26 November 2019 | EQAF Paper

Quality assurance within student representation in Croatia: breaking the barriers between academia and community

Pegi Pavletić (ESU)

In an everchanging world of student representation, Croatian students have noticed a need for change in the development, organisation and evaluation of the quality of their students` representatives and their work to assure its sustainability. Students are aware of the Universities` growth and there is an intrinsic motion to follow.

It is evident that Academia and society act exclusively sometimes, whereas barriers and resistance from the society to the scientific community may follow as a lack of understanding complicated topics. Students in Croatia feel that they have the role of mediating knowledge from academia to the community, thus helping the society to grow peripherally towards the centre of the scientific community and advancement. Quality assurance within student representation can contribute greatly in creating community-oriented programs to benefit both universities and local communities, by supporting students` projects within the focus area, recognition of  their obtained competences and changes within the curricula.

This paper was presented at EQAF and reflects the views of the named authors only.

ISSN: 1375-3797

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