The European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF), an annual event co-organised by EUA, ENQA, EURASHE and ESU, is the European conference on quality assurance in higher education that brings together all of the key stakeholders in the field – higher education institutions, quality assurance agencies and students. This event is considered by the four co-organising partners as a major contribution to QA in higher education, and a flagship activity in this field.
Through a mix of plenary and parallel sessions, the 2012 EQAF, entitled “How does Quality Assurance Make a Difference?”, will combine practice-oriented or research-based discussions that will take place in paper sessions and workshops with presentations of current developments in quality assurance (QA). This year, the event will specifically explore the impact of external and internal QA on higher education policies and institutional realities.
The Forum organisers, ENQA, ESU, EUA and EURASHE, have now opened a call for contributions from QA practitioners in higher education institutions and quality assurance agencies, students, institutional leaders and researchers in the field. Two types of contributions are sought: papers and workshops.
Within the framework of this year’s EQAF theme, the organisers would like to encourage paper and workshop proposals that address issues such as external evaluation and institutional follow-up; the relationship between QA, pedagogical approaches and student learning; QA supporting institutional aims and goals; QA supporting informed decision-making and the role of QA in globalised higher education.
The deadline to submit contributions is 31 July 2012.
The call for contributions and proposal submission forms are available here.
Further information on the event, including the programme and registration information, is due to be available in June.