The event was attended by Nataliia Stukalo, NAQA Vice Head, Albina Tsiatkovska, the head of the PR and International Cooperation Department, and Marharyta Kiselova, a specialist of the department. During the meeting, participants listened to a report from CEENQA President Franci Demšar and Board members, afterwards they switched to presentations from representatives of member agencies.
Director of the Accreditation Department of the Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance of Higher Education (ARACIS), Simona Lache, gave a presentation on new developments and progress in the Romanian Agency. Among other things, the participants discussed the experience of involving foreign experts, including Ukrainians.
Professor Dinçai Köksal told about the new achievements of the Association for Evaluation and Accreditation of Teacher Education Programmes (EPDAD). The speaker paid special attention to the accreditation information management system, demonstrating work with it for his foreign colleagues.
Salim Razi, representative of the European Network of Academic Integrity, presented the project “Overcoming threats to academic integrity to ensure quality and standards” (FAITH). The project was launched to develop policies, approaches and standards of academic integrity. The issue of using artificial intelligence programmes when writing academic papers was raised. It was, in particular, about the ChatGTP chatbot. Mr. Razi emphasized that opinions about such programmes are quite controversial. Currently, two approaches to eliminating this threat to academic integrity are gaining popularity: banning the use of artificial intelligence in academic works, which is ineffective, according to the speaker, and referring to artificial intelligence programmes as co-authors of the work.
NAQA thanks CEENQA for organizing an international platform for lively discussions, exchange of experience and achievements to ensure the quality of higher education.