A GUIDE FOR STUDENT EXPERTS
The guide for student experts participating in the procedures of institutional and specialized (program) accreditation is designed to instruct students in the field of quality assurance of higher education, on the procedures and standards of accreditation of the Independent Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (IQAA). It aims to clarify the role of students in their participation in the external audit. Moreover, the guide is aimed at familiarizing and studying the procedure and standards of external quality assessment of universities by students involved in the IQAA accreditation procedures.
When developing the guide, the experience of the European Union of Students on the QUEST project was used. The QUEST project was created to expand and support student participation in quality assurance processes. The project was funded by the EU's Lifelong Learning Program, which includes the Agency for Increasing Student Participation in Quality Processes in Scotland (Sparqs), the Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education, and the Free Association of Local Student Bodies in Germany (fzs).