In order to maintain the momentum generated by the HAQAA Training Course, and provide its ‘graduates’ with a means to continue the work defined in their PAPs and as HAQAA ambassadors, a follow-up workshop was organized on 24-25 April, 2018 in Cairo, hosted by NAQAAE, the National Quality Assurance and Accreditation Council of Egypt, which organized its annual conference immediately prior.
The main objective of this workshop was:
- to strengthen the network of African quality assurance actors and share a common understanding of ASG-QA and other tools that are under development for the PAQAF.
The workshop was attended by 40 representatives from five different regions of Africa and four linguistic groups from the African Union. As in the previous Training Course, the working languages were French and English.
The workshop was dedicated to:
- the detailed study of ASG-QA, which was just being finalized at that time, and a debate on its implementation at the national (and regional) level, especially when it comes to parts B and C, which apply to quality assurance agencies.
- Information and debate on the proposed QA Agency review methodology, that HAQAA is piloting in the second half of 2018.
- Revising the Personal Action Plans (PAPs) of the Training Course, as to how far different systems have come in the past year, and discussing follow-up steps.
- Learning about a forthcoming proposal for an African Credit Transfer System, one action line of PAQAF
Participants and also brainstormed concrete actions for maintaining the HAQAA/PAQAF network going forward. The participants volunteered to continue to support continental harmonisation actions in the future, whether through promoting the ASG-QA or taking part in QA agency review panels in regions different from their own.
Training course material – Follow up Workshop
- Introduction: HAQAA Training Course: Follow up workshop Cairo, Egypt
- Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in Higher Education in Africa (ASG-QA)
- Perspectives from the East African Community on Harmonization of Higher Education Practices. Dr. Pamela Tibihikirra-Kalyegira
- The ESG in Practice in national QA agencies in Europe. QualityAssurance ESG 2015 AND BEYOND. Eva Ferreira (board of ENQA, chief director of Unibasq)
- UNIBASQ Video Presentation
- The ESG in Practice: Case Study FIBAA. Professor Dr. Kerstin Fink, Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation
- Session 6: Opportunities for Networking among Alumni of the HAQAA Training Course. World Café Exercise. Marc Wilde, DAAD
- Key Statements of the Anglophone Group
- Session 6: Resultats francophones
- African QA Ambassadors. Dr. Amany El Sharif, NAQAAE
- State of Play: Regional Quality Assurance in Southern Africa (SADC). Overview of findings. Prepared by Neil Butcher and Associates
- A Proposal to Establish African Credit Transfer Systems. Tuning Africa Phase II. Damtew Teferra, Prof. Higher Education Training and Development, University of Kwazulu-Natal
- Déclenchement et préparation de l’évaluation d’une agence d’assurance : cas de l’ANAQ-Sup. Abdou Lahate CISSE
- Session 9: QA Capacity needs in Africa – Designing a future PAQAF/HAQAA Training Course on EQA and IQA. Group Work Instructions. Marc Wilde, DAAD
- Session 9: Key Statements of the Anglophone Group
- Session 9: Key Statements of the Francophone Group
- External Review of Quality Assurance Agencie. Proposal of the Review Methodology.Technical Working Group (TWG)