The IEAQA carries out the evaluation missions entrusted to it by law in accordance with the national regulations for higher education and research. It applies the standards & standards of quality assurance in force.
The results of the evaluations will be made available to the evaluated and made public with the aim of improving the quality of higher education and research.
The purpose of this charter is to put in place guidelines that apply to the implementation of evaluations.
The performance & effectiveness of the evaluation:
The requirement of competence
The IEAQA chooses the evaluators & experts on the basis of their competence following a selection, in adequacy with the evaluation missions entrusted to them.
The requirement of professionalism
The IEAQA ensures the consistency, effectiveness, reliability of the procedures and the results of evaluations.
It sets up permanent self-assessment mechanisms and a plan for continuous improvement of its practices.
The requirement for periodic evaluation
Periodic evaluation of institutions enables regular measurement of strengths and weaknesses in quality and the adoption of appropriate policies to be implemented by the competent authorities.
The impartiality of the evaluation:
IEAQA, as an autonomous administrative authority, has the obligation to carry out impartial assessments.
The requirement of non-discrimination
The IEAQA strives to ensure equal treatment for each entity evaluated. It ensures that the team of expert evaluators & experts performs an unbiased, objective and independent evaluation.
The requirement of independence
The IEAQA conducts evaluations independently of any influence of any kind.
It takes all the necessary steps to prevent conflicts of interest at the various stages of the evaluation process. If, despite the precautions taken, a conflict of interest is established, the necessary corrective measures will be implemented.
The requirement of the integrity of the experts
The assessments of the evaluators & experts must be based exclusively on an objective analysis of the information gathered without any advice or proposals. They undertake to have no contact, personally and for the duration of the mission, with the entity evaluated.
Communication, transparency and confidentiality
The requirement of transparency and advertising
The evaluated institutions have the right to be informed of the evaluation procedures.
The IEAQA undertakes to bring to their attention the various information relating to the conditions of the conduct of the evaluation, the composition of the team of evaluators & experts and the reports.
Evaluation reports are submitted for comment to the entities assessed and their supervisory authorities.
Reports and observations are subsequently made public.
The requirement of confidentiality
The staff of the IEAQA and the evaluators engaged in the evaluation process are bound by professional secrecy and a strict obligation of discretion, for the information they have been aware of and the work done during their mission. They further undertake not to exploit them personally.