E-TRAIN Dissemination Conference
On 14 and 15 June 2012 ECA and ANECA organised the conference “Designing a European QA Expert: Prêt-à-porter vs Haute couture” in Madrid, Spain.
The conference main aim was to disseminate the results of the ECA project European Training of QA Experts (E-TRAIN). The training programmes for European QA experts and QA staff members were presented. The perspectives and project experiences of the trainers, trained experts and staff members were shared with the audience as well. Also the main stakeholders’ organisations: ENQA, EUA, EURASHE and ESU were invited to present their perspectives on the experts training issues.
The discussion focused on the possible continuation of the E-TRAIN project. The participants agreed that training European QA experts is a natural consequence of the European Higher Education Area. It was also agreed that the training programme needs to be further developed in order to fit the purposes of various types of assessments.
During the conference other project results presented too. One of these results, the ECApedia, which brings together the knowledge for carrying out reviews, can be found here.
Another project outcome is the European Experts Exchange Database, which aims to share European experts among participating agencies so that they can participate in procedures in multiple countries. The experts database was discussed and enthusiastically welcomed by the participants.
The conference programme, presentations and photos can be found here.
For more information on the E-TRAIN project please visit the project page.