This policy specifies the International Entrepreneurs Association's approach to quality assurance and continuous improvement as well as its principles, features, structures and standards. IEA, UK wishes to assure quality teaching, learning, research and service delivery through a regular review and improvement process.
The International Entrepreneurs Association's aim is to provide a stimulating and hands-on yet innovative environment for teaching, learning, and research. Its approach to quality assurance and continuous improvement is to learn from best practice, locally and internationally, and benchmark against leading universities.
The aim of the IEA's quality assurance policy is to enhance the effectiveness of its core activities of learning, teaching, research performance, and effective management. This policy addresses all areas of association activity and British education qualification standard on their contribution to and alignment with the professional awarding body internationally and also locally in Great Britain.
- Quality teaching, learning, research and administrative services and continuous improvement as a core value. Quality teaching, learning, research are essential to IEA's mission, goals and activities. The Academy's quality assurance processes are intrinsic to maintain and achieve the UK British Qualification Framework, which are undertaking or supporting teaching and the promotion of learning and research.
- Benchmarking and evidence-based approach. The IEA,UK evaluates its achievements against appropriate national and international benchmarks. Its quality assurance methods are evidence-based, where outcomes and feedback from stakeholders (including students, professional, entrepreneurs and the community) will provide the basis for analyses and conclusions on which improvements are planned.
- Hands-on Industry and business world Linkage. Our association's ultimate goal is to able to provide a hands-on experience, practical entrepreneurial approach and a start-ups business environment platform to the students. Our principle is to create a high quality learning community that will help the country to grow.
- A commitment to widespread involvement of students and stakeholders in the QA process.
- Critical self-evaluation and rigorous peer review of academic and administrative areas;
- Methodical collection of evidence about service satisfaction and student experience, including external comparisons;
- External assessment of professional courses through accreditation and international review;
- Multiple avenues for student and member input to QA and improvement.
- A focus on efficient management, planning and resource processes to achieve excellence and ensure continuous improvement.
- Academy-wide strategic goals linked to plans, priorities and the review system;
- Academic Board and committee structure to develop, implement and oversee academic policies;
- Alignment between academic, practical and administrative review processes;
- A process for monitoring implementation of the recommendations of reviews;
- Allocation of funding to address areas for improvement;
- Annually-updated faculty teaching and learning plans; and
- A performance management and development system for all staff, including managers.
- A commitment to judging outcomes and processes against the highest external standards
- Formal links with many of the world's leading universities, professional body, leading education body: national and international benchmarking of academic standards and outcomes and
- National and international benchmarking of quality assurance processes with comparable universities worldwide
The quality assurance strategy is integral to the educational relevant parties in Great Britain, who are active in teaching, research and administration, and have the responsibility for implementing QA by ensuring quality principles are adhered to. In practice, this commitment is implemented within devolved areas by British QA processes and professional accreditation.
The Quality & Continuous Improvement Team (QCIT) will be formed to ensure implementation of the IEA's quality assurance and improvement strategy. This framework is the basis for a quality review process, aimed at safeguarding not only the highest quality teaching, learning and research in academic standards but also to attain the utmost value of programs, services and initiatives in meeting goals specified in the professional awarding body cum British qualification standard.
Terms of Reference of the Quality and Continuous Improvement Team ( QCIT )
- To review and further develop the International Entrepreneurs Association 's quality assurance and improvement strategy and processes and oversee their implementation.
- To propagate the idea of quality as a core value that is integrated with the principal research, teaching, learning and administrative activities of the association
- To monitor and evaluate the impact of the IEA's approach to quality assurance and improvement on its operations.
- To ensure that the IEA's internal quality assurance and improvement activities take into account those activities already undertaken for the purposes of the association's internal and external reporting requirements.
- To liaise with senior British qualification service portfolios to ensure a coherent and coordinated approach to quality administrative services across the association affiliate provider.
- To monitor and follow-up on the improvements arising from the reviews.
The Academic Board of IEA, UK introduced a process of cyclical reviews (three years) of all the Association's faculties. The central purpose of the reviews is to assist the association in safeguarding and enhancing the quality of its core activities ie, teaching, learning and research. The reviews are intended to: -
- Support faculties in ensuring the effectiveness and sustainability of their quality assurance arrangements, through peer review of processes, outcomes and the evidence that demonstrates their effectiveness;
- Assist faculties in identifying and evaluating strengths and weaknesses;
- Support faculties in maintaining a systematic and continuous cycle of planning, monitoring and improvement;
- Promote good practice throughout the association as a Professional Awarding Body;
- Promote ownership of quality assurance activities throughout the Association; and
- Fulfil the Academy's requirements for both internal and external accountability.
The International Entrepreneurs Association United Kingdom introduced cyclical reviews of administrative services to focus on how they contribute to the achievement of the association's strategic goals, and in particular how they enhance the academies and non-academic’s teaching, learning, and research outcomes as well as the student and member experience. The aims of the Administrative Service Review process are to:
- Identify and appraise the quality (of deliverables) of services, programs and activities relative to purpose,
Examine how well services, programs and activities meet objectives specified in the IEA's strategic plan as well as objectives,
- Evaluate all processes currently undertaken which assure total quality of administrative services and associated improvements, and
Implement all improvements in a planned, timely and effective manner.