On September 4th, the main directions of the 2016-2020 strategic plan of the National Center for Professional Education Quality Assurance Foundation were discussed by the foundation’s Trustee board, Accreditation Committee, experts and staff. The meeting was chaired by Varoujan Avedikian, ANQA Trustee board president.
First Ruben Topchyan, ANQA director, called participants’ attention to the main points of the current strategic plan. Then, the internal stakeholders discussed the current strategic plan implementation cycle during the last five years. The legislative gaps and obstacles identified during the strategic plan implementation were revealed. The participants discussed possible options of solutions for the issues.
During the strategic directions’ determination, the steps towards public trust enhancement and the possibilities of increasing ANQA role in the region were also discussed. ANQA director Ruben Topchyan said that ANQA role growth in the region will increase confidence in the Armenian higher education system which, in its turn, will promote the flow of foreign students to the Armenian universities.
The strategic directions soon will also be discussed with external stakeholders. Afterwards, a working group will be established which will finalize ANQA new strategic plan.