The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education of Andorra (AQUA) and the Aragon Agency for Quality Assurance and Strategic Foresight in Higher Education (ACPUA) have developed a Proposal of indicators to embed the Sustainable Development Goals into Institutional Quality Assessment.
The Proposal of indicators to embed the Sustainable Development Goals into Institutional Quality Assessment is a specific quality assurance tool that emerged through a participatory process with the major internal and external stakeholders of Andorra and Aragon and joint work between the board of experts and the participants (watch the video about the whole process).
The proposal presents an indicator framework to provide a valuable basis for advancing as well as assessing an institution’s contribution to the SDGs. The indicators are distributed in nine components that cover the whole institution: governance and strategy; leadership and partnerships; quality strategy and processes; training and guidance; resources and funding; programmes; the campus; students and employees and external quality assurance. Quality frameworks and processes have the potential to promote and support both deep and wide approaches to sustainability in higher education.
The proposal of indicators is part of the project Making Connections between the Institutional Evaluation and the Sustainable Development Goals: Empowering stakeholders for quality enhancement, which was one of the capacity-building projects 2017-18 that INQAAHE offered.