INQAAHE Forum 2022
Sustainable Quality Assurance: Optimizing Synergies between Artificial and Human Intelligence
June 6, 2022 at 13:00 Mexico City time
Higher education institutions award qualifications that are used for variety of purposes – to continue studies in country or abroad, enter the labor market, access a regulated profession, to name the most common ones. Acceptance of these qualifications depend upon primarily on issuing institutions themselves, alongside with quality assurance bodies and recognition authorities. There are other players in the field as well, such as associations of stakeholders and international organisations. The session will explore who should do what and when in order to facilitate recognition for the common good.
Aurelija Valeikiene works as Deputy Director at the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education (SKVC), Lithuania since 2004. Her areas of expertise include external quality assurance of higher education, academic recognition of foreign qualifications, and internationalisation.
Currently is member of European Commission‘s expert group on micro-credentials. In 2013-2014 served as member of ENQA (European Network of Quality Assurance Agencies) Board, from that time onwards contributed to a number of ENQA working groups, currently serves on the Agency Review Committee which provides internal quality assurance for external reviews of quality assurance agencies in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) coordinated by ENQA. Is ENQA expert for external quality assurance agency reviews and contributes as a trainer of reviewers.
Served as Honorary Treasury (2006-2007), then was elected President of the Network of Central and East European Accreditation in Higher Education Agencies (CEENQA) in 2010-2011. In 2012-2015 was Lithuanian delegate to the pan-European working group on structural reforms (encompassing such themes as quality assurance, qualification frameworks, recognition of qualifications, transparency instruments) at the Bologna Secretariat. In 2015-2018 served in the Advisory Group to support Belarus in the roadmap to EHEA under the Bologna Process Follow-up Group. Currently is involved in the Bologna Process peer support group on academic recognition (including automatic recognition of qualifications) and micro-credentials.
Has worked as an expert locally and internationally on various projects and was speaker in events, upon invitations from the Council of Europe, the World Bank, European Commission, European Training Foundation, Europe-Asia Foundation etc. On work or expertise-related missions has visited 41 country in Europe, North America, Middle East, and Asia.
Aurelija Valeikienė graduated from Vilnius University (Lithuania) with Bachelor of Philosophy and obtained Master of Science degree in management of non-profit organizations from New York University (USA).