Activities

National Centre for Public Accreditation carries out  the following activities:

1. Participates in the preparation of normative legal acts on quality review and other adjacent questions of legal regulation developed by legislative and executive bodies and professional organizations; and contributes to their implementation into practice;

2. Provides services on information and methodological support to Russian higher education institutions on the issues of educational quality in accordance with the European standards and guidelines for quality assurance in higher education area;

3. Provides services on information and methodological support to Russian higher education institutions on the issues of educational quality in accordance with the European standards and guidelines for quality assurance in higher education area;

4. Develops methods and technologies of education quality assessment, including test-based technologies and sociological surveys; develops technologies of internal quality assurance systems establishment;

5. Conducts research work, produces software, information and communication technologies in the Internet, works out reference and instruction materials on the evaluation and quality assurance in education;

6. Undertakes research in areas relevant to public accreditation, assessment and quality assurance of education in educational institutions;

7. Carries out public accreditation of educational institutions, educational programs and courses;
Maintains contacts with international and national organizations operating in the field of quality assessment in the established order; participates in drafting process of international agreements relating to quality evaluation procedures; represents the interests of Russian education institutions in the area of  quality assessment; establishes and develops relations with similar organizations from other countries; participates in the work of international organizations;

8. Provides information, methodological and technological support to experts in the sphere of education quality assurance involved in review procedures and accreditation of educational programs and education institutions;

9. Disseminates good practices of Russian and International experience in the area of assessment and quality assurance of education;

10. On request of education institutions provides advisory services and audit of educational quality;

11.Organizes conferences, seminars, workshops and round-table discussions.

INFORMATION AND METHODOLOGICAL SUPPORT TO PUBLIC ACCREDITATION PROCEDURES

National Centre for Public Accreditation (NCPA) provides information and methodological support to the procedure of public accreditation of educational institutions.

  • coordination, organization and methodological support to the activities of educational institutions during their preparation for public accreditation and undergoing accreditation procedures;
  • development of instructional materials for HEIs on conducting self-evaluation and writing self-evaluation reports, relating educational programs;
  • development of self-established educational standards and criteria for educational programs;
  • organization of the data collection process and preparation of  documentation, necessary for public accreditation of educational programs;
  • preparation of documentation packages for public accreditation;
  • in accordance with established procedures carrying out accounting, acquisition and storage of documents drafted by the departments.