On October 16-19, within the scope of the institutional accreditation process, ANQA’s expert panel carries out external review at the Sevan Multifunctional State College.
The chair of the expert panel is Kristine Hakobyan, deputy director for Educational Activities at Kotayk Regional State College. The members of the expert panel are Oleg Gevorgyan, scientist, deputy director for Science, Technological Cooperation and External Relations at the Institute of Information and Telecommunication Technologies and Electronics of the National Polytechnic University of Armenia, Candidate of Technical Sciences, Associate Professor, Elen Harutyunyan, teacher at the National Polytechnic University of Armenia, deputy dean at the Faculty of Applied Mathematics and Physics of the same institution, Albert Tadevosyan, a first-year student at the Faculty of Management of the Armenian State University of Economics.
The coordinator of the expert panel is Anahit Terteryan, a specialist at ANQA’s Institutional and Programme Accreditation Division.
Prior to the site visit, the expert panel had studied the education institution's self-evaluation report, the documents attached and carried out a desk review.
On the first day of the site visit, the expert panel had meetings with the education institution’s director, members of the governing council, the group responsible for the preparation of the self-evaluation report, employers, teachers, heads of chairs, students and employers. The process will also involve class observations and resource observations, as well as meetings with other stakeholders.
For the third day of the site visit, “professional talks” with the managers, teaching staff, and students of the Aps "Organization of Service in Hotels and Tourist Complexes", "Computing for Software and Automated Systems" and "Organization of transportation and management in transport" are 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.
ANQA’s Accreditation Committee will make a decision whether to grant accreditation (for two, four, or six years) or reject it after studying the package of documents and holding meetings with the education institution’s representatives and experts.
Let us note that this is the first accreditation of the Sevan Multifunctional State College.