ANQA initiated a meeting with the representatives of 5 colleges, which will undergo institutional accreditation during this year. The 5 colleges are; Kotayk State Regional College, Shirak State Regional College, Lori State Regional College, Ararat State College, and Yerevan State College of Informatics.
ANQA representatives presented the highlights of colleges’ institutional accreditation. The representatives of the colleges presented their opinion on the approaches of ANQA, a discussion followed.
The quality assurance system in colleges has been introduced relatively recently. Also, colleges will undergo institutional accreditation for the first time. Hence, ANQA works closely with colleges to prepare them for accreditation.
For this purpose, ANQA specialists presented the peculiarities of SWOT analysis. The 5 colleges will make a SWOT analysis for each standard of accreditation. Online monitoring will follow. Thereby ANQA specialists will identify the main issues and highlight directions for enhancement.
Afterward, the colleges will make self-evaluation and present it to ANQA.
Note that the accreditation of state colleges will be funded by the Government. The deadline for the colleges’ accreditation is 2023.