Current practices on external quality assurance of academic recognition among QA agencies

Sánchez Chaparro, Teresa and Edo Ros, Carme and Fernández Labastida, Eva and Goedert, Marie-Jo and Goksoyr, Kirre and Huertas, Esther and Kelo, Maria and Lenehan, Niamh and Llavori de Micheo, Rafael and Valeikiene, Aurelia (2017). Current practices on external quality assurance of academic recognition among QA agencies. Monografía (Technical Report). E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM), Bruselas.

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Title: Current practices on external quality assurance of academic recognition among QA agencies
Author/s:
  • Sánchez Chaparro, Teresa
  • Edo Ros, Carme
  • Fernández Labastida, Eva
  • Goedert, Marie-Jo
  • Goksoyr, Kirre
  • Huertas, Esther
  • Kelo, Maria
  • Lenehan, Niamh
  • Llavori de Micheo, Rafael
  • Valeikiene, Aurelia
Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Date: 2017
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Recognition, quality assurance, ENQA
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería de Organización, Administración de Empresas y Estadística
UPM's Research Group: Organizaciones Sostenibles
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The fair recognition1 of qualifications, periods of study, and prior learning (to which we will refer in this report as “recognition for academic purposes” or “academic recognition”) has been one of the main objectives of the Bologna Process since its creation. The Lisbon Recognition Convention (LRC) sets up some agreed common operating principles that are legally binding for the concerned countries. However, according to the 2015 Bologna Process Implementation Report2, after two decades of existence, implementation of the LRC is still a challenge. In particular, students are still facing major barriers to mobility because of imperfect academic recognition of periods of study, certificates, diplomas, and degrees obtained from another national system or institution. Even though the situation varies between countries (with different legal frameworks and bodies involved), several reports make it evident that academic recognition in European higher education is largely in the hands of higher education institutions. The fact that higher education institutions are autonomous, and the signatory countries have limited capacity to bind them to the principles of the LRC, is identified as a major challenge. With the adaptation to the ESG 2015, it is clear that QA agencies now have responsibility for addressing academic recognition issues in their external quality assurance (EQA) processes. ENQA has taken up the challenge of exploring the current and potential role of QA agencies in improving institutional recognition practices as well as developing suitable strategies to support QA agencies in this task.

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Item ID: 69378
DC Identifier: https://oa.upm.es/69378/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:69378
Official URL: https://www.enqa.eu/wp-content/uploads/Current-practices-on-EQA-of-academic-recognition-among-QA-agencies.pdf
Deposited by: Dr Teresa Sanchez-Chaparro
Deposited on: 02 Jan 2022 13:42
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2022 13:42
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