ERIC Number: EJ1023582
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
Quality Assurance as a Policy Instrument: What's Ahead?
Quality in Higher Education, v19 n2 p248-257 2013
This article considers the overall success of the quality movement in the context of questions about the political status and role of quality assurance agencies. These agencies have gained a significant degree of legitimacy and respect among major stakeholders but the political reality is that their long-term sustainability depends on whether policy makers remain committed to quality assurance as an oversight mechanism for higher education. Agencies can address this vulnerability and continue to serve the public interest by drawing on their current strengths, including effective operations and networks for international collaboration.
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Agencies, Public Officials, Sustainability, Government Role, Educational Research
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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