Webinar for future reviewers of ACPUA’s ALCAEUS Program

The Aragon Agency for Quality Assurance and Strategic foresight in Higher Education (ACPUA) is pleased to announce a training webinar for future reviewers of their new ALCAEUS Program.

This evaluation program certifies the level of commitment of faculties, schools, higher education institutions and research centers to Agenda 2030, measuring the effort made in the compliance with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the United Nations. A pilot evaluation only for accredited centers in Aragon (Spain) is going to be conducted during the academic year 2020-2021.
As of September 2021, the ALCAEUS Program will be offered to all institutions (Spanish or foreign) committed with sustainability and that incorporate the SDGs. Reviews are provided on a voluntary basis.

For more information about the ALCAEUS program and the pilot evaluation: http://acpua.aragon.es/en/acpua-certification-programme-2030-alcaeus.

Language: English

Date: Tuesday 15 December 2020, at 14:00 – 15:30 CET

Target group: according to the European Standards Guidelines (ESG 2.4. Peer-Review Experts), the panels that will participate in this evaluation will include different stakeholders. For this reason, this webinar is addressed to quality experts from the following fields:

  • Academic and research staff;
  • Professionals of the field of quality (quality technicians from universities, EQA agencies staff, professionals with experience in the field of quality, etc.);
  • SDG experts;
  • Students, learners and junior researches.

For more information about the ALCAEUS Programme, pilot evaluation and the aim and contents of the webinar, please contact acpua@aragon.es.

Registration is free of charge. Please take into account that the deadline for registrations is Friday 11 December, through the following link: https://forms.gle/hQLKVNohXpZfVHRU8.
The number of places is limited. A diploma will be issued upon request. For more practical information about this webinar, please contact Raquel Gadea: rgadea@aragon.es.

We encourage you to join this webinar, which seeks a new profile of experts in university quality with a background in the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development!

ALCAEUS program arises from the participation of ACPUA in the project Making connections between the Institutional Evaluation and the Sustainable Development Goals along with the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education of Andorra as its coordinator. During the 2017/2018 academic year, INQAAHE awarded one of its two Capacity Building Project grants, under the Funding Scheme,for the joint-development of this project. The project, which lasted one year (May 2018-2019), involved the main stakeholders in higher education and sustainability in Andorra and Aragon.

The main objective of Making connections between the Institutional Evaluation and the Sustainable Development Goals was to align quality assurance in higher education with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and to empower stakeholders in these university systems. Through participatory processes of joint reflection and diagnostic analysis, a Proposal for Indicators for the integration of SDG in institutional evaluation was developed and published in 2019.

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