Trial institutional quality assurance control check

A trial institutional control check prepares you for the institutional quality assurance assessment. The institutional quality assurance assessment is a quality hallmark for educational institutes. All universities and the majority of institutes for higher education have applied to the NVAO for such an assessment.

Gaining experience with a trial audit
A trial audit will allow you to become acquainted with the assessment process. You also gain  insight in the risks posed by the five standards of NVAO assessment framework. You discover to what extent your institute complies with stipulated requirements and what improvements are necessary. NQA has been involved  with the development of the institutional assessment since 2007. Therefore, it knows exactly what the procedure is all about and how you can best prepare for it.

What does a trial institutional assessment consist of?

  • You receive a practical guide in which the five standards of the institutional assessment are described at length. This enables you to undertake a critical reflection of these standards by yourself.
  • Subsequently, very experienced senior auditors, sometimes assisted by external administrators will carry out a trial audit.
  • Afterwards you will receive a report with assessment data, a risk analysis and suggestions for improvement. The process offers sufficient opportunity for feedback and reflection.
  • The trial institutional control check is concluded with an afternoon study meeting. The panel, the directorate and the study programmes in question present their experiences to the other study programmes and departments.

Do you want to know more about a trial institutional control check of your organization? Please contact Paul Thijssen.