External Institutional Evaluation

The University participates in the Institutional Review of Higher Education Institutions (HEI) organized by the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education (SKVC).

The real resource assessment carried out by the Research and Higher Education Monitoring and Analysis Centre (MOSTA) is one of two parts in the external assessment of the HEI. MOSTA perform the real resource assessment of HEI and transmit the decision to SKVC. The second part of external assessment—performance evaluation of HEI—is carried out by the SKVC. Both parts of the evaluation are equally important for HEI because they affect the external evaluation of HEI and accreditation.

SKVC assessments are conducted every six years on these operational levels of institution:
1. Strategic management;
2. Academic studies and life-long learning;
3. Research and/or art activities; and
4. Impact on regional and national development.

For the first time, EHU will participate in the Institutional Evaluation Programme (IEP) that is an independent membership service of the European University Association (EUA). Institutional evaluation is scheduled for AY 2013–2014.

Four central questions that HEI must cover are:
1. Norms, values, mission, and goals: What is the institution trying to do?
2. Governance and activities: How is the institution trying to do it?
3. Quality assessment practices: How does the institution know it works?
4. Strategic management and capacity for change: How does the institution change in order to improve?

Important documents:

Co-financed by:European Commission