Department for Education Quality Assurance
Concern for the quality of education and its constant improvement is one of the priorities of Bialystok University of Technology. The authorities, as well as university employees, are consistently striving to provide such a scope of knowledge, skills and social competences, so that students could successfully implement their professional and scientific plans.
The expectations of the various communities are characterized by great diversity, and the implementation of the objectives of each group constitutes a necessity for the university to seek a compromise. Academic teachers expect that their teaching work will be strongly connected to the subject of their scientific research and will not be an excessive burden hindering the development of their scientific career. Students, on the other hand, want the curriculum to be focused towards the acquisition of specialist practical skills (engineering or design, etc.), which are necessary to find the most suitable job for them.
Considering the above arguments, the Department for Education Quality Assurance is supporting the achievement of these goals. It has an impact for the organization of the academic life of students, doctoral students, teachers, and administration, mainly by monitoring all elements of the education process, starting from the monitoring study programmes and ensuring their compliance with the guidelines of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, accreditation institutions, as well as the principles of communication among the participants of the education process.
The scope of activities of the Department for Education Quality Assurance includes the development of strategies for creating fields of study at faculties in cooperation with the deans of faculties, as well as participation in creating and monitoring of curricula for degree programmes and post-graduate programmes, including their compliance with the applicable law.
The Department for Education Quality Assurance supports the work of the University’s Educational Quality Committee and monitors the performance of tasks of faculty education quality committees, as well as analyses and verifies its reports. Department cooperates with university units in the field of activities related to ensuring the quality of education: it participates in preparing self-evaluation reports, analyses results of student surveys, records plans of teaching course visitations and collective results of visitations, analyses opinions of employers on students and graduates, formulates conclusions concerning the quality of education at the University and promotes “good didactics” systems.
The Department for Education Quality Assurance develops documentation concerning the quality of education and prepares University’s legal acts in the scope necessary to ensure proper functioning of the educational quality system.
The scope of action of the Department for Education Quality Assurance also includes administrative service of post-graduate studies and courses, including keeping a register of participants and a register of documents confirming their completion, collecting, verifying and submitting to the Vice-Rector for Education documentation related to the establishment, closure and functioning of post-graduate studies and courses, as well as providing support and advice in this area.
Head of the Department: Joanna Krętowska, PhD. Eng. – room 225
+48 85 746-90-16, j.kretowska [at] pb.edu.pl
M.Sc. Monika Bogacewicz – room 223
+48 85 746-92-91, m.bogacewicz [at] pb.edu.pl
M.Sc. Karolina Skoczylas – room 225
+48 85 746-90-16, k.skoczylas [at] pb.edu.pl
Aneta Wasilewska-Kacynel – room 223
+48 85 746-92-91, a.kacynel [at] pb.edu.pl