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Quality Assurance

Baku Higher Oil School’s Quality Assurance Department is based around three main processes: Approval; Annual Monitoring; Periodic Review. These processes are used as a mechanism for assuring and maintaining the standard of the BHOS as well as the quality of the student learning experience.

The responsibility for monitoring and reviewing academic quality and standards resides mainly with the Heriot Watt University (UK) , though there are also management responsibilities to ensure that adequate resources are allocated. Staff-Student Committee is functioning under Quality Assurance Department and regularly conducting meetings to improve the quality of the studies at the School and encourage students to convey their concerns directly to the Staff members.

In conjunction with the academic departments QA has responsibility for policy development and operational matters associated with the quality and standards of the BHOS's research, learning and teaching, awards and student learning experience.

High standards: the minimum acceptable level of achievement that a student has to demonstrate to be eligible for an academic award. Threshold academic standards are set out in the national qualifications frameworks and subject benchmark statements.

Quality assurance: the systematic monitoring and evaluation of learning and teaching, and the processes that support them, to make sure that the standards of academic awards meet the Expectations set out in the QAA Quality Code, and that the quality of the student learning experience is being safeguarded and improved.

Quality enhancement: the process by which higher education providers systematically improve the quality of provision and the ways in which students' learning is supported. It is used as a technical term in our review processes.