National quality assurance system for the period 2007-2012- Preliminary version
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This document presents the new quality assurance system for the review and evaluation of higher education during the coming six-year period, 2007-2012.
This system has been developed in the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education´s evaluation department in consultation with the institutions and agencies concerned. To begin with the background of the new system and the premises on which it is based are presented. This is followed by a survey of how the system is organised, the components of which it will consist and how they are related to each other. Finally there is a brief description of how the system is to be implemented and followed up.
The appendices present the aspects and criteria that will be applied during the evaluations as well as the six-year plans that have been drawn up.
The programme will be supplemented by descriptions of procedures and instructions for assessors and higher education institutions. The programme will also be subject to continual monitoring and review during the six-year period.
We hope that this programme will contribute to the enhancement of the quality of higher education and stimulate active and creative improvement work at all of the higher education institutions.