The main new development in this Strategic Plan is the alignment with a mission and overview ("the big picture") within which the Agency's intended model for quality assurance and enhancement is defined. The Plan takes on a more concise form than the previous one, while retaining six main areas of strategic thrust: the quality assurance (QA) of institutions (institutional review); the quality assurance of teaching (teaching staff assessment); knowledge generation and transfer; internationalisation; strategic management; and internal organisation.
This Strategic Plan covers a series of dynamic ideas for the improvement and enhancement of both the university system in Catalonia and the Agency itself, which include an increasingly greater commitment to institutional review over (study) programme review.
The objectives of the Strategic Plan for 2015-2018 are as follows:
|The Catalan University Quality Assurance Agency (Agència per a la Qualitat del Sistema Universitari de Catalunya, hereinafter AQU Catalunya) is a public entity with an internationally recognised status. Its mission is to assure the quality of higher education through compliance with international standards of quality and to safeguard the interests of society in the quality of higher education.
The Agency's activities are developed through:
|AQU Catalunya operates in accordance with the following series of values:
Strategic areas of priority
The activities of AQU Catalunya are based on an annual Action Plan that is endorsed by the Governing Board. This document sets out the strategic plan for the Agency in the form of activities and projects. The activities that are undertaken and the outcomes are set out in the Annual Report, which is also endorsed by the Governing Board.
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