ABOUT QUALITY ASSURANCE

Internal quality assurance is the ongoing process of monitoring, evaluating, guaranteeing, maintaining, developing and improving the quality of UniBa activity. UniBa develops policies and procedures for internal quality assurance, in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, quality code and best practices.

Quality assurance in UniBais organized through a series of basic processes that affect the full realization of the academic process and the short-term and perspective development of university curricula of the institution, basic quality assessment processes and program and institutional accreditations. They are based on Higher education legal documentation and MASR bylaws and other bylaws, decisions and instructions of the governing structures of the institution.

UNIBA QUALITY ASSURANCE STRUCTURES

I. Quality Standards Assurance Commission


The Quality Assurance Commission (KSSC) is a permanent collegial body that provides guidance, advice and support in drafting internal quality assurance policies and procedures. KSSC supports the Curriculum Development and Quality Unit to fulfill its functions related to the maintenance of quality standards in the institution and the provision of study programs. The members of the commission represent experiencedand high levelacademic and administrative structures and in the field of quality assurance.

II. Curriculum Development and Quality Unit


The Curriculum Development and Quality Unit aims to support and develop an academic environment that operates in full compliance with national and international standards of higher education in all its dimensions (teaching, learning, research, short-term training and community services). The unit aims to maintain a quality culture at the institution level and study program that is reflected in students prepared in accordance with market demands, high level of their employment and research that affects the development of society.

INSTITUTIONAL PROCEDURE

The Curriculum Development and Quality Unit and its functioning are provided in the statute of the Institution, in the regulation of UniBa and in the regulation of the functioning of the NJZHKC. All procedures related to curriculum development and quality assurance are provided in the NJZHKC Regulation.

The unit is organized in three main directions:

STAFF

MSC. DHIMITRI BAKO

Head of Curriculum Development and Quality Unit

Email: [email protected]



Mr. Dhimitri Bako graduated from the University of Tirana, Faculty of Political and Legal Sciences, in Philosophy in 1980. After studies, during the period 1982-1994 he worked as a lecturer of "Philosophy and Rural Sociology" at the Agricultural University of Tirana. During the years 1994 - 1999, he worked as a Deputy Rector of the Agricultural University of Tirana. Since 1999, he has been working in the Ministry of Education, specifically in: European Integration Unit, Directorate of Private Education, Directorate of Higher Education, Directorate of Project Feasibility, etc.

During the period 2003-2007 he was also engaged as a Training Manager at the Public Administration Training Institute. Since January 2022 he is the head of Curriculum Development and Quality Unit at ‘’Barleti University.

MSC. FATJONA QURKU

Responsible for Curriculum Development

Email: [email protected]



Msc. Fatjona Qurku, graduated from the University of Bucharest, Faculty of Political Science, in 2007, in Political Science. In 2009she completed Master of Science in International Relations and Public Policy from the National School of Political and Administrative Studies, also in Bucharest. During that period,she was engaged in youth projects based on governance systems and participation. Since 2010, she has worked as a lecturer at Barleti University, in the Department of Governance, Political Science and Communication, and she holds the position of department coordinator. She has also worked as the head of the Admissions and the Alumni and Career Office during the period 2010 - 2015.

Msc. Fatjona Qurku has participated in national and international conferences focusing on systems of government, democratization, political parties, etc., and a long experience in teaching the subjects: "Introduction to Political Science", "Comparative Governance", "History of Institutions”, “PoliticalParties”, etc.


Periodic Evaluation Of Teaching And Research Activities.


a) Drafts the quality assurance criteria and standards applied in UniBa, in accordance with the Quality Code.

b) In cooperation with the AcademicVice Rector, drafts and organizes the processes of monitoring and evaluation of teaching activities at UniBa.

c) In cooperation with Academic Vice Rector and the Administrator determine the criteria for the distribution of the teaching load of the academic and teaching assistant staff.

d) In cooperation with Vice Rector for Scientific Research, determines the criteria and procedures for the evaluation of scientific research activities.

e) Conducts follow-up studies to assess the progress of student employment and the effectiveness of study programs offered by UniBa.

f) Draftsthe questionnaire with the students for the quality of teaching at the end of each semester, for the subjects of each study program.

g) Organizes focus groups with students to understand in depth the values ​​and challenges of the learning process from the students' perspective.

h) Conducts trainings related to quality standards for the teaching process and scientific research activities.

i) Compiles the annual quality assurance report at UniBa.


Curriculum Development


a) Orients and advises the basic units regarding the design, reorganization and improvement of curricula in UniBa.

b) Verifies all curricula of the study programs that are expected to open and adapts them to the official UniBa format in accordance with the legal requirements in force.

c) Verifies the curricula of the programs that will be reorganized according to the official format of UniBa and in accordance with the legal requirements in force.

d) Creates the database of curricula for each academic year and gives the necessary recommendations for their implementation.

e) Maintains close relations with the teaching secretaries regarding the curricula and monitors their implementation.

f) Reports on the implementation of curricular requirements at the end of the academic year and provides the necessary recommendations for the following academic year.

g) Conducts trainings with the academic staff regarding the design, development and updating of curricula.


Programs And Institution Accreditation


a) Keeps correspondence with ASCAL, regarding the accreditation of programs and the institution.

b) Compiles the program accreditation calendar.

c) Keeps in contact with the main units for the fulfillment of the recommendations arising from the evaluation reports and the accreditation board and it reports to ASCAL regarding their fulfillment (action plans for the fulfillment of the recommendations)

d) Updates the data of students, staff and structures in the ASCAL database.

e) Organizes, monitors and coordinates the processes of program accreditation and institutional accreditation.

f) Trains internal evaluation groups regarding the preparation of self-assessment documentation.

g) Participates as a member of the working groups for internal evaluation with the duty of coordination and organization of work until the final submission of documentation and then until receiving the accreditation order.

h) Organizes trainings with the academic staff regarding the internal and external evaluation processes for the accreditation of the programs and the institution.

i) Proposes changes in order to guarantee quality in accordance with the Quality Code and bylaws.

j) Drafts a report on the progress of accreditation processes at the end of the academic year, and provides recommendations on how to improve their progress.

CONTACT THE CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND QUALITY UNIT

Barleti University
Address: Tiranë, Rruga Frang Bardhi, Selitë


Msc. Dhimitri BAKO
Head of Curriculum Development and Quality Unit
E-mail: [email protected]

Msc. Fatjona QURKU
Responsible for curriculum development
E-mail: [email protected]

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