Role and responsibilities of the MusiQuE Board

The MusiQuE Board will undertake the activities listed below. More information can be found in MusiQuE's Internal Regulations, point 2.2.

Concerning the review and accreditation processes

  • Monitor the overall quantity of these services and their planning, taking into account the human and other resources of MusiQuE
  • Respond to any consultation requested by the MusiQuE Office on matters related to the contracting and the delivery of MusiQuE services and procedures
  • Assess and approve proposals for Peer Reviewers selected from the Register by the MusiQuE Office for each review procedure and advisory process, based on the relevance of their expertise
  • In the case of procedures conducted on the basis of another set of standards than the MusiQuE Standards, review and approve the mapping of standards and the merged set of standards prepared by the MusiQuE Office
  • Review all reviewers’ reports before these are first submitted to the institution for the accuracy check and once they are finalised, and notify the applicant institution in writing about the final outcome of the review or advisory service requested
  • Receive complaints and requests for appeals from institutions and decide whether they meet the grounds for their formal acceptance; subsequently activate the Appeals Committee following the steps described in MusiQuE’s Complaints and Appeals Procedure and communicate the result of the complaint or appeal to the institution.

Concerning the Register of Experts

  • Compile, maintain and update a Register of expert peer-reviewers who may be drawn upon to undertake quality assurance and accreditation activities on behalf of MusiQuE.
  • Periodically advertise across the AEC, EMU and Pearle*-Live Performance Europe memberships (and those of any additional organisations who may be invited to join the Board) for new individuals to come forward to be considered for inclusion on the Register.
  • Review CVs of individuals to determine their suitability for inclusion on the Register and, if satisfied, approve their inclusion.

Concerning internal quality assurance

  • Monitor the status of ongoing MusiQuE activities, assess how effectively MusiQuE operates, and discuss possible pathways for further enhancement of MusiQuE’s internal quality culture
  • Consider feedback questionnaires filled in by institutions and reviewers and approve appropriate actions for improvement to be taken by the Office
  • Appoint an External Evaluator, independent of the operations of MusiQuE, who will review material documenting MusiQuE’s activity and compliance with the ESGs and liaise with the External Evaluator
  • In the event of a formal complaint being received from an institution involved in a review procedure, determine the validity of the complaint, activate the complaints procedure  and subsequently inform the complainant of the result; consider how the feedback provided by the institution through its complaint can be considered for the further development of MusiQuE policies and procedures. 

Concerning staff and financial matters

  • Monitor the recruitment and performance of staff
  • Monitor and decide upon financial issues such as annual budgets and pricing policies
  • Approve the annual accounts
  • Periodically review the business plan prepared by the MusiQuE Office

Concerning further development, external relations and communication

  • Produce the Strategy paper and action plans in cooperation with the MusiQuE Office, and monitor the progress made in their implementation
  • Approve the annual report on MusiQuE’s activity for the year prepared by the MusiQuE Office
  • Ensure regular formal cooperation with the Board/Council of each of the partner organisations and ensure the communicatin towards them
  • Initiate new activities deemed to be consistent with the vision and mission of MusiQuE and achievable within existing and anticipated resources
  • Keep under consideration ways in which the MusiQuE activities might be encouraged to expand, develop and evolve at international level
  • Every two years, commission an individual well experienced in higher music education, and in quality assurance activities within this sector to produce a trend analysis
  • Contribute to the communication and dissemination of information about MusiQuE activities, including representing MusiQuE - individually and, where appropriate, collectively - at relevant events
  • Sign cooperation agreements with other quality assurance and accreditation bodies/agencies