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Assessment of education quality

SERVICE DESCRIPTION

OBJECTIVES AND PRINCIPLES OF WORK

MAIN DOCUMENTS

INSTITUTIONAL LEVEL OF EDUCATION QUALITY ASSESSMENT

PROGRAM LEVEL OF EDUCATION QUALITY ASSESSMENT (professional-public accreditation of education programs)

REGISTER OF EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS, which successfully passed education quality assessment at institutional level

REGISTER OF EDUCATION PROGRAMS, which successfully passed professional-public accreditation

BENEFITS FROM THE SERVICE FROM EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

ADVANTAGES OF COOPERATION WITH RUSSIAN REGISTER

PARTNERS

REPORTS AND WORK PLANS


APPLICATION FORM


SERVICE DESCRIPTION

The importance of professional education sector for any country’s economy is very high. Development of trade and economic, investment and scientific and engineering potential of a country is impossible without the main resource – highly professional staff. In this regard one of the key areas of Russian Register activity is independent assessment of education quality assurance, conducted in conformity to the legislation of the Russian Federation and taking into account international experience.

Many higher education institutions and secondary professional education institutions of the country have longstanding history; culture, evolving within decades; traditions and education technologies, currently allowing them to offer labor market graduates, whose competence exceeds that of foreign experts. Modern tendencies of education and labor market development impose requirements for increase of quality and availability of professional education on educational organizations. In conditions of the increase of control level and requirements for educational organizations from the government, labor market and the customers and demographic decrease, the organizations in education sector have to continually prove their advantages.

The RF legislation in respect of education predetermines tendencies in education quality assessment – professional-public accreditation of education programs and public accreditation of educational organizations.

Agency for education quality assessment operates on the basis of Russian Register which offers services on assessment of education quality conformity to the requirements of international management system standards, European standards and guidelines on education quality assurance ENQA, legislative requirements in respect of education quality assurance, both at institutional and programme levels.

Russian Register offers educational organizations services in respect of independent education quality expertise:

• certification of quality management system conformity to the requirements of ISO 9001 (put a link to the section “Standards/ISO 9001” with international accreditation of RvA, a member of the International Accreditation Forum IAF, an International network of certification bodies IQNet,

• professional-public accreditation of education programs  in conformity to the requirements of art. 96 FL-273 “On education in the Russian Federation”,

• independent education quality expertise  in conformity to the requirements of Certification Association “Russian Register” standard, comparable with European standard on education quality assurance ENQA requirements of ISO 9001 international standard national and international professional standards, employers’ and customers’ associations,

• conformity assessment of information security, IT service information security management systems, required in conduction of scientific and research works and works quality assessment,

• certification of integrated management system for compliance with the requirements of 2 and more standards, including ENQA, professional standards,

• certification of personnel (qualifications),

• integration of the abovementioned procedures – opportunity to receive a complex service, including with the use of transfer procedure,

• training of educational organizations’ employees.

Owing to the fact that ISO 9001 requirements for quality management systems are correlated with the requirements of European standards and guidelines on education quality internal assurance ENQA, Russian Register can conduct combined education quality assessment.

Combined quality management system certification and professional-public accreditation of education programs in Russian Register will allow educational organizations to reduce expenses (human, time, financial) on conduction of expertise and receive the following documents:

• Certificate of quality management system conformity to the requirements of ISO 9001;

• Certificate on professional-public accreditation of the applied main professional educational programs. 


OBJETIVES AND PRINCIPLES OF WORK

In our work on education quality assessment we are guided by generally recognized objectives and principles, worded by professionals community, and quality assurance principles in European education space.

You can find more detailed information on the Russian Register main objectives and principles in respect of education quality assessment here.


MAIN DOCUMENTS

Rules for professional public accreditation.

