All relevant quality assurance protocols will be undertaken at the institution delivering the relevant part of the programme. Each Partner has its own internal evaluation system and has a watch body, for the student’s career development. All Partner Universities of the ECT Consortium have signed the Erasmus University Charter and have recognised formally each other’s quality assurance protocols. Other institutional organs such as Student Councils and Commissions in charge of curricula, are also used to guarantee high educational standards.
Based upon these local practices, the ECT Consortium promotes its own evaluation, to achieve a uniform standard. This is based upon student feedback, which will be collected through an on-line questionnaire. Visitin scholars and guest lecturers are asked to express their opinion on the Consortium’s working, after they have returned to their home institution.
Students have an important role to play:
- By completing (anonymous) student evaluation questionnaires, for each unit of the programme (content, organisation, quality of teaching, instruction language, a level of support received), for each mobility and for the whole programme.
- By becoming a student representative on relevant committees, or by providing feedback to other students representatives in relevant committee meetings.
- By contact with the personal Mentor/Tutor and (Master Thesis) Supervisor.
- Through informal contact with other members of staff.
Two sets of tasks are allocated to the Associate Members, in terms of course monitoring:
- The design and update of the course content, in terms not only of the scientific excellence and state-of-the-art, but also in terms of the applicability of the acquired knowledge in a professional non-university environment.
- Monitoring the expected evolution in the structure and content, for maintaining a top-level and continuously updated training programme.