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Kosovo Accreditation Agency/ KAA

Selection Procedure and Criteria for Selecting Experts for the Review Teams of the KAA


Selection Procedure 

The Kosovo Accreditation Agency (KAA) selects and evaluates members of its expert panels.

An applicant institution may lodge an objection against the nomination of an expert if there are reasons to question his/her impartiality. In such a case the KAA must examine the objections and if necessary make a new nomination.

Experts declare in writing (under oath) that they will carry out their tasks to the best of their ability and knowledge according to the standards of their discipline and that there are no grounds on which their impartiality could be challenged. Experts are bound by professional confidentiality, i.e., they may not pass on any sensitive information gained during the review process to a third party.


Composition of the Review Team   

Depending on the size and disciplinary range of the institution, two to five experts, a member of the KAA office and a member of the NCQ will form the review team. The review team must meet the following competence criteria:

1.High scholarly qualifications and knowledge of university teaching activities in an appropriate discipline;

2.Discipline-related research and knowledge of university research activities;

3.Experience in quality management and quality assurance within the university;

4.Experience in working with university administrative and organizational structures and in knowledge management;

5.Teaching experience and experience with the development, implementation and evaluation of curricula;

6.Knowledge of the national university system and law.

Selection Criteria 

Generally, the selection of external experts is based on the following criteria:

1.Professors holding a chair with proven high scholarly reputation in their area of expertise/discipline;

2.Management experience in larger academic institutions;

3.Professional experience abroad and proven international experience;

4.Independence and impartiality (with no conflicts of interest);


If necessary, further experts from the professional field or with specific teaching qualifications (e.g., distance learning) may be consulted.     


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