On 5th of December Quality Assurance Centre held a regular meeting at Yerevan State Academy of Fine Arts (YSAFA) dedicated to the “Quality Assurance Policy and Procedures”.
Among guests of honour at the meeting were the director of “National Centre for Professional Education Quality Assurance” foundation Ruben Topchyan and YSAFA Rector, Prof. Aram Isabekyan. The guests made welcome speeches. Then the participants of the meeting presented their reports.
The fist report was prepared by the head of YSAFA Quality Assurance Centre Nune Minasyan. She spoke about the activities of the centre, the experience in the field of quality assurance, actualized activities within quality assurance process, the steps taken, the principles according to which the procedures of quality assurance are carried out, the utilized mechanisms.
Then the next speech was made by Nune Aghbalyan, professor in the department of fashion design. She introduced her comparisons on the educational programmes of international and CIS countries for the following three specialties – computer graphics, design and fashion design.
Then the head for YSAFA Information centre Yekaterina Kashina made a speech describing the work actualized and experience obtained in the field of self-analysis within the second criteria- management and administration.
Yana Poghosyan – senior specialist for quality assurance centre also made a report on the level of student involvement in foreign countries as well as YSAFA students’ involvement in quality assurance activities.
At the closing of the meeting YSAFA students Lusine Khachatryan and Vahe Najaryan spoke about their involvement in the quality assurance process, actualized activities and future tasks as well as students’ proposals on improving educational environment.
As Nune Minasyan noted the meeting would contribute to forming a better idea on quality assurance procedure thus providing involvement in it. According to her, self-analysis is not an end in itself; everyone should be involved in this process, bringing out all the problems of the Academy and contributing to its improvement and reputation.