Internal education quality assurance system for education

In accordance with part two of Article 16 of the Law of Ukraine “On Higher Education” and in accordance with “Standards and Recommendations for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area” at the Donetsk National University named after Vasyl Stus approved by the Academic Council (Protocol No. 4 (13) of 27.11. 2017) and put into effect by the order of the rector No. 386/05 of 30.11.2017:

The direct monitoring and quality management of higher education at the University is carried out by the Educational Laboratory of Monitoring and Quality Management Systems in the Educational and Practical Center of Innovation and Strategic Development.

The system of internal quality assurance of higher education at the University is designed in accordance with the principles of:

  • compliance with European standards of quality of higher education;
  • a systematic approach that provides quality management at all stages of the educational process;
  • process approach to management;
  • the autonomy of the University, which is responsible for ensuring the quality of educational activities and the quality of higher education;
  • openness of information at all stages of quality assurance;
  • Awareness of the responsibility for the quality of higher education by the staff of the University.

The system provides for the following procedures and measures:

  • improving the planning of educational activities: approval, monitoring and periodic review of educational programs;
  • enhancement of the University’s human resources;
  • ensuring the availability of the necessary resources to organize the educational process and support higher education applicants;
  • development of information systems in order to increase the efficiency of educational process management:
  • ensuring publicity of information on the University’s activities;
  • creation of an effective system of prevention and detection of plagiarism in the scientific works of teachers, graduation (qualification) works of applicants for higher education.

MONITORING AND OCCASIONAL OVERVIEW OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

The mechanism of development, approval, monitoring and review of educational programs is regulated by the “Regulations on the organization of educational activities at the Donetsk National University named after Vasyl Stus” approved by the Academic Council (protocol № 1 of 30.08.2018) and put into effect by the order of the rector №306 / 05 from 08/31/2018.

An educational (vocational, educational, scientific) program within each specialty is developed by the project team. The educational program is approved by the decision of the Academic Council of the University and put into effect by order of the rector.

Educational programs are reviewed based on their monitoring. Education programs are monitored at the local and university levels.

Local monitoring is usually carried out by members of the project team with the participation of leading specialists of profile departments with the involvement of students’ self-government representatives. The results of local monitoring are discussed at least once a year at the Educational and Methodological Commission and the Academic Council of the respective faculty / institute.

University-wide monitoring is conducted to summarize and disseminate best practices within the University and to identify negative trends in a timely manner.

The annual analysis of the final (qualification) works is carried out to assess their quality and structure, discuss the results of the analysis at the meetings of the Academic Council of the University. Project teams review the components of educational programs to ensure that they meet the urgent requirements of the labor market. Improvement of departments’ curricula and work programs of disciplines in the context of their compliance with the requirements of licensing and accreditation.

ASSESSMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION PROFESSORS, SCIENTIFIC AND PEDAGOGICAL WORKERS

Evaluation of the results of higher education students’ training is carried out in accordance with the “Procedure for Assessment of Knowledge of Higher Education Applicants at the Vasyl Stus Donetsk National University” (approved by the Academic Council protocol No. 1 of 30.08.2018 and put into effect by the order of the Rector No. 306/05 of 31.08. 2018) in accordance with the published criteria, policies and procedures. The criteria for evaluating the results of the academic achievement of higher education students are well-founded and meet the requirements of the ECTS European Knowledge Assessment System.

Results of the semesterly evaluation of higher education applicants

An important task is to conduct student surveys on the quality of the educational process at the University.

The Educational Laboratory of Monitoring and Quality Management Systems introduces regular student surveys.

Online survey of students on the quality of the educational process according to the results of the spring semester 2017-2018

The results of the survey can be found on the website of the newspaper “University News”

In order to exercise the right of students’ choice, which is regulated by the Bologna Declaration and the Law of Ukraine “On Higher Education”, the Educational Laboratory of Monitoring and Quality Management of Education jointly conducts online surveys for higher education students of 1-4 Bachelor degree courses with the Educational Department of the University. free choice of students of academic disciplines.

Internal Rating

In accordance with the “Regulations on the rating of indicators of activity of teacher, department, faculty / institute at the Donetsk National University named after Vasyl Stus” (approved by the Academic Council protocol No. 12 from 26.06.2018 and put into effect by the order of the rector №268 / 05 from 25.07.2018 ,) personal ratings of scientific and pedagogical staff are determined. Rating indicators are based on the list of types of work of scientific-pedagogical and pedagogical workers, requirements for staffing of the specialty. The list of indicators for calculating the rating is flexible and can be adjusted in accordance with changes in the methodology of international and national ratings, scientific and technological progress, the creation of new types of educational, scientific, organizational activities and changes in the legislation of Ukraine.

PROVISION OF IMPROVEMENT OF QUALIFICATION OF PEDAGOGICAL, SCIENTIFIC AND SCIENTIFIC AND PEDAGOGICAL WORKERS

Improvement of professional training of scientific-pedagogical and pedagogical workers is carried out by deepening, expanding and updating of professional competences, systematic improvement of qualification and internship of teachers in accordance with the “Regulations on professional development and training of scientific and pedagogical workers at Donetsk National University. Protocol No. 1 dated 30.08.2018 and entered into force by order of the Rector No. 306/05 of 31.08.2018).

PROVISION OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS AVAILABLE FOR EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT OF THE EDUCATIONAL PROCESS

The educational process at the University is provided to the extent necessary by computer equipment and software packages. The University creates conditions for uninterrupted access to the Internet, Wi-Fi zones are created in all buildings and cloud technologies are used. The University operates a single management information system, as a software and hardware complex that provides a number of basic functions of working with documents and databases in electronic form using cloud technologies, specialized software and services Office-365.

The main functions of the dean’s office can be automated by the introduction and functioning of the program-technological complex of management of the educational process of “Dean’s office”. The use of an automated system helps in the organizational work and efficient management of the educational process.

PROVIDING ACADEMIC QUALITY ACHIEVEMENT FOR WORKERS OF HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS AND PROVIDERS OF HIGHER EDUCATION

To prevent and detect plagiarism in the research of higher education workers and applicants at the University, a system for preventing and detecting plagiarism extends to participants in the educational process.

The Code of Academic Integrity and Corporate Ethics of Vasyl Stus Donetsk National University (approved by the Academic Council protocol # 3 of December 7, 2016 and put into effect by the order of the Rector # 395/05 of December 22, 2016) ), and the Commission on Academic Integrity and Corporate Ethics of the Donetsk National University named after Vasyl Stus was established (protocol No. 6 of 28.04.2017 approved by the Academic Council and put into force on 05/05/2017).