Evaluation and accreditation in teaching and learning, higher education governance and management are ZEvA’s main fields of activity. Since 1995, they have also been active in the field of quality assurance in higher education, on which they have successfully cooperated with higher education institutions in Germany, Europe and beyond. The success of their work is ensured by experienced project officers and a large number of nationally and internationally renowned experts. Currently, ZEvA’s database comprises more than 1.500 higher education teachers from all academic disciplines who have contributed their expertise to the evaluation and accreditation procedures.
Since the year 2000, ZEvA has accredited more than 2000 study programs at universities, universities of applied sciences and universities of cooperative education. The procedures applied by ZEvA are based on the regulations and structural guidelines of the Accreditation Council and the Standing Conference of State Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs (KMK) and are geared to international standards.
Transparency, reliable procedures, the best possible professional support and the competent assessment of teaching, learning and quality assurance contribute to the high standard of the external evaluation services provided by ZEvA. The work is based on a process-oriented and formalized quality assurance system which guarantees for efficient procedures and adherence to schedules. These procedures are continuously adapted to changing regulations and new insights gained through international dialogue.
The purpose of program accreditation is to ensure the adherence of Bachelor, Master and further education programs to minimum academic content standards and to evaluate their educational function and implementability, especially with regard to the requirements of the employment market. Program accreditation serves to ensure the quality of Bachelor and Master programs and to make the extensive range of courses offered by higher education institutions more transparent. Also, it provides the basis for the national and international recognition of degrees. Regarding the long-term validity of the accreditation, every seven years the program must be reaccredited to assure the continuing fitness to the high quality requirements.
The following table shows the time period of accredited programs at the faculty.
|Study program||Reaccredited until|
|B.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration||30.09.2020|
|B.Sc. in Business Education||30.09.2021|
|Business and Administration (subsidiary subject)||30.09.2018|
|Economics (subsidiary subject)||30.09.2018|
|Master in Finance (part-time)||31.03.2019|
ZEvA contributes significantly to the advancement of evaluation procedures through its participation in national and international cooperations. ZEvA is a founding member of the European Consortium of Accreditation (ECA) and a member of ENQA (European Network for Quality Assurance in Higher Education). Also, the agency participates in the Joint Quality Initiative (JQI), which, among other things, has developed common European quality criteria for Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD programs (BaMa-descriptors).
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