ERIC Number: ED443302
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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Defining and Assessing Quality.
Fincher, Cameron, Ed.
The seven papers in this monograph focus on defining and assessing quality. The paper are: (1) "Reflections on Design Ideals" (E. Grady Bogue), which addresses some "governing ideals" of collegiate quality; (2) "Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Investment and Quality in Higher Education" (Sven Groennings), which sees the competitive quality of educational performance as the "rock," and the deteriorating financial situation as the "hard place"; (3) "Barriers to Quality" (Manning M. Pattillo, Jr.), which charges that admission standards of many institutions are not conducive to raising educational standards in a competitive environment; (4) "Assessing Quality in Academic Programs" (Libby V. Morris), which argues that improving the quality of academic programs requires reinstatement of the importance of general education, reexamining the relationship of professional competence and societal expectations, and distinguishing between program quality and faculty quality; (5) "Quality on Two Fronts: Undergraduate Education for the Future" (Susan H. Frost and Ronald D. Simpson), which finds many positive changes taking place in American colleges and universities; (6) "After Quality, What Else?" (Alton Taylor), which raises the question of what else is needed after we have defined, assessed and obtained quality; and (7) "Quality and Diversity: The Mystique of Process" (Cameron Fincher), which raises questions about the conflicting purposes of quality and diversity. (Most papers contain references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accountability, Diversity (Student), Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Institutional Evaluation, Investment, Quality Control, Total Quality Management
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Inst. of Higher Education.