Formerly the EEAA

Annual Progress Report 2021-22

This Annual Progress Report is to be used by ECTE accredited institutions for annual reporting, for indicating changes and for requesting formal advice from the Accreditation Commission on prospected plans. This form is also used to report student numbers for invoicing purposes.

The form below is to be used for reporting of 2021-2022 and is due by 30 June, 2022.

Annual Progress Report (2021-22)

1. Accreditation summary

Indicate your accreditation status *
Institutions that only have institutional accreditation, leave this section blank.
Have there been changes in your legal status since last year?
Have you conducted legal investigation related to your formal status?
Do you consistently describe your formal status transparently in your publicity and formal documents?
Please self-evaluate your compliance to ECTE standard A.1.2 '‘Institutions… operate within national legal frameworks in their usage of academic terminologies and award nomenclatures. Institutions demonstrate understanding that ECTE accreditation does not serve national degree recognition purposes but is for the purposes of international comparability and quality assurance and development'
Please self-evaluate your compliance to ECTE standard B.2.1 – ‘Programmes that are not recognized by national authorities should ensure that the qualification nomenclature that is used is appropriate and not in breach of protected terminology.’
Please self-evaluate your compliance to ECTE standard B.5.1 – ‘The qualification resulting from a programme is clearly specified and communicated and indicates comparability to the correct level of the national qualifications framework for higher education and, consequently, to the Framework for Qualifications of the European Higher Education Area. If the qualification is not recognised by competent national authorities, this should be specified.’
The core wording is as follows: ‘(name of institution) has obtained institutional accreditation from the European Council for Theological Education (ECTE) as an alternative provider of higher education in (year) together with programme accreditation for the following programmes (name of accredited programmes, QF-EHEA level, and year of accreditation). ECTE accreditation of alternative providers indicates that the learning opportunities offered by (name of institution) are compliant with the European Standards and Guidelines for higher education and attests to the level of the learning opportunities according to the QF-EHEA. Further information can be found here (include link to the institution’s directory listing on the ECTE website.' (see Guidelines for Alternative Providers and Qualification Nomenclature)
If you are an alternative provider of higher education, please confirm that your use of qualification nomenclature is not in breach of local legislation about protected academic nomenclature.

2. Invoicing information

If you have accredited programmes that are not running or that have had no intake, please also include them. Also include candidate programmes if applicable. Institutions that only have institutional accreditation, write 0.
For this figure, count all actual students, without distinguishing whether they are full time, part time, etc.
If you have a substantial number of part-time students you may calculate the full-time-equivalent (FTE) for them by adding all ECTS-credits earned by part-time students and dividing this total amount by 60 (=1 year of full-time studies), then submitting the figure of FTE along with your head count. This figure will be used for your invoice.

3. Reporting

Please complete the three reporting sections below. Schools with more than one accredited programme/cycle of study must ensure that the information regarding the different programmes is distinguished in the reporting. Schools that have received an accreditation or review visit during the academic year prior to the August deadline are exempt from this section.
Please provide a narrative report addressing major changes since the previous report or on-site visit.
If your latest Review Report contained requirements that you have not yet responded to, your accreditation will be held as 'under review'. You should respond to requirements in direct correspondence with the Accreditation Director. Please summarise your response to any requirements here.
Please provide a narrative report of actions taken in response to recommendations in your last Review Report (this form was produced by the Visitation Evaluation Team during your most recent on-site visit and can be found here
Should you be planning or discussing major changes in your accredited programmes or the addition of new programmes or delivery modes, please write a narrative describing these plans. All significant institutional changes are to be reported to the ECTE within one month and major programme reforms are to be discussed with the Accreditation Director before implementation.

4. 2021 Addendum (1) - Character education

Every year, the APR features special areas of additional focus, usually corresponding with the thematic analysis that have been carried out during the year. In 2021 the ECTE conducted student satisfaction survey which revealed a discrepancy between student's expectations around character education (very low) and what happens in reality (quite high). Please help us understand this further and reflect on possible development.

2022 Addendum (2) - Using the Student Satisfaction Survey

In December 2021 you were sent the results of the ECTE Student Satisfaction Survey and invited to involve your institution to read and analyse the report at different levels within the institution (governance, faculty, students, etc). You can view these results again here Please share your reflections and any actions taken as a result.
How have you used this data to enhance your internal quality assurance (Standard A.5.4)?

2022 Addendum (3) - Student voice

In 2022, the ECTE is collecting data concerning student involvement in decision-making structures and student governance. Please briefly describe what is in place in your institution.


Please provide the name and email of you librarian (if different from last year) and your student representative.

5. Signature

GDPR Consent
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