Form of the report of the educational organization on the self-examination of the educational program

Provision for accreditation board

Experts involved in the Independent education quality assessment program



INSTITUTIONAL LEVEL OF EDUCATION QUALITY ASSESSMENT

Assessment of education quality at the institutional level by Russian Register implies:

- independent expert assessment of education quality in accordance with the requirements of Certification association “Russian Register” standard which correspond to the European standards for quality assurance in education ENQA , requirements of the international standard ISO 9001 

- certification of qua;ity management system conformity to the requirements of ISO 9001  with international accreditation of RvA, a member of the International Accreditation Forum IAF, International certification body network IQNet,

- certification of management system conformity to the requirements of various international standards  ification of an integrated management system for conformity to the requirements of 2 and more standards, including ENQA standards and recommendations,

Assessment criteria

- Criteria for assessment of conformity to management system standards are reflected in the requirements of relevant standards

- Criteria for assessment of conformity to the requirements for internal systems of education quality assurance are reflected in ENQA standards and requirements, part 1.

- Criteria for expert assessment of education quality (systems of education quality assurance) are reflected in the requirements of Certification association “Russian Register” standard which correspond to the European standards for quality assurance in education ENQA, requirements of the international standard ISO 9001, national requirements for systems of education quality assurance, and provide for assessment of maturity level of an education quality assurance system. Read more

PROGRAM LEVEL OF EDUCATION QUALITY ASSESSMENT

On the program level, education quality assessment in Russian Register provides for an accreditation expert assessment of education programmes for the purpose of the professional public accreditation in accordance with the requirements of Federal Law 96 ФЗ-273 “On education in the Russian Federation”.

Assessment criteria

Criteria for assessment of education programmes are reflected in the requirements of Certification association “Russian Register” standard which correspond to the European standards for quality assurance in education ENQA, requirements of the international standard ISO 9001, national requirements for quality of educational programmes, and provide for assessment of maturity level of an education programme. Read more

REGISTRAR OF EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS successfully assessed for quality of education on the institutional level

Russian Register has many-year experience in activity on assessment of education quality on the institutional level, i.e. assessment of internal quality management systems of educational institutions.

RR Registrar of certified organizations includes over 250 records on educational and scientific organizations of Russian and CIS countries, among which: National University of Science and Technology “MISIS”, St. Petersburg State Transport University, St. Petersburg State Electrotechnical University LETI, Southern Federal University, South-West State University, Kursk State Medical University, Ogarev Mordovia State University etc.

Register of certificates IAQE

 REGISTRAR OF EDUCATION PROGRAMMES which successfully passed professional public accreditation

The registrar of educational institutions which passed professional public accreditation of education programmes includes over 50 education programmes, in particular Kursk State Medical University, Ogarev Mordovia State University, Vologda State University.

Information about accredited education programs

BENEFITS FROM THE SERVICE FOR EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

· Improved image of educational organizations on the market of education and scientific research services.

· Improved competitiveness of educational organizations and main operated educational programmes on the market of educational services

· Stronger assurance of quality and improved quality of education results.

· Acknowledgement of conformity of graduates’ training level and conditions for implementation of education programmes to modern demands of the labor market by the professional community and employers

· Use of independent education quality expert assessment results when undergoing the procedure of state accreditation, and accreditation procedures in other agencies.

· Development of competencies in the scope of education quality assurance among employees of education organizations.

ADVANTAGES OF COOPERATION WITH RUSSIAN REGISTER

· Many-year experience of activity on assessment of internal quality management systems of education organizations. RR Registrar of certified organizations includes over 250 records on educational and scientific organizations of Russian and CIS countries, among which: National University of Science and Technology “MISIS”, St. Petersburg State Transport University, St. Petersburg State Electrotechnical University LETI, Southern Federal University, South-West State University etc.

· Russian Register is included into the Register of accrediting organizations and organizations providing accreditation expert assessment of education programs for the purposes of professional public accreditation. The Register is developed within the frameworks of automated information system “Monitoring of professional public accreditation”, created by order of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation to ensure efficient information support of provision of education programs’ professional public accreditation, implemented in the Russian Federation. Read more

· Russian Register is the full member of INQAAHE – International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education and APQN – Asia Pacific Quality Network –– and has an affiliated status in European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) global associations actively addressing theoretical and practical solutions in the scope of assurance of higher education quality.

