Quality Systems and Review Procedures
The Department is obliged to perform and present an Annual Self-Evaluation Report assessing its facilities, infrastructure, students, graduates, tutors and generally all of its functions and achievements each year. Every 4 years, all annual self-evaluation reports are synthesized in one document, the “Internal Evaluation” report, which also includes all the strategies that need to be implemented within the next 4 years. This evaluation is sent to the Ministry of Education where a specialized committee for quality assurance in higher education (ΑΔΙΠ) evaluates it. This finally leads to the “External Evaluation” of the Department, by a board of 5 external evaluators who are usually highly experienced academics from abroad. With these evaluations information in detail about the Department is recorded, especially weak points are highlighted for further improvement. Our department is recently established (2003) and in view of being new, the “External Evaluation” is still under schedule.