Accreditation

Wednesday, March 9, 2016, in the presence of numerous personalities from the academic world and representatives of the business environment, the President of the Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education, Prof. Iordan PETRESCU, Ph.D., handed over to the Rector of the Romanian-American University, Prof. Ovidiu FOLCUȚ, Ph.D., the Certificate attesting the award of the “High Confidence Degree”, for the period 2015 – 2020.

 

On Thursday, July 29, 2010, in the presence of numerous personalities from the academic world and representatives of the business environment, the President of the Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education, Prof. Ioan CURTU, Ph.D., handed over to the Rector of the Romanian-American University, Prof. Ovidiu FOLCUȚ, Ph.D., the Certificate attesting the awarding of the “High Confidence Degree”, for the period 2010 – 2015.

 

The policy of the Romanian-American University in the field of quality

The Romanian-American University is deeply engaged in the process of higher education reform, militating for the European integration of our country, for the creation of the European Higher Education Area and the European Research Area.

The Romanian-American University emphasizes quality as a characteristic of its institutional identity, respecting the following principles:

Vision – The Romanian-American University is oriented towards the knowledge-based society, in which the formation of competencies and abilities plays an essential role;

  1. Commitment – The faculties, schools and departments are responsible for the quality of the study, research and administrative programs provided. The University creates the appropriate institutional framework for its members to contribute to the fulfillment of the University’s Strategic Program;
  2. Control – The University promotes the efficient control of the education and research process, aiming at its optimization;
  3. Networking – The University maintains contact with high schools in Bucharest and in the country, through specific activities included in the Image Promotion Program. It also promotes the development of partnerships with universities in the country and abroad, with public institutions, research institutes, non-governmental organizations and the business environment.

Taking into account the National Strategy in the field of Higher Education, the Romanian-American University, by implementing the Quality Management System, aims to achieve the following:

  • To develop professional skills in the economic and legal field, as well as their continuous improvement;
  • To align the education and research process with European and international standards, through adequacy to the economic and social reality;
  • To promote the innovative spirit, free thinking, values ​​of human culture and civilization;
  • To defend the democratic university framework based on respect for fundamental human rights and freedoms in the rule of law.

The management of the University is committed for the quality policy to comply with the following requirements:

  • To be appropriate to the purpose and mission of the University;
  • To meet quality standards;
  • To ensure the appropriate institutional framework for setting quality objectives;
  • To be communicated, understood and applied by each member of the academic community;
  • To be constantly analyzed in order to improve and adapt it.

The University’s quality policy focuses on the continuous improvement of all activities, by encouraging the creative-innovative spirit and empowering each member of the academic community in carrying out its mission.

 

Quality Management System Documents

The Quality Management System (QMS) of the Romanian-American University, designed and implemented starting with the academic year 2005-2006, aims to comply with the provisions of the Emergency Ordinance on ensuring the quality of education no. 75/12 July 2005 and the application of the basic principles of quality management.

The management of the Romanian-American University approaches systemically and integrated the quality management, considering the University as a complex system whose subsystems are: faculties, departments, research centers, library, laboratories and administrative services.

Each faculty/department/section/service has a well-defined status and represents an entity within the quality management system, being characterized by functional connections with the other entities and systems. This approach allows the involvement of management at all levels in the implementation and continuous improvement of QMS by understanding the needs of direct and indirect beneficiaries and reflecting them in the quality of the educational offer.

The documents used for the definition and implementation of the Quality Management System (QMS) within the Romanian-American University, are structured on three main levels:

  1. Quality manual;
  2. QMS procedures, respectively:
  • General procedures;
  • Operational procedures.
  1. Supporting documents (forms, reports, working instructions).

Quality Manual (QM) – describes the quality system in accordance with the established quality policy, the objectives adopted and the applicable standards.

Quality system procedures (P.G. and P.O.) – describe the activities of the individual functional units needed to implement the elements of the quality system.

 

The general procedures (GP) represent the form of the basic documentation used for the implementation of the quality management system. They describe without going into technical details, the objectives and manner of carrying out the various activities that affect quality, as well as the responsibilities, authority and relations between the persons who coordinate, carry out, verify or analyze those activities.

Operational procedures (OP) – specify the objectives and expected results of the various activities affecting quality.

Supporting documents (SD) – represent detailed working documents (forms, reports, working instructions).

The records are obtained by filling in the forms included in the procedures and instructions and prove that the processes took place in a controlled manner.

QMS documents, in addition to their role of providing an organizational and methodological framework for actions, processes and interfaces between areas of activity, ensure:

  • coherence of the reference documentation with the measurement, analysis and improvement processes;
  • defining the acceptance criteria for all stages of the processes;
  • records of keeping quality records.