·Russian Register was included into the APQR  – Register of Agencies of the Asia-Pacific Quality Network (APQN). Register of Agencies APQR was established by the Asia-Pacific Quality Network (APQN) and is a register of external quality assurance agencies that demonstrate that their activity conforms to a certain thresholds of maturity according to the APQR criteria, which is confirmed by an independent external expert assessment of agencies.

·Russian Register has bilateral agreements with the Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating of Kazakhstan (IAAR), German Agency FIBAA (Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation), Croatian Agency for Science and Higher Education (ASHE), which are full members of the ENQA, and with the Open University of Switzerland (ABMS), which is accredited by foreign organizations that have an affiliated status in the ENQA.

· Authority from the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs in the scope of assessment of education quality.

· Opportunity to receive a complex service through combination of procedures on independent expert assessment of education quality, what allows educational organizations to cut expenses (personnel, time, finance) on expert assessment.

· The only certification body (among national and foreign bodies) on the Russian market which offers a unique set of international, national and sectorial accreditations and notifications, and ensures full recognition to its clients both in Russia and worldwide. Currently clients of Russian Register are more than 4000 organizations located in Russia, CIS, Baltic and far abroad countries.

· Independence and objectivity of Russian Register, as well as competence of its personnel are confirmed by multiple national and foreign accreditations and recognitions, positive practice of long-term activity. Over 100 experts on education quality assessment and professional public accreditation of educational programmes were trained based on Russian Register.

· A wide network of officially registered representative offices of Russian Register allows minimization of educational organizations’ expenses on travelling of experts, immediate settlement of work issues, provision with methodical and information support, attracting of qualified auditors from the nearest branch or representative office located not only in Russia and CIS countries, but also abroad.

· Certification Association “Russian Register” cooperates with All-Russian industrial association of employers “Soyuzmash of Russia” and “Zheldortrans” in respect of professional and public accreditation of educational programs.

PARTNERS

Partners on a national level:

- all-Russian industrial association of employers in railroad transport “Zheldortrans”

- all-Russian industrial association of employers “SoyuzMash of Russia

- regional association of employers “Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of the Leningrad region”

- Association of culinary experts and restaurant owners of the Sverdlovsk region

- regional association of employers “Union of employers of the Rostov region”

- Union “Volgograd Chamber of Commerce and Industry”

- Kronshtadt Chamber of Commerce and Industry

- all-Russian social organization “Russian medical association”

- all-Russian social organization “For high quality education”

- FSBEI of Higher Education “Kutafin Moscow State Law University”

- FSAEI of Higher Education “St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics”

- АНОО of Higher Education “Interregional institute of economics and law EurAsEC”

Partners on an international level:

- International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE)

- Asia-Pacific Quality Network (APQN)

- European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA)

- Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating, Kazakhstan (IAAR)

- German Agency - Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation FIBAA

- Croatian Agency for Science and Higher Education (ASHE)

- Open University of Switzerland (ABMS)

  REPORTS AND WORK PLAN

Report for 2016 and plan for 2017
Report for 2015 and plan for 2016
Report for 2014 and plan for 2015

Information about results of the implementation of the POA OPOP in Russian universities AS "Russian Register" in 2016.

Information about results of the PAO OPOP in colleges of the Russian Federation AS "Russian Register" in 2016.

 APPLICATION FORM

Application of Educational organizations for provision of relevant services (activities) (sent directly to Russian Register)

Information about accreditation education programs

Contact person:

Aleksandra Zvezdova

Manager of the project on professional public accreditation of education programmes

Contact phone: +7 812 670-9001


E-mail: zvezdova@rusregister.ru

Evgenia Korneva
Coordinator of the independent education quality assessment programme, head of the “Russian Register – Baltic Inspectorate” Ltd. representative office in Moscow
Contact phone: +7-909-156-43-11

E-mail: ekorneva@inbox.ru, korneva@rusregister.ru