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Pages: 6251-6254
Publication year: 2012
ISBN: 978-84-616-0763-1
ISSN: 2340-1095

Conference name: 5th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 19-21 November, 2012
Location: Madrid, Spain


I. Grdzelidze, G. Gavtadze, K. Sirbiladze, N. Alavidze

Akaki Tsereteli State University (GEORGIA)
Effective self-assessment, supported by a well-planned procedure that takes into account the outcomes of inspection, is the key to quality improvement of teaching, learning, research and administration in high education. It is an important tool in determining the extent of threats and opportunities, strength and weaknesses to the quality and delivery of provision and therefore further planning of successful process of education.

The requirement for Georgian Universities to undertake self-assessment began as a preparation for authorization and accreditation process which is lead by the National Centre for Educational Quality Enhancement in Georgia. It is developed to meet the dual purposes of serving the Universities' needs as well as for inspection. It covers the aspects like effectiveness of an action plan, focus on the learner, and research and meeting the needs of employers.

At universities the principal responsibility for quality improvement remains with the Quality Assurance Service that does the required annual self-assessment report serving several purposes and enabling the universities to devote more of their resources and energies to meeting the needs of learners, employers and communities, and to improving quality. This is derived from the continuous process of self-assessment.

At Akaki Tsereteli State University we do permanent interviewing of our students, staff members and the administration, as well as stakeholders, alumni and analysis of the learning outcomes and giving the correspondent recommendations. In spite of the fact that not all the bodies are yet ready to do an objective self-assessment the process goes on and more and more is done in order to improve the quality of teaching, learning, research and administration.
author = {Grdzelidze, I. and Gavtadze, G. and Sirbiladze, K. and Alavidze, N.},
series = {5th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation},
booktitle = {ICERI2012 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-616-0763-1},
issn = {2340-1095},
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location = {Madrid, Spain},
month = {19-21 November, 2012},
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AU - I. Grdzelidze AU - G. Gavtadze AU - K. Sirbiladze AU - N. Alavidze
SN - 978-84-616-0763-1/2340-1095
PY - 2012
Y1 - 19-21 November, 2012
CI - Madrid, Spain
JO - 5th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
JA - ICERI2012 Proceedings
SP - 6251
EP - 6254
ER -
I. Grdzelidze, G. Gavtadze, K. Sirbiladze, N. Alavidze (2012) EFFECTIVE SELF-ASSESSMENT AND QUALITY ASSURANCE, ICERI2012 Proceedings, pp. 6251-6254.