ERIC Number: EJ887423
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
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Twenty Years of Quality Assurance in Higher Education: What's Happened and What's Different?
Quality in Higher Education, v16 n2 p173-175 Jul 2010
Twenty years ago, the federal government in the US first required institutional accrediting organisations, America's principal mechanism for quality assurance in higher education, to review institutional practices with respect to the assessment of student learning outcomes. Much that affects quality assurance has changed in the ensuing two decades including a steadily increasing focus on undergraduate teaching and learning in the academy generally, transformed modalities for instructional delivery, and the fact that higher education quality assurance has become trans-national. Impacts of these changes on quality assurance have rendered the process more intentional, more focused on undergraduate teaching and learning, and far more transparent. But the goal of providing adequate evidence of student learning remains elusive.
Descriptors: Quality Control, Educational Development, Educational Indicators, Educational Practices, Institutional Evaluation, Instructional Improvement, College Outcomes Assessment, Self Evaluation (Groups), Educational Change, Performance Factors
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A