Types of reviews - which services does MusiQuE provide?
MusiQuE offers a range of review and accreditation processes tailored to the needs of Higher Music Education institutions:
Review and accreditation processes
- Quality enhancement reviews for institutions, programmes and joint programmes
- Accreditation procedures for institutions, programmes and joint programmes
- Joint procedures with national quality assurance and accreditation agencies
All processes include the following steps
- An analytical self-evaluation report prepared by the institution and/or (joint) programme team which is sent to the peer-reviewers
- An onsite visit of minimum 1.5 days by the peer-reviewers (at least four persons, including a student), accompanied by a secretary, during which they meet various stakeholders (such as members of the management team, the academic, artistic and administrative staff, students and representatives of the profession) have the opportunity to visit classes and lessons, and attend concerts/recitals.
- The outcome is either an advisory report highlighting good practice and including a set of recommendations for further improvement (in the case of a Quality Enhancement Review) or a report which, in addition to highlighting good practice and including a set of suggestions for improvement, concludes with a formal recommendation to granting an accreditation
It is crucial that the standards and procedures employed by MusiQuE develop constantly and be regularly revised to ensure that they reflect the current reality of higher music education and of the artistic professions, are in line with the European Standards and Guidelines and continue to answer institutions’ and society’s needs. Further information about the regular revision and updating of the standards and procedures can be found here.