ERIC Number: EJ1080065
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Professionalism, Profession and Quality Assurance Practitioners in External Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education
Cheung, Jordan C. M.
Quality in Higher Education, v21 n2 p151-170 2015
This article seeks to spark a dialectic discussion on the establishment of a set of professional competencies for quality assurance practitioners who serve in external quality assurance agencies in higher education. Such a need is identified due to the shortage of relevant and sufficient coverage in the quality assurance literature. To substantiate the need, the concepts of professionalism and profession, and how these concepts are linked to the quality assurance in higher education sector, are carefully examined through a desk-top research study. References are drawn from the experiences in several other occupations. The result reveals that the development of the essential competencies for external quality assurance practitioners in higher education is valuable and essential and it will be useful for the practitioners to transform themselves into a profession in the long run.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Quality, Quality Assurance, Evaluators, Institutional Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Competence, Guidelines, Standards, Graduate Study, Program Evaluation, Program Descriptions, Professional Training
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong
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