On October 16-19, within the scope of the institutional accreditation process, ANQA’s expert panel carries out external review at Yerevan State Musical-pedagogical College named after A. Babajanyan.
The chair of the expert panel is Armenuhi Mheryan, head of the Chair of Finance of the European University of Armenia, Candidate of Economics, Associate Professor. The members of the expert panel are Hasmik Mkhitaryan, quality assurance manager at the State Musical College named after Romanos Melikyan, Mariam Hovhannisyan, teacher, head of the Quality Assurance Center at Echmiadzin State College named after Vardges Hamazaspyan, Narek Meliksetyan, a second-year student at the Department of Directing of the Yerevan Regional State College No. 1.
The coordinator of the expert panel is Meri Barseghyan, ANQA’s specialist at Policy Development and Implementation Division.
Prior to the site visit, the expert panel had studied the education institution's self-evaluation report, the documents attached and carried out class observations and resource observations.
On the first day of the site visit, the expert panel had meetings with the education institution’s director, vice directors, members of the governing council, the group responsible for the preparation of the self-evaluation report, alumni and other stakeholders.
Within the scope of the process, “professional talks” with the managers, teaching staff, and students of the Aps "Singing", "Choir Management" and "Instrumental Performing Arts (by types of instruments)" 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.
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 Yerevan State Musical-pedagogical College named after A. Babajanyan.