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ERIC Number: EJ848593
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1011-3487
Do Institutional Audits Stifle the Academic Enterprise or Enhance Accountability?
Monnapula-Mapesela, M. L. E.; Moraka, T. S.
South African Journal of Higher Education, v22 n2 p375-390 2008
The birth of democracy in South Africa resulted in the mammoth task of transforming the higher education sector. Policies, structures, procedures and processes underwent a review that hoped to align the system with the needs of the wider population of the country. Among other strategies that are used for this process are quality assurance processes such as institutional audits. This article hopes to highlight the rationale and the benefits inherent in institutional audits as quality assurance mechanisms in South African higher education. It investigates the perceptions of academics of a specific part of the process; i.e. preparing for the implementation of audits, and further contests the idea that institutional audits in higher education stifle academic performance.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa