INDEPENDENT KAZAKH AGENCY FOR QUALITY ASSURANCE IN EDUCATION

Promoting excellence in education

Thematic Analysis

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Sh. Kalanova, A. Assylbekova "Higher Education Institution with Students' Eyes"

tem analisys 2There is a generally approved agreement among Bologna countries on active involvement of students in quality assurance process, which is reflected in Ministerial conferences and ESG. Thus, all agencies dealt with accreditation of institutions and programs are obliged to engage students in internal and external levels of quality assurance to be eligible to have a membership of ENQA and EQAR. In this sense, survey and/or interview the students of reviewed program or institution is one of the types of participation, which plays a vital role in the whole process of accreditation, since the level of students` satisfaction with HEI is one of indicators that is taken into account during decision making process.

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Sh. Kalanova, A. Assylbekova "The external review feedback results"

tem an 2In order to improve the quality of external (on-site) visits and IQAA activities in general, the agency systematically conducts a cross-survey of coordinators, experts and representatives of accredited educational institutions (higher education institutions –HEIs/colleges) after each audit.

The results of the on-site visits feedback of 2015 are presented in this thematic analysis.

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Sh. Kalanova "Higher Education and Quality Assurance of Higher Education in the Republic of Kazakhstan"

Thematic analisys 3The thematic review considers the history and current state of higher education as well as quality assurance of higher and postgraduate education in Kazakhstan.

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Sh. Kalanova, A. Assylbekova "The results of the IQAA employees` survey on their satisfaction with the job conditions"

Thematic analisys 3The thematic analysis presents the results of the IQAA staff survey on their satisfaction with the job conditions and facilities.

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Sh. Kalanova, A. Assylbekova "What does the accreditation give to higher education institutions?"

тем анализ 24052016 The thematic review presents the results of the study, conducted in 2015-2016 by the IQAA,aiming at identification of the effect of the accreditation on higher education institutions. For this purpose the agency surveyed representatives of the institutions accredited by the agency in the period of 2009 to 2016.

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L. Kovaleva, Z. Toiganbayeva, A. Assylbekova "Common remarks and recommendations in programme accreditation of the "Education" study field in 2015-2016"

Thanal This thematic analysis considers the results of conducting specialized (programme) accreditation of study programmes in "Education" for 2015-2016. The aim of the research is to identify the main positive outcomes and sum up the remarks and recommendations in external review reports for a further distribution among higher education institutions. The results of this thematic analysis is a meaningful resource for improving activities of universities and their preparation for external reviews on specialized (programme) accreditation.

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A. Assylbekova, Z. Toiganbayeva, L. Kovaleva "Analysis of the reports on higher education institution reviews: key remarks and recommendations"

thanal2 The thematic analysis aimed at systematizing, analyzing the trends of remarks and recommendations reflected in the external review reports. Additionally the purpose of the paper is to inform the public on the results of the analysis, thereby contributing to the improvement of the quality of HEIs of Kazakhstan. Further this analysis can be used by the agency in training of experts and improvement of external evaluation procedures. The thematic analysis reviews the reports of external review of HEIs, conducted by experts team of the IQAA in 2015 and 2016, in line with the standards and criteria for institutional accreditation, developed by the agency in 2015 according to a new edition of the ESG.

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Z. Toiganbayeva, L. Kovaleva, A. Assylbekova "Common remarks and recommendations in programme accreditation of the study field of Technical Sciences and Technologies in 2016"

shutterstock 157158962 This thematic analysis was aimed at identifying common trends in remarks and recommendations defined by the experts groups in the course of programme accreditation of study programmes within the field “Technical Sciences and Technologies” in 2016 according to the revised IQAA’s accreditation standards, approved after adoption of the revised Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG-2015). The analysis will show what higher education institutions should pay special attention to in the process of preparation to programme accreditation of technical study programmes, as well as will serve as empirical basis for intermediate analysis of the IQAA’s activities in this field.

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L. Kovaleva, Z. Toiganbayeva, A. Assylbekova "Common remarks and recommendations in programme accreditation of the "Humanities, Law and Business" study field in 2016” study field in 2016"

qqThis thematic analysis considers the results of conducting specialized (programme) accreditation of study programmes in "Humanities, Law and Business" study field in 2016. The aim of the research is to identify the main positive outcomes and sum up the remarks and recommendations in external review reports for a further distribution among higher education institutions.The results of this thematic analysis is a meaningful resource for improving activities of universities and their preparation for external reviews on specialized (programme) accreditation.

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Sh. Kalanova "Results of the transition period from the state attestation of higher education institutions to the independent public and professional accreditation"

The aim of this thematic analysis is to continue the study conducted by the IQAA last year on the topic "Higher Education and Quality Assurance of Higher Education in the Republic of Kazakhstan" and to summarize the results of state reforms in the field of quality assurance within the system of education.

At the state level, the transition period was envisaged (from 2012 to 1 January 2017), when the state attestation and independent public and professional accreditation existed in parallel. Since the beginning of 2017, Kazakhstani education system has moved to a new stage of the quality assurance system development - conduct of the independent accreditation of educational organizations, except for military and specialized educational organizations.

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