A peer-review of 6 academic programs in 3 Armenian universities is conducted within TEMPUS ALIGN project.
On November 7-12, an expert panel of European and Armenian experts and specialists of quality assurance agencies review two academic programs in each university: “Design” and “Computer graphics” in Yerevan State Academy of Fine Arts, “General Medicine” and “Pharmacy” in Yerevan State Medical University after M. Heratsi and “Education Management” and “Translation studies” in Yerevan Brusov State University of Languages and Social Sciences.
The ALIGN stakeholder universities in cooperation with the European colleagues and the National Center for Professional Education Quality Assurance had reviewed the selected academic programs in accordance with the Armenian National Qualifications Framework. Then they carried out a self-assessment. Now the peer-review is in the process. Afterward, they will receive recommendations for further enhancement.
The expert panel members are David Quin from IADT, Zbignew Palka from AMU, Andre Govaert from KU Leuven, Iring Wasser, director of CEENQA and Ruben Topchyan, director of ANQA. Local experts, employers, and student-experts are also involved in the expert panel. And ANQA specialists are observing the process.
ALIGN (Achieving and checking the alignment between academic programs and qualification frameworks) is a three-year multi-country project. The wider objective of the project is to enhance the intelligibility, consistency and transferability of qualifications through the establishment of mechanisms for higher education institutions to achieve alignment of academic programs with national qualification frameworks and for quality assurance agencies to check such alignment.