Education quality assurance in the Warsaw University of Technology - prerequisites and activities already undertaken

Bohdan Macukow

Abstract

The last few years have seen intensive time invested in the discussions concerning quality assessment and quality improvement within the Polish university sector. There is limited experience of formalized quality assessment in the higher education sector in Poland, and several pilot projects have been running that represent a first step in establishing a general methodology, rules, procedures and, finally, system. In recent years the Warsaw University of Technology has been involved in some projects, mainly under the Tempus Programme. An essential element of quality assurance and quality assessment is that of benchmarking against international best practice; then our EU partners were visited. Data on existing quality management procedures and tools were collected and compiled, creating the background for future discussions and decisions. This year we started a new project(together with the Technical University of Lodz), devoted to quality issues - and precisely to the introduction of an internal quality education system in our universities. This paper outlines the previous results, but mainly the activities that will be carried out in the next two years to achieve the project's objective - establishment of a university quality assurance unit and introduction of a quality assurance system.
Author Bohdan Macukow (FMIS / DACSCM)
Bohdan Macukow,,
- Department of Applied Computer Science and Computation Methods
Journal seriesEuropean Journal of Engineering Education, ISSN 0304-3797
Issue year2000
Vol25
No1
Pages9-17
ASJC Classification2200 General Engineering; 3304 Education
DOIDOI:10.1080/030437900308607
URL http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/030437900308607
Score (nominal)12
Score sourcejournalList
Publication indicators Scopus Citations = 6; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2009 = 0.844
Citation count*10 (2016-03-04)
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