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ERIC Number: EJ764299
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0729-4360
Taking It on Board: Quality Audit Findings for Higher Education Governance
Baird, Jeanette
Higher Education Research and Development, v26 n1 p101-115 Mar 2007
An examination of the reports of quality audits of Australian universities is used to identify quality assurance issues which emerge as more or less important for governing bodies and academic boards respectively. For governing bodies, many issues identified in audit reports reflect established good practice, such as a need to evaluate the governing body's own performance and for the governing body to be well informed about the institution. Audit findings in respect of academic boards, however, indicate a need for greater clarity about board roles, coupled with improved leadership and more attention to quality assurance of academic activities. It is suggested that governing bodies may need to pay greater attention to ensuring that academic boards are able to fulfil their important roles in academic quality assurance and leadership.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia