A word from Fanette Charvier

Member of Parliament for the first constituency of the Doubs, member of the Hcéres Board from 2017 to 2019

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Fanette Charvier

I was designated to represent Parliament on the Hcéres board and paid particular attention to the quality assurance of the work carried out by the High Council. What stands out in my mind when I think of my term of office is the topical importance of the issues we were addressing, such as research ethics and its quantitative, but also qualitative evaluation. This is a constant concern and we need to raise awareness of it more broadly. There was also the fact that we could see the very real effects of the laws passed by parliament, such as the ruling on bachelor’s degrees derived from the law on “student guidance and success”, which challenged certain evaluation indicators, such as the proportion of students getting their bachelor’s degree in three years. Finally, I was able to appreciate the extent to which Hcéres has carved out its place as an international benchmark through the quality of its work, notably as a founder member of ERIEC1 and an ENQA board member.

Its skills are recognised today outside our national borders and its status as an AAI3 is something of a hindrance. By endowing Hcéres with legal personality and therefore with the status of an API4, it would then be able to engage more fully and more simply in its activities abroad, while also pursuing its evaluation missions at national level. Quite naturally, I have stood up for this request with the ministry and I am ready to defend such a change during the examination of the LPPR5 or in another form, if necessary.

European Research Infrastructure Evaluation Consortium
2 European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education
3 Independent Administrative Authority
4 Independent Public Authority
5 Multi-Annual Research Programming Law

Extract from 2019 Hcéres activity report
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