The Ukrainian National Agency for Higher Education Quality Assurance (NAQA) was launched one year ago (February 2019), it is operational now and has completed about 400 study programs accreditations by March 2020. The Regulation on accreditation of study programs was developed by the NAQA and approved by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine in August 2019.
Now we are in the process of the development of the Regulation on Institutional Accreditation.
According to the Article 25 of the Ukrainian Law “On Higher Education” institutional accreditation gives the right to the higher educational institution (HEI) to make self- accreditation of study programs. However international practice is evidence that institutional accreditation is considered as a kind of license for HEI to operate and normally based on an evaluation if the HEI meets specified minimum standards.
So, we would be grateful if you could share your expertise in the regard of the institutional accreditation and help us to find responses to the following questions:
- How do you understand institutional accreditation in your country?
- Do you know any countries examples where institutional accreditation gives the right to the HEI to make self-accreditation of study program? If yes, please share these examples and standard for institutional accreditation.
- Do you think it is reasonable to introduce any mechanisms which will allow HEIs to make self-accreditation (especially in the countries where the national quality assurance system is developing)?
Your any help and advice are valuable for us and we will highly appreciate if you could send them to us:
Head of the NAQA Serhiy Kvit – firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice-Head of the NAQA Nataliia Stukalo – email@example.com
Serhiy KVIT DSc, Professor
The Head of the National Agency for Higher Education Quality Assurance (Ukraine)