Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating (IAAR)

Membership Type: Full
Email: iaar@iaar.kz
Year in which Organisation/Agency commenced operations: 2011
Countries/regions/states of operation: Kazakhstan

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Title: Dr.
First Name: Alina
Surname: Zhumagulova
Job Title: Director
Phone: +7(7172) 76-85-59, +7 (7172) 76-85-60, +7(7172) 76-85-59
Fax: +7 (7172) 76-85-60
Email Id: zh-alina1982@mail.ru

Nominated Contact Person (if different from CEO)

Title: Dr.
First Name: Timur
Surname: Kanapyanov
Job Title: Manager of International Projects and Public Relations
Email Id: timur@iaar.kz

Organisation Details

Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating (IAAR)
Address: Republic of Kazakhstan, Nur-Sultan city, Baurzhan Momyshuly avenue 2, EP-4G
Kazakhstan
Website: www.iaar.agency

Additional Contacts

Criteria Requirements for Full Member

1 Criterion: Nature of the operations of the agency:
Measure: The agency is responsible for reviews at institutional or programme level of post-secondary
education institutions or post-secondary quality assurance agencies
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members
2 Criterion: Mission statement and objectives:
Measure: The agency has formulated a mission statement and objectives which are consistent with the nature of the agency
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members
3 Criterion: Agency staff, Numbers, Profile, Roles:
Measure: The profile of the staff is consistent with the Mission Statement
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members
4 Criterion: Profile of reviewers:
Measure: The profile of the reviewers is consistent with the Mission Statement
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members
5 Criterion: Independence:
Measure: The judgements and recommendations of the agency’s reports cannot be changed by third parties
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members
6 Criterion: Resources:
Measure: The agency has sufficient resources to run its operations in accordance with its mission statement and objectives
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members
7 Criterion: External quality assurance criteria and processes:
Measure: The description of the processes and criteria applied should be transparent and publicly available and normally include:
self evaluation, site visit, public report and follow-up measure
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members
8 Criterion: Quality assurance:
Measure: The description of the processes and criteria applied should be transparent and publicly available and normally include:
self evaluation, site visit, public report and follow-up measure
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members

Criteria Requirements for Institutional Member

Institutional Member Criteria:
Measure: Institutional Members are institutions of higher education in the region that are in good standing with the relevant quality assurance agency if one exists.
Proof of recognition as a Higher Education Institution: Applicable Only For Institutional Members
Proof of the organisation’s good standing with the local QA agency: Applicable Only For Institutional Members

Criteria Requirements for Associate Member

Associate Member Criteria:
Measure:Associate Members are organisations with a major interest and active involvement in evaluation, accreditation and quality assurance in higher education, but without the responsibility for assuring the quality of institutions, education programs, or external quality assurance agencies
Applicable Only For Associate Members

Criteria Requirements for Intermediate Member

1 Criterion: Nature of the operations of the agency:
Measure: The agency is responsible for reviews at institutional or programme level of post-secondary education institutions or post-secondary quality assurance agencies
Description: The IAAR is is a nonprofit organization which has a status of a legal body, created to improve the competitiveness of higher education institutions, also technical and professional organizations of the Republic of Kazakhstan on national and international levels by conducting the procedures of accreditation and academic rankings.

We are pleased to inform you that According to the Decree of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan from June 27, 2012 IAAR was accepted for inclusion to the National Register of Accreditation Bodies of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Certificate issued by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan confirms the right of the IAAR to participate in the national educational process.

Also we would like to inform you that the IAAR was created in 2011. And we are new agency and for now we are working on the accreditation and reviews of the HEIs in Kazakhstan. Due to the fact that we in the process of working we do not yet have documents such as annual reports and reviews, but let me assure you that when these documents will be ready, we will immediately provide you with the documents.
2 Criterion: Mission statement and objectives:
Measure: The agency has formulated a mission statement and objectives which are consistent with the nature of the agency
IAAR Strategic plan for 2012-2015
In brief

Vision
Developed culture of quality in higher education of Kazakhstan

Mission
Advancement of competitiveness of higher education institutions on national and international level through accreditation and academic ranking

Goals
â?¢ System of quality assurance
o Elaboration and regular revision of standards and criteria for institutional and specialized accreditation and ranking methodology
o Elaboration of instruments of quality assessment in higher education institutions
o Elaboration and enhancement of mechanisms ensuring objectivity in quality assessment in higher education institutions
â?¢ Organization of accreditation and ranking processes
â?¢ Transmission of objective quality assessment results in higher education to society and stakeholders
o Provision of information about the results of accreditation and ranking
o Information of society and education community through seminars, training, conferences about the results of accreditation and ranking activities and procedures of quality assurance
â?¢ Initiation of discussions about actual problems of quality assurance in education
o Organization of conferences aimed at discussing actual problems of quality assurance
o Preparation of publications in general and professional press concerning actual problems in quality assurance
â?¢ Comprehensive assistance to accredited institutions and programs of higher education institutions in further advancement of quality of education
o Support of accredited higher education institutions in their effort for acquiring international accreditation
o Developing a system of mutual consultations between the agency and higher education institutions

Measuring the effectiveness of goal attainment
â?¢ Feedback from higher education institutions used to enhance the standards and criteria of accreditation and methodology of ranking
â?¢ Increasing number of accredited institutions and programs coupled by the analysis of quality and satisfaction with accomplished accreditation processes
â?¢ External overview of activities of the Agency, for example by ENQA
3 Criterion: :
Proof of the organisation’s good standing with the local QA agency
According to the Decree of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan from June 27, 2012 IAAR was accepted for inclusion to the National Register of Accreditation Bodies of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Certificate issued by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan confirms the right of the IAAR to participate in the national educational process.

Criteria Requirements for Observer

Criterion For Observers:
Measure: APQN accepts as Observers organisations outside the Asia-Pacific region, including: external quality assurance agencies; institutions with a major interest in evaluation, accreditation and quality assurance in higher education; other regional networks that have major interests in and strong links with the region
Criteria Requirements for Observer: Applicable Only For Observers

Documentation and Fees

Additional Information: I will be emailing and posting additional supporting information
Upon approval of my application I agree to pay:
  • $500 (Initial Joining Fee: Full Member, Intermediate Member, Associate Member)
  • $300 Member Fee: Full Member, Intermediate Member (if not INQAAHE Member)
I will be applying for support for: None

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