ERIC Number: ED357712
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr-16
Reference Count: N/A
The Measurement of Quality in Post-Secondary Education. International Working Conference Proceedings (3rd, London, England, April 15-16, 1992).
Council for National Academic Awards, London (England).; National Center on Postsecondary Teaching, Learning, and Assessment, University Park, PA.
The third in a series of international conferences on measuring quality in post-secondary education was held to design four proposed project briefs, to identify new areas of collaboration, to encourage participation in the current projects, and to promote continued dialogue and exchange on the projects. Each of four working groups addressed one of the following four projects: (1) international assessment of student learning in specific disciplines; (2) impact of quality assessment on higher education systems; (3) drop-out, retention and enrollment patterns of students; and (4) the role of peer review in evaluation and assessment. Working Group 1 suggested modifications to the project's design, determined the focus of the project as a comparison at the program level, and acknowledged the need for funding and the complexity of the work. Working Groups 2 and 3 outlined the purpose of their study, methods, and funding; and chose the participating countries. Working Group 4 planned a two stage project in which stage 1 will consist of an inventory of forms of peer review in operation in a substantial number of countries and stage 2 will investigate the legitimacy of peer review. New projects were proposed in a comparative study of graduate outcomes. Appendix 1 lists participants and their affiliation; further appendixes contain the reports from each of the working groups. (JB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for National Academic Awards, London (England).; National Center on Postsecondary Teaching, Learning, and Assessment, University Park, PA.
Note: For related documents, see HE 026 461-462.