Workshop on the Revision of Accreditation Standards: SWOT analysis and Discussions

Kosovo Accreditation Agency, with the support from HERAS Plus, organized on the 21st of July the 2nd Workshop with the Working Group on the Revision of Accreditation Standards, under the guidance of international expertise. Revision of Accreditation Standards for Institutional, bachelor, and master level follows the feedback from the accreditation cycles and the proven need for a substantial review of the Accreditation Standards/Manual and the annexes and templates in use.

This activity supports KAA in reviewing its current policies and practices to make them more appropriate for the national context and enable evaluations that are more comparable, user-friendly, and transparent for all stakeholders.

During the 2nd Workshop, participants worked jointly in groups to perform SWOT analysis and discuss the needs of the Kosovo Higher Education System and the lessons learned by administering the existing Standards.

During the 3rd Workshop, envisaged taking place in November 2021, the first draft of the Revised Accreditation Standards will be presented and discussed. This process is being conducted with substantial involvement of the respective Working Group, established by KAA, composed of senior HE institutions leadership, representatives of all relevant institutions, beneficiaries of the accreditation process, and KAA representatives. Local expertise will be engaged to provide contextual inputs in the process of drafting the Revised Accreditation Standards.

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