External Evaluation Report of the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education, South Africa

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February, 2009

Section A: Background to the review
1. The HEQC
2. Terms of Reference for the evaluation panel
3. Methodology for the external evaluation
4. Nature of the report

Section B: The context within which the HEQC works
5. National context
6. Quality context
7. Higher education context

Section C: Evaluating the HEQC goals
8. Promoting quality assurance in higher education
9. Auditing the quality assurance mechanisms of higher education institutions
10. Accrediting programmes of higher education
11. Building capacity in the field of higher education quality assurance
12. Co‐ordinating quality assurance activities in higher education

Section D : Evaluating core functions of the HEQC
13. Promoting quality assurance in higher education
14. Auditing the quality assurance mechanisms of higher education institutions
15. Accrediting programmes of higher education
      15.1 National reviews
      15.2 Accreditation of new academic programmes
16. Building capacity in the field of higher education quality assurance
17. Coordinating quality assurance activities in higher education

Section E: Evaluating the governance and resources of the HEQC
18. Evaluating the governance and resources of the HEQC

Section F: The INQAAHE Guidelines of Good Practice
19. Evaluating the HEQC against the INQAAHE Guidelines of Good Practice

Section G: Concluding comments
20. Concluding comments
21. List of commendations and recommendations
22. References

Appendices
Appendix 1 – External Evaluation of the HEQC Terms of Reference
Appendix 2 – Schedule for the external evaluation panel