The Higher Education Quality Board was established within the scope of the Higher Education Quality Assurance Regulation, which was published in the Official Gazette dated July 23, 2015 and numbered 29423. There are representatives of YÖK Representatives, UIC Representatives, related Ministries and other institutions in this board.
The duties of the Higher Education Quality Board are:
a) To define the national policy and strategy of quality assurance and accreditation in higher education and submit it to the approval of the General Assembly,
b) To support the establishment of internal quality assurance systems in higher education institutions and to guide higher education institutions in this respect,
c) To conduct training, meetings, workshops and similar activities for the development and dissemination of quality cultures,
d) To follow the studies related to the quality assurance systems of higher education at national and international levels, to carry out joint studies at national and international level,
e) To present the principles to be applied in external evaluation and accreditation to the approval of the General Assembly by determining quality indicators and rules,
f) Informing the higher education institutions about the external quality assessments approved by the General Assembly and the procedures to be applied in accreditation and publishing them,
g) Evaluating the external evaluation reports after the self-evaluation and external evaluation process that the higher education institutions have prepared and presenting the final report to the General Assembly so as to include the recommendations on quality improvements,
h) To request from the General Assembly to make external evaluations of higher education institutions that do not take the external evaluation, which should be done at most once every five years, even though the period has elapsed, to be collected from the relevant higher education institution,
i) Offering to the General Assembly at the end of each year the external quality assessments, problems encountered and quality improvement process carried out throughout the year for higher education institutions,
j) To give an opinion to the General Assembly by evaluating the registration applications of the private legal entities applying to the Higher Education Council for registration in the framework of determined principles and rules in order to operate in the external quality evaluation and accreditation fields, to follow the activities of these institutions and to obtain information when necessary, propose to the General Assembly for cancellation,
k) To represent the Board in the presence of international organizations on quality assurance in higher education,
l) To share the reports and opinions submitted to the General Assembly in accordance with subparagraphs (d), (f), (h), (i) and (j)
m) To fulfill other duties given by the Higher Education Council for the purpose and scope of this Regulation.