The University of Skövde is active in quality assurance procedures in university-wide management and governance processes. The purpose of the quality assurance procedures is to ensure and develop the quality of university-wide management and governance.
The quality assurance procedures in university-wide management and governance are described in the document Quality Assurance Procedures in University-Wide Management and Governance (PDF). It states that the quality assurance in university-wide management and governance, as well as other quality work at the University, is based on the improvement cycle.
Activities for quality assurance related to university-wide management and governance are those that, to a high degree, create a framework and provide conditions for operational work performed. Activities for quality development are made visible in the development plan and in the units' operational plans.
The purpose of the development plan is to determine the long-term ambitions for the University’s operations. The development plan includes a vision and goals which provide the direction in six-year cycles.
The purpose of the annual operational planning is to break down the development plan’s university-wide and long-term goals to a unit level. The operational plans state which prioritised activities the units are to perform to reach the goals, when the activities are to be performed, as well as the effects expected from the activities.
The annual budget process is closely integrated with the operational planning process. The budget process constitutes an important tool for setting resources for and prioritising the activities of the operational plan, based on the financial conditions.
Over the course of the year, three dialogue meetings are held. The purpose of the dialogue meetings is to follow up operations, exchange information, and check in on current issues with the respective units. At the meetings, there is
follow-up of the unit’s development in relation to the current operational plan.
The purpose of the annual quality report is to summarise, on an overarching level, quality assurance procedures and their results. The quality report is handed to the Board of Governors by the Vice-Chancellor once per year.
The purpose of the annual report is to perform annual follow-up towards national and local goals for the operation. The national goals are mainly found in the Higher Education Act and the public service agreements, while the local goals are stated in the University’s development plan. The annual report also includes financial follow-up towards the overall budget.
The purpose of the activity is to ensure students’ and doctoral students’ right to exercise influence on operational issues related to education. Views are collected in various ways, mainly through contact with the Student Union.