DescriptionThe main purpose of the present investigation was to verify the actions and their effects of the self - assessment of quality from a qualitative case study. The Decree No. 63/2007 of December 31 established the Sistema Nacional de Avaliação, Acreditação e Garantia de Qualidade do Ensino Superior (SINAQES) (translated as National EvaluationSystem, Accreditation and Quality Assurance of Higher Education).To implement this system Conselho Nacional de Avaliação de Qualidade do Ensino Superior (CNAQ) (translated asthe National Council for Quality Assessment of Higher Education)was created as an institution governed by public law, endowed with legal personality and technical and administrative autonomy, under the supervision of the Minister responsible for higher education. This is in fact in accordance with the law 27/2009 as different documents of regulation of higher education in Mozambique duly articulated and coherent in the implementation phase. Higher education in Mozambique celebrates 55 years of existence in 2017. This is an opportunity to reflect on quality assurance mechanisms, which have received much attention in recent years mainly due to internal and external pressures related to the progressive massification of higher education and the need to align quantitative growth of frequencies with international quality standards. It is important to note that the normative framework binds the institutions to the forced adoption of self-evaluation practices, introducing a dynamic of internal and external regulation that admits to have impacts on the modes of organization and management of educational quality. The purpose of this study was to investigate the current state of development of the process of implementation of the subsystem of self-assessment of the quality of higher education at the Catholic University of Mozambique (UCM), in one of its Basic Unit. Analyze, through an exploratory study, what it is doing, how the self-assessment process occurs, what organs and instruments have been created, what devices have been created, what reports have been made, what improvement plans have been developed and implemented with the results of the self-assessment. To this end, the research used a qualitative methodology, which aims at a deep understanding of the phenomenon through direct contact with different actors. We used the instrument in-depth interview (semi-structured), the documentary analysis, the logbook, as the main sources for data collection. The results obtained indicate that self-assessment, although marked by ambiguous and weakly articulated dimensions, led to changes and improvements during and after self-assessment practices.
|Period||25 Jul 2017|
|Degree of Recognition||PhD|