ANQA and HCERES have launched a site visit for the joint accreditation process of the French University in Armenia. The co-chair of the expert panel is Vache Gabrielyan, dean of the Manoogian Simone College of Business and Economics at the American University of Armenia. Other members of the expert panel are Arman Tatoyan, director of the “Tatoyan” foundation, professor at the American University of Armenia, Yerevan State University, and the RA Academy of Justice, Artur Davtyan, a student at the Department of Applied Statistics and Data Science of Yerevan State University.
The French side’s expert panel is co-chaired by Jérôme Caby, full professor of Corporate Finance at Sorbonne Business School and General Delegate of FNEGE (French Foundation for Management Education). Other members are Marie-Hélène Abel, head of the Computer Engineering Department, University of Technology of Compiègne, and Marie-Elaine Fosse-Gomez, full professor at IAE Lille University School of Management. The coordinators of the expert panel are Varduhi Gyulazyan, head of ANQA’s Institutional and Programme Accreditation Division, and Sophie Guillet, head of HCERES.
The Armenian-French expert panel will have meetings with the education institution’s stakeholders over the course of three days. On October 2, the expert panel held meetings with the education institution’s rector, vice-rectors, members of the governing council, the group responsible for the preparation of the self-evaluation report, and other internal stakeholders. The resource observations were also conducted. For the second day of the site visit “professional talks” with the managers, teaching staff, and students of the Aps " Marketing", "Law" and " Informatics and Applied Mathematics" are also planned. The next process coming after the site visit is the preparation of an expert panel report, which points out the strengths and weaknesses of the institution and contains the recommendations of the expert panel. Based on that report, the education institution will prepare a follow-up plan with a clear schedule. Next, the accreditation committees of the two countries will publish separate decisions on the education institution's institutional accreditation.