for transportation research • Slovak centre for productivity • Science and technology park Žilina • CEIT-Central European Institute of Technology • Dormitory, Canteen The University enjoys a very close co-operation with transport, telecommunication and industrial companies as well as public and private institutions across the region and country. Further, the University contributes to the technological and operational development of transport and telecommunication systems, networks and services
Quality assurance system report - UK Quality Assurance in Higher Education Distance education, validation, modules, research
Abstract
Middlesex University has a long and proud history as a provider of high quality education in north London. The origins of Middlesex date back to the opening of St Katherine"s College, Tottenham, London in 1878. Since then Middlesex has grown organically and through merger: in 1973 between Enfield College of Technology, Hendon College of Technology and Hornsey College of Art. 1974 saw the addition of Trent Park College of Education and New College of Speech and Drama, 1994 the London College of Dance, 1995 the North London College of Health Studies and 2005 the opening of the Dubai Campus. Middlesex aims to be a global University. Based in North London, Middlesex recruits widely across the world and works in partnership to deliver outstanding higher education in many countries. Middlesex University is an established UK University based in London with a substantial international presence. The University serves 31,000 students worldwide and has many business and public sector clients. Middlesex is recognised for its commitment to the success of its culturally and internationally diverse students, the quality of its teaching, the promotion of lifelong learning, the excellence of its research and the strength of its partnerships and international activity. Middlesex University is dedicated to being an excellent University committed to: Inspiring its students to achieve ambitious goals through the delivery of outstanding innovative, career-focused courses that result in highly valued qualifications to begin and develop successful professional careers. Developing new knowledge and professional skills through scholarship and research for the benefit of our students, business and public sector organisations and the wider community. The University has transformed itself over the last decade to deliver best practice teaching and state of the art facilities to its students. As a major and highly respected expert in international higher education it has also continued its work to become the international partner of choice and establish non-UK Middlesex campuses. In 2000 the University operated from 7 UK campuses and 2 smaller satellite sites. In 2008 it will deliver teaching on only 4 UK campuses, with the majority of its operations at its premier, development campus at Hendon. Middlesex welcomed students to its first non-UK campus, in Dubai, in 2005 and has significantly expanded its teaching through and with academic partners the world over. Nearly one third of all students studying a Middlesex programme do so without attending a Middlesex UK campus. A phased programme of development has transformed the Hendon campus since the turn of the millennium. The Sheppard Library, the largest building ever erected by the University, opened to wide acclaim from students and professional librarians in 2003. The original 1930s College Building was completely refurbished and a glazed roof added to create an internal quadrangle in 2005. In September 2008 two more major facilities open: the Hatchcroft building comprising specialist laboratories and lecture theatres; and a new Student Centre - The Forum - area which delivers quality meeting, networking and social space. Middlesex University has 4 schools which are hubs of excellence across a related range of subject areas: - The School of Arts and Education, - The Business School, - The School of Engineering and Information Scineces,
Book of Rules of the Center for Quality Assurance Quality Assurance in Higher Education Distance education, validation, modules, research University of Niš
Abstract
BOOK OF RULES OF THE CENTER FOR QUALITY ASSURANCE Article 1 This Book of Rules regulates the internal organization and activities of the University Center for Quality Assurance (hereinafter referred to as the University Center). Article 2 The University Center is the organizational unit of the University of Niš (hereinafter referred to as the University) and, together with the quality assurance boards at the faculties constituting the University, makes the university system for quality assurance. Article 3 Within the scope of its activities, the University Center defines the strategy and policy of quality monitoring, assuring, improving and developing and carries out administrative and organizational tasks related to self-evaluation and enhancement of the quality of study programs, teaching process and working conditions of the University and constituent higher education units. Article 4 The University Center performs its activities through: 1. Development of a uniform system of quality assurance and improvement within the University of Niš, 2. Definition of standards, criteria and indicators of quality, 3. Development of procedures for evaluation, self-evaluation and investigation of the quality of education, scientific research and professional work, 4. Initiating, coordinating and organizing the quality management and improvement in all areas of work and activities of the University and its constituent Faculties, 5. Planning and preparation of activities related to quality monitoring and control at the University, according to the annual work plan, 6. Implementation of the process of self-evaluation at the University, 7. Gathering of information about the quality of all the system users, 8. Investigation of the causes of inefficient and prolonged studying, 9. Development of quality assurance mechanisms, 10.Supervision over the students' evaluating of the quality of studies, 11.Promoting international cooperation and scientific competitiveness, 12.Encouraging professional development of teaching and administrative staff.
Indikatori kvaliteta u visokom obrazovanju Quality Assurance in Higher Education kvalitet, kultura kvaliteta, indikator, indikatori Prof. Zorana Luzanan
Osiguranje kvaliteta u Evropskom prostoru visokog obrazovanja i u Republici Srbiji Paper Kvalitet, Quality Assurance, Internal Quality assurance Prof. Dusica Pavlovic
Uputstva i smernice za samovrednovanje Quality Assurance in Higher Education Samovrednovanje, kvalitet, osiguranje kvaliteta, obezbedjivanje kvaliteta Prof. Dusica Pavlovic
Sta je SWOT analiza i kako se primenjuje Paper SWOT, analiza, kvalitet, obezbedjivanje kvaliteta Prof. Ruzica Nikolic
Ishodi ucenja Quality Assurance in Higher Education Ishodi ucenja, rezultati ucenja, kvalitet, obezbedjenje kvaliteta, analiza, evaluacija, Blumova taksonomija Prof. Gorana Djoric
Izazovi samovrednovanja na dva univerziteta Quality Assurance in Higher Education Osiguranje kvaliteta, Samovrednovanje, Kvaliteta Prof. Zoran Nikolic
Samovrednovanje fakulteta na Univerzitetu u Beogradu Quality Assurance in Higher Education samovrednovanje, fakulteti, Beograd, kvalitet Prof. Miodrag Lazarevic
Organizacija sistema unapredjenja kvaliteta na fakultetima Univerziteta u Nisu Quality Assurance in Higher Education kvalitet, fakulteti, Nis, obezbedjenje kvaliteta, samovrednovanje Prof. Ivana Stojanovic
OBEZBEĐIVANJE KVALITETA NA UNIVERZITETU U KRAGUJEVCU Quality Assurance in Higher Education obezbedjenje kvaliteta, kvalitet, Kragujevac, samovrednovanje Prof. Slobodan Jankovic
SAMOVREDNOVANJE VISOKOSKOLSKIH USTANOVA PUTEM ANKETE - ISKUSTVO UNIVERZITETA UMETNOSTI U BEOGRADU Quality Assurance in Higher Education anketa, kvalitet, samovrednovanje Prof. Milos Zatkalik
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