ERIC Number: EJ1102707
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
External Quality Assurance in Higher Education: How Can It Address Corruption and Other Malpractices?
Quality in Higher Education, v22 n1 p49-63 2016
Corruption and malpractices in higher education are today a major concern in nearly all higher education systems worldwide. It is a multifaceted phenomenon and has become particularly visible in the academic domain. This paper represents an exploration of the possible role that quality assurance can play in addressing corruption and malpractices. First, it briefly studies the factors that enhance the risk of corruption and malpractice in higher education. Second, it examines how quality assurance systems can potentially identify and prevent corruption in higher education. Third, it discusses organisational options that prevent corruption in the quality assurance procedure itself. In other words, how the quality assurance procedure should be built in order to lower the risk of becoming itself the object of unethical behaviour and corruption.
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Educational Quality, Higher Education, Cheating, Deception, Educational Malpractice, Ethics, Accountability, Educational Practices, Educational Policy, Prevention, Risk Management, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; South Africa; United Kingdom; United States
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