CTI’s information and communication has been developed significantly thanks to the lead of the Quality and Communication Steering Committee.
The CTI internet site is constantly updated and contains all relevant documentation on quality assurance, CTI activities and the engineering degree. A FAQ section allows the stakeholders and general public, especially prospective students and their families, to gather information on accreditation issues. A “contact” form enables the public to ask specific questions on any issue linked to engineering and/or quality assurance.
All accreditation decisions/recommendations are published on the CTI internet site. The awarded EUR-ACE® labels are also published in the ENAEE database and CeQuInt labels in the ECA database.
In 2010, CTI developed its own internal information system that evolves constantly. It enables CTI members, experts, registrars and permanent staff to have access to the files and all relevant documents regarding a review procedure.
Since 2014, CTI publishes a monthly newsletter which may boast with 2000 subscribers (compared to 201 concerned HEIs). It enables CTI members, experts, stakeholders, media, general public to get information about the Commission’s ongoing activities and major evolutions. The newsletter also represents an efficient way to spread analytical documents on the engineering profession and training and on quality assurance issues in higher education. It also includes announcements of events and articles by French and international partners and stakeholders.
Every year in February, CTI launches the upcoming campaign during its annual conference. It is not only attended by representatives from the HEIs which participate in the campaign, but also by many other HEIs and stakeholders who wish to update their information on CTI’s standards and guidelines, procedures and evolutions. It has become an exchange platform for engineering higher education, with up to 400 attendees in 2018, including foreign participants. CTI members play an active part in the organisation of the conference and the experts are invited to participate as part of their training.
Traditionally, the one-day conference is preceded by an afternoon workshop on international issues.
CTI representatives participated in the working group in charge of the revision of the EUR-ACE® Framework standards and guidelines (EAFSG). CTI also contributed actively in the translation of the ESG and the EAFSG into French, in the framework of the network of quality assurance agencies from French speaking countries, FrAQ-Sup. This furthered a better awareness and understanding of the ESG and EAFSG amongst members, experts and stakeholders who are not native English speakers.
And last but not least, CTI representatives participate on a regular basis in national and international conferences and workshops, often as speakers and with publications and communications (link to list here).
Many of the above mentioned information and communication tools are used to disseminate reports and documents of thematic analysis (link to R&O, Livre 4)