Prof. Dr. Ekaterine Pipia

Quality Assurance Manager of the Faculty of Social Sciences

The Work of Quality Assurance Office at IBSU is in accordance with:

  • Georgian Law on Higher Education (Article 25, par. 4);
  • Guidelines of National Center for Quality Enhancement of Georgia (NCQE);
  • Authorization /Accreditation Standards;
  • IBSU Regulation for Quality Assurance Office;
  • Other University Regulations and Relevant Legal Documents.

The Functions of the Faculty Quality Assurance Office Manager:

  • Participation in university and faculty Quality Assurance politics, Quality Assurance mechanisms and procedures in the process of elaboration of teaching and research assessment rules;
  • Cooperation with corresponding offices of Georgian and foreign countries’ higher educational institutions in order to form transparent criteria of quality control and ensure their methodology;
  • Participation in elaboration of university documents, instructions and rules connected to the educational process, scientific research, implementation of the Bologna process, authorization and accreditation  procedures;
  • Participation in Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral educational programs’ periodical academic evaluation process, cooperating with Georgian and foreign experts;
  • Presenting recommendations to educational program coordinators about improvement of Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral educational programs, their technical monitoring and academic examination, cooperating with University Quality Assurance Office;
  • Participation in processing self-assessment questionnaire results of the academic personnel;
  • Participation  in  working  out  students’  inquiry  questionnaire, organizing  the inquiry and processing student inquiry results;
  • Introduction of students’ inquiry results to the academic personnel of the faculty, who were evaluated;
  • Participation in working out recommendations on the basis of students’ evaluation, monitoring the process  of dealing with problems that exist during the educational process;
  • Participation in the process of implementing modern methods of teaching and assessment (credits, modules, etc.);
  • Carrying out consultation and information for faculty’s academic and administrative personnel dealing with Bologna process, working out curricula, important issues connected with authorizationand accreditation;
  • Maintaining the correspondence of the educational programs with accreditation standards and preparing recommendations for program coordinators about bringing into correspondence the educational programs to program accreditation standards;
  • Participating  in  the  process  of  monitoring  of  university’s  material-technical equipment – its correspondence with the authorization standards;
  • Taking part in working out administrative personnel’s performance assessment questionnaire and organizing inquiry and processing inquiry results;
  • Introduction of office assessment results of the faculties administrative personnel to the faculty administration;
  • Participation in administrative personnel’s performance assessment results for workingout recommendations on the basis of the analysis;
  • Participation in preparation procedures of authorization and accreditation self-assessment questionnaires/reports and accompanying documentation;
  • Participation  in  preparation procedures of educational programs for the Accreditation;
  • Preparing information placed on the university’s and faculties’ webpage, placing new and timely removing from the webpage outdated information (or transferring it to archives or special webpage section);
  • Searching systematically for information on the web about the Bologna Process;
  • Secretariat, European University Association, European Registry of Quality Assurance and its member organizations, international agencies of Quality Assurance and accreditation, lifelong education’s network of European universities, corresponding profile organizations and news;
  • Participation in the meetings held by the Head of the Quality Assurance Office and dissemination of the decisions and received information  among the faculty’s academic and administrative personnel.