The Accreditation process
The Self-assessment, Periodic evaluation and Accreditation (AVA) system, based on the Standards and guidelines for quality assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG), aims to improve the quality of teaching, research and innovation (so called “third mission”) activities carried out in universities and higher education schools through the application of a Quality Assurance system. The QA system consists of internal procedures of planning, management, self-assessment and improvement of training and scientific activities as well as of an external evaluation carried out in a transparent manner. After this process is concluded the Accreditation judgement is given (initial Accreditation or periodic Accreditation), by which it is certified that the University/higher education School is in possession of the Quality Requirements to operate.
In accordance with D. Lgs. no. 19/2012, D.M. no. 439/2013 and the Guidelines issued by ANVUR, the Ministry for Education, University and Research (MIUR), with a letter dated 08.05.2019, launched the initial accreditation process for the higher education Schools. The first phase of the process foresees the submission of the relative documentation on a dedicated portal (SUA_Scuole) in order to verify remotely the requirements for initial accreditation. The documents are then examined by the Commission of Experts for the Evaluation of Schools (CEVS) appointed by ANVUR. The second phase of the process foresees on-site visits, which normally last up to five days. During these visits, the Commission verifies the accuracy of the information previously submitted.