CTI’s internal quality assurance

CTI’s internal cartography was developed in 2008 and is still valid today. This cartography is composed of a general process diagram.

Since putting into place its internal quality system, CTI has been committed to deploying its internal quality assurance and to developing specific tools for the tracking and control of its assessment and accreditation process.

This system includes:
* Defining, assuring and enhancing the quality and integrity of CTI’s activities through steering committees and working groups which submit their proposals to be discussed and – where appropriate – voted during meetings of the Board and plenary assembly.
By-laws and charters which describe and guarantee the appropriate professional and ethical behaviour of CTI members, experts, observers, staff.
Training sessions for members and experts to ensure their appropriate ownership of CTI’s guidelines and processes and prepare their expected behaviour during evaluation procedures.
Internal and external feedback mechanisms, for instance through:
o satisfaction surveys filled in by HEIs, experts, members;
o meetings and working groups with stakeholders;
o an annual conference;
o transversal analysis and reports on CTI’s procedures; …
Communication and information on all activities, internally with members, experts and staff; externally with stakeholders, including the relevant ministries which publish a yearly joint decree listing all accreditation decisions
* Promote the academic and professional recognition of the engineering degree and support the institutions by:
o publishing the results of the accreditation procedures and information on the level and contents of the engineering degree;
o handing out certificates to graduates confirming the level and programme outcomes of the degree;
o having CTI’s standards and guidelines certified by CNEFOP (and thus qualifying accredited programmes for public funding for continuing education)
o signing agreements with foreign organisations;
o participating in European projects;
o organising and participating in national and international events;
o transversal analysis and reports on the engineering education and profession.