The implementation of the mission of the Christian Theological Academy in Warsaw, as a modern academy of an ecumenical character, educating at a higher level, requires giving the appropriate rank of quality of education and creating mechanisms for its continuous monitoring and improvement. Ensuring high-quality education is a fundamental duty of the Academy to carry out its statutory activities and at the same time a necessary condition for maintaining a significant place in the Polish and European higher education system. The quality assurance system should take into account the autonomy and specificity of the different organizational units and should take into account their good practices in ensuring the quality of teaching and scientific work.
The objectives of the „Quality Assurance System of Education” at the Christian Theological Academy in Warsaw are:
- Raising the self-awareness of the academic community about the strengths and weaknesses of the education process at the Christian Theological Academy in Warsaw,
- Improvement of the programs of studies and study plans and forms, methods and didactic means in order to prepare graduates well for the requirements of the changing labor market and socio-cultural changes,
- Stimulating the development of modern didactic infrastructure,
- Promoting innovation in the educational process,
- Raising the level of didactic activity in the assessment of academic teachers,
- Creating incentives to improve the teaching skills of academic teachers,
- Increasing the impact of students and doctoral students on the quality of education,
- Improving the quality of information concerning the didactic offer and the course of studies at the Academy.
The objectives of the system should be achieved via realization of the following functions:
- monitoring the formal and legal side of the teaching process,
- periodic review and update of programs of studies and study plans,
- setting procedures for regulations concerning the teaching process,
- assessment of the level of substantive and methodical conduct of teaching classes by academic teachers,
- periodic evaluation of the course of the teaching process,
- comparative analysis of the teaching process at the Academy and at national and foreign universities,
Monitoring the formal and legal side of the teaching process consists of systematic analysis and assessment: compliance of study plans and programs of studies with the applicable education standards, compliance of personnel requirements for conducting studies at a given field and level of education, compliance of the documentation of the teaching process with the applicable regulations.
Periodic review and update of programs of studies and study plans include: annual review of education programs and plans, preparation of proposals for updating programs and plans, opinion on proposals for updating programs and plans by the student self-government and external stakeholders, adoption of updated programs and plans.
The setting of procedures for regulating the teaching process concerns: differentiation of forms of implementation of subjects in programs of studies, requirements concerning qualifications of the teaching staff, numbers of student and doctoral groups in lectures, audit exercises and seminars, number of exams in the semester, number of diploma works conducted by one supervisor, proportions in the education programs of mandatory and optional content, the number of students per teacher securing the course of study.
The setting of documentation that regulates the teaching process includes: annual review of documentation concerning the teaching process, preparation of proposals for amendments to procedures and documentation, approval of proposals for amendments to procedures and documentation.
The assessment of the quality of classesled by academic teachers include: class observation, methodological meetings of teaching teams conducted in Departments and Workshops, conducting research of students’ and doctoral students’ opinions on teaching classes conducted by academic teachers, conducting research of teachers’ opinions on the effects of education achieved in earlier stages of education in the scope of substantive preparation of students and analysis of the results of class observation.
- Prof. Stefan T. Kwiatkowski – Head of the Team
- Prof. Agnieszka Piejka
- Izabela Kochan, PhD
- Joanna Lewczuk, PhD
- Jarosław Zabrocki, MA
- Students’ representative
- Prof. Agnieszka Piejka – Head of the Team
- ElżbietaAleksiejuk, PhD
- RafałBodarski, PhD
- Katarzyna Dmitruk-Sierocińska, PhD
- Izabela Kochan, PhD
- Joanna Kluczyńska, PhD
1. Developing and verifying the education effects for the majors offered in the Faculty of Social Sciences of ChAT
2. Cooperation with external stakeholders within the framework of the consultation of education programs in terms of employers’ expectations.
The team should invite other academic teachers and external stakeholders to cooperateon specific program issues, if necessary,