Audit of Police University College 2023
FINEEC conducts an audit of Police University College. A two-day audit visit at Police University College will be carried out 8-9 November 2023. The audit report is to be published in March 2024 on FINEEC’s digital audit platform.
The audit is conducted by the following audit team:
- Rector Vesa Taatila, Turku University of Applied Sciences (chair)
- Vice-rector Katri Ojasalo, Laurea University of Applied Sciences
- Senior Customs Officer/Special Advisor Riitta Paalanen, Finnish Customs
- Student Samuli Kaikkonen, South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (XAMK).
The purpose of the audit is
- to evaluate whether the quality work in the HEI meets the European quality assurance standards,
- to assess whether the quality system produces relevant information for the implementation of the strategy and the continuous development of the HEI’s activities, and whether it results in effective enhancement activities,
- to encourage internationalisation, experimenting and a creative atmosphere at HEIs, and
- to accumulate open and transparent information on quality work at Finnish HEIs.
The focus of the audit is on the procedures used by the HEI to maintain and enhance the quality of its activities.
The FINEEC audits cover all the core duties of the HEI, that is, education, research /RDI and societal engagement. The strategic development of HEIs is supported in the audit by offering HEIs the possibility to select one of the evaluation areas. Police University College has chosen Proactive monitoring of the operational environment as one of the evaluation areas.
Benchlearning is one of the methods applied in the audits. The benchlearning partner is Häme University of Applied Sciences and the benchlearning target is Co-teaching.
The enhancement-led approach is applied in the audits. The goal of enhancement-led evaluation is to involve staff, students and stakeholders of a higher education institution (HEI) in recognising strengths, good practices and enhancement areas in the HEI’s activities. The aim is also to support HEIs in achieving their own objectives, thus creating a premise for the continuous development of HEIs.