The University Chancellor's Office (UKÄ) is the authority charged with examining the quality of Swedish higher education. This is sometimes done through direct evaluations of selected programmes or themes, but mostly by systematically evaluating the universities own quality assurance systems and their functioning.
The vice-chancellor of the Lund University has elaborated the Policy and assignments regarding quality assurance and quality development of education at Lund University. It states that the university faculties are responsible for their quality assurance, which has three parts:
- program or institution evaluations with peer review,
- internal routines for quality assurance, as well as
- regular quality dialogues between faculty and university management.
Within the framework of the current review period, the programs of the Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts are externally evaluated as follows:
Internal procedures for quality assurance are many and varied:
- Plans of various kinds (strategic plans, action plans, programs and course syllabi) are important tools. Admission of students, follow-up of their study results and their examination are of course quality-based processes.
- Recruitment and competence development of teachers are central areas of quality assurance. Various learning support resources (library, study support, IT for example) are also important.
- An obvious part of quality assurance are all the processes of continuously following up the functioning and result of the programs.
The three perspectives presented by UKÄ for the review period 2017-2022, affect quality work in all areas above: student influence, working market and gender equality.
Faculty dialogues between faculty and university management take place each year. They contain general statements and discussions, but also have a thematic part. It should be noted that Lund University's core resource for quality assurance, the Quality and Evaluations Office as well as the Division for Higher Educational Development, are important supports for the faculty's own quality assurance.
The Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts has a Quality Assurance Coordinator for the coordination of the quality assurance of the three institutions of the faculty.