Guidelines of Good Practice

One arm of INQAAHE’s Mission is to “develop and promote standards of professional practice in QA”. The professional practices that INQAAHE believes should be embedded in all quality agencies are set out in the Guidelines of Good Practice in Quality Assurance (commonly referred to as GGP).
The Guidelines of Good Practice are the work of quality assurance agencies from over 65 countries. These agencies are dedicated to ensuring  that higher education students throughout the whole world have access to high quality education. The Guidelines are designed to be used by all quality assurance agencies, whatever their stage of development may be.
The original Guidelines of Good Practice were published in 2003 and were revised in 2006. This revision reflects the experience of the institutions, programs, and reviewers who have used the 2003 version. It is intended to continue the INQAAHE process of permanent improvement. Comments on the Guidelines may be sent to the INQAAHE Secretariat at any time.
The Guidelines contain an introduction and four sections.
Section I: The EQAA: Accountability, Transparency and Resources
Section II: Institutions of Higher Education and the EQAA: Relationship, Standards and Internal Reviews
Section III: EQAA Review of Institutions: Evaluation, Decision and Appeals
Section IV: External Activities: Collaboration with Other Agencies and Transnational/Cross-Border Education