The Association of African Universities (AAU) is pleased to invite all African Higher Education Institutions to apply and take part in the 2018 African Quality Rating Mechanism (AQRM) Institutional Evaluations for Quality Improvement. Please access the concept note here  – AAU CALL FOR AQRM INSTITUTIONAL EVALUATIONS PARTICIPATION

 STEPS IN THE AAU AQRM APPLICATION PROCEDURE

  1. November-December 2017: Institutional Applications and payments are received. Payment details are found on the document entitled: Steps to be followed during an institutional evaluation.
  2. January 2018: The selected experts and 2 members of each university (Quality Assurance Director & one member of the Administration) that apply to participate in the AQRM institutional assessment process, attend a preparatory online Webinar.
  3. February-March 2018: Universities complete the AQRM survey as part of the self-assessment process.
  4. April 2018: AAU allocates and sends the completed AQRM surveys to experts selected for the AQRM Evaluation visits. The experts read through the AQRM surveys and if necessary, they raise questions to seek clarification from the universities in question.
  5. May-November 2018: Experts do the verification/validation visits to institutions where at the end of their visit they give an oral report to the institutions and submit draft reports to AAU. The draft reports are sent to institutions for input in track changes. The institution returns the draft report to AAU which passes it on to experts who do the final report and send it to AAU. AAU then sends the final report to institutions.

The AFRICAN QUALITY RATING MECHANISM (AQRM) AUDIT PROCESS STEPS AND BUDGET is uploaded here for further information _ STEPS TO BE FOLLOWED DURING AUDIT PROCESS

HOW UNIVERSITIES CAN APPLY

  1. Interested universities are asked to fill out this ONLINE APPLICATION FORM: https://www.research.net/r/AAUEva
  2. Selection will be based on commitment (of the university leadership) as expressed in the application form and also preparedness to undertake the exercise.
  3. Deadline for submission of applications is 30th December 2017

All institutions in all the 5 African Higher Education regions, regardless of language are encouraged to apply and take part. The tool is in the 4 AAU official languages which are English, French, Arabic and Portuguese.  Expert teams may include one expert who speaks French, Arabic and/or Portuguese.

CONTACT INFORMATION

  1. For any technical challenges contact Frank Asefuah on: fasefuah@aau.org

+233 548 880 855

  1. For any other questions about the whole exercise contact Dr. Violet Makuku on vmakuku@aau.org vmakuku@gmail.com +233 263 129 798

 

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