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NQF And Quality Assurance


Using learning outcomes in tourism and hospitality

Implementation of the programme of seminars to promote cross-faculty cooperation in the higher education sector continued this week with a specialized seminar for staff in tourism and hospitality faculties. The seminar was organized on 9th December at the Faculty for International Tourist Management in Miločer. The topic of the seminar was “using learning outcomes in tourism and hospitality”. It was moderated by professor Tom Baum from the Strathclyde Business School in Scotland. Professor Baum is involved in many tourism-related initiatives in higher education and is part of a renowned research group that focuses on people management in the services sector. Participants at the seminar explored the approach to developing learning outcomes for the existing and future programmes within tourism and hospitality at levels of the Montenegrin Qualification Framework.


Review of the seminar of the Cross-faculty network for quality assurance held on 2nd November 2010 at the Rectorate building of the University of Montenegro

35 representatives from the sector for higher education have participated at the seminar organized for staff working at institutional and faculty level with the responsibilities in management of quality assurance. The participants came from state and private universities, as well as from the Ministry of education and science (Sector for higher education, Department for Scientific Research and TEMPUS Programme). Besides, representatives from the students’ parliaments from the University of Montenegro, University of Mediteran and University Donja Gorica were present. There were three international experts who significantly contributed to the discussion: professor Ray Land and Dr Catherine Owen from the University of Strathclyde in Scotland and Hugh Glenvill, a consultant from England.


Briefing on MQF for members of the Senate of the University of the Mediteran

Members of the project team of the MQF and Quality Assurance in education project were kindly invited to provide a briefing about the MQF for members of the University Senate.


Recent event - 11 November: Seminar for the Cross-faculty Network for Quality Assurance in Higher Education in Montenegro: „Using internal programme reviews in order to improve student learning”

Thursday, 11 November, University of Mediteran – A seminar for the Cross-faculty QA Network members with responsibilites in quality assurance at the institutional and faculty level was organised within the EU-funded project „National qualification framework and quality assurance in education”. The focus of the seminar was the use of internal programme reviews in order to improve student learning. The facilitator was Catherine Owen, project manager at the Centre for Academic Practice and Learning Enhancement at the University of Strathclyde in Scotland.


Thirty representatives from higher education institutions attended a successful seminar about “Criteria for Effective Quality Assurance Systems in Higher Education”

Designing and implementing quality systems at institution and programme level can seem a challenging task. A one-day seminar was therefore organised by the IPA NQF and Quality Assurance in education project with the aim of helping HE institutions improve their QA systems. This was the third seminar in the series of activities for the members of the Cross-Faculty QA network. The seminar was conducted by Dr Patricia Georgieva, a long-term consultant for quality assurance in higher education within the project team and an experienced practitioner in higher education quality assurance systems.


The Role of Students in Quality Assurance A cross-faculty QA Network Seminar for members of students’ University Parliaments

With the aim of recognition of students’ role in improving quality in higher education, representatives from the students’ Parliaments at the University of Montenegro, the University of Mediteran and the University of Dornja Gorica, met on 22nd October, for a seminar about the role of students in quality assurance. The seminar was jointly organized by the IPA-funded NQF and quality assurance project and representatives from the Students’ Parliaments. Students strongly welcomed the opportunity to discuss the significance of quality assurance in their own institutional setting. They identified existing challenges in relation to good quality of their studies, and discussed possible solutions.


Sectoral Commissions for Qualifications meet for a second time

During the period of September 28-30. 2010 three one-day meetings of the Sectoral Commissions for qualifications - Construction and spatial development, Tourism and hospitality and Agriculture, food and veterinary were held.


Montenegro Qualification Framework – Glossary of terms

This two language glossary of terms used in national qualification framework policy is intended for MQF implementers and more widely for all those involved in MQF policy. It identify as a selection of key terms that are essential for an understanding of current qualification framework policy in Montenegro and in Europe. This glossary takes into consideration a series of important recent policy developments, such as establishment of Montenegro Qualification Framework and its development.


The first newsletter published by IPA Project ’National Qualification Framework and Quality Assurance in Education’

The first newsletter is being published by IPA 07 Project ’National Qualification Framework and Quality Assurance in Education’ to mark the completion of the first 12 months of the project, the current stage of progress and the approach in the coming months.