Finnish Education Evaluation Centre (FINEEC) conducts an audit of the University of Lapland. A two-day audit visit at the University of Lapland is carried out 1-2 December 2021.
The audit is conducted by the following audit team selected by Higher Education Evaluation Committee
• Tapio Määttä, Academic Rector, University of Eastern Finland (chair of the audit team)
• Liisa Postareff, researcher, principal lecturer, Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK)
• Timo Lappi, CEO, The Finnish Hospitality Association MaRa
• Elisa Rauma, student, Aalto University.
The audit process has been started with benchlearning in spring 2020.
According to the principles of enhancement-led evaluation, the purpose
of benchlearning is to receive feedback on the own organization’s
activities and to learn from the good practices of another organization.
The benchlearning partner of the University of Lapland is University of
Helsinki and the benchlearning target is student feedback system.
After passing the audit, the higher education institution (HEI) will
receive an audit certificate and FINEEC’s quality label. The quality
label is valid for six years from the decision of the Higher Education
FINEEC’s 2018–2024 audit model for higher education institutions
assesses the functionality and effectiveness of the quality systems of
higher education institutions. The focus of the audit is on the
procedures used by the higher education institution to maintain and
enhance the quality of its activities.
The evaluation areas
1. HEI creates competence
2. HEI promotes impact and renewal
3. HEI enhances quality and well-being
4. HEI as a learning organization
The workgroups have been working on the self-assessment reports in
spring and autumn 2020. The quality management documentation has been
updated and quality handbooks will be replaced with one quality
management documentation. The self-assessment reports and the quality
management documentation can be found on a digital platform (qualitywiki
coming soon in English). You can already find laatuwiki in Finnish. The
websites are under construction and updating actively at the moment.
They will be ready in beginning of June