The IEP process does not end with the final report. The true benefits of an evaluation come afterwards, as the university community examines the findings of the evaluation team and addresses their recommendations.
To further support institutions in their strategic change, IEP gives evaluated institutions the option of registering for a follow-up evaluation one to three years after the initial evaluation. Follow-up evaluations aim to identify the impact that the initial evaluation has had on the institution’s development, investigate the experiences gained from changes implemented after the initial evaluation and give further impetus for change.
A follow-up evaluation consists of a self-evaluation by the institution, one site visit by the evaluation team and the final report by the evaluation team. The evaluation team normally consists of two members who participated in the original evaluation and two new members. More information and a detailed description of the follow-up process can be found in the Guidelines for follow-up evaluations.