Building on the Quality Assurance (QA) issues introduced during the Kick-off Meeting, the first Training Seminar of the EQASA project took place on 4-6 September 2017 at Anna University, Chennai, India. The training was led by London Metropolitan University and focused on the following main aspects:
- Principles and Concepts of Quality in Higher Education: Rationale; Key Principles; Concepts;
- Governance and Key Stakeholder Engagement – most notably students and employers;
- QA Management: Structures and Roles
- SWOT analysis for QA: Goal setting and Strategy (adapted to the strengths and weaknesses of each institution);
During the last day of the meeting the Needs-Analysis EQASA questionnaire was extensively discussed as well.
The training proved to be as well a perfect occasion for getting an insight into the different approaches to QA taken by every partner institution.