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THE NEW ERA OF BRITISH ACCREDITATION

29, March, 2016|

ALTERNATIVES ARE AVAILABLE After last week’s announcement of the Higher Education Funding Council plan to change its packaging of the current regulatory framework for its Quality Assurance in Higher Education, there have been many articles on the possible negative repercussions of such a move as the industry struggles to identify suitable alternatives. As the only other British quality assurance agency recognized and accredited by the European Association for Quality Assurance in [...]

The British Accreditation Council runs training workshop for new Kazakhstan higher education agency

3, March, 2016|

The British Accreditation Agency has delivered an accreditation and inspection workshop on behalf of the Kazakhstan Academy of Public Administration.  Financed by the European Union, the workshop worked with seven delegates in developing good practice in accreditation and inspection of higher education institutions.  The seven delegates will form the nucleus of a new higher accreditation and inspection body in Kazakhstan provisionally entitled the ‘Kazakhstan Independent Accreditation Council.’   The new accreditation body [...]

BAC takes over the hosting of the secretariat for the Council of Validating Universities.

12, January, 2016|

On January 1st 2016 BAC took over the hosting of the secretariat for the Council of Validating Universities. The Council of Validating Universities promotes good practice between universities when establishing partnerships.  We at BAC are looking forward to supporting and contributing to their work. More information can be found at the CVU website.

BAC completes training with Bahrain’s Higher Education Council

17, December, 2015|

Since October 2013, BAC has been working with the HEC to design a new institutional accreditation system for Bahrain’s higher education providers. Both BAC and the HEC team have worked tirelessly on the project and we were pleased to be able to conduct a pilot inspection at the beginning of December. Another is planned for the beginning of January. The framework and supporting documentation will be reviewed in light of the experience [...]

CEO Blog – December 2015

17, December, 2015|

Since my last post we have seen the publication of the government Higher Education Green Paper (Please click here for a summary).  Whilst the Green Paper is a consultative document it seems likely that the HE sector in the UK will see the introduction of a Teaching Excellence Framework, the creation of an Office for Students and a move towards the reduction of barriers to entry for new providers.  Exactly how this plays [...]

BAC meets delegation of Epoka University

11, December, 2015|

Management of the University held a meeting with the British Accreditation Council (BAC) In the occasion of the four day visit to London, UK, on November 30, 2015, the delegation of Epoka University presided by the Rector, Prof. Dr. Gungor Turan, held a meeting with the British Accreditation Council (BAC). BAC, a full member of European Network of Quality Assurance (ENQA), was established in 1984, initially as a national accreditation authority [...]

CEO Blog – November 2015

10, November, 2015|

I hope that this message finds you well. With the Green Paper on Higher Education just published, reforms to the Tier 4 Student Visa regime likely to be announced any day and the Autumn Spending Review due on the 25th November, you would be forgiven for thinking that we would be running out of space needed for coverage. The Green Paper on Higher education proposed the introduction of a Teaching Excellence [...]

BAC meets delegation of Kazakhstan

6, November, 2015|

During the visit of the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan delegation to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland a meeting was held with Mr. Paul Fear – the Chief Executive of the British Accreditation Council. In the course of the meeting Mr. Fear introduced the British model of development higher education quality standards which allow British universities to take leading positions [...]

The long awaited Green Paper on the future of HE has been published

6, November, 2015|

The long awaited Green Paper on the future of HE has been published. The paper sets out proposals for sweeping reforms with the main points being: • Teaching – the quality of teaching in higher education institutions will move to centre stage with the introduction of a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) • Fee increases (for institutions with students receiving public funding) will be linked to the TEF • Barriers to competition [...]