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Queries related to quality review can be directed to the UCD Quality Office:

Room 118B
UCD Tierney Building
University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland

Ph. +353 1 716 1036
qualityassurance.office@ucd.ie

 

QUALITY RELATED PUBLICATIONS & LINKS

National Publications

International Publications

Quality and Qualifications Ireland 

Useful Links 

National Publications

Download this file A Framework for Quality in Irish Universities (IUA & IUQB, October 2007)  
Download this file  IHEQN Guidelines for the Approval, Monitoring and Review of Collaborative and Transnational Provision (2013)  
IHEQN Principles of Good Practice in Quality Assurance / Quality Improvement for Irish Higher Education and Training (IHEQN, May 2005)  
Download this file IHEQN Common Principles for Follow-through on Quality Improvements identified through Quality Reviews (IHEQN, January 2010)  
Download this file IHEQN Common Principles for Student Involvement in Quality Assurance / Quality Enhancement (IHEQN, December 2009)  
Download this file IHEQN Provision of Education to International Students: Code of Practice and Guidelines for Irish Higher Education Institutions (IHEQN, September 2009)  
Download this file IHEQN Conference: 'And Never the Twain Shall Meet?' Exploring Quality Assurance and Professional Accreditation / Recognition in a Changing World - Context Paper for Participants (IHEQN October 2006)  
Download this file IHEQN Conference: ‘And Never the Twain Shall Meet?’ Exploring Quality Assurance and Professional Accreditation/Recognition in a Changing World - Update Paper (IHEQN, November 2007)  
Download this file IHEQN Principles for Reviewing the Effectiveness of Quality Assurance Procedures in Irish Higher Education and Training (IHEQN, December 2007)  
Download this file IUQB Student Handbook - Your Right to Quality in Higher Education (IUQB, October 2008)  
Download this file [QQI Code of Practice for Research Degree Programmes (being developed) October 2014-June 2016)]  
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IUQB National Guidelines of Good Practice

A series of booklets has been produced by IUQB, the aim of which is to establish and publish good practice in the key areas of Teaching and Learning, Research, Strategic Planning/Management and Administration.

Download this file  National Guidelines of Good Practice for the Approval, Monitoring and Periodic Review of Programmes and Awards in Irish Universities (IUQB, April 2012) 
Download this file Good Practice in the Organisation of PhD Programmes in Irish Higher Education (IUQB, June 2009) 
Download this file National Guidelines of Good Practice in Strategic Planning for Academic Units in Irish Universities (IUQB, June 2008) 
Download this file National Guidelines of Good Practice for Institutional Research in Irish Higher Education (IUQB, June 2008) 
Download this file National Guidelines of Good Practice in the Organisation of Student Support Services (IUQB, April 2006) 

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International Publications

Download this file  European Approach QA of Joint Programmes endorsed By BFUG October 2014
Bologna Process Overview
www.bologna.ie - Further information on the Bologna Process
Download this file European Standards & Guidelines for QA (ESG) 2015  
Download this file UNESCO Guidelines for Quality Provision in Cross-border Higher Education (Report)
www.unesco.org/education - Further information.

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Quality and Qualifications Ireland 

QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland) is a state agency established by the Quality Assurance and Qualifications (Education and Training) Act 2012 with a board appointed by the Minister for Education and Skills.

In the area of qualifications, QQI are responsible for maintaining the ten-level NFQ (National Framework of Qualifications).

QQI is also an awarding body and sets standards for awards we make in the NFQ.

QQI also makes awards in Higher Education mainly to learners in private providers and also provide advice on recognition of foreign qualifications in Ireland and on the recognition of Irish qualifications abroad.

In the area of quality assurance, QQI is responsible for reviewing the effectiveness of quality assurance in further and higher education providers in Ireland.

This includes the universities, institutes of technology, Education and Training Boards and providers in the private further and higher education and training sectors (availing of QQI awards).

QQI publishes the outcomes of these external reviews on its website.

The QQI Policy on Monitoring outlines the overarching organisational approach that QQI will take to monitoring the qualifications and QA landscape.  QQI monitoring is an external QA process that involves both routine and once-off evaluations, analyses, observations and recording of provider activities.

QQI Publications can be found on the following QQI webpages:

Current QQI Guidelines:

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