Within the national quality assurance system, higher education institutions themselves are responsible for evaluating and assuring the quality of their study programmes. The Vice-Chancellor has taken a decision on guidelines for Uppsala University’s model for educational evaluations, which is designed to manage both UU:s own requirements and the requirements made by The Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ) within the framework of the new national quality assurance system.
The national system includes four components (different types of assessments):
- Reviews of higher education institutions’ quality assurance procedures
- Appraisals of entitlement to award qualifications (only applies to vocational degrees at UU or if entitlement to award qualifications is revoked)
- A small selection of study programme evaluations
- Thematic evaluations
The unit for quality and evaluation provides support in relation to the different forms of evaluation:
- Support in relation to Uppsala University’s educational evaluations
- Support in relation to UKÄ’s evaluations (information, feedback on self-evaluations, action plans and action reports)
- Keep an ongoing dialogue with UKÄ
- Information about the national quality assurance system and UKÄ’s evaluations
- Surveys as a basis for information and decision making
More information regardning UKÄ´s evaluations can be found on their webpage, and on the tabs in the left menu.
If you want to learn more about the UKÄ evaluations or the available support in relation to this, contact project managers Maria Wolters or Therese Ljunghammar at the Unit for Quality and Evaluation.