SWOT analyses as a start of the external review of the PhD programs at partner institutions
ANQA conducted the first meeting with the self-evaluation groups from AM partner institutions to launch the process of external review on 14th of June 2016. All 11 institutions are asked to conduct SWOT evaluation of the pilot PhD programs based on the QA standards for PhD Education which should be submitted by 30th of JUNE 2016. With this regard ANQA representatives presented the basic concepts for the implementation of the evaluation and discussions were evolved around one standard (Supervisor) as a sample. The participants brought their ideas and the current situation at their institutions with the issue related and came up with the list of suggestions to improve the process of nominating a supervisor. The other standards will be analyzed alike and ANQA will come up with the feedback and comments after the deadline when another meeting with the group will be organized.
The meeting was a good start for the further self-evaluation as SWOT analyses can be considered the first step towards the long process for external evaluation.