EQUIS Accreditation Seminar

tue07mar(mar 7)00:00thu16(mar 16)00:00Online EventEQUIS Accreditation SeminarManage your accreditation journey

Event Details

We have designed this seminar as an interactive learning opportunity, crucially involving individual preparation and collaborative learning.

This seminar is for you if:

• your school is pre-eligible for EQUIS accreditation
• your school is eligible for EQUIS accreditation and you are preparing an initial accreditation visit
• you are new in your accreditation role.

Participants will engage with the EQUIS accreditation team who will be available to provide advice during the online group discussion as participants reflect on actual case material with a view to applying their learning to their own situation.

One of the aims of this seminar is to create a supportive community where participants can learn and exchange ideas with each other.

This two-week online seminar consists of four modules scheduled as follows:

Module 1: Tuesday 7 March 2023, 14:00 – 16:45 CET
Module 2: Part I: Tuesday 7 March 2023, 16:45 – 17:30 CET
Module 2: Part II: Thursday 9 March 2023, 14:00 – 15:30 CET
Module 3: Tuesday 14 March 2023, 14:00 – 17:00 CET
Module 4: Thursday 16 March 2023, 14:00 – 16:45 CET

Module 1: Bringing the Standards and Criteria to life
• Understand the key elements in each of the Standard and Criteria
• Gain knowledge of the evolution and latest revisions to Standards and Criteria
• Enhance appreciation of how to nuance a School’s narrative in relation to Standards and Criteria
• Discuss in some detail the present questions of most interest for the participants

Module 2: The Datasheet
• Part I – Requirements of the Datasheet
How to write a good Datasheet, Dos and Don’ts, Data collection
• Part II – Assessment of Datasheets
Demo of the OX format

Module 3: The SAR
• Part I – Understanding the SAR
Understand the role of the SAR in the context of an EQUIS accreditation process Group work of comparison and consistency of the SARs
• Part II – Producing the SAR
Make yourself familiar with examples and practise its assessment
Explore the requirements for creating a good SAR

Module 4: The Peer Review Visit
How to prepare an effective Peer Review Visit
Learn from a school’s experience

In between these live sessions, attendees will have the opportunity to work asynchronously (individually as well as in peer groups). These modules will focus on interpreting and applying the Standards & Criteria, analysing Datasheets, understanding the role of the SAR in the context of an EQUIS accreditation process as well as discussing its purpose and the potential benefits for the school and finally learning how to prepare an effective Peer Review Visit shared by the live experience from an invited school. Time will be allocated for Q&A sessions. This will enable participants to clarify any questions they have on the accreditation process and interact with their peers through breakout sessions which will also form part of this seminar. To get the most out of the seminar, individual preparation and active participation is vital.

During two weeks of this interactive seminar you will:
• Interpret and apply the Standards and Criteria
• Understand the purpose and requirements of the Datasheet
• Learn how to prepare a good Datasheet
• Understand the role and purpose of the SAR in the accreditation process and the potential benefits for the School
• Explore the requirements for creating a good SAR
• Learn how to organise an effective Peer Review Visit

 

Prerequisites
It is essential that participants have read the EQUIS core documents (Standards & Criteria, Process Manual and Annexes) before the start of the seminar.

Keep in mind
We will admit a maximum of 25 participants to enable a better learning experience for you and to facilitate close interaction with the experts and other participants.
Registration will be based on a first-come-first-served basis.
Depending on availability, only one representative per institution will be admitted to the workshop. A second representative from the same institution wishing to participate will initially be placed on a waiting list and allowed to attend only if the 25-participant limit is not reached.
This workshop will be run using Zoom. To ensure the best Zoom experience, we recommend that you install the latest version of Zoom Client for Meetings.

Registration

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Programme

Please set aside 1 hour to prepare and send some questions you might have on the Standards and Criteria (S&C), 2 hours for reading your Datasheets part and another 2 hours for a group get together to agree on a joint assessment. For the Module on the Self-Assessment Report 3 hours pre-work will be required.

