How IEP works

All evaluations carried out by the Institutional Evaluation Programme (IEP) are guided by four key questions, which are based on a ‘fitness for (and of) purpose’ approach:

  • What is the institution trying to do? (Mission and objectives)
  • How is the institution trying to do it? (Policies and processes)
  • How does the institution know it works? (Monitoring and quality assurance)
  • How does the institution change in order to improve? (Capacity for change)

These simple but crucial questions provide a framework for a critical self-analysis during the self-evaluation phase and guide the evaluation team during their visits. They are important throughout all stages of the evaluation process, which usually takes one academic year.

Find out more through our webinars

In April 2018, IEP held a webinar to explore the impact that evaluations have had on participating institutions. The recording of the webinar is available here.

An earlier webinar, in 2017, explained in more detail the IEP philosophy and methodology. The recording is available here

We would like to emphasise especially the self-assessment process that led to a collective reflection and institutional learning, which helped to deepen the knowledge about the reality we have been building and consolidating over the past few years.

Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal, Portugal
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