FUTURE MONITORING AND SUPERVISION IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Anzor Muzaev, Head of the Federal Service for Supervision in Education and Science
Sergey Sinelnikov-Murylev, Rector of the Russian Foreign Trade Academy of the Ministry for the Economic Development of the Russian Federation
On July 31, 2020, the drafts of the main federal laws of the “road map” were signed for implementation of the “regulatory guillotine” mechanism, which determined the need to use risk-based regulation and quantitative risk indicators. Focusing on the new principles for implementation of control and supervisory activities, control and supervisory bodies, including the Federal Service for Supervision in Education and Science, within the framework of their competence, must formulate a new approach to inspections. Risk-based regulation in the field of higher education may imply not only categorizing objects by risk level, but also using an approach similar to testing scientific hypotheses and quantifying the likelihood of violations.
Issues for discussion:
• What are the shortcomings of the existing system of control and supervision in the field of higher education?
• How to reduce the burden on higher educational establishments associated with inspection activities?
• What is quality of education and how can it be measured in audits?
• What should one be guided by when deciding whether perform an inspection?
• What factors help to understand that a higher educational establishment’s activities need minimal control from the state?
• How to reduce subjectivity when monitoring universities?