 

ALL INDICATED TIME SLOTS ARE CET (Brussels time)

Tuesday 7 March 2023

Module 1: Bringing the Standards and Criteria to life

14:00 – 14:45  The EQUIS Accreditation Standards and Criteria – Recent examples of evolution of changes in Standards and Criteria 1-7

14:45 – 15:00  Break and Networking

15:00 – 15:20  The EQUIS Accreditation Standards & Criteria – Recent examples of evolution of changes in Standards and Criteria 8-10

15:20 – 16:00  Group work

16:00 – 16:30  Group feedback and reflections

16:30 – 16:45  Comfort break

 

Module 2: The Datasheet
Part I – Requirements of the Datasheet

16:45 – 17:30  How to write a good Datasheet, Dos and Don’ts, Data collection

Thursday 9 March 2023

Module 2: The Datasheet

Part II – Assessment of Datasheets, Demo of the OX format

14:00 – 14:40  Group Feedback on assessment of the provided Datasheet

14:40 – 15:10  Q&A

15:10 – 15:30  Demo of the OX format

Tuesday 14 March 2023

Module 3: The Self-Assessment Report – creating your narrative

Part I  Understanding the SAR

14:00 – 14:05  Introduction to the process and module parts and learning goals

14:05 – 14:25  The SAR in the accreditation context

14:25 – 15:05  Group Work Part I
Discussion in small groups
Plenary Feedback and Q&A

15:05 – 15:15  Break

 

Part II – Producing the SAR

Group Work Part II

15:15 – 16:10

Internal Consistency
Discussion in small groups
Plenary Feedback and comparison
The process and some tips

16:10 – 17:00

Presentation
Group work: Identifying the main challenges
Plenary Feedback
Final Q&A

Thursday 16 March 2023

Module 4: The Peer Review Visit

Learn from your peers and EFMD about tips and best practises to ensure a smooth and effective Visit

14:00 – 14:30  How to prepare an effective Peer Review Visit

14:30 – 14:45  EQUIS Team shares their experience on Peer Review Visits

14:45 – 15:30  School shares their experience on Peer Review Visit

15:30 – 15:45  Break

15:45 – 16:15  Summarising Key Points

16:15 – 16:45  Questions and Answers

Practical information

Seminar fees:
EFMD Full member: 900€ (+ 21% VAT if applicable)
EFMD Affiliated member: 1200€ (+ 21% VAT if applicable)

CANCELLATION POLICY FOR REGISTRATIONS:
Cancellations must be confirmed in writing. If EFMD receives notice of your withdrawal before 14/02/2023, a cancellation administrative fee of 75€ (+ 21% VAT if applicable) will be charged. Thereafter, we regret that we are unable to refund any fees. However, in such cases, substitutes are welcome at no extra cost as long as EFMD receives the notification of the name, title and address of the substitute.

This seminar will be run using Zoom. To ensure the best Zoom experience, we recommend that you install the latest version of Zoom Client for Meetings. If you are not familiar with Zoom, you can test the tool via this weblink.

Speakers

  • Alfons Sauquet

    Alfons Sauquet

    Director, Quality Services & EQUIS, EFMD Global

    Director, Quality Services & EQUIS, EFMD Global

  • Martin Schader

    Martin Schader

    Senior Advisor, Quality Services, EFMD

    Senior Advisor, Quality Services, EFMD

  • Robert Galliers

    Robert Galliers

    Senior Advisor, EQUIS and EFMD Programme Accreditation

    EQUIS and EFMD Programme Accreditation

    Senior Advisor, EQUIS and EFMD Programme Accreditation

  • Susan Hart

    Susan Hart

    Associate Director EQUIS, EFMD Global

    Associate Director EQUIS, EFMD Global

Time

march 7 (tuesday) 0:00 - march 16 (thursday) 0:00 CET Brussels