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ERIC Number: EJ1094113
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1443-2110
Academic Staff Views on External Quality Audit: Post Audit Evaluation in a Private Higher Education College
Shah, Mahsood; Nair, Chenicheri Sid; Stanford, Sue-Ann
Journal of Institutional Research, v16 n1 p91-99 Jul 2011
Governments in many countries have funded independent agencies to undertake quality audits of higher education institutions. Such agencies ensure that universities and other higher education providers have effective systems and processes to assure quality assurance in core and support areas. While external quality audits have been in place for a decade in Australia, there is limited research on academic staff views on external quality audit in universities and private higher education providers. This article outlines the views of 40 academic staff in a private higher education college who were directly involved in the external quality audit. A survey was undertaken immediately after the external quality audit to collect the views of academic staff on various aspects of the audit including; self-assessment, audit preparations strategy, communication and staff engagement, and the external quality audit process itself. The authors argue that external quality audit, if effectively managed, could be the driver for change and improvement in quality assurance in a small college.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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