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ACHIEVING AND CHECKING THE ALIGNMENT BETWEEN ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES AND QUALIFICATION FRAMEWORKS (ALIGN)
www.align.brusov.eu 




Duration:


December 2013 - December 2016


Wider objective:


Enhance the intelligibility, consistency and transferability of qualifications through establishment of mechanisms for HEIs to achieve alignment of academic programs with NQFs and for QA agencies to check such alignment.


Specific Objectives:

  • To promote a better understanding of HEIs and EQA agencies of the role of QFs, their structure, as well as the differences between the different kinds and levels of student achievement

  • To build on the capacity of HEIs to write and access learning outcomes that define the various types of student achievement

  • To build on the capacity of the HEIs to use the QF alignment to facilitate student transfer, joint qualifications and benchmarking


Outcomes:

  • Capacity building of HEIs and EQA Agencies to ensure achievement and checking alignment with NQFs

  • Development of mechanisms ensuring achievement of alignment with national qualifications frameworks (for HEIs)

  • Development of mechanisms for checking alignment (for EQA)

  • Revision of 2 study programs at each HEI and pilot evaluation of the developed mechanisms

  • Adoption of the alignment tools at HEIs, QAA agency and governmental levels. 


Coordinator of the project:


Yerevan Brusov State University of Languages and Social Sciences


EU partners:

  • Central and Eastern European Network of QA Agencies (CEENQA), Germany

  • Bath Spa University (BSU), United Kingdom

  • Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT), Ireland

  • Katholieke Hogeschool Sint-Lieven (KAHO), Belgium

  • Adam Mickiewicz University (AMU), Poland

  • Koblenz-Landau University (UKOLD), Germany


Armenian partners:

  • Yerevan State Academy of Fine Arts (YSAFA)

  • Yerevan State Medical University (YSMU)

  • National Center for Professional Education Quality Assurance Foundation (ANQA)

  • Armenian National Students' Association (ANSA)

  • The Republican of Employers of Armenia (RUEA)

  • Ministry of Education and Science of RA (MoES)


Russian partners:

  • Moscow State Humanitarian University (MSHU)

  • Northern (Arctic) Federal University (NArFU)

  • Volga State University of Technology (VolgaTech)

  • The National Center of Public Professional Accreditation (NCPA)

  • Russian Students (SUR)

  • Russian of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RUIE)

  • Ministry of Education and Science in Russia (MESR)


Ukrainian partners:

  • T. Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (KNU)

  • Khmelnytsky National University (KhNU)

  • Sumy State University (SSU)

  • Ukrainian Association of Students Self-Government (UASS)

  • of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (UUIE)

  • Ministry of Education and Science (MESU)


BRUSOV YSULS
staff involved in the project is as follows:

  • Gayane Gasparyan - Rector, Governing board member of ALIGN project

  • Luiza Militosyan - Head of the Chair of Pedagogy and Teaching Methodology, Coordinator of ALIGN project

  • Robert Khachatryan - Head of the Center for Quality Assurance, Head of the on Education Management and Planning, Governing board member of ALIGN project

  • Bela Margaryan - Vice-Rector for Education

  • Kristine Soghikyan - Head of the Chair of English Communication and Translation

  • Ani Mazmanyan - Coordinator at the Center for Quality Assurance

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